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Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A meta-analysis published in the Journal of Pain has concluded that acupuncture is effective for a number of chronic pain conditions.
  • Results indicated that the effects of acupuncture were persistent over time, and that the benefits could not be explained away by the placebo effect.
  • Family physicians may not feel comfortable prescribing these treatments without receiving guidance and training in the benefits, harms and indications.

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180521acupuncture.html

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