Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
The burning of a small, thimble sized, smoldering plug of dried leaves on the SKIN at an ACUPUNCTURE point. Usually the plugs contain leaves of MUGWORT or moxa.
Classical loci in ACUPUNCTURE. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy (Qi) circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing)
A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.
A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.
Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
The discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Involuntary discharge of URINE during sleep at night after expected age of completed development of urinary control.
Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, central and peripheral, or demonstration of neurologic function or dysfunction.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
The use of specifically placed small electrodes to deliver electrical impulses across the SKIN to relieve PAIN. It is used less frequently to produce ANESTHESIA.
A condition characterized by pain in or near the lateral humeral epicondyle or in the forearm extensor muscle mass as a result of unusual strain. It occurs in tennis players as well as housewives, artisans, and violinists.
The period of history from 1601 of the common era to the present.
A clinical syndrome with intermittent abdominal pain characterized by sudden onset and cessation that is commonly seen in infants. It is usually associated with obstruction of the INTESTINES; of the CYSTIC DUCT; or of the URINARY TRACT.
The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Works about clinical trials involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicines, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trials are characterized as RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC.
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
A system of therapeutics founded by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the Law of Similars where "like cures like". Diseases are treated by highly diluted substances that cause, in healthy persons, symptoms like those of the disease to be treated.
Decreased salivary flow.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The functions and properties of living organisms, including both the physical and chemical factors and processes, supporting life in single- or multi-cell organisms from their origin through the progression of life.
An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.
Painful menstruation.

State of complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research: executive summary of a workshop. (1/120)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recently cosponsored a workshop on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research. In view of the increasing use of CAM by the general public, it is imperative to promote credible research by the established biomedical community. The goal of this workshop was to enhance the exchange of information and ideas between alternative medicine practitioners and scientists in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research and to foster collaborative research among these researchers. The workshop focused on 5 areas of research, including a historical and cultural perspective of CAM, methodological issues in clinical trials, herbal medicine, chelation therapy, mind/body (meditation) therapy, and acupuncture. CAM has become widely used without rigorously proven efficacy and safety. To protect the public, it was recommended that the fundamental mechanistic research for these CAM approaches be vigorously pursued and that any large-scale clinical trial be carefully executed to avoid any waste of resources and any unnecessary risk. It was felt that standardization of botanical products and procedure-based CAM intervention, such as acupuncture and meditation, is essential for meaningful basic and clinical research. Although botanical products properly consumed are perceived as generally safe, potential herb-drug interactions are a major safety concern. Clearly, many challenges need to be addressed by the scientific community before the public can be assured of the proper use of CAM.  (+info)

Systematic reviews of complementary therapies - an annotated bibliography. Part 1: acupuncture. (2/120)

BACKGROUND: Complementary therapies are widespread but controversial. We aim to provide a comprehensive collection and a summary of systematic reviews of clinical trials in three major complementary therapies (acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy). This article is dealing with acupuncture. Potentially relevant reviews were searched through the register of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, the Cochrane Library, Medline, and bibliographies of articles and books. To be included articles had to review prospective clinical trials of acupuncture; had to describe review methods explicitly; had to be published; and had to focus on treatment effects. Information on conditions, interventions, methods, results and conclusions was extracted using a pretested form and summarized descriptively. RESULTS: From a total of 48 potentially relevant reviews preselected in a screening process 39 met the inclusion criteria. 22 were on various pain syndromes or rheumatic diseases. Other topics addressed by more than one review were addiction, nausea, asthma and tinnitus. Almost unanimously the reviews state that acupuncture trials include too few patients. Often included trials are heterogeneous regarding patients, interventions and outcome measures, are considered to have insufficient quality and contradictory results. Convincing evidence is available only for postoperative nausea, for which acupuncture appears to be of benefit, and smoking cessation, where acupuncture is no more effective than sham acupuncture. CONCLUSIONS: A large number of systematic reviews on acupuncture exists. What is most obvious from these reviews is the need for (the funding of) well-designed, larger clinical trials.  (+info)

Acupuncture for general veterinary practice. (3/120)

Since the International Society of Veterinary Acupuncture (IVAS) was founded in 1974, acupuncture (AP) has received greater acceptance by veterinary professionals throughout the world. This article introduces some important animal diseases that respond well to AP therapy. These include resuscitation of small animals, treatment of anoestrous gilts and sows, bovine reproductive disease, canine vertebral problems and equine backpain, etc. Conventional medicine considers these to be difficult cases to treat. Veterinarians have become more aware of the benefits of AP especially for those diseases, thanks to the efforts of experienced practitioners and scientists, and the many published reports on veterinary AP that have introduced some good indications for AP therapy in veterinary practice. Possible mechanisms behind the effectiveness of AP are discussed. This article aims to introduce veterinarians to good indications for AP to initiate their interest in the practice of AP. Although this is a rapidly expanding field, a long march must begin with one step. We wish this article to be the shoes for such a march. For more information on veterinary AP, contact IVAS , P.O. Box 1478, Longmont, CO.. 80502, USA (, or your national veterinary acupuncture society ( ivadkom/vapsocs.htm).  (+info)

Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans. (4/120)

During acupuncture treatments, acupuncture needles are manipulated to elicit the characteristic "de qi" reaction widely viewed as essential to acupuncture's therapeutic effect. De qi has a biomechanical component, "needle grasp," which we have quantified by measuring the force necessary to pull an acupuncture needle out of the skin (pullout force) in 60 human subjects. We hypothesized that pullout force is greater with both bidirectional needle rotation (BI) and unidirectional rotation (UNI) than no rotation (NO). Acupuncture needles were inserted, manipulated, and pulled out by using a computer-controlled acupuncture needling instrument at eight acupuncture points and eight control points. We found 167 and 52% increases in mean pullout force with UNI and BI, respectively, compared with NO (repeated-measures ANOVA, P < 0.001). Pullout force was on average 18% greater at acupuncture points than at control points (P < 0.001). Needle grasp is therefore a measurable biomechanical phenomenon associated with acupuncture needle manipulation.  (+info)

Informed consent for acupuncture--an information leaflet developed by consensus. (5/120)

Patients have the right to be fully informed about the likely benefits and risks of any proposed examination or treatment, and practitioners are obliged to obtain informed consent beforehand. Accurate information about the risks of acupuncture is available following publication of the results of two prospective surveys. At a joint meeting on the safety of acupuncture, members of the three largest UK professional bodies expressed a need to establish what information on risks patients should be given. A standard Information Leaflet was developed by consensus between thesc organisations, and is intended to be used as a stimulus for discussion of standard risks as well as any particular risks that might apply to individual patients. Additionally, it may be used as a form for written consent when this is required. To provide the context for using the Leaflet, the legal and ethical bases of informed consent for medical procedures are discussed.  (+info)

Acupuncture in chronic epicondylitis: a randomized controlled trial. (6/120)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: In a randomized, investigator- and patient-blinded, controlled clinical study, 23 patients were treated with real acupuncture and 22 patients received sham acupuncture. Patients each received 10 treatments, with two treatments per week. The primary outcome variables were maximal strength, pain intensity (verbal rating scale) and disability scale (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire). Patients were examined at baseline (1 week before the start of treatment) and at follow-up 2 weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment. RESULTS: There was no significant difference between the groups at baseline for any outcome parameter. Two weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment, there were significant reductions in pain intensity and improvements in the function of the arm and in maximal strength in both treatment groups. At the 2-week follow-up these differences were significantly greater for all outcome parameters in the group treated with real acupuncture. At 2 months the function of the arm was still better in this group than in the sham acupuncture group; however, the differences in pain intensity and maximal strength between the groups were no longer significant. CONCLUSION: In the treatment of chronic epicondylopathia lateralis humeri, acupuncture in which real acupuncture points were selected and stimulated was superior to non-specific acupuncture with respect to reduction in pain and improvement in the functioning of the arm. These changes are particularly marked at early follow-up.  (+info)

Evidence of connective tissue involvement in acupuncture. (7/120)

Acupuncture needle manipulation gives rise to "needle grasp," a biomechanical phenomenon characterized by an increase in the force necessary to pull the needle out of the tissue (pullout force). This study investigates the hypothesis that winding of connective tissue, rather than muscle contraction, is the mechanism responsible for needle grasp. We performed 1) measurements of pullout force in humans with and without needle penetration of muscle; 2) measurements of pullout force in anesthetized rats, with and without needle rotation, followed by measurements of connective tissue volume surrounding the needle; 3) imaging of rat abdominal wall explants, with and without needle rotation, using ultrasound scanning acoustic microscopy. We found 1) no evidence that increased penetration of muscle results in greater pullout force than increased penetration of subcutaneous tissue; 2) that both pullout force and subcutaneous tissue volume were increased by needle rotation; 3) that increased periodic architectural order was present in subcutaneous tissue with rotation, compared with no rotation. These data support connective tissue winding as the mechanism responsible for the increase in pullout force induced by needle rotation. Winding may allow needle movements to deliver a mechanical signal into the tissue and may be key to acupuncture's therapeutic mechanism.  (+info)

Alternative treatments in reproductive medicine: much ado about nothing. Acupuncture-a method of treatment in reproductive medicine: lack of evidence of an effect does not equal evidence of the lack of an effect. (8/120)

The increasing popularity of alternative treatments-methods of treatment that are not generally established in Western medicine-demands a serious debate about scientific documentation, efficacy and safety. It has been argued that there is no alternative medicine. There is only scientifically proven, evidence-based medicine supported by solid data, and we agree. Different methods of treatment, referred to as alternative treatments, are used by millions of patients every day which generates billions of dollars in health care expenditure each year. Therefore, it is important that physicians become more knowledgeable about different methods of treatment and increase their understanding of the possible benefits and limitations of each therapy. This article is intended to illustrate acupuncture in reproductive medicine today, as an example of a method of treatment that has become more established in Western medicine over the last decade. Discussed are the scientific documentation and aspects of acupuncture research, the physiological basis for the use of acupuncture, and evidence for the use of acupuncture in reproductive medicine. We are well aware that there are few well-designed papers on the effectiveness of different treatments in this field. However, we need to adhere to these principles, as we hope, do the readers of the present debate article.  (+info)

The term "Bell's palsy" was coined by Sir Charles Bell in 1829, and it is named after him. The condition is caused by damage to the facial nerve, which can be due to a variety of factors such as viral infections, autoimmune disorders, trauma, or tumors.

Bell's palsy can cause a range of symptoms including:

* Weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles on one side of the face
* Drooping or weakness of the eyelid or corner of the mouth
* Difficulty closing the eye or smiling
* Dryness or excessive tearing of the eye
* Increased sensitivity to sound or touch on the affected side
* Pain or discomfort in the face, jaw, or ear

Bell's palsy can be diagnosed by a neurologist based on symptoms and physical examination. Imaging tests such as MRI or CT scans may be ordered to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.

There is no cure for Bell's palsy, but various treatments can help manage the symptoms. These may include:

* Medications to reduce inflammation and pain
* Physical therapy to improve facial function and appearance
* Surgery to repair or remove damaged nerve tissue
* Corticosteroid injections to reduce swelling and inflammation

The prognosis for Bell's palsy is generally good, with most people experiencing a full recovery within a few weeks to months. However, some people may experience long-term symptoms or complications such as permanent nerve damage or eye dryness.

There are several different types of pain, including:

1. Acute pain: This type of pain is sudden and severe, and it usually lasts for a short period of time. It can be caused by injuries, surgery, or other forms of tissue damage.
2. Chronic pain: This type of pain persists over a long period of time, often lasting more than 3 months. It can be caused by conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or nerve damage.
3. Neuropathic pain: This type of pain results from damage to the nervous system, and it can be characterized by burning, shooting, or stabbing sensations.
4. Visceral pain: This type of pain originates in the internal organs, and it can be difficult to localize.
5. Psychogenic pain: This type of pain is caused by psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, or depression.

The medical field uses a range of methods to assess and manage pain, including:

1. Pain rating scales: These are numerical scales that patients use to rate the intensity of their pain.
2. Pain diaries: These are records that patients keep to track their pain over time.
3. Clinical interviews: Healthcare providers use these to gather information about the patient's pain experience and other relevant symptoms.
4. Physical examination: This can help healthcare providers identify any underlying causes of pain, such as injuries or inflammation.
5. Imaging studies: These can be used to visualize the body and identify any structural abnormalities that may be contributing to the patient's pain.
6. Medications: There are a wide range of medications available to treat pain, including analgesics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and muscle relaxants.
7. Alternative therapies: These can include acupuncture, massage, and physical therapy.
8. Interventional procedures: These are minimally invasive procedures that can be used to treat pain, such as nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation.

It is important for healthcare providers to approach pain management with a multi-modal approach, using a combination of these methods to address the physical, emotional, and social aspects of pain. By doing so, they can help improve the patient's quality of life and reduce their suffering.

The causes of nocturnal enuresis are varied and can include:

1. Overproduction of urine at night: The body may produce too much urine during sleep, leading to bedwetting.
2. Underdeveloped bladder muscles: Weak bladder muscles may not be able to hold urine throughout the night.
3. Sleep disorders: Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome can increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis.
4. Urinary tract infections: Infections in the urinary tract can cause increased urination and bedwetting.
5. Diabetes: High blood sugar levels can lead to increased thirst and urination, including during sleep.
6. Constipation: Constipation can put pressure on the bladder and increase the risk of bedwetting.
7. Neurological conditions: Certain neurological conditions such as spina bifida or spinal cord injuries can disrupt normal bladder function.
8. Hormonal imbalances: Hormonal changes during puberty or menopause can lead to nocturnal enuresis.
9. Genetic predisposition: Nocturnal enuresis may run in families, suggesting a genetic component.

Treatment for nocturnal enuresis depends on the underlying cause and may include lifestyle changes, medication, or behavioral therapy. In children, treatment is often successful, but in adults, it can be more challenging to treat.

The causes of LBP can be broadly classified into two categories:

1. Mechanical causes: These include strains, sprains, and injuries to the soft tissues (such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons) or bones in the lower back.
2. Non-mechanical causes: These include medical conditions such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis.

The symptoms of LBP can vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. Common symptoms include:

* Pain that may be localized to one side or both sides of the lower back
* Muscle spasms or stiffness
* Limited range of motion in the lower back
* Difficulty bending, lifting, or twisting
* Sciatica (pain that radiates down the legs)
* Weakness or numbness in the legs

The diagnosis of LBP is based on a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI.

Treatment for LBP depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition, but may include:

* Medications such as pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or anti-inflammatory drugs
* Physical therapy to improve strength and flexibility in the lower back
* Chiropractic care to realign the spine and relieve pressure on the joints and muscles
* Injections of corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation and relieve pain
* Surgery may be considered for severe or chronic cases that do not respond to other treatments.

Prevention strategies for LBP include:

* Maintaining a healthy weight to reduce strain on the lower back
* Engaging in regular exercise to improve muscle strength and flexibility
* Using proper lifting techniques to avoid straining the lower back
* Taking regular breaks to stretch and move around if you have a job that involves sitting or standing for long periods
* Managing stress through relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing.

The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis. It is characterized by pain and inflammation on the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow, known as the lateral epicondyle. The pain may be worse when gripping or twisting objects, and it can also radiate down the arm.

Tennis elbow is caused by overuse or repetitive strain on the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the bone. It can be triggered by activities such as tennis, golf, or rowing, but it can also occur from simple actions like gripping a steering wheel or twisting open a jar.

Treatment for tennis elbow usually involves rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the damaged tendon tissue. Prevention is key, so it's important to take regular breaks from repetitive activities and incorporate stretching exercises into your daily routine to keep the muscles and tendons flexible and healthy.

Causes of Colic:

1. Gas and bloating: Gas and bloating are common causes of colic. This can occur when gas builds up in the digestive tract or when the body has difficulty processing certain types of food.
2. Constipation: Constipation can cause colic, as hard stool can put pressure on the intestines and lead to pain.
3. Diarrhea: Diarrhea can also cause colic, as loose stool can irritate the intestines and lead to pain.
4. Eating certain foods: Some foods, such as dairy or gluten, can be difficult for the body to digest and may cause colic.
5. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as IBS, GERD, or IBD, can cause colic.

Symptoms of Colic:

1. Abdominal pain or discomfort: This is the most common symptom of colic and can be described as crampy, gnawing, or sharp.
2. Gas and bloating: Patients with colic may experience gas and bloating, which can lead to discomfort and abdominal distension.
3. Diarrhea or constipation: Depending on the underlying cause of colic, patients may experience diarrhea or constipation.
4. Nausea and vomiting: Some patients with colic may experience nausea and vomiting.
5. Abdominal tenderness: The abdomen may be tender to the touch, especially in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen.

Treatment for Colic:

1. Dietary changes: Patients with colic may benefit from making dietary changes such as avoiding trigger foods, eating smaller meals, and increasing fiber intake.
2. Probiotics: Probiotics can help to regulate the gut microbiome and reduce symptoms of colic.
3. Antispasmodics: Antispasmodics, such as dicyclomine, can help to reduce abdominal pain and cramping associated with colic.
4. Simethicone: Simethicone is an antigas medication that can help to reduce bloating and discomfort associated with colic.
5. Antidepressants: Antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of colic in some patients.
6. Psychological support: Colic can be stressful and emotionally challenging for both patients and their caregivers. Psychological support and counseling may be beneficial in managing the emotional impact of colic.

It is important to note that while these treatments may help to reduce symptoms of colic, there is no cure for this condition. In most cases, colic will resolve on its own within a few months. However, if you suspect that your baby has colic, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider to rule out any other underlying medical conditions and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache, and they can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, muscle tension, and poor posture. They can also be triggered by specific activities such as reading or watching TV for long periods of time.

The pain associated with tension-type headaches can range from mild to severe and can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several days. Other symptoms that may accompany the pain include sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting.

There are several treatments available for tension-type headaches, including over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and prescription medications such as triptans or ergotamines. Lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, improving sleep, and maintaining good posture can also help to prevent and manage tension-type headaches.

In medical terminology, tension-type headaches are sometimes referred to as "muscle contraction headaches" or "stress headaches." They are considered a primary headache disorder, meaning that they are not caused by an underlying medical condition but rather by changes in the body's physiological processes.

Overall, tension-type headaches are a common and frustrating condition that can significantly impact quality of life. Understanding the causes and symptoms of this condition can help individuals to seek appropriate treatment and make lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms effectively.

There are several types of neck pain, including:

* Acute neck pain: This is a sudden onset of pain in the neck, often caused by an injury or strain.
* Chronic neck pain: This is persistent pain in the neck that lasts for more than 3 months.
* Mechanical neck pain: This is pain caused by misalignment or degeneration of the spinal bones and joints in the neck.
* Non-mechanical neck pain: This is pain that is not caused by a specific structural problem, but rather by factors such as poor posture, muscle strain, or pinched nerves.

Neck pain can be treated with a variety of methods, including:

* Medications such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs
* Physical therapy to improve range of motion and strength
* Chiropractic care to realign the spine and relieve pressure on nerves
* Massage therapy to relax muscles and improve circulation
* Lifestyle changes such as improving posture, losing weight, and taking regular breaks to rest and stretch.

It is important to seek medical attention if neck pain is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs.

There are several theories about the causes of hot flashes, including hormonal changes, neurotransmitter imbalances, and blood vessel dilation. Some risk factors for hot flashes include age, family history, and certain medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

Treatment options for hot flashes include hormone therapy, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and non-hormonal medications such as clonidine and gabapentin. Lifestyle modifications such as dressing in layers, using a fan, and avoiding triggers like spicy foods and alcohol can also help manage hot flashes.

In conclusion, hot flashes are a common symptom of menopause that can have a significant impact on quality of life. While their exact cause is still not fully understood, there are several effective treatment options available to manage their frequency and severity. By understanding the causes and risk factors for hot flashes, women can work with their healthcare providers to find the best course of treatment for their individual needs.

TMJD can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury to the joint, misalignment of the teeth, or excessive stress on the jaw. Treatment options for TMJD include pain relievers, physical therapy, and dental splints or mouth guards. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.

The term "TMJD" was first coined in the medical literature in the 1970s, and since then it has been widely used by healthcare providers to describe this condition. However, some researchers argue that the term is too broad and encompasses a variety of different conditions, and suggest that it be replaced with more specific terms such as "temporomandibular joint disorder" or "TMJ osteoarthritis."

Xerostomia can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, medical conditions, and injuries to the head or neck. It is often associated with other conditions such as Sjögren's syndrome, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes.

There are several treatments for xerostomia, including saliva substitutes, mouthwashes, and medications that stimulate saliva production. Lifestyle changes such as drinking plenty of water, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, and using a humidifier can also help manage the condition.

Xerostomia is a relatively common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have a significant impact on quality of life, but with proper diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to manage the symptoms and prevent complications.

The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.

In this article, we will explore the definition and impact of chronic diseases, as well as strategies for managing and living with them. We will also discuss the importance of early detection and prevention, as well as the role of healthcare providers in addressing the needs of individuals with chronic diseases.

What is a Chronic Disease?

A chronic disease is a condition that lasts for an extended period of time, often affecting daily life and activities. Unlike acute diseases, which have a specific beginning and end, chronic diseases are long-term and persistent. Examples of chronic diseases include:

1. Diabetes
2. Heart disease
3. Arthritis
4. Asthma
5. Cancer
6. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
7. Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
8. Hypertension
9. Osteoporosis
10. Stroke

Impact of Chronic Diseases

The burden of chronic diseases is significant, with over 70% of deaths worldwide attributed to them, according to the WHO. In addition to the physical and emotional toll they take on individuals and their families, chronic diseases also pose a significant economic burden, accounting for a large proportion of healthcare expenditure.

Chronic diseases can also have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, limiting their ability to participate in activities they enjoy and affecting their relationships with family and friends. Moreover, the financial burden of chronic diseases can lead to poverty and reduce economic productivity, thus having a broader societal impact.

Addressing Chronic Diseases

Given the significant burden of chronic diseases, it is essential that we address them effectively. This requires a multi-faceted approach that includes:

1. Lifestyle modifications: Encouraging healthy behaviors such as regular physical activity, a balanced diet, and smoking cessation can help prevent and manage chronic diseases.
2. Early detection and diagnosis: Identifying risk factors and detecting diseases early can help prevent or delay their progression.
3. Medication management: Effective medication management is crucial for controlling symptoms and slowing disease progression.
4. Multi-disciplinary care: Collaboration between healthcare providers, patients, and families is essential for managing chronic diseases.
5. Health promotion and disease prevention: Educating individuals about the risks of chronic diseases and promoting healthy behaviors can help prevent their onset.
6. Addressing social determinants of health: Social determinants such as poverty, education, and employment can have a significant impact on health outcomes. Addressing these factors is essential for reducing health disparities and improving overall health.
7. Investing in healthcare infrastructure: Investing in healthcare infrastructure, technology, and research is necessary to improve disease detection, diagnosis, and treatment.
8. Encouraging policy change: Policy changes can help create supportive environments for healthy behaviors and reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
9. Increasing public awareness: Raising public awareness about the risks and consequences of chronic diseases can help individuals make informed decisions about their health.
10. Providing support for caregivers: Chronic diseases can have a significant impact on family members and caregivers, so providing them with support is essential for improving overall health outcomes.


Chronic diseases are a major public health burden that affect millions of people worldwide. Addressing these diseases requires a multi-faceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, addressing social determinants of health, investing in healthcare infrastructure, encouraging policy change, increasing public awareness, and providing support for caregivers. By taking a comprehensive approach to chronic disease prevention and management, we can improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities worldwide.

In medical terminology, nausea is sometimes used interchangeably with the term "dyspepsia," which refers to a general feeling of discomfort or unease in the stomach, often accompanied by symptoms such as bloating, belching, or heartburn. However, while nausea and dyspepsia can be related, they are not always the same thing, and it's important to understand the specific underlying cause of any gastrointestinal symptoms in order to provide appropriate treatment.

Some common causes of nausea include:

* Gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and gastritis
* Motion sickness or seasickness
* Medication side effects, including chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, and painkillers
* Pregnancy and morning sickness
* Food poisoning or other infections
* Migraines and other headaches
* Anxiety and stress

Treatment for nausea will depend on the underlying cause, but may include medications such as antihistamines, anticholinergics, or anti-nausea drugs, as well as non-pharmacological interventions such as ginger, acupressure, or relaxation techniques. In severe cases, hospitalization may be necessary to manage symptoms and prevent dehydration or other complications.

There are two main types of dysmenorrhea: primary and secondary. Primary dysmenorrhea is caused by uterine muscle contractions that occur during menstruation, while secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by an underlying medical condition such as endometriosis, fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory disease.

Symptoms of dysmenorrhea may include:

* Cramping pain in the lower abdomen, usually beginning before or at the onset of menstruation and lasting for 1-3 days
* Pain that can be sharp, dull, or throbbing
* Pelvic discomfort or heaviness
* Nausea and vomiting
* Diarrhea or constipation
* Headache
* Fatigue
* Mild fever

While dysmenorrhea is not a life-threatening condition, it can significantly impact a woman's quality of life, particularly during her reproductive years. The exact cause of primary dysmenorrhea is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to the production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that cause uterine muscle contractions and increased blood flow to the pelvis.

Treatment for dysmenorrhea may include over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen, as well as home remedies such as heat application, exercise, and relaxation techniques. In some cases, prescription medications or surgery may be necessary to address underlying conditions that are contributing to the dysmenorrhea.

It's important for women who experience severe or persistent dysmenorrhea to seek medical attention to rule out any underlying conditions that may need treatment. With proper diagnosis and management, most women with dysmenorrhea can find relief from their symptoms and lead normal, active lives.

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  • The difference between acupuncture and no treatment was greater than the difference between acupuncture and sham acupuncture. (
  • We included all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared the clinical effects of an acupuncture intervention (acupuncture used alone or add-on) with no treatment, a sham acupuncture or an antihypertensive drug in adults with primary hypertension. (
  • Four sham acupuncture controlled trials provided very low quality evidence that acupuncture had a short-term (one to 24 hours) effect on SBP (change) -3.4 mmHg (-6.0 to -0.9) and DBP -1.9 mmHg (95% CI -3.6 to -0.3). (
  • The larger effect shown in non-sham acupuncture controlled trials most likely reflects bias and is not a true effect. (
  • Future RCTs must use sham acupuncture controls and assess whether there is a BP lowering effect of acupuncture that lasts at least seven days. (
  • A systematic review of 17 randomized clinical trials and a meta-analysis of 14 trials found a significant association between real acupuncture, as compared to sham acupuncture, and a reduction in pain. (
  • Several recent studies have suggested that both real acupuncture and "sham" acupuncture (the shallow needling of points) are equally effective for treating chronic low back pain, and that both are superior to best-practice medical care. (
  • If you look at some of the data, what you find is that sham acupuncture and true acupuncture both produce some pain relief in whatever condition they're looking at," Nahin says. (
  • Q: How many acupuncture treatments will I need? (
  • While acupuncture is not a proven solution to chronic illnesses, people with arthritis may find it to be a helpful complement to their medication, physical therapy, or other conventional treatments to cope with their symptoms. (
  • Even needle-phobic patients enjoy acupuncture treatments because acupuncture needles are single-use, hair-thin and designed to bend if the guest feels the need to move during acupuncture treatment," explained Gorman. (
  • Because of the lack of highly effective medical treatments for chronic low back pain, we were pleased to find that acupuncture-like treatments were helpful for persons suffering from chronic back pain," Cherkin says. (
  • This adds to the growing body of evidence that there is something meaningful taking place during acupuncture treatments outside of actual needling. (
  • I have treated many patients with headaches and find that they usually go away within five to seven acupuncture treatments. (
  • Acupuncture shed weight treatments should be repeated on a regular basis to have long-term positive benefits. (
  • The problem, he explains, is that when researchers have compared acupuncture to carefully designed "control" treatments, the picture becomes more complicated. (
  • For example, when researchers have compared inserting needles with just pressing a toothpick onto acupuncture points, they've often found both treatments to be successful. (
  • Further complicating things is that acupuncture treatments are about more than just needles. (
  • An analysis of data from 20 studies (6,376 participants) of people with painful conditions (back pain, osteoarthritis, neck pain, or headaches) showed that the beneficial effects of acupuncture continued for a year after the end of treatment for all conditions except neck pain. (
  • The short-term effects of acupuncture are uncertain due to the very low quality of evidence. (
  • To assess the effects of acupuncture for treating peripheral joint osteoarthritis. (
  • Studies in animals and people, including studies that used imaging methods to see what's happening in the brain, have shown that acupuncture may affect nervous system function. (
  • Research has shown that acupuncture may be helpful for several pain conditions, including back or neck pain, knee pain associated with osteoarthritis, and postoperative pain. (
  • Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. (
  • If your state requires a license to practice, you should ask the practitioner if they are certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or the American Board of Medical Acupuncture. (
  • She is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed through the Virginia Board of Medicine as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac. (
  • The study by Dr Takahiro Fujimoto from Clinic F, Tokyo, Japan and colleagues suggests that food cravings can be controlled using the simpler method of acupuncture stimulation with beads rather than the traditional use of intradermal needles, which requires expert acupuncturists. (
  • Acupuncture/acupressure can be delivered by doctors with adequate acupuncture training or qualified acupuncturists accredited by regulatory bodies or members of reputable professional associations," he said. (
  • If you've ever wondered about the healing powers of acupuncture, we've got the inside scoop from two professional acupuncturists and a first-timer-myself. (
  • Co-Founder of WTHN and licensed acupuncturist Shari Auth, DACM explained that acupuncture "works via the connective tissue to send messages to the brain that alter brain chemistry and stimulate a variety of natural processes depending on what is being treated. (
  • Acupuncture is the only alternative or complementary therapy available through the WTC Health Program at this time. (
  • For too long have detractors of acupuncture - for reasons involving power, control and money as per usual - downplayed the effectiveness of this thousands of years old therapy in order to keep people dependent on more invasive, wait until it's broken and then fix it type therapies. (
  • Auricular (ear) acupuncture therapy is based on the theory that the outer ear represents all parts of the body. (
  • Acupuncture is the practice of putting tiny needles into specific spots of the body for medical therapy. (
  • An acupuncture weight loss therapy program will probably involve a multi-faceted method. (
  • Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners insert fine needles into the skin to treat health problems. (
  • For between 4,000 and 6,000 years, Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have been utilized and systematically improved by millions of practitioners for the sole purpose of helping people to achieve homeostasis, balance and optimal health by the most non invasive means available. (
  • Most acupuncture practitioners also make recommendations for healthy eating, exercise, and lowering stress. (
  • Practitioners of acupuncture believe that various illnesses or conditions can block a patient's qi, which can result in stiffness or pain. (
  • Acupuncture scholars and practitioners have been stimulated to scrutinize these trials and analyze conventional practices. (
  • Acupuncture has nonspecific effects (effects due to incidental aspects of a treatment rather than its main mechanism of action). (
  • In many studies, the benefit of acupuncture has been greater when it was compared with no treatment than when it was compared with sham (simulated or fake) acupuncture procedures, such as the use of a device that pokes the skin but does not penetrate it. (
  • In recent research, a nonspecific effect was demonstrated in a unique way: Patients who had experienced pain relief during a previous acupuncture session were shown a video of that session and asked to imagine the treatment happening again. (
  • In a 2018 review, data from 12 studies (8,003 participants) showed acupuncture was more effective than no treatment for back or neck pain, and data from 10 studies (1,963 participants) showed acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture. (
  • A 2017 clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians included acupuncture among the nondrug options recommended as first-line treatment for chronic low-back pain. (
  • Acupuncture is also one of the treatment options recommended for acute low-back pain. (
  • The Clinical Director of a WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence or the Nationwide Provider Network can authorize acupuncture services as part of the treatment for a certified WTC-related cancer or a cancer medically associated with a certified WTC-related health condition. (
  • The WTC Health Program must authorize the use of acupuncture services as part of the treatment for a certified WTC-related acute traumatic injury or muscular skeletal disorder. (
  • Once authorized, talk to your Clinical Center of Excellence or the Nationwide Provider Network to ensure that the acupuncture service provider is in their network and the treatment will be covered by that provider. (
  • This new legislation is coming just months after acupuncture received a great validation by the NIH (National Institute of Health), stating that acupuncture IS a valid treatment of many types of pain as evidenced by controlled studies. (
  • This new study builds on previous research in Japanese women with overweight or obesity which found that those treated with ear acupuncture with beads lost significantly more weight than those who were untreated, and this weight loss was maintained for 6 months after the end of treatment [2]. (
  • All participants were weighed and measured at the start and end of treatment, including body weight, body fat percentage, fat mass, lean mass, muscle mass, BMI, and abdominal fat to see what impact auricular acupuncture with beads may have. (
  • As physios we often prescribe exercise as our treatment but sometimes you're just too sore to even start that's where acupuncture can come come in very handy as a tool for physiotherapist! (
  • The OAM and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) seeks, with this RFA, to initiate a clinical trial of acupuncture for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee by experienced investigators who have the unique technical capabilities to study acupuncture in a clinical setting. (
  • This proposal has the potential to address the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of OA. (
  • Unfortunately, the few studies that have specifically examined the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of OA have produced contradictory results. (
  • Medical professionals need more research about the extent of acupuncture's effect on people with arthritis, but some studies have reported that some people feel less pain after their acupuncture treatment. (
  • However, professionals continue to study the efficacy of acupuncture as an arthritis treatment. (
  • People may consider consulting their doctor about including acupuncture in their normal treatment plan. (
  • But if arthritis impacts the joints, how might acupuncture, a treatment that uses your nervous system, help your sore neck or knees? (
  • Adding a comment alongside her selfie, the television personality and fashionista reassured her fans that the ancient beauty treatment isn't as painful as it look saying that it was 'Oh just relaxing…' Having previously commented that she is happy 'trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful', acupuncture may just be another favourite facial to add to her growing list. (
  • Made in Chelsea 's Millie Mackintosh also tweeted her own excitement for facial acupuncture whilst singer Rita Ora became fresh faced with a less invasive at-home treatment by using some Asian facial cloth masks whilst on tour in Japan. (
  • Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice central to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that stimulates the body's natural capability to heal itself," explained licensed acupuncturist at ORA, Cynthia Gorman , who did my acupuncture treatment. (
  • What should a first-timer expect at their acupuncture treatment? (
  • Usually patients notice the pain diminishing during or immediately after the acupuncture treatment. (
  • Then we gave her an acupuncture treatment. (
  • Chronic headaches that have gone on for many years, or severe migraines may take longer to resolve, but I do expect that the headaches will completely stop with acupuncture treatment. (
  • The acupuncture weight loss treatment will therefore attempt to encourage a reduction in natural appetite. (
  • Nonetheless, the acupuncturist should educate the patient the acupuncture treatment by itself is not likely to become enough to cause permanent weight reduction. (
  • Treatment for pain is the best-studied aspect of acupuncture. (
  • Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing needle acupuncture with a sham, another active treatment, or a waiting list control group in people with osteoarthritis of the knee, hip, or hand. (
  • ZHANG Wei-hua 's experience in clinical treatment of somatalgia with "point-zone-strip stimulation technique" of acupuncture]. (
  • This FOA encourages UG3/UH3 phased cooperative research applications to conduct an efficient, large-scale pragmatic trial to evaluate the impact of, and strategies to best implement, acupuncture treatment of older adults (65 years and older) with chronic low back pain. (
  • Peter James wants to know the worst case scenario for acupuncture treatment. (
  • An accurate revision of the scientific work that has been produced in different countries, carrying out studies that show the relevance of the knowledge of acupuncture in the treatment of the available mental pathologies is also presented. (
  • Acupuncture is one of these therapies, which has been used in the treatment of TMD with great success, since it operates both locally in muscle relaxation and pain control, and systemically, seeking the patient´s physical, mental and emotional balance. (
  • According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture is used in 103 of 129 countries that reported data. (
  • It is a procedure where very fine needles are placed into the skin's surface in up to 350 different body locations, called acupuncture points. (
  • Since these tiny metal beads are attached to six points on the outer ear that stimulate nerves and organs which regulate appetite, satiety and hunger, this type of acupuncture does not require complex knowledge or skill," explains Dr Fujimoto. (
  • Acupuncture is also helpful for patients who may be on a fertility journey or struggling with conditions such as endometriosis or irritable bowel syndrome but this is not the type of acupuncture that I use and for this I refer to other colleagues. (
  • These findings suggest that nonspecific effects contribute to the beneficial effect of acupuncture on pain or other symptoms. (
  • The pain-relieving effect of acupuncture was comparable to that of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (
  • At present, there is no evidence for the sustained BP lowering effect of acupuncture that is required for the management of chronically elevated BP. (
  • What are the benefits of acupuncture? (
  • Neither tailoring acupuncture needle sites to an individual patient nor actually penetrating the skin appeared to be necessary to get the benefits of acupuncture. (
  • Many studies have proven the efficacy of acupuncture, as listed by the National Institutes of Health . (
  • only one trial investigated a sustained effect and found no BP lowering effect at three and six months after acupuncture. (
  • He continues to pursue a specialty in orthopedic acupuncture, pain management and mental/ emotional wellness at his practice in Eugene, Oregon. (
  • The cost of acupuncture varies and depends largely on the practitioner's training and the location of the practice. (
  • Acupuncture can relieve certain kinds of problems such as headaches. (
  • Can Acupuncture Treat Headaches? (
  • Can you treat headaches with acupuncture? (
  • You've come to the right place, I'm happy to say with assurance that acupuncture is very effective for treating headaches of all kinds, including migraines, headaches occurring around the menstrual cycle, sinus headaches and stress related headaches and headaches occurring with colds and flus. (
  • But the fact is that many well-designed studies have found that acupuncture can help with certain conditions, such as back pain, knee pain, headaches and osteoarthritis. (
  • Get relief today from pain and other health issues in Victoria through acupuncture including back ache, headaches, fertility concerns, eating disorders. (
  • However, the finding that real acupuncture produced no greater benefit than simulated acupuncture raises important questions about acupuncture's mechanisms of action. (
  • This lecture has been broken into nine chapters and may be viewed by clicking on the links provided, beginning with Acupuncture: Diverse Points of View . (
  • This method may increase the stimulation to your pressure points to produce a more intense sensation than regular acupuncture. (
  • Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body. (
  • Acupuncture is considered a type of complementary and alternative medicine. (
  • In the United States, acupuncture is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. (
  • Medicare began covering acupuncture in 2021 and now the Program has changed the acupuncture coverage policy to align with Medicare. (
  • The evidence favoring acupuncture for acute low-back pain was judged to be of low quality, and the evidence for chronic low-back pain was judged to be of moderate quality. (
  • Although Healthy People 2000 does not currently specify a CAM or acupuncture objective, this RFA involves priority areas within the Healthy People 2000 objectives, such as the area of chronic disabling conditions. (
  • Acupuncture and simulated acupuncture both improved chronic low back pain more than conventional care in a new study. (
  • The result highlights central questions about how acupuncture helps people with chronic pain. (
  • The team enrolled 638 adults with chronic low back pain who never had acupuncture. (
  • The second received standardized acupuncture, targeting points that acupuncture experts consider generally effective for chronic low back pain. (
  • Acupuncture can be effective for certain health problems, such as some types of chronic pain. (
  • It's hard to design placebo-controlled studies of acupuncture when we don't understand what the active component of the intervention is," explains Dr. Richard E. Harris, an NIH-funded researcher at the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (
  • Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. (
  • An acupuncture for fat loss program involves the insertion of hair -thin needles into certain spots on the skin to help the body work more effectively. (
  • How does acupuncture work scientifically? (
  • The researchers took five years to thouroughly go over all the evidence and concluded that acupuncture is scientifically valid as an effective means of pain management. (
  • Dr. Auth explained that acupuncture can work both preventatively and as a solution and has been scientifically proven to treat over 300 conditions. (
  • According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture has the potential to lower BP. (
  • In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is based on the understanding that your health depends on the flow of qi (energy) in your body. (
  • According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture works by unblocking and balancing the flow of energy. (
  • In traditional Chinese medicine, there are over 300 acupuncture pressure points, with each point corresponding to a different part of your body. (
  • Acupuncture is a family of procedures that originated in traditional Chinese medicine. (
  • average BMI 28.4 kg/m²) with high levels of unhealthy abdominal fat assessed auricular acupuncture with 1.5 mm metal ear beads on six points of the outer ear-shen-men, food pipe, upper stomach opening, stomach, lungs and endocrine system (see figure 1 in notes to editors). (
  • The beads were placed on both ears and kept in place using surgical tape to ensure the participants were continuously receiving uniform pressure on each of the six acupuncture points. (
  • The first received individualized acupuncture, a customized prescription for acupuncture points from a diagnostician. (
  • One rationalizes the clinical trial results with newer understanding of acupuncture points and techniques, while the other reconciles these results with rediscovered techniques of palpating points and performing needling. (
  • These are the two first states to designate acupuncture as one the required therapies to be covered by all individual and small group insurance policies in those states beginning in 2014. (
  • The technique of acupuncture is about 5,000 years old, that is substantially older than Western medicinal therapies. (
  • It's theorized that one way acupuncture weight loss therapies work is by helping to manage hunger through the release of these brain substances. (
  • What does research show about the effectiveness of acupuncture for pain? (
  • To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for lowering blood pressure in adults with primary hypertension. (
  • The American College of Rheumatology has listed acupuncture as a "conditional recommendation" for osteoarthritis . (
  • The western explanation for how acupuncture works is that the mild discomfort from the needles stimulates the release of endorphins and other pain-relieving chemicals from the brain. (
  • When acupuncture releases endorphins, those hormones can reduce inflammation, including the inflammation that may make your joints sore or stiff. (
  • Acupuncture stimulates the body to create endorphins, which are the body's own pain-relieving chemical substances. (
  • The third group received simulated acupuncture, which mimics needle acupuncture but doesn't involve actual penetration of the skin. (
  • There was no significant difference between the groups receiving the needle and simulated forms of acupuncture. (
  • However, there's evidence that acupuncture may have effects on the nervous system, effects on other body tissues, and nonspecific (placebo) effects. (
  • Some researchers theorize that acupuncture works by stimulating a patient's nervous system, as many people describe feeling warm or tingly sensations during acupuncture. (
  • Acupuncture reduces the body's stress response by downregulating the nervous system and stimulating the body's natural immune response. (
  • Gorman advised that people with bleeding disorders and those taking blood thinners should talk with their doctor before receiving acupuncture. (
  • In 2012, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 6.4 percent of U.S. adults reported they had used acupuncture, and 1.7 percent reported they had used it in the past 12 months. (
  • Overall, older adults experience far fewer side effects with acupuncture than with most medications. (
  • At least 3 million adults nationwide use acupuncture every year, according to the latest estimates. (
  • The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance and make the body's energy flow normally again. (
  • The utilization of acupuncture needles aids to mobilize the body's energy reserves, which leads to weight reduction and lowered cholesterol. (
  • Q: What kinds of conditions can acupuncture treat? (
  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture has been used for many years to treat many Different conditions. (
  • What Does Acupuncture Treat? (
  • According to researchers Pei-Chi Chou and Heng-Yi Chu, of all the conditions that acupuncture has been used to treat, arthritis is one of the most common. (
  • When someone goes for acupuncture, the practitioner will ask a lot of detailed health questions. (
  • Acupuncture is very safe when done by a certified, trained, experienced practitioner (or acupuncturist). (
  • National survey data indicate that in the United States, acupuncture is most commonly used for pain, such as back, joint, or neck pain. (
  • Acupuncture and acupressure may reduce pain in cancer patients and help decrease use of pain drugs, including opioids, according to new findings. (
  • Both the American Society for Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network have recommended the use of nonpharmacologic methods for managing pain, including acupuncture, despite inconsistent results in studies. (
  • The authors point out that although 20 systematic reviews have established an association between acupuncture and cancer pain relief, none reached a definitive conclusion. (
  • In this study, Xue and colleagues conducted an analysis of published randomized clinical trials in order to evaluate the relationship between acupuncture and acupressure and pain reduction in cancer patients. (
  • Integrating acupuncture into pain and symptom management plans for cancer patients remains a challenge. (
  • Some of this literature suggests that acupuncture may provide substantial pain relief for OA without producing the side effects associated with conventional medications. (
  • Scientific evidence shows that acupuncture works for some kinds of medical conditions by stimulating the body to release natural pain killers and other chemicals. (
  • This is why acupuncture is effective for treating a wide variety of conditions from low back pain, digestion discomfort to anxiety and stress," said Gorman. (
  • Peter James' primary care physician feels acupuncture may help his phantom limb pain. (
  • Like myself, many first-time acupuncture patrons may be nervous about the discomfort they may feel when they essentially become a pin cushion. (
  • Brendan Zachar LAc owner of Backonpoint Acupunture and Wellness practices Acupuncture In Miami and also runs a community Diet Blog for people struggling with weight gain. (
  • Thankfully Tian Tian's sore arm isn't arthritis, but doctors gave the animal acupuncture to stimulate muscle growth. (
  • Researchers don't fully understand how acupuncture works. (
  • The researchers reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine on May 11, 2009, that dysfunction scores at 8 weeks had improved significantly more for all 3 acupuncture groups than for the standard care group. (
  • How acupuncture works is not fully understood. (
  • For some of these conditions, there is data documenting that acupuncture is effective. (
  • Acupuncture is safe, effective and not painful. (
  • Why is acupuncture (Chinese medicine) so effective at treating this condition? (
  • It's likely that acupuncture has a positive effect by curbing cravings and appetite, improving digestion, and boosting metabolism. (
  • In many research studies, it's clear that if you're comparing acupuncture to usual care, the acupuncture group almost always does better," Nahin says. (
  • She described acupuncture as "a health-care appointment that feels more like a spa appointment. (
  • Acupuncture has been in use in some form for at least 2,500 years. (
  • Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. (
  • has been practicing acupuncture for over 11 years. (
  • Chinese people have used acupuncture for thousands of years. (
  • Acupuncture is a traditional medicine that's been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. (
  • Acupuncture has been practised for more than 2500 years in the Western Pacific Region and has become a global therapeutic method in recent decades. (
  • In the United States, data from the National Health Interview Survey showed a 50 percent increase in the number of acupuncture users between 2002 and 2012. (
  • For additional information on acupuncture service coverage, see the WTC Health Program Administrative Manual - Acupuncture Services . (
  • Acupuncture services now available for coverage through the WTC Health Program include traditional acupuncture with needles. (
  • For Survivors, this acupuncture service provider should also be in your primary health insurance network so that coordination of benefits can occur. (
  • More information on the addition of acupuncture coverage is available in the WTC Health Program Administrative Manual . (
  • We offer advanced acupuncture methods & herbal medicine to patients wanting a whole-body approach to health. (
  • If you're thinking of acupuncture for your child, talk to your regular health care provider first. (
  • Acupuncture is good for anyone who is looking for a new method to find balance and a more holistic approach to their health," said Gorman. (
  • Dr. Auth also noted that there are some considerations when doing acupuncture on people who are pregnant or have diabetes or other health issues. (
  • Acupuncture is intended to remove blockages in the flow of qi and restore and maintain health. (
  • I don't really think you can come up with a great placebo needling," says Dr. Karen J. Sherman, an NIH-funded acupuncture researcher at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. (
  • For a patient who would like to lose weight with acupuncture, the acupuncturist commonly inserts five needles in each ear. (
  • The allegation surfaced Tuesday during the sixth TV debate among presidential contenders of the main opposition People Power Party, when one of Yoon's competitors, former Rep. Yoo Seong-min, asked him if he has met someone "known to perform acupuncture on a strange and particular area. (
  • This study also presents the main concepts that acupuncture is based on, considering its insertion in the Chinese traditional medicine and the taoist philosophy. (
  • While action is needed from insurance companies to reconsider their position - the inclusion of acupuncture for the such patients - I think, in longer term, research is also needed to demonstrate value for money by including acupuncture/acupressure for rebate," said Xue. (
  • The patients in the 3 acupuncture groups were treated twice weekly for 3 weeks, and then weekly for an additional 4 weeks. (
  • Following graduation he spent time in Beijing, China studying advanced acupuncture applications. (