Acupuncture and moxibustion for the elderly patients with depression: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders.
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common emotional problem after stroke. It can lower the quality of life and increase the recurrence and mortality. Pharmacological agents have been shown to treat PSD. However, the benefits of pharmacoth...
In this study, we are exploring the acupoint combination effect and biological mechanism of HT 7 and SP 6 in treating insomnia, which may provide evidence for the clinical application of acupuncture and acupoint selection in the treatment of insomnia.Trial registrationChinese Clinical Trial Registry,Chi-CTR-1800017483. Registered on 1 August 2018.
Conclusion: The results of this review will introduce a safe and effective treatment and provide reliable evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of several acupuncture therapies on PSD. Trial registration number: CRD42019132725
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the methodological concerns regarding the existing evidence, there is a wide range of safe massage techniques with beneficial effects on both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD. Longitudinal studies are needed to justify the introduction of massage therapy into clinical practice. PMID: 32147033 [PubMed - in process]
DISCUSSIONS: The lack of a clearly stated review question presented in the majority of CPGs prevents the reader from understanding what the CPG developing group was trying to answer. Moreover, the arguments presented to support a decision are usually not detailed enough. Therefore, the assessment of the recommendations was extremely difficult. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Given that the formulation of recommendations is not always reliable, clinicians should carefully read and assess the recommendations presented in CPGs before implementing them. PMID: 32147048 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Post-stroke Depression; Anxiety Disorders Interventions: Procedure: Acupuncture Treatment; Other: Rutin rehabilitation programme Sponsor: Istanbul Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital Enrolling by invitation
Condition: Depressive Disorder, Major Interventions: Other: acupuncture and moxibustion; Drug: Fluoxetine Sponsors: Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Massachusetts General Hospital Completed