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Phantom limb pain responds to distant skin magnets: support for the functional existence of acupuncture meridians
  1. Timö Töysä
  1. lisalmen veljeskoti, Pohjolank. 15 SF-74120 lisalmi, Finland, Email:< timo.toysa{at}>


    Phantom leg pain in 10 patients was treated with skin magnets to the ipsilateral superior ends, on the thorax, of the leg Yin-meridians (KI.27, LR.14 and SP.21). The majority of patients reported relief of phantom pain while skin magnets were in situ, but in general this benefit was lost soon after stopping treatment. In two cases the method appeared more effective than morphine, and in a few patients it seemed to have some prophylactic benefit.

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