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The Efficacy of Acupuncture in Post-Operative Pain Management:
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

"Conclusion: Our findings indicate that certain modes of acupuncture improved postoperative pain on the first day after surgery and reduced opioid use. Our findings support the use of acupuncture as adjuvant therapy in treating postoperative pain."

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26959661/

Ming-Shun Wu 1 2Kee-Hsin Chen 3 4 5I-Fan Chen 6Shihping Kevin Huang 6Pei-Chuan Tzeng 7Mei-Ling Yeh 8Fei-Peng Lee 9 10Jaung-Geng Lin 11Chiehfeng Chen 4 5 7 9 12 13