Acupuncture treatment for palliative patients?. Gernot Ernst Blefjell sykehus Kongsberg Anestesi, Smerte- og palliativseksjon. I ntroduction Scientific evidence Mechanisms Chinese medicine Examples Ongoing research in Kongsberg. History of acupuncture.
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Acupuncture treatment for palliative patients?
Blefjell sykehus Kongsberg
Anestesi, Smerte- og palliativseksjon
Nausea (postop., chemotherapy, pregnancy)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Rehabilitation after apoplectic insult
Scientific studies about acupuncture
Filshie/White 1998: left side: not randomized, right side randomized
Weinschütz et al 1996
Acupuncture can help if something is perturbed, but not if something is destroyed (e.g. cancer)
Ernst 1994, Strzyz 1996, Ernst 2003
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N = 12438
Journal of clinical oncology 2003, 21: 4120-4126