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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Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
In a new study, researchers asked whether acupuncture might ease the joint pain associated with a drug used to treat early breast cancer.
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Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic autoimmune inflammatory and debilitating disease that involves the systemic imbalance of the immune network. Previous studies have shown that acupuncture can help treat RA. However, its specific mechanisms are not fully understood. Thus, the present study was designed to clarify the mechanisms of acupuncture acted on RA via immune network modulation using complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced arthritic rats. Results revealed that manual acupuncture (MA) could alleviate the inflammation and pain of infected joints. Moreover, MA could effectively stimulate...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture and moxibustion on HT 4 increased the electrical sensitivity, decreased the stimulus intensity to achieve the maximum amplitude, and avoided a significant increase in latency and decrease in reaction velocity in two consecutive electrical stimulations.Integr Med Int 2018;4:198 –207
Source: Integrative Medicine International - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS....
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Publication date: June 2018Source: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America, Volume 32, Issue 3Author(s): Weidong Lu, David S. Rosenthal
Source: Hematology Oncology Clinics of North America - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
ConclusionAcupuncture at Kŏngzuì (孔最LU 6) bilaterally has sound effect for treatment of internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids and mixed hemorrhoid.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion, Volume 27, Issue 4Author(s): Zhong-yang SONG, Xiao-guang QIN, Xiao-li FANG, Xiao-qiang YAO, Yu-chan CHENAbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical efficacy of acupuncture at the superficial fascia for cervical type of cervical spondylosis.MethodsAcupuncture at the superficial fascia was carried out for 48 patients with cervical type of cervical spondylosis by selecting the tender points on both sides of the cervical vertebral body and on the neck and shoulders. The treatment was conducted for once a day and treatment for 5 times was considered...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionTender spot injection at meridian and collateral for acute simple appendicitis can rapidly alleviate abdominal pain, and gradually relieve the abdominal signs. Compared with acupuncture therapy, this thrapy has some advantages such as simple manipulation, quick effect, reliable curative effect and lower treatment cost, so it has been applied by the author for a long time.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionPlacebo needles of 2 mm press made more subjects guess that the needles penetrated the skin than 1 mm press needles. The use of small diameter needles increased patient blinding.
Source: Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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