Research Updates: pain relief

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 40

    FIELD and colleagues, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Florida 33101 USA researched the application of massage therapy for burn injuries.

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  2. Issue 40

    KUZNETSOV and colleagues, Eastern Europe investigated the use of massotherapy for chronic salpingo-oophoritis (inflammation of the ovaries and fallopian tubes, CSO).

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  3. Issue 38

    TURP and colleagues, Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-1078 USA write that knowledge regarding differing treatments for nonmalignant musculoskeletal facial pain 1

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  4. Issue 38

    WIDERSTROM-NOGA and colleagues, Department of Physiology, Goteborg University, Sweden.investigated the influence of trait anxiety and mood variables upon change in the threshold of tooth pain.

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  5. Issue 38

    McMILLAN and colleagues, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom write that painful trigger points are often treated with dry needling and local anaesthetic injections;1

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  6. Issue 38

    BLANCHARD and colleagues, Center for Stress and Anxiety Disorders, University at Albany-SUNY, New York 12203 USA tested for the specific therapeutic effects of thermal biofeedback (TBF) for hand warming upon vascular headache (HA).

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  7. Issue 36

    LONGWORTH and McCARTHY, East Finchley Clinic, London UK write that the association between acupuncture (AP) and pain relief is so strong that is has tended to obscure other clinically signific1

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  8. Issue 36

    JIN and colleagues, Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China studied the analgesia efficacy of drugs combined with acupuncture to treat pain for women in labour.

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  9. Issue 29

    COMMENTS: How disappointing and how counter-intuitive are these results, which illustrates how important it is to do good clinical research. If the hypothesis was that children's headaches are partly due to stress, then presumably such a programme of r1

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  10. Issue 29

    PATTERSON and colleagues, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle USA write in their review (96 references) that there has been strong anecdotal support from case reports regarding the use of hypnosis for treating pain from severe 1

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  11. Issue 29

    CHAVES and DWORKIN, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis 46202-5186 USA write in this review (108 references) that hypnotic analgesia has a pivotal place in experimental and clinical hypnosis, since its1

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  12. Issue 29

    BARRY and VON BAEYER, Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada assessed the effectiveness of an abbreviated cognitive therapy group programme to treat headaches in children.

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  13. Issue 29

    ROKICKI and colleagues, Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens Georgia USA studied the use of combined relaxation and biofeedback therapy for tension headaches.

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  14. Issue 29

    WHITMARSH and colleagues, Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital, London UK write that homoeopathic remedies for migraine are widely available over the counter are statutorily provided by the national health service 1

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  15. Issue 28

    KOTANI and colleagues, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Hirosaki School of Medicine, Japan evaluated the analgaesic (pain-relieving) effect of Toki-shakyuaku-san (TSS), a herb used in Chinese Medicine in women suffering from dysmenor1

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  16. Issue 28

    TANAKA and colleagues, Pacific Wellness Institute, Toronto, Ontario Canada studied the physiological effect of superficial acupuncture stimulation during a patients exhalation phase in a sitting position (SES).

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  17. Issue 28

    COTTINGHAM and MAITLAND, Christie Clinic Association, Department of Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Rantoul, IL USA write that it is not common for physical therapists to have difficulty in treating certain people with ch1

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  18. Issue 23

    ENQVIST and FISCHER, Eastman Dental Centre, Stockholm, Sweden conducted a study to evaluate the effects of preoperative hypnotic techniques used by patients having surgical removal of their third mandibular mol1

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  19. Issue 23

    WENNEBERG and colleagues, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa USA studied the relationships between increased platelet aggregability and the psychological traits hostility and anger.

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  20. Issue 23

    BRAUCHLI and ZEIER, Institut fur Verhaltenswissenschaft ETH Zurich, Switzerland studied whether there is a relationship between subjective well-being and change in immune markers in HIV-infected people.

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