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Acupuncture can lead to significant pain reduction and improvement in lung function in patients who have had sternotomy for heart surgery.

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A study has shown that intradermal needles inserted and taped in place prior to upper and lower abdominal surgery can reduce postoperative pain, requirement for analgesics, and opioid-related side effects. The acupuncture can also...

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Patients who received acupressure at fifteen classical acupuncture points after knee arthroscopy suffered less postoperative pain than patients who received sham acupressure (light pressure at non-acupuncture points). For both...

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A systematic review has evaluated the efficacy of as an adjunctive treatment for acute postoperative pain management. American authors included 15 RCTs comparing acupuncture with sham control in their analysis. Opioid analgesic...

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Researchers from Taichung in Taiwan have showed that electroacupuncture administered before abdominal surgery significantly reduces the amount of morphine pain-relief required after the operation. 100 volunteers were assigned to 4...

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The authors of this study investigated the need for postoperative pain medication in 120 patients undergoing knee surgery. Participants randomly received true auricular acupuncture (Lung, Shenmen and Knee points) or a sham...

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German researchers have compared the use of verum (true) acupuncture in reducing post-tonsillectomy swallowing pain with the use of non-specific control points and standard medication alone. One hundred and twenty three patients...

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