The role of acupuncture in pain management.

@article{Audette2004TheRO,
  title={The role of acupuncture in pain management.},
  author={J. Audette and Angela Ryan},
  journal={Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={
          749-72, v
        }
}
  • J. Audette, Angela Ryan
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America
This article reviews the theories and applications of acupuncture to musculoskeletal pain management. First, Chinese theories of acupuncture are discussed briefly. Next, current understanding of nociception and central pain modulation is discussed in detail,followed by discussion of the physiologic effect of acupuncture analgesia. Other theories of acupuncture analgesia are presented based on neuromodulation of the central nervous system. Finally,the efficacy of acupuncture for many… Expand
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