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Rogéria Gonçalves de Carvalho Fonseca, Andreia Maria Silva, Luiza Faria Teixeira, Valéria Regina Silva, Luciana Maria Dos Reis, Adriana Teresa Silva Santos
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effect of auricular acupoint associated with physical exercise on balance, mobility and fear of falling in the elderly. METHOD: The study is characterized as a clinical, controlled and randomized trial with 22 elderly sampled divided into two groups: kinesiotherapy group (KG, n = 11) and kinesiotherapy/auriculotherapy group (AKG, n = 11). The instruments used for evaluation were Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I); Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and Timed up and Go Test (TUG)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Mozhgan Saffari, Zahra Khashavi, Mahboubeh Valiani
Background: Infertility means failure to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Infertile women may experience severe stress and depression. Numerous studies have indicated that auriculotherapy could reduce stress. Thus, the aim of the present study was to determine the effect of auriculotherapy on the stress and the outcome assisted reproductive technology in infertile women. Materials and Methods: The present study was a clinical trial that was conducted on 56 infertile women aged 20-45, who were assigned into two groups of intervention and control, from November 2014 to November 2015...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Sharareh Koleini, Mahboubeh Valiani
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a series of physical and psychological symptoms before menstruation which its prevalence around the world has been reported to be 80%. Consumption of vitamin B6 is a common treatment for this syndrome, and this study was conducted to compare the effect of auriculotherapy and vitamin B6 on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a clinical trial. Eighty-four female students who lived at the university dorm were randomly selected and allocated into two groups of 42...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Im Quah-Smith, Gerhard Litscher, Peijing Rong, Terry Oleson, Gary Stanton, Arnyce Pock, Richard Niemtzow, Steven Aung, Raphael Nogier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
David Alimi, Jacques E Chelly
OBJECTIVES: To propose at the auriculotherapists a New Universal Nomenclature of Auriculotherapy, able to receive any mapping whatsoever. DESIGN: We built this proposition by using electronic database search to find the different formulations of Auricular Acupuncture Points (AAPs), by studying neuroradiology methods describing reliable and reproducible marks able to adapt to all brain morphologies, by studying the analysis of brain dissections, showed us the internal organization of the brain; and after having proved the neurophysiological correlations between auricular displays and their brain correspondences...
January 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Ruth Natalia Teresa Turrini, Talita Pavarini Borges de Souza, Carolina Felicio Marques, Renata Tavares Franco Rodrigues, Karen Charlesworth
Objectives: to evaluate the effectiveness of the auricular protocol (APPA) in reducing pain and anxiety and improving the quality of life of the nursing staff of a hospital. Method: randomized clinical trial with an initial sample of 180 professionals divided into 4 groups Control (G1), Seed (G2), Needle (G3) and Tape (G4). The evaluation instruments were the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, Pain Visual Analog Scale and Quality of Life instrument, applied at the start and after five and 10 sessions (five weeks)...
April 6, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Levent Tekin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Reginaldo Roque Mafetoni, Antonieta Keiko Kakuda Shimo
OBJECTIVE: Assessing the effects of auriculotherapy in pain control and its outcomes on the duration of labour. METHOD: This is a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial with preliminary data. Thirty pregnant women with gestational age ≥ 37 weeks, cervical dilatation ≥ 4 cm and two or more contractions in 10 minutes were selected and randomly divided into three groups: auriculotherapy, placebo and control. Auriculotherapy was applied using crystal beads on four strategic points...
September 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Lorna Suen, Wai Hon, Kai Wang Yeung, Chao Hsing Yeh, Hon Fat Wong
BACKGROUND: Lower urinary tract symptoms, which commonly occur among older men, include urinary retention, voiding difficulty, frequent feeling of urinary urgency, and nocturia. Auriculotherapy, a Chinese medicine approach, is a therapeutic method in which specific points in the auricle are stimulated to achieve specific therapeutic purposes. This randomised controlled pilot study aimed to determine whether magneto-auriculotherapy alone or in combination with laser auriculotherapy is more effective than placebo for symptom relief and enhancement of quality of life...
October 2016: Lancet
Lorna K P Suen, Chao Hsing Yeh, Simon K W Yeung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Yu Xiang, Xing Wu, Chuanjian Lu, Kaiyi Wang
Psoriasis is a chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory skin disease which affects around 2-3% of the global population. Current pharmacotherapy is effective, however medication with safe and long-lasting therapeutic effects is needed. Acupuncture for psoriasis is widely used in China as well as other Asian countries, and is gradually becoming accepted globally. To determine the characteristics and advantages of acupuncture treatment for psoriasis, and to improve the clinical outcomes of this disease in the future, this review summarizes literature on acupuncture treatment for psoriasis published between 2009 and 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Hélio Sampaio-Filho, Juliane Sotto-Ramos, Erika Horácio Pinto, Marcia Regina Cabral, Priscila Larcher Longo, Isabel Peixoto Tortamano, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Daniela Fátima Teixeira Silva, Christine Pavani, Anna Carolina Ratto Tempestini Horliana
BACKGROUND: A comfortable postoperative return to daily activities has increased the need to control inflammation after third molar surgery. Anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics are not exempt from adverse effects such as allergies and chronic gastritis, and they are not without cost. The association between low-level laser and auricular acupuncture can be an alternative when conventional drugs are contraindicated. Among its advantages, we can mention the low risk of side effects, low cost and simplicity of application...
September 2, 2016: Trials
Faraína Rodrigues Vasconcelos Franco, Luciano Alberto Castro, Maria Cristina Borsatto, Erika Aparecida Silveira, Rejane Faria Ribeiro-Rotta
BACKGROUND: Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain disorder that is difficult to diagnose and refractory to treatment; it is more prevalent in pre- and postmenopausal women. Acupuncture and auriculotherapy have been suggested as options for the treatment of pain because they promote analgesia and allow for the reduction of symptoms with lower doses of drugs; this leads to greater patient compliance with treatment and has a positive effect on quality of life. Clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of BMS are scarce in the literature...
February 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Lorna K P Suen, Chao Hsing Yeh, Simon K W Yeung
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritic knee (OA knee) is a common condition in the elderly. Exploration of non-invasive complementary therapies for OA knee is warranted given the limitations of pharmacologic therapies. Auriculotherapy (AT) is a therapeutic method in which specific points on the auricle are stimulated to treat various disorders of the body, and the therapeutic value and synergistic effect of laser auriculotherapy (LAT) when combined with magneto-auriculotherapy (MAT) merits further investigation...
July 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Jiovanni Toca-Villegas, David Esmer-Sánchez, Jesús García-Narváez, Martín Sánchez-Aguilar, Juan Francisco Hernández-Sierra
BACKGROUND: The high frequency of post-operative pain in the patients after laparoscopic cholecystectomy has led to the need to use multiple analgesic therapies. These include auriculotherapy, although not very good results have been obtained with the traditional techniques. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of modified auriculotherapy for post-operative pain control in laparoscopic cholecystectomy patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Double-blind controlled clinical trial...
May 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
E Viel, A Vanoli, A Melis, F Rocher, B Schipman, D Truong
OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to highlight the efficiency of auriculotherapy in the treatment of hot flushes, especially in cancer-related menopausal transition. METHODS: We used systematically collected data from patients in 2014 in a medical oncology practice. The treatment was made according to the guidelines of The Inter-University Diploma and the cartography of the World Health Organization; data on satisfaction were collected orally. RESULTS: In 2014, 49 patients, among whom 41 had cancer, were treated for hot flushes...
June 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Denise Hollanda Iunes, Érika de Cássia Lopes Chaves, Caroline de Castro Moura, Bruna Côrrea, Leonardo César Carvalho, Andreia Maria Silva, Emília Campos de Carvalho
Introduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of auriculotherapy with mustard seeds in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), anxiety, and electromyographic (EMG) activity in university students. Methodology. The State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for TMDs (RDC/TMDs), and electromyography were used in this study of 44 college students with high levels of anxiety and TMDs. The subjects were divided into two groups: an auriculotherapy (AA) group (n = 31) and an AA sham group (n = 13)...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Antonietta Santoro, Stefania Lucia Nori, Letizia Lorusso, Carmine Secondulfo, Marcellino Monda, Andrea Viggiano
The objective of our study was to investigate if auriculotherapy (AT) can modulate pain threshold. In our experiments, AT consisted of placing Vaccaria seeds over the "fingers point" of one ear. Two groups of healthy volunteers were enrolled for the study. Each subject was asked to perform an autoalgometric test developed by our group on three occasions: before, 1 hour after, AT and 24 hours after AT. Participants of the first group received a 2-minute long session of AT, while participants of the second group received a 2-minute long session of sham treatment, consisting of a puncture/massage above the skin of the neck...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Maria Júlia Paes da Silva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluated the efficacy of auriculotherapy for improving quality of life and reducing stress in nursing staff. METHOD: Single-blind radomizad clinical trail envolving 175 subjects randomized in: Control (G1), Protocol Group (G2) and without Protocol Group (G3). They were evaluated by the Stress Symptoms List and SF36v2 at baseline, after 12 sessions and follow up (30 days), between January and July 2012. RESULTS: Both intervention groups reduced stress (p <0...
January 2015: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Mahboubeh Valiani, Imaneh Khaki, Zahra Shahshahan, Mehri Sirus
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrine disorders with a prevalence of 5-10% in women. This syndrome is one of the major causes for menstrual disorders and is treated by medicational and non-medicational methods. This study aimed to define the effect of auriculotherapy on menstruation disorders in girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a clinical trial conducted on 60 single girls aged 18-35 years with clinical, laboratory, and sonography signs...
March 2015: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
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