Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain

A new meta-analysis published in theJournal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition.
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(Natural News) Acupuncture is now a widely known medicinal alternative to relieve chronic pain. Through skin penetration using small needles, certain nerve endings in our body become stimulated which help relieve us from a lot of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases. Acupuncture does a great deal in promoting a healthy circulatory system. In just one...
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Publication date: Available online 31 May 2018 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Jadina Santos Vieira, Jéssica Aline Toreti, Ravena Carolina de Carvalho, João Eduardo de Araújo, Marcelo Lourenço Silva, Josie Resende Torres Silva The present study evaluates whether the injection of serotonin, acetylcholine, glutamate, bradykinin, histamine or substance P into the Zusanli (Stomach 36, ST 36) acupoint can also produce the acupuncture-induced antinociceptive effect on inflammatory or neuropathic pain. In this in vivo experimental study a total of 450 male Swiss mice were...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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AbstractThe prefrontal cortex (PFC) is not only important in executive functions, but also pain processing. The latter is dependent on its connections to other areas of the cerebral neocortex, hippocampus, periaqueductal gray (PAG), thalamus, amygdala, and basal nuclei. Changes in neurotransmitters, gene expression, glial cells, and neuroinflammation occur in the PFC during acute and chronic pain, that result in alterations to its structure, activity, and connectivity. The medial PFC (mPFC) could serve dual, opposing roles in pain: (1) it mediates antinociceptive effects, due to its connections with other cortical areas, a...
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DISCUSSION: As acupuncture was effective among these patients, and adherence proved to be a fundamental part of the process, it would be important to include this type of therapy in the mandatory health plan in Colombia. PMID: 29809328 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of warm needling therapy for chronic lumbar strain.MethodsA total of 60 patients with chronic lumbar strain who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into a treatment group and a control group by the random number table, with 30 cases in each group. The treatment group was treated with warm needling therapy, while the control group was treated with ordinary acupuncture treatment. The treatments were both performed once every other day, and 7 times constituted a course of treatment. Visual analog scale (VAS) score was used to assess the degree of pain and the clinical e...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings of moderate quality evidence, this review found that some non-pharmacological interventions such as acupuncture and extracorporeal shockwave therapy are likely to result in a decrease in prostatitis symptoms and may not be associated with a greater incidence of adverse event. The QoE for most other comparisons was predominantly low. Future clinical trials should include a full report of their methods including adequate masking, consistent assessment of all patient-important outcomes including potential treatment-related adverse events and appropriate sample sizes. PMID: 29757454 [Pub...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Authors: Zhang H, Sun J, Xin X, Huo Z, Li D Abstract BACKGROUND Acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA) are widely applied in the treatment of various conditions, including pain. Acupuncture stimulation is applied not only in areas close to pain sites, but also in distal regions or on the contralateral side of the body. Identifying which acupuncture paradigms produce best therapeutic effects is of clinical significance. MATERIAL AND METHODS Spared nerve injury (SNI) was applied to establish a rat model of neuropathic pain. We applied 14 sessions of EA (BL 60 and BL 40, 1-2 mA, and 2 Hz, 30 min per session) every ot...
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