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NHS to give back pain acupuncture

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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NHS to give back pain acupuncture


news.bbc.co.uk

Patients with persistent low back pain should be offered acupuncture, massages or exercises on the NHS, says guidance.

It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies.

The rationing watchdog said evidence suggests they help and will be cost effective if doctors stop providing less proven back services like X-rays.
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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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Wow i wasn't expecting this from the NHS! I used to be skepticle of acupuncture and put it down to placebo.A few years ago i read some studies into it and was very surprised at the results.Im still unsure of it being on the NHS though,studies have shown it works but i think more studies should be done into "how" it works before having it as a legitimate treatment option.What are your thoughts on acupuncture and having it as a legitimate treatment for pain when it is still largely not scientifically know how to work in detail?

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