publication . Article . 2012

P02.195. Acupuncture for acute pain management in an emergency department: an observational study

Shefton Parker; Charlie Changli Xue; De Villiers Smit; T Zhang; David Taylor;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2012 Journal: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, volume 12, issue Suppl 1, page P251 (issn: 1472-6882, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Methods Adult patients (aged 18+ years) with acute pain attending the ED were initially assessed by medical staff and/or acupuncture staff for the suitability of acupuncture treatment. A total of 200 patients received acupuncture treatment. The selection of points for treatment was based on Chinese medicine diagnosis and theory. The treatment duration was 30 minutes on average with or without electrical stimulation. A Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) to measure pain scores before and after acupuncture treatment was the primary outcome.
free text keywords: Complementary and alternative medicine, General Medicine, Other systems of medicine, RZ201-999, Poster Presentation, Emergency department, Visual analogue scale, Traditional Chinese medicine, Observational study, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Acute pain, Adult patients, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, Acupuncture, Alternative medicine
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