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Acupuncture decreases pre-op anxiety

Isobel Cosgrove - Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Turkish research team has found that a single session of acupuncture at the acupuncture point between the eyebrows  (Called Yintang) can reduce pre operative anxiety in adult surgical patients. The study comprised 52 adult surgical patients.  

They received a single 20 minute session of acupuncture with an ear press needle at either Yintang, or a sham point.  Anxiety decreased significantly in the study group, while no change was observed in the sham group.  Research reference: Acupuncture decreases preoperative anxiety. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine.Dec.2012

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