Studies

Reducing Back Pain

Growing evidence suggests acupuncture can be beneficial for reducing lower back pain. A recent study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, found that a seven-week course of acupuncture helped many patients ease the pain of chronic lower back pain. The study is published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=210231

 

Treating Arthritis

Several recent studies show osteoarthritis symptoms can be relieved with acupuncture. One Scandinavian study reported that 25% of patients canceled their plans for knee surgery after acupuncture.

http://nccam.nih.gov/news/2004/acu-osteo/pressrelease.htm

 

Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been studied for a wide range of pain conditions, such as post-operative dental pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, low-back pain, menstrual cramps, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis and tennis elbow.

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/acupuncture-for-pain.htm