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Commonly used treatments for chronic pain can do more harm than good. Acupuncture is an option for chronic primary pain.


UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline for chronic pain management:
Commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and can do more harm than good. Acupuncture is recommended as an option for chronic primary pain.

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Acupuncture reduces low back pain and knee pain in the elderly

The research provides evidence to support the use acupuncture for chronic low back pain and knee pain in the elderly.

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Acupuncture reduces pain intensity and bothersomeness of low back pain

Acupuncture was found to reduce pain intensith and bothersomeness in patients with low back pain.

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Acupuncture shows stronger and quicker pain relieving effect than morphine in emergency patients with renal colic

In a clinical trial comparing pain relieving effects of acupuncture and morphine for emergency patients with renal colic, acupuncture was found to have stronger and quicker pain relieving effect than morphine.

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Acupuncture relieves menstrual pain

Australian and New Zealand researchers has found acupuncture can help combat menstrual pain as well as relieve associated headaches and nausea.

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Acupuncture reduces hemorrhoid pain

Electroacupuncture at two acupoints (BL57 and GV1) was found as effective as strong pain killer Tramadol in alleviating hemorrhoid pain during defecation.

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Acupuncture effective for neck pain

Research found (abdominal) acupuncture effective for neck pain.

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Acupuncture reduces acute dental pain

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