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Ultrasound guided acupuncture

Blanca de la Cruz Torres, Manuel Albornoz Cabello, Paula García Bermejo, José Naranjo Orellana
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) is a novel minimally invasive approach, which involves the application of a galvanic current via an acupuncture needle. As in any procedure involving needling, vagal reactions have been reported during PNE. OBJECTIVE: To examine for changes in autonomic activity during the US-guided PNE technique on healthy patellar tendons by measurement and analysis of heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS: Twenty-two male footballers were randomly allocated to: a control group (11 players), for whom HRV was recorded for 10 min, both at rest and during an exhaustive US examination of the patellar tendon and adjacent structures; and an experimental group (11 players), for whom HRV was recorded for 10 min, both at rest and during application of US-guided PNE on the patellar tendon...
August 2016: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
José L Arias-Buría, Sebastián Truyols-Domínguez, Raquel Valero-Alcaide, Jaime Salom-Moreno, María A Atín-Arratibel, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objective. To compare effects of ultrasound- (US-) guided percutaneous electrolysis combined with an eccentric exercise program of the rotator cuff muscles in subacromial pain syndrome. Methods. Thirty-six patients were randomized and assigned into US-guided percutaneous electrolysis (n = 17) group or exercise (n = 19) group. Patients were asked to perform an eccentric exercise program of the rotator cuff muscles twice every day for 4 weeks. Participants assigned to US-guided percutaneous electrolysis group also received the application of galvanic current through acupuncture needle on each session once a week (total 4 sessions)...
2015: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Fermín Valera-Garrido, Francisco Minaya-Muñoz, Francesc Medina-Mirapeix
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) is a novel minimally invasive approach which consists of the application of a galvanic current through an acupuncture needle. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and ultrasonographic effectiveness of a multimodal programme (PNE, eccentric exercise (EccEx) and stretching) in the short term for patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis, and to determine whether the clinical outcomes achieved decline over time...
December 2014: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Yu Ding, Yue-xiang Wang, Xian Shi
UNLABELLED: OBJECTIVEL to study the visualization of acupotomy therapy and to summarize differences of interventional ultrasound combined with acupotomy on spinal and articular diseases. METHODS: With randomized block design, 20 cases of shoulder periarthritis, 20 cases of knee arthritis, 20 cases of lumbar disc herniation and 20 cases of cervical disc herniation were divided into an ultrasound-guided group and regular group, 10 cases of each diseas in each group...
November 2013: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Roy Settergren
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case study is to describe the treatment of a patient with tendinopathy using sonographically guided dry needling. Tendinopathies are a highly prevalent problem in musculoskeletal medicine, and no one form of treatment has gained universal acceptance as being superior to another. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 30-year-old woman with a 4-month history of anterolateral right shoulder pain was diagnosed with supraspinatus tendinopathy upon physical examination, which was confirmed with diagnostic sonography...
March 2013: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Gregor Stenhouse, Paul Sookur, Martin Watson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether autologous conditioned plasma offers any therapeutic advantage over ultrasound-guided dry needling as a stand-alone procedure in the treatment of refractory lateral epicondylitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective, randomized pilot study of 28 patients (11 men, 17 women, mean age, 49.1  years) with refractory lateral epicondylitis (mean symptom duration, 19.1 months) who underwent either dry needling (n = 13) or dry needling combined with autologous conditioned plasma (ACP) injection (n = 15)...
November 2013: Skeletal Radiology
Yu Ding, Yue-Xiang Wang, Xian Shi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and safety of visualized acupotomy. METHODS: The ultrasound-guided acupotomy was applied to 52 cases of soft tissue injury and osteoarthropathy. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) was adopted. VAS score was observed before and after treatment. The modified knee joint scale of hospital for special surgery (HSS) and Constant-Murley shoulder function scale were used to assess the joint function of patients with arthritis of knee and periarthritis of shoulder...
April 2012: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
L Ouldamer, H Marret
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the existing literature on therapeutic alternatives to hysterectomy and myomectomy for management of symptomatic uterine fibroids other than medicinal treatment and embolization. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pubmed, Cochrane and Embase contents were searched up to December 2010. RESULTS: The Nd:YAG laser appeared to be effective but equipment's cost and postoperative adherence risk limited its development. Bipolar, microwave and cryomyolysis are still investigational...
December 2011: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Jongbae J Park, Margeaux Akazawa, Jaeki Ahn, Selena Beckman-Harned, Feng-Chang Lin, Kwangjae Lee, Jason Fine, Robert T Davis, Helene Langevin
BACKGROUND: Although acupuncture sensation (also known as de qi) is a cornerstone of traditional acupuncture therapy, most research has accepted the traditional method of defining acupuncture sensation only through subjective patient reports rather than on any quantifiable physiological basis. PURPOSE: To preliminarily investigate the frequency of key sensations experienced while needling to specific, quantifiable tissue levels (TLs) guided by ultrasound (US) imaging...
December 2011: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Rostyslav V Bubnov
The aim of the study was to examine the use of trigger point dry needling under ultrasound guidance and myofascial release for the treatment of myofascial pain and to increase the provability of the puncture treatment by visual verification. A review of modern and traditional approaches to myofascial pain treatment is presented in the article. For the first time the trigger point was visualized by ultrasound (US) in this study and ultrasound guided needling therapy of muscles was performed as well. The group of 91 patients, suffered from myofascial pain of different location was included in the study...
July 2010: Likars'ka Sprava
Dong Xu, Jian-Qiao Fang
OBJECTIVE: To explore acupuncture-assisted anesthesia in transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy via the perineum. METHODS: One hundred and five cases of prostate biopsy were randomly divided into two groups. For 51 cases in observation group (group A), the periprostatic nerve plexus block and acupuncture on bilateral Zusanli (ST 36) were applied. For 54 cases in control group (group B), the simple periprostatic nerve plexus block was adopted. Visual Analogue Score (VAS) was used to evaluate the pain extent after biopsy and blood pressure and heart rate were monitored before, during and after operation, separately...
December 2010: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Jens Kessler, Konrad Streitberger
In an experiment on one of the authors, we used ultrasound to visualise an acupuncture needle completely perforating the median nerve at the acupuncture point PC6. During this procedure only a slight sensation occurred, and no pain. We conclude that, in individual cases, the median nerve might be perforated without causing pain or neurological problems.
December 2008: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
Ping Meng, Ling-Ling Wang, Bin Xu, Hai-Xiang Sun
OBJECTIVE: To observe analgesic effect and safety of acupuncture compound anesthesia in transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval. METHODS: Three hundred and sixteen cases undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) were randomly allocated to an acupuncture compound anesthesia group (n = 146) and a simple Pethidine group (n = 170). They received respectively electroacupuncture combined with intramuscular injection of Pethidine and simple intramuscular injection of Pethidine 30 min before oocyte retrieval...
June 2008: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Steven L J James, Kaline Ali, Chris Pocock, Claire Robertson, Joy Walter, Jonathan Bell, David Connell
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound guided dry needling and autologous blood injection for the treatment of patellar tendinosis. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Hospital/clinic based. PATIENTS: 47 knees in 44 patients (40 men, 7 women, mean age 34.5 years, age range 17 to 54 years) with refractory tendinosis underwent sonographic examination of the patellar tendon following referral with a clinical diagnosis of patellar tendinosis (mean symptom duration 12...
August 2007: British Journal of Sports Medicine
P U Farin
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The author analyzes findings of consistency of rotator-cuff calcifications found at ultrasound (US)-guided needle treatment compared with findings of plain radiography, US, and computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Twenty patients had rotator-cuff calcifications (mean diameter, 1.5 cm; range, 1.1-2.6 cm) resistant to conservative therapy. At needle treatments, the consistency was assessed as hard or soft (slurry calcific deposit). In each imaging examination, the calcifications were divided into two groups...
May 1996: Investigative Radiology
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