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Acupuncture Pilot Program May End Early Following Promising Results

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, November 9, 2018 | 323 | 0 | 23 min read

Preliminary results from a Washington State Department of Labor and Industries pilot program show that acupuncture produced a meaningful reduction in pain for more than half of injured workers with lower-back pain who completed a course of treatment. In addition to the 69 out of 131 pilot program participants who experienced a “meaningful clinical improvement” in pain, another 38 had a reduction in pain that didn’t reach the “meaningful clinical” level. And 74 out of 131 had a meaningful improvement in their ability to perform everyday activities, according to th...

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