A recent Virginian-Pilot article titled “Acupuncture gets thumbs up” provided solid support for acupuncture as an alternative medicine for pain relief, chronic headaches, backaches, arthritis and more. We’ve posted it below in case you missed it.
As you know, Dr. Rebecca Ryder is an Acupuncturist and a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She is a former faculty member at Duke University and Eastern Virginia Medical School, and has completed extensive training in medical acupuncture for physicians.
If you have questions about acupuncture, please call her at (757) 410-5462.
Acupuncture gets thumbs up
The Associated Press – 9/11/2012
Some say its only powers come from a placebo effect. But some doctors say even if that’s the explanation for acupuncture’s effectiveness, there’s no reason not to offer it if it makes people feel better. The analysis examined 29 studies involving almost 18,000 adults. The researchers concluded that the needle remedy worked better than usual pain treatment and slightly better than fake acupuncture. That kind of analysis is not the strongest type of research, but the authors took extra steps, including examining raw data from the original studies.
The analysis was published online Monday in Archives of Internal Medicine. The federal government’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine paid for most of the study, along with a small grant from the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit group that supports research on alternative healing.
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