A new double-blind trial using electroacupuncture found improvement in daily functions for those with chronic back pain.
121 participants were tested by researchers for over six weeks, they were divided into two groups. One group received electroacupuncture and the other group received a placebo treatment.
The researchers measured the pain intensity using a pain scale developed by the NIOH (National Institutes of Health. The acupuncture group did have improvements in walking comfortably, standing for longer periods, and bending or kneeling.
You can read the full study published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)