Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a difficult to treat global health burden, one of the reasons for this is that there is often no clear identifiable cause. There is much debate about the best way to manage low back pain, the strongest reviews support a multi-modal approach involving a number of management strategies that include but is not limited to education, reassurance, analgesic medicines and a number of non pharmacological therapies.

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Research Notes: Acupuncture and Migraines

Research Notes: Acupuncture and Migraines

Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is being embraced by the medical community. This is in part because it is a non-pharmacological therapeutic intervention that is simple to carry out, economical, and has very few side effects. One area that is being explored is the use of acupuncture to decrease the individual’s headache frequency, intensity, duration and acute medication requirements.

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The future of bioelectronic medicine is bright

The future of bioelectronic medicine is bright

I have been revisiting my notes on neuromodulation after his group released a very promising research study that looked at the effects of vagus nerve stimulation for Rheumatoid Arthritis. This was a landmark study that demonstrated for the first time that vagus nerve stimulation inhibits TNF production and attenuates inflammation in humans.

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