Dictionaries, MedicalAcupuncture Therapy: 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.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Acupuncture Analgesia: 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.Nerve Fibers, Myelinated: 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.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Dictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Spinal Cord: A cylindrical column of tissue that lies within the vertebral canal. It is composed of WHITE MATTER and GRAY MATTER.Acupuncture Therapy: 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.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Low Back Pain: 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.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.Acupuncture Analgesia: 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 Outcome: 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.Pain Measurement: 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.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Ankle Injuries: Harm or hurt to the ankle or ankle joint usually inflicted by an external source.Acupuncture Therapy: 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.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Analgesia: Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.Acupuncture Analgesia: 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.Drug Costs: 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).Analgesia, Epidural: 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.Analgesia, Obstetrical: The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Pain Measurement: 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.Placebo Effect: An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.Encyclopedias as Topic: 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)Autosuggestion: Suggestion coming from the subject himself.Hypnosis: A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.Imagination: A new pattern of perceptual or ideational material derived from past experience.History, 17th Century: Time period from 1601 through 1700 of the common era.Societies, Pharmaceutical: Societies whose membership is limited to pharmacists.History, 18th Century: Time period from 1701 through 1800 of the common era.France: A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.BooksMedicine, Chinese Traditional: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.Acupuncture Therapy: 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.Drugs, Chinese Herbal: Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.Meridians: 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)Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.China: A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Qi: The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)Yin-Yang: In Chinese philosophy and religion, two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin) and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), from whose interaction all things are produced and all things are dissolved. As a concept the two polar elements referred originally to the shady and sunny sides of a valley or a hill but it developed into the relationship of any contrasting pair: those specified above (female-male, etc.) as well as cold-hot, wet-dry, weak-strong, etc. It is not a distinct system of thought by itself but permeates Chinese life and thought. A balance of yin and yang is essential to health. A deficiency of either principle can manifest as disease. (Encyclopedia Americana)Yin Deficiency: In the YIN-YANG system of philosophy and medicine, an insufficiency of body fluid (called yinxu), manifesting often as irritability, thirst, constipation, etc. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, 1979).
(1/104) Case of sepsis caused by Bifidobacterium longum.

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

*  Veterinary acupuncture
Various combinations of acupuncture points can be selected to induce electropuncture analgesia in animals. Generally, analgesia ... Fry, Lindsey M.; Neary, Susan M.; Sharrock, Joseph; Rychel, Jessica K. (June 2014). "Acupuncture for Analgesia in Veterinary ... Schweitzer, A. (2013). "Chapter 19 Integrative medicine: Acupuncture analgesia". In William W. Muir III; John A.E. Hubbell; ... A diverse array of neurotransmitters and receptors contribute to acupuncture analgesia including opioids, glutamate and NMDA ...
*  Osteoarthritis
"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. While electrostimulation techniques such as TENS have been used for ... While acupuncture leads to improvements in pain relief, this improvement is small and may be of questionable importance. ... "Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1): CD001977. doi:10.1002/14651858. ...
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"Is acupuncture analgesia an expectancy effect? Preliminary evidence based on participants' perceived assignments in two placebo ... The placebo effect is believed to reduce pain-a phenomenon known as placebo analgesia-in two different ways. One way is by the ... "A person might reinterpret a sharp pain as uncomfortable tingling." One way in which the magnitude of placebo analgesia can be ... "Nonopioid placebo analgesia is mediated by CB1 cannabinoid receptors". Nature Medicine. 17 (10): 1228-1230. doi:10.1038/nm.2435 ...
*  Hypoalgesia
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 by ... 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 ...
*  Purinergic signalling
... 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, Helene (2014). "Acupuncture, Connective Tissue, and ... Acupuncture also has effects on local tissues, including mechanical stimulation of connective tissue, release of adenosine at ...
*  Maiken Nedergaard
In 2010, Nedergaard discovered the role of the adenosine molecule in acupuncture-induced analgesia. In 2013, Nedergaard ... "Acupuncture pain molecule pinpointed". BBC. Retrieved 18 February 2014. Konnikova, Maria (11 January 2014). "Goodnight. Sleep ...
*  List of MeSH codes (E02)
... 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 ...
*  List of MeSH codes (E03)
... 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 E03.091.823 --- ...
*  DMOZ - Health: Alternative: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture
The oldest known acupuncture texts are from China and date from 3,000 years ago. However, acupuncture has expanded into other ... Acupuncture used alongside orthodox western medicine is sometimes called Medical Acupuncture. Western acupuncturists may use ... This is done in modern times by inserting very fine needles to specific points on the body called acupuncture points. ... In recent years, Western medicine has become interested in acupuncture. ...
*  Health psychology
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 ...
*  Acupuncture
Wang, Shu-Ming; Kain, Zeev N.; White, Paul (2008). "Acupuncture Analgesia: I. The Scientific Basis". Anesthesia & Analgesia. ... Cosmetic acupuncture is the use of acupuncture in an attempt to reduce wrinkles on the face. Bee venom acupuncture is a ... "Acupuncture Analgesia: II. Clinical Considerations". Anesthesia & Analgesia. 106 (2): 611-621. doi:10.1213/ane.0b013e318160644d ... individualized acupuncture is not better in reducing symptoms than formula acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a toothpick ...
*  History of general anesthesia
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. ... Nilsson E, Janssen PA (1961). "Neurolept-analgesia: an alternative to general anesthesia". Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica ... Corssen, G; Domino, EF; Sweet, RB (November-December 1964). "Neuroleptanalgesia and Anesthesia". Anesthesia & Analgesia. 43 (6 ...
*  Hua Tuo
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] ...
*  Hanaoka Seishū
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. ... Acupuncture Today. 9 (8). ISSN 1526-7784. Retrieved 2010-09-13. Wang Z; Ping C (1999). "Well-known medical scientists: Hua Tuo ...
*  Acupressure
Colquhoun, David; Novella, Steven P. (2013). "Acupuncture is Theatrical Placebo". Anesthesia & Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360. doi: ... 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 ... Felix Mann "... acupuncture points are no more real than the black spots that a drunkard sees in front of his eyes." (Mann F. ...
*  Electroacupuncture
... is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. ... "Endogenous Anandamide and Cannabinoid Receptor-2 Contribute to Electroacupuncture Analgesia in Rats". The Journal of Pain. 10 ( ... These conclusions are limited by methodological considerations such as the type of acupuncture (acupuncture vs ... As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a ...
*  Electroanalgesia
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 ... The Chinese practice of acupuncture, dating back to 3000 BCE, also utilizes the properties of electroanalgesia by stimulating ...
*  Obstetric anesthesia (medical specialty)
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 ...
*  Traditional Chinese medicine
Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-1363. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828f2d5e. PMID 23709076. Vickers, AJ; et al. (2012). "Acupuncture for ... and acupuncture points. It is a generally held belief within the acupuncture community that acupuncture points and meridians ... "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 (simplified Chinese: 针灸; traditional ...
*  Alternative cancer treatments
Acupuncture may help with nausea but does not treat the disease. Psychotherapy may reduce anxiety and improve quality of life ... "Analgesia") Melittin (via "Nanobees") Milk thistle Proton therapy Selenium (Selenomethionine and Se-methylselenocysteine) Most ... Ernst E, Pittler MH, Wider B, Boddy K (2007). "Acupuncture: its evidence-base is changing". The American Journal of Chinese ... The most studied such treatment, acupuncture, has demonstrated no benefit as an adjunct analgesic in cancer pain. The evidence ...
*  Cancer pain
Oral analgesia is the cheapest and simplest mode of delivery. Other delivery routes such as sublingual, topical, transdermal, ... acupuncture, the most studied such treatment, has demonstrated no benefit as an adjunct analgesic in cancer pain; the evidence ... Often, low doses are adequate to produce analgesia, thought to be due to reduction in pressure or, possibly, interference with ... Johnson MI, Oxberry SG & Robb K. Stimulation-induced analgesia. In: Sykes N, Bennett MI & Yuan C-S. Clinical pain management: ...
*  Philip H. Sechzer
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 ...
*  Peter Kranke
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 ...
*  Childbirth
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 is associated with longer labour, ... Epidural analgesia has no statistically significant impact on the risk of caesarean section, and does not appear to have an ... Thorp, J.A.; Breedlove, G. (1996). "Epidural analgesia in labor: An evaluation of risks and benefits". Birth. 23 (2): 63-83. ...
*  Metastatic breast cancer
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 ...
*  Pain
Acupuncture treatment for pain: systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no ... Episodic analgesia may occur under special circumstances, such as in the excitement of sport or war: a soldier on the ... Chang, S-C; Hsu, C-H; Hsu, C-K; Yang, SS-D; Chang, S-J (2016). "The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic ... Sedation and analgesia. Undertreatment of cancer pain in elderly patients. JAMA. 1998;279(23):1914-5. doi:10.1001/jama.279.23. ...
Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia.  - PubMed - NCBI  Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. - PubMed - NCBI
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 ...
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Analgesia, Acupuncture - Medical Dictionary online-medical-dictionary.org  Analgesia, Acupuncture - Medical Dictionary online-medical-dictionary.org
Analgesia, Acupuncture. Analgesia produced by the insertion of Acupuncture Needles at certain Acupuncture Points on the body. ...
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A combined [11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia. - Semantic Scholar  A combined [11C]diprenorphine PET study and fMRI study of acupuncture analgesia. - Semantic Scholar
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 ...
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Acupuncture for Surgical Analgesia - WSAVA2005 - VIN  Acupuncture for Surgical Analgesia - WSAVA2005 - VIN
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, ...
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Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial | The...  Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial | The...
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. ...
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Acupuncture and analgesia: clinical applications and main acupoints/Acupuntura e analgesia: aplicacoes clinicas e principais...  Acupuncture and analgesia: clinical applications and main acupoints/Acupuntura e analgesia: aplicacoes clinicas e principais...
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The acupuncture point and its connecting central pathway for producing acupuncture analgesia.  The acupuncture point and its connecting central pathway for producing acupuncture analgesia.
... 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 ...
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Stimulation of the Wrist Acupuncture Point P6 for Preventing... : Anesthesia & Analgesia  Stimulation of the Wrist Acupuncture Point P6 for Preventing... : Anesthesia & Analgesia
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 ...
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Acupuncture during labour reduces the need for epidural analgesia (n=90) | Acupuncture in Medicine  Acupuncture during labour reduces the need for epidural analgesia (n=90) | Acupuncture in Medicine
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Electronic Pulse Analgesia Pen Acupuncture Pain Relief Meridian Device (WHITE) | Everbuying
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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. ...
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Nonopioid Analgesics - Podcast  Nonopioid Analgesics - Podcast
Acupuncture Analgesia: Therapy or Sham? * By Richard Harris. * Listen to Podcast. *. Neurology Podcasts ...
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American Pain Society Podcasts | PAINWeek  American Pain Society Podcasts | PAINWeek
Acupuncture Analgesia: Therapy or Sham?. Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat pain; however, multiple recent ... In most of these studies acupuncture is no better than sham/placebo. Moreover, many basic as well as clinical... ... randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in chronic pain disorders have largely shown mixed findings. ...
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NCCN task force report: management of neuropathy in cancer. - Semantic Scholar  NCCN task force report: management of neuropathy in cancer. - Semantic Scholar
Acupuncture analgesia: I. The scientific basis.. *S M Wang, Zeev N. Kain, Paul F. White ... Acupuncture and Reflexology for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer. *Idan Ben-Horin, Peretz Kahan, ... Acupuncture for the Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy. *Constance Visovsky. *Journal of the advanced ...
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Journal of Pain Research | Volume 11 - Dove Press Open Access Publisher  Journal of Pain Research | Volume 11 - Dove Press Open Access Publisher
Mast cell deficiency attenuates acupuncture analgesia for mechanical pain using c-kit gene mutant rats Cui X, Liu K, Xu D, ... Appropriateness of sham or placebo acupuncture for randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for nonspecific low back pain: a ... Effect of patient-controlled epidural analgesia versus patient-controlled intravenous analgesia on postoperative pain ... Effect of acupuncture on post-hemorrhoidectomy pain: a randomized controlled trial Wu J, Chen B, Yin X, Yin P, Lao L, Xu S ...
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Non-narcotic Anesthetic Options for the Patient in Recovery from Substance Abuse | SpringerLink  Non-narcotic Anesthetic Options for the Patient in Recovery from Substance Abuse | SpringerLink
Acupuncture analgesia II: clinical considerations. Anesth Analg. 2008;106:611-21.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Conventional and alternative methods for providing analgesia in renal colic. BJU Int. 2004;95:297-300.CrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Jage J, Bey T. Postoperative analgesia in patients with substance use disorders: part I. Acute Pain. 2000;3:141-56.Google ...
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Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets - 9781560534426  Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets - 9781560534426
Acupuncture Analgesia. * Authors Stephen A. Greene, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, Associate Professor of Veterinary Anesthesia, ... Epidural Analgesia. Other Local Anesthetic Techniques. Pain Management for Small Animals. Physiology of Acute Pain. Recognition ... Reptile Anesthesia and Analgesia. Anesthesia of Urban Wildlife and Farmed Game. Laboratory Animal Anesthesia. Euthanasia. ... Pre-emptive Analgesia. Post-operative Analgesic Techniques. Analgesic Combinations. Physiology of Chronic Pain. Management of ...
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Pain-Induced Pulsograph Changes in Patients with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Pilot Study  Pain-Induced Pulsograph Changes in Patients with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Pilot Study
means immediately after acupuncture analgesia, and means 30 mins after acupuncture analgesia. , compared with ; , compared with ... immediately after acupuncture analgesia , and 30 mins after acupuncture analgesia . Parameters (. , , ) and normalized time ... immediately after acupuncture analgesia , and 30 mins after acupuncture analgesia .. 2.3. Pain Measurement. Pain intensity was ... D. Y. Zhu, The immediate analgesia effect observation of acupuncturing Diji and acupuncturing Diji and Guanyuan to cure ...
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Understanding chronic pain and improving its treatment | EUROPAIN Project | FP7 | CORDIS | European Commission  Understanding chronic pain and improving its treatment | EUROPAIN Project | FP7 | CORDIS | European Commission
Specifying the nonspecific components of acupuncture analgesia Author(s): Vase, Lene,Baram, Sara,Takakura, Nobuari,Yajima, ... Specifying the nonspecific components of acupuncture analgesia ' Pain , vol. 154 , no. 9 , pp. 1659-67 . https://doi.org/ ...
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  • 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 analgesia (AA) can be considered as a valid technique for providing surgical analgesia. (vin.com)
  • Sufficiently deep analgesia allowing to carry out the surgical procedure (including incision of the abdominal wall, abdominal palpation and suturing of the incised wall) was achieved in 45 to 100% of animals depending on the species and the applied technique of AA. (vin.com)
  • Solid surgical analgesia and normal physiological performance immediately after termination of the surgery were the main advantages in responders to AA. (vin.com)
  • The brain regions associated with acupuncture analgesia identified in animal experiments were confirmed and further explored in the human brain by means of functional imaging. (nih.gov)
  • Western acupuncturists may use traditional Chinese acupuncture points, trigger points or a combination of points. (dmoztools.net)
  • 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)
  • Studies of acupuncture have been positive. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • During the last decades, our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development. (nih.gov)
  • The individual differences of acupuncture analgesia are associated with inherited genetic factors and the density of CCK receptors. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture is a means of encouraging the body to activate its own healing abilities to restore normal function to problem areas. (dmoztools.net)