Guidelines for low back pain recommend acupuncture

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline recommends acupuncture as one of  three suggested treatments of choice within the National Health Service.(this does not address severe disabling low back pain)

The recommendations are to offer one of the following treatment options.

An exercise programme.

A course of acupuncture or manual therapy which should involve a maximum of 10 sessions, over a period of 12 weeks.

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