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Treatment of dysmenorrhea by acupuncture plus auricular acupuncture


The authors adopted acupuncture plus auricular electro-acupuncture to treat 38 cases of dysmenorrhea belonging to qi stagnation and blood stasis pattern, the better therapeutic effect was achieved, with the effective rate of 97.4%.

Resource:  Cai Zhi-jun, Li Fang, and Lu Mei

JournalJournal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science
PublisherShanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian Co-published with Springer-Verlag GmbH
ISSN1672-3597 (Print) 1993-
Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-20 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome


More than 60% of the women in both groups suffered from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as anxiety, mastalgia, insomnia, nausea and gastrointestinal disorders, whereas a smaller number of women suffered from phobic disorders, premenstrual headaches and migraines. There were three women from the first group and seven women from the second group who continued the medication treatment with progestins, whereas one woman from the first group and nine women from t

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-20 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Study: Acupuncture Better than Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

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.

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-18 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |



Millions of people suffer with low back pain, and it is one of the top reasons people seek medical treatment. Back problems are also, by far, the primary reason for appointments with acupuncturists. But does acupuncture really help these patients? Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School, Plymouth, U.K., analyzed dozens of studies from around the world on acupuncture for low back pain. The study results will be publis

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-18 | comments(0) | Categories:Reshipment |


Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial.

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and acceptability of accupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People diagnosed with PTSD were randomized to either an empirically developed accupuncture treatment (ACU), a group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), or a wait-list control (WLC). The primary outcome measure was self-reported PTSD symptoms at baseline, end treatment, and 3-month follow-up. Repeated measures MANOVA was used to detect predicted Group X Time

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-09 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture for Restless Legs Syndrome: A Retrospective Case Series


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

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-08 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture and Frozen Shoulder

Treatment Plus Exercise Better than Exercise Alone

The term "frozen shoulder" is used to describe a variety of conditions that cause pain and limit the range of motion of the shoulder joint.

Most commonly caused by inflammation of synovial tissue or thickening of synovial fluid, f

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-07 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow

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

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-06 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |


Acupuncture and Raynaud's Disease

A recent study indicates that acupuncture surpasses drug treatment for Raynaud's disease, a vascular disorder that causes the small arteries of the hands and, less commonly, the feet to spasm during exposure to cold or stress. The appendages go white and sometimes hurt due to insufficient blood flow.

Raynaud's affects twice as many women as men, and its cause is unknown. Conventional treatment is limited to avoiding the cold and taking nifedipine, a drug that dilates small arteries and is more

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-06 | comments(0) | Categories:Publications |


Acupuncture For Xerophthalmia

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

Dr. Shan Kong | 2009-12-06 | comments(0) | Categories:Study |