Acupuncture Low Back Pain Study
At the University of York in England, Hugh MacPherson and scientists said the benefits of a short course of acupuncture was effective in treating patients with low back pain and that the benefits seem to improve with time. This was evident in their study of 241 back pain sufferers.
“If you offer acupuncture to someone with back pain on average it is expected you are likely to benefit, not just in the short term but particularly in the longer-term of 12 and especially 24 months,” he said in an interview.”
“That’s a remarkable finding in that normally you would expect the benefit of the treatment to wear off,” MacPherson added. Low back pain affects ten of millions of people and is a leading cause of sick days.”
Good News for Low Back Pain Sufferers
The researches found that acupuncture treatment of low back pain had both short term and long term benefits.
In a separate study in which they looked at the cost of acupuncture, the researchers found that the additional money spent on the acupuncture treatment was cost effective.
For more than 20 years, Steven Sonmore, L. AC, Dipl. AC., has been helping people transform their lives and maintain better health through Chinese medicine. Steven is a licensed acupuncturist, Oriental bodywork therapist, and herbalist. He offers complete health care through acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional counseling. Steven’s patients come from all different ages and walks of life and he has extensive experience treating a spectrum of dis-ease ranging from physical pain and discomfort to emotional stress and anxiety. His extensive experience is evident by the high success rate he consistently has with patients and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Steven is also certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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