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BIS. Boletim do Instituto de Saúde (Impresso)

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PEREIRA, Cristina Fernandes  e  VIEIRA VILLELA, Wilza. Acupuncture in the health public service: an analysis over the organization and functioning of the reference unit in Uberlândia - MG. BIS, Bol. Inst. Saúde (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.2, pp. 156-161. ISSN 1518-1812.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is comprised of a complex set of therapeutic techniques which aim to treat individuals as a hole, through the stimulation of natural mechanisms intended to generate body energetic balance and to provide health. Among the TCM resources, acupuncture is one of the most recognized and used in the country. Acupuncture, besides its high resolubility, is a low cost technique, requires little material resources and has no relevant side effects. In 2006, acupuncture offering in the public service was regulated through the National Politics of Integrative and Complementary Practices (Política Nacional de Práticas Integrativas e Complementares - PNPIC). In Minas Gerais, this regulation has been reaffirmed through the State Politics of Integrative and Complementary Practices (Política Estadual de Práticas Integrativas e Complementares - PEPIC), in 2009. In this context, this case study aims to describe the organization and functioning, as well as the profile of the acupuncture patient, of the Reference Unity in Uberlândia, Minas Gerais. To that end, actions have been carried out, such as the observation of the attendance flow, data gathering and data analysis of medical records of patients and documental and bibliographic analysis. In conclusion, the implementation of the PNPIC has brought a new perspective to the public health services, contributing to the development of health promoting actions.

Palavras-chave : Acupuncture; PNPIC; Health promotion.

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