Oct 04, 2017 | therapy

Acupuncture Analgesia: Therapy or Sham?

Despite its widespread use as a treatment modality for pain, the results of controlled trials of acupuncture efficacy have returned mixed results. Dr. Harris reviews the evidence including emerging approaches that may help to determine if analgesia from acupuncture derives from placebo or from action on receptor activity and neurotransmitter release.