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Acupuncture treatment of phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation in amputees.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15253586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three case histories are presented in which amputees with acute or chronic phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation were treated with Western medical acupuncture, needling the asymptomatic intact limb. Two out of the three cases reported complete relief of their phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation. Acupuncture was successful in treating phantom phenomena in two of these cases, but a larger cohort study would be needed to provide more evidence for the success rate of this treatment technique for this indication.
David Bradbrook
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acupuncture in medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0964-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Acupunct Med     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-15     Completed Date:  2004-09-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9304117     Medline TA:  Acupunct Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / methods*,  standards
Amputation Stumps / physiopathology*
Pain / etiology,  therapy*
Pain Measurement
Pain, Postoperative / therapy
Patient Satisfaction
Phantom Limb / physiopathology*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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