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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(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
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AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of needling gluteus medius muscle trigger point (TrP) plus chiropractic for sacroiliac joint subluxation.MethodsA total of 124 cases conforming to the inclusion criteria of sacroiliac joint subluxation were classified by anterior subluxation and posterior subluxation, and randomized into a trigger point group and a conventional group respectively. There were 63 patients with anterior subluxation who were randomized into a TrP group of 32 cases (including 4 dropped out cases) and a conventional group of 31 cases (including 3 dropped out cases); and 61 patients with posterior s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the clinical efficacy of sinew-regulating and bone-setting manipulation combined with functional exercise to treat mild to moderate rotator cuff injury (RCI).MethodsForty patients with mild to moderate RCI were randomly divided into a treatment group and a control group, with 20 cases in each group. The treatment group was given sinew-regulating and bone-setting manipulation combined with functional exercise, and the control group was given the same manipulation as the treatment group. The therapeutic effect on the functional improvement was assessed after treatment according to pain threshold, ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Pelvic Pain Syndrome Interventions:   Procedure: Electrical pudendal nerve stimulation;   Procedure: Intravesical instillation Sponsor:   Shanghai Institute of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Meridian Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 11 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Abdurachman, Krisnawan Andy Pradana, Hamzah, Hendy HendartoAbstractThe patient with dysmenorrhea was treated by needling at Tàichōng (太冲 LR 3) , 4 times of treatment was given and the nausea, migraine and pain scale of the patient were alleviated and finally disappeared. Until the next two menstrual period, patient didn't have similar complaints. The author recommended for other acupuncturists to utilize LR 3 as complementary therapy for relieving pain at primary dysmenorrhea.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this trial will help to establish the clinical evidence regarding TEA in the treatment of patients with LHIVD.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03236753. Registered on August 2, 2017.Clinical Research Information Service of the Republic of Korea,KCT0002439. Registered on August 1, 2017.
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Publication date: Available online 8 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Ping SHAO, Zhen DU, Zhi-ping XIN, Xiao ZHENG, QIU Ming-lie, Zheng ZHU, Xu-ming YANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the effect differences of electroacupuncture (EA) at Jiājĭ (夹脊 EX-B2) and conventional acupoints for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation (LIDH) and the factors influenced the effect during the way of data mining.MethodsA total of 160 patients of LIDH were randomly assigned into the EX-B2 group and the conventional acupoints group, 80 cases in each one. The patients in the EX-B2 group received EA ...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 September 2018Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Wei ZHANG, Min YANG, ZHENG Xue-ping, Zhi-zhong RUAN, Cai-rong ZHANGABSTRACTObjective: To provide the clinical evidence to evaluate the feasibility and refine the protocol for acupotomy combined with fire needle and pudendal nerve block therapy in treatment of sacral nerve dysfunction syndrome(SNDS). Methods: Seventy-five patients with SNDS were randomized into the treatment group (acupotomy and fire needle and pudendal nerve block therapy) and the control group (pudendal nerve block therapy). After a course of tr...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2018Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Changchun Ji, Fan Song, Guoyou Huang, Siwang Wang, Han Liu, Shaobao Liu, Liping Huang, Shaoming Liu, Jingyu Zhao, Tian Jian Lu, Feng XuAbstractAimsPrevention and treatment of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury has for many years been a hot topic in treating ischemic heart disease. As one of the most well-known methods of complementary and alternative medicine, acupuncture has attracted increasing interest in preventing myocardial I/R injury due to its remarkable effectiveness and minimal side effect. However, traditional acupunctur...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Are the Persistent Effects of "Gate Control" Stimulation on Nociception a Form of Generalization of Habituation that is Endocannabinoid-Dependent? Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 Sep 06;: Authors: Hanson A, Burrell BD Abstract Repetitive activation of non-nociceptive afferents is known to attenuate nociceptive signaling. However, the functional details of how this modulatory process operates are not understood and this has been a barrier in using such stimuli to effectively treat chronic pain. The present study tests the hypothesis that the ability of repeated non-nociceptive stimuli to reduce noc...
Source: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurobiol Learn Mem Source Type: research
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