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Lorna K P Suen, Chao Hsing Yeh, Simon K W Yeung
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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...
September 15, 2016: 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...
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...
September 1, 2016: 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...
April 27, 2016: 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
Gary A Sforzo, Miranda Kaye, Gale D Ayers, Betina Talbert, Marilyn Hill
BACKGROUND: Tobacco abuse is a well-recognized scourge on health and healthcare costs. Attempts to facilitate tobacco cessation are rarely better than marginally effective. PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To describe an observational trial of an existing and highly successful tobacco cessation program featuring health coaching as the primary intervention. Core components of program design and data are presented and may serve as a model for other public health settings. METHODS: Health coaching and three complementary program components (auriculotherapy, alpha-electrical stimulation, and relaxation techniques) are presented...
September 2014: Global Advances in Health and Medicine: Improving Healthcare Outcomes Worldwide
Roberta de Paiva Silva, Erika de Cássia Lopes Chaves, Sandra Cristina Pillon, Andréia Maria Silva, Denis da Silva Moreira, Denise Hollanda Iunes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the contribution of auriculotherapy in smoking cessation. METHOD: Double-blind randomized controlled trial, conducted with 30 smokers allocated into two groups: Experimental Group (21 participants received 10 sessions of auriculotherapy at specific points for smoking) and Control Group (nine participants received auriculotherapy in points that have no effect on the focus of research). RESULTS: Auriculotherapy contributed in reducing the number of cigarettes smoked in 61...
October 2014: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Mario Bernardo-Filho, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Pedro J Marin, Shyang Chang
BACKGROUND: Chinese meridian system of acupuncture has recently been deciphered as the fractal continuum of neurovascular bundles and its smaller branches. The corresponding acupuncture mechanism of therapeutics has been attributed to the magneto-electric inductive effects of the meridian system via chaotic wave of nerve innervations and blood flow. Hence, based on the proposed theory, the important sensory organ of the ears should be able to exert its influence on visceral organs and peripheral limbs...
2014: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
Yuan Ming Di, Brian H May, Anthony Lin Zhang, Iris Wenyu Zhou, Christopher Worsnop, Charlie C L Xue
BACKGROUND: This systematic review evaluated the effects of ear acupuncture, ear acupressure and auriculotherapy for cigarette smoking cessation (SC) at end-of-treatment (EoT), three, six and 12 months follow-up. METHODS: Searches of six English and Chinese databases located 25 randomized controlled trials (3735 participants). Methodological quality was assessed using Cochrane Risk of Bias. Meta-analyses were conducted in two pools: 1. SC-specific ear acupuncture/acupressure or auriculotherapy (EAP/R) vs...
September 1, 2014: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Leonice Fumiko Sato Kurebayashi, Maria Júlia Paes da Silva
OBJECTIVE: this randomized single blind clinical study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of auriculotherapy with and without a protocol for reducing stress levels among nursing staff. METHOD: a total of 175 nursing professionals with medium and high scores according to Vasconcelos' Stress Symptoms List were divided into 3 groups: Control (58), Group with protocol (58), Group with no protocol (59). They were assessed at the baseline, after 12 sessions, and at the follow-up (30 days)...
May 2014: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Li-Hua Yang, Pei-Bei Duan, Shi-Zheng Du, Jin-Fang Sun, Si-Juan Mei, Xiao-Qing Wang, Yuan-Yuan Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To assess the clinical evidence of auriculotherapy for constipation treatment and to identify the efficacy of groups using Semen vaccariae or magnetic pellets as taped objects in managing constipation. METHODS: Databases were searched, including five English-language databases (the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and AMED) and four Chinese medical databases. Only randomized controlled trials were included in the review process. Critical appraisal was conducted using the Cochrane risk of bias tool...
August 2014: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Anne-Marie Marlow
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June 2014: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Pierre Rabischong, Claudie Terral
Background: Using a modern scientific basis, this article examines clinical findings and experimentally reproducible data that demonstrate reliably the objective reality of the auriculotherapy procedures initiated by Paul Nogier, MD, of Lyon, France. Objective: The aims of this review are to: (1) identify the Chinese acupoints and all relevant related subjects; (2) offer a critical analysis of different auricle cartographies or ear maps; and (3) evaluate evidence for auriculotherapy with respect to the constant progress of our knowledge of nervous-system organization...
April 1, 2014: Medical Acupuncture
Jeffrey P Otjen, Kara Mallon, Julie C Brown
The use of magnets as a component of complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly common. Magnet therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions and often involves tiny magnets adhered to the skin. In auriculotherapy, magnets are placed in specific locations of the ear pinnae which represent particular parts of the body. While generally considered safe, these magnets have the potential to cause imaging problems and serious injury during MRI. We report a case of auriculotherapy magnets which escaped detection despite the use of screening forms and a walk-through metal detector...
March 2015: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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