Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Up From 2010 to 2019

FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 -- Insurance coverage for acupuncturist visits increased from 2010 to 2019, but most costs are paid out of pocket, according to a research letter published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open. Molly Candon, Ph.D., from the...
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CONCLUSION: The effect of acupuncture treatment may relate to the increased PAG-pIns FC, which significantly correlated with pain catastrophizing reduction after treatment. These findings shed important mechanistic information on the role of therapeutic approaches in treating chronic neck and shoulder pain.PMID:35048524 | DOI:10.1111/cns.13803
Source: CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2022 Jan 10;2022:2736703. doi: 10.1155/2022/2736703. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Acupuncture is a commonly used complementary treatment for flaccid hemiplegia caused by stroke, but evidences from previous randomized trials were inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in a comprehensive synthesis.METHODS: We searched literature from eight databases from their inception to December 2020. We included randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for the treatment of flaccid hemiplegia following stroke. The meta-analysis was carri...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CRH/CRHR1 signaling in the amygdala may contribute to the anxiolytic effect of EA in SPS mice.PMID:35044840 | DOI:10.1177/09645284211056352
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine : journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of wrist-ankle acupuncture (WAA) in pain and functional recovery after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).MethodsFrom June to September 2020, 94 participants were included from the Second Hospital of Tangshan and randomly assigned to the WAA group (47 cases) and the sham WAA group (47 cases) by a random number table, receiving real or sham WAA treatment, respectively. The primary outcome measure involved the visual analogue scale (VAS) scores at rest and in motion. The secondary outcomes involved the range of motion (ROM) of the knee joints, straight-leg raising time, postoperative weight...
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Acupunct Med. 2022 Jan 16:9645284211070301. doi: 10.1177/09645284211070301. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND AIM: Disordered hepatic energy metabolism is found in obese rats with insulin resistance (IR). There are insufficient experimental studies of electroacupuncture (EA) for IR and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this study was to probe the effect of EA on disordered hepatic energy metabolism and the adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)/ribosomal protein S6 kinase, 70-kDa (p70S6K) signaling pathway.METHODS: Zucker Diabetic ...
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Pain Res Manag. 2022 Jan 7;2022:1363477. doi: 10.1155/2022/1363477. eCollection 2022.ABSTRACTMany clinicians increasingly use dry needling in clinical practice. However, whether patients' intake of antithrombotic drugs should be considered as a contraindication for dry needling has not been investigated to date. As far as we know, there are no publications in analyzing the intake of antiplatelet or anticoagulant agents in the context of dry needling techniques. A thorough analysis of existing medications and how they may impact various needling approaches may contribute to improved evidence-informed clinical practice. The ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Anal Chim Acta. 2022 Jan 25;1191:339209. doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2021.339209. Epub 2021 Nov 23.ABSTRACTAcupuncture needles are regarded as ideal materiel for the development of microelectrodes for in vivo sensing. In this work, an all-solid-state ion-selective microelectrode (ISμE) has been developed by coating a calcium ion-selective membrane on an acupuncture needle tip with a diameter of less than 80 μm, which is modified with poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) as solid contact. The proposed Ca2+-ISμE shows a Nernstian response toward Ca2+ in the range from 1.0 × 10-6 to 3.1 &time...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
However, most costs are paid out of pocket
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