2016 NICE Guidance

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2016 NICE Guidance

Post by CarmSkeptic » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:21 pm

The first draft of 2016 guidance on lower back pain trashes acupuncture as no better than sham. Hope there's more to come.


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Re: 2016 NICE Guidance

Post by Ketchup » Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:53 am

Can't read the link, CarmSkeptic. You have to have a FaceBook account to access it - it just brings you to the log-in page for FB.
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Re: 2016 NICE Guidance

Post by chaggle » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:02 am

Here is the link to NICE's own site...

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/press-and- ... t-guidance
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Re: 2016 NICE Guidance

Post by chaggle » Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:13 am

It appears that acupuncture is also recommended by NICE for some types of headache.

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Acupunctur ... dence.aspx

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http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/headaches- ... ction.aspx
Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) states that a course of up to 10 sessions of acupuncture over a 5-8 week period may be beneficial in preventing chronic tension-type headaches.
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Re: 2016 NICE Guidance

Post by CarmSkeptic » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:10 pm

I think NHS Chiices are still working on the 2009 NICE guidance, aren't they? They'll presumably only set their content managers loose to update that pages on their normal review cycles unless complaints are made. I questioned the chiropractic advice a few weeks back and was told pretty much that.

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