For most people, a quick visit to a massage therapist has been traditionally considered the best way to provide temporary relief of chronic neck pain.
Background: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common clinical entity that can cause considerable discomfort and negatively affect quality of life. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does not recognize a specific pattern of this disease, but some reports have been published in which acupuncture has been shown to have a positive effect.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on patients with RLS.
Design, Setting, and Patients: A retrospective case series of 30 Italian adults (19 wo
Study Suggests Treatment Is Effective, Even in Difficult Cases
One of the most frequent injuries suffered by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike is epicondylitis, an inflammation of the muscles and tendons of the forearm. More commonly known as tennis elbow, it is caused by repeated twisting of the wrist or frequent rotation of the forearm, and can lead to a weakened grip, elbow pain, and damage to the tendons
Background Acupuncture is a useful modality in the treatment of xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients. It is also useful in xerophthalmia secondary to Sjogren’s syndrome and other pathological circumstances.
Objectives To describe patients receiving acupuncture for xerophthalmia, and to establish a technique that is reproducible for practitioners.
Design Acupuncture techniques and case reports.
Main Outcome Measure Increase in tear fi
Study Highlights the "Exceptional Usefulness" of Treatment
According to the National Headache Foundation, as many as 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches each year.1 Migraines can be caused by a variety of physical and environmental factors, including diet, stress, allergens, menstruation, and changes in the weather.