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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447711/no-355-physiologic-basis-of-pain-in-labour-and-delivery-an-evidence-based-approach-to-its-management
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Julie Bonapace, Guy-Paul Gagné, Nils Chaillet, Raymonde Gagnon, Emmanuelle Hébert, Sarah Buckley
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence relating to nonpharmacological approaches in the management of pain during labour and delivery. To formulate recommendations for the usage of nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. OPTIONS: Nonpharmacological methods available for pain management during labour and delivery exist. These should be included in the counselling and care of women. EVIDENCE: PubMed and Medline were searched for articles in French and English on subjects related to "breastfeeding," "pain," "epidural," "anaesthesia," "analgesia," "labour," "labor," and combined with "gate control theory," "alternative therapies," "massage," "position," "mobility," "TENS," "bathing," "DNIC," "acupuncture," "acupressure," "sterile water injection," "higher center," "control mind," "cognitive structuring," "holistic health," "complementary therapy(ies)," "breathing," "relaxation," "mental imagery," "visualization," "mind focusing," "hypnosis," "auto-hypnosis," "sophrology," "mind and body interventions," "music," "odors," "biofeedback," "Lamaze," "Bonapace," "prenatal training," "gymnastic," "chanting," "haptonomy," "environment," "transcutaneous electrical stimulus-stimulation," "antenatal education," "support," "continuous support," "psychosocial support," "psychosomatic medicine," "supportive care," "companion," "intrapartum care," "nurse," "midwife(ves)," "father," "doula," "caregiver," " hormones," "oxytocin," "endorphin," "prolactin," "catecholamine," "adrenaline," and "noradrenaline" from 1990 to December 2015...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447382/randomized-controlled-trial-of-acupuncture-for-women-with-fibromyalgia-group-acupuncture-with-traditional-chinese-medicine-diagnosis-based-point-selection
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Scott D Mist, Kim Dupree Jones
Background: Group acupuncture is a growing and cost-effective method for delivering acupuncture in the United States and is the practice model in China. However, group acupuncture has not been tested in a research setting. Objective: To test the treatment effect of group acupuncture vs group education in persons with fibromyalgia. Design: Random allocation two-group study with repeated measures. Setting: Group clinic in an academic health center in Portland, Oregon...
February 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446994/-it-s-better-in-a-group-anyway-patient-experiences-of-group-and-individual-acupuncture
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Elizabeth Chuang, Noa Hashai, Michele Buonora, Jonathan Gabison, Benjamin Kligler, M Diane McKee
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pain is prevalent, burdensome, and costly, and there are ethnic and racial disparities in treatment. Acupuncture is effective and safe, but access is limited. Group acupuncture can decrease cost and increase capacity by decreasing clinic space needs and increasing patient volume per acupuncturist; however, the effectiveness and patient acceptability of group and individual session acupuncture have never been directly compared. DESIGN: The Acupuncture Approaches to Decrease Disparities in Pain Treatment (AADDOPT-2) study is a randomized comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture for chronic pain...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446873/laser-stimulating-st36-with-optical-fiber-induce-blood-component-changes-in-mice-a-raman-spectroscopy-study
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Heng Zhang, Zhenyi Chen, Jiping Wu, Na Chen, Wenjie Xu, Taihao Li, Shupeng Liu
ST36 is a commonly-used acupoint in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treatment of inflammations, pains and gastrointestinal disturbs. For decades,the low power laser acupuncture has been widely applied as an alternative therapy to traditional metal needle acupuncture and achieved relatively fine therapeutic effect for ST36-related symptoms with reduction of uncomfortableness and infection risks. However its disadvantages of low penetrativity and lack of manipulation skills limit its potential performance...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445354/effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-recovery-outcomes-of-stroke-survivors-with-shoulder-pain-a-systematic-review
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Janita Pak Chun Chau, Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Xingfeng Yu, Kai Chow Choi, Alexander Yuk Lun Lau, Justin Che Yuen Wu, Vivian Wing Yan Lee, William Hoi Ngai Cheung, Jessica Yuet Ling Ching, David R Thompson
Background: Poststroke shoulder pain limits stroke survivors' physical functioning, impairs their ability to perform daily activities, and compromises their quality of life. The use of acupuncture to manage shoulder pain after a stroke is believed to free the blockage of energy flow and produce analgesic effects, but the evidence is unclear. We therefore conducted a systematic review to summarize the current evidence on the effects of acupuncture on the recovery outcomes of stroke survivors with shoulder pain...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440043/acupuncture-versus-medication-for-pain-management-a-cross-sectional-study-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Ting Bao, Susan Q Li, Josh L Dearing, Lauren A Piulson, Christina M Seluzicki, Robert Sidlow, Jun J Mao
AIM OF THE STUDY: Breast cancer survivors who take aromatase inhibitors (AI) often suffer from chronic pain. Emerging evidence supports the use of acupuncture as an effective pain management strategy for this condition, but its acceptability among cancer survivors is unknown. We evaluated breast cancer survivors' preferences for acupuncture as compared with medication use and identified factors predictive of this preference. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study among breast cancer survivors who were currently, or had been, taking an AI...
February 10, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436372/the-acupuncture-therapeutic-approach-in-temporal-arteritis-vasculitis-a-case-report
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Yılmaz Sezgin
Temporal arteritis is a form of vasculitis that involves the large and medium-diameter arteries and leads to progressive headache. Symptoms may be accompanied by vision disorder, subfebrile temperature, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss, sweating and joint pains. While cortisone therapy reduces the symptoms, its effects in terms of improving quality of life are limited. We elected to benefit from the effects of acupuncture in order to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life in a case of temporal arteritis, a chronic disease...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436371/cost-utility-analysis-of-electro-acupuncture-comparing-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-nsaids-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-low-back-pain
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Mahdi Toroski, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedian, Mohammad Hosein Ayati
INTRODUCTION: and Objective: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is among the most common and important reasons for visiting a spine surgeon by patients; it is the second cause of visiting a doctor. Low back pain can cause considerable suffering and is a major financial burden in the society. There are many different methods available for the treatment of CLBP. This study aimed to compare the cost-utility of Electro-acupuncture (EA) and NSAIDs, as two common treatment methods for patients with CLBP...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436370/isoflurane-and-the-analgesic-effect-of-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-in-an-animal-model-of-neuropathic-pain
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Lauren Naomi Spezia Adachi, Rafael Vercelino, Carla de Oliveira, Vanessa Leal Scarabelot, Andressa de Souza, Liciane Fernandes Medeiros, Stefania Giotti Cioato, Wolnei Caumo, Iraci L S Torres
The present study aimed to determine whether isoflurane interferes with the analgesic effects of acupuncture (Ac) and electroacupuncture (EA), using a neuropathic pain (NP) rat model. In total, 140 male Wistar rats were used; isoflurane-induced nociceptive response was evaluated using the von Frey test, serum calcium-binding protein β (S100β) levels, and nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the left sciatic nerve. The NP model was induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve at 14 days after surgery...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434804/a-clinical-study-on-acupuncture-in-combination-with-routine-rehabilitation-therapy-for-early-pain-recovery-of-post-stroke-shoulder-hand-syndrome
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Jinling Zheng, Qinglian Wu, Lu Wang, Ting Guo
The clinical effect of acupuncture in combination with rehabilitation therapy for post-stroke shoulder-hand syndrome (SHS) was explored. Patients (178) with post-stroke SHS who received treatment in the Dalian Second Hospital from March 2012 to March 2016 were included in this study. The patients were divided into experimental group (89 cases) and control group (89 cases). Patients in the control group received rehabilitation therapy, while those in the treatment group received acupuncture treatment in addition to rehabilitation therapy...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429932/the-use-of-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-cam-for-pregnancy-related-low-back-and-or-pelvic-girdle-pain-an-online-survey
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Ciara M Hughes, S D Liddle, Marlene Sinclair, Julie E M McCullough
Low back and pelvic girdle pain (LBPGP) is a common complaint among pregnant women, which increases throughout pregnancy and women use various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies to manage their pain. Using an online survey, CAM treatments used by pregnant women in the UK and their perceptions of these therapies to relieve LBPGP were investigated. 191 women completed the survey and 70% experienced LBPGP lasting more than one week. Over half of women who sought treatment from a GP or physiotherapist were dissatisfied...
February 2, 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428928/new-concepts-of-chronic-pain-and-the-potential-role-of-complementary-therapies
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Ken Wojcikowski, Vanessa J Vigar, Christopher J Oliver
Context • The mechanisms of chronic pain involve complex neuroplastic changes at all 3 orders of neurons involved in the transmission of pain as well as changes in the descending inhibitory pathway. Although traditional pharmaceutical therapies have some efficacy, substantial scope exists for a new model of individualized therapy, tailored to the specific response of each patient. Because changes occur at all levels of the pain pathway, successful treatment may require a combination of therapies with different mechanisms of action...
March 10, 2018: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424157/-clinical-observation-of-5-cases-of-diabetes-insipidus-complicated-with-skeletal-fluorosis
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Shuan-Chi Wang, Xiao-Bing Tao, Fang-Fang Wang, Nan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanism of diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis and the surgical treatment of spinal canal stenosis caused by skeletal fluorosis. METHODS: From January 2000 to November 2011, 5 patients with diabetes insipidus complicated with skeletal fluorosis were treated with drug and cervical or thoracic posterior decompression including 2 males and 3 females with age of 35, 45, 47, 49, 55 years old respectively. The symptoms was mainly limb motor sensory disturbance accompanied by polyuria and polyuria...
July 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410721/i-ching-balance-acupuncture-treatment-of-migraines-insomnia-and-depression-in-a-post-ovariectomy-patient-receiving-hormone-replacement-therapy
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Arkady Kotlyar
Introduction: Surgical menopause is associated with symptoms that can affect a woman's quality of life (QoL) significantly. These symptoms include migraines, insomnia, and depression. Case: A 45-year-old Caucasian female presented at an acupuncture clinic. Fourteen years prior, she had been diagnosed with ovarian carcinoma, underwent ovariectomy, and was prescribed hormone replacement therapy. Deteriorating QoL caused her to seek acupuncture for migraines, insomnia, and depression. The outcomes sought for treatment of this case included intensity, duration, and frequency of migraines, insomnia, and depression, as well as her QoL...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410720/auricular-acupuncture-and-skin-cancer-detection-an-opportunity
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Daniel G Federman, Jurgen L Holleck
Background: Auricular acupuncture is effective for many patients with pain. Many skin malignancies and precancerous lesions are found on the head and neck. Practitioners of acupuncture are in a unique situation to detect cutaneous malignancy at an early state. Case: An 83-year-old man referred for Battlefield Acupuncture was found to have a scalp lesion suspicious for malignancy as well as several precancerous lesions. Results: Referral to a dermatologist led to excision of a basal-cell cancer and treatment of actinic keratoses...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410719/use-of-acupuncture-in-the-united-states-military-healthcare-system
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Cathaleen Madsen, Avni Patel, Megan Vaughan, Tracey Koehlmoos
Objectives: The Military Healthcare System (MHS) shows increasing interest in acupuncture as an alternative to opioids for pain control. However, specific factors associated with this procedure in the MHS are not well-described in literature. This study examines usage within the MHS to determine patterns among the diagnoses, provider types, and facilities associated with acupuncture. Materials and Methods: Acupuncture-treated patients were identified from TRICARE claims data in the MHS Data Repository as having at least one acupuncture treatment in fiscal year (FY) 2014...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410716/cellular-reorganization-plays-a-vital-role-in-acupuncture-analgesia
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REVIEW
Conner E Liddle, Richard E Harris
Background: Acupuncture has a long history of relieving many forms of pain. However, many of acupuncture's mechanisms are still unknown and/or misunderstood. Objective: This review looks at past research on many different methods and targets of study related to acupuncture. The main focus is upon the importance of connective-tissue planes in and around acupuncture points. Method: Relevant articles from journals as well as books on the topic were searched manually for information related to the topic. Results: Various studies offered different (and sometimes interrelated) mechanisms for how acupuncture needling results in analgesia among other effects...
February 1, 2018: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401732/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis-a-case-study
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Joana Teixeira, Maria João Santos, Luís Carlos Matos, Jorge Pereira Machado
Background: Osteoarthritis is a widespread chronic disease seen as a continuum of clinical occurrences within several phases, which go from synovial inflammation and microscopic changes of bone and cartilage to painful destructive changes of all the joint structures. Being the most common joint disease, it is the leading cause of disability in working individuals above 50 years of age. In some cases, conventional treatments produce just a mild and brief pain reduction and have considerable side-effects. Contemporary Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a model of systems biology based on a logically accessible theoretical background...
February 5, 2018: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399314/therapeutic-and-analgesic-efficacy-of-laser-in-conjunction-with-pharmaceutical-therapy-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Hooman Ebrahimi, Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mina Khayamzadeh, Amirabbas Zahedi, Atossa Mahdavi
Introduction: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most common neuralgia in the head and neck region and a common cause of orofacial pain. It is routinely treated with carbamazepine. Laser, acupuncture and radiofrequency are among other treatment modalities for this condition. This study sought to assess the efficacy of laser therapy in conjunction with carbamazepine for treatment of TN. Methods: A total of 30 patients who met the inclusion criteria were divided into 2 groups of cases and controls (n=15) by double blind randomized controlled clinical trial...
2018: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397089/brain-functional-connectivity-network-studies-of-acupuncture-a-systematic-review-on-resting-state-fmri
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REVIEW
Rong-Lin Cai, Guo-Ming Shen, Hao Wang, Yuan-Yuan Guan
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a novel method for studying the changes of brain networks due to acupuncture treatment. In recent years, more and more studies have focused on the brain functional connectivity network of acupuncture stimulation. OBJECTIVE: To offer an overview of the different influences of acupuncture on the brain functional connectivity network from studies using resting-state fMRI. SEARCH STRATEGY: The authors performed a systematic search according to PRISMA guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Integrative Medicine
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