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.
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Conditions:   Chronic Low Back Pain;   Older Adults Intervention:   Device: acupuncture Sponsor:   McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC Completed
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Authors: Chang WD, Wu JH, Chang NJ, Lee CL, Chen S Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of laser acupuncture on improvement of recovery and muscle performance in delayed muscle soreness (DOMS) when applied before exercise. Methods: This randomized, blinded, and controlled study included healthy participants (n = 40) who were randomized into laser acupuncture and placebo groups. Laser acupuncture was applied to the Tianquan (PC2) and Chihtseh acupoints (LU5) at a dose of 36 J and energy density of 9.7 J/cm2 before inducing DOMS. The placebo group received sham laser acupuncture w...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
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CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture might have some positive effects for PTN. Nevertheless, the level of all evidence was low or very low. We could not yet draw a firm conclusion on the efficacy of acupuncture for PTN. PMID: 30712736 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to guide continence care of adults in the rehabilitative phase after stroke. As few trials tested the same intervention, conclusions are drawn from few, usually small, trials. CIs were wide, making it difficult to ascertain if there were clinically important differences. Only four trials had adequate allocation concealment and many were limited by poor reporting, making it impossible to judge the extent to which they were prone to bias. More appropriately powered, multicentre trials of interventions are required to provide robust evidence for interventions to improve urinary inco...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Certain naturopathic treatments and complementary medical methods may be useful in postoperative care and deserve more intensive study. In the publications consulted for this review, no serious side effects were reported. PMID: 30678751 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
(Natural News) Acupuncture offers a bevy of benefits, but for some people, the idea of sticking needles in the body throws them off. Fortunately, a study in the Journal of Alternative and Contemporary Medicine suggests using electricity instead of needles in treating neck pain. The research, a collaboration between American and British scientists looked at whether the use...
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(Natural News) Acupuncture, a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, continues to gain popularity in the U.S. as more Americans try this ancient practice to relieve pain. A survey published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that about 14 million Americans have used acupuncture as part of their health care, a significant increase from only eight million...
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Authors: Wang CC, Huang TH, Chiou KC, Chang ZY Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the treatment efficacies of superficial acupuncture and traditional acupuncture on trigger points of the upper trapezius muscle. Forty people were recruited and randomly allocated to the traditional and superficial acupuncture groups. Each subject received two treatments per week in a four-week period. Outcomes were measured by visual analogue scale (VAS), the Northwick Park neck pain questionnaire scores (NPQ), and pressure pain threshold (PPT) assessments of trigger points. Data collected before the interventions were con...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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