Navigation Links
Acupuncture Delivers Some Pain Relief
Date:5/11/2010

Modest benefits seen in healthy volunteers, researchers say

TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture does help treat pain, a new study shows.

German researchers tested pain responses in 24 healthy volunteers and found that acupuncture, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, increased pain thresholds by up to 50 percent. The effects occurred in both the treated leg and untreated (contralateral) leg.

The study also found that two types of nerve fibers -- "A delta" pain fibers and "C" pain fibers -- were altered by acupuncture.

The pain reduction effect of acupuncture in the healthy volunteers was modest, but the results provide the basis for future studies in people with chronic pain, where the beneficial effects of acupuncture may be more dramatic, the researchers said.

The findings, published in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, support the scientific validity of acupuncture for pain treatment, according to study author Dr. Dominik Irnich, head of the multidisciplinary pain center in the department of anesthesiology at the Acupuncture University of Munich.

The study also shows "that contralateral stimulation leads to a remarkable pain relief. This suggests that acupuncturists should needle contralaterally if the affected side is too painful or not accessible -- for example, if the skin is injured or there is a dressing in place," Irnich said in a news release.

More information

The U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has more about acupuncture.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: International Anesthesia Research Society, news release, April 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Quit Smoking with Acupuncture and Hypnosis and it is Free
2. Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
3. Acupuncture may be an effective treatment for post-viral infection loss of smell
4. Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
5. AcuAids Announces Acupuncture at Home to Stop Smoking, Lose Weight and More
6. Acupuncture may relieve joint pain caused by some breast cancer treatments
7. Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
8. Young patients with chronic illnesses find relief in acupuncture
9. Acupuncture found effective against depression during pregnancy
10. Does electro-acupuncture prevent prolonged postoperative ileus?
11. Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended ... overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since birth with ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating ... for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... with Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for ... mean is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is introducing ... new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted on ... subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on ... for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. ... ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical ... device is now successfully helping those with the widespread ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, ... painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been named the ... Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) ... at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia . ... "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up to, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: