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.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 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: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.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.Acupuncture, Ear: Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.Analgesia, Patient-Controlled: 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).Analgesics, Opioid: Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.Electroacupuncture: 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.Moxibustion: 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.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.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)Pain, Postoperative: Pain during the period after surgery.Dictionaries, MedicalNerve 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.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.Emergency Service, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.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.Phenylalanine: An essential aromatic amino acid that is a precursor of MELANIN; DOPAMINE; noradrenalin (NOREPINEPHRINE), and THYROXINE.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).Stethoscopes: Instruments intended to detect and study sound produced by the heart, lungs, or other parts of the body. (from UMDNS, 1999)Byzantium: 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)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)Charities: Social welfare organizations with programs designed to assist individuals in need.History, Medieval: The period of history from the year 500 through 1450 of the common era.Vein of Galen Malformations: 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.History, Ancient: The period of history before 500 of the common era.Osteoarthritis: A progressive, degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, especially in older persons. The disease is thought to result not from the aging process but from biochemical changes and biomechanical stresses affecting articular cartilage. In the foreign literature it is often called osteoarthrosis deformans.Knee Joint: A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.Osteoarthritis, Knee: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)Factor VII Deficiency: An autosomal recessive characteristic or a coagulation disorder acquired in association with VITAMIN K DEFICIENCY. FACTOR VII is a Vitamin K dependent glycoprotein essential to the extrinsic pathway of coagulation.Cartilage, Articular: A protective layer of firm, flexible cartilage over the articulating ends of bones. It provides a smooth surface for joint movement, protecting the ends of long bones from wear at points of contact.Mesopotamia: Ancient land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, corresponding to modern-day Iraq and partly NE Syria, SE Turkey and smaller parts of SW Iran. It is considered to be the cradle of civilization in the West. Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires (from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesopotamia )Veterinary Medicine: The medical science concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals.Chronic Pain: Aching sensation that persists for more than a few months. It may or may not be associated with trauma or disease, and may persist after the initial injury has healed. Its localization, character, and timing are more vague than with acute pain.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Communication: The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Pain Management: A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.Bupivacaine: A widely used local anesthetic agent.Cesarean Section: Extraction of the FETUS by means of abdominal HYSTEROTOMY.Injections, Spinal: Introduction of therapeutic agents into the spinal region using a needle and syringe.Labor, Obstetric: The repetitive uterine contraction during childbirth which is associated with the progressive dilation of the uterine cervix (CERVIX UTERI). Successful labor results in the expulsion of the FETUS and PLACENTA. Obstetric labor can be spontaneous or induced (LABOR, INDUCED).Hypnotics and Sedatives: Drugs used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.TracheitisConscious Sedation: A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)

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, ...
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 ...
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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...
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have an electro-acupuncture session as part of their infertility treatment may have a better chance of ultimately having...
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.
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.
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 ...
Alternative treatments like the Orlando acupuncture therapy has made it better within the whole thing that it had been present. These usually could get the...
New research suggests that acupuncture may greatly increase the chances of pregnancy success for women who are undergoing fertility treatment.
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 ...
Principal Investigator:MATSUMOTO Mitsunari, Project Period (FY):1989 - 1991, Research Category:Grant-in-Aid for General Scientific Research (B), Research Field:小児・社会系歯学
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...
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Some latest research has found that acupuncture treatments are successful in treating many medical conditions. Yes, there are many acupuncture treatments available and they give a good result for various health issues. This is basically a Chinese medical treatment which has been in practice for 2000 years. It is now used in mainstream medicine to complete treatment for the patients suffering from more than 40 kinds of medical conditions. There are many benefits enjoyed by the patients all around the globe. The two main benefits of taking acupuncture treatments are pain relief and treatment of different medical conditions. Yes, most of the people take acupuncture treatments for getting relief from various pains they get in their body. It is used as the best treatment for chronic pain that is associated with different injuries and medical disorders. If you are in need of taking the acupuncture treatments then you need to find the reliable acupuncture clinic. Today, there are so many acupuncture ...
In the largest experiment on acupuncture for back pain to date, more than 1,100 patients were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture, sham acupuncture or conventional therapy. For the sham acupuncture, needles were inserted, but not as deeply as for the real thing. The sham acupuncture also did not insert needles in traditional acupuncture points on the body and the needles were not manually moved and rotated.. After six months, patients answered questions about pain and functional ability and their scores determined how well each of the therapies worked. In the real acupuncture group, 47 percent of patients improved. In the sham acupuncture group, 44 percent did. In the usual care group, 27 percent got relief. ...
It is important to understand more about acupuncture treatments. There are many options available to threat treat chronic pain. When you choose to go for acupuncture treatment, it is highly necessary that you should be capable of distinguishing between real acupuncture and fake acupuncture.. There are research works available that provides enough details about the methodical acupuncture treatments.. There are also research works that proves that it has been effective on people who had back pain and other chronic conditions.. The responsibility is on the individual to choose the right acupuncture treatment. It is easier to identify if the treatment is real or fake or just a sham acupuncture with no effect.. After seeing good results from it acupuncture was used as one of the conventional therapies to overcome pain and other problems in the body.. If you check in the city there are also some fake acupuncture clinics available that can mislead people with fake treatments.. It is the responsibility ...
Endeavour 4: 92-96 20a. Chang PL (1988) Urodynamic studies in acupuncture for women with frequency, urgency and dysuria. J Urol 140: 563-566 21. Chapman CR, Benedetti C (1977) Analgesia following TENS and its partial reversal by a narcotic antagonist. Life Sci 21: 1645-1648 22. Chapman CR, Chen AC, Bonica 11 (1977) Effects of intrasegmental electrical acupuncture on dental pain: evaluation by threshold estimation and sensory decision theory. Pain 3: 213-227 23. Chapman CR, Colpitts YM et al (1980) Evoked potential assessment of acupuncture analgesia: attempted reversal with naloxone. Preliminary results [174] indicate that insertion of acupuncture needles into the skin might also produce a current of injury which has biological influences on the underlying tissues. -LA) promote nerve growth in the leg of an adult rat when applied through acupuncture needles [118, 145, 154]. 4 above) [216]. Perhaps the current of injury caused by needling (and generated by the 20 to 90-mV resting potential across ...
Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are one of the potential tools for treatment of the spinal cord injury; however, the survival and differentiation of MSCs in an injured spinal cord still need to be improved. In the present study, we investigated whether Governor Vessel electro-acupuncture (EA) could efficiently promote bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) survival and differentiation, axonal regeneration and finally, functional recovery in the transected spinal cord. The spinal cords of adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were completely transected at T10, five experimental groups were performed: 1. sham operated control (Sham-control); 2. operated control (Op-control); 3. electro-acupuncture treatment (EA); 4. MSCs transplantation (MSCs); and 5. MSCs transplantation combined with electro-acupuncture (MSCs+EA). After 2-8 weeks of MSCs transplantation plus EA treatment, we found that the neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), cAMP level, the differentiation of MSCs, the 5-HT positive and CGRP positive nerve
in reply: As I attempted to briefly summarize in the article, research on acupuncture is difficult. An excellent resource on acupuncture research is the book Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Establishing an Evidence Base.1 Most research protocols standardize acupuncture therapy in a way that does not mirror the usual practice of acupuncture, which is individualized based on many factors (e.g., Chinese rather than Western medicine diagnosis; acupuncturists training and experience). For many pain problems, it is not unusual for nontraditional modern acupuncture techniques such as percutaneous nerve stimulation and intramuscular stimulation (sometimes referred to as "dry needling") to be combined with, or used instead of, traditional "Qi-moving" acupuncture treatment. Sham acupuncture usually involves skin puncture with acupuncture needles at locations different from standard acupuncture. Because the mechanisms of acupuncture are not well understood, sham treatments that include skin puncture ...
The researchers measured important changes in a comparison of the control group with the laser acupuncture treatment group, "The percentages of changes in the control group versus acupuncture group were as follows: 9.53 vs 10.95% for BW (body weight); 9.52 vs 10.94% for BMI; 8.94 vs 13.41% for waist circumference; 9.21 vs 12.73% for hip circumference; 0.001 vs 1.05% for waist hip ratio; 7.08 vs 9.54% for fasting blood glucose; 16.65 vs 30.08% for fasting blood insulin; 23.51 vs 32.1% for HOMA-IR; 8.68 vs 11.56% for TC (total cholesterol); 2.38 vs 3.54% for HDL-C (HDL cholesterol); 6.41 vs 9.33% for LDL-C (LDL cholesterol); 21.64 vs 24.62% for TG (triglycerides)." Cholesterol results were important. Total cholesterol reduced in the laser acupuncture group, harmful LDL decreased and helpful HDL cholesterol increased. This demonstrates a homeostatic therapeutic action of laser acupuncture on cholesterol levels. In related research, investigators conducted a "double-blind, randomized, and controlled ...
Acupuncture needles have been reported in bladder,2 ,11 nuchal and occipital area,4 shoulder girdle,12 spinal cord,3 ,13 right atrium,25 right ventricle,14 ,15 L5 nerve root,16 medulla oblongata,17 ,18 skin,19 carpal tunnel,20 calf21 and paraspinal muscle.22. Because the needle in our patient was not migrating, the only symptom he developed was fear about his general condition. However, patients may develop a whole range of symptoms depending on the location of the needle. In a case described by von Riedenauer et al acupuncture needles retained in a 25-year-old patient caused pneumothorax followed by dyspnoea.12 The acupuncture procedure had been carried out 5 years before this presentation, for treatment of right shoulder pain. A case of argyria (deposition of silver in the skin) caused by embedded acupuncture needles was also reported.19 Abumi et al described a 60-year-old patient who had a needle that penetrated to the medulla oblongata, which was discovered 18 years after the acupuncture ...
The objective was to evaluate whether acupuncture at term can influence cervical ripening and thus reduce the need for postdates induction. On their due dates 45 women were randomized into either an acupuncture group (25) or control group (20).. The women were then examined at two daily intervals for cervical length (measured with vaginal trasonography, cervical mucus and cervical stasis according to Bishops score). The acupuncture group also received acupuncture every two days at the acupuncture points Hegu LI 4 and Sanyinjiao Sp 6.. If women had not delivered after 10 days labour was induced by administering vaginal prostaglandin tablets. The time period from the womans due date to delivery was on average 5 days in the acupuncture group compared to 7.9 days in the control group. Labour was induced in 20 % of women in the acupuncture group compared to 35% in the control group. There were no differences between overall duration of labour and the first and second stage of labour. ...
OBJECTIVE: Although manual and electrical stimulation are frequently used in acupuncture analgesia, studies comparing both stimulation modalities are contradictory. This blinded, placebo-controlled cross-over study investigates effects of brief manual and electrical acupuncture stimulation on pressure pain detection thresholds (PPDT) compared with nonpenetrating sham acupuncture (NPSA). INTERVENTIONS: Forty-five healthy volunteers received electrically and manually stimulated acupuncture and NPSA at large intestine 4 and 11 in randomized order. PPDT was assessed using pressure algometry at the second toe before; during; and 0, 2, and 5 minutes after each intervention. Stimulus intensity during stimulation was rated on a 0-10 numeric rating scale (NRS). RESULTS: PPDT rose from 316 kPa (standard deviation [SD] 149) to 398 kPa (SD 157) and 405 kPa (SD 184) immediately after acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation, respectively, and to 380 kPa (SD 175) and 367 kPa (SD 168) after NPSA with ...
ABC of Complementary Medicine: Acupuncture - Part of the British Medical Journals review series - ABC of complementary medicine: Acupuncture, by Andrew Vickers, Catherine Zollman. Ref eBMJ -- Vickers and Zollman 319 (7215): 973. Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists - This UK society provides training and sets standards for the use of acupuncture by physiotherapists. It is affiliated to the British Medical Acupuncture Society.. Acupuncture Clinic in Slough - Robert Pedley and Nina Kirby practice at the Herschel Medical Centre and the Cippenham Medical Centre.. Acupuncture Discussion List (Mailbase) - UK based. Academic E-mail discussion list, for all matters of relevance to acupuncture research.. Acupuncture in Essex - Godfrey Bartlett provides TCM/5-Element treatment in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Romford, Essex.. Acupuncture UK - London based acupuncture treatment with clinics in the city & north London. Drop-in de-stress, Child acupuncture, full body acupuncture, ear ...
Traditional Acupuncture works on the understanding that there is an energy flow, the Qi, or Chi, in the body. It is believed by Acupuncture professionals that if there is a blockage in this energy flow, it can create problems. These problems could range from sinus infections to common flu. The idea behind Acupuncture is to attempt to clear these blockages, allowing for balance in the body.. Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling, on the other hand, deals exclusively with the neuromuscular aspect of a muscle. Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling relieves pain by inserting filament needles directly into trigger points within the muscle. Sometimes it is enough to insert the needle to within half an inch of the Trigger Point to release it. This causes a local twitch response, which signals that the Trigger Point has been released. Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling is a scientifically proven method used to relieve muscle pain, nerve pain and referral pain.. Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling ...
"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. ...
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 ...
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 2010-09-18.. *^ Wang Z; Ping C (1999). "Well-known medical scientists: Hua ... Nilsson E, Janssen PA (1961). "Neurolept-analgesia: an alternative to general anesthesia". Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica ...
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/ ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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: ...
"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. ...
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] ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
"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. ...
... 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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
By producing analgesia and sedation, opioids may be appropriate in carefully selected patients with pain-associated insomnia. ... It is unclear if acupuncture is useful. A survey of 1.1 million residents in the United States found that those that reported ... 275-7. ISBN 978-0-306-47406-4. Cheuk, DK; Yeung, WF; Chung, KF; Wong, V (12 September 2012). "Acupuncture for insomnia". The ...
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 ...
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] ...
... 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 --- ...
Inhaled analgesia can help to manage pain. This type of pain management is effective but may have some side effects. Some ... changing positions while in labor (stand, crouch, sit, walk, etc.) using a labor ball listening to music acupuncture More and ...
"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. ...
... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... Caraceni, A; Zecca, E; Martini, C; De Conno, F (June 1999). "Gabapentin as an adjuvant to opioid analgesia for neuropathic ... sham and no acupuncture. Acupuncture is believed by its followers to restore the energy balance in the body through stimulation ... Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for ...
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 ...
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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A phase I study on the feasibility and acceptability of an acupuncture/hypnosis intervention for chronic pediatric pain. J Pain ... Analgesia for skin-breaking procedures in newborns and children: What works best?. K.J.S. Anand ... Pharmacological therapy for analgesia and sedation in the newborn. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2006;91:F448-53. ... The authors postulate that sucrose is a weak analgesic, but they are unsure whether the lack of analgesia is a ceiling effect ( ...
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  • 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)
  • Acupuncture and related interventions for the treatment of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. (bioportfolio.com)
  • both interventions were statistically significantly better than standard care, with acupuncture being statistically significantly better than muscle-strengthening exercise (standardised mean difference: 0.49, 95% credible interval 0.00-0.98). (nih.gov)
  • It appears likely that some people may benefit from acupuncture treatment,(Lao 2010) but it is not known what proportion this may be, and to what degree and how acupuncture would compare to other possible interventions. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Research indicates, however, that high-frequency TENS analgesia is not reversed by naloxone, implicating a naloxone-resistant, dynorphin-binding receptor. (medscape.com)
  • Recent (i.e. post-2011) reviews in both veterinary text books and scientific journals indicate that acupuncture can be used for therapeutic or homeostatic effects in animals, especially in the three areas of pain management, geriatric medicine and sports medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, research has been prompted by the introduction of neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), both of which have further elucidated the relation between acupuncture stimulation and activation of neural structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • An overview of Western medical acupuncture 3. (jcm.co.uk)
  • Forging a synthesis between human and veterinary acupuncture requires consistency in point location across species so that meaningful comparisons can be made. (mdpi.com)
  • map universally accepted veterinary acupuncture point charts with a common nomenclature [ 1 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • But her introduction to veterinary acupuncture came as an undergraduate veterinary student at Ohio State University. (gainesville.com)
  • In the process of treating thousands of small animals and several hundred horses, Bruno and Ottaviano trained veterinarians who later founded the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). (wikipedia.org)
  • The demand for veterinary acupuncture has steadily increased since the 1990s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Veterinary acupuncture has also recently been used on more exotic animals, such as chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and an alligator with scoliosis, though this is still quite rare. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Conditions that have the best responses to veterinary acupuncture are considered to be pain, immune-related dysfunction and visceral dysfunction. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • As caffeine is widely consumed, it will be important to attend to caffeine intake in future trial design with respect to evaluating novel therapies that use these receptor systems, some existing analgesics, as well as acupuncture analgesia. (springer.com)