Thursday, November 29, 2018

Acupuncture for pain relief in the ER

In January 2017, our very own Aurora West Allis Medical Center initiated a study offering acupuncture treatments to ER patients.  While some other hospitals have outpatient acupuncture clinics, we are currently the only Wisconsin hospital to present patients with this treatment option in the emergency setting.  

This article from Medscape goes into further detail about how the study was conducted (it also requires you to sign up for a free account).

So far, patient feedback regarding pain reduction has been promising.  Additionally, patients have reported that the acupuncture treatment helped reduce nausea, anxiety, and stress.

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