Acupuncture treatment and minimal clinically important differences: a case study of randomised controlled trials of acupuncture for chronic pain

Acupunct Med. 2021 Nov 10:9645284211055753. doi: 10.1177/09645284211055753. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34758669 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211055753
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This study aims to investigate functional connectivity (FC) changes of PAG and RPN in KOA to interpret the neural mechanism of acupuncture.MethodsIn 15 patients with KOA and 15 healthy controls (HC), we acquired Visual Analog Scale (VAS) scores and resting-state fMRI images of each participant before and after acupuncture stimulation on EX-LE5 acupoint. Then, PAG and RPN were selected as seeds to perform FC analysis based on resting-state fMRI images. Finally, we compared FC patterns of PAG and RPN between patients with KOA and HC, then between pre-acupuncture and post-acupuncture. Correlations between FC values and VAS sc...
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Conclusions: In this small pilot study, self-administration of BFA was safe and effective for individuals who had previously received repeated benefit from provider-administered BFA. The contents do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. This research is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT #: NCT04208659.PMID:35003503 | PMC:PMC8729899 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0007
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Conclusions: Acupuncture at various points, corresponding to the stellate ganglion, which is ST 10 Shuitu, and corresponding to the splanchnic nerve and the facet joint of the lumbar vertebra-which are Ex-B2 paravertebra-can be applied for pain management in the head-and-neck area and in the lower-back area. According to various research findings, acupuncture is effective and safe for reducing pain in the head and neck area, as well as in the lower back.PMID:35003500 | PMC:PMC8729902 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0004
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this small pilot study, self-administration of BFA was safe and effective for individuals who had previously received repeated benefit from provider-administered BFA. The contents do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. This research is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT #: NCT04208659.PMID:35003503 | PMC:PMC8729899 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0007
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture at various points, corresponding to the stellate ganglion, which is ST 10 Shuitu, and corresponding to the splanchnic nerve and the facet joint of the lumbar vertebra-which are Ex-B2 paravertebra-can be applied for pain management in the head-and-neck area and in the lower-back area. According to various research findings, acupuncture is effective and safe for reducing pain in the head and neck area, as well as in the lower back.PMID:35003500 | PMC:PMC8729902 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0004
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this small pilot study, self-administration of BFA was safe and effective for individuals who had previously received repeated benefit from provider-administered BFA. The contents do not represent the views of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States Government. This research is registered at ClinicalTrials.gov as NCT #: NCT04208659.PMID:35003503 | PMC:PMC8729899 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0007
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Acupuncture at various points, corresponding to the stellate ganglion, which is ST 10 Shuitu, and corresponding to the splanchnic nerve and the facet joint of the lumbar vertebra-which are Ex-B2 paravertebra-can be applied for pain management in the head-and-neck area and in the lower-back area. According to various research findings, acupuncture is effective and safe for reducing pain in the head and neck area, as well as in the lower back.PMID:35003500 | PMC:PMC8729902 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0004
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Med Acupunct. 2021 Dec 1;33(6):453. doi: 10.1089/acu.2021.0007.expcon. Epub 2021 Dec 16.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34976280 | PMC:PMC8716476 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2021.0007.expcon
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Conclusions: Acupuncture is a minor trauma that can predispose a patient to reactivation of VZV and shingles in the setting of immune activation with allergen immunotherapy.PMID:34976278 | PMC:PMC8716517 | DOI:10.1089/acu.2020.1521
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This study involved patients with at least 2 years of cervical pain and a neck disability index score (NDI)>5. AT was performed at detectable points once per week over 6 weeks. Patients were evaluated with the NDI and a visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain before and at 1 and 4 months after the final treatments. An analysis of variance test for repeated measures was used for comparisons. Results: During the study, 19 patients, with a mean (± SD) age of 44.5 ± 15.2 years, were enrolled. The majority of the patients were right-handed (89%) and female (79%). The median (interquartile range) disease duration w...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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