Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Acupuncture for Neck Pain: Does It Work?

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Chronic neck pain is one of the most common pain issues faced by students and office workers. Oftentimes, spending hours at a desk each day, combined with poor postural habits, is the root cause of the pain. However, for some, sports injuries, whiplash, and the wrong bed mattress or pillow can set off the pain. Regardless of what caused the neck pain to begin, many people find relief with acupuncture when seemingly nothing else helped. Scientific researchers and clinicians have been conducting clinical trials on the use of acupuncture for neck pain since the 1980’s, and most of these studies have confirmed that acupuncture is safe and effective.

One recent pilot study (published October 30, 2013 in the British Medical Journal) conducted at the Kyunghee University Medical Center in Seoul, Korea found that acupuncture three times per week was as effective as 80 mg of NSAIDs taken daily for chronic neck pain.

A meta-analysis of studies including 17,922 patients, published in Complementary & Alternative Medicine, found acupuncture to be effective for the treatment of back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headaches. Patients receiving acupuncture had remarkably better results than patients receiving “sham” acupuncture. Those patients who had the worst baseline mental status and worst baseline pain scores also experienced the most benefit from acupuncture. […]

Cupping is amazing! Try it!

What is Cupping? Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and Qi within the superficial muscle layers.   It is used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold to name a few.  In this therapy, your acupuncturist will place a small glass or plastic cups over specific areas on
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Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!

 

Acupuncture Effective for Lower Back Pain!

AcupuncturLowBackPain_imagee provided relief and lasting benefit to nearly twice as many lower-back-pain patients as conventional pharmaceutical and exercise therapy, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Researchers divided 1,162 adults with chronic, lower back pain into three groups. One of these groups was treated with the standard drug and exercise therapy commonly used in Western medicine. A second group was treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture, with 14 to 20 needles inserted at specific, traditionally prescribed locations (“medians”) at a depth of up to 1.5 inches. A third group received sham acupuncture, with needles inserted less deeply at random spots around the pain area, with no needles inserted at the medians. […]

Acupuncture for Pain Management in Evidence-based Medicine – Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

Abstract: Pain is an enormous and prevalent problem that troubles people of all ages worldwide. The effectiveness of acupuncture for pain management has been strongly verified by large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses. Increasing numbers of patients with pain have accepted acupuncture treatment worldwide. However, some challenges exist in establishing evidence for the efficacy
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Acupuncture Is Effective For Arthritis

Acupuncture Is Effective For Arthritis Living with arthritis is rough. First you notice pain and stiffness. “This is normal,” you tell yourself. “I’m getting older.” Soon the pain increases and over-the-counter pain relief doesn’t work. You head to the doctor for stronger pain relief. You might limp on your way there or wince as you
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MERIDIAN: Acupuncture vs. Dry-Needling

Source: MERIDIAN: Acupuncture vs. Dry-Needling (click for full article) Acupuncture vs. Dry-Needling We have a lot of patients tell us that acupuncture has been a successful form of pain relief for them in the past and that they are very excited to have discovered our new Meridian clinic. However, many times patients tell us after the
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Acupuncture may offer effective treatment for frozen shoulder.

Acupuncture may offer effective treatment for frozen shoulder. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: Acupuncture for frozen shoulder. Abstract Source: Hong Kong Med J. 2001 Dec;7(4):381-91 PMID: 11773673 Abstract Author(s): K O Sun, K C Chan, S L Lo, D Y Fong Abstract: This randomised controlled trial was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture as
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