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JOEL DUNNING – Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
In this video, Mr Joel Dunning, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, explains Robin’s role and how the acupuncture service for the thoracic surgery department at James Cook University Hospital helps patients and staff!
LATEST POST ON THE EBA FORUM
Dr Matthias Huemer joins us for the Acupuncture Journal Club this January – and we are making it “open access”, so all EBA peeps can join us LIVE!
Dr Huemer is the lead author of the recently published paper: “Mapping the clinical practice of traditional, complementary and integrative medicine in oncology in Western countries: A multinational cross-sectional survey” and will discuss the findings and implications of this international research project.
OTHER POSTS ON THE EBA FORUM
Benefits and Harms of Needling Therapies for Chronic Primary Low Back Pain in Adults – Systematic Review to Inform a WHO Clinical Practice Guideline
Acupuncture as an adjunct to usual care may provide some benefits in reducing immediate and short-term pain and disability among adults with Chronic Primary Low Back Pain.
Patient care plans should be developed through a collaborative decision-making process, that carefully considers scientific evidence, cost-effectiveness, and relevant contextual factors, such as values and preferences of users of needling therapies.
In this randomized clinical trial that included 298 patients with advanced cancer, both acupuncture and massage were associated with pain reduction and improved fatigue, insomnia, and quality of life over 26 weeks.
The findings of this study suggest that both acupuncture and massage may offer pain relief as integrative modalities in patients with advanced cancer.
Application and underlying mechanism of acupuncture for the nerve repair after peripheral nerve injury: remodeling of nerve system
Several studies have demonstrated that acupuncture is effective for PNI-induced neurologic deficits, and the potential mechanisms responsible for its effects involve the nervous system remodeling in the process of nerve repair.
The neurological remodeling at the peripheral and central levels in the process of acupuncture treatment accelerates nerve regeneration and repair.
These findings provide novel insights enabling the clinical application of acupuncture in the treatment of peripheral nerve injury.