A nationally recognized study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a leading medical journal, provides the most rigorous evidence to date showing the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating patients suffering from chronic pain. Researchers reviewed 29 high quality, randomized controlled trials involving almost 18,000 people and investigated the role of acupuncture in the treatment of neck and back pain, osteoarthritis and shoulder pain, and chronic headaches.
Researchers found a statistically significant difference between patients receiving acupuncture and those receiving control treatments. This study provides some of the most robust evidence to date showing the benefits of acupuncture. Treatment with acupuncture represents a reasonable treatment option for individuals suffering from chronic pain.