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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1975;8(2):287-171.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1975.8.2.287   
Nerve Block and Low-frequency Electrical Acupuneture in a Pain Clinic .
Jong Rae Kim, Hung Kun Oh
Department of Anesthesiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Pain is as old as mankind and is one of the physiological defense mechanisms, but when it lasts long, it may be harmful. We decided to conduct an exploratory trial with nerve block and acupuncture for 134 patients referred to this clinic with chronic or intractable pain syndromes. We used Model 6.25 and G6805 Electrotherapeutic Apparatus for acupuncture therapy. The results were as follows: (1) Sex and age distribution: 64 were male, 79 were female and 91 patients were over 40 years of age. (2) Localigation of pain: Scapular and upper extemities in 53 among 143 patients. (3) Method of treatment: Nerve block 84, low frequency electrical acupuncture 92 and combined therapy in 3 patients. (4) Effect of treatment: 92% of various nerve blocks and 88% of low frequency electrical acupuncture therapy gave good results.


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