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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]
Condition: Chronic Headache Disorder Intervention: Device: Electroacupuncture Sponsor: Hospital Son Llatzer Active, not recruiting - verified August 2017
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...
CONCLUSION: Despite the weak scientific evidence supporting its efficacy, acupuncture treatment appears to relieve the signs and symptoms of pain in myofascial TMD. More controlled and randomized clinical trials with larger sample sizes are needed in this field of research to verify these initial findings. PMID: 28738107 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Individual differences of brain changes of neural communication and integration in the modular architecture of the human brain network exist for the repeated migraine attack and physical or psychological stressors. However, whether the interindividual variability in the migraine brain connectome predicts placebo response to placebo treatment is still unclear. Using DTI and graph theory approaches, we systematically investigated the topological organization of white matter networks in 71 patients with migraine without aura (MO) and 50 matched healthy controls at three levels: global network measure, nodal efficienc...
Sarah Fishman exudes vivaciousness and warmth. When describing her favorite activities, mainly swimming and rugby, her energy is infectious. It is hard to imagine that someone as lively as Sarah has been suffering from chronic pain her whole life. Since she was little, Sarah has struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common intestinal disorder that causes stomach pain and colon issues. However, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she started experiencing symptoms that were no longer recognizable. “My local gastroenterologist kept giving me treatments that weren’t doing anything,&rdqu...
CONCLUSION: Based on the systematic review, acupuncture appeared to be a promising therapeutic approach for CV based on low or very low quality of evidence. However, large-scale and high-quality trials are required to provide stronger evidence for the conclusion. PMID: 28659989 [PubMed - in process]
PMID: 28671368 [PubMed - in process]
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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 for a number of modalities, including nutrition, exercise, mind-body medicine, supplements, and acupuncture.