Spine. 2008 Nov 1;3323:E887-900. Discovering which that is can take skill. A randomised controlled trial of acupuncture care for persistent low back pain: cost effectiveness analysis, BMW. 2006 Se 23;3337569:626. A: Acupuncture is one of the most time-tested treatments known to mankind. These might include simple movements to do, yoga asanas to try, or that you see an Alexander teacher, or acupuncture for allergies learn from a dilates instructor. Then one day I walked into Dr. They are connected by pathways or meridians, which create a flow of energy called Qi pronounced “Rhee”. For short-term outcomes, acupuncture showed significant superiority over sham for back pain, knee pain, and headache. For longer-term outcomes 6 to12 months, acupuncture was significantly more effective for knee pain and tension-type headache but inconsistent for back pain one positive and one inconclusive. Acupuncture stimulation was directly observed to increase diameter and blood flow velocity of peripheral arterioles, enhancing local micro circulation. Perhaps of lesser frequency: Stomach tendon or 'sinew' channel Spleen tendon or 'sinew' channel So what's left out, you wonder? Concludes that the most consistent evidence is for the addition of acupuncture to other therapies, which demonstrated more effect in pain relief and functional improvement than the same therapies without acupuncture. Classically, acupuncture involves using a needle - although sometimes electricity is passed through the needle, and sometimes the burning of traditional Chinese herbs is employed as well. The strongest predictors of improvement in back function and symptoms were higher baseline levels of these measures, receipt of an acupuncture treatment, and non-user of narcotic analgesics. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2010; 261pp 60-69 A systematic review based on an on-line search of all articles and other literature in the past 50 years related to acupuncture efficacy in low back pain, including case reports, randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses. Manheimer says, “We wanted the studies for the analysis to meet the highest scientific standards. Found that referral to a qualified traditional acupuncturist was safe and acceptable to patients with BP. Many patients advocate acupuncture as a very effective treatment for many symptoms. Suppose the condition is caused by Cold and Damp. Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia.
There are many forms of acupuncture. Being cut off, they need food, not to mention rescuing. BMW. 2006 Se 23;3337569:623. I cannot ever thank her enough. Found moderate evidence that acupuncture is more effective than no treatment and strong evidence that acupuncture is a useful supplement to other forms of conventional therapy.