Research & Lifestyle

Acupuncture and Chronic Painful Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Posted on 16/05/2008

In a study carried out at the University of Manchester, UK, forty-six diabetic patients with chronic painful peripheral neuropathy were treated with acupuncture to determine its efficacy and long-term effectiveness. Patients...

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Acupuncture and Face Pain

Posted on 16/05/2008

(i) A retrospective study of 201 patients treated for facial pain by acupuncture over a 10-year period at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, Scotland, showed that overall 62.7% reported improvement. For those with...

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Acupuncture and Foot Pain

Posted on 16/05/2008

A study on 67 patients with medically unresponsive foot pain (despite treatment by such methods as orthotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, analgesics, physical therapy, exercise, local injections of steroids and...

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Acupuncture and Heel Pain

Posted on 16/05/2008

(1) A report in the British Journal of Dermatology describes a female patient who suffered from bilateral heel pain with the appearance of small flesh-coloured papules on weight bearing and larger flesh-coloured papules over the...

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Acupuncture and Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted on 16/05/2008

(1) 44 patents with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee who were awaiting total knee joint replacements were given acupuncture either on the most affected knee only, or on both knees. Points needled were Yinlingquan SP-9, Xuehai...

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Acupuncture for Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted on 16/05/2008

(1) Acupuncture & Spinal Cord injuryA recent clinical trial of acupuncture therapy for spinal cord injury has shown promising results. 100 patients with acute spinal cord injury were randomly divided into two groups. The control...

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Acupuncture, Neck Pain and Whiplash Injury

Posted on 16/05/2008

(1) Acupuncture & neck pain. A study published in the British Medical Journal shows that acupuncture is an effective short term treatment for patients with chronic neck pain. A total of 177 patients with chronic neck pain were...

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Acupuncture and Tennis Elbow

Posted on 16/05/2008

(1) A study on the treatment of tennis elbow using only Yanglingquan GB-34 on the affected side reports that most patients obtained pain relief of 70% (mean pain relief 55%). The results were significantly higher than in a placebo...

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Treatment of Fibromyalgia with Acupuncture

Posted on 16/05/2008

Fibromyalgia is a chronic painful musculoskeletal syndrome of unknown aetiology, characterised by generalised pains in the connective tissues of the body and specific area of knotted muscle fibre - called "trigger points", which...

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Acupuncture and Acupressure for Nausea and Vomiting

Posted on 29/04/2008

Collins KB, Thomas DJ. Acupuncture and acupressure for the management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2004;16(2):76-80. PURPOSE: To review existing research, the National Institutes of Health...

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