Acupuncture Proven Effective in Pain Relief:Acupuncture hit the New York Times earlier this month in a Sept 11, 2012 article entitled Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study:
"A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.... Acupuncture outperformed sham treatments and standard care [i.e. pain meds] when used by people suffering from osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain."This is based on a new meta-study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine which found acupuncture to be superior to placebo and standard biomedical care in the treatment of various types of chronic pain.
New York Times article