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2020 Sep 23

Emerg Med Australas

Battlefield acupuncture added no benefit as an adjunct analgesic in emergency department for abdominal, low back or limb trauma pain.


Jan AL, Aldridge ES, Visser EJ, Rogers IR, Hince DA, Woosey MV, Bulsara MK, Suen LKP
Emerg Med Australas. 2020 Sep 23.
PMID: 32969169.


To ascertain whether ear acupuncture (modified Battlefield technique) as an adjunct (Adj-BFA) to standard analgesia care (SAC) significantly reduces pain scores compared with sham acupuncture (Adj-Sham) or SAC alone, when delivered by medical and nursing practitioners in an ED.