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Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study

(RMIT University) The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain.But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles: Online Only Source Type: research
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Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: SUPPORTIVE CARE: Edited by Jean A. Klastersky Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Acupuncture is a treatment that dates back to around 100 BC in China. It is based on traditional Chinese concepts such as qi (pronounced “chee” and considered life force energy) and meridians (paths through which qi flows). Multiple studies have failed to demonstrate any scientific evidence supporting such principles. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into the skin at multiple, varying locations based on the patient’s symptoms. Once inserted, some acupuncturists hand turn the needles for added therapeutic benefit. Although there are many uses for acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicin...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Headache Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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Source: British Medical Bulletin - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2016 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 26, Issue 2 Author(s): Chen Bo
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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