A case series of auricular acupuncture in a veteran's population using a revised auricular mapping-diagnostic paradigm (RAMP-uP)
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical effects of auricular acupuncture treatments for pain based on a revised auricular mapping and diagnostic paradigm (RAMP-uP). DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: A major US Veterans Affairs Medical Centre located in the Southeaster United States. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Pain and efficacy rating scores based on visual analogue scales during each clinical visit. Duration of acupuncture treatment effects based on clinic notes documentation. RESULTS: Patients' average pain score decreased by almost 60% (p<0.0001). The treatment effects lasted 1-3 months (47%). The overall efficacy reported by most patients was helpful (83.6%). CONCLUSION: The observed clinical effects of auricular acupuncture based on RAMP-uP are promising. Further research is needed to assess its feasibility to generalize and generate clinical effects in randomized controlled clinical trials.

Author(s): 
Huang, W.
Halpin, S. N.
Perkins, M. M.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
Complement Ther Med
Publication Date: 
2016-08
Publication Year: 
2016
Pages: 
130-136
Volume: 
27
ISSN: 
1873-6963
DOI: 
10.1016/j.ctim.2016.06.002
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 27515887

Turabian/Chicago Citation

W. Huang, S. N. Halpin and M. M. Perkins. 2016-08. "A case series of auricular acupuncture in a veteran's population using a revised auricular mapping-diagnostic paradigm (RAMP-uP)." Complementary Therapies in Medicine 27: 130-136. 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.06.002.

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