Chronic pain sufferers should take exercise, not analgesics, says Nice
Medicines watchdog recommends physical and psychological therapies when treating pain with no known causePeople suffering from chronic pain that has no known cause should not be prescribed painkillers, the medicines watchdog has announced, recommending such patients be offered exercise, talking therapies and acupuncture instead.In a major change of pain treatment policy, the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (Nice) say that in future, doctors should advise sufferers to use physical and psychological therapies rather than analgesics to manage their pain.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence GPs Medical research Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Muscular Pain in Cancer Survivors
However, more adverse events seen with auricular acupuncture versus electroacupuncture (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Muscular Pain in Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, April 6, 2021 -- Electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture are more effective than usual care at reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain in cancer survivors, according to a study published online March 18 in JAMA Oncology. Jun J. Mao,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy
Might electric ear acupuncture provid postoperative analgesia and reduce morphine requirement after abdominal hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Real Acupuncture Beat Sham for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain
Electro-acupuncture resulted in significant improvement in pain and function, compared with sham acupuncture, in a randomized trial of more than 400 adults with knee OA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Use of acupuncture for the treatment of sports-related injuries in athletes: a systematic review of case reports - Lee JW, Lee JH, Kim SY.
Acupuncture is one of the representative complementary and alternative medicine treatments used for various types of pain. This systematic review summarized and analyzed clinical case reports/series utilizing acupuncture for treating sports injuries in ath... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acupuncture Helped People With Back Pain Walk and Bend Better
Back pain sufferers who got electroacupuncture had improvements in walking comfortably, standing for longer periods, bending and kneeling. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Back (Human Body Part) Acupuncture Pain Source Type: news

UH Connor Integrative Health Network to study acupuncture in the ED with $2+ million grant
(University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center) Three academic medical centers across the country will study acupuncture for pain in the emergency department setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$7.1M grant to review opioid alternatives to treating sickle cell disease pain
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago will lead a $7.1 million, five-year national study to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and guided relaxation for people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease. The National Institutes of Health grant is part of its Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative. The initiative aims to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and to enhance pain management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of acupuncture method of removing-stasisand resuscitating on the consciousness of patients with severe traumatic brain injury: a randomized clinical trial - Pan JJ, Hou XZ, Wang P, Li W, Zhang Q, Dong T.
INTRODUCTION: With the development of social economy, transportation and various infrastructures have also developed, but it has objectively increased the number of patients with head injury. Although the current craniocerebral medicine technology continue... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Could acupuncture help coronavirus patients?
A modernized version of the ancient homeopathic needle treatment, acupuncture, might help stem the kind of out-of-control inflammation that kills COVID-19 patients, a study in mice suggests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Acupuncture Safe Right Now? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Should you wear gloves to the grocery store? – Annette You don’t have to wear gloves to the grocery store. Some experts worry it gives people a false sense of your security, and you’re more likely to accidentally contaminate yourself. Instead, avoid tou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Activate these 5 acupressure points to relieve headaches naturally
(Natural News) Headaches can easily ruin your day if they’re left unchecked. But taking medications for headaches increases your risk of suffering from side effects, such as liver damage. To relieve headaches naturally, try alternative medicine like acupressure. Acupressure is a kind of complementary or alternative medicine that is based on the same fundamental principles as acupuncture. Both practices... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the difference between a Cochrane systematic review of interventions and a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review?
Cochrane systematic reviews of interventions (intervention reviews) and Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews (DTA reviews) are two types of systematic review.They share the following characteristics:They aim to answer a specific healthcare question to help people make decisions based on up-to-date evidence from research.  They look for all the relevant studies to answer the review question.They appraise the reliability of the studies.They summarize the results to produce a picture of the body of evidence available.  They are systematic because they search for and analyze evidence in a systematic way, accordi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

What is Dry Needling?
Discussion Myofascial pain is pain from muscle or fascia, and usually associated with myofascial trigger points which are “…a highly localized, hyperirritable spot in a palpable, taut band of skeletal muscle fibers.” Trigger points are common reasons people, especially adults, seek relief in primary care or pain clinic settings. Athletes may also complain of pain caused by them. They are treated in a variety of ways, none of which used as a single method is successful for all individuals. Muscle “…stretching, massage, ischemic compression, laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 1, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ear acupuncture for posttraumatic symptoms among long-term evacuees following the 2017 Pohang earthquake: a retrospective case series study - Kim SH, Kwon CY, Kim ST, Han SY.
On November 15, 2017, an earthquake measuring a moment magnitude of 5.5 rocked Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province in South Korea.1 Although more than a year and five months had passed since the earthquake, about 100 victims were still living in temporary sh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Relieve Symptoms of Postprandial Distress Syndrome Acupuncture May Relieve Symptoms of Postprandial Distress Syndrome
Acupuncture may help improve or eliminate symptoms of postprandial distress syndrome such as uncomfortable sensations of fullness or bloating, a randomized trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Indigestion
Feelings of bloating and fullness were relieved by use of acupuncture needles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Acupuncture Digestive Tract Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture Beneficial for Postprandial Distress Syndrome
MONDAY, May 11, 2020 -- Acupuncture results in an increased response rate and elimination rate for all the cardinal symptoms in patients with postprandial distress syndrome (PDS), according to a study published online May 12 in the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain
(Natural News) Arthritis is a general term for a group of degenerative conditions that target the joints and the tissues that surround the joints. There are several types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Although each type is influenced by unique factors, arthritis is generally marked by chronic inflammation in the hands,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A closer look at the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in both health maintenance and disease prevention
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for centuries. This ancient system of medicine involves not only the use of medicinal herbs and formulations, but also of different mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi. While medicinal herbs are taken orally to address various issues from within, mind and body... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture vs Pharmacological Therapy for Migraine Prevention Acupuncture vs Pharmacological Therapy for Migraine Prevention
Might acupuncture treatment be as effective as conventional migraine preventative medications? This systemic review looks at the current evidence.Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture can do more than just relieve pain: It also improves quality of life
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease caused by inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes, which let air in and out of the lungs. This inflammation obstructs airflow from the organ, causing a variety of symptoms, such as cough, mucus production, wheezing and difficulty breathing. These symptoms all lead to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Migraines
A Chinese study found that acupuncture reduced the number of headache attacks in migraine sufferers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Acupuncture Migraine Headaches Source Type: news

More Evidence Points to Acupuncture's Benefit for Migraine More Evidence Points to Acupuncture's Benefit for Migraine
Although research has shown little difference between manual and sham acupuncture, use of a nonpenetrating sham intervention in acupuncture-na ï ve subjects could explain a new study's positive results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent Migraines
Title: Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent MigrainesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - March 27, 2020 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Trial Finds Acupuncture May Help Prevent Migraines
THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- A new clinical trial supports acupuncture as an option for reducing migraine headaches, and researchers believe doctors should inform patients it is a possible treatment. The Chinese study " helps to move acupuncture from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prophylactic Manual Acupuncture Reduces Migraine Days
THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 -- For patients with episodic migraine without aura, undergoing 20 sessions of manual acupuncture is superior to sham acupuncture and usual care for prophylactic treatment, according to a study published online March 25 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture is up to four times better at easing migraines than drugs, new study suggests
Acupuncture is up to four times more effective than drugs at relieving a migraine, a new study suggests. Those who went under the needle had fewer attacks than those who were given fake acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness and safety of acupuncture in post-stroke depression (PSD): protocol for a Bayesian analysis - Chen B, Zhao M, Chen B, Yang Z, Yu X, Lin X, Fan C.
BACKGROUND: Post-stroke depression (PSD) is the most common emotional problem after stroke. It can lower the quality of life and increase the recurrence and mortality. Pharmacological agents have been shown to treat PSD. However, the benefits of pharmacoth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

More employers opening door to acupuncture as demand for drug-free care grows
As the opioid crisis continues across America, employers are searching for ways to help employees battle their ailments with therapies that have the dual benefit of being non-addictive and cost effective. To do that, many are removing access barriers to drug-free care like acupuncture that can help with a variety of conditions including back pain, carpal tunnel, hypertension, migraine and stroke recovery. Deb Zurcher, a doctor of chiropractic, licensed acupuncturist and a clinical executive with… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Laura Newpoff Source Type: news

New guidelines for brain injury patients
Changes in the law place revised responsibilities on senior clinicians Related items fromOnMedica Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? Doctors campaign against ‘too much medicine’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 8, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for patients in coma after traumatic brain injury: systematic review and meta-analysis - Zhang Q, Liu J, Cao R, Jin Y.
CONTEXT: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain that occurs as a result of a direct impact, and affected persons are usually in a long-term coma. The evidence of the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture to treat coma is still not convinc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Reiki at the hospital? Integrative therapies join conventional medicine
Physicians trained and practicing in the Buffalo area are increasingly learning and offering integrative medicine, including acupuncture, spirituality, chiropractics and traditional Chinese or Eastern medicine practices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Effectiveness and safety of ear acupuncture for trauma-related mental disorders after large-scale disasters: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review - Kwon CY, Lee B, Kim SH.
BACKGROUND: Large-scale disasters such as earthquakes cause mental health problems in individuals and lead to serious economic burdens on their communities and societies. Effective, simple, and safe intervention is needed to manage survivors of large-scale... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn't Fast or Easy
Missouri started offering alternatives to opioids for Medicaid patients battling chronic pain and found that only a small fraction of users accessed the program. Describes how alternatives like chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy are more time consuming forms of care and how often times, clinics are weary of accepting Medicaid as a payer. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for whiplash-associated disorder following road traffic collision: a physiotherapy service evaluation - Stuart S, Armstrong M, Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R.
BACKGROUND: Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is a common musculoskeletal condition that frequently occurs following a road traffic collision. Physiotherapy is often prescribed to help with the symptoms and injuries. Research evidence has demonstrated tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A natural remedy for sleep problems: Can acupuncture help with insomnia?
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and many scientific studies attest to its health benefits. Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic pain and nausea. But recent studies show that it can also be used to help people with insomnia. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional medicine and healing art that originated in China. It was developed around 100... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis
CMS reverses its past stance on acupuncture and outlines terms for Medicare coverage of the treatment for low back pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare to Cover Some Acupuncture in AAFP Advocacy Win
CMS announced new Medicare coverage for acupuncture for chronic low back pain, cementing a proposed policy that the Academy endorsed last summer. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in LA? How about the 70th floor with a DTLA view
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in L.A. is 70 floors above it
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Medicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture In Part Due To Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Woman tells how she beat her migraines with acupuncture after years of pills and restrictive diets
Samantha Fletcher had her first migraine aged 13 and described it as 'terrifying'. Migraines are thought to be caused by temporary changes to the nerves, chemicals, blood vessels in your brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Acupressure Associated With Improved Cancer Pain and Reduced Opioid Use
A study showed that acupuncture use brought a significant reduction in pain along with a decreased use of analgesics. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin Wright Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer Treatment
Title: Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: How acupuncture could relieve pain of chemo patients 
Nerve damage is a common side effect of chemotherapy. A study at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester - believed to be the largest of its kind - suggests acupuncture could help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture isn't just for pain: It helps you sleep better, studies show
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique used to treat a variety of illnesses, particularly those that involve pain. The ancient Chinese believed that when the flow of energy or qi inside the body is disrupted, an individual’s health suffers as a consequence. The illness that results from this can only be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer Treatment, Dry Mouth
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- Dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of radiation therapy, but acupuncture may ease its symptoms, a new study suggests. Of 339 patients getting radiation for head and neck cancer in the United States and China, those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news