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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ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the effects of auricular acupuncture on pain intensity, its impact on daily activities, the relief provided by the intervention, and the pain threshold in people with back musculoskeletal disorders. Methods: Randomized clinical trial carried out with people randomly allocated into three groups: treatment, placebo, and control. Evaluations were performed using the Brief Pain Inventory and a digital algometer before (initial) and after (final) the treatment and after a 15-day follow-up period. Results: The sample was 110 people. There was a decrease in pain intensity in the treatment and place...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
ConclusionConservative non-pharmacologic therapies reflect an adequate strategy to relief pain in elite athletes. Chronic states of pain reflect more complex scenarios requiring further comprehensive techniques. Future research should thus also address multimodal approaches combining several of the mentioned therapies.RésuméActualitésLa douleur aiguë est un signe d’alerte qui induit l’arrêt de la pratique sportive. Lorsqu’elle se prolonge, la douleur limite l’activité de l’athlète et peut anticiper la fin de sa carrière. Soigner la douleur e...
Source: Science and Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) is a chronic disease which results in fatigue, pain, and reduced quality of life (QoL). Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), especially acupuncture, has shown promise in managing...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 January 2019Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation MedicineAuthor(s): Mélanie Cogné, Alexandre Creuzé, Hervé Petit, Claire Delleci, Patrick Dehail, Mathieu de SezeAbstractBackground. Epicondylar tendinopathy (“tennis elbow”) is a serious issue in manual labourers. Symptoms can persist over months or even more than 1 year, even when treated with trinitrine patches, acupuncture, sclerosis of neovessels, shock-wave therapy, autologous blood injections, platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronic acid. Botulinum toxin (BoNT-A) injections showed promisi...
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS), which is also known as acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), has been widely used in acute or chronic pain. However, previo...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
You're reading Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. According to the Centre ...
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You're reading Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. According to the Centre...
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You're reading What Are The Best Natural Remedies That Help Relieve Your Joint Pain?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. If you are among millions of people suffering from joint pain and arthritis and living on pain-killers for quite a while, there is good news for you-you can have natural remedies to get rid of your pain. Whether you are facing stiffness, reduced the range of movements, and difficulty walking, there are certain natural therapies that are pretty much safer alternatives to taking drugs. Accor...
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This technical assistance VideoCast is designed to aid potential grantees for RFA-AT-19-005: HEAL: Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults (UG3/UH3). This FOA encourages UG3/UH3 phased cooperative research applications to conduct an efficient, large-scale pragmatic trial to evaluate the impact of, and strategies to best implement, acupuncture treatment of older adults (65 years and older) with chronic low back pain. This FOA requires that the intervention under study be embedded into multiple health care delivery systems, “ real world ” settin...
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