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Acupuncture Proves Useful in Treating Spinal Cord Injury

A recent study examining the beneficial effects of acupuncture in treating spinal cord injury has found some conclusive and impressive results. The study conducted on 100 subjects suffering from high grade spinal injuries has found that acute acupuncture can statistically raise sensory and motor function and downgrade spinal injuries according to the ASIA index (American Spinal Injury Association). The study followed up with the subjects a year after treatment to find that the treatment had remained effective. Spinal injury is painful and immediately gets in the way of one’s everyday life so it’s important to treat it quickly and effectively and acupuncture is proving to be a natural and practical way to alleviate the pains and effects of spinal injury.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12510181