During a student elective to China, the use of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic pain was investigated at a university teaching hospital. Sixteen patients in two groups: Osteoarthritis and others, answered questionnaires on their pain and its response to treatment. Acupuncture was found to provide effective pain relief and improved mobility in most patients for a period of 24 hours. This benefit was most marked in those who had had electroacupuncture.
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