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A Report from SOMA SA 2017

Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers and even representatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) were also in attendance. Other participants included federal, regional, state and local police, fire and EMS special operations and tactical team members from across the US and, in smaller numbers, from other nations, including the UK, Germany, Denmark, Australia and South Korea. Presenters were not people telling “war stories,” but highly trained and remarkably experienced “quiet professionals” sharing no-nonsense, high-value lessons learned from active combat settings and other high-risk environments domestically and across the entire globe. Resuscitation in hostile environments, battle zone ultrasound, prolonged field care, fresh whole blood (FWB) transfusion &freeze dried plasma (FDP), field acupuncture, procedural sedation and field “surgery,” &ldqu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 24, Issue 2, Page 60-62, April 2018.
Source: Alternative and Complementary Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Warming-needle moxibustion can increase the endometrial thickness to a certain extent, thus improving the endometrial receptivity, enhancing the embryo implantation rate, and improving the pregnancy outcome.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Acupuncture proved to be an excellent alternative to catheterization in treatment of women with postpartum urinary retention.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion These baseline images could be helpful for understanding the anatomy under the skin at acupuncture points, which would allow for an enhanced safety and more accurate needling.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion These baseline images could be helpful for understanding the anatomy under the skin at acupuncture points, which would allow for enhanced safety and more accurate needling.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We report a protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial (RCT) using blood pressure (BP)-lowering acupuncture add-on treatment to treat patients with hypertension and stroke.MethodsThis is a large-scale, multicenter, subject-, assessor- and analyst-blinded, pragmatic RCT. A total of 480 patients with hypertension and ischemic stroke will be randomly assigned to two groups: an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group will receive “HuoXueSanFeng” acupuncture combined with one antihypertensive medication in addition to routine ischemic stroke treatment. The control group will only rece...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Lateral Epicondylitis Interventions:   Other: Dry Needling, manipulation, stretching;   Other: manual therapy, exercise, ultrasound Sponsors:   Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture;   Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Recruiting - verified May 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps in our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used an ultrasound machine to visualize the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupuncture ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study aims to explore the potential use of ultrasound in locating the second posterior sacral foramen acupuncture point, quantifying depth of insertion and describing surrounding anatomical structures. We performed the acupuncture needle insertion on a study team member. There were four steps to our experiment. First, the acupuncturist located the acupuncture point by palpation. Second, we used the ultrasound machine to visualise the structures surrounding the location of the acupuncture point, and measure the depth required for needle insertion. Third, the acupuncturist inserted the acupuncture needle into the acupun...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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