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New! Clinical Study Proves Acupuncture Works

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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Research Highlights:
  • A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.
  • Financed by the National Institutes of Health and carried out over about half a decade, the new research was a detailed analysis of earlier research that involved data on nearly 18,000 patients.
  • The researchers, who published their results in Archives of Internal Medicine, found that acupuncture outperformed standard care when used by people suffering from osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.
  • “We think there’s firm evidence supporting acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain.” - Dr. Andrew J. Vickers, attending research methodologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York 
  • ...in the case of acupuncture, he wrote, the new study provides “robust evidence” that it provides “modest benefits over usual care for patients with diverse sources of chronic pain.” - Dr. Andrew L. Avins, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente who focuses on musculoskeletal pain and preventive medicine

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