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Publication date: Available online 22 July 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Seyed Saeed Najafi, Setareh Nazaribin, Marzieh Momennasab, Amin Kordi Yoosefinejad
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been proven by numerous studies to be an effective treatment against various types of pain. Sinew acupuncture, a new modality of this ancient practice, was observed to provide almost immediate benefits for specific types of injuries. A team of scientists is seeking to understand the mechanisms of sinew acupuncture and determine...
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This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.Materials and MethodsThis randomized, double blind clinical trial study was conducted on 50 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units of ImamReza hospital in Kermanshah, Iran in 2017. The patients were randomly allocated into intervention and placebo groups. In the intervention group, TENS electrodes were placed on points Hegu and Zusanli. Pain severity was measured using the CPOT Scale, and the dosages of narcotics and sedat...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There was nosignificant difference between acupuncture (plus drug) and sham acupuncture (plus drug) with respect to the primary outcome measure of craving for alcohol among participants with AWS, and no difference in completion rates (pooled results). There was limited evidence from individual trials that acupuncture may reduce alcohol craving in the protracted phase and help alleviate psychological symptoms; however, given concerns about the quantity and quality of included studies, further large-scale and well-conducted RCTs are needed. PROTOCOL REGISTRATION: PROSPERO CRD42016039862. PMID: 30030272 ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Bell Palsy;   Idiopathic Facial Paralyses Interventions:   Other: Laser acupuncture therapy;   Other: Sham laser acupuncture therapy Sponsor:   China Medical University Hospital Recruiting
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the therapeutic effect of combined acupuncture combined with omeprazole on patients with craniocerebral trauma complicated with stress gastric mucosal injury. METHODS: Patients with stress gastric mucosal injury after cerebral...
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Conclusions: We concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity and inferred that neuroendocrine regulation might be involved. PMID: 30013603 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) A Chinese study looked into the use of acupuncture to reduce the occurrence of lymphedema in breast cancer patients. It determined that the traditional Chinese medicinal approach could be a convenient and cost-effective way to manage the symptoms of the breast cancer-related disease. The Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine conducted the study. Its findings...
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Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In order to strengthen acupuncture treated patients' beliefs in the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical practice or research, acupuncture therapists may consider emphasizing these aspects in the therapeutic situation. PMID: 30012380 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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