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Accupuncture for diabetic neuropathy

Discussion in 'Diabetic Foot & Wound Management' started by NewsBot, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. NewsBot

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    Clinical study on the wrist-ankle acupuncture treatment for 30 cases of diabetic peripheral neuritis.
    J Tradit Chin Med. 2006 Mar;26(1):8-12
     
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  3. Shane Toohey

    Shane Toohey Active Member

    Thanks for that Newsbot,

    With those interesting results below, I'd like to know more about point selection for the study.

    How can we see the full text? Unfortunately, it's beyond me.
    If anyone knows how and even better can put that info up I would be extremely greatfull.

    Cheers
    Shane
     
  4. NewsBot

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    Role of acupuncture in the management of diabetic painful neuropathy (DPN): a pilot RCT
    Adam P Garrow, Mei Xing, Joanne Vere, Barbara Verrall, LiFen Wang, Edward B Jude
    Acupunct Med doi:10.1136/acupmed-2013-010495
     
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    1. They did a within groups analysis rather than a between groups analysis, which is how you are supposed to analyze a RCT
    2. Sham group got no treatment, so all improvement in the treatment group could have been due to Hawthorne effect.
     
  6. Shane Toohey

    Shane Toohey Active Member

    On this topic rew the use of Acupuncture techniques in the treatment of symptoms associated with neuropathy.

    Yesterday, I received an email which included the quote below. It will have to remain anon as I haven't permission yet to disclose. Obviously, it is just an anecdote, however, I receive them regularly from pods in UK and Australia.

    My point would be that you otherwise have nothing to offer other than advice about taking precautions about developing secondary conditions etc.

    The treatment above would take about 10mins on each occasion, be painless and have extremely low risk of any adverse events.

    Perhaps at this stage acupuncture could be accepted as worth trying in the face of a possibility while the researches continue to trial interventions that do not lend themselves to the use of placebos.

    Sham acupuncture in its various froms is not really a placebo as it is not inactive and generally tests the specificity of points which is not held as golden in western medical acupuncture as it is in traditional.

    Hopefully also, as Craig has pointed out, the apropriate analysis will also be used. The same errors seem to occur in studies related to orthotic therapy.

    Cheers
    Shane
     
  7. NewsBot

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    Is acupuncture an alternative or adjunctive treatment option for
    diabetes-related neuropathic pain? A feasibility study

    Christopher Joyce, David Watterson, Caroline McIntosh
    The Diabetic Foot Journal, 2016, Vol 19, No 2, pages 75–83 (full text pdf)
     
  8. Shane Toohey

    Shane Toohey Active Member

    Well done Chris, David and Caroline.
    You are always welcome to pass anything by me in your design and methodology. Please dont hesitate regarding me as a resource. Am just on my phone now but will check the full article asap.
    Cheers
    Shane

    (QUOTE="NewsBot, post: 378447, member: 2114"]Is acupuncture an alternative or adjunctive treatment option for
    diabetes-related neuropathic pain? A feasibility study

    Christopher Joyce, David Watterson, Caroline McIntosh
    The Diabetic Foot Journal, 2016, Vol 19, No 2, pages 75–83 (full text pdf)[/QUOTE]
     
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