A recent NCCAM-funded study, employing individual patient data meta-analyses and published in the prestigious Archives of Internal Medicine, provides the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture is helpful for chronic pain.

This massive multi-year study of 17,922 patient outcomes has determined that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of neck and back pain, osteoarthritis, headaches and shoulder pain.

The researchers conclude, “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.”

Yes, folks, acupuncture really does work!