Acupuncture to reduce opioid consumption in patients with pain: Getting to the right points Journal Article


Authors: Deng, G.; Mao, J. J.
Article Title: Acupuncture to reduce opioid consumption in patients with pain: Getting to the right points
Abstract: An editorial is presented on the study conducted by Zheng et al. on the use of acupuncture for the potential reduction of opioid administration in patients with chronic pain. Discussed are results of electroacupuncture (EA) and sham electro-acupuncture (SEA) noted in the research. Explored is the implementation of opioid use reduction on pain management's primary outcome.
Keywords: united states; biological markers; phenotype; public health; medical practice; pain management; acupuncture -- methods; substance use disorders -- prevention and control; narcotics; chronic pain -- therapy; muscle pain -- therapy -- united states
Journal Title: Pain Medicine
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1526-2375
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Date Published: 2019-02-01
Start Page: 207
End Page: 208
Language: English
ACCESSION: 134691354
DOI: 10.1093/pm/pny258
PROVIDER: EBSCOhost
PROVIDER: cin20
PUBMED: 30496494
DOI/URL:
Notes: Accession Number: 134691354 -- Entry Date: 20190216 -- Revision Date: 20190223 -- Publication Type: Editorial -- Journal Subset: Biomedical; Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed; USA -- NLM UID: 100894201. -- Source: cin20
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  1. Gary E Deng
    52 Deng
  2. Jun J Mao
    61 Mao