FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA...
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate real, as compared with sham, acupuncture in improving persistent sleep disturbance in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). METHODS: This sham-controlled randomized clinica...
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(Natural News) An international study in The Journal of Alternative and Contemporary Medicine has found that microcurrent point simulation can relieve chronic neck pain. The team, which included both American and British researchers, looked at how applying microcurrents to acupuncture points in the lower back can affect neck pain. Acupuncture and microcurrent stimulation have both been used in...
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(Natural News) Integrative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, have great potential in treating pain. A review published in the journal Anesthesia &Analgesia reported that acupuncture, yoga, and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management. For the review, a team of researchers led by Yuan-Chi...
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CONCLUSIONS: Real acupuncture, compared with a sham needling procedure, resulted in a significant improvement in sleep measures for veterans with mTBI and disturbed sleep, even in the presence of PTSD. These results indicate that an alternative-medicine treatment modality like acupuncture can provide clinically significant relief for a particularly recalcitrant problem affecting large segments of the veteran population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01162317. PMID: 30549498 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Li Z, Lan D, Zhang H, Zhang H, Chen X, Sun J Abstract The aim of this work is to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on insulin sensitivity in high-fat diet (HFD) induced insulin resistance (IR) rats and to evaluate expression of AMPK/ACC signaling components. Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into control group, HFD group, HFD+Pi (oral gavage of pioglitazone) group, and HFD+EA group. Acupuncture was subcutaneously applied to Zusanli (ST40) and Sanyinjiao (SP6). For Zusanli (ST40) and Sanyinjiao (SP6), needles were connected to an electroacupuncture (EA) apparatus. Fasting p...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionAs conventional therapies may not be sufficiently effective, women's needs should be closely examined, and individual treatment options should be discussed and initiated by clinicians to provide the best comprehensive treatment possible for endometriosis.
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The unnamed woman, believed to be from Toronto, visited a traditional Korean Hari acupuncture clinic in the Canadian city just once. Hari involves leaving needles beneath the skin.
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jiang-peng CAO, Ai-hong YUAN, Yang ZHANG, Jun YANG, Xiao-ge SONGABSTRACTObjectiveThe goal of this study is to explore effective treatments for peripheral facial paralysis and to evaluate the clinical efficacies of warm needling therapy and acupuncture in peripheral facial paralysis.MethodsPubMed (1979-2017), the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database (CNKI, 1979-2017), Wanfang databases (1990-2017), and the Chongqing VIP full-text periodical database (VIP, 1989-2017) were searched by computer. Randomi...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The clinical efficacy of treatment for temporomandibular disorders with warming-needle moxibustion on ginger at ST 7 was ideal.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Kim SJ, Park YC, Baek YH, Seo BK Abstract Wilting disorder is an abnormal condition characterized by weakness and paralysis of the upper and lower extremities. Pathogenesis and treatment target of the disorder are unclear; hence, allopathic treatment is generally used to relieve the symptoms. To investigate the treatment mechanism and effect of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) in patients with wilting disorder, we reviewed in vivo studies that focused on the effect of TKM on the main symptoms of wilting disorder and treatment of the diseases that can cause these symptoms. We electronically searched the Pu...
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