Acupuncture and ACC: therapeutic regulation and funding in New Zealand.

Acupuncture and ACC: therapeutic regulation and funding in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2018 Jun 08;131(1476):96-97 Authors: Mordaunt DA PMID: 29879733 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research

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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
ConclusionsAcupuncture may reduce anxiety at embryo transfer. Quality of life did not differ between the groups. Women experience reduced emotional well ‐being 3 months following the IVF cycle, highlighting ongoing unmet psycho‐social needs.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn PCOS patients, HHCY contributes to increased pregnancy loss and reduced ovulation, and MS was related to defects in ovulation, conception, pregnancy, pregnancy loss and live birth, indicating that the two conditions lead to defects at different reproductive stages.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsCorrect calibration of a patient’s expectation, good mental status, and patients' perceptions of an acupuncturist's skills reduced the number of migraine days in patients treated with acupuncture. Understanding non-specific treatment effects can potentially help clinicians to integrate them in to practice and thus optimise treatment effectiveness. Future research is needed to clarify whether interventions targeting modifiable non-specific factors prior to and during acupuncture treatment can result in better patient outcomes and future cost-savings.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
-Liang Ou Acupuncture is a practice of treatment based on influencing specific points on the body by inserting needles. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the aim of acupuncture treatment for pain management is to use specific acupoints to relieve excess, activate qi (or vital energy), and improve blood circulation. In this context, the Hegu point is one of the most widely-used acupoints for this purpose, and it has been linked to having an analgesic effect. However, there exists considerable debate as to its scientific validity. In this pilot study, we aim to identify the functional connectivity related to the...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
DiscussionThe finding of this trial will provide high-quality evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PDS. Results of this research will be published in peer-reviewed journals.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN12511434. Registered on 31 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the immediate analgesic effect of sinew acupuncture for patients with soft-tissue injuries (STIs).MethodsTwo hundreds eligible adult patients suffering from STIs were recruited and received sinew acupuncture with flexible treatment schedules. The number of treatment sessions was pragmatically decided by each patient on the basis of their pain relief. The outcome measurement was the change of pain rating in the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) during the first 5 sessions. The adverse effect was also observed.ResultsOf the 200 patients recruited, 7 were excluded due to incomplete data. In total, 88...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Postprandial distress syndrome (PDS) has a considerable impact on quality of life. Our previous pilot trial suggested that acupuncture might be a potential treatment option for PDS. We will conduct this large ...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Authors: Liu CZ, Chen JD, Zhang M PMID: 30647763 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Your central nervous system consists of your brain and your spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system connects these to the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when your peripheral nervous system malfunctions, causing weakness, numbness, feelings of “pins and needles,” and pain in your body. If you suffer from peripheral neuropathy,...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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