15Mar, 2016

Acupuncture in the ER–a Step in the Right Direction

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An article published today in the Minneapolis Star Tribune online details their use of acupuncture in a observational study in the ER–and how it decreased analgesic opioid usage there.  Although this was a small study, it nonetheless shows a need for further research, as the results look promising.  Patients that opted for acupuncture alone felt a reduction in pain equal to that of those who received both acupuncture and pain killers.  Patients not only felt a reduction in pain, but also in anxiety. See the article here:  http://www.startribune.com/abbott-pioneers-acupuncture-in-the-er/371991031/ Not only is opioid addiction […]