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Conclusions This study describes the use of acupuncture-related modalities and raises the possibilities of their use in combination therapy for the improvement of function and pain management in patients with DDD. In light of these promising results, future clinical trials with attention to appropriate patient selection, guidelines for integrative treatment, and optimal standards for outcome measurement are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of integrative treatment.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was compare the effects of one or multiple sessions of electroacupuncture (EA) in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). The outcome measures were Visual Analogue Score (VAS), pressure pain threshold (PPT), McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), low back skin temperature, surface electromyography (EMG) of longissimus muscle (contraction/rest) and blood cytokines. After examination (AV0), patients were submitted to EA (2Hz, 30 minutes, bilaterally at the SP6, BL23, BL31, BL32, BL33 and BL60) and were revaluated after one week (AV1). Patients with VAS&l...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupuncture plus moving cupping with white mustard oil to treat lumbar myofascitis.MethodsA total of 90 patients with lumbar myofascitis who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The observation group received acupuncture and moving cupping with white mustard oil; the control group received acupuncture plus warm needling treatment. The treatment was given twice a week for a total of 4 weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Chinese version of Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) sco...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
There is a saying that being poor is expensive. From personal experience, I know this to be true. But I think it also needs to be said that, especially in the United States, chronic illness can be quite expensive as well. In fact, there is a huge intersection between poverty and disability/illness. As with many intersections, it is a chicken-or-egg scenario, difficult to determine which is begetting which. But one thing is clear: there are often blind spots about these expenses in the medical community and how they can impact chronically ill people already struggling with finances. Recently I attended a seminar on the topi...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Health care Health policy Pain Management Source Type: blogs
This study will provide valuable data and insights for a confirmative full-scale randomized controlled trial (RCT) to determine the clinical effects of acupotomy.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Low back pain, the scourge of mankind: it is the second leading cause of disability here in the United States, and the fourth worldwide. It’s also one of the top five medical problems for which people see doctors. Almost every day that I see patients, I see someone with back pain. It’s one of the top reasons for lost wages due to missed work, as well as for healthcare dollars spent, hence, a very expensive problem. Looking at two kinds of back pain Let’s talk about the most common forms of back pain: acute (which lasts less than four weeks) and subacute (which lasts four to 12 weeks). Most of these cases ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Managing your health care Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Abstract Description: The American College of Physicians (ACP) developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on noninvasive treatment of low back pain. Methods: Using the ACP grading system, the committee based these recommendations on a systematic review of randomized, controlled trials and systematic reviews published through April 2015 on noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain. Updated searches were performed through November 2016. Clinical outcomes evaluated included reduction or elimination of low back pain, improvement in back-...
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite limitations as an observational study, integrative Korean medicine treatment showed positive results in pain, function, and quality of life of FBSS patients.
Source: PLoS One - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: With additional training, physiotherapists can deliver effective CB interventions. However, without training or resources, successful translation and implementation remains unlikely. Researchers should improve reporting of procedural information, provide relevant materials, and offer accessible provider training. Implications for Rehabilitation Previous reviews have established that traditional biomedical-based treatments (e.g., acupuncture, manual therapy, massage, and specific exercise programmes) that focus only on physical symptoms do provide short-term benefits but the sustained effect is questionable. A ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate-quality evidence suggests that acupuncture relieves pain better than sham acupuncture, as measured at completion of treatment and at short-term follow-up, and that those who received acupuncture report less pain and disability at short-term follow-up than those on a wait-list. Moderate-quality evidence also indicates that acupuncture is more effective than inactive treatment for relieving pain at short-term follow-up. PMID: 27852100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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