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Acupuncture: What You Need To Know

Information about acupuncture, including safety and effectiveness as well as tips on finding a qualified practitioner and resources for more information.
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Acupuncture can be useful for reducing vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
38 yo male with cervicalgia and headaches status post ACDF C4-C5; C5-C6 cervical fusion X 2. PCP stopped opioid RX'ing "due to changes in the law." Wife reports that patient is burning through 1 bottle of Aleve every 3 days (8-12 tablets per day). Botox done elsewhere not effective. Occ NB's done elsewhere not effective. Ditto for dryineedling, acupuncture, Reiki, TPI's. Previously tolerant to oxy 60 mg QD and Soma TID. What's your next move?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
Abstract BACKGROUND: New or worsening sleep-wake disturbance (SWD) can occur throughout the cancer trajectory.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this article is to critically review available empirical evidence supporting the efficacy of interventions for SWD, highlighting new evidence since the 2006 and 2009 Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) SWD publications.
. METHODS: A systematic review of studies published from 2009-2017 was conducted to identify effective interventions for cancer-related SWD. The PEP weight of evidence classification schema was used to categorize the strength of evidence.
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Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Vascular cognitive impairment with no dementia (VCIND), manifested mainly as mild impairment of concentration and executive function, is the early phase of vascular dementia (VD). Currently, there is no specif...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 January 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Valery Muzhikov, Elena Vershinina, Vadim Belenky, Ruslan Muzhikov According to popular belief, metabolic disorders and imbalances are one of the main factors contributing to various human illnesses. Early diagnosis of these disorders is one of the main methods for preventing serious diseases. The goal of this study was to assess the correlations between main physical indicators and the activity of certain acupuncture channels using the thermal Akabane test based on ancient Chinese diagnostic methods. This test ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Although the efficiency of conservative management for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has been examined, different conservative management approaches have not been compared. We have performed the first comparati...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
While full disclosure of information on placebo control in participant information leaflets (PILs) in a clinical trial is ethically required during informed consent, there have been concerning voices such comp...
Source: BMC Medical Research Methodology - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been around for literally thousands of years now. Having originated in Ancient China, there’s a fair chance that it has already been used to treat all of the most common kinds of disorders and diseases. Now there’s a new study where researchers have measured the efficacy of acupuncture in treating one...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Reduced nociceptive ASIC3, Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 proteins are involved in the preventive effects of EA against FM, and this series of molecules may represent targets for FM treatment. PMID: 29343477 [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
CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous needle acupuncture treatments should not be recommended for infantile colic on a general basis. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO 2015:CRD42015023253 Key points The role of acupuncture in the treatment of infantile colic is controversial. Available trials are small and present conflicting results. There were no clinically important differences between infants receiving acupuncture and no acupuncture control in this IPD meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. The data indicate that acupuncture induces some treatment pain in many of the children. The study results indicate that percuta...
Source: Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Scand J Prim Health Care Source Type: research
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