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Study finds little evidence acupuncture helps resolve pain

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- A new study finds little evidence that acupuncture is truly effective in reducing pain.

Acupuncture is an extremely popular treatment for a variety of health problems, but results have been inconsistent and, although rare, acupuncturist errors can cause side effects.

Researchers examined 56 studies on acupuncture and determined it was equally effective for chronic back pain as a placebo, or sham acupuncture where no needles actually penetrate the skin.

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