What you need to know about cupping therapy
(Natural News) Cupping therapy goes way back to ancient Chinese medicinal practices, but it has been gaining popularity today. It is a form of acupuncture that uses cups instead of needles, which are made from different materials, such as bamboo, silicone, plastic, and glass. During a cupping session, around three to five cups are placed onto...
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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]
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]
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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.
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.
Numerous randomized controlled trials on the effects of electro-acupuncture have been conducted to treat dysphagia as a sequela of stroke. However, the normal physiological mechanisms of swallowing and the pat...
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...
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]
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