Acupuncture

Physicians Present Recommendations For and Against Acupuncture for Pain

Physicians Present Recommendations For and Against Acupuncture for Pain

In the approach adopted by NICE, the benefit of acupuncture is compared with sham acupuncture rather than a direct comparison with pharmaceutical treatments.

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Trigger Point Injections, Pulsed Radiofrequency for Abdominal Myofascial Pain Syndrome

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Trigger point injection with steroids and pulsed radiofrequency treatment of trigger points may effectively relieve pain associated with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome.

Acupuncture May Be Effective on Pain, Fatigue Associated With Fibromyalgia

Acupuncture May Be Effective on Pain, Fatigue Associated With Fibromyalgia

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A group acupuncture program may represent a safe, tolerated and effective management strategy for women with fibromyalgia by providing greater improvement in global symptom impact, pain, and fatigue compared with education.

Acupuncture, Physiotherapy Combination May Benefit Patients With Tension-Type Headache

Acupuncture, Physiotherapy Combination May Benefit Patients With Tension-Type Headache

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Patients with tension-type headache experience benefit from acupuncture and stretching, especially in combination with pressure pain threshold physiotherapy hands-on techniques.

Pain Expectancy May Affect Perception of Analgesia After Genuine, Sham Electroacupuncture

Pain Expectancy May Affect Perception of Analgesia After Genuine, Sham Electroacupuncture

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Pain expectancy may affect the pain experience in older patients with knee osteoarthritis after genuine and sham electroacupuncture.

No Added Benefit for Acupuncture in Routine Rehabilitation After Total Knee Replacement

No Added Benefit for Acupuncture in Routine Rehabilitation After Total Knee Replacement

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The addition of adjunctive acupuncture to routine rehabilitation therapy after total knee replacement may not provide a significant benefit over exercise only for relieving postoperative pain.

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

Acupuncture Provides Effective Pain Relief in Joint Pain Related to Breast Cancer Treatment

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Acupuncture may represent an effective adjuvant therapy in the management of joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor treatment in postmenopausal women with breast cancer.

Acupuncture May Alleviate Pain in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

Acupuncture May Alleviate Pain in Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Acupuncture may reduce pain intensity and mechanical thresholds in patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia.

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Relief in Military Populations

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Relief in Military Populations

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Electrical stimulation and a higher baseline pain score were shown to be associated with a higher chance of improved pain relief with acupuncture.

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture May Decrease Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture May Decrease Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Electrotherapy and acupuncture were both found to reduce and delay opioid consumption after total knee arthroplasty.

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture Safe, Effective Alternative to Pain Drugs in ED

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency department patients.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Migraine and Headache Management

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Migraine and Headache Management

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Several methods of complementary and integrative medicine bring value and their integration into a headache management plan in the clinical setting empowers patients' healing process.

Psychophysical Responses in Acupuncture vs Sham Laser

Psychophysical Responses in Acupuncture vs Sham Laser

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Acupuncture and mock laser treatment yield similar psychophysical responses.

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

Pressure Pain Sensitivity Predicts Response to Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

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Pressure pain sensitivity is differentially linked to response to sham vs verum acupuncture in patients with fibromyalgia.

Acupuncture Effective for Adhesive Capsulitis Pain

Acupuncture Effective for Adhesive Capsulitis Pain

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Acupuncture was found to effectively alleviate pain associated with primary adhesive capsulitis.

Low back Pain: a new Clinical Guideline From ACP

Low back Pain: a new Clinical Guideline From ACP

The ACP developed the guideline from randomized, controlled trials and systematic reviews published through April 2015 that focused on noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain.

Research Update on Alternative Migraine Treatments

Research Update on Alternative Migraine Treatments

Spinal cord stimulation, neurotechnology, acupuncture, neurostimulation: all effective in treating migraine, headaches.

Acupuncture for Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headache and Pain

Acupuncture for Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headache and Pain

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Acupuncture is more effective than standard care in relieving TBI-associated headaches and pain.

Recommendations for the Management of Chronic Visceral Pain

Recommendations for the Management of Chronic Visceral Pain

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Neurobiological mechanisms are distinct from somatic pain

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