Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy for Severe Pain Following Total Hip Replacement
Received Date: Aug 31, 2018 / Accepted Date: Sep 10, 2018 / Published Date: Sep 17, 2018
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese therapy whereby stimulation of points along different energy meridians is applied. Auriculotherapy is ear acupuncture where analgesic points corresponding to different body parts are identified and stimulated on the external ear. Both forms of acupressure have been used with varying success rates in several chronic pain conditions. This article aims to highlight the successful management of severe, intractable pain following a total hip replacement using combined acupuncture and auriculotherapy.
Keywords: Acupressure; Ear auriculotherapy; Chronic pain; Hip replacement; Visual analogue scale; TENS; Pain management
Citation: Uma Hariharan, Jayashree Doval (2018) Acupuncture and Auriculotherapy for Severe Pain Following Total Hip Replacement. J Pain Relief 7: 328. Doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000328
Copyright: © 2018 Uma Hariharan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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