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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This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of thread-embedding acupuncture (TEA) with polydioxanone thread embedded at various acupoints, compared with sham TEA, for the treatment of non-specific chronic neck pain.Methods/designThis study will be an 8-week-long, two-armed, parallel, randomized, subject-assessor-blinded, sham-controlled pilot trial. Fifty eligible patients will be randomly allocated into the real TEA group or the sham TEA group. The real TEA group will receive TEA treatment at 14 fixed acupoints in the neck region. The sham TEA group will receive the same treatment as the real TEA group, but with a...
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Rationale Nocardial spinal epidural abscess is rare. The diagnosis is often difficult to make and, if delayed, poses a high risk of long-term disability. Nocardial spinal epidural abscess with severe lumbar disc herniation has not previously been reported. Patient concerns A 50-year-old man presented with progressive lumbago and leg pain for 6 weeks after receiving acupuncture therapy, and then the patient suddenly occurred urine retention after walking. Diagnoses Clinical examination revealed sign of cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a Lumbar(L)4 to L5 disc herniation, L3 to Sacrum(S...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Discussion: The results of this trial are expected to provide important clinical information on the efficacy and safety of electromagnetic acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Moderate- and low-quality evidence suggests that swallowing therapy did not have a significant effect on the outcomes of death or dependency/disability, case fatality at the end of the trial, or penetration aspiration score. However, swallowing therapy may have reduced length of hospital stay, dysphagia, and chest infections, and may have improved swallowing ability. However, these results are based on evidence of variable quality, involving a variety of interventions. Further high-quality trials are needed to test whether specific interventions are effective. PMID: 30376602 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
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Publication date: Available online 6 October 2018Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Qingfeng Liu, Qifeng Wu, Zifang Zeng, Lihua Xia, Yong HuangAbstractIntroductionThis is a retrospective study exploring clinical effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on upper limb disorder induced by occupational hand-arm vibration disease (OHAVD), and preliminarily exploring mechanism of the effect.Methods43 patients diagnosed with occupational HAVD were divided into experimental group (n = 21) and control group (n = 22). Before and after 4 weeks treatment, the occurrence of vibration-ind...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect of needling gluteus medius muscle trigger point (TrP) plus chiropractic for sacroiliac joint subluxation.MethodsA total of 124 cases conforming to the inclusion criteria of sacroiliac joint subluxation were classified by anterior subluxation and posterior subluxation, and randomized into a trigger point group and a conventional group respectively. There were 63 patients with anterior subluxation who were randomized into a TrP group of 32 cases (including 4 dropped out cases) and a conventional group of 31 cases (including 3 dropped out cases); and 61 patients with posterior s...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results of this trial will help to establish the clinical evidence regarding TEA in the treatment of patients with LHIVD.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov,NCT03236753. Registered on August 2, 2017.Clinical Research Information Service of the Republic of Korea,KCT0002439. Registered on August 1, 2017.
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