The American College of Physicians formally recommends acupuncture for the treatment of back pain. Published in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, clinical guidelines were developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to present recommendations based on evidence. Citing quality evidence in modern research, the ACP notes that non-pharmacologic treatment with acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain is recommended.
The official grade by the ACP is a “strong recommendation.”
Full article here: It’s Official: Acupuncture Doctor Approved
For a research-evidence driven world, this is a great step forward!
There is so much of this and more that Chinese Medicine has to offer – remember: this is an ancient medicine that has spanned thousands of years, it doesn’t need 21st century research to prove that it works. That said, I hope you enjoy the article and are excited as I am for the future of this medicine!