Mounting research has shown evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness in helping to reduce pain, release muscle spasm and reduce inflammation. As a result, the recovery time may be faster.
In China there exists huge databases of research into the benefits of acupuncture. Unfortunately this remains largely inaccessible and may not conform to Western medical requirements. However, as new research begins to provide quantifiable evidence of traditional acupuncture’s efficacy and cost-effectiveness, the body of evidence available internationally is growing rapidly.
The World Health Organisation endorse the use of acupuncture for the following muscular and joint related conditions: