針灸可以替代哪些止痛藥?來自美國專家的報告

臨床上止痛類藥的分類(八大類)

Types (classes) of pain medication

‧ 非類固醇類止痛藥Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) act on substances in the body that can cause inflammation, pain, and fever.

針灸能夠完全代替的有:

‧ 固醇類激素Corticosteroids are often administered as an injection at the site of musculoskeletal injuries. They exert powerful anti-inflammatory effects. They can also be taken orally to relieve pain from, for example, arthritis.

針灸沒法完全取代,特別是急性期炎症性疼痛,需要這些藥幫助。

‧ 對乙醯氨基酚(撲熱息痛)Acetaminophen increases the body’s pain threshold, but it has little effect on inflammation.

針灸可以代替這類藥物

‧ *鴉片類止痛藥Opioids, also known as narcotic analgesics, modify pain messages in the brain.

針灸可以部分代替,需要早些介入治療。

‧ 肌肉鬆弛劑Muscle relaxants reduce pain from tense muscle groups, most likely through sedative action in the central nervous system.

針灸可以替代

‧ 抗焦慮藥Anti-anxiety drugs work on pain in three ways: they reduce anxiety, they relax muscles, and they help patients cope with discomfort.

針灸效果優於這些藥物效果

‧ 抗抑鬱藥Some antidepressants, particularly the tricyclics, may reduce pain transmission through the spinal cord.

針灸可以部分代替,但對於有自殺傾向的,一定要針灸與西藥並用。

‧ 抗癲癇類藥Some anticonvulsant drugs also relieve the pain of neuropathies, possibly by stabilizing nerve cells.

針灸可以代替這些藥物,比如neurotin, lyrica, tegretol,對於炎症性疼痛和感染性疼痛,針灸止痛作用的局限性,需要配合中藥抗菌消炎(激素和抗菌素)來治本。

仔細看來針灸有無之地是很寬廣的。

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