Effectiveness of dry needling of rectus abdominis trigger points for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-group trial.
Effectiveness of dry needling of rectus abdominis trigger points for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised parallel-group trial. Acupunct Med. 2018 May 02;: Authors: Gaubeca-Gilarranz A, Fernández-de-Las-Peñas C, Medina-Torres JR, Seoane-Ruiz JM, Company-Palonés A, Cleland JA, Arias-Buría JL Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling (TrP-DN) versus placebo needling, relative to an untreated control group, on pain and quality of life in primary dysmenorrhoea. METHODS: In this randomised, single blind, parallel-group trial, 56 females with primary dysmenorrhoea were randomly allocated to TrP-DN (n=19), placebo needling (n=18) or no treatment (n=19). Patients in both groups were asked to undertake a stretching exercise of the rectus abdominis daily. The needling group received a single session of TrP-DN to trigger points (TrPs) in the rectus abdominis, and the placebo group received placebo needling. The primary outcome was pain intensity (visual analogue scale). Secondary outcomes were quality of life, use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, the number of days with pain, and self-perceived improvement, measured using a Global Rate of Change. Outcomes were assessed at baseline, and 1 and 2 months after the treatment. RESULTS: Females receiving TrP-DN exhibited greater decreases (P
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Authors: Chang WD, Wu JH, Chang NJ, Lee CL, Chen S Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the effects of laser acupuncture on improvement of recovery and muscle performance in delayed muscle soreness (DOMS) when applied before exercise. Methods: This randomized, blinded, and controlled study included healthy participants (n = 40) who were randomized into laser acupuncture and placebo groups. Laser acupuncture was applied to the Tianquan (PC2) and Chihtseh acupoints (LU5) at a dose of 36 J and energy density of 9.7 J/cm2 before inducing DOMS. The placebo group received sham laser acupuncture w...
ConclusionsDue to the high heterogeneity and poor quality of AE data, the definite characteristics of the AEs were undetermined. The heterogeneity may have occurred from differences in the strictness of AE report and safety procedural guidelines. To improve this, we summarized the drafts of safety procedural guidelines. Our findings could be used in further studies to establish MSN treatment safety.
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This study will focus on detecting the cerebral functional connectivity changes elicited by acupuncture treatment. The Visual Analog Scale and the short form of the McGill Pain Questionnaire, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, the Attention Test Scale, the Pain Assessment of Sphygmomanometer and the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey will be used to evaluate the symptoms and quality of life improvement at the baseline and the end of treatment. The Self-rating Anxiety Scale and the Self-rating Depression Scale will be used at the baseline and the end of treatment to investigate the influence o...