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Better patient choice

It sounds great in theory, but how do you make it work in practice?

A trial study in the city tested a shared decision making tool to improve dialogue between doctors and people on sick leave. General Practitioner Dr Ceri Walby took part, and says the questionnaire-style format revealed new things about the patient that she may never have been aware of. “Initial thoughts were that we’re not very keen on using tools, it’s a lot of paperwork, it bogs you down’, but we agreed to trial it. And actually we were quite surprised by the interaction we had using it.”
“Sometimes it would be something as simple as a patient not feeling they could do any lifting, or carrying, so we could write a note saying ‘for the next month, please could they be excused from lifting or carrying things’,” she says. more from Euro news
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Acupuncture for pain relief

The World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002 released a report entitled “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials”. This report states that acupuncture “can be regarded as the method of choice for treating many chronically painful conditions.”

According to WHO, acupuncture’s effective rate in the treatment of chronic pain is comparable with that of morphine. Acupuncture has been shown clinically to trigger the central nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins. Many neurotransmitters are also affected by acupuncture, and changes in these may affect pain transmission from irritated nerves.
Acupuncture and pain-relieving

We use different acupuncture techniques in pain conditions. Why?
First, we understand everybody is unique. Different person has different response. One technique that is great to one person might only be ok to another. Everyone deserves a great solution.
Second, we prefer giving our clients some non-invasive methods during the interval of acupuncture session so their pain won’t return to its original level.
Third, we understand that there is no such a method that is for everybody. There are always certain people who don’t respond. more from Acupuncture & pain management

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