TITLE

The best or just bunk?

PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Marketing Health Services;Winter2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that German researchers have found that acupuncture is more effective at alleviating chronic lower-back pain than other treatments used in the U.S., from physical therapy to pain medications. The study was funded by German health insurance companies and published in the "Archives of Internal Medicine." The author reports that more than 1,100 patients were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture, fake acupuncture, or conventional therapy. Six months later, they answered questions about the efficacy of the treatment. 47% of patients who received acupuncture reported alleviated levels of pain relief for months.
ACCESSION #
28090026

 

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