Wrist Acupuncture Points are Beneficial for Neck Pain

In a randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled trial involving 49 patients with chronic neck pain, electrical stimulation of acupuncture points on the wrist was found to help reduce neck pain above standard care. Subjects received treatments 2 times/week for 4 weeks and significant improvements were found in those that received acupuncture. The conclusion is that “…Electrical acustimulation of the wrist administered as two, 30 minutes sessions /wk added value to standardized neck exercise for chronic neck pain. A 4-week course of treatment produced effects lasting 1-month posttreatment….”.
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