Archives of Internal Medicine refutes the claim that acupuncture is a placebo and supports acupuncture as an effective treatment...
Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Chronic pain inhibits growing numbers of individuals in our society from achieving their daily potential. Acupuncture treatment is used by millions, but often it’s effects are referred to as a placebo. Recent studies show acupuncture is not necessarily a placebo therapy and may be considered for pain sufferers.
Data compiled from 29 studies, including almost 1800 participants, showed acupuncture as having a higher rate of pain relief than both sham acupuncture and undergoing no treatment at all. Research now determines the difference in the benefits of real, precise acupuncture and results from acupuncture using fake points. This collection of studies featured by the Archives of Internal Medicine refutes the claim that acupuncture is a placebo and supports acupuncture as an effective treatment and reasonable referral for practitioners.
“Traditional Chinese Medicine has a 3000-year-old history of naturally treating pain with few to no side effects and lasting relief”, explains Kirsten Hurder-Karchmer L.Ac., founder and owner of Acupuncture Pain Professionals in Austin, Texas. Hurder-Karchmer encourages acupuncture for those with chronic pain, sports injuries, post-surgical pain, sciatica, and other conditions involving various levels of pain.
The Acupuncture Pain Professionals is a collective of board-certified, licensed acupuncturists specializing in the treatment of pain. This acupuncture center, led by Hurder-Karchmer, contains over 30 years of clinical experience and has seen first-hand the lasting, positive impact that regular acupuncture sessions creates for patients experiencing chronic and acute pain.
Hurder-Karchmer strongly recommends patients seek treatment from qualified, licensed acupuncturists once diagnosed by their General Practitioner. An acupuncture treatment plan will be specially created that fights an individual’s pain based on the patient’s condition.
If you’d like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Kirsten Hurder-Karchmer, please call Nena Ballas at 512-302-5600 or email Nena at admin(at)acupainpros(dot)com.