Harvard scientists ask 'what is the point?' in challenge to acupuncture researchers

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The effectiveness of acupuncture compared to standard treatments has led to its growing inclusion in pain guidelines and in delivery organizations like the US military and Veterans Administration, yet many continue to believe acupuncture lacks scientific credibility.
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Arslan, Hakan / Ahmed, Hany Mohamed Aly / Y ıldız, Ezgi Doğanay / Gündoğdu, Eyup Candaş / Seçkin, Fatih / Arslan, SümeyyePage 270 - 277Objective: Endodontic treatment generally results in a wide range of postoperative pain intensity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative acupuncture on postoperative pain in molar teeth with symptomatic apical periodontitis.Method and Materials: Thirty patients having symptomatic apical periodontitis with a preoperative and percussion pain of visual analog scale (VAS) more than 60 were included in this study. The patients were randomly dis...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;   Lumbar Spondylolisthesis;   Low Back Pain;   Sciatica;   Neurogenic Claudication Interventions:   Drug: Herbal medicine;   Procedure: Chuna manual medicine;   Procedure: Bee venom pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Acupuncture;   Procedure: Electroacupuncture;   Procedure: Cupping;   Procedure: Other intervention(s) Sponsors:   Jaseng Medical Foundation;   Haeundae Jasen...
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Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): JIN Bonnie Xia, JIN Louis Lei, JIN Guan-YuanAbstractIn the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia, an important aspect often overlooked is the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture, which is mainly attained through the self-limiting inflammatory response-inflammatory reflex and its regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis and autonomic nerve system (the vagus nerve and the sympathetic postganglionic fiber). The significance of anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture in analgesia is manifested twofold: T...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Kuo ZHANG, Zhi-fang XU, Kai LI, Xue ZHAO, Bo CHEN, Yi GUO, Shen-jun WANGAbstractPain is a global problem and has been found sensitive to acupuncture. A large number of existing and newly published studies have demonstrated the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) rat model, necessitating a new and comprehensive review. To evaluate the curative effect of EA on thermal hyperalgesia in CFA rats, and to explore parameters that influence treatment effects, studies of EA treatmen...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Puljak L PMID: 30856131 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The novel concept "perioperative acupuncture medicine" is to focus on the optimal treatment in the perioperative period of surgical patients. The review reveals the important role of acupuncture in enhancing rapid recovery of patients during the perioperative period. PMID: 30855351 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE:: There are multiple treatment options for hiccups, including non-pharmacological therapies, but little evidence of superiority of one treatment over another. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of acupuncture on persistent hiccups after arthroplasty. METHODS:: From April 2010 to December 2015, 15 patients with primary unilateral total hip/knee arthroplasty were diagnosed with persistent hiccups and given acupuncture at PC6, CV12 and ST36. Each acupuncture session lasted 30 min. The total number of treatment sessions was determined by the persistence of symptoms, but...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: EA at GB20 may ameliorate central sensitisation in migraine by inhibiting the activation of 5-HT7 receptors in the descending pain pathway in a rat model of migraine. PMID: 30843418 [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
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
Condition:   Neck Pain, Posterior Interventions:   Other: Acupuncture;   Other: Usual Care Sponsors:   University of Florida;   Utica College Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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