Analgesic effect of electroacupuncture in postthoracotomy pain: a prospective randomized trial.

BACKGROUND The role of electroacupuncture in postthoracotomy pain control is uncertain. We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the role of electroacupuncture in the management of early postthoracotomy wound pain. METHODS A total of 27 patients with operable non-small cell lung carcinoma who received thoracotomy were recruited and randomized to receive… (More)