Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Research

Article: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis

“Patients receiving acupuncture had less pain for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache respectively. These results were robust to a variety of sensitivity analyses, including those related to publication bias.

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo.”

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