Jochen M. Gleditsch

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OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy of acupuncture and conventional massage for the treatment of chronic neck pain. DESIGN Prospective, randomised, placebo controlled trial. SETTING Three outpatient departments in Germany. PARTICIPANTS 177 patients aged 18-85 years with chronic neck pain. INTERVENTIONS Patients were randomly allocated to five(More)
To evaluate immediate effects of two different modes of acupuncture on motion-related pain and cervical spine mobility in chronic neck pain patients compared to a sham procedure. Thirty-six patients with chronic neck pain and limited cervical spine mobility participated in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled crossover trial. Every(More)
Background Patients presenting with oromyofacial disorders and pain in the head and neck area are often resistant to conventional therapy. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in pain reduction.Methods Twenty-three patients with craniomandibular disorders, headache and, in particular, local pain in the orofacial, cervical and temporomandibular joint(More)
OBJECTIVES One out of 4 patients visiting a general practitioner reports of a sore throat associated with pain on swallowing. This study was established to examine the immediate pain alleviating effect of a single point acupuncture treatment applied to the large intestine meridian of patients with sore throat. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients with(More)
To evaluate immediate effects of two different modes of acupuncture on motion-related pain and cervical spine mobility in chronic neck pain patients compared to a sham procedure. Thirty-six patients with chronic neck pain and limited cervical spine mobility participated in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled crossover trial. Every(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic rhinitis without an allergic or infectious etiology (vasomotor rhinitis) is a common disease for which there are only few and not very effective therapeutic treatment options. The current placebo-controlled, partially double-blinded pilot study evaluated the effects of acupuncture on the symptoms of vasomotor rhinitis. DESIGN A total of(More)
CONTEXT: Patients with disorders of the stomatognathic system describe pain and clicking phenomena as primary symptoms. Rapid improvement of the pain is required to ensure and maintain adequate patient compliance. OBJECTIVE: The study was intended to assess the effects of acupuncture in patients with temporomandibular disorders as compared to placebo(More)
Hintergrund: In der DFG-geförderten „ACUpuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis“- (ACUSAR-) Studie bei Patienten mit allergischer Rhinitis war Akupunktur wirksamer im Vergleich zu Sham-Akupunktur und zu einer Kontrollgruppe, die nur Bedarfsmedikation erhielt. In diesem Artikel werden die Studienintervention, die zugrunde liegenden theoretischen Überlegungen(More)
BACKGROUND Worldwide, acupuncture is used in conflict areas and increasingly also as a supportive measure in emergency medicine. METHODS In this case, the treatment of epilepsy, masseter cramp, unconsciousness and respiratory arrest by means of YNSA and body acupuncture with only 3 acupuncture needles is described. The 3 points used were YNSA basal(More)
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