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Acupuncture for the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain in general practice
  1. John B Hynes
  1. GP Registrar, Exeter Vocational Training Scheme
  1. Convent Road, Ballinrobe County Mayo, Ireland


An audit of 28 patients treated with acupuncture for musculo-skeletal pain, of whom visual analogue scores were analysed for 20, showed a marked decrease in pain following treatment. Needles used in treatment cost less than 50p per session, but consultations were doubled in length to 20min.

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