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Acupuncture Helps Back Pain

Acupuncture provided twice as many patients relief from lower back pain as did conventional drug and exercise therapy, which German researchers said on Monday might point to a “superplacebo” effect.

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In a study of 1,162 adults with chronic lower back pain, 48% of those in a group who underwent between 10 and 15 treatments with traditional Chinese “verum” acupuncture reported at least one-third less pain and an improvement in functional ability, with lasting benefits.

That compared to 27% of those reporting relief in the group undergoing drug and exercise therapy.

In verum acupuncture, 14 to 20 needles are inserted up to 1-1/2 inches deep at “medians” and other prescribed locations until the patient is said to experience a numbing sensation, called Qi.

A third group of patients underwent ‘sham’ acupuncture, where needles are inserted randomly and less deeply around the painful area while avoiding medians. Of these, 44% reported relief from their back pain — more patients than conventional therapy and only slightly fewer than traditional acupuncture. Between 70% and 85% of people complain of back pain at some point in their lives, according to the study

Source:The Times Of India

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Acupunture

Acupunture is a traditional Chinese medicine. This treatment is sometimes very much fruitful for treating certain diseas, but in many cases it does not work.Once during 1975 I took this treatment for 2 months from an Acupuncturist Doctor (well known Doctor in this field in Kolkata at that time) for the recovery of my right hand wrist- drop due to radial nerve depression. The then it was a painful treatment. They used to prick several very thin long niddles on different places on my hand and let me lie for few minutes on the bed and then take out them.I did not get any improvement in this.

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According to me this treatment is suitable for temporary healing of pains of different places mainly due to Arthrities kind of diseas.
.But this treatment may help some diseas