Ear-acupuncture relaxation therapy in alcoholics. Report on a follow-up survey
Journal/Book: Med J Aust. 1979; 2: 179-80.
Abstract: Ninety-five out of 190 alcoholics treated in 1977 by ear-acupuncture relaxation therapy were selected for a follow-up survey. Sixty-two replied to our letters and were interviewed (by C.F.). Sixteen (25.8%) said that they had maintained total sobriety for over 12 months, while 54 (87%) said that their life-style, drinking pattern and physical and mental health had improved. thus, a significant percentage had been helped to improved health and to a changed way of life.
Keyword(s): Acupuncture/methods. Adult. Aged. Alcohol Drinking. Alcoholism/rehabilitation/therapy. Ear, External/innervation. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Health Status. Human. Male. Middle Age. Music Therapy. Quality of Life. Relaxation Techniques. Self Assessment (Psychology). Time Factors