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Poster

Description

• Chronic pain is one of the most difficult conditions to treat.

---Close monitoring of controlled medications

---Unnecessary, expensive surgeries

• Alternatives to medication is increasingly necessary.

• Integrative medicine incorporates traditional western medicine with unconventional therapies, such as acupuncture.

---Evaluate the treatments’ efficacy for chronic neck and back pain by evaluating meta-analysis studies and randomized controlled trials.

• Physiology is a large component of understanding how and if the acupuncture works.

---Non-invasive functional magnetic resonance imaging

---Neurotransmitters and their response to acupuncture

• Acupuncture therapy for improvement of chronic musculoskeletal pain

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

First Advisor

Heidi Olson-Fitzgerald

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Acupuncture Therapy; Chronic Disease; Musculoskeletal Pain -- therapy; Comparative Study

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases

Acupuncture: A Comparison Study of Sham Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Current Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Adults

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