Is single ‐point acupuncture effective in treating acute low back pain?

An acupuncture point, GV-26, could be used as an analgesic acupoint to treat acute low back pain. Acupuncture can be integrated with allopathic (western) medicine and used in the hospital's emergency department to treat acute painful conditions. AbstractAcupuncture is often used for acute and chronic low back pain; however, its efficacy is controversial, primarily for acute low back pain (ALBP). An acupuncture point, GV-26, could be used as an analgesic acupoint to treat acute low back pain. Our study suggests that single acupuncture could relieve ALBP within a short time without any adverse events. Acupuncture can be integrated with allopathic (western) medicine and used in the hospital's emergency department to treat acute painful conditions.
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

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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
Introduction Chronic low back pain disorders (CLBDs) present a substantial societal burden; however, optimal treatment remains debated. To date, pairwise and network meta-analyses have evaluated individual treatment modes, yet a comparison of a wide range of common treatments is required to evaluate their relative effectiveness. Using network meta-analysis, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments (acupuncture, education or advice, electrophysical agents, exercise, manual therapies/manipulation, massage, the McKenzie method, pharmacotherapy, psychological therapies, surgery, epidural injections, percutaneous trea...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Rehabilitation medicine Source Type: research
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
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Low-back Pain Interventions:   Procedure: Standard Acupuncture;   Procedure: Enhanced Acupuncture Sponsors:   Kaiser Permanente;   National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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