Acupuncture therapy remains a prickly matter By Piriya Mahendra.

Furthermore, individuals who received acupuncture got pain scores which were 0.55, 0.57, and 0.42 regular deviations reduce than those of no-acupuncture controls for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache, respectively. The authors note that there was no significant evidence that publication bias affected their outcomes. They add that their evaluation provides ‘the most robust proof to time that acupuncture is an acceptable referral option for sufferers with chronic pain.’ Editorialist Andrew Avins says there is absolutely no reason behind clinicians to feel that acupuncture shouldn’t be used over even more conventional therapies because it may have placebo-based mechanisms, when it could have a clinical benefit.The findings linked to time to first occurrence of treatment failure were statistically significant> This interim evaluation includes results from all 86 sufferers who were randomized and enrolled in the trial, 72 of whom were eligible for treatment and have completed at least half a year of follow-up and 62 of whom completed 12 months of follow-up.D., chief of vascular surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock INFIRMARY in Lebanon, NH. An archived webcast of the demonstration shall be available at I am very optimistic about the treatment response rates we have seen in patients in this trial up to now.