Acupuncture may aid recovery after spinal cord injury. Australian researchers pooled the results of twelve randomised controlled studies, and analysis suggests beneficial effects on neurological recovery, motor function and functional recovery. The authors state that at present, the benefit of acupuncture is by no means definitive and well-designed future studies are recommended to confirm it.
(The Impact of Acupuncture on Neurological Recovery in Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Neurotrauma, 11 December 2015.)