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Researchers conclude that acupuncture and herbal medicine provide relief for patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis characterized by inflammation of the spine, joints, tendons, or ligaments. Long-term, AS can lead to ankylosis, which is stiffening and often immobility caused by fusion of bones. Ankylosing spondylitis is categorized in Traditional Chinese Medicine in several domains: lower back pain, kyphosis, spinal...
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Researchers find warm needle acupuncture effective for alleviating rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The same investigation reveals that a modified herbal formula prescription of Juan Bi Tang is also effective. The study’s objective data also demonstrates that both approaches to patient care produce significant positive patient outcomes. Acupuncture and the herbal formula produced significant reductions in rheumatoid factors. These are substances in the bloodstream that lead to...
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Distal acupuncture needling results in immediate pain reduction in patients with adhesive capsulitis (AC) and adding acupuncture to conservative therapy for the condition results in shorter recovery times. In this German randomised study, 60 volunteers with primary AC were assigned to acupuncture with press tack needles or placebo press tacks.  Thirty-four volunteers subsequently received normal acupuncture plus conservative therapy in an open follow-up clinical application,...
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Acupressure can improve recovery after acute ankle sprain, leading to shortened disability time, say Chinese clinicians. A total of 62 patients with acute ankle sprains were were randomised to either standard treatment (ST), standard treatment plus acupressure (AP) or standard treatment plus mock acupressure (mock AP). Acupressure treatment consisted of ten minutes of pressure at Yongquan KID-1 on the affected foot, along with pressure at...
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Quelle (13 JANUARY 2017): http://www.healthcmi.com Acupuncture is effective for pain relief. Researchers from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and the Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Fuzhou) document that acupuncture alleviates pain, in part, by regulation of microglial cells. These are non-neural cells that comprise part of the central nervous system structure. Scientists already knew that microglial cells act as macrophages at sites of...
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Acupuncture can reduce pain and medication use in patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN). In a longitudinal case-control study, Brazilian researchers compared 30 healthy subjects with 60 ITN patients, who were randomly assigned to receive acupuncture, sham acupuncture or drug treatment (carbamazepine). Patients in the acupuncture group underwent 10 weekly sessions of verum acupuncture. Needles were applied at Hegu 4 L.I.-4, Sanjian L.I.-3 and Neiting...
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Acupuncture results in both clinical and morphological improvement of the median nerve at the wrist in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) according to researchers from Turkey. Forty-five limbs of 27 female patients were randomly divided into acupuncture and control groups. All patients used a night wrist splint, and patients in the acupuncture group received additional needling at nine acupuncture points (Daling P-7, Ximen P-4,...
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