Acupotomy versus Manual Acupuncture for the Treatment of Back and/or Leg Pain in Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Assessor-Blinded Clinical Trial
CONCLUSION: EA activates the sympathetic nervous system and induces the release of epinephrine, which could ameliorate inflammation and protect muscular tissue in addition to relieving pain. PMID: 32429680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Acupuncture reduces pain by activating specific areas called acupoints on the patient's body. When these acupoints are fully activated, sensations of soreness, numbness, fullness, or heaviness called De qi or Te qi are felt by clinicians and patients. There are two kinds of acupuncture, manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA). Compared with non-acupoints, acupoints are easily activated on the basis of their special composition of blood vessels, mast cells, and nerve fibers that mediate the acupuncture signals. In the spinal cord, EA can inhibit glial cell activation by down-regulating the chemokine...
Publication date: April 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 13, Issue 2Author(s): Dongwoo Nam
Publication date: April 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 13, Issue 2Author(s): Hyun-Jong Lee
Publication date: Available online 5 May 2020Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Hyungjun Kim, Ishtiaq Mawla, Jeungchan Lee, Jessica Gerber, Kathryn Walker, Jieun Kim, Ana Ortiz, Suk-Tak Chan, Marco L. Loggia, Ajay D. Wasan, Robert R. Edwards, Jian Kong, Ted J. Kaptchuk, Randy L. Gollub, Bruce R. Rosen, Vitaly Napadow
Abstract INTRODUCTION: To systematically review and meta-analyze the efficacy of moxibustion in treating patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). METHODS: A systematic search of the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, EBSCO, CBM, Wanfang, CNKI and VIP (until November, 2019) was used to identify studies reporting pain intensity (VAS or NRS), disability (ODI or RMDQ), JOA score, and quality of life (SF-36) in patients with CLBP. Study selection, data extraction was performed critically and independently by two reviewers. Cochrane criteria for risk of bias was used to assess the methodological q...
This study aimed to assess the costs, health status, and medical service satisfaction with Korean and conventional medicine use before and after surgery of patients visiting Korean medicine hospitals for postsurgical musculoskeletal pain. The study population comprised patients who visited KM hospitals for the first time between June and November 2017 for persistent or recurrent pain and discomfort after low back, neck, shoulder, or knee surgery. Various validated questionnaires were used to collect data. A total of 100 participants were enrolled, and the majority had undergone low back surgery (n = 82). The ...
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Maria P. Volpato, Izabela C.A. Breda, Ravena C. de Carvalho, Caroline de Castro Moura, Laís L. Ferreira, Marcelo L. Silva, Josie R.T. Silva
DISCUSSION: As a nonpharmacological procedure, acupuncture is becoming increasingly important in pain and allergy therapy and is therefore increasingly included in current guidelines. In further studies, the efficacy of acupuncture should be determined in other indications and the mechanisms of action of this therapy method should be investigated. PMID: 32266488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]