Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield acupuncture to treat low back pain in the emergency department Battlefield acupuncture to treat low back pain in the emergency department – Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) is an ear acupuncture protocol used by the military for immediate pain relief. This is a pilot feasibility study of BFA as a treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) in an accident and emergency department (ED). Click here to continue reading. Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol Information Description The Battlefield Acupuncture protocol was developed by Col. Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH. It is designed to be administered quickly and easily in a variety of situations and delivers rapid pain relief. Results are often significant and long-lasting. Treatment is performed according to the following protocol: Treatment order is Cingulate Gyrus, Thalamus Point, Omega 2, Point Zero, Shen Men. Choose an ear (it doesn’t matter which ear) and insert a needle in Cingulate Gyrus point. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) move on to step 3. Insert a needle in Cingulate Gyrus point on the opposite ear from step 2. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) move on to step 4. Insert a needle in Thalamus point on the same ear as step 2. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) continue with Thalamus point in the opposite ear. Continue as above, in the correct...