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.
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.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.
The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Pain during the period after surgery.
A class of nerve fibers as defined by their structure, specifically the nerve sheath arrangement. The AXONS of the myelinated nerve fibers are completely encased in a MYELIN SHEATH. They are fibers of relatively large and varied diameters. Their NEURAL CONDUCTION rates are faster than those of the unmyelinated nerve fibers (NERVE FIBERS, UNMYELINATED). Myelinated nerve fibers are present in somatic and autonomic nerves.
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.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
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.
An essential aromatic amino acid that is a precursor of MELANIN; DOPAMINE; noradrenalin (NOREPINEPHRINE), and THYROXINE.
The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).
Instruments intended to detect and study sound produced by the heart, lungs, or other parts of the body. (from UMDNS, 1999)
An ancient city, the site of modern Istanbul. From the 4th to 15th centuries the empire extended from southeastern Europe to western Asia, reaching its greatest extent under Justinian (527-565). By about 1000 A.D. it comprised the southern Balkans, Greece, Asia Minor, and parts of southern Italy. The capture of Constantinople in 1453 marked the formal end of the Byzantine Empire. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Social welfare organizations with programs designed to assist individuals in need.
The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.
Congenital arteriovenous malformation involving the VEIN OF GALEN, a large deep vein at the base of the brain. The rush of arterial blood directly into the vein of Galen, without passing through the CAPILLARIES, can overwhelm the heart and lead to CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
The period of history before 500 of the common era.

Case of sepsis caused by Bifidobacterium longum. (1/104)

We report a case of sepsis caused by Bifidobacterium longum in a 19-year-old male who had developed high fever, jaundice, and hepatomegaly after acupuncture therapy with small gold needles. Anaerobic, non-spore-forming, gram-positive bacilli were isolated from his blood and finally identified as B. longum. He recovered completely after treatment with ticarcillin and metronidazole. To our knowledge, this is the first report of incidental sepsis caused by B. longum.  (+info)

Relationship between electroacupuncture analgesia and dopamine receptors in nucleus accumbens. (2/104)

AIM: To study the roles of dopamine (DA) D1 and D2 receptors in nucleus accumbens in electroacupuncture analgesia (EAA) and the potentiation of EAA of rats induced by l-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP), a dopamine receptor antagonist. METHODS: SK&F-38393 and quinpirole hydrochloride (Qui), highly selective agonists of D1 and D2 receptors, respectively were injected into nucleus accumbens of rats. RESULTS: SK&F-38393 (5 and 10 micrograms) attenuated the potentiation of EAA induced by l-THP, 10 micrograms SKF38393 attenuated EAA as well, while Qui (10 and 20 micrograms) had no effect on EAA and the potentiation of EAA induced by l-THP. CONCLUSION: D1 but not D2 receptor in nucleus accumbens play an important role in EAA and the potentiation of EAA induced by l-THP.  (+info)

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for neck pain. (3/104)

OBJECTIVE: To establish whether there is evidence for or against the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of neck pain. METHODS: A systematic literature review was undertaken of studies that compared needle or laser acupuncture with a control procedure for the treatment of neck pain. Two reviewers independently extracted data concerning study methods, quality and outcome. RESULTS: Overall, the outcomes of 14 randomized controlled trials were equally balanced between positive and negative. Acupuncture was superior to waiting-list in one study, and either equal or superior to physiotherapy in three studies. Needle acupuncture was not superior to indistinguishable sham control in four out of five studies. Of the eight high-quality trials, five were negative. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, the hypothesis that acupuncture is efficacious in the treatment of neck pain is not based on the available evidence from sound clinical trials. Further studies are justified.  (+info)

A randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee. (4/104)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to standard care for the relief of pain and dysfunction in elderly patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS: Seventy-three patients with symptomatic OA of the knee were randomly assigned to treatment (acupuncture) or standard care (control). Analysis was performed on last score carried forward to account for patients who dropped out before completion. Patients self-scored Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and Lequesne indices at baseline and at 4, 8 and 12 weeks. Patients in the control group were offered acupuncture treatment after 12 weeks. The data for these patients are pooled with those from the original acupuncture group for within-group analysis. RESULTS: Patients randomized to acupuncture improved on both WOMAC and Lequesne indices compared to those who received standard treatment alone. Significant differences on total WOMAC Scale were seen at 4 and 8 weeks. There appears to be a slight decline in effect at 4 weeks after cessation of treatment (12 weeks after first treatment). No adverse effects of acupuncture were reported. CONCLUSION: These data suggest that acupuncture is an effective and safe adjunctive therapy to conventional care for patients with OA of the knee.  (+info)

Acupuncture: pain management coupled to immune stimulation. (5/104)

The phenomenon of acupuncture is both complex and dynamic. Recent information demonstrates that acupuncture may exert its actions on pain and immune processes. The coupling of these two systems occurs via common signaling molecules, i.e., opioid peptides. In this regard, we surmise that opioid activation leads to the processing of opioid peptides from their precursor, proenkephalin, and the simultaneous release of antibacterial peptides contained within the precursor as well. Thus, central nervous system pain circuits may be coupled to immune enhancement. Furthermore, acupuncture needle manipulation elicited signal increases bilaterally in the region of the primary and secondary somatosensory corticies in human brain as determined by magnetic resonance imaging. The maps reveal marked signal decreases bilaterally in multiple limbic and deep gray structures including the nucleus accumbens, amygdala, hypothalamus, hippocampus, and ventral tegmental area. Taken together, we surmise a major central nervous system pathway as well as local pain and immune modulation during acupuncture.  (+info)

Acupuncture for osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review. (6/104)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trials of acupuncture for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, to assess the methodologic quality of the trials and determine whether low-quality trials are associated with positive outcomes, to document adverse effects, to identify patient or treatment characteristics associated with positive response, and to identify areas of future research. METHODS: Eight databases and 62 conference abstract series were searched. Randomized or quasi-randomized trials of all languages were included and evaluated for methodologic quality using the Jadad scale. Outcomes were pain, function, global improvement, and imaging. Data could not be pooled; therefore, a best-evidence synthesis was performed to determine the strength of evidence by control group. The adequacy of the acupuncture procedure was assessed by 2 acupuncturists trained in treating OA and blinded to study results. RESULTS: Seven trials representing 393 patients with knee OA were identified. For pain and function, there was limited evidence that acupuncture is more effective than being on a waiting list for treatment or having treatment as usual. For pain, there was strong evidence that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture; however, for function, there was inconclusive evidence that real acupuncture is more effective than sham acupuncture. There was insufficient evidence to determine whether the efficacy of acupuncture is similar to that of other treatments. CONCLUSION: The existing evidence suggests that acupuncture may play a role in the treatment of knee OA. Future research should define an optimal acupuncture treatment, measure quality of life, and assess acupuncture combined with other modalities.  (+info)

Randomised trial of acupuncture compared with conventional massage and "sham" laser acupuncture for treatment of chronic neck pain. (7/104)

OBJECTIVES: To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain. DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, placebo controlled trial. SETTING: Three outpatient departments in Germany. PARTICIPANTS: 177 patients aged 18-85 years with chronic neck pain. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly allocated to five treatments over three weeks with acupuncture (56), massage (60), or "sham" laser acupuncture (61). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURE: maximum pain related to motion (visual analogue scale) irrespective of direction of movement one week after treatment. SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: range of motion (3D ultrasound real time motion analyser), pain related to movement in six directions (visual analogue scale), pressure pain threshold (pressure algometer), changes of spontaneous pain, motion related pain, global complaints (seven point scale), and quality of life (SF-36). Assessments were performed before, during, and one week and three months after treatment. Patients' beliefs in treatment were assessed. RESULTS: One week after five treatments the acupuncture group showed a significantly greater improvement in motion related pain compared with massage (difference 24.22 (95% confidence interval 16.5 to 31.9), P=0.0052) but not compared with sham laser (17.28 (10.0 to 24.6), P=0.327). Differences between acupuncture and massage or sham laser were greater in the subgroup who had had pain for longer than five years (n=75) and in patients with myofascial pain syndrome (n=129). The acupuncture group had the best results in most secondary outcome measures. There were no differences in patients' beliefs in treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture is an effective short term treatment for patients with chronic neck pain, but there is only limited evidence for long term effects after five treatments.  (+info)

Preoperative intradermal acupuncture reduces postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting, analgesic requirement, and sympathoadrenal responses. (8/104)

BACKGROUND: In a controlled and double-blind study, the authors tested the hypothesis that preoperative insertion of intradermal needles at acupoints 2.5 cm from the spinal vertebrae (bladder meridian) provide satisfactory postoperative analgesia. METHODS: The authors enrolled patients scheduled for elective upper and lower abdominal surgery. Before anesthesia, patients undergoing each type of surgery were randomly assigned to one of two groups: acupuncture (n = 50 and n = 39 for upper and lower abdominal surgery, respectively) or control (n = 48 and n = 38 for upper and lower abdominal surgery, respectively). In the acupuncture group, intradermal needles were inserted to the left and right of bladder meridian 18-24 and 20-26 in upper and lower abdominal surgery before induction of anesthesia, respectively. Postoperative analgesia was maintained with epidural morphine and bolus doses of intravenous morphine. Consumption of intravenous morphine was recorded. Incisional pain at rest and during coughing and deep visceral pain were recorded during recovery and for 4 days thereafter on a four-point verbal rating scale. We also evaluated time-dependent changes in plasma concentrations of cortisol and catecholamines. RESULTS: Starting from the recovery room, intradermal acupuncture increased the fraction of patients with good pain relief as compared with the control (P < 0.05). Consumption of supplemental intravenous morphine was reduced 50%, and the incidence of postoperative nausea was reduced 20-30% in the acupuncture patients who had undergone either upper or lower abdominal surgery (P < 0.01). Plasma cortisol and epinephrine concentrations were reduced 30-50% in the acupuncture group during recovery and on the first postoperative day (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Preoperative insertion of intradermal needles reduces postoperative pain, the analgesic requirement, and opioid-related side effects after both upper and lower abdominal surgery. Acupuncture analgesia also reduces the activation of the sympathoadrenal system that normally accompanies surgery.  (+info)

Methods: First of all, we injected histamine or anti-histamine agent-diphenhydramine into Zu Sanli (ST36) of the acute gastric injury mice model. As an indicator of the gastric emptying rate, we observe the histamine effects of acupuncture process at Zu Sanli (ST36). Next step, as indicator of the pain threshold change rate, we observe the acupuncture analgesia effect of histamine into Zu Sanli (ST36) on the mast cell deficiency mice.. Results: Injection of histamine into the point has a tendency to promote the gastric emptying rate of the gastric injury mice. But after injecting histamine into the acu-point, needling attenuated the acupuncture effect, and injecting anti-histamine agent -- diphenhydramine into the point, needling has no promotion effects on gastric emptying rate of the gastric injury mice. Injection of histamine into the point has promotion effects of acupuncture analgesia in Zu Sanli (ST36) on the mast cell deficiency mice, but after injecting histamine into the acu-point, ...
Hundreds of studies have investigated the efficacy and mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia for acute and chronic pain, in surgical operations, and in childbirth. In a review article of 24 studies, Lewith & Machin78 found that the typical clinical trial showed a 70% efficacy when compared with placebo treatment. Reichmanis & Becker79 found similar results in a review of 17 studies of acupuncture analgesia in experimentally induced pain. Based on a thorough review of the clinical and experimental research on acupuncture pain control, Pomerantz and Stux concluded that acupuncture analgesia helps from 55% to 85% of chronic pain patients, comparing favorably with the effects of potent pain medication (such as morphine, 70% effective), and clearly distinct from the placebo effect, which helps 30-35%. 80 At the same time, somatosensory EEG-evoked potential studies have provided objective evidence of the analgesic effect of acupuncture.81-83 Recent randomized and double-blinded controlled studies have ...
The role of acupuncture in the reduction of pain is one of the modalitys most widely recognized applications. Reports of the use of acupuncture in surgical anesthesia in Chinese hospitals served as many Westerners first introduction to the practice of TCM. While there are no definitive explanations for acupunctures analgesic effects, it has been hypothesized that acupuncture needles stimulate nerves in the muscles which transmit impulses to the spinal cord, midbrain, and pituitary resulting in the release of endorphins and monoamines, blocking pain messages. MRI studies reveal increased blood flow in the thalamus and brain stem following acupuncture treatment in patients presenting with pain. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that acupuncture analgesia works significantly better than placebo and the efficacy of acupuncture analgesia in pediatric as well as animal studies reinforces this conclusion.. While there is some general consensus regarding the mechanisms underlying the ...
D-phenylalanine (DPA) is known to block the activity of carboxypeptidase, an enzyme which degrades enkephalins, endogenous morphine-like substances. Therefore, it is considered that DPA administered as an inhibiting drug of this degrading enzyme might prolong analgesia induced by acupuncture. 1) Thi …
Background: Postoperative pain is extremely unpleasant which causes severe discomfort to the patient as well as it increases the anxiety, hospital stay so overall total burden. Objectives: Comparison of efficacy between fascia iliaca block with intravenous paracetamol, as postoperative analgesic method after femur surgery. Simultaneously requirement of other analgesics in the first 24 hours.Subjects and Methods:Prospective longitudinal study conducted in patients belonging to age group of 18 to 65 years posted for femur surgeries. All patients were received Intrathecal injection of 3.5 ml of 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine and divided into two groups. After completion of surgery Group I received the Fascia Iliaca block with thirty ml of 0.25% of injection bupivacaine and Group II received injection Paracetamol one gram intravenously. Duration of analgesia, time from block / iv PCM to 1st rescue analgesia, number of patients as well as total doses of required rescue analgesics in 1st 24 hours were ...
It really is now more developed that glial cells not merely provide mechanical and trophic support to neurons but may directly donate to neurotransmission, for instance, by discharge and uptake of neurotransmitters and by secreting pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators. mixed up in cross chat between neurons and glial cells, the purinergic program, comprising extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides and their membrane receptors. Particularly, we will summarize existing proof book druggable glial purinergic goals, which could assist in the introduction of innovative analgesic methods to chronic discomfort state governments. 1. Chronic Discomfort: Neurons Want Costars to become Sensitized Many lines of proof from basic discomfort research using different animal models suggest an aberrant excitability of doreceptor agonists, such asrsal horn neurons evoked by peripheral sensory inputs reaches the foundation of both neuropathic and inflammatory discomfort [1, 2]. While neurons possess long been ...
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To investigate the question of whether electroacupuncture (EA) promotes functional recovery via enhancement of proliferation and differentiation of neuronal stem cells (NSCs) in ischemic stroke, EA stimulation with 2 Hz was applied at bilateral acupoints to Baihui (GV20) and Dazhui (GV14) in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) mice. EA stimulation improved neuromotor function and cognitive ability after ischemic stroke. EA stimulation resulted in an increase in the number of proliferated cells, especially in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the ipsilateral hemisphere. Although a very limited number of NSCs survived and differentiated into neurons or astrocytes, EA treatment resulted in a significant increase in the number of proliferative cells and differentiated cells in the hippocampus and SVZ of the ipsilateral hemisphere compared to MCAO mice. EA stimulation resulted in significantly increased mRNA expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and vascular endothelial growth factor
Researchers also investigated the mechanism leading to blood glucose uptake in rats and found that electro-acupuncture causing muscle contractions, activates the autonomic nervous system in rats and that the blood glucose-regulating effect was reversed by administering drugs that block the autonomic receptors.. This study has the potential to gain better quality of life for patients with prediabetes and reduced capacity to regulate blood sugar levels, especially for those who have difficulties performing voluntary exercise, said study author, Elisabet Stener-Victorin.. Acupuncture is tried and true, for at least certain symptoms, added Thoru Pederson, Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal. Here we have a new possibility centred on a disease of massive morbidity.. ...
RESULTS: We measured a significant improvement in retrobulbar CRA mean flow velocity for both the TES (p = 0.038) and electro-acupuncture groups (p = 0.001) on average after 2 weeks of treatment when compared to sham controls. Transcorneal electrical simulation (TES) and electro-acupuncture subjects had significant 55% and 34% greater increases, respectively, in RBF in the macular vessels when compared to sham controls (p < 0.001; p = 0.008) within a week of completing six TES sessions or a month after electro-acupuncture. There was a significant difference in the proportion of eyes that had improved visual function when comparing the three intervention groups (p = 0.038): four of seven TES subjects (57%), two of seven electro-acupuncture subjects (29%) and none of the seven control subjects (0%) had a significant visual improvement outside of typical test-retest variability at two consecutive post-treatment visits ...
All the subjects in the study will be randomized and their participation is completely voluntary. Patients recruited to join the study will not receive any monetary compensation for participation.. This research will include 100 female subjects, ages 21-45, undergoing medicated frozen embryo transfer (mFET). The subjects will be randomized into treatment and the non-treatment groups. The non-treatment group will undergo the medicated uterine preparation for FET according to the fertility clinics protocol.. Subjects in the treatment group will receive four electro-acupuncture (EA) treatments in addition to the mFET protocol, starting after the 1st Ultrasound measurement which constitutes as a baseline, until the start of the progesterone administration. Endometrial thickness will be measured using ultrasound and estrogen (E2) levels will be measured by blood samples as a standard measure to assess the time of P4 (progesterone) supplementation. This step will be done by the participants ...
Clinical Trials - clinicaltrials.gov Object: To explore the mechanism of the electro-acupuncture (EA) induced sedation effect in general anaesthesia through inv...
An Electro-Acupuncture procedure is very soothing to the patient, providing a soft humming sensation of the needle, a standard treatment is usually 20-30 minutes.
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Effect of Electro-acupuncture on Ovarian Expression of α (1)- and β (2)-adrenoceptors, and p75 Neurotrophin Receptors in Rats with Steroid-induced Polycystic Ovaries
Laser acupuncture for weight loss and obesity? Study concludes laser acupuncture is effective in weight loss: average weight reduction - 3 kilos in 4 weeks.
The authors report interesting findings that electro-acupuncture (EA) in humans and rats mobilizes mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the circulation, an effect that was closely related to sympathetic activation because it was mimicked by disinhibition of the hypothalamus and administration of epinephrine or dopamine in rats. Importantly, the mobilization of MSCs by EA correlated with pain attenuation in rats with tendon injury. This finding points to a novel direction in the search for mechanisms of EA analgesia. While EA also induced anti-inflammatory cytokines and activated medium- to large-diameter primary sensory neurons, which is expected, the finding of EA-induced MSC release will lead to further studies addressing EA-nervous system interactions and immune regulation of pain.. The source of EA-mobilized MSCs requires further study, although they were shown to be adipogenic. They do not appear to be from bone marrow or adipose tissue since distinct phenotypes were observed between bone ...
IVF (in vitro fertilization) live birth rates jumped from 21.2 percent for women who did not use acupuncture to a 42 percent success rate for women who received acupuncture twice.
Modern technology has come up with a new twist on an ancient medical treatment: laser acupuncture is now being used to treat arthritis without needles.
In the late 1940s, Dr. Reinhard Voll, a German medical doctor and engineer began researching and proving an innovative testing method now known as EAV (Electroacupuncture according to Voll). This method was documented and proven, in over a decade of hospital studies, in Germany and today is widely used throughout Europe by over 25,000 medical practitioners. In the United States, it is currently growing in acceptance particularly by medical practitioners who specialize in Alternative, Holistic and Biological Medicine techniques and disciplines.. EVA offers a quick, non-invasive screening method for determining health imbalances.. It is an Energetic assessment of the individual. And while all the organs, glands and complex systems in the body are physical and chemical in nature, there is also an unseen component to them and this is called the Energetic System.. This Energetic System is not physical nor chemical, it is pure energy.. EAV The Basics. In the late 1940s, a German medical doctor ...
The blood flow to the ovaries has also been shown to be enhanced by acupuncture by the same researchers. This study was done on anaesthetized rats but we can assume a similar mechanism will operate in humans.
A close relationship between painful and non-painful (somatosensory) percepction was noticed already in the past centuries and led into development of many analgesic methods. Only basic neuroanatomical and neurophysiological research using animal models of nociception was able to shed more light on their proper mechanisms until the era of modern non- invasive imaging methods. The main aim of this thesis was to analyze non-invasively, in human volunteers and patients with chronic pain, spatiotemporal relations between brain evoked responses to painful (or aversive) and non-painful stimuli. In next step, to discuss the roles of different engaged mechanisms in found interactions and suggest recommendations for further research of pain. 4 experimental studies (3 in healthy volunteers and 1 in patients with failed back surgery syndrome) are presented. Using high-resolution EEG, phasic electrical stimulation of median, tibial or sural nerve(s), and source analysis of recorded data, modulations of all ...
Exercise and electro-acupuncture treatments can reduce sympathetic nerve activity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), according to a new study. The finding is important because women with PCOS often have elevated sympathetic nerve activity, which plays a role in hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, obesity and cardiovascular disease The study also found that the electro-acupuncture treatments…. Read More ». ...
Anorexia is common in patients with cancer, mostly as a side effect of chemotherapy. The effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on ameliorating cancer-related symptoms have been studied in animal models and in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to determine optimal conditions for the application of EA to alleviate anorexia, followed by the study of molecular mechanisms affecting its therapeutics. Read more here.. ...
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Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention has been widely used for treatment of many pathophysiological disorders. For achieving improved therapeutic effects, relatively thick acupuncture needles have been frequently used in clinical practice with, in turn, enhanced stimulation intensity. However due to the discomforting nature of the larger-diameter acupuncture needles there is considerable interest in developing advanced acupuncture therapeutical techniques that provide more comfort with improved efficacy. So motivated, we have developed a new class of acupuncture needles, porous acupuncture needles (PANs) with hierarchical micro/nano-scale conical pores upon the surface, fabricated via a simple and well known electrochemical process, with surface area approximately 20 times greater than conventional acupuncture needles. The performance of these high-surface-area PANs is evaluated by monitoring the electrophysiological and behavioral responses from the in vivo stimulation of Shenmen (HT7) ...
Abstract: Neurobiological mechanisms invoking the release of endogenous opioids and depression of stress hormone release are believed to be the basis of acupuncture analgesia. This study compared plasma beta-endorphin and cortisol levels with self assessment scores of intensity of pain, before and after 10 days of electro-acupuncture treatment in patients suffering from chronic pain as a result of osteoarthritis knees. Forty patients of either sex over 40 years with primary osteoarthritis knee were recruited into a single-blinded, sham-controlled study. For electro-acupuncture group the points were selected according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory. In the sham group needles were inserted at random points away from true acupoints and no current was passed. Both groups were treated for 10 days with one session every day lasting for 20-25min. Pre- and post-treatment Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index of osteoarthritis knee and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) ...
Abstract: Neurobiological mechanisms invoking the release of endogenous opioids and depression of stress hormone release are believed to be the basis of acupuncture analgesia. This study compared plasma beta-endorphin and cortisol levels with self assessment scores of intensity of pain, before and after 10 days of electro-acupuncture treatment in patients suffering from chronic pain as a result of osteoarthritis knees. Forty patients of either sex over 40 years with primary osteoarthritis knee were recruited into a single-blinded, sham-controlled study. For electro-acupuncture group the points were selected according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory. In the sham group needles were inserted at random points away from true acupoints and no current was passed. Both groups were treated for 10 days with one session every day lasting for 20-25min. Pre- and post-treatment Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index of osteoarthritis knee and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) ...
Microlight Electro-Acupuncture therapy can relieve your pain quickly and with long-lasting results - without the use of drugs, needles or uncomfortable stimulation.. Microlight Electro-Acupuncture (MEA) therapy is the high-tech acupuncture system that has created positive results for thousands of people in serious pain who have not found help elsewhere. MEA uses a unique combination of gentle microcurrents and colors of therapeutic light to relieve your pain rapidly and effectively. In many cases relief comes almost immediately.. Modern bio-chemical research and traditional Chinese medicine agree that energetic blockages are at the root of pain and inflammation. Developed according to the principles of Chinese medicine by Darren Starwynn, O.M.D., MEA therapy works by balancing and unblocking the internal energy pathways of the body. Our acupuncturist will select special points on the body on which to apply MEA depending on the patients condition.. ...
We reported two diverse cases of CPP - one had classic neuropathic pain (NP) and was resistant to medical treatment and one had myofascial syndrome of the abdominal wall muscles; both were treated with electro-acupuncture. The intervention was judged successful with long standing effects.. Chronic pelvic pain is a quite common, multifactorial clinical entity. Aside from gynecologic origin in women, it is important for the clinician to seek for other possible causes including NP and neuromuscular pelvic system disorders.. Acupuncture was proposed by World Health Organization (WHO) in 1982 as a potential treatment for NP.6 In our case, we chose a standardized protocol that is considered appropriate for CPP and potentially is equally effective to personalized approaches.7,8. Acupuncture and electro-acupuncture convey their analgesic effect through release of endorphins, encephalins, dynorphins, prostaglandins, serotonin and ACTH at the central nervous system. Activation of the autonomous ...
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Forty patients of either sex over 40 years with primary osteoarthritis knee were recruited into a single-blinded, sham-controlled study. For electro-acupuncture group the points were selected according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory. In the sham group needles were inserted at random points away from true acupoints and no current was passed. Both groups were treated for 10 days with one session every day lasting for 20-25 min. Pre- and post-treatment Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index of osteoarthritis knee and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain were recorded and blood samples were taken for the measurement of plasma cortisol and β-endorphin levels. Following electro-acupuncture treatment there was a significant improvement in WOMAC index and VAS (p = 0.001), a significant rise in plasma β-endorphin (p = 0.001), and a significant fall in plasma cortisol (p = 0.016). In conclusion electro-acupuncture resulted in an improvement in pain, stiffness and ...
Acupuncture therapy is an ancient holistic treatment used to treat a variety of ailments. with many benefits and little pain involved.
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She was transferred to our hospital and underwent surgical debridement, after which she was treated with EA. Two disposable, sterile needles (0.30×13 mm) were inserted 1 cm away from the wound margins, one on either side. The EA apparatus (Bio Medical Life Systems, USA) was connected to the needles, and a current of frequency 0.5 Hz and intensity 500 μA was passed for 30 min, 5 days a week for 4 weeks. The ulcer was covered with gauze after each session.. No significant changes apart from a little exudation were found 1 week after the EA intervention. The WSA decreased a little, from 7.77 cm2 to 7.06 cm2, while the depth reduced significantly, from 2.5 cm to 1.0 cm. Four weeks later after a total of 20 EA treatments the WSA and depth had decreased to 1.45 cm2 and 0.2 cm, respectively. The patient was transferred to the respiratory ward after the 20 EA treatments because of serious pneumonia before the ulcer had healed completely, so the final outcome is not known.. The use of EA for pressure ...
PCOS is an endocrine disorder where abnormally high levels of androgen hormones (mainly seen in normal healthy males) lead to physical characteristics similar to males, namely abnormal distribution of body hair on the face, chest and arms, or development of acne. Blood tests show high levels of androgen hormones, mainly testosterone or its precursor, as well as different by-products through breakdown of testosterone in such patients. Though medicines like oral-combined contraceptive pills are routinely used for the management of PCOS, lifestyle modifications in the form of diet control and physical exercise are also recommended for obese patients, as obesity is an independent risk factor for PCOS. Alternative therapies including acupuncture improve the ovulatory function of the diseased ovaries and increase the chances of conception. The authors, therefore, investigated whether acupuncture delivered by a low-frequency electric current would decrease the androgen levels, thereby improving the ...
Equine acupuncture-. Acupuncture is a great adjunct to chiropractic adjustments but can also be used as a sole therapy! We will begin much the same, by diving into a consultation regarding current complaints or concerns as well as discuss your goals for both you and your horse. A thorough examination will be performed to assess your horses resting stance, muscle tone and may include a baseline lameness evaluation if necessary. A hands-on assessment of your horses skin and muscle aids in the location of trigger points which indicate areas of misfiring nerves. Following the evaluation, targeted application of acupuncture needles will be performed. At the end of your appointment you will receive a written description of your horses examination, the adjustments performed, a list of rehabilitation instructions and exercises, and recommendations for follow up care.. *Electro-acupuncture involving the application of an electrical stimulation machine will also be provided on an as needed basis for an ...
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RATIONALE: Electroacupuncture may help to reduce or prevent delayed nausea and vomiting in patients treated with chemotherapy.. PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying the effectiveness of electroacupuncture in treating delayed nausea and vomiting in patients who are receiving chemotherapy for newly diagnosed childhood sarcoma, neuroblastoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, germ cell tumors, or Hodgkin lymphoma. ...
If you were to introduce yourself to 10 strangers, one of them is likely to suffer from depression, according to the Centers for Disease...
Acupuncture and electroacupuncture have been increasingly adopted in North America as a complement to pharmacotherapy for chronic pain over the last twenty year...
Electroacupuncture treatment could be partially associated with suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines mediated by induction of IL-10.
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A total of 38 middle-age women were assigned to either a control or an intervention group. The intervention group received Koryo Hand Acupuncture Therapy three times a week for ten weeks. The two sample t-test was used to compare the body mass index, fat mass, and waist-to-hip ratio between the intervention (n=18) and the control group (n=20 ...
Jin H, Liu J, Foreman RD, Chen JD, Yin J. Electrical neuromodulation at acupoint ST36 normalizes impaired colonic motility induced by rectal distension in dogs. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Sep 01; 309(5):G368-76 ...
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"Acupuncture analgesia: II. Clinical considerations" (PDF). Anesthesia and Analgesia. 106 (2): 611-21, table of contents. doi: ... Acupuncture does not seem to produce long-term benefits. Electrostimulation techniques such as TENS have been used for twenty ... Lin X, Huang K, Zhu G, Huang Z, Qin A, Fan S (September 2016). "The Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Knee Pain Due to ... Manheimer E, Cheng K, Wieland LS, Shen X, Lao L, Guo M, Berman BM (May 2018). "Acupuncture for hip osteoarthritis". The ...
McGregor, Maurice; Becklake, M.R. (2 February 1974). "Basic research in acupuncture analgesia". Canadian Medical Association ... They wrote about witnessing surgery done under acupuncture anesthesia and about research presented to them on that subject, ...
"Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth" (PDF). Anesthesia & Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-1363. doi:10.1213/ANE. ... For example, evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is "variable and inconsistent" for any condition,[2] but is generally ... "Acupuncture (PDQ®)". National Cancer Institute. 2005-09-23. Retrieved 15 Sep 2013.. ... acupuncture, Muti, Ifá, and traditional African medicine. ...
"Acupuncture is theatrical placebo" (PDF). Anesthesia and Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-3. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828f2d5e. PMID ... "Acupuncture (PDQ®)". National Cancer Institute. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2013.. ... evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is "variable and inconsistent" for any condition,[2] but is generally safe when ... acupuncture, Muti, Ifá, and traditional African medicine. ...
2007). "Effect of oxytocin on acupuncture analgesia in the rat." Neuropeptides 41(5): 285-92. Koltyn, K. F. and M. Umeda (2006 ... J.M. Lichtman and M.S. Fanselow, "Cats produce analgesia in rats on the tail-flick test: naltrexone sensitivity is determined ... Koltyn, K. F. (2000). "Analgesia following exercise: a review." Sports Med 29(2): 85-98. Fuss, J., Steinle, J., Bindila, L., ... and even for the analgesic effects of acupuncture therapy. In all these cases, there is a certain level of signal processing ...
"Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth" (PDF). Anesthesia & Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-1363. doi:10.1213/ANE. ... "Acupuncture (PDQ®)". National Cancer Institute. Retrieved 15 Sep 2013.. *^ "Medicine, n.1". OED Online. Oxford University Press ... For example, evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is "variable and inconsistent" for any condition,[2] but is generally ... acupuncture, Muti, Ifá, and traditional African medicine. ...
Is acupuncture analgesia an expectancy effect? Preliminary evidence based on participants' perceived assignments in two placebo ... Studies of acupuncture have been positive.[6][7] The placebo effect is mediated by "top-down" processes from neocortex areas ... The effect of patient expectations on outcomes in four randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in patients with chronic ...
... adenosine has been implicated as a mediator of acupuncture analgesia Gorski, David H. (2014). "Integrative oncology: really the ... Acupuncture Mechanical deformation of the skin by acupuncture needles appears to result in the release of adenosine. A 2014 ... Antinociceptive effects of acupuncture require A1R activation Langevin HM (2014). "Acupuncture, connective tissue, and ... Acupuncture also has effects on local tissues, including mechanical stimulation of connective tissue, release of adenosine at ...
Analgesic Audioanalgesia Pain management Patient-controlled analgesia Pain in babies Congenital analgesia (insensitivity to ... It is a technique involving insertion of an ultra-fine acupuncture needle which probes into the soft tissues or muscles to ... Electroanalgesia is a form of analgesia, or pain relief, that uses electricity to ease pain. Electrical devices can be internal ... TENS can be subclassified into two variants: low-intensity (1-2 mA), high-frequency (50-100 Hz) TENS; and acupuncture-like high ...
Liu JL, Han XW, Su SN (1990). "The role of frontal neurons in pain and acupuncture analgesia". Sci. China, Ser. B, Chem. Life ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ 338: ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ 338: ... Pomeranz B, Chiu D (1976). "Naloxone blockade of acupuncture analgesia: endorphin implicated". Life Sci. 19 (11): 1757-62. doi: ...
Treatments for pain involve patient-administered analgesia, acupuncture (found to be effective in reducing pain for ... as well as understand pain anomalies such as episodic analgesia, causalgia, neuralgia, and phantom limb pain. Although the task ... A randomized trial of acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee. Rheumatology, 38(4), 346-54. The ...
Wang SM, Kain ZN, White P (February 2008). "Acupuncture analgesia: I. The scientific basis". Anesthesia and Analgesia. 106 (2 ... Cosmetic acupuncture is the use of acupuncture in an attempt to reduce wrinkles on the face. Bee venom acupuncture is a ... Wang SM, Kain ZN, White PF (February 2008). "Acupuncture analgesia: II. Clinical considerations". Anesthesia and Analgesia. 106 ... individualized acupuncture is not better in reducing symptoms than formula acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a toothpick ...
Some authors believe that Hua Tuo may have discovered surgical analgesia by acupuncture, and that mafeisan either had nothing ... Lu GD; Needham J (2002). "Acupuncture and major surgery". Celestial lancets: a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa. ... Guedel, A; Waters, R (1928). "A new intratracheal catheter". Anesthesia and Analgesia. 7 (4): 238-239. doi:10.1213/00000539- ... Nilsson E, Janssen PA (1961). "Neurolept-analgesia: an alternative to general anesthesia". Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica ...
MeSH E03.091.048 - acupuncture analgesia MeSH E03.091.080 - analgesia, epidural MeSH E03.091.110 - analgesia, obstetrical MeSH ... E03.091.120 - analgesia, patient-controlled MeSH E03.091.214 - audioanalgesia MeSH E03.091.646 - neuroleptanalgesia MeSH ...
Some authors believe that Hua Tuo may have discovered surgical analgesia by acupuncture, and that mafeisan either had nothing ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Lu GD; Needham J (2002). "Acupuncture and major surgery". Celestial lancets: a history ... Acupuncture Today. 9 (8). ISSN 1526-7784. Retrieved 2010-09-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) Wang Z; Ping C (1999 ... and rationale of acupuncture and moxa. London: RoutledgeCurzon. pp. 218-30. ISBN 978-0-7007-1458-2. Retrieved 2010-09-13. CS1 ...
SLCOG recommends that birthing women be provided with adequate analgesia and the selection of pain relief is determined by ... acupuncture, herbalism and hypnosis. Women often recite pirith to control breathing during labor. This is a chant performed by ...
"Acupuncture is theatrical placebo". Anesthesia and Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-3. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828f2d5e. PMID 23709076 ... The Teishein is one of the original nine classical acupuncture needles described in the original texts of acupuncture. Even ... The Cochrane review included various means of stimulating P6, including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, transcutaneous nerve ... acupuncture points are no more real than the black spots that a drunkard sees in front of his eyes. Quoted by Bauer M (August ...
Labor analgesia was debated on the grounds of religion and morality, which John Simpson used as his own weapon against ... Non-pharmacological techniques include Lamaze breathing, acupuncture, acupressure, LeBoyer technique, transcutaneous nerve ... In 1921, the first vaginal delivery under spinal analgesia was reported by Kreiss in Germany. George Pitkin is credited with ... The natural benefits of such labor pains which initially inhibited the practice of obstetrical analgesia, originated from ...
Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham suggest Hua Tuo may have discovered surgical analgesia by acupuncture, "quite apart from the ... Lu, Gwei-Djen; Needham, Joseph (2002). Celestial Lancets: A History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxa. Routledge.. CS1 ... If he employed acupuncture, it was also only in one or two places. As he instated the needle, he would instruct the patient, "I ... In later times, a set of 34 paravertebral acupuncture points was named "Hua Tuo Jiaji" (華佗夹脊) in his honour. Hua Tuo is ...
There is limited evidence that acupuncture might relive pain in cancer patients, but data so far is insufficient to recommend ... Typically, pain from liver metastases responds to chemotherapy and analgesia. However, in cases when chemotherapy is ... chiropractic or acupuncture. There is no evidence that any of these therapies are effective; they may be harmful, either ...
He was the inventor of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), now commonly used post-operatively. Sechzer graduated from New ... He was one of the first Western physicians to incorporate Eastern medicine, worked to legitimize acupuncture into standard ...
Obstetric analgesia in German clinics. Remifentanil as alternative to regional analgesia. Anaesthesist. 2011 Nov; 60(11):995- ... acupuncture and medical quality management (Bavarian chamber of physicians) as well as qualifications with respect to the ... Anesthesia and Analgesia 2004; 99: 718-727 P. Kranke, A. M. Morin, N. Roewer, H. Wulf, L. H. Eberhart. The efficacy and safety ... Anesthesia and Analgesia 2002; 95: 133-143 A. Schnabel, L. Eberhart, A. Morin, H. van Aken, N. Roewer, P. Kranke. Efficacy and ...
... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a pain ladder for managing analgesia. It was first described for use in cancer ... AcupunctureEdit. Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of needles into specific points on the body to relieve ... How Can Acupuncture Help To Reduce Pain? *^ Wang SJ, Dai Z (2012). "[Efficacy observation of knee osteoarthritis treated with ...
... and acupuncture points. It is a generally held belief within the acupuncture community that acupuncture points and meridians ... Anesthesia and Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-3. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828f2d5e. PMID 23709076. S2CID 207135491. Archived (PDF) ... "Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no ... Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion - the Chinese characters for acupuncture (针灸; 針灸; zhēnjiǔ) literally meaning " ...
"Acupuncture is a theatrical placebo: the end of a myth" (pdf). Anesthesia & Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-1363. doi:10.1213/ANE. ... and acupuncture points.[a] It is a generally held belief within the acupuncture community that acupuncture points and meridians ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... Clinical acupuncture: a practical Japanese approach, p. 18 ISBN 978-0870407826. *^ Acupuncture Cure For Common Diseases By ...
... a treatment method which bridges the gap between western medicine and traditional Chinese acupuncture. Also a clinical ... Treatment with Stimulation-Produced Analgesia, Oxford University Press - ISBN 978-0-19-967410-7 Table of Contents Preview ...
... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... Episodic analgesia may occur under special circumstances, such as in the excitement of sport or war: a soldier on the ... Ji M, Wang X, Chen M, Shen Y, Zhang X, Yang J (2015). "The Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sciatica: A Systematic ... Chang SC, Hsu CH, Hsu CK, Yang SS, Chang SJ (February 2017). "The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic ...
For children, intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV-PCA) can be used when parenteral administration is preferred. IV-PCA ... Hospitals may also hire individuals who specialize in music or art therapy, these therapies include acupuncture, biofeedback, ... and acupuncture have been proven to be effective for some patients. For recurrent abdominal pain a 2017 Cochrane review found ... acupuncture, heat/cold therapy, exercise, and quality sleep. Chronic pain in children is unresolved pain that affects ...
After James Reston, while accompanying Richard Nixon in a trip to China, was subjected to post-operative acupuncture at the ... Reynolds, D.V. (1968). "Surgery in the rat during electrical analgesia induced by focal brain stimulation". Science. 164 (3878 ...
Withdrawn Acupuncture for neck disorders PMID 27852100 https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004870.pub5 ... Perioperative transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks for analgesia after abdominal surgery PMID 21154380 https://doi.org/ ...
Jordan JB (2006). "Acupuncture treatment for opiate addiction: a systematic review". J Subst Abuse Treat 30 (4): 309-14. doi: ... Qin Bo-Yi (1998). "Advances in dihydroetorphine: From analgesia to detoxification". Drug Development Research 39 (2): 131-134. ... White AR, Rampes H, Campbell JL (2006). "Acupuncture and related interventions for smoking cessation". Cochrane Database Syst ...
By producing analgesia and sedation, opioids may be appropriate in carefully selected patients with pain-associated insomnia.[ ... Cheuk, DK; Yeung, WF; Chung, KF; Wong, V (12 September 2012). "Acupuncture for insomnia". The Cochrane Database of Systematic ... It is unclear if acupuncture is useful.[123] ...
Relaxation techniques, immersion in water, massage, and acupuncture may provide pain relief. Acupuncture and relaxation were ... Epidural analgesia is a generally safe and effective method of relieving pain in labour, but has been associated with longer ... Epidural analgesia has no statistically significant impact on the risk of caesarean section, and does not appear to have an ... Anim-Somuah M, Smyth RM, Cyna AM, Cuthbert A (May 2018). "Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia for pain management in ...
Nedergaard discovered the role of the adenosine molecule in acupuncture-induced analgesia. In 2013, Nedergaard discovered the ... Wilkinson, Emma (30 May 2010). "Acupuncture pain molecule pinpointed". BBC. Retrieved 18 February 2014. Konnikova, Maria (11 ...
... acupuncture analgesia MeSH E02.190.044.133 - acupuncture, ear MeSH E02.190.044.244 - electroacupuncture MeSH E02.190.044.555 - ... meridians MeSH E02.190.044.555.035 - acupuncture points MeSH E02.190.044.588 - moxibustion MeSH E02.190.488.505 - medicine, ...
It is unclear if acupuncture is useful. more than 80 less than 25 no data 25-30.25 30.25-36 36-41.5 41.5-47 47-52.5 52.5-58 58- ... By producing analgesia and sedation, opioids may be appropriate in carefully selected patients with pain-associated insomnia. ... ISBN 978-0-306-47406-4. Cheuk DK, Yeung WF, Chung KF, Wong V (September 2012). "Acupuncture for insomnia". The Cochrane ...
Lu Gwei-Djen and Joseph Needham suggest Hua Tuo may have discovered surgical analgesia by acupuncture, "quite apart from the ... If he employed acupuncture, it was also only in one or two places. As he instated the needle, he would instruct the patient, "I ... Your body will feel relaxed and you'll have a good appetite." Fan A was skilled at acupuncture and inserted the needles to ... If a sickness were concentrated internally where the effect of acupuncture needles and medicines could not reach it, [Hua Tuo] ...
Regional anaesthesia during caesarean section is different from the analgesia (pain relief) used in labor and vaginal delivery ... Immediately after a caesarean section, some complementary and alternative therapies (such as acupuncture, electromagnetic ... "Local anaesthetics and regional anaesthesia versus conventional analgesia for preventing persistent postoperative pain in ...
Centipede, Acupuncture Today Lu Feng Fang, Materia Metrica Leech, Acupuncture Today .Scorpion, Acupuncture Todady "Archived ... White willow appears to be slower than aspirin to bring pain relief, but the analgesia may last longer. Arsenic sulfide (Xiong ... Realgar, Acupuncture Today Galena, Acupuncture Today Qian Dan (Minium) Archived 2013-06-29 at the Wayback Machine, TCM ... Cinnabar, Acupuncture Today. Mercury and Chinese herbal medicine, H.C. George Wong, MD, BCMJ, Vol. 46, No. 9, November 2004, ...
Acupuncture The use of acupuncture may be associated with fewer assisted vaginal births and caesarean sections. Continuous ... Opioids are a type of analgesia that is commonly used during childbirth to assist in pain relief. They can be injected directly ... Water immersion during the first stage of labor may help decrease the need for analgesia and possibly shorten the duration of ... The use of inhaled analgesia is commonly used in the UK, Finland, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, and is gaining in ...
CCK-8 antagonizes acupuncture analgesia. The individual differences of acupuncture analgesia are associated with inherited ... our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development. Acupuncture ... Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia.. Zhao ZQ1.. Author information. 1. Institute of Neurobiology, Institutes of ... of acupuncture in patients occurs following acupuncture manipulation. Manual acupuncture (MA) is the insertion of an ...
These mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia may be involved in the alleviation of central sensitization. ... Moreover, acupuncture can locally reduce the levels of inflammatory mediators. In clinical settings, acupuncture can be used to ... We summarized that acupuncture enhances the descending inhibitory effect and modulates the feeling of pain, thus modifying ... Many reports have showed acupuncture has an analgesic effect. We searched the related article on PubMed database and Cochrane ...
Analgesia, Acupuncture. Analgesia produced by the insertion of Acupuncture Needles at certain Acupuncture Points on the body. ...
Interventions used in these trials included acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, laser ... Home , December 2004 - Volume 99 - Issue 6 , Stimulation of the Wrist Acupuncture Point P6 for Preventing... ... Anesthesia & Analgesia: December 2004 - Volume 99 - Issue 6 - p 1870. Technology, Computing, and Simulation: General Articles: ... Stimulation of the Wrist Acupuncture Point P6 for Preventing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting. Lee, A; Done, M L ...
Acupuncture analgesia (AA) can be considered as a valid technique for providing surgical analgesia. The first successful ... Surgical analgesia is achieved via strong electrical stimulation of steel acupuncture needles inserted in selected acupuncture ... Electrical stimulation of selected acupuncture points can be used to induce surgical analgesia in small animals. The analgesia ... 5. Still J, Still V, Novak P, Dostalova M 1990a Ear-acupuncture analgesia in the cat. Scand J Acup & Electrother (Finland), 5, ...
Despite the wide use of acupuncture for the management of visceral pain and the growing interest in the pathophysiology of ... Central and Peripheral Mechanism of Acupuncture Analgesia on Visceral Pain: A Systematic Review. Alle, Wirkmechanismus der ... Purinergic signaling as a basis of acupuncture-induced analgesia * Effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine on Acute Exacerbations of ... Manual Acupuncture Versus Sham Acupuncture and Usual Care for Prophylaxis of Episodic Migraine Without Aura: Multicentre, ...
Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of analgesia, but none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia. ... and no acupuncture groups. BMJ 2009; 338: a3115.. *8. Hopton A, MacPherson H. Acupuncture for chronic pain: is acupuncture more ... Acupuncture as analgesia for low back pain, ankle sprain and migraine in emergency departments: study protocol for a randomized ... Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial. ...
Acupuncture is a nonpharmacologic pain management modality that has been shown to provide superior analgesia for acute pain. ... Feasibility of Electro Auricular Acupuncture for Analgesia After ACL Surgery: The Feasibility of Patient Blinding and Effects ... Feasibility of Electro Auricular Acupuncture for Analgesia After ACL Surgery: The Feasibility of Patient Blinding and Effects ... Acupuncture research in regards to PONV has been fairly well established, however, studies about perioperative pain control and ...
Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial. ...
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... considered that DPA administered as an inhibiting drug of this degrading enzyme might prolong analgesia induced by acupuncture ... Studies on the enhanced effect of acupuncture analgesia and acupuncture anesthesia by D-phenylalanine (2nd report)--schedule of ... The above findings show that DPA has an enhancing effect on acupuncture analgesia and anesthesia in clinical practice. ... The effect in the DPA-acupuncture anesthesia group was significantly increased by 35% (P less than 0.01). 3) In order to ...
The acupuncture points that are used for acupuncture anes ... Is acupuncture analgesia effective to use during surgery ... Acupuncture Analgesia Acupuncture is used for anesthesia. Needles are inserted both prior to and during surgery. ... I would like to know more about acupuncture analgesia. Is acupuncture analgesia effective to use during surgery instead of ... acupuncture analgesia is much more common in China. In the United States acupuncture analgesia is most often used for dental ...
Acupuncture analgesia during surgery: a systematic review. Pain 2005;114:511-17. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2005.02.011. ... Acupuncture analgesia leads to development of tolerance, when applied continuously.21 In this study, we used LF EA of 2 Hz and ... In their review, Lee and Ernst32 state that acupuncture is not better than placebo, and it does not contribute to analgesia ... Acupuncture is mostly widely known for its analgesic effects.6 A meta-analysis of 15 RCTs comparing acupuncture with sham ...
There is significant evidence that endogenous opioids are central to the experience of pain and analgesia. We applied an ... integrative multimodal imaging approach during acupuncture. We found functional magnetic resonance imaging signal changes in ... A combined [11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia.. @article{Dougherty2008AC, title={A combined [ ... 11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia.}, author={Darin D. Dougherty and Jian Kong and Megan Webb ...
Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of analgesia, but none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia. ... Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial 0 ... Conclusion: The effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was ... Objectives: This study aimed to assess analgesia provided by acupuncture, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, to ...
Backed by internationally-known authorities who serve on the Editorial Board and as Section Editors, Anesthesia &Analgesia is ... your gateway to everything that is happening in anesthesia and 14 related subspecialties: Analgesia; Ambulatory Anesthesia; ... Analgesia for its original and significant contributions to the anesthesiology field. Each monthly issue features peer-reviewed ... Acupuncture Enhances Generation of Nitric Oxide and Increases Local Circulation. Tsuchiya, Masahiko; Sato, Eisuke F.; Inoue, ...
hi i found clues that its basically possible to achieve a state of anesthesia or at least analgesia for a person using (only) ... You will find out more about this if you do not search the TCM acupuncture sites, search acupuncture, pain relief, endorphine. ... i found clues that its basically possible to achieve a state of anesthesia or at least analgesia for a person using (only) ... i found clues that its basically possible to achieve a state of anesthesia or at least analgesia for a person using (only) ...
Lee, H, Ernst, E. "Acupuncture for labor pain management: a systematic review". Am J Obstet Gynecol. vol. 191. 2004. pp. 1573-9 ... Urgent: Not applicable to labor analgesia.. Elective: Labor analgesia is elective. Multiple nonpharmacologic techniques may be ... and there are no significant differences in the use of epidural analgesia, time for request of epidural analgesia, or rate of ... Acupuncture seems to have the most promise.. We do certainly encourage the use of non-pharmacologic techniques mentioned here ...
Purchase Alternatives to Opioid Analgesia in Small Animal Anesthesia, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small ... Topics include: Immunomodulatory Effects of Opioids in Cancer Patients; NSAIDs; Alpha-2 Agonists; Acupuncture and Alternative ... Alternatives to Opioid Analgesia in Small Animal Anesthesia, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal ... Alternatives to Opioid Analgesia in Small Animal Anesthesia, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal ...
Everbuying offers high quality Electronic Pulse Analgesia Pen Acupuncture Pain Relief Meridian Device (WHITE) at wholesale ... Electronic Pulse Analgesia Pen Acupuncture Meridian Pain Relief Point Message Device This electronic pulse analgesia pen is a ... 1 x Electronic Pulse Analgesia Pen, 1 x Storage Bag, 1 x Bilingual User Manual in English and Chinese. ...
... Takeshige C, Oka K, Mizuno T, ... Characteristics of the acupuncture point in producing acupuncture analgesia (AA) were examined by the inhibition of noxious ... and analgesia caused by low frequency stimulation of the acupuncture point. As a result, stimulation of the muscle beneath the ... The pathway from the D-PAG to the anterior hypothalamus (AA-AH) in the AA afferent pathway from the acupuncture point to the ...
Mechanisms to predict and potentiate acupuncture analgesia in sickle cell disease Wang, Ying University of Minnesota Twin ... Mechanisms to predict and potentiate acupuncture analgesia in sickle cell disease. Wang, Ying / University of Minnesota Twin ... Mechanisms to predict and potentiate acupuncture analgesia in sickle cell disease. Wang, Ying / University of Minnesota Twin ... determine the correlations between the levels of selected circulating biomarkers and the degree of acupuncture analgesia in ...
Acupuncture Analgesia. By John Amaro, LAc, DC, Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), Dipl.Med.Ac.(IAMA). Even though acupuncture has been ... Acupuncture analgesia offers a safe and simple alternative to chemical analgesia which Western surgeons and anesthesiologists ... anxious patients are much less likely to be candidates for acupuncture analgesia. This procedure produces "analgesia", not " ... Acupuncture analgesia is easy to perform and requires no elaborate equipment. The patient is conscious during the procedure and ...
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  • Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at Anesthesia & Analgesia. (lww.com)
  • 2) In 56 patients, tooth extraction was performed under acupuncture anesthesia: 18 had received 4.0 gram of DPA (P.O.) 30 minutes earlier. (nih.gov)
  • The effect in the DPA-acupuncture anesthesia group was significantly increased by 35% (P less than 0.01). (nih.gov)
  • The above findings show that DPA has an enhancing effect on acupuncture analgesia and anesthesia in clinical practice. (nih.gov)
  • Is acupuncture analgesia effective to use during surgery instead of anesthesia medication? (acufinder.com)
  • Acupuncture is used for anesthesia. (acufinder.com)
  • The acupuncture points that are used for acupuncture anesthesia can safely and effectively reduce or entirely eliminate the pain of an operation or surgery. (acufinder.com)
  • According to the book, Acupuncture, by Marc Duke, in July of 1971 James Reston of the New York Times, and his wife witnessed surgical operations in China such as removal of a lung with the patient receiving no gas anesthesia or injection, but instead a long needle inserted into the forearm. (acufinder.com)
  • When acupuncture is used as the primary anesthesia during surgery, the patient remains conscious and can play an active role during the operation. (acufinder.com)
  • Different points are used for acupuncture anesthesia depending on the area of the surgery. (acufinder.com)
  • i found clues that its basically possible to achieve a state of anesthesia or at least analgesia for a person using (only) acupuncture needles. (thedaobums.com)
  • Nonpharmacologic analgesia is not relevant to operative delivery such as cesarean or forceps-assisted delivery, as anesthesia is then required. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The decision to delay labor analgesia or anesthesia for an operative delivery would be at the discretion of the anesthesiologist and obstetrician. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • This issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, edited by Dr. Ciara Barr and Dr. Giacomo Gianotti, focuses on Alternatives to Opioid Analgesia in Small Animal Anesthesia. (elsevier.com)
  • This procedure produces "analgesia", not "anesthesia. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • Two hundred patients were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture analgesia group and an intravenous anesthesia group, 100 cases in each group. (bvsalud.org)
  • In recent years, acupuncture analgesia in perioperative period is mainly used for preoperative sedation, intraoperative auxiliary anesthesia and postoperative analgesia , prevention of nausea and vomiting after surgery and perioperative complications , etc. (bvsalud.org)
  • A longtime standard for military healthcare personnel, the second edition of Military Advanced Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia Handbook (MARAA) has been thoroughly revised and updated. (oup.com)
  • The concluding group of chapters discusses organization of the acute pain service and staff, a review of multidisciplinary care, basics of pediatric regional anesthesia, first-aid acupuncture, and more. (oup.com)
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia is the official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society. (dcscience.net)
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia , June 2013 116:1360-1363. (dcscience.net)
  • Epidural analgesia, when compared with other methods, provides superior analgesia for labour. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • There is no association between epidural analgesia and an increased risk of Caesarean delivery or post-partum backache. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Different ways to administer these drugs also can be included in multimodal analgesia (pain relief), these can include (but are not limited to) intravenous (into a vein) medications, epidural medications (around the spinal cord/nerves) and local blocks (giving medication at the site of the injury or to the nerves that go to that site). (vcahospitals.com)
  • The analgesic effect of acupuncture during childbirth was assessed by comparing the need for other pain treatments (epidural analgesia using bupivacaine, pudendal nerve block, intramuscular meperidine, nitrous oxide/oxygen, intracutaneous sterile water injections) in 90 women given acupuncture (acupuncture group) with that in 90 women not given acupuncture (control group). (cognizantcommunication.com)
  • Secondary goals are identification if acupuncture, electro-acupunc- ture (EA), and acupressure have fewer adverse effects than epidural analgesia, and if women receiving acupuncture or acupressure LPM are less likely to undergo cesarean delivery than women who do not receive acupuncture or acupressure labor pain management. (scirp.org)
  • The results of our review demonstrated that visceral pain behaviors were significantly alleviated in response to acupuncture treatment in groups treated with this intervention compared to in sham acupuncture or no-treatment groups. (ogka.at)
  • Sham acupuncture devices--practical advice for researchers. (semanticscholar.org)
  • There was no sham acupuncture arm and of course patients were not blinded to treatment allocation. (emergencymedjc.com)
  • When sham acupuncture and proper blinding is performed, it is no better than incantations, rain dances or Haitian Voodoo. (emergencymedjc.com)
  • In this study, a well established expectancy manipulation model was combined with a novel placebo intervention, a validated sham acupuncture needle, to investigate the brain network involved in placebo analgesia. (jneurosci.org)
  • To assess the effect of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture on regulating the targeted metabolome of hypertensive patients. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The research hypothesis is that acupuncture may be more effective than sham acupuncture to treat insomnia during pregnancy. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The third group of patients received sham acupuncture at a point on the middle ear ( see Figure 1 ). (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Anxiety levels in patients receiving shen men , relaxation and sham acupuncture. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebo and sham acupuncture groups. (medicinenet.com)
  • Review methods Eligible studies were randomised controlled trials that compared needle acupuncture administered within one day of embryo transfer with sham acupuncture or no adjuvant treatment, with reported outcomes of at least one of clinical pregnancy, ongoing pregnancy, or live birth. (bmj.com)
  • Trials with sham acupuncture and no adjuvant treatment as controls were pooled for the primary analysis. (bmj.com)
  • Acupuncture has been accepted to effectively treat chronic pain by inserting needles into the specific "acupuncture points" (acupoints) on the patient's body. (nih.gov)
  • Analgesia produced by the insertion of Acupuncture Needles at certain Acupuncture Points on the body. (online-medical-dictionary.org)
  • Surgical analgesia is achieved via strong electrical stimulation of steel acupuncture needles inserted in selected acupuncture points. (vin.com)
  • Auricular projection zones for vertebral column, intestines and central nervous system, as well as so-called pre- and post-auricular zones were stimulated electrically (frequency 1-25 Hz, voltage up to 150 V, width of the bipolar impulses 0.2-0.6 msec) via steel acupuncture needles. (vin.com)
  • In another study, analogous electrical stimulation was applied via needles inserted into the pre- and post-auricular zones, and acupuncture points BL23-24, GV2 (Bai Hui), GV6 and SP6 on the side of the body ipsilateral with the intended incision (Still, 1987). (vin.com)
  • The most studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. (healthy.net)
  • After reviewing the existing body of knowledge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently removed acupuncture needles from the category of "experimental medical devices" and now regulates them just as it does other devices, such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes, under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility. (healthy.net)
  • Acute and chronic physical pain Arthritis Rheumatism Osteoporosis Sciatica Spondylitis Fibromyalgia.Features: Painless acupuncture stimulation (No needles) Easily focus on pain areas Stress relief and relaxation 9 adjustable intensity controls Powered by: 1 x AA battery (not included) Please read the user manual carefully before you use it. (gudnetbazaar.com)
  • Here, we found that low-frequency median nerve stimulation (MNS) through acupuncture needles at the PC6 (Neiguan) acupoint (MNS-PC6) induced an antinociceptive effect that engaged this mechanism. (pnas.org)
  • Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is generally safe when done by appropriately trained practitioners using clean needle technique and single-use needles. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the 20th century, as it spread to the United States and Western countries, spiritual elements of acupuncture that conflicted with Western beliefs were sometimes abandoned in favor of simply tapping needles into acupuncture points. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles into the skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles at different, specific points in the body with the goal of bringing the body's energy back into balance. (gainesville.com)
  • Simply defined, acupuncture is a treatment method aimed at eliciting a response (such as pain relief) through insertion of very fine needles in the body surface at sites called acupuncture points. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Acupuncture needles are most often inserted at specific locations on the skin called acupuncture points. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Are there standards for acupuncture needles? (medicinenet.com)
  • After reviewing the existing body of knowledge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed acupuncture needles from the category of 'experimental medical devices. (medicinenet.com)
  • The FDA now regulates acupuncture needles, just as it does other devices such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes, under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility. (medicinenet.com)
  • The most common serious injury reported from the needles of acupuncture has been accidental puncture of the lung, which results in a partial collapse of the lung called pneumothorax . (medicinenet.com)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on postoperative pain and provide additional information as to whether acupuncture might serve as an important adjuvant for pain control. (bmj.com)
  • Effects of electroacupuncture versus manual acupuncture on the human brain as measured by fMRI. (semanticscholar.org)
  • To verify the feasibility of electroacupuncture analgesia applied to gynecologic outpatient operation. (bvsalud.org)
  • The electroacupuncture analgesia group was treated with electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Neiguan (PC 6), and the routine gynecologic outpatient operation was performed under patients ' waking state . (bvsalud.org)
  • Electroacupuncture analgesia can effectively alleviate the pain during gynecologic outpatient operation and it is simple and safe without adverse reactions. (bvsalud.org)
  • Also, it involved electroacupuncture, which they characterize as "essentially transdermal electrical nerve stimulation masquerading as acupuncture. (jwz.org)
  • Acupuncture and other methods that stimulate acupuncture points, such as electroacupuncture, auricular acu. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Evidence that acupuncture increases central nervous system opioids includes early work in a mouse model of pain, in which electroacupuncture at the large intestine 4 (Li4) site produced analgesia ( 18 ). (physiology.org)
  • Interventions used in these trials included acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, transcutaneous nerve stimulation, laser stimulation, acustimulation device and acupressure. (lww.com)
  • I've read several things that say in comparative tests, acupressure actually works better than acupuncture (TENS on acupuncture points was, as you might expect, better still. (jwz.org)
  • 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. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Acupuncture and acupressure can reduce postoperative nausea and vomiting, as well as pain. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Three systematic reviews (two of high quality) were identified that reported the use of acupuncture and acupressure for impaired gastrointestinal function following surgery (Table 1, eTable 1 ). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • A further eleven systematic reviews (three of high quality, and five of moderate quality) focused on treating postoperative nausea and vomiting through acupuncture and acupressure. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Several studies show that acupressure and acupuncture can help relieve anxiety related to tests and procedures. (mskcc.org)
  • Current oncology guidelines recommend acupuncture and acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. (mskcc.org)
  • Therefore, literature review was performed to elucidate the efficacy and safety of acupuncture, noninvasive electro-acupuncture (EA), and acupressure in labor pain management. (scirp.org)
  • This article is a clinical review article for obstetricians, midwives, labor attendants, obstetric nurses, and doulas on the efficacy of acupuncture and acupressure treatment of labor pain. (scirp.org)
  • Recent randomized controlled trials (RCT) of acupuncture, EA, and acupressure will be reviewed. (scirp.org)
  • The efficacy of acupuncture, EA, and acupressure will be presented. (scirp.org)
  • This study aimed to assess analgesia provided by acupuncture, alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, to patients presenting to emergency departments with acute low back pain, migraine or ankle sprain. (mja.com.au)
  • Anyway… This study aimed to assess analgesia from acupuncture alone or in combination with medications in ED patients with low back pain, migraine or ankle sprain. (emergencymedjc.com)
  • surgery were randomly divided into four groups (n=20): C group (propofol only group), F group (propofol + flumazenil group), EA group (propofol + electro-acupuncture group), and EA+F group (propofol + electro-acupuncture + flumazenil group). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Here we compared brain responses to either electro-acupuncture or moxibustion treatment in CD patients experiencing remission. (frontiersin.org)
  • A total of 65 patients were randomly divided into an electro-acupuncture group ( n = 32) or a moxibustion group ( n = 33), and treated for 12 weeks. (frontiersin.org)
  • Eighteen patients in the electro-acupuncture group and 20 patients in the moxibustion group underwent resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging at baseline and after treatment. (frontiersin.org)
  • Electro-acupuncture and moxibustion both significantly reduced CDAI values and increased IBDQ scores. (frontiersin.org)
  • In the electro-acupuncture group, the rsFC values between bilateral hippocampus and anterior middle cingulate cortex (MCC) and insula were significantly increased, and the changes were negatively correlated with the CDAI scores. (frontiersin.org)
  • We conclude that the therapeutic effects of electro-acupuncture and moxibustion on CD may involve the differently modulating brain homeostatic afferent processing network and default mode network (DMN), respectively. (frontiersin.org)
  • The possible mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of acupuncture include segmental inhibition and the activation of the endogenous opioid, adrenergic, 5-hydroxytryptamine, and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid, α -amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid/kainate pathways. (hindawi.com)
  • Despite the wide use of acupuncture for the management of visceral pain and the growing interest in the pathophysiology of visceral pain, there is no conclusive elucidation of the mechanisms behind the effects of acupuncture on visceral pain. (ogka.at)
  • The aim of the present work was to assess adverse effects of acupuncture on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/neonate in comparison with women that received stabilising exercises as adjunct to standard treatment or standard treatment alone. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Aim of the study is to investigate specific effects of acupuncture points. (bioportfolio.com)
  • In 2005 two large, high quality trials in patients with headache found little difference between the effects of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture but a substantial difference between placebo acupuncture and no acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • Effects of acupuncture in moderate, stable angina pectoris: a controlled study. (ahajournals.org)
  • Experimental evidence in animal models of cardiovascular disease supports the concept that cardiovascular effects of acupuncture are mediated by inhibition of central sympathetic neural outflow, perhaps through release of endogenous opioids ( 4 , 11 , 30 ). (physiology.org)
  • What are the possible side effects of acupuncture? (medicinenet.com)
  • Effects of acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • Stimulation of these areas by moxibustion, pressure, heat, and lasers is used in acupuncture practice, but due to the paucity of studies, these techniques are more difficult to evaluate. (healthy.net)
  • There is also a considerable body of international literature on the risks and benefits of acupuncture, and the World Health Organization lists a variety of medical conditions that may benefit from the use of acupuncture or moxibustion. (healthy.net)
  • Acupuncture and moxibustion have been shown to be effective in treating Crohn's disease (CD), but their therapeutic mechanisms remain unclear. (frontiersin.org)
  • For almost 1000 years it was in decline and in 1822 Emperor Dao Guang issued an imperial edict stating that acupuncture and moxibustion should be banned forever from the Imperial Medical Academy. (dcscience.net)
  • In the last decade, profound studies on neural mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia predominately focus on cellular and molecular substrate and functional brain imaging and have developed rapidly. (nih.gov)
  • These mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia may be involved in the alleviation of central sensitization. (hindawi.com)
  • The analgesia is achieved via activation of the endogenous pain-relieving mechanisms. (vin.com)
  • Neural substrates, experimental evidences and functional hypothesis of acupuncture mechanisms. (semanticscholar.org)
  • The underlying mechanisms of varying analgesia need to be explored in order to develop an effective strategy to potentiate the insufficient pain relief of the poor responders to EA. (grantome.com)
  • the current proposal will study the underlying mechanisms of variable analgesic response to acupuncture in treating sickle pain in order to enhance the overall effectiveness of acupuncture from bench to bedside in SCD. (grantome.com)
  • The results from this translational research will fill a void in understanding mechanisms of non-pharmacological approaches in SCD and largely advance the application of acupuncture in sickle pain management. (grantome.com)
  • Over the years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a variety of research projects on acupuncture, including studies on the mechanisms by which acupuncture may have its effects, as well as clinical trials and other studies. (healthy.net)
  • Our results suggest that placebo analgesia may be configured through multiple brain pathways and mechanisms. (jneurosci.org)
  • Other studies indicate that endogenous opioids alone cannot account for placebo analgesia and the process may be configured through different mechanisms. (jneurosci.org)
  • These studies provide evidence for potential neural mechanisms involved in placebo analgesia. (jneurosci.org)
  • Neurological mechanisms II: segmental analgesia 5. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Neurological mechanisms III: extrasegmental analgesia 6. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Researchers are continuing to examine the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts these effects. (mskcc.org)
  • In further studies, the efficacy of acupuncture should be determined in other indications and the mechanisms of action of this therapy method should be investigated. (medworm.com)
  • Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, although it is only in the past century that science has worked to unravel the mechanisms behind its use. (dovepress.com)
  • Here we review the history, mechanisms of action, and use of acupuncture to treat veterinary patients and laboratory animals. (dovepress.com)
  • however, multiple recent randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in chronic pain disorders have largely shown mixed findings. (painweek.org)
  • The effect of patient expectations on outcomes in four randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in patients with chronic pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • 7. Madsen MV, Gotzsche PC, Hrobjartsson A. Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups. (mja.com.au)
  • 7 More evidence is provided by two trials 8 , 9 which suggest that the perioperative administration of acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for postoperative analgesia. (bmj.com)
  • Randomized controlled trials [ 10 - 14 ], two systematic reviews [ 15 , 16 ] as well as the European guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of PGP have concluded that acupuncture is useful for treatment of PGP and low back pain, LBP during pregnancy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Acupuncture will be applied according to Standards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA). (drmarc.co)
  • The clinical potential for adenosine (given intravenously), or A 1 R ligands (given systemically or spinally) to produce analgesia in humans was supported by earlier trials, but more recent, larger controlled trials have generally not demonstrated analgesic activity for postoperative pain. (springer.com)
  • Acupuncture, one of the most popular CAM interventions, showed some favourable effects over artificial tears for dry eye in several randomised controlled trials (RCTs). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Type and frequency of side effects during PC6 acupuncture: observations from therapists and patients participating in clinical efficacy trials of acupuncture. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The conclusions of trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture are inconsistent, which suggests that it is not effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinicians managing the acupuncture and placebo acupuncture treatments were not blinded in any of the trials. (bmj.com)
  • 9 10 We therefore wanted to analyse all trials of acupuncture for pain that had two control groups consisting of placebo acupuncture and no acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • We systematically reviewed clinical trials of acupuncture treatment for pain that randomised patients to acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, or no acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • Clinical trials support the use of acupuncture to relieve pain, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue, hot flashes, and peripheral neuropathy resulting from cancer treatments. (mskcc.org)
  • Clinical trials demonstrate that acupuncture can help reduce pain, including joint or nerve pain associated with cancer treatments as well as other types of chronic pain. (mskcc.org)
  • Several clinical trials in cancer patients and other populations show that acupuncture treatment improves sleep. (mskcc.org)
  • Several clinical trials show that acupuncture reduces fatigue, including cancer-related fatigue. (mskcc.org)
  • A prespecified subgroup analysis restricted to the three trials with the higher rates of clinical pregnancy in the control group, however, suggested a smaller non-significant benefit of acupuncture (odds ratio 1.24, 0.86 to 1.77). (bmj.com)
  • Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. (mja.com.au)
  • 8. Hopton A, MacPherson H. Acupuncture for chronic pain: is acupuncture more than an effective placebo? (mja.com.au)
  • 1) Thirty patients suffering from chronic low back pain were treated with acupuncture 30 minutes after the oral administration of 4.0 grams of DPA. (nih.gov)
  • One meta-analysis found that acupuncture for chronic low back pain was cost-effective as an adjunct to standard care, while a separate systematic review found insufficient evidence for the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic low back pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and some symptoms associated with cancer treatment. (mskcc.org)
  • In the past few years, studies in China and Europe have shown that a combination of body and ear (or auricular) acupuncture can reduce symptoms in patients with minor depression, chronic anxiety disorders and general anxiety disorders. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture won't improve chronic knee pain in middle-aged people, researchers say. (medworm.com)
  • Identifying patients with chronic pain who respond to acupuncture: results from an individual patient data meta-analysis. (medworm.com)
  • The challenge remains to identify features of chronic pain patients that can be used to distinguish those that have a good response to acupuncture treatment. (medworm.com)
  • When compared to dummy treatments of placebo, acupuncture is effective in treatment of chronic pain. (news-medical.net)
  • The use of acupuncture for treating chronic pain of the head and face has been studied. (news-medical.net)
  • Chronic facial pain, including craniomandibular disorders of muscular origin may also be treated with acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Irritable colon syndrome and chronic ulcerative colitis can be treated with acupuncture as a complementary or alternative therapeutic measure. (news-medical.net)
  • Also see other Factsheets, such as those for Acupuncture and Back Pain, Acupuncture and Migraines, Acupuncture and Anxiety, Acupuncture and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Acupuncture and Urinary Incontinence, Acupuncture and GI tract Disorders. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • There is significant evidence that endogenous opioids are central to the experience of pain and analgesia. (semanticscholar.org)
  • 3 4 5 The "gate control theory" and the release of endogenous opioids have been suggested as explanations for the apparent analgesic effect of acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • More recent work supports the concept that acupuncture activates the endogenous opioids in the central nervous system, which, in turn, inhibit central sympathetic neural outflow ( 4 , 7 ). (physiology.org)
  • A systematic review concluded that the analgesic effect of acupuncture seemed to lack clinical relevance and could not be clearly distinguished from bias. (wikipedia.org)
  • Objectives To study the analgesic effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture and to explore whether the type of the placebo acupuncture is associated with the estimated effect of acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • Conclusions A small analgesic effect of acupuncture was found, which seems to lack clinical relevance and cannot be clearly distinguished from bias. (bmj.com)
  • In electrical acupuncture (EA), a stimulating current via the inserted needle is delivered to acupoints. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture analgesia is essentially a manifestation of integrative processes at different levels in the CNS between afferent impulses from pain regions and impulses from acupoints. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture and analgesia: clinical applications and main acupoints/Acupuntura e analgesia: aplicacoes clinicas e principais acupontos. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • In conclusion, acupuncture at traditional acupoints, nonacupoints, and no-needle acupuncture does not modulate baseline MSNA or MSNA responses to mental stress in normal humans. (physiology.org)
  • Moreover, many popular acupuncture textbooks have theorized that stimulating ear acupoints in and of themselves can help patients relax. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Neural Regeneration Research) Hao Zhang and colleagues from China Rehabilitation Research Center found that acupuncture at the Yongquan acupoints induced stronger neuronal activity than acupuncture at the sham acupoints shown on positron emission tomography. (medworm.com)
  • Acupuncture is needle penetration at acupoints for analgesic effect. (scirp.org)
  • Evidence suggests that acupuncture is effective for pain relief, yet it is rarely practiced in the ED. The current study aims to assess the efficacy of acupuncture for providing effective analgesia to patients presenting with acute low back pain, migraine and ankle sprain at the EDs of four hospitals in Melbourne, Australia. (drmarc.co)
  • Despite widespread use, its efficacy has been questioned and it has been suggested that it provides merely sedation rather than analgesia in labour. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Therefore, well-designed RCTs are needed to establish the efficacy of acupuncture for dry eye. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Efficacy of Combined Treatment with Acupuncture and Bee Venom Acupuncture As an Adjunctive Treatment for Parkinson's Disease. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture (BVA) for idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) through a sham-controlled trial. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Metrological analysis for efficacy of acupuncture on angina pectoris. (ahajournals.org)
  • However, promising results have emerged, for example, efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain . (medicinenet.com)
  • According to the World Health Organization report on the efficacy of acupuncture , studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in inducing analgesia, protecting the body against infections and regulating various physiological functions. (news-medical.net)
  • The purpose of this review article is to elucidate the efficacy of acupuncture and acu- pressure in LPM. (scirp.org)
  • Acupuncture analgesia is manifested only when the intricate feeling (soreness, numbness, heaviness and distension) of acupuncture in patients occurs following acupuncture manipulation. (nih.gov)
  • 528 patients with acute low back pain (270 patients), migraine (92) or ankle sprain (166) were randomised to acupuncture alone (177 patients), acupuncture plus pharmacotherapy (178) or pharmacotherapy alone (173). (mja.com.au)
  • The effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was comparable with that of pharmacotherapy. (mja.com.au)
  • Patients will have ATP acupuncture (8 ear points - Hypothalamus, Amygdala, Hippocampus, Prefrontal Cortex, Point Zero, Shen Men, Insula, Vagus) bilaterally with electrostimulation at Shen men and Hypothalamus at 30 hz. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Cardiorespiratory, pulmonary and electrolyte complications are seldom reported compared to patients having received general chemical analgesia. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • Apprehensive, tense, anxious patients are much less likely to be candidates for acupuncture analgesia. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • In selecting patients for acupuncture analgesia, it is recommended the patient be described the actual surgical procedure to avoid suddenly developed apprehensions. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • In addition, patients in the acupuncture group were almost twice as likely to require rescue analgesia. (emergencymedjc.com)
  • The study is a multi-site, randomized, assessor-blinded, controlled trial of acupuncture analgesia in patients who present to an ED with low back pain, migraine or ankle sprain. (drmarc.co)
  • Patients will be block randomized to receive either acupuncture alone, acupuncture as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy or pharmacotherapy alone. (drmarc.co)
  • The results of this study will determine if acupuncture, alone or as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy provides effective, safe and acceptable pain relief for patients presenting to EDs with acute back pain, migraine or ankle sprain. (drmarc.co)
  • A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 60 patients attended in the menstrual regulation department of "Josué País García" University Polyclinic of Santiago de Cuba, from April to June 2009, with the purpose of evaluating the results of acupuncture analgesia used to treat these females. (sld.cu)
  • Acupuncture has been used by millions of American patients and performed by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions. (healthy.net)
  • From October 1973 to May 1975 cardiae surgery with extracorporal circulation using Acupuncture as Analgesia was performed in 131 patients in the surgical clinic of the University of Giessen. (meta.org)
  • 2005 ) in osteoarthritis patients showed that treatment (stimulation) with real acupuncture (RA), placebo acupuncture with Steitberger needle (SN), and overt placebo (OP) evoked different brain activation patterns, but this study did not establish an analgesic effect from either acupuncture or placebo treatment. (jneurosci.org)
  • Jage J, Bey T. Postoperative analgesia in patients with substance use disorders: part I. Acute Pain. (springer.com)
  • This article summarizes the current evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for pain management in cancer patients. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The purpose of this study is to see whether acupuncture may help patients recover from colon cancer surgery. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Our group has tried acupuncture previously in patients with angina pectoris. (ahajournals.org)
  • Effect of acupuncture in patients with angina pectoris. (ahajournals.org)
  • Acupuncture has been used to treat angina in patients with coronary artery disease and to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension ( 20 , 25 ). (physiology.org)
  • In patients with abnormal gastrointestinal activity, acupuncture can improve motility, ease the passing of flatus, and lead to earlier defecation. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Acupuncture treatments are generally safe and well tolerated by most patients, including pediatric patients and the elderly. (mskcc.org)
  • Studies in patients with peripheral neuropathy show that acupuncture improves nerve signaling. (mskcc.org)
  • To test this theory, two researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine - Drs. Shu-Ming Wang and Zeev N. Kain - assembled a group of 55 patients for a blinded, randomized controlled trial to ascertain whether auricular acupuncture could decrease acute anxiety. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • The study found that while treatment did not produce any significant physiological changes, subjects who received acupuncture at a particular point did experience a profound change in their behavioral anxiety levels - an effect that, the researchers theorize, could help reduce the levels of pain and stress in patients undergoing surgery. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Although preoperative anxiety and the anxiety of healthy volunteers may be different, it can be hypothesized that auricular acupuncture may be equally effective for the reduction of anxiety by patients undergoing surgery," they wrote. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • The outcome of all this research is that acupuncture has no effects that are big enough to be of noticeable benefit to patients, and it is, in all probablity, just a theatrical placebo. (dcscience.net)
  • For example, evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is "variable and inconsistent" for any condition, [2] but is generally safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this context, we designed a multi-center randomized controlled trial, comparing acupuncture treatment and artificial tear drop with immunoassay for the change of tear cytokine concentration, cost effectiveness study and qualitative research in a mixed method approach. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Effectiveness of acupuncture in postpartum depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • To assess the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Clinical research into the effectiveness of acupuncture 10. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Information about acupuncture, including safety and effectiveness as well as tips on finding a qualified practitioner and resources for more information. (medworm.com)
  • The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been established in clinical studies. (news-medical.net)
  • Studies in animals and humans have shown that acupuncture can stimulate pain relief, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. (mskcc.org)
  • Research has shown that acupuncture is little more than such a straw. (dcscience.net)
  • By as early as 1980 as much as 25 percent of all surgery in the major hospitals of China employed acupuncture analgesia as either an adjunct or as the sole analgesia. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • 18 The National Institutes of Health convened a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture in 1997 and issued a statement of support for several conditions in which acupuncture may be a useful adjunct treatment. (dovepress.com)
  • Electrical stimulation of selected acupuncture points can be used to induce surgical analgesia in small animals. (vin.com)
  • The use of abdominal and blood invigorating points reflected diverse treatment strategies within acupuncture textbooks. (rhizome.net.nz)
  • While the majority avoided acupuncture points traditionally cautioned against in pregnancy, 13% would use LI 4, 22% would use SP 6, and 31% would use BL 32. (rhizome.net.nz)
  • Amazingly, we found references to a few acupuncture points in turtles, so myself and a second acupuncture trained veterinarian began with these. (jwz.org)
  • Acupuncture is performed by electric-stimulation of 8 points at the lower legs, the neck and ears with 90 V and 5--6 Htz. (meta.org)
  • This paper reveals incongruities that remain between human and veterinary acupuncture points, illustrating the need to analyze anatomical characteristics of each point to assure accuracy in selecting transpositional acupuncture locations. (mdpi.com)
  • Pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia are unreliable in the physiotherapy setting. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This study describes the reliability of pragmatic combinations of acupuncture points for lateral epicondylalgia as prescribed by physiotherapists who were experts in acupuncture. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Scientific investigation has not found any histological or physiological evidence for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi, meridians, and acupuncture points, and many modern practitioners no longer support the existence of life force energy (qi) or meridians, which was a major part of early belief systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Whether needling at acupuncture points, or at any site, reduces pain independently of the psychological impact of the treatment ritual is unclear. (bmj.com)
  • In traditional Chinese medicine the concepts of "meridian" and the vital energy "Qi" form part of the theoretical basis for needling at specific acupuncture points. (bmj.com)
  • Experimental evidence includes Bishko's work in Vienna where he demonstrated significant pain relief following low power HeNe and infra-red laser stimulation of acupuncture points. (chiro.org)
  • Here, we show that acupuncture at Shenmen (HT7) points attenuates behavioral manifestation of alcohol dependence by activating endorphinergic input to the NAc from the ARC. (sciencemag.org)
  • Usually, the electrodes are initially placed on the skin over the painful area, but other locations (eg, over cutaneous nerves, trigger points, acupuncture sites) may give comparable or even better pain relief. (medscape.com)
  • All three reviews concluded that the stimulation of acupuncture points can improve motility and lead to both shorter time to first flatus and earlier defecation after surgery. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • According to TCM, acupuncture points are thought to be located at specific areas along channels or meridians. (mskcc.org)
  • Auriculotherapy, a form of acupuncture that involves stimulating targeted points on the outer ear, may help in managing constipation. (medworm.com)
  • Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. (medicinenet.com)
  • Stimulation of certain acupuncture points has been shown to affect areas of the brain that are known to reduce sensitivity to pain and stress (Wu 1999). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • 2 In this text, the concept of meridians or channels is well established, although there continues to be some incongruity in the exact anatomical locations of the acupuncture points. (dovepress.com)
  • This systematic review aims to provide an integrative understanding of the treatment mechanism of acupuncture for visceral pain. (ogka.at)
  • 3 However, few studies have evaluated the potential contribution of acupuncture to the treatment of postoperative pain. (bmj.com)
  • Acupuncture has been proven to be an effective method for the treatment of peripheral nerve injury and is widely used to promote the recovery of nerve function [ 1 , 2 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Previous publications indicate that acupuncture is efficient for the treatment of pelvic girdle pain, PGP, in pregnant women. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, the use of acupuncture for PGP is rare due to insufficient documentation of adverse effects of this treatment in this specific condition. (biomedcentral.com)
  • They were randomly assigned to standard treatment plus acupuncture (n = 125), standard treatment plus specific stabilising exercises (n = 131) or to standard treatment alone (n = 130) for 6 weeks. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Acupuncture that may be considered strong was used and treatment was started as early as in the second trimester of pregnancy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The results will also identify the impact that acupuncture treatment may have upon health resource utilisation in the ED setting. (drmarc.co)
  • I had acupuncture years ago as treatment for RSI, and my experience was exactly this: early rapid improvement in symptoms that slows down and reaches a plateau. (jwz.org)
  • Thus, there are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. (healthy.net)
  • We found that after placebo acupuncture treatment, subjective pain rating reduction (pre minus post) on the placebo-treated side was significantly greater than on the control side. (jneurosci.org)
  • to investigate the fMRI signal changes during pain administration before and after placebo acupuncture treatment. (jneurosci.org)
  • After placebo acupuncture treatment, decreased stimulus temperatures (dIS and dRS), indicated by green color, were applied on the placebo side but not the control side. (jneurosci.org)
  • acupuncture is more effective than artificial tear drop in the treatment of dry eye. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Through this kind of mixed method approaches, various compartments, consisting acupuncture treatment effects are able to be revealed totally. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Acupuncture is widely used for treatment of insomnia. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Acupuncture and related interventions for the treatment of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Understanding the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment for Cancer Pain Management. (bioportfolio.com)
  • During IVF treatment, acupuncture at the time of embryo transfer may improve the pregnancy rate. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Overall, the evidence suggests that short-term treatment with acupuncture does not produce long-term benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some research results suggest that acupuncture can alleviate some forms of pain, though the majority of research suggests that acupuncture's apparent effects are not caused by the treatment itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is commonly used for the treatment of pain. (bmj.com)
  • New University of Florida equine acupuncture center in northwest Marion County will focus on treatment, education and research of the ancient healing art. (gainesville.com)
  • These results suggest that acupuncture may provide a novel, potential treatment strategy for alcohol use disorder by direct activation of the brain pathway. (sciencemag.org)
  • The text covers issues of safety, different approaches to acupuncture, basic point information, clinical issues and the application of acupuncture in clinical conditions, especially in the treatment of pain. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Other acupuncture techniques Section IV: Treatment manual 15. (jcm.co.uk)
  • A wide variety of treatment methods, approaches, techniques, styles, and theoretical frameworks exist within the very broad scope of the term acupuncture. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in adults following surgery or taking chemotherapy and post-operative dental pain . (medicinenet.com)
  • Cupping therapy is usually used as part of acupuncture or body work treatment. (medicinenet.com)
  • For what conditions has acupuncture treatment been found helpful? (medicinenet.com)
  • Acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well. (news-medical.net)
  • Compared to standard treatment with drugs like allopurinol, acupuncture has been shown to be effective in gout as well. (news-medical.net)
  • There is preliminary evidence to support acupuncture as an effective treatment for endometriosis, with one small sham controlled trial (Wayne 2008) and a few comparative studies against Western medication (Yan 2008, Xia 2006, Sun 2006), though further research is needed to confirm this. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • As the body of literature supporting the use of acupuncture as an effective treatment modality has grown, the use of this integrative therapeutic has increased. (dovepress.com)
  • There are thousands of studies that support acupuncture as a proven treatment for a wide variety of ailments. (dovepress.com)
  • Given the vast body of literature supporting the use of acupuncture therapy as a treatment for a defined list of ailments, we should understand the mechanism of action of acupuncture. (dovepress.com)
  • One systematic review of various treatments for breast engorgement during lactation (Manges 2010) located one eligible and analysable acupuncture study (Kvist 2007), and found that, compared to women receiving routine care, women receiving acupuncture had greater improvements in symptoms in the days immediately following treatment. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • diseases of pregnancy (morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, oedema, retention of urine etc.) with a section on acupuncture and herbal treatment in midwifery, iv. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Each of these disorders is analysed as to its possible aetiology and pathology, differentiation, acupuncture and herbal treatment, prognosis and prevention. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Objective To evaluate whether acupuncture improves rates of pregnancy and live birth when used as an adjuvant treatment to embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. (bmj.com)
  • About a year ago the dedicated folks at the Marine Stranding and Rescue Center in Virginia Beach, VA brought two sea turtles in to a clinic where I was working for evaluation and possible acupuncture treatments. (jwz.org)
  • around 95% of the treatments he and his colleagues examined - in fields as diverse as acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and reflexology - are statistically indistinguishable from placebo treatments. (jonbarron.org)
  • Acupuncture treatments are used to promote the flow and balance of Qi to relieve symptoms. (mskcc.org)
  • More than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered annually in the US alone. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • The most common infection reported from acupuncture treatments is viral hepatitis , a potentially serious infection of the liver . (medicinenet.com)
  • 2 The early treatments involved not only the puncture of the skin, but were also characterized by blood-letting and were quite different from modern-day acupuncture. (dovepress.com)
  • 4 - 17 Neurological disorders such as stroke and Parkinson's disease have also been shown to benefit from acupuncture treatments. (dovepress.com)
  • The interventions in both studies had a fairly modest effect size with wide confidence intervals, which implies considerable variability in the responses to skin injury and analgesia. (cmaj.ca)
  • The original study authors concluded that acupuncture plus care interventions such as correction of breast feeding position and babies' attachment to the breast, might be more effective and less invasive than oxytocin nasal spray for inflammatory symptoms of the breast, however, the evidence is still very much at a preliminary stage. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Randomized Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for Women with Fibromyalgia: Group Acupuncture with Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis-Based Point Selection. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Its use is now widespread in almost every medical speciality, especially dermatology, ophthalmology and medical acupuncture. (chiro.org)
  • The aim of this position paper is to present the current views, on the use of laser, of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College. (chiro.org)
  • This book is a clear and practical introductory guide to the practice of medical acupuncture. (jcm.co.uk)
  • An overview of Western medical acupuncture 3. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Acupuncture is safe, acceptable and has an analgesic effect comparable with that of pharmacotherapy, but none of the therapeutic strategies used provided optimal analgesia within one hour of presentation. (emergencymedjc.com)
  • Potential benefits of using nonpharmacological therapy (e.g. acupuncture, hypnosis, Tai chi, Yoga) have been reported, but not been systematically applied due to lack of compelling evidence. (grantome.com)
  • however, there is no evidence that TENS provides more analgesia than placebo. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture reinterpreted Section II: The evidence 9. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Evidence on the safety of acupuncture Section III: Practical aspects 11. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Some evidence suggests acupuncture may be helpful for constipation. (mskcc.org)
  • CONCLUSION: We did not find evidence to support the notion that there are exceptional acupuncture responders. (medworm.com)
  • Acupuncture for pain and allergic rhinitis-from clinical experience to evidence. (medworm.com)
  • There is less specific research on acupuncture for sciatica, but there is evidence to suggest that it may provide some pain relief (Wang 2009, Chen 2009, Inoue 2008, Wang 2004). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Literature supporting the efficacious use of acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions has been and continues to be published, including the randomized controlled studies we all appreciate when practicing evidence-based medicine. (dovepress.com)
  • Conclusions Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. (bmj.com)
  • In addition to meridians and Qi, the concept of yin and yang is central to acupuncture theory, as it is to all of traditional Chinese philosophy. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • Data of analgesia and oxytocin augmentation during labour, duration of labour, frequency of preterm birth, operative delivery, Apgar score, cord-blood gas/acid base balance and birth weight were also recorded. (biomedcentral.com)
  • There are many different techniques, both regional and non-regional, to provide labour analgesia. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Non-regional techniques are the most frequently employed methods for labour analgesia. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Meperidine (pethidine) is the most frequently used opioid for labour analgesia. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Non-regional methods available for analgesia in labour may be divided into non-pharmacological and pharmacological methods. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Electrodes are placed about 2 cm over the T10-L1 dermatomes either side of the spinous processes to provide analgesia for the first stage of labour. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Current clinical data suggest that it relieves labour pain to a significant degree in most women but does not provide complete analgesia for many. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • Several volatile anaesthetic agents have been inhaled intermittently for labour analgesia. (anaesthesiauk.com)
  • In childbirth, acupuncture analgesia may ease labour pain and also reduce the duration of labour. (news-medical.net)
  • We observed individual differences in analgesia produced by EA, and the intensity of pain reduction positively correlated with the expression of peripheral/central inflammatory mediators. (grantome.com)
  • Experimental studies showed that acupuncture at GB 30 had a positive influence on motor recovery [ 4 ] and facilitated axonal regeneration in the injured peripheral nerves [ 10 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Additional observations have implicated tissue release of nucleotides and adenosine in acupuncture analgesia, and shown analgesia results from peripheral actions at adenosine A 1 Rs. (springer.com)
  • Studies have shown benefit with acupuncture for postoperative pain, sleep, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, joint pain, and other side effects caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. (mskcc.org)
  • Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of analgesia, but none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia. (mja.com.au)
  • 2002 ) found that both opioid analgesia and placebo analgesia, but not the pain-only condition, led to increased cerebral blood flow in brain regions known to be rich in opioid receptors such as the rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC) and the periaqueduct gray. (jneurosci.org)
  • Brain activity associated with expectancy-enhanced placebo analgesia as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Acupuncture is a nonpharmacologic pain management modality that has been shown to provide superior analgesia for acute pain. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Multimodal analgesia is simultaneous administration of 2 or more analgesic drugs (pain medications) affecting different parts of the pain pathway, simultaneously. (vcahospitals.com)
  • Different ways to administer these drugs also can be included in multimodal analgesia (pain relief). (vcahospitals.com)
  • The first group received bilateral auricular acupuncture at the shen men point, on the upper half of the ear near the inferior lateral wall of the triangular fossa. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Based upon these results, the researchers theorized that auricular acupuncture could have a variety of applications for reducing stress and anxiety. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • This is of particular importance as auricular acupuncture is technically easy, reliable, inexpensive, and is associated with minimal adverse affects. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • in traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular disorders. (physiology.org)
  • Acupuncture has been used successfully in respiratory disorders such as allergic rhinitis. (news-medical.net)
  • The aim of this study was to compare the effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture for the control of pain, edema, and trismus following the extraction of third molars and control of p. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Data extraction and analysis Standardised mean differences from each trial were used to estimate the effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • In 2008, a meta analysis looked at randomized controlled studies and found that while acupuncture was shown to decrease pain, there were limitations including credible placebo or sham intervention, and thus, blinding. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Effect of acupuncture and intervention types on weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This study aimed to evaluate the effect of acupuncture and intervention types on weight loss. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. (medicinenet.com)
  • While it is Chinese acupuncture that has taken the lead in the practice of Oriental medicine in the west, interest is increasing in some of the other traditions and a growing movement in Japanese acupuncture is beginning to emerge. (qi-journal.com)
  • Clinical practice confirmed that the sense of electric shock induced by deep acupuncture at Huantiao (GB 30) had a significant effect on the functional recovery of injured nerves [ 8 , 9 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • OBJECTIVE: To explore how contraindications to the use of acupuncture during pregnancy are managed in clinical practice. (rhizome.net.nz)
  • As a result, more research has been done on acupuncture than on just about any other fringe practice. (jwz.org)
  • The practice of acupuncture to treat identifiable pathophysiological conditions in American medicine was rare until the visit of President Nixon to China in 1972. (healthy.net)
  • Establishing anatomical criteria for veterinary acupuncture atlases in keeping with the human template will create congruence across species, benefiting both research and practice. (mdpi.com)
  • Group acupuncture is a growing and cost-effective method for delivering acupuncture in the United States and is the practice model in China. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The present study aimed to further investigate the mechanism of repair of sciatic nerve injury following acupuncture at GB 30 and the difference between deep EA and shallow EA in terms of apoptosis. (hindawi.com)
  • In spontaneously hypertensive rats, in which hypertension is attributable to sympathetic activation, blood pressure was significantly lowered by acupuncture-like stimulation of the sciatic nerve ( 30 ). (physiology.org)
  • 6 A meta-analysis of 15 RCTs comparing acupuncture with sham control in the management of postoperative pain showed that acupuncture decreased both pain intensity and opioid consumption up to 72 h after surgery. (bmj.com)
  • Acupuncture analgesia to relieve postoperative pain is well studied and proven in studies. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture helps relieve postoperative pain from various dental procedures, including tooth extraction, pulp devitalization and periodontitis. (news-medical.net)
  • MRI studies show that acupuncture causes changes in the brain that reflect changes in the body. (mskcc.org)
  • The outcome of this research, we propose, is that the benefits of acupuncture are likely nonexistent, or at best are too small and too transient to be of any clinical significance. (jwz.org)
  • To address important issues regarding acupuncture, the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine and the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research organized a 2 1 / 2 -day conference to evaluate the scientific and medical data on the uses, risks, and benefits of acupuncture procedures for a variety of conditions. (healthy.net)
  • In the 20 years since he started with the university, a growing number of studies and continued research back the anecdotal benefits of acupuncture. (gainesville.com)
  • Acupuncture signals ascend mainly through the spinal ventrolateral funiculus to the brain. (nih.gov)
  • Among these, the opioid peptides and their receptors in Arc-PAG-NRM-spinal dorsal horn pathway play a pivotal role in mediating acupuncture analgesia. (nih.gov)
  • EA analgesia is likely associated with its counter-regulation to spinal glial activation. (nih.gov)
  • 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 . (online-medical-dictionary.org)
  • providing pain relief - by stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, acupuncture leads to release of endorphins and other neurohumoral factors, and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Zhao 2008, Han 2004, Zijlstra 2003, Pomeranz 1987). (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. (nih.gov)
  • Further researches on the thalamus and on a standard animal model are warranted to improve our knowledge on the mechanism of acupuncture that facilitates visceral pain modulation. (ogka.at)
  • With regard to the related mechanism, research has proved the positive effect of acupuncture on the repair of injured nerves from the perspectives of behavior, electrophysiology, and morphology [ 4 - 7 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The mechanism of the analgesia produced by TENS is explained by the gate-control theory proposed by Melzack and Wall in 1965. (medscape.com)
  • This electronic pulse analgesia pen is a handy and fast-working device, which is based on transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation. (everbuying.net)
  • Many therapists practise PC6 acupuncture for emesis (nausea and vomiting) during pregnancy, different cancer therapies, palliative care, after surgery, or to induce relaxing effects in general. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Morning sickness, postoperative vomiting, and nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy may be treated with acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Multiple modalities exist for nonpharmacologic analgesia for labor and delivery. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The availability of safe and effective nonpharmacologic analgesia that can be used repeatedly for acute pain in newborns or children would cause a paradigm shift in the management of pediatric pain. (cmaj.ca)
  • This was a meaningful interaction between traditional acupuncture procedures and modern Western theories of neurophysiology and neuroanatomy. (dynamicchiropractic.com)
  • Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world and in the past decade traditional acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the UK. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • We searched CENTRAL ( The Cochrane Library , Issue 1, 2003), MEDLINE (January 1966 to January 2003), EMBASE (January 1988 to January 2003) and the National Library of Medicine publication list of acupuncture studies up to and including January 2003. (lww.com)
  • Electronic and hand searches were conducted to identify studies that involved visceral pain and acupuncture. (ogka.at)
  • Acupuncture research in regards to PONV has been fairly well established, however, studies about perioperative pain control and acupuncture are a little more murky. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • There are no reputable high-quality studies of acupuncture show it is anything more than theatrical placebo . (emergencymedjc.com)
  • In most of these studies acupuncture is no better than sham/placebo. (painweek.org)
  • Reconciling inconsistencies will bolster the ability for researchers and clinicians to better understand and interpret findings from acupuncture studies on various species so that more can benefit from these insights. (mdpi.com)
  • 1 2 Studies indicate that penetration of a needle through the skin, whether at an acupuncture point or not, has physiological effects. (bmj.com)
  • Studies of acupuncture have been positive. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies, so far, show acupuncture may indeed trigger the release of endorphins, which help with pain and provide a calming effect. (gainesville.com)
  • Despite some attempts to perform "blind" studies with acupuncture, we are not aware of any satisfactory way to achieve this. (ahajournals.org)
  • There are some studies that may indicate an anti-ischemic effect of acupuncture on myocardial ischemia with only partial effect in humans. (ahajournals.org)
  • In animal studies, acupuncture has been shown to be sympathoinhibitory, but it is unknown if acupuncture is sympathoinhibitory in humans. (physiology.org)
  • Due to its popularity, scientific investigation of acupuncture has grown dramatically in recent years, with many new studies reported every week. (portsmouthhospital.com)
  • However, few studies have examined the effect of ear acupuncture alone in treating anxiety. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Wang and Kain added that since several studies have documented an association between anxiety and pain, and that since ear acupuncture would appear to reduce anxiety for an extended amount of time, the use of acupuncture on a patient just prior to surgery could have a positive impact on that patient's feelings of pain and anxiety immediately after surgery. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • There have been clinical studies evaluating if acupuncture actually works. (news-medical.net)
  • combining acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis has been shown in animal studies to down-regulate the abnormal increase of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) levels that is associated with ectopic activity of endometrial cells. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Solid surgical analgesia and normal physiological performance immediately after termination of the surgery were the main advantages in responders to AA. (vin.com)
  • According to "Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text" by the Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine, "Not only is pain suppressed, but other physiological functions are maintained at normal levels, and the body's power to resist disease is itself strengthened as a result of needle stimulation. (acufinder.com)
  • The different types of placebo acupuncture were ranked from 1 to 5 according to assessment of the possibility of a physiological effect, and this ranking was meta-regressed with the effect of acupuncture. (bmj.com)
  • Lack of surgical analgesia in a percentage of animals, variable intra-operative sedation and muscle relaxation and reactivity to environmental activities (noise, movement etc) were the main side-effects seen in the dogs and cats poorly responding to the stimulation. (vin.com)
  • acupuncture (EA) induced sedation effect in general anaesthesia through investigating the role of the Benzodiazepines-GABA system. (bioportfolio.com)