Alleviating the pain of lumbar disk herniation with acupuncture

(Natural News) There have been many studies that investigated the use of acupuncture to alleviate intense pain caused by all kinds of diseases and injuries. One of the recurring targets of the traditional Chinese treatment is lumbar disk herniation. More commonly known as a “slipped disk” or “ruptured disk,” lumbar disk herniation is the painful instance when one...
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CONCLUSIONS:: Acupuncture for DPN appears to improve symptoms. However, the application of acupuncture varies greatly, and the quality of included studies was generally low. Available studies have varying methodologies and different outcome measures. Further, suitably powered studies using appropriate DPN outcome measures are required. PMID: 30900484 [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
CONCLUSION:: A 'responsive manual' can be structured and implemented that is not only consistent and replicable but also flexible to accommodate the real-world clinical needs of practitioners and patients in challenging physical settings. PMID: 30900480 [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
When patients present to the emergency department (ED) for pain, conventional treatment is often limited to prescription medications.   Hospitals are now seeking non-pharmacological management options for acute pain due to the opioid crisis. Our quality improvement study aimed to determine the feasibility of implanting an employed acupuncturist within an urban ED to provide acupuncture as a nonpharmacological acute pain managemen t option and to determine the impact of acupuncture on acute pain reduction.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Acupuncture has been used for centuries by practitioners around the world for treatment of a variety of conditions. Even so, limited studies have evaluated the patient population that utilizes acupuncture. We aimed to explore the associations between patient characteristics and utilization of acupuncture services, as well as treatment outcomes. We conducted an exploratory retrospective study of adult patients in a large, eastern Wisconsin medical system that either (1) received acupuncture referral and treatment, (2) received acupuncture referral only, or (3) received treatment only, during 1/2005 - 6/2016.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES:: To test whether a newly developed person-, theory- and evidence-based website about acupuncture helps patients make informed decisions about whether or not to use acupuncture for back pain. METHODS:: A randomised online study compared a newly developed 'enhanced website' to a 'standard website'. The enhanced website provided evidence-based information in a person-based manner and targeted psychological constructs. The standard website was based on a widely used patient information leaflet. In total, 350 adults with recent self-reported back pain were recruited from general practices in S...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Acupunct Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: Our findings suggest that acupuncture is feasible, but low recruitment rates should be considered when considering future acupuncture research in Korean breast cancer survivors. Rigorous evaluation of this symptomatic treatment strategy is now needed in the Korean population. PMID: 30896247 [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
Arslan, Hakan / Ahmed, Hany Mohamed Aly / Y ıldız, Ezgi Doğanay / Gündoğdu, Eyup Candaş / Seçkin, Fatih / Arslan, SümeyyePage 270 - 277Objective: Endodontic treatment generally results in a wide range of postoperative pain intensity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative acupuncture on postoperative pain in molar teeth with symptomatic apical periodontitis.Method and Materials: Thirty patients having symptomatic apical periodontitis with a preoperative and percussion pain of visual analog scale (VAS) more than 60 were included in this study. The patients were randomly dis...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;   Lumbar Spondylolisthesis;   Low Back Pain;   Sciatica;   Neurogenic Claudication Interventions:   Drug: Herbal medicine;   Procedure: Chuna manual medicine;   Procedure: Bee venom pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Acupuncture;   Procedure: Electroacupuncture;   Procedure: Cupping;   Procedure: Other intervention(s) Sponsors:   Jaseng Medical Foundation;   Haeundae Jasen...
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Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): JIN Bonnie Xia, JIN Louis Lei, JIN Guan-YuanAbstractIn the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia, an important aspect often overlooked is the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture, which is mainly attained through the self-limiting inflammatory response-inflammatory reflex and its regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis and autonomic nerve system (the vagus nerve and the sympathetic postganglionic fiber). The significance of anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture in analgesia is manifested twofold: T...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Kuo ZHANG, Zhi-fang XU, Kai LI, Xue ZHAO, Bo CHEN, Yi GUO, Shen-jun WANGAbstractPain is a global problem and has been found sensitive to acupuncture. A large number of existing and newly published studies have demonstrated the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) rat model, necessitating a new and comprehensive review. To evaluate the curative effect of EA on thermal hyperalgesia in CFA rats, and to explore parameters that influence treatment effects, studies of EA treatmen...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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