Abstract Title:

Acupuncture treatment of phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation in a primary care setting.

Abstract Source:

Acupunct Med. 2013 Mar ;31(1):101-4. Epub 2012 Dec 6. PMID: 23220713

Abstract Author(s):

Arwel Davies

Article Affiliation:

Arwel Davies


A 45-year-old man presented with phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation 12 weeks after an above-elbow amputation of his right arm. He underwent seven sessions of acupuncture at weekly intervals carried out by his general practitioner on his intact left arm, with complete relief of the phantom limb pain and considerable improvement of the phantom limb sensation of his right arm. This case demonstrates the possible benefits from the use of short acupuncture sessions for a potentially chronic condition undertaken within the constraints of a busy general medical practice.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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