Acupuncture Analgesia: II. Clinical Considerations

  title={Acupuncture Analgesia: II. Clinical Considerations},
  author={Shu‐Ming Wang and Zeev N. Kain and Paul F. White},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
BACKGROUND:Acupuncture and related percutaneous neuromodulation therapies can be used to treat patients with both acute and chronic pain. In this review, we critically examined peer-reviewed clinical studies evaluating the analgesic properties of acupuncture modalities. METHODS:Using Ovid© and published medical databases, we examined prospective, randomized, sham-controlled clinical investigations involving the use of acupuncture and related forms of acustimulation for the management of pain… 

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