Acupuncture more effective than conventional therapies in treating chronic low back pain
German Acupuncture Trials (GERAC) for Chronic Low Back Pain: Randomized, Multicenter, Blinded, Parallel-Group Trial With 3 GroupsArch Intern Med. 2007 Sep 24;167(17):1892-8
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1162 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to either receive verum acupuncture, sham acupuncture or conventional therapy. The results at 6 months indicate that acupuncture (both verum and sham techniques) are more effective in improving pain intensity and functional disability than guideline-based conventional therapy. There were no significant differences between the verum and sham ...
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