New Concepts of Chronic Pain and the Potential Role of Complementary Therapies.

Conclusions • The available evidence suggests that efficacious complementary therapies exist that target all 3 orders of neurons and, therefore, the authors recommend multimodal individualized treatment for each patient. There is high interindividual variability between patients in responses to treatments. PMID: 29428928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewFibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain syndrome that can have debilitating consequences for affected patients. When compared to the general population, patients with fibromyalgia experience lowered mechanical and thermal pain thresholds, altered temporal summation of painful stimuli, and higher than normal pain ratings for known noxious stimuli.Recent FindingsThere is no definitive cure for fibromyalgia and treatment primarily focuses on both symptom management and improving patient quality of life. This treatment strategy involves a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach consisting of lifestyle ...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Chronic Low Back Pain;   Older Adults Intervention:   Device: acupuncture Sponsor:   McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Leite PMS, Mendonça ARC, Maciel LYS, Poderoso-Neto ML, Araujo CCA, Góis HCJ, Souza JHS, DeSantana JM Abstract Chronic nonspecific low back pain is common and one of the most disabling conditions in the world. There is moderate evidence that chronic low back pain patients present altered functional connectivity in areas related to pain processing. Quantitative sensory testing is a way of clinical measure of these alterations. Although there is not enough evidence, there are some reports that electroacupuncture is supposedly more effective in relieving pain than acupuncture because the addition...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: This review suggests the potential of AT combined with CT compared to CT alone for treating female CPP. However, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that AT can be recommended as a complementary and alternative (CAM) treatment for women with CPP. To draw a firm conclusion, future studies should require not only lager, more rigorously designed RCTs but also research on different AT types. Protocol Registration Number: This study is registered with PROSPERO 2018 (CRD42018088627). PMID: 30363734 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Cavalli L, Briscese L, Cavalli T, Andre P, Carboncini MC Abstract Acupuncture therapy has been used to treat several disorders in Asian countries and its use is increasing in Western countries as well. Current literature assessed the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the acute management and rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders. In this paper, the role of acupuncture in the treatment of acute severe acquired brain injuries is described, acting on neuroinflammation, intracranial oedema, oxidative stress, and neuronal regeneration. Moreover, beneficial effects of acupuncture on subacute p...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
DiscussionThis is a multicenter randomized controlled trial for IBS in China. It may clarify the efficacy of acupuncture as an alternative therapy for IBS. This is the first time ever that the potential mechanism of IBS based on genomics has been investigated.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trials Register, ID:ChiCTR-IOR-15006259. First registered on 14 April 2015.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): A. Haeusler, P. Baeumler, D. Irnich
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The conclusion of our systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether EA is an effective intervention for patient with IBS. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD42018081610.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS....
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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