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Research Roundup
Acupuncture and Migraine
Report taken from a review of available research - ‘overall the evidence supports the hypothesis that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of migraine’.

Acupuncture and Strokes
Report taken from a review of available research - ‘it would seem that the evidence to date suggests that acupuncture has a valuable role to play in helping stroke recovery’.
[Source Acupuncture Research Resource Centre]

Acupuncture and Back Pain
Evaluation of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain. Results were in favour of the acupuncture group at 12 months and became significant at 24 months. Acupuncture patients also reported a significantly greater reduction in worry about their back pain. In addition the acupuncture service was found to be cost-effective.
Other studies have supported the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating back pain