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Role of acupuncture in critically ill patients - a systematic review - Evidence Based Acupuncture


The aim of this systematic review is to increase the clinician’s awareness of the current evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for the management of critically ill patients, both alone or as a complement to biomedicine.

The effects of acupuncture on critical illness, with a particular focus on respiratory function, pain and delirium treatment and prevention, circulatory function, nutritional support, and recovery after acute illness are explored and summarized, and evidence is provided that acupuncture is an acceptable and feasible option for the management of several aspects of critical illness.

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Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine [Preprint]. doi 10.1016/j.jtcme.2022.10.005

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