Using moxibustion in primary healthcare to correct non-vertex presentation: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

18 Dec 2012
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ObjectiveTo compare the effectiveness of additional moxibustion at point BL67 with moxibustion at a non-specific acupuncture point and with usual care alone to correct non-vertex presentation.MethodsThis was a multicentre randomised controlled trial in...

Management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease with acupuncture: a case report

12 Dec 2012
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Legg–Calve–Perthes disease (LCPD) is a rare temporary hip joint deformity mostly effecting young children from 4–10 years of age. It involves mainly the head of the femur, which softens and breaks down due to interruption of bloo...

Acupuncture treatment of phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation in a primary care setting

06 Dec 2012
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A 45-year-old man presented with phantom limb pain and phantom limb sensation 12 weeks after an above-elbow amputation of his right arm. He underwent seven sessions of acupuncture at weekly intervals carried out by his general practitioner on his ...

The effect of acupuncture on post-cancer fatigue and well-being for women recovering from breast cancer: a pilot randomised controlled trial

29 Nov 2012
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ObjectiveTo determine the feasibility and acceptability of acupuncture in managing fatigue and well-being in breast cancer survivors.MethodsA randomised controlled trial compared acupuncture was with sham acupuncture and wait list controls was performe...

Acupuncture in the treatment of obesity: a narrative review of the literature

15 Nov 2012
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Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies f...

Amantadine and the place of acupuncture in the treatment of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis: an observational study

14 Nov 2012
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BackgroundFatigue is a common symptom in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). It has significant negative effects on the quality of life of patients with the condition. There are few therapeutic modalities for fatigue, which are also usually not suff...

Evaluation of acupuncture for cancer symptoms in a cancer institute in Brazil

31 Oct 2012
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IntroductionAcupuncture has been progressively included in the practice of mainstream medicine in recent decades. The State of Sao Paulo Cancer Institute is a public hospital established in 2008 and its acupuncture service follows the experience and mo...

Anti-inflammatory effect of electroacupuncture in the C3H/HeJ mouse model of alopecia areata

27 Oct 2012
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Accumulating experimental evidence has indicated that electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation may enhance immune function in several animal models of inflammatory diseases.1 2 However, there are few clinical data on EA stimulation for autoimmune diseases a...

Use of acupuncture in hospices and palliative care services in the UK

26 Oct 2012
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PurposeThe aim of the present work was to evaluate the availability of acupuncture in UK hospices and specialist palliative care services and to identify any barriers to the use of acupuncture in these settings, to determine the characteristics of avai...

Effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on cutaneous vasodilation in response to acupuncture stimulation in humans

17 Oct 2012
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ObjectivesThe aim of the present study was to elucidate the mechanism of cutaneous vasodilation following acupuncture stimulation by investigating the roles of nitric oxide (NO) and axon reflex vasodilation.MethodsThe subjects were 17 healthy male volu...

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