Integrative medicine hold great potential for alleviating pain better than opioids

(Natural News) Integrative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture and yoga, have great potential in treating pain. A review published in the journal Anesthesia &Analgesia reported that acupuncture, yoga, and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management. For the review, a team of researchers led by Yuan-Chi...
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Abstract Adhesive capsulitis, also known as "frozen shoulder," is a common shoulder condition characterized by pain and decreased range of motion, especially in external rotation. Adhesive capsulitis is predominantly an idiopathic condition and has an increased prevalence in patients with diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism. Although imaging is not necessary to make the diagnosis, a finding of coracohumeral ligament thickening on noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging yields high specificity for adhesive capsulitis. Traditionally, it was thought that adhesive capsulitis progressed through a painful phas...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor. A woman who requests epidural analgesia during labor should not be ...
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Authors: Abstract Labor causes severe pain for many women. There is no other circumstance in which it is considered acceptable for an individual to experience untreated severe pain that is amenable to safe intervention while the individual is under a physician's care. Many women desire pain management during labor and delivery, and there are many medical indications for analgesia and anesthesia during labor and delivery. In the absence of a medical contraindication, maternal request is a sufficient medical indication for pain relief during labor. A woman who requests epidural analgesia during labor should not be ...
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Obstet Gynecol 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
Publication date: October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine, Volume 23Author(s): Ebru YilmazAbstractIntroductionBecause of no consensus on the best treatment for management of lateral epicondylitis, other alternative treatment options need to be explored for pain relief and cure of the condition. Local steroid injection mostly diminishes pain but with increased recurrence rate long-term, although steroid injection is very effective short-term. However, there is limited data for skin complications related to local steroid injection (depigmentation, skin atrophy). Neural therapy provides healing by applyin...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Ebru YilmazAbstractIntroductionBecause of no consensus on the best treatment for management of lateral epicondylitis, the other alternative treatment options need to be explored for pain relief and cure of the disease process. Local steroid injection mostly diminish along with increased recurrence rate at long-term although steroid injection is very effective at short-term. However, there is limited data for skin complications related to local steroid injection (depigmentation, skin atrophy). Neural therapy provid...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) A meta-analysis published online in the Anesthesia &Analgesia journal shows that integrative medicine treatments — such as yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness meditation as well as relaxation techniques and massage therapy — show preliminary efficacy in pain management. A team of researchers at the Harvard Medical School reviewed up to 32 studies as part of the review. The experts...
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Authors: Bonapace J, Gagné GP, Chaillet N, Gagnon R, Hébert E, Buckley S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence relating to nonpharmacological approaches in the management of pain during labour and delivery. To formulate recommendations for the usage of nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. OPTIONS: Nonpharmacological methods available for pain management during labour and delivery exist. These should be included in the counselling and care of women. EVIDENCE: PubMed and Medline were searched for articles in French and English on subjects related to "breastfeeding," &...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
The goal of the study is to evaluate if acupuncture placed for pain control pre-operatively before ambulatory laparoscopic gynecologic surgery after the induction of anesthesia improves post-operative pain and decreases the use of intra-operative and post-operative opioids.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Oral Presentation Source Type: research
This article offers a brief critical review of integrative medical therapies used to treat chronic pain, including nutritional supplements, yoga, relaxation, tai chi, massage, spinal manipulation, and acupuncture. The goal of this article is to identify those treatments that show evidence of efficacy and to identify gaps in the literature where additional studies and controlled trials are needed. An electronic search of the databases of PubMed, The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and Science Citation Index Expanded was conducted. Overall, weak positive evidence was found for yoga, relaxation, tai chi, massage, and mani...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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