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What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

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DiscussionResults from this trial will provide evidence for the long-term effect of acupuncture for CTTH with a long follow-up period.Trial registrationClinicalTrial.govNCT03133884. Registered on 25 April 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
To the Editor The Original Investigation by Zhao et al in a recent issue ofJAMA Internal Medicine is mindful of a lesson learned 4 decades ago addressing what superficially appears to be a different disorder. At that time, there were no insights as to effective treatment of fibromyalgia. The physical therapist from our rheumatology treatment team had just returned from a lecture by Janet Travell, MD, on myofascial pain syndrome, noting an overlap of many symptoms with fibromyalgia, and the physical therapist from our team asked if he might apply the treatment, an electrical acupuncture technique. Because I knew of no effec...
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of liver-regulating and blood-tonifying acupuncture in the treatment of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type.MethodsA total of 60 cases meeting the inclusion criteria were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each group. Cases in the observation group received liver-regulating and blood-tonifying acupuncture, in which Jiaji (EX-B 2) points of C3-C7, Ganshu (BL 18) and Geshu (BL 17) were used; cases in the control group received routine acupuncture treatment in which jiaji (EX-B2) points of C3-C7 were used. Both groups received 5 times...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the efficacy of acupuncture at points of Shaoyang meridians plus moving cupping on neck and shoulder for migraine.MethodsA total of 64 migraine cases were randomly allocated into an observation group and a control group, 32 cases in each group. Random number table method was used in allocation. Acupuncture at points of Shaoyang meridians and cupping on neck and shoulder were used for cases in the observation group, which contain acupuncture 5 times a week and cupping once a week. Oral flunarizine hydrochloride capsules were used for cases in the control group, 10 mg for each dose, 1 dose a day. ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the instant analgesic effect of Governor Vessel-regulating and collateral-unblocking acupuncture method in treating primary headache and to inherit and carry forward the academic achievements of Gao ’s acupuncture school in Yanzhao (Hebei Province) area.MethodsEighty eligible primary headache patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group following their visiting sequence, 40 patients in each group. The observation group was intervened by Yanzhao Gao ’s Governor Vessel-regulating and collateral-unblocking acupuncture, and the control group was intervened by or...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was comparable with that of pharmacotherapy. Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of analgesia, but none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia. More effective options are needed. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12609000989246. PMID: 28918732 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
Abstract Although many neurologic conditions are common, cures are rare and conventional treatments are often limited. Many patients, therefore, turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The use of selected, evidence-based CAM therapies for the prevention and treatment of migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and dementia are presented. Evidence is growing many of modalities, including nutrition, exercise, mind-body medicine, supplements, and acupuncture. PMID: 28802469 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Headache Disorder Intervention:   Device: Electroacupuncture Sponsor:   Hospital Son Llatzer Active, not recruiting - verified August 2017
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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