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Battlefield Acupuncture; fighting the pain

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Arthritis and Joint Pain, Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Battlefield acupuncture is becoming more popular every day. It was more thoroughly developed in America approximately 10 years ago for use during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hence its name. “It is a quick, simple and easy method of pain control that can be treated on the battlefield,” said Capt. Laramie Richmond, 5th Medical Operations Squadron physician’s assistant in the personnel reliability program clinic. “It is convenient because Airmen can still wear the studs without having to remove their helmets, Kevlar and other important pieces of armor.” Battlefield acupuncture is used to treat many different types of pain caused by...

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Acupuncture is more effective than medications for the treatment of cervical (neck) disc herniations

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Arthritis and Joint Pain, Auto Injuries, Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Sports Injuries, Work Injuries | 0 comments

New research concludes that acupuncture is more effective than medications for the treatment of cervical intervertebral disc herniations (CIDH). Local Neck Acupuncture, A randomized, controlled study of 420 patients with CIDH consisted of two comparative groups. Group 1 consisted of 210 participants receiving electroacupuncture. Group 2 consisted of 210 participants receiving an oral medication. The results demonstrated that electroacupuncture “has better therapeutic efficacy than the medication group.” The researchers concluded that electroacupuncture “is better than medication in comparing both short-term and long-term therapeutic efficacies in treating...

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Acupuncture effectively reduces frozen shoulder pain and restores functionality

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Researchers conclude that acupuncture effectively reduces frozen shoulder pain and restores functionality. Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder of the connective tissue in the rotator cuff region wherein there is pain, inflammation and motor impairment. All patients in the study suffered from shoulder periarthritis resulting in adhesive capsulitis. Two types of acupuncture were compared. Local acupuncture points scored a 71.8% effective rate and abdominal style acupuncture scored a 92.4% effective rate. The researchers concluded that acupuncture relieves frozen shoulder pain and improves shoulder functional ability. A group of 157 cases of...

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Acupuncture more effective than drugs for disc herniation of the back

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Auto Injuries, Conditions and Symptoms, Degenerative Disk Disorders, General Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Sports Injuries, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapeutic techniques are effective treatments for lower back pain due to lumbar disc herniations. A new randomized, controlled clinical trial demonstrates that acupuncture and TCM therapy reduces back pain and restores motor functionality for patients with herniated lumbar discs. A sample size of 408 patients receiving a traditional combination of TCM therapies were examined in comparison to a control group receiving health education, pain medications and physical therapy. The acupuncture-TCM group showed significantly greater improvement than that of the control group. Low Back AcupunctureThe patients in the TCM...

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