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Using acupuncture to manage pain

01 September 2007

Primary Health Care


Pain is highly subjective and sometimes extremely difficult to alleviate, and pain management in a clinical setting can be complex. But there are many alternative...

Straight to the point

01 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Turning point

Health professionals using auricular acupuncture for a variety of addictions have reported significant benefits for their patients.

Transforming lives

08 May 2007

Nursing Standard


Being locked up in a young offender institution causes stress to inmates that can erupt into disorder and violence. Two nurses are providing relaxation and...

Emotional acupuncture

28 August 2007

Nursing Standard


Emotional freedom technique is gaining popularity in the UK for the treatment of psychological problems. Its supporters say it is particularly useful for people who...

Dysmenorrhoea and acupuncture: a review of the literature

06 July 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of dysmenorrhoea – pain during menstruation – and the use of acupuncture to manage this common gynaecological problem. Severe...

Pain relief to a point

27 August 2008

Nursing Standard

Clinical digest

Acupuncture can help to relieve some of the discomfort and pain associated with pregnancy. Midwife Sarah Budd has been practising the technique for 20 years.

Developing a nurse-led clinic using transformational leadership

25 March 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Nurses are at the forefront of implementing and managing change, given constantly changing healthcare services and the increase in demand for health care. Therefore,...

Use of acupuncture in the management of pain

21 November 2018

Nursing Standard


Nurses practising in almost any area of healthcare may encounter individuals who are considering acupuncture, particularly those caring for people who are...