”Acupuncture was equivalent to what we defined as conventional medicine standard care, which was strong oral analgesia, such as Endone, Panadeine Forte, Voltaren and Valium,” he said.

The researcher also said that acupuncture is especially beneficial for patients who do not want to use drugs, including pregnant women, and for patients with pain that did not respond to Western medicine.  The study also find that participants who received acupuncture left the hospital sooner.  Acupuncture show a very low rate of side effects or adverse reactions.

Dr Ben-Meir added that while the exact means by which acupuncture is effective is not always clear, the same can be said for some Western medicines.  He also said that drugs can cause side effects which acupuncture does not cause.

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