Acupuncture During Gynecology Cancer Surgery Reduced Post-Op Pain

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Prof. Eran Ben-Arye MD
Co-founder and director of the Unit of Complementary and Traditional Medicine
Department of Family Medicine, Haifa
Director of the Integrative Oncology Program within the Haifa and Western Galilee Oncology Service, Lin Medical Center, Clalit Health Services
Chairperson of the Israel Society for Complementary Medicine of the Israel Medical Association

Prof. Ben-Arye

PainRelief.com: What is the background for this study?

Response: The study was part of an initiative whose stated goal was providing continuity of integrative oncology care to patients with gynecology cancer. Over the past 14 years we have been offering patients undergoing chemotherapy with integrative oncology treatments without charge, helping improve their quality of life and increasing their adherence to the conventional oncology treatment protocol.

The research presented in the current paper examined the introduction of the integrative treatment from as early as the time of cancer diagnosis and throughout the pre-surgical, surgical and post-surgical inpatient setting.
The integrative process was a collaborative effort, taking place together with a team of surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses throughout all stages of peri-operative care of the gynecology oncology patient. 

Acupuncture for Pain Relief: Insurance Coverage Increasing But Most Still Self Pay

PainRelief.com Interview with:
Molly Candon, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Management
Director, Associate Fellows Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Molly Candon, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Center for Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Management Director, Associate Fellows Program, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Candon

PainRelief.com:  What is the background for this study?  What are the main findings?

Response: Insurance design for pain care, including whether treatments are covered and how generously they are covered, is an important element of access and adherence. Acupuncture therapy is a safe and evidence-based treatment for numerous pain conditions, and our team was curious if acupuncture coverage has changed in recent years given the need for non-opioid treatments during the ongoing opioid epidemic. 

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Acupuncture for Pain Relief from Chronic Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

PainRelief.com Interview with:

Zhishun Liu, MD, PhD
Guang’anmen Hospital
China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Beijing, China

acupuncture

PainRelief.com:  What is the background for this study?  What are the main findings?

Response: Pharmacologic therapy has so far failed to reveal universal benefits in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS); the evidence for acupuncture is limited, although it is also recommended in current guidelines.

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