Acupuncture has worked for me...although I know there are still many questions about whether or not it is a good treatment for pain...it works in my book. BD
If you suffer from lower back pain you might find that six months of acupuncture gives you superior results to conventional therapy, says a report in Archives of Internal Medicine (JAMA/Archives), September 24th issue. However, the study also indicates that sham acupuncture seems to be effective as well. The authors explain "Low back pain is a common, impairing and disabling condition, often long-term, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 70 percent to 85 percent. It is the second most common pain for which physician treatment is sought and a major reason for absenteeism and disability."