Acupuncture for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a randomized, sham acupuncture-controlled trial
To investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture for patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS).
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Are the Persistent Effects of "Gate Control" Stimulation on Nociception a Form of Generalization of Habituation that is Endocannabinoid-Dependent? Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 Sep 06;: Authors: Hanson A, Burrell BD Abstract Repetitive activation of non-nociceptive afferents is known to attenuate nociceptive signaling. However, the functional details of how this modulatory process operates are not understood and this has been a barrier in using such stimuli to effectively treat chronic pain. The present study tests the hypothesis that the ability of repeated non-nociceptive stimuli to reduce noc...
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): D.Y. Choi, J.R. Park, D. Nam
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): K. Hupe, P. Baeumler, D. Irnich
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): H. Pott, P. Baeumler, D. Irnich
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): A. Haeusler, P. Baeumler, D. Irnich
Abstract OBJECTIVES: to assess the action of ear acupuncture on disability and tissue temperature in people with chronic pain in the spinal column. METHOD: a clinical trial with a sample of 110 people, randomized into three groups: Treatment, Placebo and Control. The assessment instruments were the Rolland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and a thermographic camera, administered before the first treatment session, one week after and 15 days after (follow-up) the fifth session of ear acupuncture. In the analysis of the data, the Kruskal Wallis, Student-Newman Keuls and Wilcoxon tests were applied. R...
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Conditions: Chronic Prostatitis; Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome Interventions: Other: Acupuncture; Other: Sham acupuncture Sponsor: Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting