Evidence for Acupuncture

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Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for all physician visits in the U.S. A US News article recently explored how integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, can be extremely effective for curing pain and potentially help solve the opioid crisis, but references how challenging it can be to get physicians to prescribe acupuncture for patients.

Now the American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or chronic low back pain with therapies such as acupuncture!

The Acupuncture Evidence Project has completed a comparative literature review,  and found evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for 122 conditions.  Feel free to share with your physician!