Tweet (NaturalNews) Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies – including pharmaceutical drugs – in a new study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from numerous universities in Germany and England. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The findings “provide the most robust evidence to date that acupuncture is a reasonable referral option,” the authors wrote. Acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine, a holistic healthcare system that focuses on both preventive and curative care. In traditional acupuncture, long, thin needles are inserted into specific bodily locations, known as meridians, in patterns indicated by the patient’s specific symptoms and needs. Traditionally,.