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Pain is common among patients with cancer, with estimates as high as 90% for those with advanced disease. Opioid medication, the most common treatment, has potential adverse effects including nausea and fatigue, further interfering with quality of life. Acupuncture has been studied for the treatment of cancer-related pain, with promising results in a few methodologically sound studies with small sample size. Our prior studies have found beneficial effects of open treatment using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)-based acupuncture protocol and Dr. Tan's Balancing Method. This open trial seeks to confirm the benefit of acupuncture, utilizing Dr. Tan's Balancing Method, for patients with pain related to advanced cancer.
UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
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University of Pittsburgh
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-02T23:08:30-0500
Typically, in North America, acupuncture is performed on an individual basis. However, community acupuncture, also known as group acupuncture, is an emerging method of treating patients. C...
Pain is a common problem in patients with pancreatic cancer. Some patients suffer from pain despite medication. We, the researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, are conductin...
Pain after surgery for lung cancer (thoracotomy) may persist for years and require long-term analgesic use. Prior studies have shown that acupuncture reduces pain and medication use in the...
This study compares the effect of acupuncture and placebo acupuncture on advanced pancreatic cancer pain and then investigates its potential mechanism of peripheral blood.
The goal of this clinical research study is to learn if using acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation in cancer patients with high levels of pain can help to relieve the pain.
In response to the national opioid crisis, governmental and medical organizations have called for broader insurance coverage of acupuncture to improve access to nonpharmacologic pain therapies, especi...
Neonatal pain is an extensive research field and there are many possibilities to treat pain in neonates. Acupuncture is one new and non-pharmacological option and a promising tool to reduce pain in ne...
Acupuncture is a complementary and nonpharmacological intervention that can be effective for the management of chronic pain in addition to or instead of medication. Various animal models for neuropath...
Adult tonsillectomy causes significant postoperative pain that can last over 14 days, but narcotic regimens only provide a modest reduction in pain. Auricular acupuncture has been demonstrated to im...
Cancer patients may experience significant symptom mitigation from acupuncture. However, this service may not be easily accessible or affordable at all cancer institutions. The development of a group ...
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
Pain is a feeling (sharp or dull) triggered in the nervous system which can be transient or constant. Pain can be specific to one area of the body eg back, abdomen or chest or more general all over the body eg muscles ache from the flu. Without pain ...
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Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...