Multiple sclerosis acupuncture research concludes acupuncture effectively reduces pain and depression in MS patients.
Multiple Sclerosis Acupuncture Research – Background
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease caused by the immune system overacting on the central nervous system. Western medical therapies, however, do not ease many of the symptoms, such as pain and depression. Patients seek alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, although the benefits of such treatments have not been objectively evaluated. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of acupuncture to reduce MS symptoms.
Thirty-one patients with Multiple Sclerosis were randomly distributed into experimental and placebo groups in a patient and evaluator-blind study. They received either true or sham acupuncture during regular visits to the doctor in the university hospital outpatient clinic.
Standardized questionnaires were used to evaluate the effect ofacupuncture on the quality of life of these patients. Initial and follow-up assessment included the evaluation of clinical status (Expanded Disability Status Scale), pain (Visual Analogue Scale) and quality of life (Functional Assessment of multiple sclerosis) to determine the impact of acupuncture on these patients’ lives.
Results and Conclusion
Acupuncture improved various aspects of quality of life, including a reduction in pain and depression. The self-report scales were more sensitive to improvement than was the more objective clinical measure.
This paper provides evidence that electroacupuncture can significantly improve the quality of life of MS patients.
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This multiple sclerosis acupuncture research is important because it provides scientific evidence for the benefits of acupuncture. Coupled with that fact that acupuncture is natural, with no side effects, it makes this therapy even more appealing for MS patients who want to improve the quality of their lives.
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