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2022 Nov-Dec

Soins Gerontol



[Acupuncture, a non-drug approach to the management of chronic pain in geriatrics].


Maréchal F
Soins Gerontol. 2022 Nov-Dec; 27(158):39-42.
PMID: 36503664.


It is recognized that multimodal management of chronic pain is necessary. This management requires the use of both drug and non-drug approaches. Acupuncture is a non-medicinal approach that has been shown to be effective in treating chronic musculoskeletal and arthritic pain. It has few side effects and contraindications. Its use should be developed in geriatrics as a complement to usual analgesics and other non-drug approaches.