Manual acupuncture versus sham acupuncture and usual care for the prevention of primary dysmenorrhea (PD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

This study may provide high-quality evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of manual acupuncture for PD. In addition, the results of this study will help to identify the efficacy of acupuncture due to the specific effects of acupuncture or placebo effects of acupuncture ritual.Trial registrationClinical Trials.govNCT02783534. Registered on 26 May 2016
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Conclusion: This study will provide new evidence to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of silver acupuncture for myofascitis. Due to the data are not personalized, no formal ethical approval is required. Ethics and dissemination: There is no requirement of ethical approval and it will be in print or disseminated by electronic copies. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020151476
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Crocker RL, Hurwitz JT, Grizzle AJ, Abraham I, Rehfeld R, Horwitz R, Weil AT, Maizes V Abstract Purpose: The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center (UAIHC) was an innovative membership-supported integrative medicine (IM) adult primary care clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. UAIHC delivered healthcare using an integrative medicine model that combined conventional and complementary medical treatments, including nutrition, mind-body medicine, acupuncture, manual medicine, health coaching, educational classes, and groups. Results from pre-post evaluation of patient-reported outcomes on several standardized m...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsFew clinical trials of acupuncture, and complementary medicine interventions generally, document details of the process by which they ensured the model validity of their trial intervention. It is recommended that researchers in acupuncture, and other forms of complementary medicine, adopt appropriate methodological approaches to ensure model validity.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Purpose The Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) produced an evidence-based guideline on use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment that was determined to be relevant to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) membership. ASCO considered the guideline for endorsement. Methods The SIO guideline addressed the use of integrative therapies for the management of symptoms and adverse effects, such as anxiety and stress, mood disorders, fatigue, quality of life, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, lymphedema, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, pain, and sleep ...
Source: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: J Clin Oncol Source Type: research
Aanchal Satija, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):468-479Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Both AA and TCA improved headache-related QoL more than UC did in Service members with TBI. PMID: 27458496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
Kathleen’s Story Kathleen experienced a work related injury in which a box fell on her neck while she was standing on a ladder to retrieve something else from a high shelf. She suffered a C4 injury (the fourth cervical vertebra) which resulted in limited control of her shoulders and biceps. It was accompanied by a stinging sensation that she came to discover was related to damage to nerve fibers. She also noticed tingling and numbness in her fingers. It was diagnosed as neuropathic pain. Her doctor explained that the communication between her spine and brain was being mis-translated and that the signals were coming f...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Medications Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Anti-inflammatory drug addicted vs drug dependence neuropathic p Source Type: news
Geetha B Shetty, A Mooventhan, N AnaghaJournal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 2015 6(4):295-299A 48-year-old married woman diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2007, came to our hospital in July 2014 with the complaint of severe pain and swelling over multiple joints, especially over small joints, which was associated with stiffness (more in morning), deformities of fingers and toes, with disturbed sleep and poor quality of life (QOL) for the past 7 years. She received a combination of electro acupuncture (14 sessions), massage (18 sessions), mud (18 sessions), and sauna (3 sessions) (EMMS) therapies for 30-mi...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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