A report by the NHS National Institute for Health and Excellence (NICE) suggests that Acupuncture can be used in the early management of persistent non-specific low back pain NICE – May 2009
Acupuncture significantly improves osteoarthritis symptoms and the quality of life of those suffering from the disease, according to a new German study. The researchers from the University Medical Centre in Berlin recruited 3,553 patients with chronic pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. Nursing Times – Sept 2009
Acupuncture may be an effective way of easing severe period pain, a South Korean review of 27 studies suggests. This latest review involved 27 studies – which included nearly 3,000 women.
Dr Zeisler and Dr Husslein state that, ‘acupuncture in obstetrics is drug-free, clinically effective and cost-effective’. Furthermore, the recent conclusion by Dr Smith and Dr Cochrane4 justifies further studies on acupuncture. It states that, ‘evidence is beginning to consolidate that acupuncture may assist with the management of some complaints during pregnancy. However, definitive conclusions about its effectiveness cannot be reached and further research is therefore justified.’ BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Volume 118, Issue 3, page 377, February 2011
Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 122–123, June 2011