acupuncture

Non-drug therapies for low back pain

Study | Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline. Published | Annals of Internal Medicine, April 4 2017. Study purpose | A systematic review of...

Acupuncture aids chronic pain, depression

The University of York (UK) Researchers found acupuncture to be an cost-effective and standard medical care for treating chronic pain and depression. Trials included approximately 18,000 subjects. The research report was published in the...

Acupuncture in the Emergency Room

There are many conditions where acupuncture has demonstrated value in providing pain relief.  In a trial of 300 patients comparing acupuncture and morphine for acute onset moderate to severe pain, acupuncture provided more effective...

Acupuncture and mastectomy recovery study

A single study may offer hope for better mastectomy recovery outcomes. This single study at Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, summarized their findings as: “Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Northwestern...

Is surgery the only option?

In the August 3, 2016 “The Upshot” column in The New York Times, author Gina Kolata reports on the rationale behind common surgeries, from meniscus to spinal fusion to vertebroplasty. When compared to drug...