auricular acupuncture


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auricular acupuncture

acupuncture performed using points on the ear that have been mapped to specific anatomical areas of the body.

auricular acupuncture

A type of acupuncture once practised in China and recently revitalised; acupuncture needles are inserted in various highly specific sites in the auricle where, according to its advocates, there are over 200 acupuncture points that may affect any diseased part of the body.

Auricular acupuncture

Acupuncture using only points found on the ears.
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Effects of auricular acupuncture on anthropometric, lipid profile, inflammatory, and immunologic markers: A randomized controlled trial study.
Auricular acupuncture for drug dependence: an open-label randomized investigation on clinical outcomes, health-related quality of life, and patient acceptability.
The effects of auricular acupuncture on smoking cessation may not depend on the point chosen an exploratory meta-analysis.
Parental auricular acupuncture as an adjunct for parental presence during induction of anesthesia.
Acupuncture, including auricular acupuncture, also relieves low-back pain and improves function (SOR: B, 2 RCTs).
Auricular acupuncture therapy is based on the understanding that the outer ear represents all parts of the body.
A 2009 RCT divided 159 patients at 25 to 38 weeks' gestational age into 3 groups: auricular acupuncture at specific points for one week, sham auricular acupuncture at nonspecific points for one week, and controls.
This project will investigate the effects of auricular acupuncture on chronic SCI-related neuropathic pain after an eight-week period of weekly acupuncture sessions.
Therapeutic touch, massage, and guided imagery have been used during childbearing for years, and more RNs are certifying in hypnosis, auricular acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbology, or other forms of CAM to enhance their practice and own health.
A randomized, controlled study in 2009 compared 6 weeks of auricular acupuncture with a sham procedure.
Auricular acupuncture for postoperative pain control: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials.