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Trigger point acupuncture (TrPAcu) is significantly better than sham treatment at reducing pain and improving function in patients with chronic shoulder pain, say Japanese investigators.

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A large pragmatic randomised trial has found that acupuncture is an effective alternative to conventional orthopaedic treatment for chronic shoulder pain (CSP). The German Randomized Acupuncture trial for chronic Shoulder Pain...

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In a Hong Kong study, 35 patients with frozen shoulder were randomly assigned to an exercise group or an exercise plus acupuncture group. Mobility, strength and pain were assessed (blind) at outset, after 6 weeks and at a 20-week...

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An American single-blind randomised, controlled trial randomised 31 subjects into one of three treatment groups: individualised TCM acupuncture; fixed standard acupuncture points conventionally used for shoulder pain; and...

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A multicentre randomised controlled trial conducted in Spain has found that single-point acupuncture in association with physiotherapy improves shoulder function and alleviates pain better than physiotherapy alone. 425 patients...

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One hundred and thirty patients with shoulder pain (cuff tendonitis, bicipital tendonitis, capsulitis etc.) were randomly assigned to receive either eight weekly true acupuncture treatments (local and distal points plus...

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Electroacupuncture (EA) is an effective addition to exercise for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain. In a single-blind, randomised trial in Hong Kong, 60 patients were assigned to receive either active or sham electrical...

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