Before you reach for pain medication, have you considered acupuncture?

(Natural News) Due to growing interest in non-pharmacological treatments, researchers from Stanford University looked into the effects of acupuncture and its potential to reduce pain after surgery. They analyzed the results of several clinical studies where patients were given acupuncture treatment after total knee arthroplasty (replacement surgery). The results of their meta-analysis, which showed the efficacy of acupuncture in...
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ConclusionsThis exploratory comparison suggests that BFA may not provide additional benefit to standard analgesia for immediate postpartum pain; however, the trend toward faster reduction in pain indicates that a larger definitive study may be required.
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Yan J, Miao ZW, Lu J, Ge F, Yu LH, Shang WB, Liu LN, Sun ZG Abstract Purpose: To comprehensively evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in treating irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D). Methods: Relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were systemically retrieved from electronic databases from inception to March 2018, including the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biological Medical Database (CBM, SinoMed), China Science and Technology Journ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Neck Pain;   Cervical Radiculopathy;   Intervertebral Disc Displacement Interventions:   Drug: Herbal medicine;   Procedure: Chuna manual medicine;   Procedure: Bee venom pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Acupuncture;   Procedure: Electroacupuncture;   Procedure: Cupping;   Procedure: Other intervention(s) Sponsor:   Jaseng Medical Foundation Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
RESUMEN Objetivos: El s índrome de dolor miofascial (SDM) de la musculatura masticatoria (MM) constituye la patología más frecuente dentro de los trastornos temporomandibulares (TTM). En cuanto al tratamiento del SDM de la MM, no existen protocolos estandarizados. Hay evidencia de que la acupuntura es eficaz en el trata miento del dolor miofascial. El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar la eficacia de la acupuntura en el tratamiento del SDM de la MM en términos de reducción de la intensidad del dolor y la duración de la reducción del dolor en el tiempo. Material y m&ea...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cirugia Oral y Maxilofacial - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study did not show a superiority of one technique compared to the other. Longer follow-up periods and more than one cupping session may be needed to evaluate the difference, if any, between both techniques.Trial registrationNCT02012205.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results suggest that electroacupuncture plus rehabilitation may provide earlier pain relief for patients with FSS and could be applied clinically.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: health and fitness addiction health and wellness opioids self improvement Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that electroacupuncture plus rehabilitation may provide earlier pain relief for patients with FSS and could be applied clinically. PMID: 31097283 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The 60 s and 90 s applications of the pressure release technique may be recommended to increase PPT and strength, respectively, in latent MTrPs of the levator scapulae in the short term. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT03006822. PMID: 31060367 [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
Conditions:   Acupuncture;   Pain, Postoperative;   Vasectomy Interventions:   Procedure: Acupuncture;   Other: Standardized pre-procedure medications Sponsor:   Matthew Snyder Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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