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Acupuncture therapy for persistent hiccups.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11908864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Persistent hiccups (singultus) is a rare but severely disabling disorder. The causes of persistent hiccups are numerous, as are the treatment options. However, none of the treatment modalities has proven to be effective by evidence-based criteria, and no treatment has been shown to be superior to another. Traditional acupuncture has not been previously reported as a modality for the treatment of persistent hiccups in the English medical literature. We describe 2 patients with persistent hiccups refractory to conventional treatments that were treated successfully using acupuncture.
Elad Schiff; Yaron River; Arie Oliven; Majed Odeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  323     ISSN:  0002-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-22     Completed Date:  2002-04-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  166-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine B, Bnai Zion Medical Center, and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy*
Hiccup / therapy*
Middle Aged

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