Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs
Many recent randomised control trials (RCTs) has shown that acupuncture has positive effects for; chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (with anti-emetics), chronic low back pain, headaches (both tension type and chronic), knee osteoarthritis, migraine prophylaxis, post operative nausea and vomiting and post operative pain.
Acupuncture has been shown to have analgesic, anti-emetic and anti-inflammatory functions.
Acupuncture is not a placebo! Individual patient data meta-analysis of 17,922 patients treated with acupuncture for chronic pain found: “significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo”
Vickers AJ, Cronin AM, Maschino AC, Lewith G, MacPherson H, Foster NE et al. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Archives of internal medicine. 2012; 172(19):1444-53