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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!
Log in to the EBA Forum and watch “Acupuncture and Complementary Therapy in Thoracic Surgery”, a 12min video interview with Robin Sunley and Joel Dunning.
LATEST POST ON THE EBA FORUM
Acupuncture for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients
Thirty-eight RCTs with a total of 2503 patients were evaluated. Acupuncture in addition to usual care may increase the complete control of chemotherapy-induced acute vomiting and delayed vomiting but the certainty of evidence was very low.
To further investigate the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) and moderating effects of acupuncture, well-designed RCTs with large sample sizes, standardized treatment regimens, and core outcome measures are needed.
OTHER POSTS ON THE EBA FORUM
Acupuncture for post-stroke depression
With the highest probability, acupuncture with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation seems to be the most effective with the highest probability in treating post-stroke depression.
This systematic review and network meta-analysis provides an overview of the current research evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture alone or in combination with other therapies for the treatment of post-stroke depression. Twelve different treatments are included.
Ultrasound-Guided Electroacupuncture for Thoracic Myofascial Pain Syndrome
This case report describes the successful use of ultrasound-guided electroacupuncture for the treatment of myofascial TrPs in the thoracic region, aiming to optimize needle placement accuracy and avoid accidental pleural perforation.
Although acupuncture is generally safe, complications such as lung perforation and pneumothorax have been reported.
The use of ultrasound-guided acupuncture, in this case, resulted in significant pain relief without any complications.
The immunomodulatory mechanisms for acupuncture practice
With the development of various research on acupuncture therapy, its regulatory effect on the immune system has been gradually recognized, especially on immunological diseases, including infectious and allergic diseases.
In this study, the authors reviewed the immunomodulatory mechanism of acupuncture and systematically integrates existing research to respectively elucidate the modulatory mechanisms of acupuncture on the innate immune system, adaptive immune system, and well-known neuroanatomical mechanisms, including intact somatosensory-autonomic reflex pathway.
With the advances made in recent systems physiology studies, we now have a great opportunity to gain insight into how acupuncture modulates immunity, and subsequently improves its efficacy.