Efficacy and safety of fire needle vs conventional acupuncture in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia: A protocol for systematic review and meta analysis
Conclusion: This proposed systematic review will provide up-to-date evidence to assess the effect of fire needle for patients with PHN. Registration: INPLASY202080029.
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture may be used as an adjunctive therapy to treat CSAP-associated anxiety and depression. However, more high-quality RCTs are required to confirm our findings.PMID:34517216 | DOI:10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101484
Condition: Non-specific Low Back Pain Interventions: Other: Yanqing Zhitong Ointment Acupoint application; Other: placebo acupoint application Sponsor: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Recruiting
Auton Neurosci. 2021 Aug 31;236:102875. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2021.102875. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFirst clinical observations of the therapeutic effect of vagus nerve stimulation were of patients who were treated for refractory epilepsy with a fully implanted vagus nerve stimulator, who also reported an improvement of their migraine and cluster headache. With the development of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation, first clinical studies concerning a possible therapeutic effect in migraine and cluster headache were performed. In a controlled study, transcutaneous cervical vagus nerve stimulation (tcVNS) showed a sig...