Quality of life, socioeconomic and psychological concerns in parents of children with tuberous sclerosis complex, STXBP1 and SYNGAP1 encephalopathies: a mixed method study

Front Pediatr. 2023 Nov 9;11:1285377. doi: 10.3389/fped.2023.1285377. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEEs) occur in childhood and are associated with severe epileptic seizures and neurological impairment. The aim of this study was to combine quantitative and qualitative methodologies to comprehensively describe factors related to quality of life, impact on the family and […]

Systematic Review to Inform a World Health Organization (WHO) Clinical Practice Guideline: Benefits and Harms of Needling Therapies for Chronic Primary Low Back Pain in Adults

J Occup Rehabil. 2023 Nov 22. doi: 10.1007/s10926-023-10125-3. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT PURPOSE: Evaluate benefits and harms of needling therapies (NT) for chronic primary low back pain (CPLBP) in adults to inform a World Health Organization (WHO) standard clinical guideline. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing NT compared with […]

Professor GAO Wei-bin‘s clinical experience of using electroacupuncture for dry eye

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2023 Sep 28;43(11):1303-1306. doi: 10.13703/j.0255-2930.20230320-k0006. ABSTRACT The academic thoughts of professor GAO Wei-bin regarding the use of electroacupuncture in the treatment of dry eye are introduced. Professor GAO believes that the occurrence of dry eye is mainly related to the stagnation of qi and blood in the eye meridians, leading to inadequate […]

Use of Ultrasound-Guided Tendon Fenestration and Injection Procedures for Treatment of Tendinosis

Kans J Med. 2023 Oct 30;16:258-260. doi: 10.17161/kjm.vol16.18511. eCollection 2023. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Overuse injuries such as tendinosis are a common complaint at sports medicine clinics. When conservative management for tendinosis has failed, ultrasound-guided tendon fenestration and injection procedures, such as dry needling, needling tenotomy, autologous whole blood injections, and prolotherapy, can be utilized for treatment. […]

Iliopsoas trigger point dry needling and therapeutic stretching in the treatment of a series of six consecutive patients presenting with acute lumbar radiculitis and foot drop

J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2023 Oct;36:1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2023.04.073. Epub 2023 May 6. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical results, number of treatments administered and the cost of care of a series of six consecutive patients presenting with acute lumbar radiculitis and a foot drop treated with iliopsoas myofascial treatments. METHOD: A retrospective chart review of […]

Intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin for the treatment of upper back myofascial pain syndrome: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Eur J Pain. 2023 Nov 10. doi: 10.1002/ejp.2198. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder characterized by the presence of trigger points. Among the treatment options, botulinum toxin injections have been investigated. The aim of this paper was to provide a synthesis of the evidence […]

Physical Therapist Interventions to Reduce Headache Intensity, Frequency, and Duration in Patients with Cervicogenic Headache: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

Phys Ther. 2023 Nov 6:pzad154. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzad154. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of physical therapist interventions on the intensity, frequency, and duration of headaches, as well as on the quality of life of patients with cervicogenic headache. METHODS: The following databases were searched up […]

Effectiveness of deep dry needling versus manual therapy in the treatment of myofascial temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Chiropr Man Therap. 2023 Nov 3;31(1):46. doi: 10.1186/s12998-023-00489-x. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are the most common cause of orofacial pain of non-dental origin, with approximately 42% of diagnoses corresponding to myofascial pain. Manual therapy and dry needling are commonly used interventions for the treatment of myofascial temporomandibular disorders. However, it is unclear whether one […]

Clinical application of physical therapy in facial paralysis treatment: A review

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 Oct 13;87:217-223. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2023.10.076. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT This review aims to summarize recent studies regarding the specific modalities of physical therapy as a form of treatment for patients with facial paralysis, analyze the different components of physical therapy, and provide healthcare providers with guidance for their best […]

Dry needling, trigger point electroacupuncture and motor point electroacupuncture for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome involving the trapezius: a randomised clinical trial

Acupunct Med. 2023 Oct 31:9645284231207865. doi: 10.1177/09645284231207865. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare trigger point (TrP) dry needling, TrP electroacupuncture and motor point electroacupuncture of the trapezius muscle for the treatment of myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). METHODS: This randomised clinical trial included 90 patients divided into three […]

Is Dry Needling Treatment an Extra Contribution to Conventional Treatment for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain? A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study

Med Acupunct. 2023 Oct 1;35(5):236-245. doi: 10.1089/acu.2023.0060. Epub 2023 Oct 17. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: This research was conducted to evaluate the effect of adding dry needling (DN) treatment to conventional rehabilitation for pain, range of motion (ROM), and functionality in patients with hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with HSP (n = 38) were […]

Comparative Techniques of Acupuncture and Dry Needling Intersecting with Trigger Point Physiology and Diagnostics: A Cross-Discipline Narrative Review

Med Acupunct. 2023 Oct 1;35(5):220-229. doi: 10.1089/acu.2023.0031. Epub 2023 Oct 17. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Pain management is a great burden on society; therefore, cost-effective and nonaddictive treatments for pain are urgently required. Needling of painful spots has been applied in acupuncture along with dry needling <DN) to treat pain without opioids at minimal costs. However, no […]

Dry Needling for Arthrogenic Muscle Inhibition of Quadriceps Femoris in Patients after Reconstruction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament: a Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2023 Oct 31;16(5):193-202. doi: 10.51507/j.jams.2023.16.5.193. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: : Dry needling (DN) is recommended as a therapeutic modality for various neuromusculoskeletal disorders. No study has been performed on the impact of DN on arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). This study protocol is aimed to investigate the impacts […]

Effectiveness of Dry Needling and Ischaemic Trigger Point Compression of the Levator Scapulae in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Short-Term Randomized Clinical Trial

J Clin Med. 2023 Sep 22;12(19):6136. doi: 10.3390/jcm12196136. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain (CNP) may be associated with latent myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in the levator scapulae (LS), which can be treated with ischemic compression (IC) and dry needling (DN). Variables and elastography changes are evaluated to compare the short-term efficacy of two treatments with […]

Chronic Pain Syndromes: Myofascial Pain Syndrome

FP Essent. 2023 Oct;533:16-20. ABSTRACT Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a regional musculoskeletal pain disorder characterized by trigger points within the muscle or fascia. There are no universally accepted diagnostic criteria. Diagnosis currently is based on a physical examination finding of at least one localized trigger point that, when palpated, recreates the pain at the […]

Accessory Tibionavicular Muscle: An Unusual Cause of Medial Ankle Pain

Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2023 Jun 1;33(4):555-559. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1769472. eCollection 2023 Oct. ABSTRACT Accessory or anomalous muscles around the ankle are not uncommon and are usually asymptomatic. They are traditionally encountered during imaging undertaken for evaluation of ankle pain. We reported the first case of a new accessory muscle in the anteromedial part of the […]

Acute outcomes of acupuncture and dry needling over peripheral acute fatigue in untrained healthy volunteers: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Heliyon. 2023 Sep 12;9(9):e20093. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e20093. eCollection 2023 Sep. ABSTRACT Peripheral acute fatigue (PAF) is defined as when the skeletal muscle is incapable of generating power. We aimed to investigate the acute effects of traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA) and dry needling (DN) over PAF induced on the biceps brachii of untrained healthy volunteers. We conducted […]

Focused ultrasound as an alternative to dry needling for the treatment of tendinopathies: A murine model

J Orthop Res. 2023 Oct 7. doi: 10.1002/jor.25700. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Tendinopathies account for 30% of 102 million annual musculoskeletal injuries occurring annually in the United States. Current treatments, like dry needling, induce microdamage to promote healing but produce mixed success rates. Previously, we showed focused ultrasound can non-invasively create microdamage while preserving […]


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