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(2018) Rewiring the Primary Somatosensory Cortex in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with
‘While all three acupuncture interventions reduced symptom severity, verum acupuncture was superior to sham in producing improvements in neurophysiological outcomes, both local to the wrist (i.e. nerve conduction
latency) and in the brain (i.e. digit 2/3 cortical separation distance). Acupuncture at local versus distal sites may improve median nerve function at the wrist by somatotopically distinct neuroplasticity in the primary somatosensory cortex following therapy. Our study corroborates our prior pilot studies and further suggests that improvements in primary somatosensory cortex somatotopy can predict long-
(2017) The Acupuncture Effect on Median Nerve
Morphology in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Ultrasonographic Study
‘we showed that acupuncture improves clinical and electrophysiological findings of CTS and also decreases CSA (cross sectional area) of the median nerve at the wrist. Our results need to be confirmed in future studies with larger sample, long-
Fatma Gülçin Ural and Gökhan Tuna Öztürk (2017) The Acupuncture Effect on Median Nerve Morphology in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Ultrasonographic Study. Evidence-
(2016) Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture.
'primary somatosensory cortex subregions are distinctly targeted by local versus distal acupuncture electrostimulation, acupuncture at local versus distal sites may improve median nerve function at the wrist by somatotopically distinct neuroplasticity in the primary somatosensory cortex following therapy. Our study further suggests that improvements in primary somatosensory cortex somatotopy can predict long-
(2009) Acupuncture in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Objectives: To investigate the efficacy of acupuncture compared with steroid treatment in patients with mild-
Methods: A total of 77 consecutive and prospective CTS patients confirmed by NCS were enrolled in the study. Those who had fixed sensory complaint over the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy were excluded. The CTS patients were randomly divided into 2 treatment arms: (1) 2 weeks of prednisolone 20 mg daily followed by 2 weeks of prednisolone 10 mg daily (n =39), and (2) acupuncture administered in 8 sessions over 4 weeks (n=38). A validated standard questionnaire as a subjective measurement was used to rate the 5 major symptoms (pain, numbness, paresthesia, weakness/clumsiness, and nocturnal awakening) on a scale from 0 (no symptoms) to 10 (very severe). The total score in each of the 5 categories was termed the global symptom score (GSS). Patients completed standard questionnaires at baseline and 2 and 4 weeks later. The changes in GSS were analyzed to evaluate the statistical significance. NCS were performed at baseline and repeated at the end of the study to assess improvement. All main analyses used intent-
Results: A total of 77 patients who fulfilled the criteria for mild-