Update on acupuncture for chronic pain
September 18, 2018 | Evidence in Integrative Healthcare
In the May 2018 issue of the Journal of Pain, an update of a 2012 review article on acupuncture for chronic pain from the Archives of Internal Medicine provides the following highlights:
- Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal, headache, and osteoarthritis pain
- Treatment effects persist over time and cannot be explained solely in terms of placebo effects
The evidence supports the conclusion that a course of acupuncture is a reasonable option for patients with chronic pain.