Acupuncture – needle or laser [painless].
Acupuncture can help reduce acute and chronic pain.
An acupuncture trial held at a Melbourne hospital emergency department demonstrated acupuncture helped reduce low back & ankle sprain pain, and was equally effective to drug therapy.
Marc M Cohen, De Villiers Smit, Nick Andrianopoulos, Michael Ben-Meir, David McD Taylor, Shefton J Parker, Chalie C Xue and Peter A Cameron. Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial. Med J Aust 2017; 206 (11): 494-499. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00771 https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/206/11/acupuncture-analgesia-emergency-department-multicentre-randomised-equivalence?utm_source=MJA+news+alerts&utm_campaign=d241b4a115-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_15&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c7e70a099-d241b4a115-31317437
Jill Schneiderhan, MD; Daniel Clauw, MD; Thomas L. Schwenk, MD Primary Care of Patients With Chronic Pain JAMA. 2017;317(23):2367-2368. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.5787 http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2628702?amp%3butm_source=JAMALatestIssue&utm_campaign=20-06-2017