FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture and chiropractic for pain management

By MEGAN THIELKING @meggophone MAY 10, 2017 Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and…

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Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis

Pauline Anderson February 24, 2017 “True” acupuncture reduces migraine frequency, number of days with migraine, and pain intensity compared with “sham” acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture, a randomized trial shows. These are some of the “several benefits” of acupuncture for patients with headache shown in this study, said author Fanrong Liang, MD, Acupuncture and…

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Acupuncture Cuts Crying in Colicky Infants

by Molly Walker Staff Writer, MedPage Today January 16, 2017 Acupuncture as a treatment for infants with colic was associated with both a reduction in total colic-related crying time and a reduction in the number of infants who met the criteria for colic following treatment, a small randomized trial found. Infants receiving acupuncture showed significant…

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Acupuncture for Depression: The Mechanism Underlying Its Therapeutic Effect

This is the title of a study published in Medical Acupuncture. The authors looked up different underlying chemical pathways known to be involved with depression, and they found that acupuncture treatment actually seems to affect them, and may be why some people with depression respond to treatment. To cite this article: Muthmainah and Nurwati Ida. Medical…

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The clinical effect of acupuncture therapy in patients with gouty arthritis

Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine , 11/01/2016 Lu WW, et al. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy in the treatment of acute gouty arthritis. In context of the findings,, the authors illustrate that acupuncture is an effective and safe therapy for patients with gouty arthritis.…

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Acupuncture and splinting helps carpal tunnel syndrome

Electroacupuncture and splinting versus splinting alone to treat carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial CMAJ September 6, 2016 vol. 188 no. 12 First published June 6, 2016, doi: 10.1503/cmaj.151003 Vincent C.H. Chung, PhD Abstract Background: The effectiveness of acupuncture for managing carpal tunnel syndrome is uncertain, particularly in patients already receiving conventional treatments (e.g.,…

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Ear Acupuncture May East Inflammation in Chronic Low Back Pain

I was reading on a study published in 2014 in the journal Medical Acupuncture where they were trying to figure out how ear acupuncture helps low back pain.  They thought it may have to do with inflammation, so they did blood tests for inflammation markers before treatment, 30 minutes after the first treatment, and every week for…

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