Benefits of integrative medicine extend beyond wellness, Mayo Clinic finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Integrative medicine has become an increasingly popular way to enhance treatment for health concerns. At Mayo Clinic, two forms of integrative medicine ? acupuncture and massage ? have already helped numerous patients. In a review of several case studies in Explore, Mayo Clinic researchers examined the potential role of integrative medicine as [...]
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Bladder training, biofeedback and other behavioral therapies may work even better in combination with drugs.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Incontinence Biofeedback Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Acupuncture Source Type: news
When patients present to the emergency department (ED) for pain, conventional treatment is often limited to prescription medications.   Hospitals are now seeking non-pharmacological management options for acute pain due to the opioid crisis. Our quality improvement study aimed to determine the feasibility of implanting an employed acupuncturist within an urban ED to provide acupuncture as a nonpharmacological acute pain managemen t option and to determine the impact of acupuncture on acute pain reduction.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Acupuncture has been used for centuries by practitioners around the world for treatment of a variety of conditions. Even so, limited studies have evaluated the patient population that utilizes acupuncture. We aimed to explore the associations between patient characteristics and utilization of acupuncture services, as well as treatment outcomes. We conducted an exploratory retrospective study of adult patients in a large, eastern Wisconsin medical system that either (1) received acupuncture referral and treatment, (2) received acupuncture referral only, or (3) received treatment only, during 1/2005 - 6/2016.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Numerous randomized controlled trials on the effects of electro-acupuncture have been conducted to treat dysphagia as a sequela of stroke. However, the normal physiological mechanisms of swallowing and the pat...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Risk higher after previous miscarriage and other pregnancy complications and might share underlying causes Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Target rates for caesareans may be too low Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Stillbirth risk is not increased by conceiving within a year Acupuncture with IVF does not increase women ’s chance of a baby
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DiscussionThe aim of this trial is to explore whether lateralization of the human swallowing motor cortex excitability in healthy subjects is present, and to determine if electro-acupuncture to acupuncture points Lianquan (CV 23) and Fengfu (GV 16) will exert an effect on it under normal physiological conditions.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,ChiCTR-IOR-17011359. Registered on 11 May 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Yuan-yuan ZHENG, Peng WANG, Ji-ping ZHAOABSTRACTProfessor Ji-ping ZHAO has unique thoughts on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral facial paralysis. She pays the great attention to clinical differentiation in treatment with acupuncture, especially meridian differentiation. She believes that the differentiation of lesion is core and the early judgment is critical for the better therapeutic effects on intractable facial paralysis. The local acupoints are selected in the guide of the theory of meridian sinew and s...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lin-xia QIAN, Fa-cai LINAbstractIn order to mutually regulate mental and physical conditions, the authors adopted acupuncture in combination with five-element music therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for 1 case of globus hystericus. Băihuì (百会GV 20), Hégŭ (合谷LI 4), Zhōngwăn (中脘CV 12), Qìhăi (气海CV 6) et,al were needled once every other day and music of Zhi tone was played for the patient. A further study is needed for the application of this therapeutic method.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Jing XU, Chun-sheng JIAAbstractWith the reason that its therapeutic effect is related to neurotomy, acupuncture at nerve trunk is taken as an independent therapy from acupuncture of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in aspect of its origination and development. Through acupuncture literature study, the authors consulted many acupuncture therapies that is related to nerve trunk from ancient time to present. In association with current progress of mechanism study of acupuncture, it is believed that acupuncture at ner...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
By Matthew Warren Millions of people around the world spend time and money on healthcare remedies that mainstream science considers ineffective (in the sense of being no more effective than a placebo), like homeopathy and acupuncture. A study published recently in Psychology and Health investigated how to address this issue in the context of multivitamins, which evidence suggests provide no benefit for healthy people – and may even cause harm in some contexts.  Despite this research evidence, huge numbers of healthy people take multivitamins because they appear to be helpful. Scientists refer to this as the &ldq...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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