Electroacupuncture on opioid consumption by patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: a randomised controlled trial [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Acupuncture on opioid consumption by chronic non-cancer pain patients

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Researchers: Prof Charlie Xue (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Zhen Zheng Prof Robert Helme Prof Stephen Gibson

Brief description Chronic musculoskeletal pain significantly impacts on productivity and quality of life and represents one-tenth of health expenditure. Opioids are increasingly prescribed to control this type of pain, although the long-term usage is inadequate and associated with significant adverse events. Our pilot study has shown that electroacupuncture (EA) is potentially beneficial for reducing OM. This study is to determine whether or not EA reduces OM consumption and associated adverse events.

Funding Amount $AUD 368,138.08

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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