27. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Acupuncture

  1. Catherine F. Stannard MB ChB, FRCA, FFPMRCA,
  2. Eija Kalso MD, DMedSci and
  3. Jane Ballantyne MD
  1. Mark I. Johnson PhD, BSc Professor

Published Online: 20 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314380.ch27

Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management

Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management

How to Cite

Johnson, M. I. (2010) Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Acupuncture, in Evidence-Based Chronic Pain Management (eds C. F. Stannard, E. Kalso and J. Ballantyne), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314380.ch27

Author Information

  1. Pain and Analgesia, Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Pallium Research Group Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152914

Online ISBN: 9781444314380



  • transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture;
  • conventional TENS;
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP);
  • acupuncture-like TENS (AL-TENS) - form of hyperstimulation to harness actions of TENS;
  • TENS for nonmalignant pain;
  • systematic reviews of TENS for chronic pain;
  • TENS for cancer-related nonpain symptoms;
  • acupuncture for cancer-related nonpain symptoms;
  • complementary therapies for cancer-related fatigue


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  • Acupuncture

  • Conclusion

  • References