Chronic pain in muscles and joints can wreak havoc on a persons" life and significantly decrease a person"s quality of life!
Standard treatments like ice and heat, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and exercise, as well as massage, and chiropractic all play a role in treatment but what value does acupuncture add to this mix? How does acupuncture work to provide additional relief or relief when these other treatment modalities have brought only partial relief?
A recent May 2018 Journal article published in the May 2018 "Journal of Pain" (www.ipain.org) concluded that the effects of acupuncture persist over time and that the benefits of acupuncture over time can not be explained away by the placeblo effect. The study compared data from randomized controlled trials from 2008 to 2015 and found and confirmed previous study data showing the benefit of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain with Acupuncture.