Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research, 1992, 17(2):95-105.
Pub type: Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial.
AT: UCLA Biomed W1 AC999T
(PE title: Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research.)
Abstract: Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing methods which is used in
traditional medicine. In the modern medicine, we are witnessing a
renaissance of this ancient treatment applied mainly in the management of
chronic pain. A number of modern technological changes are being applied to
replace, or modify, the classical needle treatment.
Among many modalities
used today is the novel addition in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
Stimulation (TENS) called CODETRON which delivers acupuncture-like
stimulation in a random order. CODETRON was developed by a Canadian
Scientist and had been evaluated in a clinical trial in a multidisciplinary
pain clinic on patients who came for acupuncture therapy over a period of
Indications, effectiveness and experiences with this form of
treatment are presented. In addition, results obtained from a six week
double-blind randomized placebo controlled pilot trial of osteoarthritis of
the hip/knee with CODETRON which was conducted later.
The results were
highly suggestive of the beneficial effect of this nonhabituating mode of
therapy and confirmed our initial uncontrolled trial results.