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Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds
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ConclusionsIn PCOS patients, HHCY contributes to increased pregnancy loss and reduced ovulation, and MS was related to defects in ovulation, conception, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and live birth, indicating that the two conditions lead to defects at different reproductive stages.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsCorrect calibration of a patient’s expectation, good mental status, and patients' perceptions of an acupuncturist's skills reduced the number of migraine days in patients treated with acupuncture. Understanding non-specific treatment effects can potentially help clinicians to integrate them in to practice and thus optimise treatment effectiveness. Future research is needed to clarify whether interventions targeting modifiable non-specific factors prior to and during acupuncture treatment can result in better patient outcomes and future cost-savings.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
-Liang Ou Acupuncture is a practice of treatment based on influencing specific points on the body by inserting needles. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the aim of acupuncture treatment for pain management is to use specific acupoints to relieve excess, activate qi (or vital energy), and improve blood circulation. In this context, the Hegu point is one of the most widely-used acupoints for this purpose, and it has been linked to having an analgesic effect. However, there exists considerable debate as to its scientific validity. In this pilot study, we aim to identify the functional connectivity related to the...
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DiscussionThe finding of this trial will provide high-quality evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PDS. Results of this research will be published in peer-reviewed journals.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN12511434. Registered on 31 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the immediate analgesic effect of sinew acupuncture for patients with soft-tissue injuries (STIs).MethodsTwo hundreds eligible adult patients suffering from STIs were recruited and received sinew acupuncture with flexible treatment schedules. The number of treatment sessions was pragmatically decided by each patient on the basis of their pain relief. The outcome measurement was the change of pain rating in the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) during the first 5 sessions. The adverse effect was also observed.ResultsOf the 200 patients recruited, 7 were excluded due to incomplete data. In total, 88...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) has a considerable impact on quality of life. Our previous pilot trial suggested that acupuncture might be a potential treatment option for PDS. We will conduct this large ...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Authors: Liu CZ, Chen JD, Zhang M PMID: 30647763 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Your central nervous system consists of your brain and your spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system connects these to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when your peripheral nervous system malfunctions, causing weakness, numbness, feelings of “pins and needles,” and pain in your body. If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy,...
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ConclusionConservative non-pharmacologic therapies reflect an adequate strategy to relief pain in elite athletes. Chronic states of pain reflect more complex scenarios requiring further comprehensive techniques. Future research should thus also address multimodal approaches combining several of the mentioned therapies.RésuméActualitésLa douleur aiguë est un signe d’alerte qui induit l’arrêt de la pratique sportive. Lorsqu’elle se prolonge, la douleur limite l’activité de l’athlète et peut anticiper la fin de sa carrière. Soigner la douleur e...
Source: Science and Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study is a randomized, patient-assessor blind, two-arm, parallel, non-penetrating, sham-controlled clinical trial. Eligible participants will include adults (aged 19 –70 years old) with a clinical diagnosis of chronic sciatica (40 mm or more of a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS) for bothersomeness) blinded to the treatment received. Patients will be randomly allocated into the acupuncture treatment group (manual acupuncture plus electroacupuncture (EA),n = 34) or the sham acupuncture control group (sham acupuncture plus placebo EA without electrical stimulation,n = 34). Grou...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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