Stephen Simpson, Director Of Research At Arthritis Research Uk, Says That The Study Emphasizes How The Placebo Effect Influences Pain.

It.s the UK's leading cause of disability and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness absence. Determining which tissue planes are involved is the key to providing appropriate expectations and successful treatment plans.   For short-term outcomes, acupuncture showed significant superiority over sham for back pain, knee pain, and headache. For instance, a common term used to describe a type of back pain is “sciatica”.  Many patients advocate acupuncture as a very effective treatment for many symptoms. It may help back pain in pregnancy EC 2008 and  work-related back pain, with fewer workdays

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