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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961

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PATRICIO, Ana Luisa; SOCARRAS BAEZ, Lucila; FREIRE HERRERA, Migdalia  y  FIS POLL, Ereneida. Analgesia Acupuntural en el Servicio de Urgencias. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2002, vol.18, n.3, pp.165-169. ISSN 0864-0319.

A number of various therapeutical methods has been used so far for pain relief that is probably the most common and decisive cause for going to the doctor´s. A prospective study was conducted to evaluate the results of acupunctural analgesia applied in January,2001 in the Emergency Service of "Panamá" Hospital, Vertientes municipality, Camaguey province Twenty two cases, who went to the Natural Medicine department for pain relief, were studied. A form was designed to gather information including variables such as age, sex, location and intensity of pain, acupunctural points and results of treatment after 40 minutes. The main results showed that all the patients were aged over 30 years, with females prevailing (72%); main treated areas were lumbosacral region, dorsal region and arms. Pain diminished or disappeared in 82% of cases after 40 minutes of treatment.

Palabras clave : ACUPUNCTURE ANALGESIA; ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY; PAIN [therapy]; MEDICINE,CHINESE TRADITIONAL.

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