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Auricular acupuncture for adult tonsillectomy.

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Adult tonsillectomy causes significant postoperative pain that can last over 14 days, but narcotic regimens only provide a modest reduction in pain. Auricular acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve pain with minimal complications. This study compared acupuncture versus control for pain, opioid consumption, nausea, and return of diet and activity following tonsillectomy.

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Name: The Laryngoscope
ISSN: 1531-4995
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A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.

Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.

Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.

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