(Natural News) Nerve conditions are a little tricky to explain to others, especially to those who don’t have them. Take, for example, trigeminal neuralgia (TN) – a condition that causes excruciating pain on the face even from otherwise gentle, painless stimuli. The lack of any concrete medical treatment makes prospects more harrowing for its sufferers, but…
Purpose of review
To review important manuscripts published over the previous 2 years relative to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD).
The long-term outcomes of the Evaluating Predictors and Interventions of SOD (EPISOD) trial further substantiated results from the initial EPISOD study, reinforcing that neither endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography–manometry nor endoscopic sphincterotomy are appropriate for SOD type III. Pain management in the latter patients has reverted to neuromodulating agents, and recent studies have suggested a role for duloxetine and potentially acupuncture. The f…
The conclusion of our systematic review will provide evidence to judge whether EA is an effective intervention for patient with IBS.
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CONCLUSION: The study findings emphasized that acupuncture and related therapies alone did not have clinically significant effects at cancer-related pain reduction as compared with analgesic administration alone. Clinicians may consider acupuncture and related therapies as adjunctive therapies for cancer-related pain management, in particular, when pain control is unsatisfactory under analgesics alone. Furthermore, the researchers should conduct the SRs and meta-analyses according to the AMSTAR and PRISMA.
PMID: 30057045 [PubMed – in process]
Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain
ConclusionsAcupuncture can be considered an auxiliary treatment for chronic headache, reducing the intensity of pain, the number of crisis, the quantity of analgesics used, and improving the quality of life in patients with this painful condition.
This report presents a case of a patient who has repetitive recurrence of endometriosis after laparoscopic excision and hormone therapy. A 32-years-old female patient first had laparoscopic surgery to remove endometriosis in 2011. The disease recurred two more times after the first excision. Hormone therapy by dienogest and two more laparoscopic surgeries were done in 2012 and 2014. With acupuncture, moxibustion, fumigation therapy, and herbal medicine therapy, endometriosis didn’t recur during treatment and observation period of 34 months. Menstrual pain numeric rating scales (NRS) decreased from 2 to none. Shortene…
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The gold standard analgesic regimen for cesarean delivery is intrathecal morphine,1 which dramatically reduces post-cesarean pain but can cause dose-related adverse effects including pruritus, nausea, and vomiting. Although pruritus is usually considered a minor adverse effect, pruritus induced by intrathecal morphine is sometimes unpleasant and difficult to treat, as there are few effective treatment and prevention strategies.2 Some mothers experience persistent pruritus during the initial childrearing period after cesarean delivery, and clinically we often find women who are unwilling to receive intrathecal morphine at a…
I have written here and here about how patients have become the civilian casualties of the misguided policies addressing the opioid (now predominantly fentanyl and heroin) crisis. The policies have dramatically reduced opioid prescribing by health care practitioners and have pressured them into rapidly tapering or cutting off their chronic pain patients from the opioids that have allowed them to function. More and more reports appear in the pres s about patients becoming desperate because their doctors, often fearing they may lose their livelihoods if they are seen as “outliers” b…
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Seyed Saeed Najafi, Setareh Nazaribin, Marzieh Momennasab, Amin Kordi Yoosefinejad