Double-blind Phase 2 RCT: Effect of Acupuncture on Patient Vulvodynia Outcomes

Conditions:   Vulvodynia;   Vulvodynia, Generalized;   Vulvar Vestibulitis Interventions:   Other: Active Acupuncture;   Other: Placebo Acupuncture Sponsors:   University of Illinois at Chicago;   University of Florida Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials

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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]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Background: Increased access to complementary therapies such as acupuncture at academic medical centers has created new opportunities for management of cancer and cancer treatment related symptoms.Methods: Patients presenting for acupuncture treatment during calendar year 2016 at an outpatient integrative medicine clinic in a comprehensive cancer center were asked to complete a modified Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS; 16 symptoms, score 0-10, 10 worst possible) before and after each visit. ESAS subscales analyzed included global (GDS; score 0-90), physical (PHS, 0-60) and psychological distress (PSS, 0-20). ESAS s...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
(Natural News) For people who need to boost the strength of their muscles as quickly as possible, there are a few ways faster and more effective than through acupuncture. Brazilian researchers can confirm that a single session applied to the muscles of the hand will improve the grip strength almost immediately. The human hand is one of the...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
RESUMO Objetivo: Avaliar a efetividade da acupuntura auricular na dor de pacientes oncol ógicos em tratamento quimioterápico e possíveis alterações no consumo de analgésicos após a aplicação da intervenção. Método: Ensaio clínico randomizado com portadores de câncer que apresentavam queixa de dor maior ou igual a quatro na Escala Numérica da Dor. Foram criados dois grupo s paralelos, um Experimental, o qual recebeu a aplicação da acupuntura auricular em pontos do equilíbrio energético e em pon...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
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