Tag Archives: auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture beats flunarizine hydrochloride for menstrual migraines

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Objectives: To observe the curative efficacy of auricular comprehensive therapy on menstrual migraine and its effect on serum prostaglandin F2α(PGF2α), prostaglandin E2(PGE2) contents and ratio, so as to explore its possible mechanism. Methods: A total of 66 patients with menstrual migraine of liver-fire syndrome were randomly divided into observation group (33 cases, …

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Auricular acupuncture reduces labour duration

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Objective: To determine how a combination of auricular acupuncture, acupoint application and the Doula instrument affects numerical rating scale (NRS) scores, labour time of puerperae and the Apgar scores of newborns during natural delivery. Methods: This is a retrospective study. From January 2021 to December 2022, clinical data were collected from 90 …

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Auricular acupressure is effective for constipation

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Introduction: Auricular acupressure has been widely utilised in the management of constipation, with several studies suggesting its efficacy in treating constipation patients. However, the safety and effectiveness of auricular acupressure in constipation remain uncertain. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of auricular acupressure for …

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Acupuncture reduces depression, pain and the need for citalopram

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Background: Depression accompanying chronic pain (CP) is one of the most common comorbid psychiatric disorders. This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS) combined with electroacupuncture at Baihui (GV20) and Yintang (GV29) acupoints compared with citalopram. Methods: Sixty patients with depression and pain comorbidity were enrolled …

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Auricular acupuncture improves dry mouth syndrome

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Aims: To investigate the efficacy of applying auricular acupuncture treatment in improving dry mouth in institution-dwelling older adults. Background: Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a common distressing problem in older populations, especially for institution-dwelling older adults that can affect oral health and quality of life. Design: A randomised controlled trial was conducted from December …

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Auricular acupuncture improves treatment-resistant depression

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Objective: To explore the neuromechanism of trans-auricular vagus nerve stimulation for treatment-resistant depression based on functional brain network. Methods: Twenty-eight patients with treatment-resistant depression were recruited from the psychiatric clinic or by the advertisement. The patients were treated by taVNS (5 Hz/20 Hz, 4-8 mA) at the auricular concha for 30 min, …

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