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Acupuncture relieves leg pain in sciatica
Twelve sessions of acupuncture show short-term clinical benefits in relieving symptoms of leg pain for patients with sciatica ...
Acupuncture relieves postpartum sciatica
Categories: Pregnancy & labour, Hip, Back, Pregnancy & Labour
Acupuncture compares favourably to bed rest for the relief of postpartum sciatica, conclude the authors of a study carried out in China ...
Acupuncture more effective than drugs for sciatica
Categories: Miscellaneous, Hip, Foot, Back
Acupuncture may be more effective than drugs, and may enhance the effect of drugs, for patients with sciatica ...
Acupuncture beneficial for pain management following joint replacement
Acupuncture may be a useful adjunct to pharmacological pain management after total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR) surgery ...
Tai chi and strength training improve balance and aerobic capacity in osteoarthritis patients
A 12-week balance training program combining tai chi and strength training (TCST) can effectively improve balance and aerobic capacity in patients with end-stage osteoarthritis who are awaiting hip surgery ...
ACUPUNCTURE AND HIP PAIN
A study carried out by anaesthetists at Cheltenham General Hospital compared the acupuncture and steroid injection treatment of patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. All patients had suffered chronic pain for more than twelve months and were awaiting hip arthroplasty. The acupuncture group received periosteal needling to the greater trochanter with three needles (three, weekly treatments), whil ...
Ear acupuncture and hip pain
A study which compared auricular press needles inserted at specific points for hip pain (hip joint, lung, Shenmen, thalamus) with similar needles inserted in auricular non-points, in 61 patients one day before and for three days after total hip arthroplasty surgery, found that the true points group used 32% less analgesics than the non-point group. (Pain 2005; 114: 320-7).
ACUPUNCTURE FOR HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS
A large German trial has found that acupuncture is of significant benefit in controlling the pain of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee.
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