Struggling With Chronic Pain? — Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic

Results of a study that show acupuncture providing some relief from chronic pain.  Quote:

The authors conclude acupuncture was found to be “superior to both no acupuncture control and sham acupuncture for the treatment of chronic pain.” ….

Three thousand years ago, ancient Chinese physicians did not have modern scientific equipment to assess changes in the body after acupuncture treatments. Now, we have the tools to determine how acupuncture works. There is a growing body of evidence illustrating the means in which acupuncture influences the body, especially the nervous system. For example, with pain, imaging studies show acupuncture promotes the brain to release chemicals like endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain-relieving chemicals. 

This study offers further data to support acupuncture’s relevance in clinical practice, especially in the treatment of chronic pain. When all of the hype surrounding this study dies down, I hope this message remains loud and clear for people with chronic pain: acupuncture is an additional, viable treatment option.

Struggling With Chronic Pain? — Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic.

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