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Intense acupuncture can improve muscle recovery in patients with Bell palsy

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ.
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Discussion Results of the pilot study suggest that both VA and AP could be considered as alternative and safe prophylactic interventions for MM. Register ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02592681.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Few studies were identified and quality of evidence was not high. Some non-pharmacological interventions may be beneficial for reducing RLS severity and enhancing sleep. Implications for Rehabilitation The current management of restless leg syndrome is primarily pharmacological, and medications can have unwanted side effects. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, exercise, compression devices, counterstrain manipulation, infrared therapy, and standard acupuncture may reduce restless leg syndrome severity. Vibration pads, cryotherapy, yoga, compression devices, and acupuncture may improve some sleep-rel...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Conclusions This study describes the use of acupuncture-related modalities and raises the possibilities of their use in combination therapy for the improvement of function and pain management in patients with DDD. In light of these promising results, future clinical trials with attention to appropriate patient selection, guidelines for integrative treatment, and optimal standards for outcome measurement are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of integrative treatment.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion This is the first trial evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and economic efficiency of Chuna manual therapy for frozen shoulder. The results of this trial will serve the basis for the effective use of Chuna manual therapy for pain relief, improvement of range of motion and shoulder joint function with frozen shoulder. Trial registration Clinical Research Information Service Registration Number is KCT0002300. Registered on 6 April 2017.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was compare the effects of one or multiple sessions of electroacupuncture (EA) in patients with chronic low back pain (LBP). The outcome measures were Visual Analogue Score (VAS), pressure pain threshold (PPT), McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ), Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), low back skin temperature, surface electromyography (EMG) of longissimus muscle (contraction/rest) and blood cytokines. After examination (AV0), patients were submitted to EA (2Hz, 30 minutes, bilaterally at the SP6, BL23, BL31, BL32, BL33 and BL60) and were revaluated after one week (AV1). Patients with VAS&l...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of acupuncture plus moving cupping with white mustard oil to treat lumbar myofascitis.MethodsA total of 90 patients with lumbar myofascitis who met the inclusion criteria were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 45 cases in each group. The observation group received acupuncture and moving cupping with white mustard oil; the control group received acupuncture plus warm needling treatment. The treatment was given twice a week for a total of 4 weeks. The visual analog scale (VAS) and Chinese version of Roland-Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ) sco...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Application of DN for active MTrPs in the ISP can be as effective as direct DN of active MTrPs in the UT in improving pain and disability in athletes with shoulder pain, and may be preferred due to greater patient comfort in comparison with direct UT needling. PMID: 29364040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
DiscussionThis pilot study will provide a basic foundation for a future large-scale trial as well as information about the feasibility of miniscalpel acupuncture treatment combined with NSAIDs for chronic neck pain.Trial registrationKorean Clinical Research Information Service registry,KCT0002258. Registered on 9 March 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study aimed to analyze the effects of acupuncture associated with KT on the upper limb of patients with chronic hemiparesis after stroke. Clinical study in which sixteen subjects were divided into two intervention groups: Acupuncture (ACP) – twelve sessions of Acupuncture, and Acupuncture + Kinesio Taping (ACP_KT) - twelve sessions of Acupuncture plus KT. Modified Ashworth Scale (spasticity), active goniometry (Range of Motion - ROM) and Wolf Motor Function Test (speed of movement) were used to assess the function of the affected upper limb. As a main result, both groups reduced spasticity in some studied muscul...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the present study, the specific channels and points selection and stimulation types need further investigation through clinical trials.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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