Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Methods of PAIN relief that may be used with or in place of ANALGESICS.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
The relief of pain without loss of consciousness through the introduction of an analgesic agent into the epidural space of the vertebral canal. It is differentiated from ANESTHESIA, EPIDURAL which refers to the state of insensitivity to sensation.
The elimination of PAIN, without the loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, during OBSTETRIC LABOR; OBSTETRIC DELIVERY; or the POSTPARTUM PERIOD, usually through the administration of ANALGESICS.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
Relief of PAIN, without loss of CONSCIOUSNESS, through ANALGESIC AGENTS administered by the patients. It has been used successfully to control POSTOPERATIVE PAIN, during OBSTETRIC LABOR, after BURNS, and in TERMINAL CARE. The choice of agent, dose, and lockout interval greatly influence effectiveness. The potential for overdose can be minimized by combining small bolus doses with a mandatory interval between successive doses (lockout interval).
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.
The burning of a small, thimble sized, smoldering plug of dried leaves on the SKIN at an ACUPUNCTURE point. Usually the plugs contain leaves of MUGWORT or moxa.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
Classical loci in ACUPUNCTURE. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy (Qi) circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing)
Pain during the period after surgery.

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)

Acupuncture analgesia is a form of pain relief that involves the stimulation of specific points on the body, called acupoints, using thin needles. This technique is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles, which suggest that energy, or "qi," flows through the body along pathways called meridians. According to TCM, blockages or imbalances in this flow of qi can lead to illness or pain. By inserting needles at specific acupoints, acupuncture is thought to help restore the balance and flow of qi, thereby alleviating pain and promoting healing.

In modern medical terms, acupuncture analgesia is believed to work by stimulating the nervous system and triggering the release of natural painkillers called endorphins. The needles may also cause localized changes in blood flow and inflammation, which can help reduce pain and promote healing in the affected area.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for a variety of pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, migraines, and chronic low back pain. However, it is important to note that acupuncture should be performed by a qualified practitioner and may not be suitable for everyone. As with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects associated with acupuncture, including infection, bruising, and bleeding. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment.

Acupuncture therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy (Qi), balance the vital force (Chi), and promote healing. It is based on the concept of meridians, or pathways, through which this energy flows. Acupuncture therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and reproductive health issues. According to Western medicine, acupuncture may work by stimulating the nervous system, increasing blood flow, and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. It is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles.

Acupuncture points, also known as "acupoints," are specific locations on the body that are used in acupuncture therapy. These points are believed to correspond to underlying pathways, or meridians, through which vital energy, or "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows.

Acupuncture points are typically found along these meridians and are thought to have specific therapeutic properties. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, stimulating these points with needles, heat, pressure, or electrical impulses can help restore the balance of qi and promote healing in the body.

There are over 360 acupuncture points identified in TCM, each with its own name, location, and set of indications for use. Modern research has attempted to identify the anatomical structures underlying these points, with some studies suggesting that they may correspond to nerve bundles, blood vessels, or other physiological features. However, the exact mechanisms by which acupuncture works remain a topic of ongoing scientific investigation and debate.

Analgesia is defined as the absence or relief of pain in a patient, achieved through various medical means. It is derived from the Greek word "an-" meaning without and "algein" meaning to feel pain. Analgesics are medications that are used to reduce pain without causing loss of consciousness, and they work by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.

Examples of analgesics include over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). Prescription opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicodin), are also used for pain relief but carry a higher risk of addiction and abuse.

Analgesia can also be achieved through non-pharmacological means, such as through nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, and other complementary therapies. The choice of analgesic therapy depends on the type and severity of pain, as well as the patient's medical history and individual needs.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, energy (known as "qi" or "chi") flows through the body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is believed to help restore the flow of qi and improve the balance of the body's energy.

In modern medical practice, acupuncture is often used to treat pain, including chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and headaches. It is also sometimes used to treat conditions such as nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and addiction. The precise mechanism by which acupuncture works is not fully understood, but it is thought to involve the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins, as well as other physiological changes in the body. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner, and side effects are typically mild and temporary.

Epidural analgesia is a type of regional anesthesia used to manage pain, most commonly during childbirth and after surgery. The term "epidural" refers to the location of the injection, which is in the epidural space of the spinal column.

In this procedure, a small amount of local anesthetic or narcotic medication is injected into the epidural space using a thin catheter. This medication blocks nerve impulses from the lower body, reducing or eliminating pain sensations without causing complete loss of feeling or muscle movement.

Epidural analgesia can be used for both short-term and long-term pain management. It is often preferred in situations where patients require prolonged pain relief, such as during labor and delivery or after major surgery. The medication can be administered continuously or intermittently, depending on the patient's needs and the type of procedure being performed.

While epidural analgesia is generally safe and effective, it can have side effects, including low blood pressure, headache, and difficulty urinating. In rare cases, it may also cause nerve damage or infection. Patients should discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with their healthcare provider before deciding whether to undergo epidural analgesia.

Obstetrical analgesia refers to the use of medications or techniques to relieve pain during childbirth. The goal of obstetrical analgesia is to provide comfort and relaxation for the mother during labor and delivery while minimizing risks to both the mother and the baby. There are several methods of obstetrical analgesia, including:

1. Systemic opioids: These medications, such as morphine or fentanyl, can be given intravenously to help reduce the pain of contractions. However, they can cause side effects such as drowsiness, nausea, and respiratory depression in the mother and may also affect the baby's breathing and alertness at birth.
2. Regional anesthesia: This involves numbing a specific area of the body using local anesthetics. The two most common types of regional anesthesia used during childbirth are epidural and spinal anesthesia.

a. Epidural anesthesia: A catheter is inserted into the lower back, near the spinal cord, to deliver a continuous infusion of local anesthetic and sometimes opioids. This numbs the lower half of the body, reducing the pain of contractions and allowing for a more comfortable delivery. Epidural anesthesia can also be used for cesarean sections.

b. Spinal anesthesia: A single injection of local anesthetic is given into the spinal fluid, numbing the lower half of the body. This type of anesthesia is often used for cesarean sections and can also be used for vaginal deliveries in some cases.

3. Nitrous oxide: Also known as laughing gas, this colorless, odorless gas can be inhaled through a mask to help reduce anxiety and provide some pain relief during labor. It is not commonly used in the United States but is more popular in other countries.

When choosing an obstetrical analgesia method, it's essential to consider the potential benefits and risks for both the mother and the baby. Factors such as the mother's health, the progression of labor, and personal preferences should all be taken into account when making this decision. It is crucial to discuss these options with a healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate choice for each individual situation.

Acupuncture, Ear is a form of acupuncture that involves stimulating specific points on the ear to treat various health conditions. This technique is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem that reflects the entire body, with each point on the ear corresponding to a specific organ or part of the body.

In ear acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into the selected points on the ear and left in place for a period of time, ranging from a few minutes to several days. Sometimes, electrical stimulation or heat may be applied to the needles to enhance the treatment's effectiveness.

Ear acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, addiction, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and weight loss. It is also used as a complementary therapy in conjunction with other forms of medical or psychological treatment.

Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is a method of pain management that allows patients to self-administer doses of analgesic medication through a controlled pump system. With PCA, the patient can press a button to deliver a predetermined dose of pain medication, usually an opioid, directly into their intravenous (IV) line.

The dosage and frequency of the medication are set by the healthcare provider based on the patient's individual needs and medical condition. The PCA pump is designed to prevent overinfusion by limiting the amount of medication that can be delivered within a specific time frame.

PCA provides several benefits, including improved pain control, increased patient satisfaction, and reduced sedation compared to traditional methods of opioid administration. It also allows patients to take an active role in managing their pain and provides them with a sense of control during their hospital stay. However, it is essential to monitor patients closely while using PCA to ensure safe and effective use.

Analgesics, opioid are a class of drugs used for the treatment of pain. They work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord, blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Opioids can be synthetic or natural, and include drugs such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, and methadone. They are often used for moderate to severe pain, such as that resulting from injury, surgery, or chronic conditions like cancer. However, opioids can also produce euphoria, physical dependence, and addiction, so they are tightly regulated and carry a risk of misuse.

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This technique is used to stimulate the acupoints more strongly and consistently than with manual acupuncture. The intensity of the electrical impulses can be adjusted depending on the patient's comfort level and the desired therapeutic effect. Electroacupuncture is often used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, muscle spasms, and paralysis. It may also be used in the treatment of addiction, weight loss, and stroke rehabilitation.

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice involving the burning of a mugwort-based herb called "moxa" close to or on specific points on the body, with the intention of stimulating chi (vital energy), encouraging healing, and preventing/treating diseases. The heat generated by moxa sticks or cones is believed to warm the meridians, dispel cold and dampness, and improve circulation. Practitioners may apply moxibustion directly on the skin, through an insulating material, or indirectly above the skin. It's often used in conjunction with acupuncture for various health issues, such as arthritis, digestive disorders, and gynecological conditions.

Pain measurement, in a medical context, refers to the quantification or evaluation of the intensity and/or unpleasantness of a patient's subjective pain experience. This is typically accomplished through the use of standardized self-report measures such as numerical rating scales (NRS), visual analog scales (VAS), or categorical scales (mild, moderate, severe). In some cases, physiological measures like heart rate, blood pressure, and facial expressions may also be used to supplement self-reported pain ratings. The goal of pain measurement is to help healthcare providers better understand the nature and severity of a patient's pain in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

In the context of traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are believed to be energy pathways or channels within the body through which Qi (vital energy) flows. There are said to be 12 main meridians and eight extra meridians that connect various organs and systems in the body. According to this belief, blockages or imbalances in the flow of Qi through these meridians can lead to illness or disease.

It's important to note that this concept of meridians is not recognized by modern Western medicine. The anatomical structures and physiological functions of meridians have not been scientifically validated, and the theories surrounding them are considered alternative or complementary medicine approaches.

Postoperative pain is defined as the pain or discomfort experienced by patients following a surgical procedure. It can vary in intensity and duration depending on the type of surgery performed, individual pain tolerance, and other factors. The pain may be caused by tissue trauma, inflammation, or nerve damage resulting from the surgical intervention. Proper assessment and management of postoperative pain is essential to promote recovery, prevent complications, and improve patient satisfaction.

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The main treatment for adhesive capsulitis is a trial of conservative therapies, including analgesia, exercise, oral ... acupuncture therapy, or surgery. Treatment may continue for months; there is no strong evidence to favor any particular ...
SLCOG recommends that birthing women be provided with adequate analgesia and the selection of pain relief is determined by ... acupuncture, herbalism and hypnosis. Women often recite pirith to control breathing during labor. This is a chant performed by ...
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 ...
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He was the inventor of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), now commonly used post-operatively. Sechzer graduated from New ... He worked to legitimize acupuncture into standard palliative practices, and in 1985 lectured in China. After his formal ...
"A person might reinterpret a sharp pain as uncomfortable tingling." One way in which the magnitude of placebo analgesia can be ... as evidenced by a study of acupuncture. Additionally, motivation may contribute to the placebo effect. The active goals of an ... Since 1978, it has been known that placebo analgesia depends upon the release of endogenous opioids in the brain. Such ... Functional imaging upon placebo analgesia has been summarized as showing that the placebo response is "mediated by "top-down" ...
Acupuncture The use of acupuncture may be associated with fewer assisted vaginal births and caesarean sections. Continuous ... Opioids are a type of analgesia that is commonly used during childbirth to assist in pain relief. They can be injected directly ... Water immersion during the first stage of labor may help decrease the need for analgesia and possibly shorten the duration of ... The use of inhaled analgesia is commonly used in the UK, Finland, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, and is gaining in ...
... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... Episodic analgesia may occur under special circumstances, such as in the excitement of sport or war: a soldier on the ... Ji M, Wang X, Chen M, Shen Y, Zhang X, Yang J (2015). "The Efficacy of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sciatica: A Systematic ... Chang SC, Hsu CH, Hsu CK, Yang SS, Chang SJ (February 2017). "The efficacy of acupuncture in managing patients with chronic ...
Non-invasive treatment options include activity modification, pelvic support garments, analgesia with or without short periods ... First-line treatments include ginger and acupuncture. Second-line treatments include vitamin B6 +/- doxylamine, antihistamines ...
Obstetric analgesia in German clinics. Remifentanil as alternative to regional analgesia. Der Anaesthesist. 2011 Nov; 60(11): ... 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 ...
Relaxation techniques, immersion in water, massage, and acupuncture may provide pain relief. Acupuncture and relaxation were ... Epidural analgesia is a generally safe and effective method of relieving pain in labour, but has been associated with longer ... Epidural analgesia has no statistically significant impact on the risk of caesarean section, and does not appear to have an ... Anim-Somuah M, Smyth RM, Cyna AM, Cuthbert A (May 2018). "Epidural versus non-epidural or no analgesia for pain management in ...
Typically, pain from liver metastases responds to chemotherapy and analgesia. However, in cases when chemotherapy is ... chiropractic treatment and acupuncture. Some alternative treatments are harmful or even life-threatening. Amygdalin, an extract ...
When linked in series, the cells had sufficient power to electroplate a small token and to deliver current to acupuncture type ... Paul T. Keyser, "The Purpose of the Parthian Galvanic Cells: A First-Century A.D. Electric Battery Used for Analgesia" Archived ...
... through the use of fine flexible acupuncture style needles. Although shortened muscles are impossible to see in MRI or X-ray ... Treatment with Stimulation-Produced Analgesia, Oxford University Press - ISBN 978-0-19-967410-7 Table of Contents Preview ... a treatment method which bridges the gap between western medicine and traditional Chinese acupuncture. Also a clinical ...
Moreover, many basic as well as clinical studies have indicated that analgesia following acupuncture treatment involves the ... In most of these studies acupuncture is no better than sham/placebo. ... This raises the question: Is acupuncture simply a sham/placebo? ... which is also known to be a key factor in placebo analgesia. ... multiple recent randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in chronic pain disorders have largely shown mixed findings. ...
"Acupuncture analgesia: II. Clinical considerations" (PDF). Anesthesia and Analgesia. 106 (2): 611-21, table of contents. doi: ... Acupuncture does not seem to produce long-term benefits. Electrostimulation techniques such as TENS have been used for twenty ... Lin X, Huang K, Zhu G, Huang Z, Qin A, Fan S (September 2016). "The Effects of Acupuncture on Chronic Knee Pain Due to ... Manheimer E, Cheng K, Wieland LS, Shen X, Lao L, Guo M, Berman BM (May 2018). "Acupuncture for hip osteoarthritis". The ...
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Acupuncture analgesia: a review of its mechanisms of actions. Am J Chin Med 2008;36:635-45. Search PubMed ... Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. Prog Neurobiol 2008;85:355-75. Search PubMed ... Leung L. Neurophysiological basis of acupuncture-induced analgesia - an updated review. J Acupunct Meridian Stud 2012;5:261-70 ... Acupuncture may be offered as an adjunct or alternative to these approaches. One systematic review on acupuncture for acute LBP ...
Since Sirt2 plays a critical role in multiple important cellular functions, our data imply that acupuncture may act through ... and proteins are involved in the response to acupuncture therapy in hypertensive rats. Our bioinformatics study suggests an ... B/FOXO1 axis in response to acupuncture therapy in the future work. ... J.-S. Han, "Acupuncture analgesia: areas of consensus and controversy," Pain, vol. 152, no. 3, pp. S41-S48, 2011. ...
Experimental research on compound analgesia by qigong information treating instrument and acupuncture Wang Jisheng//Li ...
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18 Stimulation-induced analgesia - Mark I Johnson, Stephen Oxberry and Karen Robb 19 Radiotherapy - Peter J Hoskin 20 ... 14 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture for acute pain - Mark I Johnson, Stephen Oxberry and ... 9 Preventive analgesia and beyond: current status, evidence, and future directions - Joel Katz PART 2 MANAGEMENT - TECHNIQUES ... 11 Patient-controlled analgesia - Pamela E Macintyre and Julia Coldrey 12 Continuous peripheral neural blockade for acute pain ...
DAlberto A. Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of cocaine/crack abuse: a review of the efficacy, the use of the National ... The mechanism of the analgesia produced by TENS is explained by the gate-control theory proposed by Melzack and Wall in 1965. [ ... Effects of acupuncture and placebo TENS in addition to exercise in treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis. Clin Rehabil. 2004 Dec ... Acupuncture relief of chronic pain syndrome correlates with increased plasma met-enkephalin concentrations. Lancet. 1983 Dec 17 ...
Acupuncture analgesia during surgery. A systematic review Pain, 2005, 114, 511-517 Acupuncture, Surgery, Clinical research, ... Acupuncture for the relief of cancer-related pain. A systematic review Eur J Pain, 2005, 9, 437-444 Acupuncture, Clinical ... Is Acupuncture Effective for the Treatment of Chronic Pain?. A Systematic Review Pain, 2000, 86, 217-225 Acupuncture, Clinical ... The use of acupuncture in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Int J Impotence Res, 1999, 11(1), 41-46 Acupuncture, Andrology ...
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China studied the analgesia efficacy of drugs combined with acupuncture to treat pain for women in labour. ... LONGWORTH and McCARTHY, East Finchley Clinic, London UK write that the association between acupuncture (AP) and pain relief is ... that hypnotic analgesia has a pivotal place in experimental and clinical hypnosis, since its1 ... Ontario Canada studied the physiological effect of superficial acupuncture stimulation during a patients exhalation phase in a ...
Observation on analgesia effect of electroacupuncture during gynecologic outpatient operation]. Author: Wang XH, Wu XL, Jin PL ... Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Peoples Hospital of Anshun City, Anshun 561000, Guizhou Province, China. xh3220939@ ... The electroacupuncture analgesia group was treated with electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Neiguan (PC 6), and the ... Electroacupuncture analgesia can effectively alleviate the pain during gynecologic outpatient operation and it is simple and ...
In other words, fake TENS - just like fake acupuncture - is just as effective as the real thing.. quote:. Almost all the ... much study into TENS you will find that it falls into a category of pain relief modalities known as hyperstimulation analgesia ... 1) Acupuncture as an art/science is a sham. Theres nothing special about the places they put the needles and fake treatment ... 2) Acupuncture is considerably more effective than traditional treatment!. Reconciling the two is pretty tough to do. As a ...
Its even more interesting when one gets into expectancy effects and placebo analgesia as some of the work done by Benedetti in ... The discussion was about acupuncture versus sham acupuncture, addressing your question whether acupuncture has a biological ... Acupuncture in Medicine is a quarterly title, which aims to build the evidence base for acupuncture. It is currently self- ... Dysmenorrhoea Acupuncture is listed as being of "unknown effectiveness".. Osteoarthritis of the knee. Acupuncture is listed as ...
Chinese acupuncture is used to cure multiple disorders. Undergo Chinese treatment in Richmond Hill by calling 416 399-3888. ... 3. Extrasegmental Analgesia. The action potentials produced by the acupuncture needle then travel on from the dorsal horn up to ... Western Medical Acupuncture. Western medical acupuncture looks very similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture. Needles are ... Acupuncture in the West. Several British doctors discovered the benefits of acupuncture independently, over the last couple of ...
... especially stimulating chemicals from the brain which will aid analgesia, relaxation and sleep. ... What Is Acupuncture? * What is Acupuncture? The Evidence Why an acupuncture physiotherapist? Is acupuncture safe? How does ... What Is Acupuncture? * What is Acupuncture? The Evidence Why an acupuncture physiotherapist? Is acupuncture safe? How does ... the use of Acupuncture, Acupressure or Electro-Acupuncture enhances these natural self repair mechanisms to enhance recovery ...
Sucrose vs laser acupuncture. There was no difference in PIPP-R scores between sucrose and music groups; however, data were ... What is sucrose analgesia?. Sucrose (table sugar) is mixed with water in various concentrations (usually 24%) and is given to ... Sucrose for analgesia (pain relief) in newborn infants undergoing heel lance. Key messages ... Yamada J, Bueno M, Santos L, Haliburton S, Campbell-Yeo M, Stevens B. Sucrose analgesia for heel-lance procedures in neonates. ...
DAlberto A. Auricular acupuncture in the treatment of cocaine/crack abuse: a review of the efficacy, the use of the National ... The mechanism of the analgesia produced by TENS is explained by the gate-control theory proposed by Melzack and Wall in 1965. [ ... Effects of acupuncture and placebo TENS in addition to exercise in treatment of rotator cuff tendinitis. Clin Rehabil. 2004 Dec ... Acupuncture relief of chronic pain syndrome correlates with increased plasma met-enkephalin concentrations. Lancet. 1983 Dec 17 ...
Comparative investigation of various acupuncture techniques to determine analgesia after-effect on adjuvant arthritis rats. ... Masters Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MAcCHM). *Doctor Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal ... Masters Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MAcCHM). *Doctor Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal ... Masters Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (MAcCHM). *Doctor Of Acupuncture With A Chinese Herbal ...
Acupuncture and analgesia in veterinary medicine. Neal Sivula, DVM, PhD, FAAVA - March 31, 2020. ... An exploration of how acupuncture to achieve analgesia, an ancient modality, is used to treat a variety of pain levels in ...
Meridian Health Solutions 919-286-9595 offers leading edge acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle coaching ... Lin Y: Acupuncture treatment for insomnia and acupuncture analgesia. Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences 1995; 49: 119-120.. ... The majority of included trials comparing true acupuncture and sham acupuncture showed a trend in favor of acupuncture. The ... The majority of included trials comparing true acupuncture and sham acupuncture showed a trend in favor of acupuncture. The ...
Acupuncture, used to balance the meridian matrix system through the use of needles or other means, is one of the earliest forms ... It can be used for pain relief as well as for a quite extensive array of internal medical disorders, post operation analgesia, ... Most people may know acupuncture as an ancient medical system from China. ...
  • During this presentation we will examine evidence from the animal basic science literature indicating that there may be some specific effects of acupuncture needling that differ from placebo analgesia. (
  • Effects of acupuncture at different periods on circadian rhythms of locomotor activity and core body temperature in hamsters. (
  • Some of the controversies may be resolved through the use of the new 'placebo needles' which enable researchers to adequately control for placebo effects of acupuncture. (
  • A randomized controlled study of 58 inpatients with fractured ribs examined the effects of acupuncture analgesia against a placebo control. (
  • Therefore, no support was provided for analgesic or placebo effects of acupuncture. (
  • Concludes that there is no clear evidence of the effects of acupuncture on stroke rehabilitation. (
  • An overview of the safety and side effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer care are also covered. (
  • 12. Safety and Side Effects of Acupuncture and Moxibustion as a Therapy for Cancer -- 13. (
  • In other effects of acupuncture such as anti-hyperglycemic effects, studies have shown that local blockade of peripheral nerves or denervation did not interfere with the acupuncture effect 17 . (
  • These results have led some practitioners to believe that the meridian system as described in the classic acupuncture literature does not exist and that all the effects of acupuncture are mediated through nervous system. (
  • We treated osteosarcoma tumor-burdened mice by using needling on different acupoints and acupoints combination, thereafter determined the effects of acupuncture on tumor growth by using imaging technology in vitro. (
  • In addition, intestinal bacteria were analyzed for further understanding the holistic and systemic treatment effects of acupuncture in osteosarcoma tumor-burdened mice. (
  • Our findings encourage new and extensive research into the effects of acupuncture on changes of the intestinal microbiome associated with the development of cancer. (
  • Observation on analgesia effect of electroacupuncture during gynecologic outpatient operation]. (
  • To verify the feasibility of electroacupuncture analgesia applied to gynecologic outpatient operation. (
  • Two hundred patients were randomly divided into an electroacupuncture analgesia group and an intravenous anesthesia group, 100 cases in each group. (
  • The electroacupuncture analgesia group was treated with electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) and Neiguan (PC 6), and the routine gynecologic outpatient operation was performed under patients' waking state. (
  • Electroacupuncture analgesia can effectively alleviate the pain during gynecologic outpatient operation and it is simple and safe without adverse reactions. (
  • Acupuncture and electroacupuncture for anxiety disorders: A systematic review of the clinical research. (
  • This theory explains several long-standing puzzles in both developmental biology and acupuncture research, including the distribution and non-specific activation of organizing centers and acupuncture points, the high electric conductance of acupuncture points, the polarity effect of electroacupuncture and side effect profile of acupuncture, as well as the ontogeny, phylogeny and physiological function of the meridian system and chakra system. (
  • Electroacupuncture at ST-36 in conjunction with Bladder [21,25,27] and Bai-hui has provided comparable rectal analgesia to butorphanol in horses with lesser hemodynamic and respiratory alterations [21]. (
  • A total of 60 such women, aged 18 to 40, who had been experiencing head or neck pain for six months or more, were randomised to receive either acupuncture, electroacupuncture or sham treatment. (
  • 13 Treatments usually last 25-35 minutes and may be combined with electrical stimulation of the needles (electro-acupuncture), heat treatment or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). (
  • the use of Acupuncture, Acupressure or Electro-Acupuncture enhances these natural self repair mechanisms to enhance recovery and improve repair timeframes. (
  • Effect of electro-acupuncture on PKC and PTK in the hippocampi of rats with senile dementia. (
  • Effect on the signal pathway of hippocampal protein kinase in senile dementia rats with the activation of electro-acupuncture. (
  • Effects of electro-acupuncture on HLA-DR_4β_1 transgenic rheumatoid arthritis animal model. (
  • However, in this study of 196 women, no significant differences were detected between electro-acupuncture at Sanyinjiao SP-6, acupuncture at Xuanzhong GB-39 and acupuncture at a non-acupoint. (
  • The immunomodulating properties of "Shangqiu" (LP-5), "Ququan" (H-8), and "Rangu" (R-2) points were studied in several experiments performed on male Wister rats treated bilaterally by acupuncture (A) or electro-acupuncture (EA). (
  • One systematic review on acupuncture for acute LBP suggested that it is more effective than medications or sham acupuncture for relief of pain but not for improvement of function. (
  • The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebos and sham acupuncture groups. (
  • OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of real and sham acupuncture and a control intervention on thermal sensation and thermal pain thresholds. (
  • INTERVENTION: Subjects were randomly assigned (blind card allocation) to 1 of 6 possible orders of application of the interventions, which consisted of 25 minutes each of control, real, and sham acupuncture. (
  • The level of increase did not differ significantly from the changes that occurred with sham acupuncture and control interventions. (
  • The results of this randomised, controlled clinical trial demonstrated that acupuncture provided no greater benefit than invasive sham acupuncture in reducing systolic or diastolic BP (blood pressure). (
  • Conclusions: "Compared with physiotherapy and as-needed anti-inflammatory drugs, addition of either TCA (traditional Chinese acupuncture) or sham acupuncture led to greater improvement in WOMAC score at 26 weeks. (
  • No statistically significant difference was observed between TCA and sham acupuncture, suggesting that the observed differences could be due to placebo effects, differences in intensity of provider contact, or a physiologic effect of needling regardless of whether it is done according to TCA principles. (
  • The findings showed that semi-standardized acupuncture showed no difference from sham acupuncture in preventing migraine attacks. (
  • This trial found no difference between acupuncture and sham acupuncture in the ability of stroke patients to perform daily activities of living or in their health-related quality of life. (
  • Traditional Chinese acupuncture and placebo (sham) acupuncture are differentiated by their effects on μ-opioid receptors (MORs). (
  • 2) The American Cancer Society, on its website, states, " Acupuncture is an effective treatment for nausea caused by chemotherapy drugs and surgical anesthesia . (
  • Dr. Annatasha Bartel is a Board Certified Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, having completed her residency in 2015 at Cornell University. (
  • Dr. Egger received her DVM (with distinction) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 and worked in small animal clinical practice for 3 years before returning to WCVM to complete a residency and Masters' program in veterinary anesthesia and analgesia. (
  • She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 1998 and obtained certification in veterinary acupuncture in 2004 and Chinese herbal medicine in 2006. (
  • Acupuncture Analgesia Therapy or Sham? (
  • Recently, we have found that a number of microRNAs (miRNAs) and proteins are involved in the response to acupuncture therapy in hypertensive rats. (
  • Some physiological level changes of neurons after altering the miR-339 levels are needed to validate the suggested therapeutic role of miR-339/Sirt2/NF- B/FOXO1 axis in response to acupuncture therapy in the future work. (
  • Laser Acupuncture may be available from Physiotherapists who are fully trained in the correct application and contra-indications of laser therapy. (
  • A novel and effective acupuncture modality as a complementary therapy to acute pain relief in inpatients with rib fractures. (
  • The improved analgesia in turn facilitates physical therapy and rehab goals and ultimately may translate into a shorter length of stay and better patient satisfaction. (
  • Concludes that there is no consistent evidence that acupuncture, acupressure, laser therapy or electrostimulation are effective for smoking cessation, but methodological problems mean that no firm conclusions can be drawn. (
  • Laboratory and animal studies have uncovered the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for cancer therapy. (
  • Opinion leaders around the world have teamed up to pursue a thorough and up-to-date review of the area, this volume will contribute great to the cancer, clinical and academic community by providing evidence-based information on the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy. (
  • Use of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in the Control of Anticancer Therapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting -- 7. (
  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Symptoms Associated with Radiation Therapy -- 9. (
  • Acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy can alleviate many of the common side effects of radiation and chemotherapy, and significantly improve the quality of life for many patients. (
  • As a pain control therapy, acupuncture is advantageous as it allows the treated patients to heal rather than suppress the existing signs along with being a minimally invasive and less risky therapy [4,13-15]. (
  • Many of these people, discontented with years of pain medications, turn to an alternative therapy like acupuncture to try something new. (
  • This guide explores acupuncture for pain relief, including how this alternative therapy works to relieve pain and acupuncture treatments for different types of chronic and acute pain. (
  • In a randomised, crossover, pilot trial, a total of 39 patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders, received two treatment sessions of twenty minutes duration, of acupuncture and relaxation therapy randomly crossed over. (
  • For cancer patients, acupuncture is widely used as complementary therapy to boost the immune system and reduce the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. (
  • Pharmacists should work with the healthcare team to develop and optimize patient-centered care plans that incorporate nonpharmacologic approaches, nonopioid analgesia, combination nonopioid/opioid analgesia at calibrated doses, and steps to prevent adverse side effects. (
  • Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion , 26(5). (
  • Although acupuncture and moxibustion have been practiced for millennia, they have come under scientific investigation only recently. (
  • Acupuncture and moxibustion have been used clinically to treat cancer-related symptoms (e.g. cancer pain, anxiety, depression and insomnia), manage treatment-induced side effects (e.g. hot flashes, nausea and vomiting) and enhance immunity (e.g. blood cell count, lymphocyte and natural killer cell activity). (
  • This is the first book manages to provide comprehensive and updated scientific evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for cancer care. (
  • Promising results of most clinical trials show the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion in cancer management. (
  • This book consists of fifteen chapters which address a range of important aspects that will impact on the application of acupuncture and moxibustion. (
  • An Overview of Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer Care -- 2. (
  • The Mechanistic Studies of Acupuncture and Moxibustion -- 3. (
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Cancer-related Symptoms -- 6. (
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients -- 8. (
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Palliative and Supportive Cancer Care -- 11. (
  • Is Acupuncture or Moxibustion Better Than a Sham or Placebo-treatment? (
  • Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Animal Models of Cancer -- 14. (
  • Each session of treatment consisted of 25 minutes of acupuncture and 20 minutes of moxibustion, twice a week. (
  • Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion. (
  • however, multiple recent randomized controlled trials of acupuncture in chronic pain disorders have largely shown mixed findings. (
  • randomized controlled trials to date suggest that it is certainly reasonable to accept the use of acupuncture in conjunction with standard anti-emetics to control chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting" (7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15). (
  • This is a concept that has been around since the 1990s and essentially refers to the use of more than one pain-control modality to achieve effective analgesia. (
  • 1,2 Despite guidelines published by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization (WHO), current literature indicates that barriers remain to effective analgesia in hospitalized children. (
  • However, naloxone infusion failed to reverse meditation-induced analgesia. (
  • Research indicates, however, that high-frequency TENS analgesia is not reversed by naloxone, implicating a naloxone-resistant, dynorphin-binding receptor. (
  • CHIU, D. Naloxone Blockade of Acupuncture Analgesia: Endorphin Implicated. (
  • In the mid-70s, the discovery of endorphin induction in acupuncture analgesia and its blockade by naloxone played a key role in establishing the validity of acupuncture in main-stream science. (
  • These findings have implications for the underlying brain mechanisms of psychological analgesia. (
  • About the same time, research had begun to provide the means to understand the mechanisms of acupuncture. (
  • This close association between acupuncture and the endorphins, now called 'endogenous opioid peptides', helped enormously to establish the credibility of acupuncture and this has been reinforced over time by discoveries of other mechanisms of action, as well as by positive clinical trials. (
  • Western medical acupuncture is based on a contemporary understanding of the body's mechanisms. (
  • The five mechanisms can go a long way towards explaining the phenomena of acupuncture. (
  • One of the main mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia is the release of myofascial trigger points. (
  • Given the novelty of the point selection method used in the study, the researchers note that further investigation is required to examine the mechanisms by which this type of acupuncture exerts its analgesic effects. (
  • The research team notes that prior research of acupuncture points located on traditional acupuncture meridians documents specific physiological and neural mechanisms active in acupuncture analgesia including biochemical changes in serotonergic systems and neurotransmitter expression. (
  • They note that since this acupuncture style is unique, new research is necessary to document the biochemical mechanisms by which it attenuates pain. (
  • Sensitivity at a painful region in the calf, also improved, from which the researchers deduce acupuncture may be activating the body's own pain-killing mechanisms. (
  • Some patients are intolerant to the side-effects of standard anti-emetic or analgesic drugs, and can benefit significantly from acupuncture and herbal compounds combined. (
  • For acute pain, acupuncture can have an instant analgesic effect on medical conditions like tendinitis, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), sciatica, acute lower back pain, and postoperative pain. (
  • fMRI analysis revealed that analgesia was related to decreased brain activity in pain-related brain regions, including the lingual and parahippocampal gyrus. (
  • However, it remains unknown if mindfulness-meditation-based analgesia is mediated by opioids, an important consideration for using meditation to treat chronic pain. (
  • Evidence suggests that acupuncture may be an effective treatment for chronic pain conditions. (
  • Treatment with acupuncture usually continues until pain subsides or pain control is satisfactory. (
  • Usually, the electrodes are initially placed on the skin over the painful area, but other locations (eg, over cutaneous nerves, trigger points, acupuncture sites) may give comparable or even better pain relief. (
  • JIN and colleagues, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China studied the analgesia efficacy of drugs combined with acupuncture to treat pain for women in labour. (
  • There are some high quality trials that support the use of acupuncture for some types of pain and nausea, but there are also high quality trials that contradict this conclusion. (
  • Early in the 19th century a London surgeon with the name of Churchill published two books on acupuncture describing how he treated patients with rheumatic pain by inserting needles into tender points (Baldry 2005a). (
  • Against the background of the gate control theory of pain (Melzack & Wall 1965), the discovery of the 'endorphins' (Hughes et al 1975) was a major advance, followed shortly afterwards by studies that showed that acupuncture released the endorphins (Han & Terenius 1982). (
  • Acupuncture is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation and as a means of stimulating the body's own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. (
  • Using acupuncture in this case would free the stagnation and restore the free-flow of energy, reducing pain and eradicating inflammation. (
  • Results are uncertain about the effect of sucrose compared to NNS, breastfeeding, laser acupuncture, and facilitated tucking, in reducing pain scores. (
  • An exploration of how acupuncture to achieve analgesia, an ancient modality, is used to treat a variety of pain levels in animal patients. (
  • However, promising results have emerged, for example, showing efficacy of acupuncture in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain. (
  • It can be used for pain relief as well as for a quite extensive array of internal medical disorders, post operation analgesia, addictions, ob-gyn, and neurological and psychological disorders. (
  • Acupuncture can be a very effective tool for relieving pain. (
  • There is a close correlation between traditional Chinese acupuncture points for pain and common muscular trigger points. (
  • The results of controlled studies which have been extensively reviewed show good evidence for the short term effectiveness of acupuncture in many pain states. (
  • The SP6 group was treated with manual acupuncture at bilateral Sanyinjiao SP-6 for five minutes while experiencing menstrual pain, while the control group was needled at bilateral Xuanzhong GB-39 for five minutes while experiencing menstrual pain. (
  • The research team documented that acupuncture provides significant long lasting pain relief for rib fracture patients. (
  • The researchers note that acupuncture relieved pain "regardless of the number of fractured ribs or the severity of trauma. (
  • The acupuncture point selection deviated from the classical application of ashi points and hua tou jia ji points for the treatment of rib related pain. (
  • Subjective pain point "a" was treated with a point selection at point "A." The new approach to point selection was prompted by efforts to create a simplified acupuncture point selection protocol that is easily performed in an inpatient setting. (
  • RESULTS: There were increases in cold and hot pain and cold sensation thresholds with real acupuncture. (
  • CONCLUSIONS: Although we observed a trend toward a decreased sensitivity to thermal pain and thermal sensation with real acupuncture, this trend did not differ significantly from the changes with control or sham interventions. (
  • Acupuncture for Cancer Pain -- 4. (
  • Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis (Review). (
  • A close relation between acupuncture and nervous system is also indicated by the large overlap between acupuncture points and trigger points - points of maximum tenderness in myofascial pain syndrome 24 . (
  • W. Weiger, MD advises patients who seek complementary and alternative therapies for cancer: "Another potential role of acupuncture in patients with cancer is the palliation of chronic pain. (
  • Several case reports and series suggest that acupuncture may provide relief when conventional measures fail to control chronic pain resulting from underlying disease or conventional treatments (surgery or radiation). (
  • From this point, acupuncture was arisen to remove the blockage and promote free flow of energy and blood over meridians and consequently suppress pain phenomena [1-3]. (
  • Acupuncture is frequently used to mitigate pain in different animal species [4,5]. (
  • In veterinary studies, acupuncture was also successful in providing considerable analgesia against experimental pain [7,11,12]. (
  • This could be supported by absent or minimal pain and discomfort when acupuncture treatment is used as well as limited, infrequent adverse effects which could be encountered [accidental needle breakage, hematoma and period of excess of energy or fatigue] [14]. (
  • In this regard, laser acupuncture at ST-36 has been found to increase pain threshold in rabbits [18] and suppress visceral traction pain in rats [19]. (
  • Acupuncture is known for its effectiveness in pain management. (
  • The goal of acupuncture is to restore balance to the Yin and Yang as well as to the Zhong and Fus thereby relieving physical pain in the body. (
  • Acupuncture differs from traditional western medicine in the sense that it seeks first to rectify the root cause of the pain before treating the symptom of pain. (
  • Acupuncture has helped many people find greater relaxation, both in their bodies and state of mind, with a reduced dependency on pain medication. (
  • How Does Acupuncture Work For Pain? (
  • There are a number of theories about how acupuncture works to relieve pain. (
  • When acupuncture needles enter the body, they activate the sympathetic nervous system and parasympathetic nervous system which releases endorphins and Beta-Endorphins, working to block the brain's perception of pain in a way similar to opioid pain medications like morphine. (
  • In other studies, acupuncture is shown to decrease pain by reducing pro-inflammatory markers like TNF and IL-1β in the body. (
  • According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), acupuncture is popular and effective in treating this chronic pain. (
  • Research shows that acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating everything from chronic lower back pain and neck pain to shoulder pain and knee osteoarthritis pain. (
  • Trials on acupuncture for treating chronic back pain, in particular, show a clinically relevant effect with very little risk of side effects. (
  • This makes acupuncture a simple and convenient treatment for people whose daily lives are complicated by these types of pain. (
  • If you experience dental pain from toothaches or post-extraction pain, acupuncture can provide soothing relief. (
  • For temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, TMJ clicking and locking, chronic muscle spasms or nerve pain, acupuncture can help ease the discomfort and relax the body. (
  • Acupuncture is proven to significantly reduce postoperative pain at 8 and 72 hours post-surgery and reduce the need for opioid use. (
  • But how does acupuncture work to relieve pain after surgery? (
  • Acupuncture for muscle pain has been shown to alleviate muscle pain, reduce swelling and inflammation, ease tension and improve mobility. (
  • According to medical studies, acupuncture can provide a welcome relief from period pain, reducing the intensity and duration of period pain by up to 50 percent. (
  • Acupuncture can also be helpful in relieving pain pain that occurs as a result of endometriosis or uterine fibroids. (
  • Acupuncture needles typically do not cause pain, harm, or discomfort. (
  • Acupuncture for neck pain plus recent research. (
  • Compared with those in the usual care group, acupuncture patients made more lifestyle changes and improved their ability to reduce their neck pain without resorting to medication. (
  • Researchers from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, have concluded that both acupuncture and Alexander technique significantly reduce neck pain and associated disability over a 12 month period when compared with usual care alone. (
  • After 12 months, pain was reduced by 32% for those receiving acupuncture and 31% for those having Alexander lessons. (
  • A study undertaken in Brazil has shown acupuncture to be effective in reducing neck pain and improving range of neck motion in women with local myofascial pain. (
  • Both acupuncture groups reported a significant reduction in pain levels, compared with the sham group, and both acupuncture treatments also resulted in small increases in cervical (neck) range of motion. (
  • Pressure pain sensitivity in the neck was found to decrease more significantly following acupuncture than following relaxation. (
  • 1,2 Although progress has been made in the availability of pain-assessment tools and the understanding of pain pharmacotherapy, research suggests that hospitalized children are still receiving inadequate analgesia. (
  • 8 The assumption that increased distractibility in children indicates a lack of pain may lead to the incorrect conclusion that pediatric patients do not perceive pain as noxious stimuli and therefore need minimal analgesia. (
  • Laparoscopy should be attempted if the patient is hemodynamically stable, a high index of suspicion remains, or the patient complains of increasing pain despite adequate analgesia. (
  • TANAKA and colleagues, Pacific Wellness Institute, Toronto, Ontario Canada studied the physiological effect of superficial acupuncture stimulation during a patients exhalation phase in a sitting position (SES). (
  • The patients were treated one time per day with 5 acupuncture points being needled each time. (
  • Acupuncture for the Treatment of Hot Flashes in Cancer Patients -- 5. (
  • Quality of Life of Cancer Patients after Acupuncture and Moxibution Treatment -- 10. (
  • Recent Clinical Trials of Acupuncture for Cancer Patients. (
  • Acupuncture has shown efficacy for advanced breast and lung cancer patients with dyspnea (difficulty breathing) when compared to a sham group. (
  • In a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute study, researchers received a grant of $1.2 million from the NIH to establish the role acupuncture may play in the treatment of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. (
  • She added that the high hospitalization rates for such patients "indicate a clear need for new interventions to ameliorate their distress and promote their quality of life," and that "acupuncture holds promise as one such technique. (
  • Like acupuncture, CHM can be used to relieve nausea in chemotherapy patients. (
  • All of these could increase the validity of ST-36, SP-6 and PC-6 acupuncture stimulation as a therapeutic tool in veterinary patients. (
  • Most new patients are surprised to learn that having acupuncture needles inserted is often completely painless. (
  • In a three-arm trial, 517 patients were randomly allocated to receive acupuncture (up to 12 sessions), Alexander treatment or usual care. (
  • To evaluate the effect of Chinese Traditional Medicine, acupuncture and moxa treatment, on the semen quality in patients with semen abnormalities. (
  • In a prospective, controlled and blind study, nineteen patients, aged 24 years ~ 42 years and married for 3 years ~ 11 years without children with semen abnormalities in concentration, morphology and/or progressive motility without apparent cause, were randomized into two groups and submitted to acupuncture and moxa treatment at the therapeutic (Study Group) and the indifferent points (Control Group), respectively, for 10 weeks. (
  • The Chinese Traditional Medicine acupuncture and moxa techniques significantly increase the percentage of normal-form sperm in infertile patients with oligoastenoteratozoospermia without apparent cause. (
  • We have proposed this prospective, controlled and blind study on infertile patients presented semen abnormalities in concentration, morphology and/or progressive motility to evaluate if acupuncture and moxa treatments could improve the semen parameters. (
  • Patients of the Study Group were treated with classic acupuncture and moxa (warming acupuncture points) at the therapeutic points (Tables1 & 2). (
  • This suggests that these patients are still receiving inadequate analgesia. (
  • Acupuncture is a Chinese medical treatment involving insertion of thin sterile metal needles into specific areas of the body. (
  • Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin of the body involving the application of penetration of thin needles [ 18 ]. (
  • A Western acupuncturist makes a medical diagnosis in the conventional way, uses needles to influence the physiology of the body according to the conventional (scientific) view, and regards the acupuncture as a conventional treatment along with drugs or surgery, or whatever else the patient requires. (
  • Neither of these eminent doctors used Chinese philosophy to explain acupuncture, but simply inserted needles into the painful points. (
  • Acupuncture needles stimulate the flow of energy, known as Qi [pronounced ' chee' ] which circulates in pathways (meridians) within the body. (
  • Acupuncture can positively influence these imbalances by the insertion and stimulation of needles within the body and restore the balance. (
  • Conventional Acupuncture involves the use of single use, pre-sterilised, disposable needles of varying widths, lengths and materials that pierce the skin at the Acupuncture points. (
  • Laser stimulation may be used to effect any Acupuncture treatment for which needles are typically used. (
  • Acupuncture, used to balance the meridian matrix system through the use of needles or other means, is one of the earliest forms of practicing Energy Medicine along with Ayurveda medicine from India. (
  • The acupuncture filiform needles were 2.5 cm long of 30 gauge. (
  • Acupuncture treats illness and ailment by targeting precise points on the body through insertion of sharpened objects such as needles (Leung, 2012). (
  • Acupuncture, a medical practice based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, involves inserting thin, solid and flexible stainless steel needles into the body. (
  • When your acupuncture needles are inserted, you may feel nothing at all or you could feel a mild tingling, warmth, soreness, numbness or a heaviness like a muscle ache. (
  • It is currently self-published by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS). (
  • Western medical acupuncture looks very similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture. (
  • The modern history of Western medical acupuncture starts in the 1970s with Felix Mann, a medically qualified doctor who took the trouble to learn Chinese so that he could better understand the acupuncture that he had learned in both Europe and China. (
  • Since the 1970s, Western medical acupuncture has gradually earned its place and become more widely accepted alongside conventional Western therapies in a modern health service. (
  • Each can be used for a different purpose, which is why anyone using Western medical acupuncture needs to understand the patient's condition in terms of its conventional diagnosis and pathology. (
  • Western medical acupuncture was later derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] which is an ancient system of medicine which dates as far back as 1000BC. (
  • Journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture , 16(3). (
  • As a result, nonpharmacological analgesics, such as electrical stimulation and acupuncture, have received increased attention ( Coutaux, 2017 ). (
  • Moxabustion and Cupping are techniques used to introduce warmth into the Acupuncture points, either at the end of the Acupuncture needle in the case of Moxabustion, or to areas which require increased stimulation of QI flow in the case of cupping. (
  • Combined laser stimulation of ST-36 and LI-4 has also induced significant analgesia based on tooth pulp generated somatosensory evoked potential in rabbit [20]. (
  • Chinese medicine practitioners typically individualise treatments, choosing relevant acupuncture points according to the Chinese medicine diagnosis reached. (
  • Acupuncture treatments can aid in restoring the body back to health (homeostasis). (
  • Fifty-two women with primary dysmenorrhoea were assigned to one of four treatments: EA at Sanyinjiao SP-6, EA at Xuanzhong GB-39, EA at an adjacent non-meridian point or no acupuncture (waiting list group). (
  • Our results suggest that acupuncture may provide a systemic treatment for cancer. (
  • The objective of this NIH Consensus Statement is to inform the biomedical research and clinical practice communities of the results of the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. (
  • The Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) promotes research in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and was actively involved in the November 1997 Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture, sponsored by the NIH. (
  • Moreover, many basic as well as clinical studies have indicated that analgesia following acupuncture treatment involves the body's own endogenous opioid system, which is also known to be a key factor in placebo analgesia. (
  • 11 One sham-controlled clinical trial on acupuncture for acute LBP reported a greater improvement in the real acupuncture group after one treatment. (
  • Recent studies have revealed that a group of miRNAs are involved in the neural mechanism of acupuncture treatment in hypertensive rats [ 30 ]. (
  • Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia? (
  • Of these, the ones that are perhaps the best on the subject of acupuncture are Singh & Ernst's Trick or Treatment and Barker Bausell's Snake Oil Science . (
  • This is achieved by your clinician understanding your medical history in order to prescribe a treatment plan to treat the source of imbalance with the correct acupuncture points. (
  • Concludes that despite the findings that the odds ratios of existing literature suggest a role for acupuncture in the treatment of depression, the evidence thus far is inconclusive. (
  • Conclusion: The notion that acupuncture is an effective symptomatic treatment for fibromyalgia is not supported by the results from rigorous clinical trials. (
  • Concludes that there is no evidence to support the use of acupuncture for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). (
  • Concludes that there is currently no evidence that auricular acupuncture is effective for the treatment of cocaine dependence. (
  • In addition, the integration of acupuncture with Western medicine in cancer treatment and recent clinical trials are included as well. (
  • Integrating Acupuncture with Western Medicine in Cancer Treatment -- 15. (
  • Acupuncture Treatment of Facial Palsy. (
  • The importance of clearing blocks prior to facial acupuncture treatment. (
  • Recently, a more generalized acupoint-brain-organ model was proposed that acupuncture first stimulates the corresponding brain cortex via the nervous system, thereby controlling the chemical or hormone release to the disordered organs for treatment. (
  • 21,22 Animals which respond poorly to acupuncture analgesia can be rendered good responders by treatment with D-phenylalanine which inhibits the degradation of met-enkephalin 23 . (
  • The authors conclude that lifestyle advice based on acupuncture theory leads to active patient engagement, and this in turn makes an important contribution to treatment benefits. (
  • Acupuncture was given by professional practitioners with at least 15 years experience in traditional Chinese treatment. (
  • As a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a clinically proven medical treatment for many diseases, and it also has preventative effects as it balances the body, allowing it to self-regulate. (
  • Acupuncture treatment can delay tumor growth and changes of intestinal bacteria in osteosarcoma tumor-burdened mice. (
  • In addition, acupuncture treatment has delayed the changes of the relative abundance of Bacteroidetes , Firmicutes and Candidatus Saccharibacteria at the phylum level. (
  • Catabacter , Acetatifactor and Aestuariispira ) has been regulated by using acupuncture treatment, and the trend of structural changes of these bacteria at the genus level has also been postposed compared to that of the tumor-burdened mice model group. (
  • Needle depth and direction at each point were in accordance with the acupuncture treatment fundamentals [9], obtaining needling sensation (Teqi) at each point. (
  • Results: Acupuncture and TCM, are one of the most researched area of non-conventional, complementary therapies. (
  • We have already demonstrated convincingly established by the management of the majority of acupuncture point physiological responses. (
  • The clinical effectiveness of acupuncture continues to attract controversy. (
  • Concludes that systematic reviews of acupuncture have overstated effectiveness by including studies likely to be biased. (
  • Acupuncture/Acupressure for weight reduction? (
  • Acupressure uses the Physiotherapist's hands over Acupuncture or trigger points in order to relieve muscle tightness or to stimulate QI flow and balance the body. (
  • 12 In clinical trials of acupuncture for acute LBP, participants were treated for up to 6 weeks. (
  • 1 Broadly, acupuncture stimulates the release of endogenous opioids and serotonin, activates glutamate and diffuse noxious inhibitory control systems, 2-4 and has local segmental effects. (
  • According to medical studies, acupuncture stimulates the release of β-endorphin, encephalin, and endomorphin, which then activate the μ- and δ-opioid receptors. (
  • Further research is likely to uncover additional areas where acupuncture interventions will be useful. (
  • Reliable conclusions from systematic reviews make it clear that acupuncture does not work for a whole range of conditions, except as a placebo. (
  • Effect of Acupuncture on Heart Rate Variability: A Systematic Review. (
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture) 3 or Dipl. (
  • O.M. (Diplomate of Oriental Medicine) 4 by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) . (
  • However, it is unknown whether mindfulness-meditation-based analgesia is mediated by endogenous opioids. (
  • Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. (
  • Acupuncture points and meridians have been discovered to have high electric conductance which is related to high density of gap junctions. (
  • According to the Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 the meridian system in acupuncture consists of about 400 acupuncture points and 20 meridians connecting most of the points. (
  • Acupuncture is intertwined in the relationships between Qi, Xue, and the meridians of the body. (
  • Role of acupuncture in stress management. (
  • Acupuncture and women's health: an overview of the role of acupuncture and its clinical management in women's reproductive health. (
  • 27 The current neurohumoral theory of acupuncture has been mostly descriptive with little prediction power. (
  • Perhaps that is not surprising insofar as the modern western practice of acupuncture owes more to Chinese nationalistic propaganda that started in the time of Mao-Tse Tung than it owes to ancient wisdom (which often turns out to be bunk anyway). (
  • The practice of acupuncture in Chinese medicine originated in the area of the Yellow River in China. (
  • In recent years, the application of functional neuroimaging, microarray technology, proteomic analysis, and metabolomics analysis has significantly improved our understanding of the mechanism of acupuncture [ 25 - 28 ]. (
  • However, although there are a large number of mechanistic reports on the mechanism of acupuncture in the literature, we still have a poor knowledge on how acupuncture works [ 29 ]. (
  • They provide no robust evidence that acupuncture works for any indication. (
  • Acupuncture may be offered as an adjunct or alternative to these approaches. (
  • As adjunct analgesia, some providers are now using auto - inhalation of nitrous oxide and some practice acupuncture. (
  • Advanced members of the AACP are quaified to practice traditional chinese acupuncture (TCM) to treat more complex conditions with varying causations. (
  • Some of the original concepts of traditional acupuncture are not supported by good scientific evidence. (
  • The BMJ Group has decided to endorse acupuncture at a time when it is emerging that the evidence for any specific effect is very thin indeed. (
  • Immediate Effect of Acupuncture at Sanyinjiao (SP6) and Xuanzhong (GB39) on Uterine Arterial Blood Flow in Primary Dysmenorrhea. (
  • Immediate Analgesia Effect of Single Point Acupuncture in (Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (
  • In acupuncture analgesia, the peripheral nervous system has been shown to be crucial in mediating the effect. (
  • Researchers in Belgium have found that just one session of acupuncture can already start to ease the discomfort of whiplash injuries. (