- Anna Lunaria, L.Ac.
NIH study concludes: Acupuncture is effective non-drug approach for back pain and knee pain!
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has released the results of their review study: acupuncture is highly effective for back pain and knee pain! Researchers reviewed over 105 U.S. based randomized controlled trials done over the last 50 years for many painful conditions. The finding were recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings (https://nccih.nih.gov/news/press/pain_review)
This should prompt all medical doctors to refer patients find non-drug solutions to pain, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, tai chi, relaxation therapy and many of the other Complementary or Integrative health approaches. (http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30317-2/fulltext) When you’re in pain, come get acupuncture! Please refer your friends!