Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances

Pauline Anderson October 30, 2017 SAN DIEGO — The last two decades have seen “unprecedented advances” in the use of acupuncture to treat pain conditions, with a “rapid rise” in the number and quality of related published studies, according to a physician who is an experienced acupuncture practitioner. “Right now, we have a pretty solid…

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Acupuncture in the treatment of restless legs syndrome

This article showed that acupuncture added to low dose gabapentin (300 mg/day) is clinically useful for restless leg syndrome.  The acupuncture treatment was 3 times per week for a total of 10 sessions.  The treatment lasted at least 8 weeks after that. AUGUST 23, 2017 Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Raissi G, et al.…

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Reducing Pain Medications Using Acupuncture in the Military

In this study in Medical Acupuncture, the number of opioid prescriptions decreased and patients reported improved symptom control, ability to function, and sense of well-being after receiving courses of acupuncture by their primary care physicians.  This is good news, considering the opioid epidemic going on in America today.  Let’s help our veterans! Reduction in Pain…

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Acupuncture for Migraine: a Feasible Option?

April 07, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Patients with migraine without aura experienced a long-term reduction in migraine recurrence after undergoing acupuncture compared with patients undergoing a sham procedure. “True acupuncture manifested persisting superiority and clinically relevant benefits for at least 24 weeks in migraine prophylaxis, including reducing the number of migraine frequency and days with…

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Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study

Date: June 18, 2017 Source: RMIT University Summary: The world’s largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. The study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency…

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The acupuncture effect on median nerve morphology in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: An ultrasonographic study

An increase in the cross sectional area (thickness) of the median nerve at the wrist is associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. This study showed that not only did acupuncture help with the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, but also reduced the thickness of the median nerve! JUNE 07, 2017 Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Ural…

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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 for the Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathy

The authors of this study report how the majority of studies showed benefit for acupuncture in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Alexandra Dimitrova, MD, Charles Murchison, MS, and Barry Oken, MD, PhD Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. ABSTRACT Objectives: Neuropathy and its associated pain pose great therapeutic challenges. While there has…

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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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