Acupuncture in emergency medicine: results of a case series

By |2021-03-10T15:55:48+00:00February 27, 2015|Acupuncture, Blog, Emergency Medicine|

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture (AP) might be indicated in emergency medicine. This case series was performed to demonstrate the practicability and possible effects of AP in emergency medical services (EMS) as a basis for randomized controlled trials (RCT).

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 60 patients (average age 55.4±23.0 years, 57% female) treated by the EMS received AP if applicable. Main outcome parameter was to rate the symptom alleviating effect of acupuncture treatment on a 4-point scale or by VAS.

RESULTS: Of the 60 patients 35 (58%) reported considerable improvement, 15 patients (25%) reported complete relief and 10 patients (17%) reported no changes in Read more …