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2022 Sep 24

J Pediatr Surg

A randomized, placebo-controlled study of magnetic acupuncture for supplementary analgesia after laparoscopic appendectomy in children.


Magnetic acupuncture (MA) is a noninvasive technique potentially useful for postoperative pain reduction. While anecdotal case series have reported analgesic effects, this has not been systematically studied. We evaluated the analgesic properties of supplemental MA versus placebo and standard treatment in children who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy (LA).