Study: Veterans with acupuncture before surgery have less pain

Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery reported less need for opioids for pain, a randomized, controlled study, presented Monday at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 meeting shows.
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Alert: rant ahead. Early in my career working in persistent pain management, it was thought that “chronic pain is chronic pain is chronic pain” and pretty much anything that helped one person would help the next. Over time we’ve learned a lot more about persistent pain: the mechanisms differ a lot between neuropathic mechanisms and nociplastic mechanisms. Even within these groups, the mechanisms are very different. We’ve also learned a lot more about the psychosocial variables that are associated with prolonged disability and distress when pain persists. Some of the earliest work by Turk and coll...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Groupwork Interdisciplinary teams Pain conditions Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs
(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019;98:1307–1317)
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesia and Analgesia: Alternative Methods of Analgesia Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Megha Patel, Ivan Urits, Alan D. Kaye, Omar Viswanath
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: AAA was found to be generally safe and effective for anaesthesia and analgesia in breast lump excision. However, a large-scale randomized controlled study is required to verify the findings. PMID: 32539426 [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
Abstract Here, we report a case in which acupuncture combined with trigger point injection was effective in a patient with chronic myofascial pain with referred pain in the masticatory muscles. The patient was a 46-year-old woman with the chief complaint of chronic persistent pain in the region of the left mandibular first molar, which had been extracted 5 months earlier. Stellate ganglion block was performed and amitriptyline administered at another hospital, but were ineffective. At her initial visit to our hospital, her primary complaint was chronic persistent pain in the region of the bilateral mandibular firs...
Source: The Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Bull Tokyo Dent Coll Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture plus drug anesthesia on pain and stress response in patients after radical surgery for stomach cancer.MethodsA total of 60 patients were randomized into a control group and an observation group by the random number table, with 30 cases in each group. The control group was given conventional drug anesthesia. The observation group was given additional electroacupuncture intervention. Before anesthesia and 2 h, 12 h and 24 h after surgery, the visual analog scale (VAS) was scored, the heart rate, the mean arterial pressure, and the levels of serum β-endorphin (...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Javad AminiSaman, HasanAli Karimpour, Behzad Hemmatpour, Saeed Mohammadi, Saeed Darvishi, Rasool Kawyannejad
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Background: Postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction (PGD) refers to one of the common postoperative complications. Acupuncture can facilitate the recovery of PGD, whereas no therapeutic schedule of acupuncture has been internationally recognized for treating PGD. In the present study, a scientific trial protocol has been proposed to verify the feasibility of acupuncture in treating gastrointestinal dysfunction after laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anesthesia. We conduct this protocol to investigate whether acupuncture recovery gastrointestinal dysfunction by influencing the expression of gastrointestinal ho...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo objectively evaluate the short-term and long-term efficacies of arthrolysis under brachial plexus anesthesia in treating adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS).MethodsOne hundred patients diagnosed with ACS were divided into two groups using the random number method. The two groups both received same active rehabilitation exercises. Besides, 55 cases in the treatment group were given one session of arthrolysis under brachial plexus anesthesia, and 45 cases in the control group were given tuina treatment. Changes in the visual analog scale (VAS) score, Melle score and pressure pain index were observed...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Javad AminiSaman, HasanAli Karimpour, Behzad Hemmatpour, Saeed Mohammadi, Saeed Darvishi, Rasool Kawyannejad
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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