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Acupuncture for chronic low back pain in older patients: a randomized, controlled trial. 
“Acupuncture is an effective, safe adjunctive treatment for chronic LBP in older patients.”
Acupuncture in patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Acupuncture was more effective in improving pain than no acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic low back pain
Acupuncture-Like Treatments Improve Outcomes Compared to Usual Care for Low Back Pain
“People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care according to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.”
The warming acupuncture for treatment of sciatica in 30 cases
“Acupuncture can relieve the symptoms of sciatica with the increase of pain threshold.”
The effectiveness of relaxation acupoint stimulation and acupressure with aromatic lavender essential oil for non-specific low back pain in Hong Kong: a randomised controlled trial. –
“Our results show that 8-sessions of acupoint stimulation followed by acupressure with aromatic lavender oil were an effective method for short-term LBP relief. No adverse effects were reported. To complement mainstream medical treatment for sub-acute LBP, the combined therapy of acupoint stimulation followed by acupressure with aromatic lavender oil may be one of the choices as an add-on therapy for short-term reduction of LBP.”
Acupuncture in the management of chronic low back pain: a blinded randomized controlled trial. –
“Results from the 6-month follow-up would suggest that the response was better in the acupuncture group. DISCUSSION: Further research is necessary to fully assess the efficacy of this treatment in combating chronic low back pain using larger sample sizes or alternative control groups.”
The use of electro-acupuncture in conjunction with exercise for the treatment of chronic low-back pain. –
“This study provides additional data on the potential role of EA in the treatment of LBP, and indicates that the combination of EA and back exercise might be an effective option in the treatment of pain and disability associated with chronic LBP.”
Comparison of superficial and deep acupuncture in the treatment of lumbar myofascial pain: a double-blind randomized controlled study. –
“Clinical results show that deep stimulation has a better analgesic effect when compared with superficial stimulation.”
Does acupuncture improve the orthopedic management of chronic low back pain–a randomized, blinded, controlled trial with 3 months follow up.
“Our conclusion is that acupuncture can be an important supplement of conservative orthopedic treatment in the management of chronic LBP.”
A comparison of acupuncture with advice and exercises on the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip–a randomised controlled trial. –
“In conclusion, this trial supports the hypothesis that acupuncture is more effective than advice and exercises in the symptomatic treatment of OA of the hip.”
NHS to give back pain acupuncture
“It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies.”