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March 16, 2016 | Author: | Posted in art, design analysis

What Acupuncture Does For People Who Suffer From Chronic Pain

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1 . Elden H . et . al . Effects of acupuncture and stabilizing exercises as adjunct to standard treatment in pregnant women with pelvic girdle pain randomised single blind controlled trial . British Medical Journal , 2005 April 2 330 (7494 : 761

The study compares the efficiency of standard treatment plus acupuncture versus standard treatment alone and standard treatment plus exercises for this particular type of chronic pain . The authors concluded that in this study both acupuncture and stabilising exercises proved to be [banner_entry_middle]

efficient complements to standard treatment , and that acupuncture proved to be superior to stabilising exercises

2 . Manheimer E . et . al . Meta-analysis : acupuncture for low back pain Annals of Internal Medicine 2005 Apr 19 142 (8 :651-63

The authors analyzed 33 randomized , controlled trials that studied the effects of the acupuncture for chronic pain . The studies varied in types of pain , styles of acupuncture , and control groups used , but a primary outcome in all studies was the short-term relief of chronic pain . The meta-analyses showed that acupuncture is significantly more effective than sham treatment and effectively relieves chronic low back pain however , no evidence was found that acupuncture is more effective than other active therapies

3 . Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis . NIH News Release , available online December 20 , 2004 HYPERLINK “http /www .nih .gov /news /pr /dec2004 /nccam-20 .htm www .nih .gov /news /pr /dec2004 /nccam-20 .htm

National Institutes of Health , an agency of the U .S . Department of Health and Human Services , released a news report summarizes the findings of several studies , including a landmark study by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM ) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS , the longest and largest randomized , controlled phase III clinical trial of acupuncture ever conducted . NIH endorses applying stringent research methods to ancient practices like acupuncture Overall , those who received acupuncture had a 40 percent decrease in pain and a nearly 40 percent improvement in function compared to baseline assessments . Thus , it is concluded that acupuncture is an effective complement to conventional treatments and an invaluable part of a multidisciplinary approach

4 . Leung , Albert Y . Effect Of Acupuncture On The Quality Of Life In Patients With Chronic Pain : A Prospective Outcome Measure . Medical Acupuncture . 2004 2 (14 :45-49

To study assessed benefit of acupunctures on the quality of life and pain relief in patients with chronic pain . Inclusion of various types of chronic pain (low back pain , shoulder pain and chronic neck pain ) as well as various outcome measures (pain relief , sleep improvement improvement in sense of well-being , reduction of analgesics ) set this study apart from most other studies

5 . Hammerschlag R . Methodological and ethical issues in clinical trials of acupuncture . Journal of Alternative Medicine , 1998 4 :159-171

Author discusses the broad questions pertaining to acupuncture : Is there sufficient evidence that acupuncture outperforms control treatment ? Does acupuncture perform at least as well as biomedical care ? Is acupuncture an effective… [banner_entry_footer]

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