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Alternative Medicine

Can acupuncture enhance therapeutic effectiveness of antidepressants and reduce adverse drug reactions in patients with depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

May 23, 2022

Some depressed patients receive acupuncture as an adjunct to their conventional medications.This review aims to provide evidence on whether acupuncture can enhance the therapeutic effectiveness of ant...

Laser meridian massage decreased craving in men with opioid use disorder on methadone maintenance treatment.

May 23, 2022

The incidence of opioid use disorder (OUD) is increasing worldwide, and the opioid-related overdose crisis is currently a major global challenge. This study investigated the effects of adjuvant laser ...

Comparison of the Phytochemical Variation of Non-Volatile Metabolites within Mother Tinctures of Prepared from Fresh and Dried Whole Plant Using UHPLC-HRMS Fingerprinting and Chemometric Analysis.

May 16, 2022

L. has been recognized for centuries as an herbal remedy to treat wounds and promote healing. It also has a long tradition of use in homeopathy. Depending on its medicinal utilization, standardizatio...

Using a consensus acupoints regimen to explore the relationship between acupuncture sensation and lumbar spinal postoperative analgesia: A retrospective analysis of prospective clinical cooperation.

May 02, 2022

This study evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment on postoperative pain in patients with degenerative lumbar spine disease, and explored the relationship between the postoperative analge...

Acupuncture from the perspective of evidence-based medicine - options of clinical use based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.

Apr 25, 2022

Acupuncture is one of the oldest therapeutic methods. The traditional view of acupuncture is represented by influencing energy pathways through stimulation of specific points. The original meridian th...

Low-level laser acupuncture reduces postoperative pain and morphine consumption in older patients with total knee arthroplasty: A randomized placebo-controlled trial.

Apr 25, 2022

Patients commonly develop postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Acupuncture-related techniques and low-level laser therapy could be beneficial for pain management for older individua...

Recent advances in managing chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review.

Apr 18, 2022

The aim in this review was to explore recent advances in chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) management interventions and to identify the implications for practice and future research.A ...

Auricular Acupuncture for Preoperative Anxiety in Parturient Women with Scheduled Cesarean Section: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Blind Study.

Apr 11, 2022

Preoperative anxiety before cesarean section is a major issue. Nonpharmacologic anxiety control is believed to be more suitable in pregnant women. Auricular acupuncture (AA) is an inexpensive, easy-t...

Effect of Chinese herbal topical medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion on pressure ulcer wound healing: A meta-analysis.

Apr 11, 2022

We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of Chinese herbal topical medicine, acupuncture, and moxibustion on pressure ulcer wound healing. A systematic literature search up to January 2022 ...

Status of traditional Chinese medicine healthcare services in nursing homes across China.

Apr 04, 2022

This study aimed to elucidate the status of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) healthcare services provided in nursing homes across China. We investigated 484 nursing homes using self-compiled questio...

Acupuncture for Atraumatic Shoulder Conditions: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Mar 28, 2022

Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders among adults and is caused by a variety of shoulder conditions. The popularity of different acupuncture methods in the nonsurgical tre...

Individualized herbal prescriptions for delayed union: A case series.

Mar 21, 2022

Background Bone fractures are important clinical events for both patients and professionals. Active treatment options are limited for delayed unions and for nonunions; surgery is common but not entire...

In situ analysis of acupuncture protecting dopaminergic neurons from lipid peroxidative damage in mice of Parkinson's disease.

Mar 14, 2022

Acupuncture stimulation has proven to protect dopaminergic neurons from oxidative damage in animal models of Parkinson's disease (PD), but it remains unclear about the in situ information of biochemic...

Modulation of Brain Rhythm Oscillations by Xingnao Kaiqiao Acupuncture Correlates with Stroke Recovery: A Randomized Control Trial.

Mar 14, 2022

In China, Xingnao Kaiqiao (XNKQ) acupuncture has been widely used for stroke treatment. However, its electrophysiological mechanism remains unclear. Hence, this study aims to study how XNKQ acupunctu...

Intranasal low-level laser therapy versus acupuncture treatment for allergic rhinitis: A randomized, noninferiority trial.

Mar 07, 2022

Intranasal low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has already proven its immunosuppressive effects on allergic rhinitis (AR) in experimental studies; however, there is a dearth of clinical evidence supporting...

[Core stability training combined with acupuncture in treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain: a prospective randomized controlled trial].

Feb 28, 2022

To investigate the clinical effect of core stability training combined with acupuncture in the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain (CLBP).Seventy-five CLBP patients were randomly divided in...

[Analysis on rules of acupoint compatibility and application characteristics in acupuncture treatment of migraine based on complex network technique].

Feb 28, 2022

To analyze the compatible rules of acupoints in the treatment of migraine with acupuncture and moxibustion based on complex network technique so as to provide a reference for composing best acupoint r...

Placebo Response Rates in Acupuncture Therapy Trials for Functional Dyspepsia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Feb 21, 2022

Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a functional digestive disease with limited management selection. Previous studies revealed that acupuncture therapy is effective for FD. However, because sham controls we...

Polycystic ovarian syndrome-current pharmacotherapy and clinical implications.

Feb 21, 2022

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrinopathy in women is characterized by polycystic ovaries, chronic anovulation and hyperandrogenism. The treatment in PCOS is mainly symptomatic ...

Interprofessional evidence-based counselling programme for complementary and integrative healthcare in patients with cancer: study protocol for the controlled implementation study CCC-Integrativ.

Feb 14, 2022

According to international literature, patients with cancer wish to have information on complementary and integrative healthcare (CIH). Medical guidelines recommend actively approaching patients with ...