Does acupuncture really work?



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    There have been several studies examining the efficacy of acupuncture and the results have been mixed because of complexities in design study and size, so a consensus has not been reached.

    An NCCAM-funded study recently showed that acupuncture does provide pain relief, improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee, and serves as an effective complement to standard care.

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    This article ( describes a study by British scientists that did show proof that acupuncture works, separating the benefit out from a placebo effect.

    Another study showed that patients undergoing acupuncture experienced a 44% decrease in pain and 40% improvement in mobility.

    A study by George Lewith found “that in a group of 124 patients aged 18 to 80 those given acupuncture over 12 weeks reported a 72 per cent drop in neck pain, while those given sham treatment reported a 60 per cent reduction.”

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