Superficial acupuncture in the relief of chronic low back pain.

  title={Superficial acupuncture in the relief of chronic low back pain.},
  author={A. J. Macdonald and K. D. Macrae and B R Master and A P Rubin},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={65 1},
A single-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial of superficial acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain was carried out by comparing 8 patients treated by acupuncture with 9 patients treated by placebo. In all five measures of efficacy chosen for study the acupuncture group achieved better responses than the placebo group; four of the five inter-group differences were statistically significant. In addition, an overall mean for all five measures combined showed significant superiority… CONTINUE READING
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