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National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder

Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo)
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Mrs. Smith is an 81-year-old female. She worked a long time doing very physical work and is now on a fixed income and comes to my office with chronic pain. X-rays show she has degenerative arthritis in her hips, knees and lumbar spine. She has taken Norco twice a day for years and has been able to be very stable on this. She has always been compliant with her medications. She has not lost them or had them stolen. She lives with her husband, and they use a safe where they keep their medications. The patient has done well with acupuncture and massage in the past but is not able to afford these, and her insurance doesn’...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Meds Pain Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs
(Rutgers University) Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 377, Issue 19, November 2017.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe purposes of this study are to determine and compare efficacy of laser acupuncture versus reflexology in elderly with rheumatoid arthritis. Thirty elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis aged between 60 and 70  years were classified into two groups, 15 patients each. Group A received laser acupuncture therapy (904 nm, beam area of 1cm2, power 100  mW, power density 100 mW/cm2, energy dosage 4  J, energy density 4 J/cm2, irradiation time 40  s, and frequency 100,000 Hz). The acupuncture points that were exposed to laser radiation are LR3, ST25, ST36, SI3, SI4, LI4, LI11,...
Source: Lasers in Medical Science - Category: Laser Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of moxibustion on the expressions of tumor necrosis factor- α (TNF-α) and nuclear transcription factor kappa B (NF-κB) proteins in ankle joints of rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and to explore the anti-inflammatory mechanism of moxibustion in the treatment of RA.MethodsAdjuvant arthritis (AA) rat models were induced and used as rat models of RA. Rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group, a moxibustion group and a saline group. Rats in the normal and model groups were not treated; rats in the moxibustion group accepted treatment by moxibustio...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of different moxibustion durations on rats with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to evaluate the relationship between moxibustion amount and moxibustion efficacy.MethodsEight rats were randomly selected as a normal group from the 40 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats, and the other 32 rats were used to establish type II collagen-induced RA models. After successful modeling, the 32 rats were randomly divided into a model group, a moxibustion for 20 min group, a moxibustion for 40 min group and a moxibustion for 60 min group, with 8 rats in each group. Rats in the normal group did not receive m...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Fire needling and bloodletting at cleft points is an effective method in treatment of acute gouty arthritis with significant analgesic effect, efficacy of reducing serum UA, high cure rate and low recurrence rate, which is worth of being generalized clinically.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - 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
CONCLUSIONS: Women with chronic conditions (including arthritis, low iron, CFS and endometriosis) were associated with higher odds of CM/acupuncture use. There is a need for further research to examine the potential benefits of CM/acupuncture for these chronic illnesses. PMID: 28279972 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Conclusion The acupoint selection of acupuncture in treatment of RA should be studied further.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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