Saturday, 28 November 2015

Douleur, médecine chinoise et médecine factuelle : les grands essais récents

Volume 28, Issue 2, 12 May 2015, Pages 74-80

Chinese medicine for pain: An evidence-based update  (Article)

Département d’anesthésie-réanimation, groupe hospitalier et Faculté de médecine, Paris Sud Bicêtre, Paris, France
DIU d’acupuncture scientifique, Paris XI (Sud), Paris, France


Pain prevention and treatment is a major indication for traditional Chinese medicine. A lot of recent controlled trials were conducted with acupuncture for the treatment of postoperative pain and knee osteoarthritis. In these trials, acupuncture, when used as complementary of usual management is efficacious, but usually not statistically different to sham-acupuncture. The other procedures of Chinese medicine are less evaluated. Regular qi-gong sessions seem to procure substantial benefits to patients with fibromyalgia and chronic neck pain. © 2015, Springer-Verlag France.

Author keywords

Acupuncture; Alternative and complementary medicine; Chronic neck pain; Clinical trials; Evidence-based medicine; Fibromyalgia; Herbal medicine; Knee osteoarthritis; Massage therapy; Postoperative pain; Qi gong; Traditional Chinese medicine; Tui na

Indexed keywords

EMTREE medical terms: acupuncture; Article; Chinese medicine; clinical effectiveness; controlled clinical trial (topic); evidence based medicine; fibromyalgia; human; knee osteoarthritis; neck pain; pain; postoperative pain; qigong; treatment indication