This interesting opinion paper has been released by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in relation to the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women. Although there was no reliable evidence for the effective treatment of CPP, the paper calls attention to the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of contributing conditions such as dysmenorrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome. There are also some interesting thoughts on the use of sham acupuncture in clinical trials. You can read the full paper online.
Liam Byrne, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, Acupuncturist, Physical Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist,