Acupuncture Integrated Into Anesthesia Pain Medicine James D. Colson, M.S., M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor University of Michigan Overview Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies have become more prominent in our healthcare system.
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James D. Colson, M.S., M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
12 paired and 2 unpaired
Varied approaches to practice of Acupuncture
Meridians and points are universally accepted
Each approach differs in choice of points and method of stimulation
Goal: To restore the flow of qi
Classical acupuncture is the traditional practice according to the principles of Taoism.
Acupuncture needling evokes a sensation termed “de qi”
Tonification for deficient energy requires
some form of needle stimulation:
Acupuncture, like any other invasive treatment, has its own specific set of contraindications, commonly observed side effects, as well as potential for serious adverse complications
In Western medical practice, acupuncture is most applicable in treating pain.
2 hrs After
Acupuncture for Pain Relief in Labor
Visual Analog Pain Scores
■Real Acupuncture Group
● Sham Acupuncture Group
* P < 0.001