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Archive for the 'Swallowing (Dysphagia)' Category

Is there a role for acupuncture in functional gastrointestinal disease?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Doctors use the word “functional” to describe symptoms or problems when they can find no anatomical abnormality.

Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, in Galveston reviewed the evidence using acupuncture and electro acupuncture. (more…)

Review: Chiropractic for gastrointestinal problems

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Are chiropractic treatments effective for gastrointestinal disorders?

Prof. Ernst has reviewed the evidence. (more…)

The McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

It’s an exercise-based treatment developed at the University of Florida for swallowing disorders (dysphagia).

Results at that institution are reported here. (more…)

Biofeedback to improve swallowing after stroke

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

 The effect of using surface electromyographic feedback to treat dysphagia in stroke patients was studied by researchers at the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. (more…)

Acupuncture for dysphasia after stroke

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) after stroke occurs in up to 60% of patients, and is associated with other complications and death, particularly if it’s prolonged.

Acupuncture is used to treat this complication in China. Cochrane reviews the scientific support. (more…)