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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1976;9(2):303-306.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1976.9.2.303   
The Results of Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation Acupuncture in a Pain Clinic .
Jin Kyun Lee, Hee Koo Yoo, Young Hee Hwang, Wan Sik Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, Hanyang University, School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Although the acupuncture is not accepted medical therapeutic method in Korea, the author has been undertaken to treat various conditions of pain in an pain clinic at HANYANG University Hospital during 11 months from 1975 to 1976 to 62 patients who had not responding to conventional treatments such as medication, nerve block, physiotherapy and psychotherepy .etc. At the result of the electrical Acupumcture stimulation, 17 patients (27.4%) showed marked improvement, 21 patients (33. 9%) showed improvement and 21 patients (33. 9%3 transient improvement. The total confidence showed O8 patients (61. 3%), furthermore the longterm results of these follow up study will be carried continuously with the questioners within 6 months. And also the mechanisms of the stimulation produced analgesia reviewed with the recent reported several literatures. In conclusion, acupuncture can be used to relief of various pain for which coventional treatments are less effective. Acupuncture is relatively easy to learn and to practice by the acquisition of minimal knowledge of the technique.
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