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Acupuncture and Back Pain

Does acupuncture work for pain relief? It’s a question that’s been debated by the medical community for some time, but of late, more and more physicians have come down on the side of supporting it, or at least maintaining that it does no harm. In 1998, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) stated that there was enough evidence to show that acupuncture has beneficial, pain-relieving qualities for adults suffering from postoperative dental pain, the nausea of chemotherapy, lower back pain, headache, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. There have been several important studies that report acupuncture is effective in …