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2022 Apr 28

Curr Pain Headache Rep

Acupuncture and Postoperative Pain Reduction.


Shah S, Godhardt L, Spofford C
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2022 Apr 28.
PMID: 35482244.


Acupuncture is an analgesic technique that has long been utilized in Eastern medicine. In recent times, various acupuncture techniques have been used in integrated pain management approaches in Western medicine. It has even been adopted as an analgesic method in surgical patients. Currently, no review exists regarding various acupuncture techniques used in perioperative pain management and data describing the utility of these techniques. This paper synthesizes the latest literature regarding the role of acupuncture in perioperative pain management. The authors sought to describe various acupuncture modalities used to help manage surgical pain and synthesize the current body of literature to help readers make informed judgements on the topic.