JAMA Research Shows that Acupuncture is Effective for Chronic Pain

161939_109142995817040_3670504_nA very large study from JAMA Internal Medicine in 2012 showed that acupuncture is effective in treating back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache, and shoulder pain.  This literature review contained  29 randomized clinical control trials and consisted of over 17,000 subjects.

Patients who received acupuncture had less pain, much less than the group who had fake needling or the no treatment group.

The authors concluded:  “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.”

Click the link below to read the study for yourself:

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1357513

At our office we routinely obtain a 50-80% decrease in pain on every visit in patients whose cases are indicated for acupuncture.  If you’re having pain, give our office a call to schedule an appointment.  Our contact information is below.  Don’t suffer any longer.

 

SWANSEA ACUPUNCTURE
Eric Waltemate, DC, LAc (IN)
14 Park Place Suite A
SWANSEA, IL 62226
618.207.4445

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