New Pressure Algometry Device for the Quantification of Acupuncture Induced Pain Relief

Susana Seca
2017 HSOA Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine  
Acupuncture is still a controversial topic, as methodologic problems associated to its research impair scientific progress. Besides effective allocation of acupoints and double blinding, quantification of its effects is still a problem that has to be addressed. In particular, the effects of acupuncture need to be quantified more clearly for relieving pain and reducing inflammatory effects associated to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). We aim to study the effects of acupuncture resorting to an
more » ... rting to an algometry device specifically designed to assess the pressure tolerated by RA patients.
doi:10.24966/acim-7562/100019 fatcat:r4jfbj6b7rhzroqb5sa7kyjrey