Effect of Electroacupuncture vs Sham Treatment on Change in Pain Severity Among Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain has high societal and personal impact but remains challenging to treat. Electroacupuncture has demonstrated superior analgesia compared with placebo in animal studies but has not been extensively st...
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BFA Acute Musculoskeletal Pain

The aim of this pilot study is to conduct an unblinded pilot randomized clinical study on the effectiveness and tolerability of auricular semi-permanent (ASP) vs intradermal (long), and pyonex needles in Battlefield Acup...
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Acupuncture for Acute Non-Specific Low Back Pain: A Randomised, Controlled, Multicentre Intervention Study in General Practice—The Acuback Study

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a single treatment session of acupuncture, when applied in addition to standard treatment for acute low back pain (ALBP), reduces the time to recovery compared with standard ...
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Manual Acupuncture for Migraine

The same pathways that transmit the caress of a lover can backfire and cause neuropathic pain. This pain is due to damage or disease affecting the sensory systems. Migraine is one of the most common and disabling ne...
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Acupuncture for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Management: A Promising Non-Opioid Therapy

The objective of this study is to describe the use of acupuncture for pain management in children with sickle cell disease. 

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Analysis Supports Acupuncture for Cancer Pain

Use of acupuncture and acupressure led to significant improvement in cancer-associated pain and a reduction in analgesic medication, a meta-analysis showed . Full story.  

CMS Proposes Payment for Acupuncture

CMS has announced a proposal to cover acupuncture for certain Medicare patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). To be covered, patients must be enrolled participants either in clinical trials sponsored by the National...
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