Apipuncture treatment for central post-stroke pain.

Author: Yun SP, Sun BC.
Saint Paul\'s Oriental Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Conference/Journal: J Altern Complement Med.
Date published: 2010 Feb
Other: Volume ID: 16 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 223-4 , Special Notes: Comment in J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Feb;16(2):139-40. , Word Count: 61

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of apipuncture treatment for central post-stroke pain. SUBJECTS: Two (2) female subjects with central post-stroke pain were treated with apipuncture. RESULTS: Both patients experienced a reduction in the intensity of pain after receiving apipuncture treatment without adverse effects. CONCLUSIONS: Apipuncture is an effective and safe intervention to treat central post-stroke pain.