Scientific Research Concludes Acupuncture a Reasonable Referral Option for Pain

It’s a mystery and a miracle: An acupuncture needle inserted in the thumb and shoulder pain that is so unbearable you can’t move your arm disappears. How is this possible? Since the 1970s, when acupuncture was first introduced into the U.S., Western researchers have sought to understand acupuncture through traditional scientific research. Yet, the American