Posted on 25th January, 2019 at 8:12:00 PM
Acupuncture may help increase IVF success rates by 65%
Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65%, a review of the evidence concludes today. To establish how effective the treatment is, doctors in the US collated evidence from all relevant, well-conducted studies and published their conclusions in today's British Medical Journal.
Eric Manheimer, research associate at the centre for integrative medicine at the University of Maryland school of medicine and colleagues looked at seven studies. All had been published in English since 2002 and conducted in four different western countries. The trials involved 1,366 women undergoing in vitro fertility treatment - where eggs and sperm are removed and mixed in the laboratory and one or more resulting embryos returned to the womb.
In the trials some women were given genuine acupuncture, others "sham" acupuncture, such as putting needles in the wrong places, and some no treatment at all. Overall the genuine acupuncture improved a woman's chances of pregnancy by 65%.
Acupuncture Cure Knee Joint Pain
Acupuncture Cure Knee Joint Pain
Avoid Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
If you suffer from knee pain, you should know that recent studies support the relief of osteoarthritis symptoms via acupuncture. In fact, in one Scandinavian study, 25% of patients cancelled their plans for knee surgery after they received acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into the skin in order toregulate and balance the flow of “chi” (life force) throughout the body, has been gaining increasing acceptance internationally as an effective treatment for a broad range of conditions, including knee pain.
Acupuncture is painless. It will likely take many sessions before you see a true, lasting difference. The reduction of pain is its best use.
During the past year I've seen several patients after total joint replacement surgery.
Acupuncture helped relieve pain and assisted their progress towards regaining strength and range of motion through better performance during physical therapy sessions. There were no cases of infections and the scars healed well.
A study was conducted by Raj K. Sinha, Deidre Braun, and Robert Murphy and published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol 90-B, Issue SUPP_I, 184.
They concluded that acupuncture indeed "reduced narcotic usage and improve physical therapy after total joint replacement."
“Postoperative Acupuncture Decreases Narcotic Requirement
After Total Hip and Knee Replacement.”
More studies need to be done on this subject, but my experience has been so positive that I encourage those needing joint replacement to seek treatments from a licensed acupuncturist for help with pain relief and optimal healing.
The new study says Acupuncture may be a low-cost alternative — not to mention a non-invasive one — to knee surgery. It comprised 90 patients (average age: 71) who had group acupuncture in 2008. Their progress was tracked for two years.
Surgery can be effective, yet it is far from perfect. It’s estimated that one in seven patients feel severe pain return years later.
Non-Operative Treatment Options
Fortunately, most knee problems can be treated without surgery. However, with or without surgery, the treatment and the long-term results are highly dependent on the underlying condition. That is, a logical and scientifically based treatment cannot be applied as a “one treatment fits all” approach. The treatment must be tailored to the specific patient. The key for successful non-operative (and operative) treatment is first a sound anatomically based diagnosis and then co-development of a comprehensive program of treatment. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends:
Providing patient education and support
Encouraging weight loss
Protecting and unloading painful joints (such as with knee unloaded braces, wedge insoles, canes, and joint protection education)
Restoring strength and flexibility
Instituting local pain management (heat, cold, and topical analgesics).
We offer specialized treatment for patients, who are suffering from knee joint pain-osteoarthritis, which is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis usually occurring after middle-age. It is a group of mechanical abnormalities that involve degradation of joints, cartilage as well as sub-chondral bone including articular movements. Many therapies has been introduced yet now for Knee Joint Pain-Osteoarthritis. Therapy prescribed by us has been shown to be more effective than medications in treating osteoarthritis of the knee. We deal with this severe problem by acupuncture and scanning system. Acupuncture seems to produce long-term benefits. We do care of your health and wish painless life.
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