Recommendation ID

Repeat courses of acupuncture for chronic primary pain: What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of repeat courses of acupuncture or dry needling for managing chronic primary pain in people aged 16 years and over?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

For a short explanation of why the committee made the recommendation for research, see the rationale section on acupuncture for chronic primary pain.

Full details of the evidence and the committee's discussion are in evidence review G: acupuncture for chronic primary pain.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Chronic pain (primary and secondary) in over 16s: assessment of all chronic pain and management of chronic primary pain
Date issued
April 2021

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/04/2021