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(Burisitis, Subacromial Impingement syndrome)
(2018) Systematic evaluation and trial sequential analysis of warming acupuncture combined with joint mobilization in the treatment of
‘Conclusion: Warming acupuncture combined with joint mobilization had a significant effect on the treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis.’
Rong Tian, Da Li et al. (2018) Systematic evaluation and trial sequential analysis of warming acupuncture combined with joint mobilization in the treatment of scapulohumeral periarthritis. TMR Non-
(2018) Acupuncture Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis (AC) of the Shoulder: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial
‘The Numeric Rating Scale, the Range of Motion, the Shoulder pain and disability index, EuroQuol 5 Dimensions, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, and the Patient Global Impression of Change scores improved in both the experimental group and the sham group after 6 weeks, but the difference between the groups was not statistically significant.’
‘The treatment points were LI10 (Susamni), LI15 (Gyeonu), LI16 (Geogol), LU2 (Unmun), LU5 (Cheoktaek), SI9 (Gyeonjeong), SI11 (Cheonjong), TE14 (Gyeollyo), TE15 (Cheollyo), and SP19 (Hyunghyang) on the affected side. The acupoints were chosen based on the theory of meridians in traditional Oriental medicine. After inducing a de qi sensation, the needles were retained for 20 minutes. In the SA group, non-
(2017) Detection of peripheral and central sensitisation at acupoints in patients with unilateral shoulder pain in Beijing: a cross-
Main outcome measures Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were measured at four acupoints—namely, Tianzong (SI 11), Jianliao (SJ 14), Jianyu (LI 15) and Jianzhen (SI 9), on the painful/non-
Results Analysis showed significantly lower PPT values at acupoints on the painful side compared with the non-
Conclusion The results suggest the presence of peripheral and central sensitisation at acupoints in participants with unilateral shoulder pain. There exists an obvious relationship among the three acupoints SJ 14, LI 15 and SI 9, which are usually chosen to treat shoulder pain. The results provide evidence for the selection of acupoints to treat shoulder pain by acupuncture.
(2016) Laser Acupuncture Treatment Improves Pain and Functional Status in Patients with SUBACROMIAL IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME: A Randomized, Double-
'Methods. The treatment group received laser acupuncture, and the control group received sham laser acupuncture. Eleven acupuncture points (GB 21, LI 4, LI 11, LI 14, LI 15, LI 16, SI 9, SI 10, SI 11, TE 14, and TE 15) were irradiated using a gallium-
Results. Statistically significant improvements were observed in all parameters in the treatment group. All parameters of pain and functional status in the treatment group were significantly better than those in the control group at week 3.
Conclusions. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that investigates the effect of laser acupuncture in SAIS. The positive results of the present study should lead to further laser acupuncture studies with combinations of different acupuncture points, at different wavelengths, and with long-
Sibel Kibar, Hatice Ecem Konak, Deniz Evcik, Saime Ay, (2016) Laser Acupuncture Treatment Improves Pain and Functional Status in Patients with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized, Double-
Shima Hesari, Behrouz Attarbashi-
(2010) German randomized acupuncture trial for chronic shoulder pain (GRASP -
This study showed true acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture; three months after treatment the improvements were still maintained in the true acupuncture group. (X 4, X 11, X 14, X 15, 15 treatments over 6 weeks)
Molsberger AF, Schneider T, Gotthardt H, et al. (2010) German randomized acupuncture trial for chronic shoulder pain (GRASP -
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