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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Acupuncture for Pain Management and More!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Acupuncture, an ancient form of medicine that originated in China several thousand years ago, has been used by Canadian physicians since the 1970s. Research on the neurophysiology of acupuncture analgesia supports the theory that it is mediated primarily via the selective release in the central nervous system of neuropeptides. Evidence of its anti-inflammatory effects is emerging. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials provide evidence for acupuncture's effectiveness in treating back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis. Applications of electroacupuncture using transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation can provide good pain relief via home treatment and make management of cancer pain using acupuncture knowledge realistic. Here are the other uses and the benefits we get from acupuncture!

  1. Acupuncture for Chronic Headaches
  2. Verum or Sham Acupuncture Nearly Twice as Effective as Usual Therapy for Back Pain
  3. Acupuncture Reduces Osteoarthritis Symptoms
  4. Acupuncture Effective in Reducing Pain and Dysfunction After Neck Dissection
  5. Acupuncture May Improve Success of In Vitro Fertilization
  6. Acupuncture Can Relieve Hot Flushes Caused by Cancer drugs
  7. Acupuncture Therapy Rapidly Terminates Intractable Hiccups Complicating Acute Myocardial Infarction
  8. Acupuncture May Be Effective for Fibromyalgia
  9. Acupuncture May Be Helpful for Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy
  10. Acupuncture Eases Lower Back Pain
  11. Acupuncture May Help Tension Headaches
  12. Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of AIDS Drugs
  13. Acupuncture May Reduce Symptoms of Persistent Allergic Rhinitis in Children
  14. Acupuncture May Improve Sperm Quality
  15. Acupuncture May Be Effective for Overactive Bladder
  16. Acupuncture for insomnia
  17. Acupuncture for acute stroke
  18. Acupuncture for schizophrenia
  19. Acupuncture for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome
  20. Acupuncture for epilepsy
  21. Acupuncture for depression
  22. Acupuncture for lateral elbow pain
  23. Acupuncture for neck disorders
  24. Acupuncture for shoulder pain
  25. Acupuncture for chronic asthma
  26. Acupuncture for vascular dementia
  27. Acupuncture for Bell's palsy
  28. Acupuncture for induction of labour
These informations are from Medscape, MEDLINE, and eMEDICINE.