Painful menstruation can be reduced with acupoint-stimulation

(Natural News) Good news for the ladies who need pain relief from menstrual cramps but don’t want to take pharmaceutical drugs like NSAIDs. A recent Chinese review reported that the stimulation of acupuncture points can relieve the symptoms of dysmenorrhea while having fewer side effects than anti-inflammatory drugs. Painful periods are the most common female...
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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...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
Source: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
About once a week I hear the same question from a reader, “What keeps you going?” The short answer is lots of things. I use a variety of tools to persevere through my struggle with depression because what works on one day doesn’t the next. I have to break some hours into 15-minute intervals and simply put one foot in front of another, doing the thing that is right in front of me and nothing else. I write this post for the person who is experiencing debilitating symptoms of depression. The following are some things that help me fight for sanity and keep me going, when the gravity of my mood disorder threat...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Motivation and Inspiration Personal Self-Help Stigma Depression Support Depressive Episode Personal Growth Sleep stress reduction Source Type: blogs
(Natural News) If you have older parents or grandparents, you more than likely know at least one person with osteoarthritis. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis usually affects the hands, knees and hips, and is caused when the cartilage and bones within a joint begin to break down. The condition worsens slowly over time,...
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Conditions:   Pain;   Interleukin;   Vessels; Varicose Intervention:   Other: Group A ( Group Acupuncture) Sponsor:   Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to guide continence care of adults in the rehabilitative phase after stroke. As few trials tested the same intervention, conclusions are drawn from few, usually small, trials. CIs were wide, making it difficult to ascertain if there were clinically important differences. Only four trials had adequate allocation concealment and many were limited by poor reporting, making it impossible to judge the extent to which they were prone to bias. More appropriately powered, multicentre trials of interventions are required to provide robust evidence for interventions to improve urinary inco...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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