Monday, February 8, 2016

Pins and Needles

I think we'll do some miscellaneous topics this week.


Five different patients come to you, asking about acupuncture. One has cervical spondylosis and neck pain. The second has low back pain. The third has menstrual pain. The fourth has fibromyalgia. The last one has recurrent small bowel obstructions.

Challenge: Which patient is most likely to benefit from acupuncture (compared to no treatment)?

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1 comment:

Craig Chen said...

Pins and Needles

The best studied is low back pain in which acupuncture and sham acupuncture have improved outcomes compared to controls.

Source: UpToDate.