Abdominal acupuncture changes cortical responses to nociceptive stimuli in fibromyalgia patients.
Abdominal acupuncture changes cortical responses to nociceptive stimuli in fibromyalgia patients. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2014 Jun;20(6):565-7 Authors: de Tommaso M, Delussi M, Ricci K, D'Angelo G PMID: 24836741 [PubMed - in process]
We examined 16 review articles and 11 randomized controlled trials published in the last 5 years on the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in adults with CMP conditions. The available evidence suggests that acupuncture does have short-term pain relief benefits for patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain and is a safe and reasonable referral option. Acupunct ure may also have a beneficial role for fibromyalgia. However, the available evidence does not support the use of acupuncture for treating hip osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.SummaryThe majority of studies concluded the superi...
Acupuncture is well recognized for its unique therapeutic effect for many diseases as a nonpharmacological therapy in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). However, whether acupuncture can effectively treat fibr...
Conditions: Acupuncture; Fibromyalgia Intervention: Procedure: Acupuncture Sponsor: Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS Not yet recruiting
DISCUSSION: As a nonpharmacological procedure, acupuncture is becoming increasingly important in pain and allergy therapy and is therefore increasingly included in current guidelines. In further studies, the efficacy of acupuncture should be determined in other indications and the mechanisms of action of this therapy method should be investigated. PMID: 32266488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Core stability-based physiotherapy and acupuncture improve dynamic balance and postural control in women with Fibromyalgia. PMID: 32204612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of this study is to explore the role of acupuncture, in terms of efficacy on main disease severity measures and pain features, in patients with nonresponsive disease, defining nonresponsive FMS characterized by a revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ-R) ≥39 and a Patient Health Questionnaire 15-item (PHQ15) ≥5 despite optimal drug therapy. Patients were treated with weekly sessions, for a total of eight acupuncture sessions. At the baseline and at the end of the treatment cycle, a comprehensive clinical evaluation was carried out to evaluate improvements in terms of disease severity and impact ...
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with FM in Spain are overtreated with a combination of non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies. Several of these therapies lack adequate support from randomised clinical trials and/or clinical practice guidelines. This overtreatment is not associated with relevant clinical benefits or patient satisfaction and, in the case of pharmacologic treatments, poses tolerability and safety issues. PMID: 32116211 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Our data reveal that both EA and ASIC3 blockade significantly reduce FM pain in mice via the ASIC3, Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 signalling pathways. Moreover, our findings support the potential clinical use of EA for the treatment of FM pain. PMID: 31986902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: This trial showed that application of dry needling therapy and TENS reduced pain attributable to MTrPs in patients with FMS, with greater improvements reported in the dry needling group across all dimensions of pain. Additionally, there were between-intervention differences for several parameters of heart rate variability and galvanic skin responses. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT02393352. PMID: 31986897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that EA can reverse the central sensitisation of the TRPV1-ERK signalling pathway in the mouse brain. Thus, our findings provide mechanistic evidence supporting the potential therapeutic efficacy of EA for treating FM pain. PMID: 31941349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]