Adding single-point acupuncture to physiotherapy for painful shoulder improved function and reduced pain

Carey, Timothy S.
October 2008
ACP Journal Club;10/21/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports that according to a new study, adding single-point acupuncture to physiotherapy (PT) for treating a painful shoulder reduces pain. It was found that this treatment improves function and reduces pain more than mock transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and PT. All patients received 15 sessions of PT and acupuncture was applied in 3 weekly sessions.


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