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in favour of Acupuncture in perioperative pain, postoperative nausea, and other conditions including obstetrics, dysmenorrhea, Low Back Pain and burns related pain.

The 2015 Scientific review of the evidence in Acute Pain by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists & Faculty of Pain Medicine found Level 1 Evidence in favour of Acupuncture in perioperative pain, postoperative nausea, and other conditions including obstetrics, dysmenorrhea, Low Back Pain and burns related pain. (ANZCA 2015)

The Vickers and Foster study (2012) provides a very large (18K) meta-analytic study showing acupuncture’s effectiveness in reducing chronic pain for a number of common causes of chronic pain. The follow-up evidence from this meta-analysis in 2016 demonstrates long term effectiveness of acupuncture, giving substantial scientific credibility to this form of treatment.

In US Study of General practitioners who used acupuncture as the preferred treatment for pain conditions -there was a substantial reduction in their prescribing of commonly used addictive and dangerous pain medications.

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