Patients, doctors turn to acupuncture amid America's opioid crisis
Acupuncture is being embraced by patients and doctors as an alternative to powerful painkillers
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A recently published survey of family physicians found that those who received training in acupuncture prescribed fewer opioids to patients with chronic noncancer pain than those without acupuncture training.
Decreases seen in hot flushes, day - and - night sweats, sleep problems, emotional and physical symptoms
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 -- A brief acupuncture intervention is associated with reductions in moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in BMJ Open. Kamma Sundgaard Lund, Ph.D., from the University of...
A recent study investigated whether acupuncture might be a useful, nonpharmaceutical way to minimize some of the symptoms that occur during menopause.
In conclusion, many complementary and integrative treatment options may be helpful for patients with migraines, and understanding potential efficacy, benefits, and risks can help providers discuss these modalities with their patients. Such a conversation can empower patients, build the therapeutic relationship, and increase self-efficacy, thus improving outcomes and patient-centered care.
Compared with women who didn't get acupuncture, those who did had significant reductions in hot flashes, a recent study found.
(University of California - San Francisco) A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF.
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Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Xiao Xu, Zhen Chen, Hong-Yuan Wang, Li Li, Jue Lu, Min Yan, Cai-Yan Ding, Zhi-Qin Sun, Qiu-Hua SunAbstractIntroductionMoxibustion is described as a technique that applies heat which is generated by burning herbal preparations containing Artemisia vulgaris to stimulate acupuncture points.. The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of moxibustion treatment for AS. In the future, a larger RCT will be conducted based on preliminary data from this study.MethodsThis research is a protocol for an open, as...