Acupuncture can reduce period pain for up to a year

More than half of women in a study carried out by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) in Australia had a least a 50% reduction in the  severity of their pain during their period.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Cavalli L, Briscese L, Cavalli T, Andre P, Carboncini MC Abstract Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat several disorders in Asian countries and its use is increasing in Western countries as well. Current literature assessed the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the acute management and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. In this paper, the role of acupuncture in the treatment of acute severe acquired brain injuries is described, acting on neuroinflammation, intracranial oedema, oxidative stress, and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, beneficial effects of acupuncture on subacute p...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The use of CAM in patients undergoing otolaryngologic surgeries may relieve common perioperative symptoms. While further study is warranted, otolaryngology providers might consider implementing CAM with patients electing surgery. PMID: 30275790 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
DiscussionThis is a multicenter randomized controlled trial for IBS in China. It may clarify the efficacy of acupuncture as an alternative therapy for IBS. This is the first time ever that the potential mechanism of IBS based on genomics has been investigated.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Register, ID:ChiCTR-IOR-15006259. First registered on 14 April 2015.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Abdurachman, Krisnawan Andy Pradana, Hamzah, Hendy HendartoAbstractThe patient with dysmenorrhea was treated by needling at Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) , 4 times of treatment was given and the nausea, migraine and pain scale of the patient were alleviated and finally disappeared. Until the next two menstrual period, patient didn't have similar complaints. The author recommended for other acupuncturists to utilize LR 3 as complementary therapy for relieving pain at primary dysmenorrhea.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Changchun Ji, Fan Song, Guoyou Huang, Siwang Wang, Han Liu, Shaobao Liu, Liping Huang, Shaoming Liu, Jingyu Zhao, Tian Jian Lu, Feng XuAbstractAimsPrevention and treatment of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has for many years been a hot topic in treating ischemic heart disease. As one of the most well-known methods of complementary and alternative medicine, acupuncture has attracted increasing interest in preventing myocardial I/R injury due to its remarkable effectiveness and minimal side effect. However, traditional acupunctur...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study suggests greater therapeutic effects of acupotomy on relieving pain and improving the functional disability associated with LDH than those observed with manual acupuncture. PMID: 30174711 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): T.X. Nguyen, T.T. Nguyen, B. Lage, C.R. Pohl, W. Vogelsberger, A. Argyrakis
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): A. Haeusler, P. Baeumler, D. Irnich
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This infographic compiles information from hundreds of reviews of the evidence on the effect of alternative and integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, mindfulness (meditation), and Tai Chi, on different types of pain.
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
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