A recent study shows a correlation between acupuncture and benefits for those with osteoarthritis. The study, published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals library, produced results showing that acupuncture can help reduce pain in patients who suffer from osteoarthritis, making them less reliant on anti-inflammatory medications.
A second study, conducted by the same team at the University of York, U.K, suggests that acupuncture, used in combination with therapy, can significantly reduce the severity of depression in patients. Hugh MacPherson, a professor at the University of York, stated that “[They] have now provided a solid evidence base to show that not only can acupuncture and counseling bring patients out of an episode of depression, but it can keep the condition at bay for up to a year on average.”
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