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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
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
Publication date: 30 June 2017 Source:World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 2 Author(s): Xiao XING, Yan-jun WANG, Lin-hua CUI, Yan-xin JI, Jing XIE Governor vessel-regulating and collaterals-unblocking technique is a specific acupuncture therapy for treatment of headache of “GAO's acupuncture-moxibustion academic school in Yanzhao land (around Hebei Province area)”. This method is a specific acupuncture therapy for treatment of various types of headache through combining GAO's four groups of empirical paired acupoints with governor vessel-regulating needling, zľwŭliúzhù a...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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