Acupuncture for Tonsillectomy Pain: Better than NSAIDs, Safer than Opioids?

Results of a study published in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology suggest that medical acupuncture may be a safe and effective treatment for pain relief from tonsillectomy, which can persist for 10 days in children and longer still in adults. Earlier this year, FDA issued a ban on the use of codeine for pediatric patients undergoing this procedure, due to risk of complications. Read a news report on the research here.

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