"Community Acupuncture Found Effective For Pain"
Acupuncture combined with supplementary Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) modalities ifs found effective for the alleviation of chronic neck, shoulder, back and osteoarthritis pain. Researchers provided acupuncture treatments over the course of eight weekly sessions in a group setting. The total therapy package provided to participants included weekly acupuncture, Tui-Na massage, auricular acupoint stimulation, and Gua Sha. The research was conducted by investigators from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The researchers quantified significant clinical benefits. Acupuncture plus TCM modalities not only reduced pain levels, but also significantly reduced pain interference and depression levels.
- The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel