Commonly used treatments for chronic pain can do more harm than good and should not be used, says NICE in draft guidance

August 11, 2020
Acupuncture is recommended as an option for some people with chronic primary pain, provided it is delivered within certain, clearly defined parameters.
https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/commonly-used-treatments-for-chronic-pain-can-do-more-harm-than-good-and-should-not-be-used-says-nice-in-draft-guidance
 

Clinics Reopen

June 11, 2020
Dear clients,

Both of our clinics in Penrith and Workington are now open. To manage the transmission risk of Covid-19, we are only arranging appointments over the phone at this stage. On the call we will do a risk assessment for Covid-19, and between each appointment we will carry out proper cleaning for treatment rooms and facilities. We will be using face coverings during treatment. Appointments will be spaced out to avoid contact between patients.

When you arrive for your appointment please...
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Acupuncture for Trigeminal Neuralgia - Case 2

February 27, 2020

Jean, 80-year-old farmer's wife, suddenly started getting a terrible pain on the right side of her face. She had unpredictable attacks of intense, electric shock-like pain, which would last from a few seconds to a few minutes. Sometimes a light touch on the right side of her nose could trigger the pain. Her doctor believed it was trigeminal neuralgia, which could be related with her long standing condition of multiple sclerosis (MS). In MS, trigeminal neuralgia is most often caused by damage ...


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Clinical Evidence for Association of Acupuncture and Acupressure With Improved Cancer Pain - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

December 21, 2019
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaoncology/fullarticle/2757396

Abstract

Importance  Research into acupuncture and acupressure and their application for cancer pain has been growing, but the findings have been inconsistent.

Objective  To evaluate the existing randomized clinical trials (RCTs) for evidence of the association of acupuncture and acupressure with reduction in cancer pain.

Data Sources  Three English-language databases (PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL) and 4 Chinese-language biomedical d...


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Acupuncture for Coccyx Pain - Case 2

October 11, 2019
76-year-old Iris suffered from a pain in her coccyx for over 20 years. It all started after a fall. The pain was mainly felt in sitting position and sometimes spread to her right buttock. Recently it got worse and even hurt in the night. Following a friend's advice, she came to see me for acupuncture. On physical exam, her lower back and right buttock were tight and tender. So I used local points for electro-acupuncture. On the second visit she said her coccyx had been pain free but the right...
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Effects of acupuncture on nutritional state of patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): re-analysis of COPD acupuncture trial, a randomized controlled trial

July 23, 2019
Masao Suzuki,corresponding author1,3 Shigeo Muro,2 Motonari Fukui,3 Naoto Ishizaki,4 Susumu Sato,5 Tetsuhiro Shiota,6 Kazuo Endo,7 Tomoko Suzuki,1
Tadamichi Mitsuma,1 Michiaki Mishima,8 and Toyohiro Hirai5


Abstract

Background
There are an increasing number of evidences that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a systemic illness and that bodyweight loss is its prominent
manifestation. We focused on the nutritional outcomes to find out the effec...

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