If ‘Pain Is an Opinion,’ There Are Ways to Change Your Mind

All pain is real, but it ’s also true that it’s “made by the brain” and that we can exert some control over it.
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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Yi-Han Jhuang, Chieh-Wen LinAbstractThe incidence of lymphangioma is about 0.18%. The 95% of lymphangioma located in the head, neck and axilla. Colonic lymphangioma is even rare and represented in less than 1% of all lymphatic malformations. Therefore, it is difficult for preoperative diagnosis and histological examination might be necessary for conclusive diagnosis. Even the symptoms might be relieved by conservative treatment, but complete surgical resection might be a good choice for colonic lymphangioma accord...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Li J, Lv L, Zhang J, Xu L, Zeng E, Zhang Z, Wang F, Tang X Abstract A combination of peppermint oil and caraway oil (POCO) with its unique properties has been shown clinical benefits for FD. However, the potent statistical data to confirm its effects are lacking. This meta-analysis thus aimed at evaluating the efficacy and safety of POCO compared with placebo in treating patients with FD. We searched CENTRAL, PubMed, EMBASE (Ovid), Web of Science, Google Scholar, China National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Wanfang, and VIP databases for randomized clinical trials (RCTs) up to June 2019. Dichotomous d...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Efficacy of "Pinggan Formula" in Controlling Acute Type B Aortic Dissection Perioperative Blood Pressure: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019;2019:6432953 Authors: Zhang H, Zhang D, Sun Y, Lu Y, Feng J, Zhang L, Song C, Jing Z, Yu C, Lu Q Abstract Objective: To explore a new treatment that can proceed from the whole, control blood pressure smoothly and coordinate the treatment of multiple factors causing blood pressure fluctuations. Method: We conducted a single-center, double-blinded, and randomized controlled clinical trial. 48 patients with ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionPolicymakers may unintentionally rely on flawed assumptions and methodologies such as static scoring, which we propose results in flawed conclusions. Legislative options involve some additional cost. The issue is whether proposed legislative options offer more effective outcomes along with more efficient cost. Using a dynamic scoring model to incorporate savings from 3 primary sources, we found that (1) chiropractic care provides better outcomes at lower cost, (2) chiropractic treatment and care leads to a reduction in cost of spinal surgery, and (3) chiropractic care leads to cost savings from reduced use and ab...
Source: Journal of Chiropractic Humanities - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Masuy I, Pannemans J, Tack J Abstract Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) encountered in clinical practice. In the absence of an accurate biomarker for the disorder, IBS is mainly diagnosed based symptomology using the Rome criteria. Due to the heterogeneity of the disorder, finding the correct treatment option is often challenging. In general, lifestyle and dietary changes, including the low-FODMAP of gluten-free diet, are the first-in-line treatment for all patients. Issues with dietary changes are the strict elimination of multiple food ...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There is conflicting to limited evidence to support the effects of acupuncture on the relief of pain associated with DOMS. The findings were confounded by methodological limitations and reporting insufficiency. More rigorous, high-quality, and well-reported RCTs are required to further evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture for DOMS. PMID: 31793352 [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
Chloranthus serratus (Chloranthaceae) has been used to treat bruises, rheumatoid and bone pain. However, the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of C. serratus in vitro have not been fully elucidated. The present study ...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although these criteria are not designed to replace clinical judgement, PIM and alternative therapies lists can be useful to inform prescribers, pharmacists, and health care planners and may serve as a starting point for safe and effective use of medications in older people.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that laser acupuncture can effectively reduce knee pain for patients with KOA at short term when appropriate technical features are applied, but the effect likely fades away during the subsequent follow-up period. PMID: 31781275 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: WKP can relieve FD symptoms to some extent. This trial is registered with Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChiCTR): CTR 20132482. PMID: 31781270 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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