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Marcelo C. Alves ; Fausto Bérzin ; Maria B. D. Gavião ;Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia 2011, 15 5

Autor: Maria F. M. Aranha

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Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia ISSN: 1413-3555 rbfisio@ufscar.br Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e PósGraduação em Fisioterapia Brasil Aranha, Maria F.
M.; Alves, Marcelo C.; Bérzin, Fausto; Gavião, Maria B.
D. Efficacy of electroacupuncture for myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle: a case series Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia, vol.
15, núm.
5, septiembre-octubre, 2011, pp.
371-379 Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia São Carlos, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=235019855008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ISSN 1413-3555 Original Article Rev Bras Fisioter, São Carlos, v.
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2011 Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia © Efficacy of electroacupuncture for myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle: a case series Eficácia da eletroacupuntura para dor miofascial do músculo trapézio: uma série de casos Maria F.
M.
Aranha1, Marcelo C.
Alves1, Fausto Bérzin1, Maria B.
D.
Gavião2 Abstract Background: Electroacupunture (EA) includes the passage of an electrical current through the acupuncture needle and is commonly used for pain relief.
Objective: To evaluate the EA treatment effects for myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle.
Methods: Twenty women aged ranging from 18 to 40 years (mean=24.95; SD=5.88 years), with a body mass index ranging from 19 to 25 kg-m2 (mean=22.33; SD=0.56 kg-m2), with regular menstrual cycles controlled by oral contraceptive, local or referred pain for more than six months and at least one myofascial trigger point in the upper trapezius participated in this study.
The participants received a total of nine EA sessions over five weeks.
The needles were inserted at th...





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