Auricular stud acupuncture in palliative care patients

Dillon, M.; Lucas, C.
May 1999
Palliative Medicine;1999, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p253
Academic Journal
Examines the use of auricular stud acupuncture as an adjunct to conventional methods of pain relief in terminally ill patients. Types of pain experienced by patients; Inclusion criteria; Significant reduction of pain following the application of auricular studs; Decline in pain levels independently of the duration of pain, diagnosis, or gender.


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