Acupuncture reduces pain and inflammation for patients with lumbar disc herniations. Researchers from Kaifeng People's Hospital compared warm needle acupuncture with standard acupuncture. Warm needle acupuncture reduced serum levels of pro-inflammatory biochemicals more effectively than standard acupuncture. In addition, warm needle acupuncture was more effective at reducing overall pain levels and restoring daily function.
 Zhang Yuehua, Clinical Observation of Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation with Warm Acupuncture, Journal of Practical Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, 2021-09-14.
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