Accession Number:

AD1082564

Title:

Efficacy of Auricular Acupuncture in Reducing Pain After Third-Molar Extractions

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2019-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese philosophy dating back nearly 4000 years. It is according to this ancient philosophy that medical symptoms such as pain and disease occur when the flow of energy qi is disturbed and that by inserting fine needles into specific acupuncture points it is thought to restore the flow of energy and reduce pain the symptoms of disease. By incorporating acupuncture with modern western medicine it is hoped that we can reduce the need to use opioids for pain control.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE