Have you seen this clip that aired on Channel 7 in Sydney on the 20th of June 2017 that shows how Acupuncture has been proven to be just as effective as pain medication. This is ideal for those who can’t tolerate drugs for pain. Acupuncture is certainly a lot less of a load on the liver as compared with pain medication.
The clip explains how an Australian clinical trial conducted in a hospital setting demonstrated that Acupuncture is just as effective as drugs when it comes to relieving pain.
Acupuncture was offered by researchers at Emergency Departments to 500 people presenting with pain. The types of pain involved in the trial included back pain, sprains and migraines. 80 % of those who received the Acupuncture treatment said that it worked slightly better than drug therapy.
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Two types of acupuncture protocols were used to treat patients who were experiencing pain after failed back surgery and it was noted that one protocol achieved a 94.87 per cent improvement in symptoms whilst the second achieved a 76.32 per cent improvement.
The study involved 80 participants and the improvements noted included a reduction in:- lumbar pain; leg pain and numbness; sensory and motor impairment; limits on daily life activities and bladder dysfunction. Effectiveness was also measured in relation to improvements in the ability to walk, lift a straightened leg, roll while lying down, stand, lean forward, sit for an extended period of time, and lift.
The author of the study noted that given the complexity of FBSS (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome) and the success rates of acupuncture in eliminating or reducing FBSS related pain, acupuncture provides a therapeutic option for patients requiring pain relief.
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