- Professor Andrew Gould, Researcher, Charlotte Paterson, Institute of Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
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Study finds acupuncture can help patients with 'unexplained symptoms'
The study involved 80 adults who had consulted their GP at least eight times in the past year with problems such as headaches, muscle pain, extreme tiredness, joint and back pain. Half were sent for acupuncture, up to 12 sessions in six months, while the remainder were given no extra treatment. Those having acupuncture had a ‘significant and sustained’ benefit in their symptoms
Millions of patients with ‘unexplained symptoms’ could benefit from acupuncture
The British Journal of General Practice and the Daily Mail newspaper 30 May 2011