A retrospective study on the use of acupuncture for the prevention of alcoholic recidivism.
Symposium of acupuncture research. Washington DC USA, 1994/09/17.
This retrospective study evaluates the efficacy of acupuncture for the prevention of recidivism in the treatment of alcoholism.
Thirty subjects with a history of heavy drinking were randomly recruited from an alcoholism outpatient clinic.
The acupuncture group (n=16) received acupuncture in addition to conventional alcoholism treatment ; the control group (n=14) received conventional treatment only.
Compared to the control group, the acupuncture group showed a significant reduction in relapse frequency (P=025).
In the acupuncture group, 93.75% of the subjects either remained abstinent or graduated from the program, compared to 42.86% of the subjects in the control group (P=0.002), statistically remarkably significant.
Mots-clés Pascal : Rétrospective, Stress, Acupuncture, Alcool, Homme, Prévention, Médecine orientale, Médecine traditionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Retrospective, Stress, Acupuncture, Alcohol, Human, Prevention, Oriental medicine, Folk medicine
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Cote : 95-0245617
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.