Effect of Laser Acupuncture on Constipation in Patients With Advanced Cancer

Conditions:   Constipation;   Advanced Cancer Intervention:   Procedure: Laser acupuncture Sponsor:   Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 27 August 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Lu WANG, Ying-ying WANGABSTRACTObjectiveTo observe the clinical effect difference between abdominal acupuncture combined with megestrol acetate and megestrol acetate for advanced cancer-related anorexia.MethodsA total of 60 patients with advanced cancer-related anorexia were randomly divided into an abdominal acupuncture combined with oral megestrol acetate treatment group (group A) and oral megestrol acetate treatment group (group B), with 30 cases in each group. Both groups were given nutritional assessment, nutr...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Karin Meissner1,2*, Nicola Talsky1, Elisabeth Olliges1,2, Carmen Jacob1,3,4, Oliver J. Stötzer5, Christoph Salat5, Michael Braun6 and Raluca Flondor1 1Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany 2Division of Health Promotion, Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Coburg, Germany 3Clinical Neurosciences, Clinical and Experimental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom 4Wessex Neurological Centre, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, United Kingdom 5Haematology and Oncology, Outpatient Cancer Ca...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a lack of conclusive evidence regarding the benefits of acupuncture for the treatment of breast cancer survivors in Korea. More rigorous RCTs are necessary in the future to establish stronger clinical evidence regarding the use of acupuncture to better reflect the clinical context of Korea.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Abstract: Available systematic reviews showed uncertainty on the effectiveness of using acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to summarize current best evidence on acupuncture and related therapies for palliative cancer care. Five international and 3 Chinese databases were searched. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing acupuncture and related therapies with conventional or sham treatments were considered. Primary outcomes included fatigue, paresthesia and dysesthesias, chronic pain, anorexia, insomnia, limb edema, constipation, and h...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Reviewand Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
It makes sense that the primary goal of pain treatment should be to reduce pain. However, a recent editorial in The New England Journal of Medicine makes a strong case for looking beyond pain intensity when evaluating what is “successful” pain management. The “balancing act” of managing chronic pain Here is the problem: For people with chronic pain, the pain affects nearly all aspects of their lives. But at the same time, treatments to relieve chronic pain also have the potential to influence many aspects of a person’s life. Our best pain-relieving drugs have lots of unpleasant side effects. E...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Addiction Arthritis Back Pain Cancer Migraines Pain Management Behavioral Health chronic pain managing pain Source Type: news
Authors: Lee HJ, Lee JH, Lee EO, Lee HJ, Kim KH, Lee KS, Lee CH, Nam DW, Kim SH, Lee HJ, Ahn KS Abstract Cancer pain impairs the quality of life of cancer patients, but opioid analgesics can not only cause inhibition of respiratory function, and constipation, but also other significant side effects such as addiction and tolerance that further decrease quality of life. Thus, in the present study, the effects of electro-acupuncture treatment (EA) on mechanical allodynia were examined in cancer pain mouse model. In order to induce neuropathic cancer pain model, S-180 sarcoma cells were inoculated around the sciatic ne...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people whose lives were destroyed—w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management hydrocodone opioids oxycodone Source Type: news
Abstract Objective To evaluate the effects of wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion against gastrointestinal tract reactions (nausea, vomiting, and constipation) to chemotherapy in cancer patients. Methods A total of 60 patients with gynecological tumors treated by chemotherapy were randomly divided into two groups. The treatment group (30 cases) underwent wrist-ankle acupuncture and ginger moxibustion, whereas tropisetron hydrochloride and dexamethasone were intravenously administered to the control group (30 cases) during chemotherap...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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