Effectiveness of pharmacopuncture for cervical spondylosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Conclusions Pharmacopuncture, both as a sole intervention and as an add-on treatment, was found to decrease pain in patients with cervical spondylosis. These results, however, should be interpreted with caution as the quality of evidence was found to be low.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of point-toward-point needling at points on the low back regions on residual back pain after percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP), thoracolumbar function and quality of life (QOL) in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF).MethodsA total of 72 patients with OVCF and residual back pain after PKP were included and allocated into a treatment group (n=36) and a control group (n=36) by the random number table. Cases in the control group received salmon calcitonin injection (miacalcic), for 1 mL each time, once a day, and oral intake of calcium carbonate D3 pill, 600 mg e...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of balance-impact tuina therapy for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH).MethodsA total of 118 eligible LIDH patients were randomized into an observation group and a control group by the random number table method, with 59 cases in each group. The observation group was intervened by balance-impact tuina therapy, while the control group was intervened by conventional tuina therapy, both for consecutive two weeks. The scores of visual analog scale (VAS), Oswestry disability index (ODI), quality of life questionnaire-core 30 (QOL-C30) were observed before and after tre...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary 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
ConclusionsPrevious studies have shown that TEA could be an alternative treatment for shoulder pain. However, there is still a lack of scientific evidence regarding the effectiveness of TEA for chronic rotator cuff disease. This study will provide useful evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of TEA treatment. The findings will serve as important data for conducting additional acupuncture studies on chronic rotator cuff disease.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We present the aims and methods of a placebo-controlled, participant-blinded and assessor-blinded mechanistic study. Adult patients with CLBP will be randomized to receiving 16 sessions of real (active) or sham (placebo) EA over the course of 8  weeks. The primary pain regulatory measure for which the study was powered is temporal summation (TS), which approximates ascending pain facilitation. Conditioned pain modulation (CPM), representing a descending pain modulatory pathway, will be our secondary pain regulatory measure. The primary p sychological measure is expectations of benefit, and the secondary psychologica...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionThis pilot study has provided basic data for a larger clinical trial to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of TEA for chronic LBP.Trial registrationClinical Research Information Service of the Korea National Institute of Health, ID:KCT0001819. Registered on 15 February 2016.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thread-embedding acupuncture (TEA) with polydioxanone thread embedded at various acupoints, compared with sham TEA, for the treatment of non-specific chronic neck pain.Methods/designThis study will be an 8-week-long, two-armed, parallel, randomized, subject-assessor-blinded, sham-controlled pilot trial. Fifty eligible patients will be randomly allocated into the real TEA group or the sham TEA group. The real TEA group will receive TEA treatment at 14 fixed acupoints in the neck region. The sham TEA group will receive the same treatment as the real TEA group, but with a...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Rationale Nocardial spinal epidural abscess is rare. The diagnosis is often difficult to make and, if delayed, poses a high risk of long-term disability. Nocardial spinal epidural abscess with severe lumbar disc herniation has not previously been reported. Patient concerns A 50-year-old man presented with progressive lumbago and leg pain for 6 weeks after receiving acupuncture therapy, and then the patient suddenly occurred urine retention after walking. Diagnoses Clinical examination revealed sign of cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a Lumbar(L)4 to L5 disc herniation, L3 to Sacrum(S...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Discussion: The results of this trial will be used to establish clinical evidence regarding the use of Bosinji with acupuncture treatment in the treatment of patients with LHIVD. Trial registration number: NCT03386149 (clinicaltrials.gov) and KCT0002848 (Clinical Research Information Service of the Republic of Korea).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Discussion: The results of this trial are expected to provide important clinical information on the efficacy and safety of electromagnetic acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
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