Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2010 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 7 |Article ID 869619 | 4 pages | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nep172

Auricular Acupunctures Are Effective for the Prevention of Postoperative Agitation in Old Patients

Received07 May 2009
Accepted02 Oct 2009

Abstract

Postoperative cognitive problems and delirium are not uncommon in the elderly. We reported four cases in which auricular acupunctures on the ‘Shenmen’ and ‘Point Zero’ points successfully managed postoperative problematic behaviors of the three patients with dementia and the one patient postoperatively demonstrating an agitated behavior.

Copyright © 2010 Young-Chang P. Arai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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