Accession Number : ADA551935


Title :   Battlefield Acupuncture: Update


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HOSPITAL ANDREWS AFB DC


Personal Author(s) : Niemtzow, Richard C ; Litscher, Gerhard ; Burns, Stephen M ; Helms, Joseph M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a551935.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The update to the Battlefield Acupuncture 1 technique, as recommended by Niemtzow, consists of first following the orginal protocol to determine the dominant ear. If during this process a single gold ASP needle (Sedatelac, Chemin des Muriers, F-68540, Irigny, France; obtainable from www.omsmedical.com) reduces the pain several points down on the pain scale, then a silver or stainless steel ASP needle may be placed just touching the gold ASP needle to achieve an even more substantial pain reduction. Niemtzow does not recommend doubling up on the gold ASP needles if there is no pain attenuation. In the course of future description of acupoints associated with this technique, Burns suggests the use of zone to replace acupoint; i.e., Cingulate Gyrus zone. The rationale is that the exact point may not be exactly determinable even with an electronic point finder.


Descriptors :   *ACUPUNCTURE , *NEEDLES , BATTLEFIELDS , ELECTRONICS , PAIN , REDUCTION , SILVER , STAINLESS STEEL


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE