The following article reviews the study and results of 27 clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of primary headaches (migraine, tensions and mixed-type headaches). Click here to view the full case report.
Cancer pain is a difficult problem for clinicians because analgesic drugs do not always procure complete relief. After curative cancer treatment, pain often remains the dominant symptom affecting the patient’s physical and psychological state. Acupuncture, for treatment of chronic pain, has been evaluated in many trials.
The following excerpt is from “Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee” (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2004 RCT): Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a major cause of morbidity, limitation of activity, and health care utilization, especially in elderly patients. Pain and functional limitation are the primary […]
The following excerpt is from “Meta-Analysis:Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain” (Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005) Low back pain is the most common cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45 years of age in the United States and is the second most frequent reason for visits to the physician. A 1997 U.S. survey showed […]
It has long been accepted that acupuncture, puncturing and scraping needles at certain points on the body, can have analgesic and anesthetic effects, as well as therapeutic effects in the treatment of various diseases. This therapy, including acupuncture anesthesia, has drawn the attention of many investigators and become a research subject of international interest around […]
Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in the recent literature can be classified into four categories as shown below. 1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved, through controlled trials, to be an […]