Raynauds phenomenon, cytokines and acupuncture: a case report
Acupuncture in Medicine, 07/05/2012
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Omole FS et al. – The patient's serum proinflammatory cytokines were compared with those from an ongoing study in the institution and the results indicated that acupuncture therapy might be anti–inflammatory. Acupuncture is relatively safe and should be considered as an alternative treatment or non–pharmacological therapy for pain associated with Raynaud's phenomenon (RP).
Folashade Omole (07/05/2012) comments:
Acupuncture should not be considered as a last option, it should be considered alongside conventional medicine especially if patient is given the options of treatment.