It turns out that it doesn’t matter if you get legitimate acupuncture or a sham procedure to help with arthritis — both will ease your pain. A new study suggests that a placebo effect may be at work when patients gauge the effectiveness of their treatments. 455 patients were either given real acupuncture using traditional Chinese techniques, fake acupuncture, or no treatment. Both groups who received some form of acupuncture said they had significantly less pain than before the treatment.
Have you ever gotten acupuncture? Did it work?