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Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
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October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081875/how-do-you-treat-dystonic-movements-in-the-upper-extremity-in-your-practice
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October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067145/electroacupuncture-therapy-for-auricular-paresthesia
#3
Masaya Fukushima, Hinata Sakuraba, Nobuko Shiraiwa, Shonosuke Matsushita
Background: The great auricular nerve (GAN) provides sensory innervation to the skin around the auricle. Although disorder of this nerve has been reported, great auricular neuralgia, as reported by Blumenthal in 1992, is uncommon. The authors report a case of auricular paresthesia that responded well to electroacupuncture treatment (EAT). Case: A man in his 60s was consulted in the clinic after a 6-month history of experiencing tingling sensations of the skin around the auricle. General degenerative deformity of the cervical spine was observed using computed radiography scans and magnetic resonance imaging; tactile hyperesthesia in the skin of the GAN area was also noted...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067144/integrating-acupuncture-for-the-management-of-costochondritis-in-adolescents
#4
Katerina Lin, Cynthia Tung
Background: Costochondritis is a common condition involving inflammation of the costochondral or chondrosternal joints. Conventional management of costochondritis includes pain medications, but these do not provide full recovery in all patients. There is limited information on adjunctive acupuncture for pediatric costochondritis. Cases: This article describes the use of acupuncture in the management of costochondritis in adolescent patients. A retrospective chart review was conducted for 3 patients who received acupuncture treatment for costochondritis at a tertiary pediatric medical center...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067143/a-proposed-neurologic-pathway-for-scalp-acupuncture-trigeminal-nerve-meninges-cerebrospinal-fluid-contacting-neurons-brain
#5
Shuya Wang, Kun Liu, Yuan Wang, Shuyou Wang, Xun He, Xiang Cui, Xinyan Gao, Bing Zhu
Objective: Scalp acupuncture is a somatic stimulation therapy that produces prominent clinical effects when used to treat cerebral diseases. However, this acupuncture's therapeutic mechanisms have not yet been well-addressed. Scalp acupoints are innervated by the trigeminal nerve, which is coincident with the intracranial sensory afferents as well as with the meningeal vessels. In recent years, cerebrospinal fluid-contacting neurons have been found and proved to transmit allergic substances between brain the parenchyma and meninges, representing a possible network between scalp acupuncture and the brain...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067142/intermittent-96-hour-auricular-electroacupuncture-for-hot-flashes-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-study
#6
Tyvin Rich, Gerald W Porter, Luisel Ricks-Santi, Tzvi Milshtein, Thomas Corbin
Objective: The hot flash is a common vasomotor disorder that causes distress in menopausal women and that can be debilitating in men with prostate cancer who are treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). The utility of auricular electroacupuncture (AEA) was tested exclusively for a small cohort of men with ADT-induced vasomotor symptoms while the men underwent a course of curative radiotherapy. Materials and Methods: Prior to and during radiotherapy treatment, men with vasomotor symptoms were given repeated questionnaires regarding severity and frequency of hot flashes, quality of life (QoL), and sleep over a 6-week span of an AEA protocol...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067141/biomagnetic-pair-therapy-and-typhoid-fever-a-pilot-study
#7
Bryan L Frank
Objective: This pilot study examined the laboratory responses of patients with laboratory-documented typhoid fever who were treated with Biomagnetic Pair Therapy (BPT; medical biomagnetism), a specific application of pairs of magnets for various ailments that are infectious and otherwise. Materials and Methods: This study was an assessment of patients' response to treatment with only BPT for Salmonella typhi infections (typhoid fever) using standard conventional laboratory techniques. The research was conducted in an outpatient village clinic in Kenya...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067140/influence-of-internal-organ-pathology-on-vascular-permeability-of-related-skin-zones-an-attempt-to-visualize-organ-projection-areas
#8
Jan Z Szopiński, Victor Mngomezulu
Objective: Pathology of an internal organ/body part changes electrical features of the corresponding skin areas-organ projection areas (OPAs)-which are often identified with traditional acupuncture points/zones. Once the resistance "breakthrough effect" has been induced in these specific skin areas, rectification of applied electrical currents (a diode phenomenon) occurs. In addition, increased impedance can be observed. It is presumed that these skin bioelectrical phenomena are the result of increased local capillary permeability with extravasation of blood-plasma albumins...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067139/influence-of-electroacupuncture-and-laser-acupuncture-on-treating-paresthesia-in-patients-submitted-to-combined-orthognathic-surgery-and-genioplasty
#9
Renata F de Oliveira, Ricardo S Goldman, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Patricia Moreira de Freitas
Objective: The goal of this research was to observe the influence of electroacupuncture (EA) and laser-acupuncture on the return of tactile/pain sensitivity in patients who underwent orthognathic surgery. Materials and Methods: Thirty volunteers subjected to orthognathic surgery were evaluated and randomly divided into 2 groups, in which 3 treatments were evaluated: control (n = 30) (G0, medication + placebo laser treatment) and 2 experimental treatments (n = 15) (G1, medication + EA) or G2 (medication + laser-acupuncture)...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067138/does-ear-acupuncture-have-a-role-for-pain-relief-in-the-emergency-setting-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
REVIEW
Andrew L Jan, Emogene S Aldridge, Ian R Rogers, Eric J Visser, Max K Bulsara, Richard C Niemtzow
Objective: Ear acupuncture might be the form of acupuncture best suited to improving acute pain management in the emergency department (ED). The primary aim of this review was to assess the analgesic efficacy of ear acupuncture in the ED. Secondary outcomes included measures of patient satisfaction, adverse effects, cost, administration techniques, and reduction of medication usage. Methods: Seven databases and Google Scholar were searched up to April 27, 2017, using MeSH descriptors for three overarching themes (ear acupuncture, pain management, and emergency medicine)...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067137/acupuncture-and-cutaneous-medicine-is-it-effective
#11
Mary van den Berg-Wolf, Thomas Burgoon
Background: In China, acupuncture has been used as a form of medical therapy for more than 2500 years. It is a part of traditional medical practice and is used to treat the entire spectrum of human and veterinary disease. Although dermatologic disease has received much less attention in worldwide acupuncture research than pain and musculoskeletal conditions, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting acupuncture's usefulness in this area. Objective: The aim of this article was to review the evidence in the literature regarding the usefulness of acupuncture in managing dermatologic illness...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067136/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-an-acupuncture-approach
#12
Poovadan Sudhakaran
Background: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an adult onset neurodegenerative disorder that has no curative treatment and is usually fatal. Modern medicine treatment is mostly supportive. Acupuncture has much more to offer by way of symptomatic relief and improving quality of life (QoL). Useful points for the treatment of bulbar paralysis, paralysis of upper and lower extremities, and correction of underlying Disharmony Patterns are discussed and an illustrative case is presented to demonstrate the acupuncture approach for treating ALS...
October 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874927/six-sessions-of-emotional-freedom-techniques-remediate-one-veteran-s-combat-related-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#13
Lorna Minewiser
Background: Reports show high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Veterans who served in the Gulf Wars. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) comprises an evidence-based practice that is highly effective at reducing symptom severity in Veterans with PTSD. The case report here is of one of the Veterans who participated in a replication study of the first Veteran Stress Research Study conducted by Church et al. Results of that study demonstrated that EFT was highly effective at treating the psychologic symptoms of PTSD...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874926/craniosacral-therapy-and-visceral-manipulation-a-new-treatment-intervention-for-concussion-recovery
#14
Gail Wetzler, Melinda Roland, Sally Fryer-Dietz, Dee Dettmann-Ahern
Background: Military service members and veterans face health issues related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially during combat, use of heavy equipment, and exposures to environmental hazards and explosives. There were 400,000 TBIs reported in deployed U.S. troops in 2012. Athletes are also subject to TBI. Studies have indicated that some manual therapies could be helpful for treating patients who have post-concussive syndrome. Objective: This case series report describes the effects of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Visceral Manipulation (VM), and Neural Manipulation (NM) modalities for treating patients who have post-concussion syndrome...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874925/controlled-rhythmic-yogic-breathing-as-complementary-treatment-for-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-military-veterans-a-case-series
#15
Joseph Walker, Deborah Pacik
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a cluster of symptoms in which a person persistently relives a traumatic event, through recurring thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks for at least 1 month or more. There are various behavioral and medical treatment options for PTSD. Mind-body techniques, such as biofeedback and breathing-based stress reduction, have shown some promise in the treatment of PTSD symptoms. The purpose of this case series was to examine controlled yogic breathing as a complementary treatment of PTSD in military veterans...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874924/reduction-in-pain-medication-prescriptions-and-self-reported-outcomes-associated-with-acupuncture-in-a-military-patient-population
#16
Paul Crawford, Donald B Penzien, Remy Coeytaux
Background: Acupuncture is being offered to patients as part of routine medical care in selected military bases in the United States. There is little published information about the clinical outcomes associated with acupuncture in these clinical settings. Objective: The goal of this research was to assess clinical outcomes observed among adult patients who received acupuncture treatments at a United States Air Force medical center. Materials and Methods: This retrospective chart review was performed at the Nellis Family Medicine Residency in the Mike O'Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874923/noninvasive-brain-stimulation-maladaptive-plasticity-and-bayesian-analysis-in-phantom-limb-pain
#17
REVIEW
Leon Morales-Quezada
Introduction: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a common and poorly understood pathology of difficult medical control that progressively takes place after amputation occurs. Objective: This article discusses the multifactorial bases of PLP. These bases involve local changes at the stump level, spinal modifications of excitability, deafferentation, and central sensitization, leading to the development of maladaptive plasticity, and consequentially, defective processing of sensory information by associative neural networks...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874922/an-overview-of-the-use-of-neurofeedback-biofeedback-for-the-treatment-of-symptoms-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-military-and-civilian-populations
#18
REVIEW
Sarah N Gray
Background: Neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback, is an operant conditioning treatment that has been studied for use in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in both civilian and military populations. In this approach, users are able to see or hear representations of data related to their own physiologic responses to triggers, such as stress or distraction, in real time and, with practice, learn to alter these responses in order to reduce symptoms and/or improve performance. Objective: This article provides a brief overview of the use of biofeedback, focusing on neurofeedback, for symptoms related to TBI, with applications for both civilian and military populations, and describes a pilot study that is currently underway looking at the effects of a commercial neurofeedback device on patients with mild-to-moderate TBIs...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874921/functional-medicine-approach-to-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Alice C Richer
Background: The U.S. military has seen dramatic increases in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among military personnel due to the nature of modern-day conflicts. Conventional TBI treatment for secondary brain injuries has suboptimal success rates, and patients, families, and healthcare professionals are increasingly turning to alternative medicine treatments. Objective: Effective treatments for the secondary injury cascades that occur after an initial brain trauma are unclear at this time. The goal of successful treatment options for secondary TBI injuries is to reduce oxidative stress, excitotoxicity, and inflammation while supporting mitochondrial functions and repair of membranes, synapses, and axons...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874920/the-manual-stimulation-of-acupuncture-points-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-a-review-of-clinical-emotional-freedom-techniques
#20
Dawson Church, David Feinstein
Background: The manual stimulation of acupuncture points has been combined with components of cognitive and exposure therapies into a clinical and self-help approach known as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). More than 40 clinical trials and four meta-analytic reviews of EFT treatments have demonstrated large effect sizes with a range of conditions, including pain, PTSD (in both civilian and military veteran populations), phobias, anxiety, and depression. Objective: This review describes the approach, with a focus on PTSD in veterans and service members, provides an overview of how EFT is most commonly applied, and outlines obstacles and cautions related to its implementation...
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