Back ache The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002 released a report entitled Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials. This report states that acupuncture "can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions."
According to WHO, acupuncture's effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine. Acupuncture has been shown clinically to trigger the central nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins. Many neurotransmitters are also affected by acupuncture, and changes in these may affect pain transmission from irritated nerves
TCM treats patient as a whole, rather than only focus on symptoms. There could be two different explanations for two individuals with same painful symptoms. Therefore, patients, particularly those with chronic pain, normally advised to take Chinese herbal formulas to rebalance the body, boost immune system, and prevent recurrent pain.