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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Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit&veg cut risk of small baby
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ConclusionsAcupuncture can be considered an auxiliary treatment for chronic headache, reducing the intensity of pain, the number of crisis, the quantity of analgesics used, and improving the quality of life in patients with this painful condition.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Acupuncture, which can be performed in several different ways, has been widely used for managing many diseases, including chronic inflammatory pain, especially in drug-refractory patients 3, 4, 55. Several large studies have also provided evidence that acupuncture is a relatively safe treatment 34, 47, 50.
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Publication date: Available online 8 August 2018Source: International Journal of PaleopathologyAuthor(s): Albert Zink, Marco Samadelli, Paul Gostner, Dario Piombino-MascaliAbstractThe Tyrolean Iceman is the world oldest glacier mummy. He was found in September 1991 in the Italian part of the Ötztal Alps. Since his discovery a variety of morphological, radiological and molecular analyses have been performed that revealed detailed insights into his state of health. Despite the various pathological conditions found in the Iceman, little is known about possible forms of care and treatment during the Copper Age in Northern...
Source: International Journal of Paleopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
In this Medical News article, an author and the editor of aJAMA research article on acupuncture for aromatase inhibitor –related pain in women with breast cancer discuss the article’s evolution and implications.
Source: JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Acupuncture therapy in Liv3 effectively helps to relieve pain at dysmenorrhea.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study is aimed at determining the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on the acupuncture points of pain in patients under mechanical ventilators.Materials and methodsThis randomized double-blind clinical trial study was conducted on 50 patients undergoing mechanical ventilation in intensive care units of Imam Reza hospital in Kermanshah, Iran, in 2017. The patients were randomly allocated into intervention and placebo groups. In the intervention group, TENS electrodes were placed on points Hegu and Zusanli. Pain severity was measured using the Care Pain Observation Tool scale, and the do...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Acupuncture and auriculotherapy were successfully performed, evidencing an improvement in the patient ’ s pain, which may contribute to new possibilities of care. Despite this, not all the available care tools were implemented, considering the range of complementary care therapies that go beyond the medicinal approach.
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