Acupuncture Discovered To Restrict Ache After Surgical procedure In New Analysis

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Acupuncture Found To Limit Pain After Surgery In New Research

In the first group of patients, the control group took three times as much morphine milligram equivalent (MME) for postoperative pain than the acupuncture patients (56 MME versus 20.4 MME to be precise). In addition, those who received acupuncture reported much higher satisfaction scores for postoperative pain the day after surgery, along with less pain and less anxiety.

Battlefield acupuncture also appeared to reduce opioid needs in the second group. The control group took twice as many opioids in the 24 hours after surgery. Similar to the first group, the battlefield acupuncture patients reported less pain and greater satisfaction after the operation than the control group.

Interestingly, 38% of the control group reported nausea and vomiting compared to only 3% of those who had the battlefield acupuncture.

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