Important Recent Research on PAIN

Key studies to date on PAIN, beginning with the 2012 Big Daddy meta-analysis involving nearly 18,000 patients which clearly shows that acupuncture is beyond reproach – clearly effective beyond placebo –  for treating 4 chronic pain conditions: back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic headache, and shoulder pain, and whose “results were robust to a variety of sensitivity analyses, including those related to publication bias.”  “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.”

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22965186 

NCCAM article @ above meta-analysis: http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/091012

Needle acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee. A systematic review and updated meta-analysis:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22588814

Acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to pharmacological treatment in patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee: a 3-armed, randomized, placebo-controlled trial:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22727499

Acupuncture for Shoulder Pain After Stroke: A Systematic Review: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2011.0457

Is acupuncture effective in treating chronic pain after spinal cord injury?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11689979?dopt=Abstract

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