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Acupuncture used in the management of pain due to arthropathy in a patient with haemophilia
  1. Palle Rosted, consultant acupuncturist1,
  2. Viggo Jørgensen, specialist in general practice2
  1. 1
    Weston Park Hospital, Sheffiled, senior lecturer, Sheffield University, England
  2. 2
    Thyborøn, Denmark
  1. Prosted{at}aol.com

Summary

A case report is presented of a haemophilia patient, with pains due to arthropathy, being successfully treated with acupuncture. Acupuncture may have something to offer this type of patient in terms of pain management and reduction of strong analgesics. Treatment should be performed only by practitioners with special training in acupuncture, and close co-operation with a haemophilia clinic is necessary.

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