Acupuncture/ pressurePain

More support for acupuncture treatment of neck pain

Another group has reviewed the literature and concluded there is moderate evidence for its use to treat neck pain.

“Moderate” evidence that acupuncture?

  • Relieves pain better than some sham treatments when measured at the end of the treatment
  • Is associated with less pain — short-term follow-up — than those on a waiting list
  • Is more effective than inactive treatments for relieving pain as measured immediately post treatment and during short-term follow-up.

These conclusions are based on the results of 10 clinical studies. It agrees with an earlier Cochrane review.

1/17/07 19:04 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.