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ATINOL TORRES, Esmeris et al. Nursing actions for the use of natural and traditional medicine in aged adults. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.235-240. ISSN 1029-3019.

A therapeutic intervention in 522 elderly, belonging to the health area of Matías in III Frente municipality, Santiago de Cuba province was carried out from February, 2012 to March, 2013, in order to evaluate the impact of the dependent and independent nursing actions for the use of natural and traditional medicine in affected patients with arthrosis, lumbosacral pain, muscle contraction, obesity and anxiety. These aged patients were treated with digitopuncture, cups, moxibustion and auriculotherapy, according to the medical indication. Feminine sex (52.5%) and the age group 60-65 (43.0%) prevailed in the case material. When concluding the intervention it was achieved that most of the old patients (98.0%), of both sexes, had a positive response to the treatment.

Keywords : aged adult; natural and traditional medicine; anxiety; arthrosis; lumbosacral pain; obesity; muscle contraction.

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