Anesthesia Providers Views About Acupuncture and Acupressure

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  May 12, 2016 at 9:14 AM Alternative Medicine News
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Acupuncture helps alleviate acute postoperative and chronic pain, while both acupuncture and acupressure help reduce anxiety. In a new study of anesthesia providers in the U.S., most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. However, the majority of those participants recognize the potential benefits of these therapies.
 Anesthesia Providers Views About Acupuncture and Acupressure
Anesthesia Providers Views About Acupuncture and Acupressure

About 75% of providers expressed interest in acupuncture/acupressure education, revealed the study published in Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal.

The article 'Perceptions of Acupuncture and Acupressure by Anesthesia Providers' reports that more than half of the providers in the study would consider using these alternative medicine techniques in their practice. Coauthors Amanda Faircloth, Arkadiy Dubovoy, Chuck Biddle, and John Butterworth IV, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, and Diane Dodd-McCue, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions (Richmond, VA), suggest that this receptiveness presents a strong argument in favor of incorporating aspects of alternative medicine into the curriculum for anesthesia education.

"Clinical trials would eventually make this information even more meaningful as to whether these modalities are useful, but the article demonstrates that anesthesiologists are willing to investigate acupuncture and acupressure for pain and anxiety in their practices," says Richard C. Niemtzow, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture and Director of the United States Air Force Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Center, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Source: Eurekalert

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