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sciatica acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of sciatica. Guangzhou Zengcheng Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers conducted a randomized clinical trial and determined that warm needle acupuncture achieves a 96.15% total effective rate. [1] In a comparison of treatment protocols, two types of acupuncture were compared. Two groups received identical treatments using electroacupuncture; however, one group also received warm needle acupuncture via moxibustion. Warm needle acupuncture produced a 96.15% total effective rate compared with unheated needles, which achieved a 69.23% total effective rate.

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Acupuncture reduces low back pain and referred leg pain for patients with lumbar disc herniations. Haikou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers compared the therapeutic results of two groups. One group received oral diclofenac and the other group received acupuncture in addition to diclofenac. The group receiving the integrative medicine treatment protocol significantly outperformed the group receiving drug monotherapy. The researchers conclude that acupuncture significantly contributes to pain reduction for patients with lumbar disc herniations.

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Acupuncture reduces pain levels for cancer survivors. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), University of California (San Diego), and Veterans Administration Medical Center (Pennsylvania) researchers conclude that both electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture produce superior patient outcomes compared with usual care. [1] In a randomized clinical trial conducted in New York and New Jersey, acupuncture produced significant reductions in pain scores.

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Acupuncture demonstrates clinical efficacy for relieving pain after Cesarean delivery (C-section). Xu et al. compared patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PICA) monotherapy with an electroacupuncture integrative medicine protocol. Based on the data, the researchers conclude that electroacupuncture plus medications is significantly safer and more effective in producing pain relief than drug monotherapy. [1] The research delineates specific acupuncture points demonstrating the ability to disrupt pain signal transduction pathways.

sleep apnea acupuncture

Acupuncture increases the total effective rate of drug therapy for the relief of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine researchers combined acupuncture with drug therapy (montelukast plus mometasone). Patients receiving only medications had a 60.0% total effective rate. The addition of acupuncture increased the effective rate to 80.0%. [1] The results were measured with the apnea hypopnea index (AHI), minimum nocturnal arterial oxygen saturation scores (SaO2), and attention impairment indicators at the completion of all medical treatments.

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Acupuncture demonstrates clinical efficacy for the treatment of persistent hiccups induced by stroke. First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers conclude that acupuncture treatment combined with medications is superior to drug monotherapy. Based on clinical results, the researchers add that acupuncture is a worthwhile treatment application due to its simplicity, safety, and cost-effectiveness for the treatment of hiccups induced by stroke. [1]

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Acupuncture alleviates pain, according to modern scientific research. Several recent findings underscore the efficaciousness of acupuncture. Harvard Medical School, Georgetown University, University of Arizona College of Medicine investigators conclude that acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of low back pain, based on an evidence-based systematic meta-analysis. The research team adds that their conclusion is consistent with US CDC Guidelines and the American College of Physicians (ACP), which conclude that acupuncture is a “first-line” medical procedure for the treatment of low back pain. [1]

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Acupuncture outperforms a type of drug therapy for the treatment of chronic insomnia and associated poor memory. Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital researchers compared the effectiveness of acupuncture with estazolam drug therapy for the treatment of chronic insomnia disorders. Acupuncture outperformed drug therapy for the improvement of sleep quality and episodic memory function. [1] Episodic memory is a category of memory that retrieves information about a person’s recent or past events and experiences.

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Acupuncture is a an effective medical intervention for patients suffering from lower back pain, according to researchers from Harvard Medical School (Boston), Georgetown University (Washington, DC), University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix), and other medical institutions. The findings are based on an evidence-based systematic meta-analysis of numerous clinical trials. The research team adds that their determination is consistent with CDC Guidelines and the American College of Physicians (ACP), which conclude that acupuncture is a “first-line” medical procedure for the treatment of low back pain. [1]

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Acupuncture reduces the frequency of migraine headache attacks. Hospital and university researchers tested a specific set of acupuncture points for clinical efficacy. A team of 14 licensed acupuncturists (with at least 5 years of professional experience each) administered 20 acupuncture treatments in a randomized controlled trial. Each acupuncture treatment lasted for 30 minutes. Patients received acupuncture treatments every other day for the first 10 sessions, followed by a 9 day break, and then received another 10 sessions of acupuncture every other day.

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HealthCMi (Healthcare Medicine Institute) new live webinars and distance learning acupuncture continuing education courses for state CEU and NCCAOM PDA acupuncture license renewal credit are now available. Certificates of completion apply to the entire United States plus Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and more. Live acupuncture webinars feature the ease and privacy of the Zoom platform and acupuncture distance learning courses are available anytime, 24 hours a day, at HealthCMi online.

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Acupuncture outperforms drugs for the relief of cancer pain. Research demonstrates that late-stage cancer patients have greater pain reductions using a special acupuncture point over the use of medications. This special use scenario applies to postoperative pain relief and pain prevention and management. Based on the findings, the non-pharmacologic and analgesic properties of acupuncture are clinically appropriate for late-stage cancer patients. An evaluation of the data indicates that an integrative medicine approach to patient care increases both the safety and efficacy of pain management by providing non-pharmacologic options, which helps to reduce dependence on opioids.

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Florida, Minnesota, and Arizona Mayo Clinic researchers find systematic review evidence indicating that acupuncture is safe and effective for the alleviation of pain due to cancer. Acupressure and laser acupuncture were excluded from the study; however, filiform acupuncture needling, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS), and scalp acupuncture were included. The researchers note that the exclusion of acupressure and laser acupuncture from the investigation reduces heterogeneity and improves the quality of the results.

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Acupuncture was found effective for treating Parkinson’s Disease induced constipation in a recent clinical study conducted at the Wuhan City Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Researchers determined that acupuncture markedly relieves non-motor symptoms. Also, acupuncture significantly improved patients’ quality of life scores without the side effects associated with laxatives or gastrointestinal agent ingestion. [1]

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Acupuncture has been found effective for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in a controlled clinical trial conducted at Ziyang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The investigation ranged from January 2018 to September 2019. The researchers determined that electroacupuncture applied along the Shaoyang meridian, complemented with functional training, markedly promotes pain relief as well as the restoration of knee joint function without causing side effects. [1]

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Acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of neck pain due to cervical spondylosis, a disorder caused by intervertebral disc degeneration. Researchers determined that electroacupuncture provides optimal therapeutic results when compared with manual acupuncture. Electroacupuncture produced a 96.67% total effective rate and manual acupuncture produced an 86.7% total effective rate.

shoulder periarthritis acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective for shoulder pain relief. Two independent investigations find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of scapulohumeral periarthritis, which involves inflammation of the shoulder region (including the tendons, muscles, and bursa). Both investigations determined that acupuncture successfully improves shoulder function and reduces or eliminates pain.

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Acupuncture is effective for alleviating lumbar disc herniation pain and improves mobility. Researchers conclude that patients receiving acupuncture in an integrated treatment regimen have superior patient outcomes compared with patients solely receiving massage therapy or medications. Researchers note that stimulation of certain acupoints improves blood circulation and metabolism, thereby reducing neuritis (peripheral nerve inflammation) by activating qi and blood. [1] The results of two independent investigations demonstrate that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for the treatment of lower back pain due to disc herniations.

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Acupuncture exerts anesthetic effects and reduces requirements for anesthetic drug use during endoscopic sinus surgery. Researchers from the Shuguang Affiliated Hospital (Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine) combined acupuncture with general anesthesia. Patients receiving both general anesthesia and acupuncture in a combined treatment protocol had superior patient outcomes compared with patients receiving only anesthetic drugs. The researchers conclude that the addition of acupuncture to a general anesthesia treatment regimen reduces the total dosage requirements for anesthetic drugs and mitigates associated adverse effects. [1]

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Acupuncture is an effective measure against juvenile myopia. In one investigation, eye chart testing confirms that a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine produces a high success rate for eyesight improvement. Another investigation confirms the results with added measurements including reductions in photophobia, eye dryness, and visual fatigue.