Researchers at RMIT University, Melbourne, recently published a feasibility study into the use of acupuncture to treat pain and nausea in emergency room patients.
The study involved providing acupuncture along with usual medical care to 200 patients presenting at the Northern Hospital Emergency Department in Melbourne, Australia, over an eight-month period. All participants presented with pain and/or nausea. A second group of 200 participants received usual care only……….
……… The researchers concluded that emergency department acupuncture appears safe and acceptable for patients with pain and/or nausea. Furthermore, the use of integrative medicine (acupuncture with usual biomedical approaches) may be effective at reducing pain and nausea…….
“Extract from article AACMA 2014 winter issue”