Acupuncture can significantly reduce surgical patients' post-operative
pain, and their need for powerful opioids to treat pain, according to
new research from Duke University Medical Center that was published in
Anesthesiologists from Duke University combed over data from over 15
randomized clinical trials from China, the United Stated and the United
Kingdom to reach their conclusion. The results showed that an
acupuncture treatment before surgery followed by acupuncture treatments
after the surgery significantly reduced levels of postoperative pain as
well as the use of painkillers after surgery.
"The most important outcome for the patient is the reduction of the
side effects associated with opioids," said T.J. Gan, M.D., the Duke
anesthesiologist who presented the study at the annual scientific
conference of the American Society for Anesthesiology in San Francisco
in October 2007.
More research, presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists'
meeting in 2005 showed that acupuncture reduced rates of postoperative
nausea by 32%, pruritus by 25%, dizziness by 38%, and urinary retention
by 71% compared with control groups.
Acupuncture is excellent for post-surgical side effects including:
Avoiding Surgery with Acupuncture
- Post-operative pain
- Pruritis (itch or a sensation that makes a person want to scratch)
- Upset stomach/nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Scar Tissue
you have suffered an injury and want to avoid surgery, acupuncture can help.
Acupuncture excels in the treatment of sports, work, auto accident rehabilitation, as well as post operative pain. Usually an individualized treatment protocols that combines
Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Exercises, Massage and Nutrition that
maximizes your healing potential for a wide variety of injuries and pain syndromes.
Acupuncture is extremely effective at treating injuries
occurring from sports, work or auto accidents and surgical
interventions., In fact, any condition that is the result of trauma or overuse involving the
musculoskeletal system and its soft tissues can be treated with acupuncture.
is a relatively inexpensive therapy that has virtually no side effects
when practiced by trained professionals. Trained acupuncturists that
can assist with a quick recovery can be found online at www.Acufinder.com.