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Acupuncture and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis. A randomized study

Item

Title

Acupuncture and transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of pain associated with chronic pancreatitis. A randomized study

Journal Publication

Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology

Date

1985

volume

20(10)

pages

1249-1254

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Auricular Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture
Fixed Acupuncture Protocol
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Near Verum Acupoint Control
Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only
Sham Electroacupuncture
Standard Needling Depth
TCM Acupuncture Style
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

Abstract

In 23 patients with pancreatitis, daily pain for at least 3 months, and no abuse of alcohol, the pain-relieving effect of electroacupuncture (13 patients) or transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) (16 patients) was studied. In two prospective studies with a cross-over design, active acupuncture was compared with sham acupuncture, and TENS of the segmental points of the pancreas with sham treatment. Neither electroacupuncture nor TENS brought about pain relief that could substitute for or supplement medical treatment

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

2 Weeks

has health condition studied

Gastrointestinal Diseases

has study population number

23

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