Acupuncture is an effective treatment for headaches associated with traumatic brain injury: Study

(Natural News) Acupuncture is a widely-known traditional Chinese practice. It’s used by many not just for ensuring the balance of the “chi” but also for addressing various illnesses. In a study published in the Medical Acupuncture Journal, researchers found that the practice can also relieve headaches caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to the Centers...
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Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Feng-jiao SHEN, Jia XU, Yi-jun ZHAN, Qin-hui FU, Jian PEIAbstractObjectiveThe goal of this study is to systematically assess the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with medication for migraine.MethodsThe Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Sinomed, the Chongqing VIP full-text periodical database (VIP) and Wanfang were searched by computer to identify the randomized controlled trails comparing acupuncture with medication for migraine from the beginning of these...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: EA at GB20 may ameliorate central sensitisation in migraine by inhibiting the activation of 5-HT7 receptors in the descending pain pathway in a rat model of migraine. PMID: 30843418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Pain is a very common problem in U.S. adults, especially in adults more than 65 years old. 40-80% of nursing home. Headache is one of the most frequent complaints in older people. Chronic headache is defined as having a headache on at least half the days for 3 months or more; it affects 3-4% of the general population, and there is no data regarding nursing home residents. Chronic daily headache is challenging to manage, especially in older, frail nursing home residents. Current headache management is medication based.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
To estimate the effect of acupuncture on idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN), we recruited 116 patients with ITN from December 2016 to April 2018 and further divided into them into two groups: acupuncture intervention group (n = 62) and sham control group (n = 54). Clinical pain, cognitive function, and quality of life (QoL) assessed with the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were evaluated at the initial time of treatment, at the end of treatment, and 6 weeks after the treatment. Pain intensity, headache, and generalized body pain showed significant decrease both at the end of treatment and after 6 weeks of treat...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
In conclusion, many complementary and integrative treatment options may be helpful for patients with migraines, and understanding potential efficacy, benefits, and risks can help providers discuss these modalities with their patients. Such a conversation can empower patients, build the therapeutic relationship, and increase self-efficacy, thus improving outcomes and patient-centered care.
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology 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
Background: In this randomized, double-blind, parallel-group trial, we aimed to explore the effectiveness of trigger point dry needling in patients with chronic tension-type headache in reducing headache frequency, intensity and duration, and improvement of health-related quality of life. Methods: The 168 patients in 2 neurology clinics with chronic tension-type headache. The participants were randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups for dry needling or sham dry needling, delivered in 3 sessions a week for 2 weeks. The 160 patients fulfilled the study requirements. The dry needling was applied in active trigge...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
Pain is a complex multidimensional issue compromised of physical, biochemical, neurological, nutritional, and psychosocial-spiritual components. Primary medical treatments to date habitually treat pain with pharmacologic management as first line of care, yet chronic pain management metrics have not improved. As opioid medications have recently come under intense scrutiny, certain integrative therapies such as acupuncture are now being recognized as effective for many chronic non-malignant pain syndromes, such as chronic headache and chronic low back pain.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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