Acupuncture pain management for patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study

Title

Acupuncture pain management for patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study

Creator

Lin YC; Ly H; Golianu B

Publisher

The American Journal of Chinese Medicine

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; Acupuncture Analgesia Acute Disease Adolescent Adult Child Chronic Disease Cystic Fibrosis/complications Female Humans Male Pain/etiology/therapy Pain Measurement Pilot Projects Treatment Outcome

Description

Cystic fibrosis is the most commonly occurring genetic disorder among Caucasians. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture for pain management in patients with cystic fibrosis
clinical data was obtained regarding the integration of acupuncture into the management of pain in patients with cystic fibrosis. Visual analog scales were used for pain measurement. Acupuncture was found to be effective in decreasing pain complaints in patients with cystic fibrosis. No side effects or complications were reported in relation to the acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture is effective for managing symptoms and illnesses associated with cystic fibrosis. Further randomized controlled trials will be necessary to evaluate additional efficacy in pain management and the improvement of the quality of life of patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Lin YC; Ly H; Golianu B, “Acupuncture pain management for patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 3, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13416.

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