The best or just bunk?

December 2007
Marketing Health Services;Winter2007, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p5
Academic Journal
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.


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