Activate these 5 acupressure points to relieve headaches naturally
(Natural News) Headaches can easily ruin your day if they’re left unchecked. But taking medications for headaches increases your risk of suffering from side effects, such as liver damage. To relieve headaches naturally, try alternative medicine like acupressure. Acupressure is a kind of complementary or alternative medicine that is based on the same fundamental principles as acupuncture. Both practices...
Conclusion: The conclusion of our study will provide evidence to judge whether external treatment of traditional Chinese medicine is an effective intervention on the patients with COVID-19. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020181336
Conclusions: The combination of 10 TCM symptoms, once onset occurred, including hemiplegia, restlessness, hemianesthesia, short breath, headache, constipation, night sweat, tinnitus, thirsty, and gurgling with sputum, may affect the recovery of motor dysfunction. Furthermore, the improvements of TCM symptoms dynamically after treatment would be observed in a large prospective cohort. This trial is registered with NCT01806233. PMID: 32733577 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: The reporting quality and risk of bias of RCTs of acupuncture for migraine remain suboptimal. Therefore, all stakeholders should make a contribution to improve the quality of RCTs of acupuncture for migraine using STRICTA and RoB 2.0, while not limiting this approach solely to studies on migraine, using STRICTA and RoB 2.0 tools. PMID: 32951707 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: The conclusion of our study will provide evidence to judge whether massage is an effective intervention on the quality of life in patients recovering. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020181398
Conclusions: Acupuncture appears to be an effective treatment modality for TTH, but the credibility of the results is limited owing to the generally low methodological quality and evidence quality in the included SRs/MAs. PMID: 32256645 [PubMed]
This study aimed to examine the neurophysiology of acupuncture intervention in an acute migraine rat model. METHODS: Inflammatory soup (IS) or saline was injected into the dura mater to establish a migraine and control model in rats. To explore the neurobiological mechanism of acupuncture for migraine, we implemented electro-acupuncture (EA), non-electric-stimulation acupuncture, and no-acupuncture in IS and saline injected rats, and recorded the single-cell extraneural neurophysiology of the atlas (C1) spinal dorsal horn neurons in the TCC. RESULTS: Our research shows that electro-acupuncture at GB8 (Shuaigu), l...
CONCLUSIONS: This pioneering study in Portugal presents similar results to other countries regarding patient characterization. The high success rate (85.3%) regarding patient improvement recommends the use of acupuncture as an effective complementary therapy. PMID: 31779997 [PubMed - in process]
This article aims to summarize the currently available evidence with which to recommend acupuncture in children for the adjunctive treatment of headache. Acupuncture appears to be safe and effective for the treatment of migraine in children. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Abstract Acupuncture has been increasingly used as an integrative or complementary therapy for pain. It is well-tolerated with little risk of serious adverse effects. Traditional acupuncture and nontraditional techniques, such as electroacupuncture and dry needling, often result in reported pain improvement. Multiple factors may contribute to variability in acupuncture's therapeutic effects, including needling technique, number of needles used, duration of needle retention, acupuncture point specificity, number of treatments, and numerous subjective (psychological) factors. Controlled trials have been published on...
In conclusion, EA exerts antihyperalgesic effect in a rat model of conscious recurrent migraine, possibly via modulation of the vasoactive neurotransmitters. Furthermore, targeting multiple acupuncture points is more effective than targeting a single point in reducing hyperalgesia. PMID: 31217804 [PubMed]