Recent research has proven that acupuncture preforms more than a placebo effect on the body. The research tested the effects of acupuncture and medical care against medical care alone. It was able to prove that with acupuncture, medical care was able to reduce migraines and chronic pain. The researches wanted to also point out that it is more cost efficient than adding more medical care. The research was also tested with depression in place of chronic pain. The results were similar, stating that it was more cost efficient than extra medical care and reduced depression when paired with medical care.