Acupuncture in pain management

Wilkinson, Jonathan; Faleiro, Richard
July 2007
Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain;Jul2007, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p135
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of acupuncture in pain management. The complementary therapy, which originated in China and practiced globally, has increasingly been utilized for daily pain management. It can be conducted in the form of basic needling, electro acupuncture (EA) and moxibustion. Approximately 400 acupuncture points and 20 meridians that connect most of the points were specified in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature.


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