Research: Acupuncture helps ease dental anxiety
Acupuncture could help reduce people's anxiety about going to the dentist, according to a review of research.
ConclusionsAcupuncture may reduce anxiety at embryo transfer. Quality of life did not differ between the groups. Women experience reduced emotional well ‐being 3 months following the IVF cycle, highlighting ongoing unmet psycho‐social needs.
This study is a randomized, patient-assessor blind, two-arm, parallel, non-penetrating, sham-controlled clinical trial. Eligible participants will include adults (aged 19 –70 years old) with a clinical diagnosis of chronic sciatica (40 mm or more of a 100-mm visual analog scale (VAS) for bothersomeness) blinded to the treatment received. Patients will be randomly allocated into the acupuncture treatment group (manual acupuncture plus electroacupuncture (EA),n = 34) or the sham acupuncture control group (sham acupuncture plus placebo EA without electrical stimulation,n = 34). Grou...
Conclusions: Acupuncture could be effective in treating OUD. Moreover, EA could effectively alleviate symptoms of craving for opioid and depression, and TEAS could be beneficial in improving symptoms of insomnia and anxiety. Nevertheless, the conclusions were limited due to the low-quality and small number of included studies. PROSPERO registration number is CRD42018085063. PMID: 30622598 [PubMed]
Authors: Landgren K, Strand AS, Ekelin M, Ahlström G Abstract Ear acupuncture is used as a non-pharmacological complement in psychiatric and addiction care to reduce anxiety, depression and insomnia. The aim of this study was to describe health care professionals' perceptions of giving ear acupuncture in different psychiatric settings. Twenty-four professionals providing ear acupuncture to patients with a variety of psychiatric symptoms and/or addiction were interviewed in focus groups. Data were analyzed with a phenomenographic approach. Ear acupuncture was provided, individually or in groups, to in- and outp...
Condition: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Interventions: Other: acupuncture; Other: Psychotherapy; Other: blank control Sponsor: Huan Wang, MD Recruiting