Acupuncture is increasingly becoming popular for its holistic approach in promoting overall wellness in a human being without causing side effects. That’s why more than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered each year in the U.S alone.
While many studies had proven the benefits of acupuncture, several pieces of research were set out to discover breakthroughs to prove the wonders of acupuncture as alternative medicine practiced in acupuncture clinics of Broomfield CO.
Here are some of the most recent studies in the field of acupuncture:
Acupuncture relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms.
A study was published in April 2018 entitled “Clinical Efficacy of Acupuncture on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Associated Mechanisms: A Systematic Review.” The study concluded that acupuncture is an effective method to cure rheumatoid arthritis symptoms without known side effects. The researchers utilized standardized medical tools to gauge acupuncture’s effectiveness on patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Some of the medical devices used were visual analog scale, TCM symptom scoring, pain disability index, 10-meter walk test, grip power test, health assessment questionnaire, quality of life questionnaire, and others.
Acupuncture helps improve performance and reduces pain in runners.
The study consisted of 25 men and nine women runners suffering from knee pain and injuries for more than two years. The treatments were conducted once a week for five consecutive weeks. The researchers used Faces Pain Scale, Visual Analog Scale, and McGill Pain Questionnaire to measure the patient’s pain intensity. At the end of the course, the participants reported a 50% decrease in knee pain and increased muscle strength. The study was published in the 2018 Brazilian medical journal “Acta Ortopédica Brasileira.”
Acupuncture relieves persistent hiccups.
The researchers were up to discover if acupuncture can treat persistent hiccups caused by arthroplasty procedures. The study consisted of 15 participants who underwent arthroplasty and who were experiencing persistent hiccups at the time. Each session lasted for only 30 minutes per patient, and the instruments used are the Hiccups Assessment Instrument (HAI), to assess the findings accurately. As a result, 10 out of 15 patients needed only one session to resolve the symptom. And as the persistent hiccups resolved, other symptoms vanished, too, such as dyspnea, pain, nausea, and dysphagia. The 2019 study was entitled and published as, “Treatment of persistent hiccups after arthroplasty: effects of acupuncture at PC6, CV12, and ST36.”
Acupuncture relieves Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms.
A meta-analysis published in 2017 entitled “A Systematic Review of Acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” showed research findings that acupuncture could dramatically alleviate pain and fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. The researchers used a total of 21 acupoints, including a point on the stomach meridian. Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Stress Response Inventory (SRI), and Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) were the tools used to come up with accurate results and findings.
Although acupuncture originated from ancient Chinese medicine, western countries steadily recognize its benefits due to several studies in favor of acupuncture. You, too, can receive the fantastic health benefits of acupuncture treatment. You just have to set an appointment with your trusted acupuncture clinic of Broomfield CO, like Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture (303) 819-9967.