Battlefield acupuncture is an inexpensive low-risk alternative that can reduce pain; however, there are a limited number of articles and studies addressing Battlefield acupuncture and its effectiveness in treating chronic pain. The purpose of this review is to systematically summarize existing studies on the treatment of chronic pain with Battlefield acupuncture in comparison to the patient’s current level of care and discuss future study considerations. A database search utilizing PubMed, MedLine, and the Cochrane Library was conducted and yielded three pertinent studies. All studies showed comparable conclusions demonstrating that Battlefield acupuncture is effective at reducing chronic pain.
Kramer A. Decreasing Chronic Pain Through the Use of Battlefield Acupuncture: Rapid Review. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2020; 2(3).
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