The effectiveness of acupuncture has been clinically proven in the fight against back pain.
A recent clinical study conducted by German doctors showed that acupuncture treatment is effective in the fight against back pain and has positive effects on patients with chronic pain. These results show that acupuncture is an effective and well tolerated treatment, with no adverse side effects.
Another German study compared the results for 1162 patients with chronic low back pain. Acupuncture was more effective than other conventional treatments (involving drugs, physiotherapy and exercise) for back pain.
"Acupuncture represents a highly promising and effective treatment option for chronic back pain," Dr. Heinz Endres told WebMD. "Patients not only achieve reduced pain intensity, but also experience an improvement in the disability that often results from back pain - and therefore their quality of life."