A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine maintains that back pain sufferers who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments responded better and experienced less pain than those receiving only conventional treatments.
Curiously, patients who underwent “real” needle treatments and those simulated forms of acupuncture. Acupuncture was determined to effectively treat low back pain, but neither specific needle sites placement nor nor penetrating the skin seemed to be a factor in its therapeutic outcome.
“Because of the lack of highly effective medical treatments for chronic low back pain, we were pleased to find that acupuncture-like treatments were helpful for persons suffering from chronic back pain,” said study leader Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., of Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle. “However, the finding that real acupuncture produced no greater benefit than simulated acupuncture raises important questions about acupuncture’s mechanisms of action.”
According to researchers, future studies of patient expectations, practitioner behavior and ” the physiological effects of non-insertive stimulation” are necessary to determine why acupuncture and similar therapies are successful.
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