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MEDISAN

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ALVAREZ CABALLERO, Mileydis et al. Effectiveness of auriculopuncture in the treatment of patients with hypertension. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.11, pp.1484-1489. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and longitudinal study of 53 hypertensive adults belonging to the doctor's office No. 55 of "José Martí Pérez" University Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba was carried out from February to September, 2012, with the objective of demonstrating the effectiveness of the auriculopuncture in the treatment of these patients. A prevalence of the mild hypertension (69.6%), and of the female sex (47.1%) was found. After applying the therapy, the most frequent symptoms decreased: migraine, 50.9 - 5.6% and the insomnia, 20.7 - 1.8%. The obtained results evidenced the effectiveness of this non conventional treatment in 92.4% of the affected patients, at the same time that 96.3% of satisfaction was possible with the used procedure

Keywords : auriculotherapy; hypertension; doctor's office; primary health care.

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