Acupuncture And Musculoskeletal Conditions

Acupuncture is the most effective CAM therapy for treating musculoskeletal conditions and one of only a few that is supported by current medical evidence, according to a report commissioned by the charity ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK.

Whilst it suggests that there is very little evidence to support the use of commonly used therapies such as copper and magnetic therapy for any musculoskeletal disorder, acupuncture is shown to be effective in treating osteoarthritis, low back pain and fibromyalgia. Indeed the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence  (NICE) now recommend acupuncture for the treatment of persistent non-specific low back pain. The full report is available for download from the  ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK website.

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