The Role of Acupuncture in Interventional Pain Management

Hasan Mihardja, Yoshua Viventius, Yolanda Teja, Hanggoro Laka Bunawan, Marshellia Setiawan, Lisa Yunita, Djaali Wahyuningsih

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Objective: Interventional pain management has been recognized over the last couple of decades for treating chronic-pain syndromes. Acupuncture is a nonpharmacologic therapeutic option for pain management and may be an option for different patients with contraindications for interventional pain management. This review explores this options. Method: This limited review examines the role of acupuncture for managing head-and-neck pain and lower-back pain, according to interventional pain management. Conclusions: Acupuncture at various points, corresponding to the stellate ganglion, which is ST 10 Shuitu, and corresponding to the splanchnic nerve and the facet joint of the lumbar vertebra - which are Ex-B2 paravertebra - can be applied for pain management in the head-and-neck area and in the lower-back area. According to various research findings, acupuncture is effective and safe for reducing pain in the head and neck area, as well as in the lower back.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-334
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Acupuncture
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021


  • acupuncture
  • head-and-neck pain
  • interventional pain management
  • lower-back pain


Dive into the research topics of 'The Role of Acupuncture in Interventional Pain Management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this