Advertisement

Alternative Medicine

The Effectiveness of Laser Acupuncture for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies.

Jun 28, 2021

To evaluate the treatment effectiveness of laser acupuncture (LA) in patients with musculoskeletal pain.Major electronic databases, including Medline, PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, and Sco...

Knowledge of Breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother Care Practices Among General Practitioners in Rural Western India.

Jun 28, 2021

Breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) are interventions to reduce neonatal mortality and undernutrition. We investigated the knowledge of allopathic and Ayurvedic, Yoga-naturopathy, Siddha, and...

Manual Acupuncture Plus Usual Care Versus Usual Care Alone in the Treatment of Endometriosis-Related Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study.

Jun 24, 2021

To determine the acceptability and feasibility of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain. A prospective, randomized controlled feasibility study. Outpatient sett...

Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Poststroke Aphasia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Jun 24, 2021

Aphasia is one of the common complications of stroke, and it considerably influences the quality of life of patients. Acupuncture, a therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine for aphasia after stro...

Integrative Medicine: Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Drugs.

Jun 17, 2021

is a genus of flowering herbs in the Cannabaceae family. Federal law defines dried plant material preparations of the subspecies as . The term refers to all products derived from plants. The activ...

Do acupuncture services reduce subsequent utilization of opioids and surgical interventions compared to noninvasive therapies among patients with pain conditions?

Jun 17, 2021

To compare prescribed opioid use and invasive surgical interventions between patients using acupuncture and those using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)/Physical Therapy (PT).Retrospecti...

Perceptions That Influence Acupuncture Use in Hospice Settings: Results of a State-Wide Survey Study.

Jun 17, 2021

Acupuncture is an effective and low-risk therapy for a wide spectrum of medical conditions. In the hospice setting, where comfort is the top priority, acupuncture could play a vital role in reducing ...

Efficacy and safety of acupuncture combined with analgesics on lung cancer pain: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jun 14, 2021

Lung cancer (LC) is the malignant tumor with the highest incidence in the world, and treatment methods include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Cancer pain is a common symptom i...

Acupuncture treatment for emotional problems in infertile women: A protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jun 14, 2021

Infertility causes emotional and psychological problems, including anxiety, depression, low self-efficacy, and chronic mental stress in women. These emotional problems can negatively affect fertility ...

Acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for pain in hospitalized children with sickle cell disease.

Jun 14, 2021

Acute episodes of pain associated with sickle cell disease (SCD) account for over 100,000 hospitalizations and expenses of nearly 1 billion dollars annually in the United States. New treatment approac...

Study on optimization and evaluation system of traditional Chinese medicine rehabilitation program for swallowing disorder after stroke.

Jun 10, 2021

Acupuncture has a long history in China and is currently widely used in clinical practice. However, there is no large sample data confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating stroke and its...

Prioritizing Chinese medicine clinical research questions in cancer palliative care from patient and caregiver perspectives.

Jun 10, 2021

Chinese medicine (CM) modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (CHM), are popular palliative interventions among patients with cancer, but further clinical research is required to...

Acupuncture for post-stroke cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Jun 03, 2021

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for the treatment of post-stroke cognitive impairment (PSCI).The Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline, China National Kno...

Dealing with Anxious Patients: An Integrative Review of the Literature on Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Reduce Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Medical or Dental Procedures.

Jun 03, 2021

A previous systematic literature review (SLR) evaluated 501 experiments on reducing patient anxiety across medical and dental environments. This integrative review examines those interventions and ex...

Dealing with Anxious Patients: A Systematic Review of the Literature on Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Reduce Anxiety in Patients Undergoing Medical or Dental Procedures.

Jun 03, 2021

State (situational) anxiety can create suboptimal outcomes for patients across a variety of health care specializations. While anxiolytic medications reduce anxiety, problematic side effects can comp...

Efficacy of Acupuncture for Insomnia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

May 31, 2021

Patients with insomnia frequently use acupuncture as an alternative treatment to pharmacotherapy globally. The aim of this paper is to assess the effect of acupuncture on insomnia. Seven medical datab...

Effects of Stimulating Local and Distal Acupoints on Diabetic Gastroparesis: A New Insight in Revealing Acupuncture Therapeutics.

May 31, 2021

One of the most important aspects of clinical acupuncture practice, like diabetic gastroparesis, is the selection of suitable acupoints. Furthermore, it is critical to examine the therapeutic impact d...

Multidisciplinary lifestyle modification program (IM-FIT) for cancer survivors: implementation of a reimbursable model in a cancer hospital.

May 31, 2021

We examined the initial effects of a real-world application of a multimodal, reimbursable program to improve lifestyle and promote healthy weight loss in cancer survivors as part of their care.The lif...

Interprofessional Communication-A Call for More Education to Ensure Cultural Competency in the Context of Traditional, Complementary, and Integrative Medicine.

May 27, 2021

Culturally appropriate communication between healthcare professionals and with patients is widely recognised as a cornerstone of high quality, patient-centred care. The widespread use of traditional, ...

Evidence of Potential Mechanisms of Acupuncture from Functional MRI Data for Migraine Prophylaxis.

May 27, 2021

To summarize the clinical neuroimaging evidence pertaining to the potential mechanisms of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis.From a descriptive perspective, converging evidence from recent neuroimag...