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Acupuncture, chinese medicine, chronic tension headache

Hookie Min
This paper purports to identify and analyze the medical information of the frontline soldiers in the Northwest borderland provinces of Han Dynasty, especially Juyan and Dunhuang region, through an heuristic reading of the Juyan Bamboo Slips and the Dunhuang Bamboo Slips of the Han Dynasty. My findings are as follows. The most frequent disease found in the bamboo slips was the external injury. The injury of the frontline soldiers mainly occurred from the quarrels among armed soldiers using weapons. The bamboo slips also demonstrate that the quarrels usually arose due to the fierce tension caused by the frontier line service such as heavy guard activity and labour duty...
April 2015: Ŭi Sahak
M Bäcker, I Tao, G J Dobos
On the current discussion about efficacy and "point-specificity" of the needle therapy To improve the evidence base for acupuncture in pain treatment the German health insurance initiated the so called "Acupuncture randomised trials (ART)" and "German Acupuncture Trials" (GERAC) with a sample size of 300 (ART) and 1000 (GERAC) patients, providing a new dimension in acupuncture research. These studies have yielded data, which indicate that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of migraine, tension type headache, osteoarthritis of the knee and chronic low back pain...
March 10, 2006: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
H G Endres, M Zenz, C Schaub, A Molsberger, M Haake, K Streitberger, G Skipka, C Maier
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting or ambivalent findings on the effectiveness of body acupuncture in pain treatment are often attributed to flaws in study methodology. The paper describes the methodology used for the German Acupuncture Trials (gerac), which demonstrates that it is possible to design acupuncture studies in accordance with the standards of good clinical practice. METHOD: Approximately 1000 chronic pain sufferers per indication (migraine, tension-type headache, low back pain (cLBP), or gonarthrosis) are randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups (verum acupuncture, sham acupuncture, or established conservative therapy)...
June 2005: Der Schmerz
Dieter Melchart, Stefan Hager, Ulrich Hager, Jiazhen Liao, Wolfgang Weidenhammer, Klaus Linde
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of a clinical treatment program with traditional Chinese medicine for migraine and tension-type headache. METHODS: Ninety-one patients with migraine, episodic or chronic tension-type headache according to the criteria of the International Headache Society were randomised into an experimental or a waiting list control group. Patients in the experimental group were treated 4 weeks in a hospital for traditional Chinese medicine after a baseline period of one month...
June 2004: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
D von der Laage
Acupuncture is being increasingly used as one of the most important non-pharmacological therapies in treatment of chronic pain. Chronic headache, especially migraine and tension headache are diseases frequently encountered. In their treatment acupuncture is a method with very few side effects and is a remarkable alternative or addition in the whole concept of treatment. Open and placebo-controlled studies have shown that acupuncture reduces the frequency and intensity of headache in many patients, as well as the use of drugs...
February 25, 1997: Der Schmerz
K A Jellinger
Acupuncture is a valuable method of complementary medicine with broad application in neurology. It is based on the experiences of traditional Chinese medicine as well as on experimentally proven biological (biochemical and neurophysiological) effects. Acupuncture-induced analgesia is mediated by inhibition of pain transmission at a spinal level and activation of central pain-modulating centers by release of opioids and other peptides that can be prevented by opioid antagonists (naloxone). Modern neuroimaging methods (functional MRI) confirmed the activation of subcortical and cortical centers, while transcranial Doppler sonography and SPECT showed an increase of cerebral blood flow and cerebral oxygen supply in normal subjects...
2000: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
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