Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 9):S36-9
Long-term efficacy of electroacupuncture for chronic neck pain: a randomised controlled trial
SP Zhang, TTW Chiu, SN Chiu
School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
Electroacupuncture is a safe treatment for chronic neck pain. Nonetheless, one month after treatment, improvement of neck pain is similar to that in placebo-treated controls. This suggests that the efficacy may not be due to specific effect of the treatment procedure.