By Faure-Antonietti F; Antonietti C; Estanove S; Ninet J; Vigneron M;
Cahiers D Anesthesiologie, 1991, 39(8):537-40.
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(PE title: Cahiers d'anesthesiologie.)
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of traditional
Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of scapulohumeral pain during the
early stage following heart surgery, by puncture of points not related
anatomically or metamerically with the scapulohumeral joint and without any
Reduction of pain and angular gain were almost
immediate, durable, measurable and reproducible, which could be explained
by possible effects of acupuncture on articular sympathetic
mechanoreceptors, then suppressing reflex muscular contractions due to
intraoperative postural constraints.