American College of Physicians Endorses Acupuncture as Noninvasive Treatment for Low Back Pain

Whether it was intended as a Valentine’s Day gift to the acupuncture profession or not, on February 14 the American College of Physicians (ACP), issued new clinical guideline recommending acupuncture among other noninvasive and nonpharmacologic therapies for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain. “Nonpharmacologic” describes a treatment that does not entail taking drugs. With this clinical guideline, acupuncture takes another step toward the mainstream of medical care. At its website (, the ACP writes that it “is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States. Our 148,000 members

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