Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
The burning of a small, thimble sized, smoldering plug of dried leaves on the SKIN at an ACUPUNCTURE point. Usually the plugs contain leaves of MUGWORT or moxa.
Classical loci in ACUPUNCTURE. They are main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy (Qi) circulates and along which acupoints (ACUPUNCTURE POINTS) are distributed. The meridians are a series of 14 lines upon which more than 400 acupoints are located on the body. (The Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, p. 359; Dr. Wu Lancheng, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing)
A form of acupuncture with electrical impulses passing through the needles to stimulate NERVE TISSUE. It can be used for ANALGESIA; ANESTHESIA; REHABILITATION; and treatment for diseases.
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.
A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.
Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
The vital life force in the body, supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma, the Latin spiritus, and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man, originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West, 15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West, August 26-September 3, 1990, Shizuoka, Japan, pp. ix-x)
The discipline concerned with using the combination of conventional ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE to address the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.
Works about clinical trials that involve at least one test treatment and one control treatment, concurrent enrollment and follow-up of the test- and control-treated groups, and in which the treatments to be administered are selected by a random process, such as the use of a random-numbers table.
A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
A plan for collecting and utilizing data so that desired information can be obtained with sufficient precision or so that an hypothesis can be tested properly.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.
Involuntary discharge of URINE during sleep at night after expected age of completed development of urinary control.
Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, central and peripheral, or demonstration of neurologic function or dysfunction.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.
Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.
The use of specifically placed small electrodes to deliver electrical impulses across the SKIN to relieve PAIN. It is used less frequently to produce ANESTHESIA.
A condition characterized by pain in or near the lateral humeral epicondyle or in the forearm extensor muscle mass as a result of unusual strain. It occurs in tennis players as well as housewives, artisans, and violinists.
The period of history from 1601 of the common era to the present.
A clinical syndrome with intermittent abdominal pain characterized by sudden onset and cessation that is commonly seen in infants. It is usually associated with obstruction of the INTESTINES; of the CYSTIC DUCT; or of the URINARY TRACT.
The systematic and methodical manipulations of body tissues best performed with the hands for the purpose of affecting the nervous and muscular systems and the general circulation.
A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)
Discomfort or more intense forms of pain that are localized to the cervical region. This term generally refers to pain in the posterior or lateral regions of the neck.
A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Works about clinical trials involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicines, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trials are characterized as RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC.
A symptom complex consisting of pain, muscle tenderness, clicking in the joint, and limitation or alteration of mandibular movement. The symptoms are subjective and manifested primarily in the masticatory muscles rather than the temporomandibular joint itself. Etiologic factors are uncertain but include occlusal dysharmony and psychophysiologic factors.
A system of therapeutics founded by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), based on the Law of Similars where "like cures like". Diseases are treated by highly diluted substances that cause, in healthy persons, symptoms like those of the disease to be treated.
Decreased salivary flow.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The functions and properties of living organisms, including both the physical and chemical factors and processes, supporting life in single- or multi-cell organisms from their origin through the progression of life.
An unpleasant sensation in the stomach usually accompanied by the urge to vomit. Common causes are early pregnancy, sea and motion sickness, emotional stress, intense pain, food poisoning, and various enteroviruses.
Painful menstruation.
The collection, preparation, and distribution of news and related commentary and feature materials through such media as pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, radio, motion pictures, television, and books. While originally applied to the reportage of current events in printed form, specifically newspapers, with the advent of radio and television the use of the term has broadened to include all printed and electronic communication dealing with current affairs.
The act or practice of calling public attention to a product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers, magazines, on radio, or on television. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Content, management, editing, policies, and printing of dental periodicals such as journals, newsletters, tabloids, and bulletins.
Writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest. The body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age. (Webster, 3d ed)
Sets of beliefs on the nature of the universe or Man.
A school of thought and set of moral, ethical, and political teachings usually considered to be founded by Confucius in 6th-5th century B.C. China. (from Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, 1995)

State of complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research: executive summary of a workshop. (1/120)

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recently cosponsored a workshop on the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research. In view of the increasing use of CAM by the general public, it is imperative to promote credible research by the established biomedical community. The goal of this workshop was to enhance the exchange of information and ideas between alternative medicine practitioners and scientists in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research and to foster collaborative research among these researchers. The workshop focused on 5 areas of research, including a historical and cultural perspective of CAM, methodological issues in clinical trials, herbal medicine, chelation therapy, mind/body (meditation) therapy, and acupuncture. CAM has become widely used without rigorously proven efficacy and safety. To protect the public, it was recommended that the fundamental mechanistic research for these CAM approaches be vigorously pursued and that any large-scale clinical trial be carefully executed to avoid any waste of resources and any unnecessary risk. It was felt that standardization of botanical products and procedure-based CAM intervention, such as acupuncture and meditation, is essential for meaningful basic and clinical research. Although botanical products properly consumed are perceived as generally safe, potential herb-drug interactions are a major safety concern. Clearly, many challenges need to be addressed by the scientific community before the public can be assured of the proper use of CAM.  (+info)

Systematic reviews of complementary therapies - an annotated bibliography. Part 1: acupuncture. (2/120)

BACKGROUND: Complementary therapies are widespread but controversial. We aim to provide a comprehensive collection and a summary of systematic reviews of clinical trials in three major complementary therapies (acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy). This article is dealing with acupuncture. Potentially relevant reviews were searched through the register of the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, the Cochrane Library, Medline, and bibliographies of articles and books. To be included articles had to review prospective clinical trials of acupuncture; had to describe review methods explicitly; had to be published; and had to focus on treatment effects. Information on conditions, interventions, methods, results and conclusions was extracted using a pretested form and summarized descriptively. RESULTS: From a total of 48 potentially relevant reviews preselected in a screening process 39 met the inclusion criteria. 22 were on various pain syndromes or rheumatic diseases. Other topics addressed by more than one review were addiction, nausea, asthma and tinnitus. Almost unanimously the reviews state that acupuncture trials include too few patients. Often included trials are heterogeneous regarding patients, interventions and outcome measures, are considered to have insufficient quality and contradictory results. Convincing evidence is available only for postoperative nausea, for which acupuncture appears to be of benefit, and smoking cessation, where acupuncture is no more effective than sham acupuncture. CONCLUSIONS: A large number of systematic reviews on acupuncture exists. What is most obvious from these reviews is the need for (the funding of) well-designed, larger clinical trials.  (+info)

Acupuncture for general veterinary practice. (3/120)

Since the International Society of Veterinary Acupuncture (IVAS) was founded in 1974, acupuncture (AP) has received greater acceptance by veterinary professionals throughout the world. This article introduces some important animal diseases that respond well to AP therapy. These include resuscitation of small animals, treatment of anoestrous gilts and sows, bovine reproductive disease, canine vertebral problems and equine backpain, etc. Conventional medicine considers these to be difficult cases to treat. Veterinarians have become more aware of the benefits of AP especially for those diseases, thanks to the efforts of experienced practitioners and scientists, and the many published reports on veterinary AP that have introduced some good indications for AP therapy in veterinary practice. Possible mechanisms behind the effectiveness of AP are discussed. This article aims to introduce veterinarians to good indications for AP to initiate their interest in the practice of AP. Although this is a rapidly expanding field, a long march must begin with one step. We wish this article to be the shoes for such a march. For more information on veterinary AP, contact IVAS , P.O. Box 1478, Longmont, CO.. 80502, USA (http://www.ivas.org), or your national veterinary acupuncture society (http://www.komvet.at/ ivadkom/vapsocs.htm).  (+info)

Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans. (4/120)

During acupuncture treatments, acupuncture needles are manipulated to elicit the characteristic "de qi" reaction widely viewed as essential to acupuncture's therapeutic effect. De qi has a biomechanical component, "needle grasp," which we have quantified by measuring the force necessary to pull an acupuncture needle out of the skin (pullout force) in 60 human subjects. We hypothesized that pullout force is greater with both bidirectional needle rotation (BI) and unidirectional rotation (UNI) than no rotation (NO). Acupuncture needles were inserted, manipulated, and pulled out by using a computer-controlled acupuncture needling instrument at eight acupuncture points and eight control points. We found 167 and 52% increases in mean pullout force with UNI and BI, respectively, compared with NO (repeated-measures ANOVA, P < 0.001). Pullout force was on average 18% greater at acupuncture points than at control points (P < 0.001). Needle grasp is therefore a measurable biomechanical phenomenon associated with acupuncture needle manipulation.  (+info)

Informed consent for acupuncture--an information leaflet developed by consensus. (5/120)

Patients have the right to be fully informed about the likely benefits and risks of any proposed examination or treatment, and practitioners are obliged to obtain informed consent beforehand. Accurate information about the risks of acupuncture is available following publication of the results of two prospective surveys. At a joint meeting on the safety of acupuncture, members of the three largest UK professional bodies expressed a need to establish what information on risks patients should be given. A standard Information Leaflet was developed by consensus between thesc organisations, and is intended to be used as a stimulus for discussion of standard risks as well as any particular risks that might apply to individual patients. Additionally, it may be used as a form for written consent when this is required. To provide the context for using the Leaflet, the legal and ethical bases of informed consent for medical procedures are discussed.  (+info)

Acupuncture in chronic epicondylitis: a randomized controlled trial. (6/120)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis. METHODS: In a randomized, investigator- and patient-blinded, controlled clinical study, 23 patients were treated with real acupuncture and 22 patients received sham acupuncture. Patients each received 10 treatments, with two treatments per week. The primary outcome variables were maximal strength, pain intensity (verbal rating scale) and disability scale (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire). Patients were examined at baseline (1 week before the start of treatment) and at follow-up 2 weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment. RESULTS: There was no significant difference between the groups at baseline for any outcome parameter. Two weeks and 2 months after the end of treatment, there were significant reductions in pain intensity and improvements in the function of the arm and in maximal strength in both treatment groups. At the 2-week follow-up these differences were significantly greater for all outcome parameters in the group treated with real acupuncture. At 2 months the function of the arm was still better in this group than in the sham acupuncture group; however, the differences in pain intensity and maximal strength between the groups were no longer significant. CONCLUSION: In the treatment of chronic epicondylopathia lateralis humeri, acupuncture in which real acupuncture points were selected and stimulated was superior to non-specific acupuncture with respect to reduction in pain and improvement in the functioning of the arm. These changes are particularly marked at early follow-up.  (+info)

Evidence of connective tissue involvement in acupuncture. (7/120)

Acupuncture needle manipulation gives rise to "needle grasp," a biomechanical phenomenon characterized by an increase in the force necessary to pull the needle out of the tissue (pullout force). This study investigates the hypothesis that winding of connective tissue, rather than muscle contraction, is the mechanism responsible for needle grasp. We performed 1) measurements of pullout force in humans with and without needle penetration of muscle; 2) measurements of pullout force in anesthetized rats, with and without needle rotation, followed by measurements of connective tissue volume surrounding the needle; 3) imaging of rat abdominal wall explants, with and without needle rotation, using ultrasound scanning acoustic microscopy. We found 1) no evidence that increased penetration of muscle results in greater pullout force than increased penetration of subcutaneous tissue; 2) that both pullout force and subcutaneous tissue volume were increased by needle rotation; 3) that increased periodic architectural order was present in subcutaneous tissue with rotation, compared with no rotation. These data support connective tissue winding as the mechanism responsible for the increase in pullout force induced by needle rotation. Winding may allow needle movements to deliver a mechanical signal into the tissue and may be key to acupuncture's therapeutic mechanism.  (+info)

Alternative treatments in reproductive medicine: much ado about nothing. Acupuncture-a method of treatment in reproductive medicine: lack of evidence of an effect does not equal evidence of the lack of an effect. (8/120)

The increasing popularity of alternative treatments-methods of treatment that are not generally established in Western medicine-demands a serious debate about scientific documentation, efficacy and safety. It has been argued that there is no alternative medicine. There is only scientifically proven, evidence-based medicine supported by solid data, and we agree. Different methods of treatment, referred to as alternative treatments, are used by millions of patients every day which generates billions of dollars in health care expenditure each year. Therefore, it is important that physicians become more knowledgeable about different methods of treatment and increase their understanding of the possible benefits and limitations of each therapy. This article is intended to illustrate acupuncture in reproductive medicine today, as an example of a method of treatment that has become more established in Western medicine over the last decade. Discussed are the scientific documentation and aspects of acupuncture research, the physiological basis for the use of acupuncture, and evidence for the use of acupuncture in reproductive medicine. We are well aware that there are few well-designed papers on the effectiveness of different treatments in this field. However, we need to adhere to these principles, as we hope, do the readers of the present debate article.  (+info)

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in reply: As I attempted to briefly summarize in the article, research on acupuncture is difficult. An excellent resource on acupuncture research is the book Acupuncture Research: Strategies for Establishing an Evidence Base.1 Most research protocols standardize acupuncture therapy in a way that does not mirror the usual practice of acupuncture, which is individualized based on many factors (e.g., Chinese rather than Western medicine diagnosis; acupuncturists training and experience). For many pain problems, it is not unusual for nontraditional modern acupuncture techniques such as percutaneous nerve stimulation and intramuscular stimulation (sometimes referred to as dry needling) to be combined with, or used instead of, traditional Qi-moving acupuncture treatment. Sham acupuncture usually involves skin puncture with acupuncture needles at locations different from standard acupuncture. Because the mechanisms of acupuncture are not well understood, sham treatments that include skin puncture ...
Acupuncture stimulation at specific points, or trigger points (TPs), elicits sensations called de-qi. De-qi sensations relate to the clinical efficacy of the treatment. However, it is neither clear whether de-qi sensations are associated with TPs, nor clear whether acupuncture effects on brain activity are associated with TPs or de-qi. We recorded cerebral hemodynamic responses during acupuncture stimulation at TPs and non-TPs by functional near-infrared spectroscopy. The acupuncture needle was inserted into both TPs and non-TPs within the right extensor muscle in the forearm. Typical acupuncture needle manipulation was conducted eight times for 15 s. The subjects pressed a button if they felt a de-qi sensation. We investigated how hemodynamic responses related to de-qi sensations induced at TPs and non-TPs. We observed that acupuncture stimulations producing de-qi sensations significantly decreased the Oxy-Hb concentration in the supplementary motor area (SMA), pre-supplementary motor area, ...
ABC of Complementary Medicine: Acupuncture - Part of the British Medical Journals review series - ABC of complementary medicine: Acupuncture, by Andrew Vickers, Catherine Zollman. Ref eBMJ -- Vickers and Zollman 319 (7215): 973. Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists - This UK society provides training and sets standards for the use of acupuncture by physiotherapists. It is affiliated to the British Medical Acupuncture Society.. Acupuncture Clinic in Slough - Robert Pedley and Nina Kirby practice at the Herschel Medical Centre and the Cippenham Medical Centre.. Acupuncture Discussion List (Mailbase) - UK based. Academic E-mail discussion list, for all matters of relevance to acupuncture research.. Acupuncture in Essex - Godfrey Bartlett provides TCM/5-Element treatment in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Romford, Essex.. Acupuncture UK - London based acupuncture treatment with clinics in the city & north London. Drop-in de-stress, Child acupuncture, full body acupuncture, ear ...
Adverse effects such as fatigue, pain, erythema, nausea and vomiting are commonly known in patients undergoing irradiation (RT) alone or in combination with chemotherapy (RCHT). Patients suffering from these symptoms are limited in their daily life and their quality of life (QOL) is often reduced. As addressed in several trials, acupuncture can cause amelioration of these specific disorders. Especially for pain symptoms, several groups have shown efficacy of acupuncture. To what extent the difference between traditional acupuncture (verum acupuncture) and false acupuncture (sham acupuncture) is in reducing side effects and improvement of QOL is not clear. ROSETTA is a prospective randomized phase II trial (version 1.0) to examine the efficacy of traditional acupuncture in patients with RT-related side effects. In the experimental (verum) arm (n = 37) an experienced acupuncture-trained person will treat dedicated acupuncture points. In the control (sham) arm (n = 37) sham acupuncture will be performed to
In the largest experiment on acupuncture for back pain to date, more than 1,100 patients were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture, sham acupuncture or conventional therapy. For the sham acupuncture, needles were inserted, but not as deeply as for the real thing. The sham acupuncture also did not insert needles in traditional acupuncture points on the body and the needles were not manually moved and rotated.. After six months, patients answered questions about pain and functional ability and their scores determined how well each of the therapies worked. In the real acupuncture group, 47 percent of patients improved. In the sham acupuncture group, 44 percent did. In the usual care group, 27 percent got relief. ...
Objective:To observe the effects of acupuncture therapy of regulating mentality and supplementing kidney (RMSK) on the expression of proopiomelanocortin(POMC) mRNA in hypothalamus of the female climacteric rats. Method: The technique of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT PCR) was adopted. Result: The expression of POMC mRNA was down regulated in hypothalamus of the female climacteric rats. After treated with acupuncture, there was a significantly up regulating expression of POMC mRNA in the group of acupuncture therapy of RMSK, and no obvious change in the group of acupuncture therapy of supplementing kidney and invigorating spleen. Conclusion: The up regulated expression of POMC mRNA in hypothalamus may involve with the effective mechanism of acupuncture therapy of RMSK in the treatment of climacteric syndrome.
Some latest research has found that acupuncture treatments are successful in treating many medical conditions. Yes, there are many acupuncture treatments available and they give a good result for various health issues. This is basically a Chinese medical treatment which has been in practice for 2000 years. It is now used in mainstream medicine to complete treatment for the patients suffering from more than 40 kinds of medical conditions. There are many benefits enjoyed by the patients all around the globe. The two main benefits of taking acupuncture treatments are pain relief and treatment of different medical conditions. Yes, most of the people take acupuncture treatments for getting relief from various pains they get in their body. It is used as the best treatment for chronic pain that is associated with different injuries and medical disorders. If you are in need of taking the acupuncture treatments then you need to find the reliable acupuncture clinic. Today, there are so many acupuncture ...
Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention has been widely used for treatment of many pathophysiological disorders. For achieving improved therapeutic effects, relatively thick acupuncture needles have been frequently used in clinical practice with, in turn, enhanced stimulation intensity. However due to the discomforting nature of the larger-diameter acupuncture needles there is considerable interest in developing advanced acupuncture therapeutical techniques that provide more comfort with improved efficacy. So motivated, we have developed a new class of acupuncture needles, porous acupuncture needles (PANs) with hierarchical micro/nano-scale conical pores upon the surface, fabricated via a simple and well known electrochemical process, with surface area approximately 20 times greater than conventional acupuncture needles. The performance of these high-surface-area PANs is evaluated by monitoring the electrophysiological and behavioral responses from the in vivo stimulation of Shenmen (HT7) ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Traditional acupuncture does not modulate the endothelial dysfunction induced by mental stress. AU - Jambrik, Z.. AU - Chunzeng, Lu. AU - Santarcangelo, Enrica L.. AU - Sebastiani, Laura. AU - Ghelarducci, Brunello. AU - Picano, Eugenio. PY - 2004/10. Y1 - 2004/10. N2 - Acupuncture is a useful tool to treat many diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, but its modulation of stress-related responses is still debated. Aim of this study was to estimate whether the traditional Chinese acupuncture affected the transient impairment of the brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) produced by acute mental stress. In addition, since a high susceptibility to hypnosis attenuates the endothelial dysfunction elicited by mental calculation, the possible interaction between acupuncture and hypnotizability was investigated. Five low-to-medium and five medium-to-high hypnotizable healthy subjects joined two experimental sessions, for real and sham acupuncture. FMD and heart rate were ...
Acupuncture is a means of encouraging the body to activate its own healing abilities to restore normal function to problem areas. This is done in modern times by inserting very fine needles to specific points on the body called acupuncture points. The oldest known acupuncture texts are from China and date from 3,000 years ago. However, acupuncture has expanded into other regions and many different approaches exist today, including Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese styles. In recent years, Western medicine has become interested in acupuncture. Acupuncture used alongside orthodox western medicine is sometimes called Medical Acupuncture. Western acupuncturists may use traditional Chinese acupuncture points, trigger points or a combination of points.
The aim of this research was to explore the hypothesis that acupuncture at the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG), a new a new method of acupuncture, would be more efficacious and safe than traditional acupuncture in the treatment of persistent allergic rhinitis (PAR). For this study, 120 patients with PAR were randomly assigned to SPG acupuncture, traditional acupuncture ( [LI 20], [LI 4], and [Ex-HN 3]), or drug treatment (budesonide nasal spray). Efficacy was assessed by using single symptoms, including sneezing, rhinorrhea, nasal obstruction and nasal itch, a total nasal symptoms score (TNSS), and a Rhinoconjunctivitis Quality of Life Questionnaire (RQLQ) before treatment, the day treatment ended, and 4-, 8-, 12-weeks later, respectively. Four weeks after treatment ended, the effectiveness rate in the SPG-acupuncture group was superior to that of the traditional-acupuncture group ( = 0.033) but was still lower than that of the drug-treatment group ( = 0.039), with mean effectiveness rates of ...
Acupuncture. Michelle Spicer. Michelle qualified from the renowned College of Traditional Acupuncture in Warwickshire, with a BA (Hons) degree in Traditional Acupuncture, accredited by Oxford Brookes University. She also has a diploma in Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) and a diploma in Qi Gong Teaching.. In addition, Michelle is also a qualified physiotherapist and uses her knowledge and experience of Western Medicine and the NHS to support her work in Chinese Medicine.. Michelle continues her post graduate education through regular study with Niki Bilton, Academic Dean of Ongiara College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, who regularly teaches throughout Europe and North America and Jeffrey Yuan, a Daoist priest and world-renowned scholar of Daoism and Chinese Medicine. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and is licensed by Aylesbury Vale District Council to carry out acupuncture treatments.. Five Element Acupuncture. The ancient, classical practice of Five Element Acupuncture is ...
Whilst the eligibility needs will differ for each expert organisation, usually possible members will require to supply proof of the acceptable acupuncture education as nicely as proof that they are a medical specialist such as a medical doctor, nurse of physiotherapist and so forth.. The truth is Medical Acupuncturists are pioneers and they are paying the political, social, and financial rates of forging new territory. Nevertheless, while we witness healing, none of us has ever seen an acupuncture point let alone a meridian. The term medical acupuncture is used to denote the practice of acupuncture performed by a licensed physician.. Secondly, even though classical acupuncture points could be the best sites to needle, they are obviously not the only areas where the nervous program can be stimulated. We provide medical acupuncture solutions at our Camp Hill, Carlisle, and Hershey places. This power or Qi is encouraged by placing very thin, sterile, single-use Acupuncture needles at particular ...
It is important to understand more about acupuncture treatments. There are many options available to threat treat chronic pain. When you choose to go for acupuncture treatment, it is highly necessary that you should be capable of distinguishing between real acupuncture and fake acupuncture.. There are research works available that provides enough details about the methodical acupuncture treatments.. There are also research works that proves that it has been effective on people who had back pain and other chronic conditions.. The responsibility is on the individual to choose the right acupuncture treatment. It is easier to identify if the treatment is real or fake or just a sham acupuncture with no effect.. After seeing good results from it acupuncture was used as one of the conventional therapies to overcome pain and other problems in the body.. If you check in the city there are also some fake acupuncture clinics available that can mislead people with fake treatments.. It is the responsibility ...
The objective was to evaluate whether acupuncture at term can influence cervical ripening and thus reduce the need for postdates induction. On their due dates 45 women were randomized into either an acupuncture group (25) or control group (20).. The women were then examined at two daily intervals for cervical length (measured with vaginal trasonography, cervical mucus and cervical stasis according to Bishops score). The acupuncture group also received acupuncture every two days at the acupuncture points Hegu LI 4 and Sanyinjiao Sp 6.. If women had not delivered after 10 days labour was induced by administering vaginal prostaglandin tablets. The time period from the womans due date to delivery was on average 5 days in the acupuncture group compared to 7.9 days in the control group. Labour was induced in 20 % of women in the acupuncture group compared to 35% in the control group. There were no differences between overall duration of labour and the first and second stage of labour. ...
Background The mechanisms of action underlying acupuncture, including acupuncture point specificity, are not well understood. In the previous decade, an increasing number of studies have applied fMRI to investigate brain response to acupuncture stimulation. Our aim was to provide a systematic overview of acupuncture fMRI research considering the following aspects: 1) differences between verum and sham acupuncture, 2) differences due to various methods of acupuncture manipulation, 3) differences between patients and healthy volunteers, 4) differences between different acupuncture points. Methodology/Principal Findings We systematically searched English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese databases for literature published from the earliest available up until September 2009, without any language restrictions. We included all studies using fMRI to investigate the effect of acupuncture on the human brain (at least one group that received needle-based acupuncture). 779 papers were identified, 149 met the
And, as you might expect, acupuncturists and other supporters of superstitious and pseudoscientific treatments are proclaiming that they have been vindicated.. The study looked at 29 randomized clinical trials of acupuncture for various sorts of pain, including back, neck and headache. It looked at studies that used sham and no-acupuncture controls. Sham acupuncture is where the patient thinks they are getting acupuncture, but typically the needle is not being inserted, merely pressed against the skin. Vickers et al. reported that when acupuncture was compared with no- acupuncture, reported reduction in pain was fairly large, about 30%. However, crucially for supporters of acupuncture, they reported a moddest improvement of pain when real acupuncture was compared with sham acupuncture.. And as such, the media reports of this finding (with a few honourable exceptions) have followed the abstracts conclusion that acupuncture is a valid treatment option for chronic pain. David Gorski at ...
And, as you might expect, acupuncturists and other supporters of superstitious and pseudoscientific treatments are proclaiming that they have been vindicated.. The study looked at 29 randomized clinical trials of acupuncture for various sorts of pain, including back, neck and headache. It looked at studies that used sham and no-acupuncture controls. Sham acupuncture is where the patient thinks they are getting acupuncture, but typically the needle is not being inserted, merely pressed against the skin. Vickers et al. reported that when acupuncture was compared with no- acupuncture, reported reduction in pain was fairly large, about 30%. However, crucially for supporters of acupuncture, they reported a moddest improvement of pain when real acupuncture was compared with sham acupuncture.. And as such, the media reports of this finding (with a few honourable exceptions) have followed the abstracts conclusion that acupuncture is a valid treatment option for chronic pain. David Gorski at ...
Acupuncture is a tried and tested system of traditional medicine, which has been used in China and other eastern cultures for thousands of years to restore, promote and maintain good health. Its benefits are now widely acknowledged all over the world, and in the past decade traditional acupuncture has begun to feature more prominently in mainstream healthcare in the UK. In conjunction with needling, the practitioner may use techniques such as moxibustion, cupping, massage or electro-acupuncture. They may also suggest dietary or lifestyle changes.. Traditional acupuncture takes a holistic approach to health and regards illness as a sign that the body is out of balance. The exact pattern and degree of imbalance is unique to each individual. The traditional acupuncturists skill lies in identifying the precise nature of the underlying disharmony and selecting the most effective treatment. The choice of acupuncture points will be specific to each patients needs. Traditional acupuncture can also be ...
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Objective : Acupuncture (from the Latin acus, needle, and pungere, to prick) is a technique of inserting and manipulating fine needles at specific points on the body. As a placebo acupuncture needle device was developed based on the visual impact of needling, it has been raised that it is useful only when acupuncture points and needling are visible to subjects. To examine the visual factor of the placebo acupuncture, the present study was aimed to compare the blinding index of the verum and placebo acupuncture between masked and unmasked situation. Methods : Thirty-six patients were randomly alloted to be stimulated with a verum or placebo acupuncture in a cross-over design. They were asked to guess a right answer whether they were stimulated with the verum or placebo acupuncture at LI4 in an unmasked or masked situation. The penetrating, pain, and deqi sensations were also measured after the stimulation using modified visual analogue scale. Results : The correct answer rate of the placebo ...
I have collected here the various posts written about my experiences taking the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians training course. This provided an opportunity to take a detailed look at the claims and evidence made for acupuncture outside of the realm of Chinese folk medicine.. Introduction- My views on acupuncture at the start of the course. Claims and Evidence Regarding Points and Channels. Approaching the Evidence for Medical Acupuncture. Acupuncture and Spinal Cord Injury. Acupuncture and Anesthesia/Analgesia. Acupuncture and Neuromodulation of Cranial Nerves. Themes in the Approach to the Evidence for Acupuncture. Myofascial Trigger Points-Real or Imaginary?. The Hands-on Training and Wrap-Up. #socialbuttonnav li{list-style:none;overflow:hidden;margin:0 auto;background:none;overflow:hidden;width:62px; height:70px; line-height:10px; margin-right:1px; float:left; text-align:center;}. ...
Acupuncture We recommend weekly acupuncture during the month prior to the month you will be doing your IUI. These treatments are designed to help regulate your cycle and prepare you for your IUI cycle.. Acupuncture done during an IUI cycle can help in many different ways. By improving blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, acupuncture can improve egg quality, quantity when necessary, and improve the endometrial lining. Additionally acupuncture can facilitate ovulation and encourage implantation of the embryo.. Acupuncture can also reduce the side effects from medications and may help alleviate any stress experienced during the cycle.. Acupuncture Treatment Protocol. Acupuncture is generally used three times during an IUI cycle. Treatment is generally given near days 7, 14, and 21.. Day 7 Treatment: Assists with egg development and egg quality and quantity, when necessary, by improving blood flow to the ovaries and improving medication delivery. Acupuncture during this time can also help to ...
Knowing acupuncture and how it can restore the health of your brain is important to prevent damage to brain cells. Acupuncture can reduce pain, a neurotransmitter that is stable to prevent depression and mood syndrome, and reduce inflammation.. acupuncture. Effective Stylostixis clearly capable of changing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain. Auricular, scalp, body treatments, laser and acupuncture may reduce ischemic Induced apoptosis and therapy for recovery from ischemic brain injury and a lot of brain injury or disease.. Scalp or auricular acupuncture is very good for healing the brain and is often used in Quantum Brain Healing.. There is current research that demonstrates the ability of acupuncture to inhibit neuronal death in cerebral cortex and hippocampus. Acupuncture is clearly capable of changing the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain.. Scalp, auricular, body and laser acupuncture treatments can reduce ischemia-induced apoptosis and therapy for recovery from ischemic brain ...
In contrast, the Western explanation of acupuncture incorporates modern concepts of neuroscience and researchers at the National Institute of Health are studying at least three possible explanations for how acupuncture works:. Opioid release. During acupuncture, endorphins that are part of your bodys natural pain-control system may be released into your central nervous system - your brain and spinal cord. This reduces pain much like taking a pain medication.. Spinal cord stimulation. Acupuncture may stimulate the nerves in your spinal cord to release pain-suppressing neurotransmitters. This has sometimes been called the gate theory.. Blood flow changes. Acupuncture needles may increase the amount of blood flow in the area around the needle. The increased blood flow may supply additional nutrients or remove toxic substances, or both, promoting healing.. If you would like to discuss whether acupuncture is a suitable treatment for your symptoms please feel free to get in touch ...
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Acupuncture for the Knee. Acupuncture was applied to patients with total knee arthroplasty starting at day 7 following knee replacement surgery. Acupuncture was administered three times per week until day 21 when the treatment regime was discontinued. Range of motion improved, swelling measurably decreased and pain levels were significantly lower in the acupuncture study group than in the group that did not receive acupuncture therapy. As a result of these findings, the researchers conclude that acupuncture is effective in the post-acute phase of knee rehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery.. This study builds on earlier findings that acupuncture benefits the knee. In other recent research, investigators discovered that acupuncture reduces knee pain and increases range of motion for patients with osteoarthritis. An interesting study, it compared sham acupuncture with modern acupuncture and classical acupuncture techniques. The sham acupuncture, a form of simulated placebo ...
Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine, which is used to treat disease or promote general health through insertion of needles in the skin. Read on to learn more information on acupuncture in Kutztown, PA and get access to information on acupuncture points, pain relief, acupuncture treatment, acupuncture techniques, ear acupuncture, and micro acupuncture, as well as advice and content on choosing acupuncturists.
We are doing this study to investigate the effects of acupuncture on chronic low back pain. We are interested in learning about brain activity during pain. We plan to look at brain activity at the beginning and the end of the study, after 6 sessions of acupuncture treatment. You will be randomly assigned to one of two groups to receive either real or placebo acupuncture.. Acupuncture has been used for many years to help relieve pain. However, it is not clear how acupuncture works. Acupuncture may relieve pain by changing activity in the nervous system. Some studies indicate that acupuncture may relieve the low back pain. However, we need more research to see how well acupuncture works to relieve pain for people with this condition.. In this study, we will measure your brain activity before and after you do exercises to make your back pain worse. We will also measure your brain activity while inflating a pressure cuff device on your lower leg. We will measure this brain activity using a research ...
We are doing this study to investigate the effects of acupuncture on chronic low back pain. We are interested in learning about brain activity during pain. We plan to look at brain activity at the beginning and the end of the study, after 6 sessions of acupuncture treatment. You will be randomly assigned to one of two groups to receive either real or placebo acupuncture.. Acupuncture has been used for many years to help relieve pain. However, it is not clear how acupuncture works. Acupuncture may relieve pain by changing activity in the nervous system. Some studies indicate that acupuncture may relieve the low back pain. However, we need more research to see how well acupuncture works to relieve pain for people with this condition.. In this study, we will measure your brain activity before and after you do exercises to make your back pain worse. We will also measure your brain activity while inflating a pressure cuff device on your lower leg. We will measure this brain activity using a research ...
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Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in the 1950s. Modern auricular acupuncture is based upon the work done by Dr. Paul Nogier of France.. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. These health conditions may be taking place anywhere throughout the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments.. The current form of auricular acupuncture came about after Dr. Nogier noticed ...
Paralysis After Traumatic Brain Injury: Can Acupuncture Help?. Can acupuncture help patients with limb paralysis caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI)? A new study suggests it has promising potential. Published in the Chinese journal of Acupuncture Research, the study included 70 TBI patients divided into a medication group and an acupuncture plus medication group. The goal of the study: to observe the clinical effect of early acupuncture treatment of limb paralysis in patients with traumatic brain injury. The therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus medication was obviously superior to that of simple medication in lowering focal injured volume on day 14 and 28, and in increasing FMA and ADL-BI scores on day 28 and 60. … The therapeutic effect of acupuncture plus medication was [also] evidently superior to that of simple medication in lowering IL-6 on day 3 and 7, and in increasing BDNF and NGF levels on day 3, 7 and 14. The researchers concluded: Early acupuncture treatment can ...
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in the 1950s. Modern auricular acupuncture is based upon the work done by Dr. Paul Nogier of France.. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. These health conditions may be taking place anywhere throughout the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments.. The current form of auricular acupuncture came about after Dr. Nogier noticed ...
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in the 1950s. Modern auricular acupuncture is based upon the work done by Dr. Paul Nogier of France.. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. These health conditions may be taking place anywhere throughout the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments.. The current form of auricular acupuncture came about after Dr. Nogier noticed ...
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperors Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today is actually based upon discoveries that occurred in France in the 1950s. Modern auricular acupuncture is based upon the work done by Dr. Paul Nogier of France.. Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of the external ear for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions. These health conditions may be taking place anywhere throughout the body. The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments.. The current form of auricular acupuncture came about after Dr. Nogier noticed ...
Acupuncture needling is associated with increases in capillary tortuosity and diameter of afferent loop in the oral mucosa of health volunteers.. Many branches of medicine employ acupuncture by exploiting its proven effects such as the reduction of pain sensation, or reduction of nausea of chemotherapy or pregnancy. Research is conducted into new effects not yet proven, for example, variations in hormones such as angiotensin and its use in the complications of dysmetabolic pathologies such as diabetes.11 12 In the last two years, many studies have been made on the cardiocirculatory system and in particular on the modulation of the pressure values, on the use of acupuncture as an adjuvant to pharmacological therapies, on the reduction of cancer pain, on treatment of neuropathies and on the investigation of the effects of acupuncture on macro and microcirculation, especially at nail, skin and muscle layer level.13. A recent study conducted by Komori et al14 confirmed that acupuncture stimulation ...
Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches compared to both sham (placebo) acupuncture and usual care, finds a new trial from China published by The BMJ today.. The researchers say doctors should provide information about acupuncture as an option when discussing preventive treatment strategies with patients.. More than one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine. It has considerable impact on quality of life and imposes a substantial burden on society. For people with frequent migraines, preventive treatments to reduce headache frequency are available, but not all patients respond well to drug therapy and many prefer to avoid it. Evidence for the benefit of acupuncture on migraine prevention has been mixed.. So a team of researchers based in China set out to compare the effectiveness of manual (real) acupuncture with sham (placebo) acupuncture or usual care.. Their findings are based on 147 patients (average age 37) with a history of migraine without aura who were recruited from seven ...
Acupuncture needles have been reported in bladder,2 ,11 nuchal and occipital area,4 shoulder girdle,12 spinal cord,3 ,13 right atrium,25 right ventricle,14 ,15 L5 nerve root,16 medulla oblongata,17 ,18 skin,19 carpal tunnel,20 calf21 and paraspinal muscle.22. Because the needle in our patient was not migrating, the only symptom he developed was fear about his general condition. However, patients may develop a whole range of symptoms depending on the location of the needle. In a case described by von Riedenauer et al acupuncture needles retained in a 25-year-old patient caused pneumothorax followed by dyspnoea.12 The acupuncture procedure had been carried out 5 years before this presentation, for treatment of right shoulder pain. A case of argyria (deposition of silver in the skin) caused by embedded acupuncture needles was also reported.19 Abumi et al described a 60-year-old patient who had a needle that penetrated to the medulla oblongata, which was discovered 18 years after the acupuncture ...
RESULTS: The results showed that the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group could delay the time of requesting morphine up to 10 - 11 minutes when compared with the control group. The total dose of PCA used within the first 24 hours was 30% - 35% less in the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group when compared with the control group, which was indicated in statistical significance. However, there was no significant difference between the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group. The electro-acupuncture groups and the acupuncture groups pain scores were lower than the control groups within the first 2 hours. Both were statistically significant. However, two hours later, there were no significant differences of the visual analogue scale (VAS) scores between either of the treatment groups and the control group. Finally, the incidence of opioid-related side effects, such as dizziness, was less in the acupuncture group and electro-acupuncture group than in the ...
RESULTS: The results showed that the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group could delay the time of requesting morphine up to 10 - 11 minutes when compared with the control group. The total dose of PCA used within the first 24 hours was 30% - 35% less in the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group when compared with the control group, which was indicated in statistical significance. However, there was no significant difference between the acupuncture group and the electro-acupuncture group. The electro-acupuncture groups and the acupuncture groups pain scores were lower than the control groups within the first 2 hours. Both were statistically significant. However, two hours later, there were no significant differences of the visual analogue scale (VAS) scores between either of the treatment groups and the control group. Finally, the incidence of opioid-related side effects, such as dizziness, was less in the acupuncture group and electro-acupuncture group than in the ...
Recently more studies were published showing that acupuncture activates brain in patients with Parkinsons disease and patients with mild cognitive impairment. For example, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a new technique that helps researcher and clinicians understand brain function. Using this technique, we can see how acupuncture stimulates the brain and alters brain function. There was a study in which brain activation in response to acupuncture in a group of 12 patients with Parkinsons disease was compared with a group of 12 healthy participants. Acupuncture was conducted on a specific acupoint, the right GB 34 (Yanglingquan), which is a frequently used acupoint for motor function treatment. The result has shown that Acupuncture stimulation on this acupoint activates the prefrontal cortex, precentral gyrus, and putamen in patients with PD; areas that are known to be impaired in patients with PD. Compared with healthy participants, patients with PD showed significantly higher brain ...
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Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena. Click here for the article & sources. For those of you who have personally benefitted from an acupuncture treatment, confirmation that acupuncture points exist may not surprise you.. However, I always think it is interesting when modern technology enables us to visualize, or even better understand, that which we may already know, at least from the level of our own experience.. In the article, which featured this image and others like it, modern technologies such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), infrared imaging, LCD (liquid crystal display) thermal photography, ultrasound and other CT (computerized tomography) imaging methods were used to provide visual representations of acupuncture points on the body.. The acupuncture points in the image above, in such pleasingly vivid color, features the area on the inside of the wrist and includes points along the Lung, Pericardium and Heart meridians.. The theory is that acupuncture points lie ...
Do you accept insurance?. If you have health insurance that pays for acupuncture, we can provide a standardized form which insurers expect, and that provides all the information you need to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.. If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Health Spending Account (FSA), you may be able to use funds from these accounts for acupuncture.. Do acupuncture needles hurt?. Most people barely feel a thing when needles are inserted. Some people feel a slight pinch, and others feel nothing. Acupuncture needles are solid, flexible, and very, very thin (about the width of two hairs). There are certain sensations associated with the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. These may include slight cramping, heaviness, distention, tingling or electric sensation traveling along a meridian. If any discomfort is experienced, it is usually mild and temporary.. Is acupuncture safe?. Acupuncture is widely acknowledged as one of the safest forms of medicine. ...
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This is me undergoing my daily acu-laser treatment. (I had no idea I look so sci-fi.) I asked Dr. Rosenfarb if he could provide an overview of how his laser acupuncture treatment works. Heres what he had to say.. Laser Acupuncture works by using photo-biomodulation (laser-light impulses) at specific acupuncture points around the body. It is believed that the bodys organ meridians in the Chinese Meridians exist at a light frequency. We use Acu-laser or light needle as a non-invasive way to stimulate certain acupuncture points that may benefit vision and improve function.. My general theory is that acupuncture works more on the Qi (energy) and Blood (circulation) level. Acupuncture opens the blockages and increases the flow of Qi and Blood to the eyes (branch symptom) and is also used to correct/support the underlying cause (root issue). Acupuncture does not add anything or take away from the body, it just helps regulate function. If the eyes receive oxygen, nutrients, fluids, glucose for ...
Mood Disorders. Anxiety. Anxiety disorders involve a state of distressing chronic but fluctuating nervousness that is inappropriately severe for the persons circumstances. Anxiety disorders affect over three million Americans each year. According to The Acupuncture Evidence Project, acupuncture has moderate evidence supporting the effectiveness of treating anxiety. Acupuncture can be safely combined conventional treatments such as medication or psycho-educational therapy, possibly enhancing their beneficial effects and reducing unwanted side effects.. Acupuncture can often be effective for treating anxiety even in people who are non-responders to cognitive behavioral therapy, bibliotherapy, and medication. In one study, non-responders were given one course of ten acupuncture treatments. They showed significant improvement on the Anxiety Inventory Score and their improvement was maintained for ten weeks after the acupuncture treatments. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25595195 It is ...
Acupuncture Treatment is a very important course in TCM. It is the main clinical acupuncture course after the studying of TCM Foundation, TCM Diagnosis, and Acupuncture Meridians Points courses. Acupuncture treatment course not only tells you basic fundamentals of acupuncture practice,...
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Acupuncture, a commonly used treatment for patients with RA, has not been reported to prevent CHD in patients with RA. We aimed to assess the risk of developing CHD in acupuncture users and non-users of patients with RA. We identified 29,741 patients with newly diagnosed RA from January 1997 to December 2010 from the Registry of Catastrophic Illness Patients Database from the Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database. Among them, 10,199 patients received acupuncture (acupuncture users), and 19,542 patients did not receive acupuncture (no-acupuncture users). After performing 1:1 propensity score matching by sex, age, baseline comorbidity, conventional treatment, initial diagnostic year, and index year, there were 9932 patients in both the acupuncture and no-acupuncture cohorts. The main outcome was the diagnosis of CHD in patients with RA in the acupuncture and no-acupuncture cohorts. Acupuncture users
Some veterinarians use non-traditional techniques in treating animals, often combining these with traditional medicine. One of the most useful complementary modalities is acupuncture. Dr. Bruce Connally, an equine sports medicine veterinarian in Colorado, grew up in Wyoming and practiced for many years in Buffalo. He has been using acupuncture since 1999.. Understanding acupuncture. I took a veterinary acupuncture course at Colorado State University. I use acupuncture for treating pain in many situations, but also as a diagnostic aid, he explains. There are acupuncture trigger points all over the horses body. He continues, The ones along the back and hips are fairly easy to figure out. Theres also a trigger point in the side of the neck that affects the stifle. Its not quite so easy to understand, but Ive seen it work.. There is a trigger point in the shoulder and another in the girth area that have to do with front foot pain, he says. I am a trigger-point acupuncturist. Im not a ...
In this study, we found that acupuncture ameliorated spatial learning and memory deficits and enhanced hippocampal LTP in a VD model. The therapeutic effects may be associated with dopamine system, as manifested by increased expression of dopamine, dopamine metabolites, and dopamine receptors in the hippocampus induced by acupuncture. Moreover, the D1/D5 receptor antagonist SCH23390 significantly abolished the benefits induced by acupuncture, supporting this contention.. VD is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, and the main symptom is cognition dysfunction.19 As an economic and convenient therapeutic method, acupuncture stimulation can be applied in relieving symptoms of VD.10,12 Because of the complexity of the disease, acupuncture point combination enhances the efficacy compared with single acupuncture point. Previous clinical studies selected point combination for the treatment of stroke and dementia.9,20,21 However, which point combination method is the most effective for the treatment ...
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points to cure disease or alleviate pain. Because acupuncture is an entire system of medicine and not just one specialty, it can conceivably be used to treat any disease or disorder. It is one of the most widely recognized and successful methods of alternative treatment in the world. Its effectiveness in treating a wide variety of disorders has been clinically proven. Not only is it safe, but it does not cause any of the toxic side effects that might be associated with ingesting many pharmaceuticals.. The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy (called meridians) run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.. The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the ...
Acupuncture has relatively good evidence in the literature for treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain. Several studies show that it can work better than ususal care which includes medications or physical therapy. Interestingly, randomized controlled trials did not show acupuncture to be superior to a sham acupuncture procedure. Acupuncture treatments usually consist of weekly visits, and it may take up to 5 session before noticing a benefit. Because of the out-of-pocket expense, acupuncture is often not the first line of treatment for low back pain. Patients I treat have usually failed all other treatments. Despite this, I am still able to get some results in this difficult population. Due to its good safety profile and minimally invasive nature, I think acupuncture is a good option for anyone that wants to try a more alternative approach to low back pain ...
Laser acupuncture (LA) has been utilized as a combined approach of Chinese traditional acupuncture and low-level laser therapy since its emergence in 1973. Its mechanisms are not well understood and the standardization of clinical protocols has not been established. In this study, we used a diode laser to irradiate on four acupuncture points for normal subjects to investigate the effect of LA. For each point, the irradiation lasted for three minutes. The median nerve conduction velocity was measured within a 30 minutes interval at day 1, day 5, and day 10 respectively. Patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were given LA therapy for three stages at most with a one-week interval between two stages. Treatment outcome measurements included patients subjective feedback (McGill pain questionnaire, VAS) and objective measurements (physical examination, kinesiological properties and NCSs). It was a randomized single-blind controlled trial. For normal subjects, motor nerve fiber was ...
Laser acupuncture (LA) has been utilized as a combined approach of Chinese traditional acupuncture and low-level laser therapy since its emergence in 1973. Its mechanisms are not well understood and the standardization of clinical protocols has not been established. In this study, we used a diode laser to irradiate on four acupuncture points for normal subjects to investigate the effect of LA. For each point, the irradiation lasted for three minutes. The median nerve conduction velocity was measured within a 30 minutes interval at day 1, day 5, and day 10 respectively. Patients with chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were given LA therapy for three stages at most with a one-week interval between two stages. Treatment outcome measurements included patients subjective feedback (McGill pain questionnaire, VAS) and objective measurements (physical examination, kinesiological properties and NCSs). It was a randomized single-blind controlled trial. For normal subjects, motor nerve fiber was ...
Endeavour 4: 92-96 20a. Chang PL (1988) Urodynamic studies in acupuncture for women with frequency, urgency and dysuria. J Urol 140: 563-566 21. Chapman CR, Benedetti C (1977) Analgesia following TENS and its partial reversal by a narcotic antagonist. Life Sci 21: 1645-1648 22. Chapman CR, Chen AC, Bonica 11 (1977) Effects of intrasegmental electrical acupuncture on dental pain: evaluation by threshold estimation and sensory decision theory. Pain 3: 213-227 23. Chapman CR, Colpitts YM et al (1980) Evoked potential assessment of acupuncture analgesia: attempted reversal with naloxone. Preliminary results [174] indicate that insertion of acupuncture needles into the skin might also produce a current of injury which has biological influences on the underlying tissues. -LA) promote nerve growth in the leg of an adult rat when applied through acupuncture needles [118, 145, 154]. 4 above) [216]. Perhaps the current of injury caused by needling (and generated by the 20 to 90-mV resting potential across ...
Fourth-year students on morning rounds in the large animal hospital last Friday had an opportunity to see acupuncture in action. Dr. Jacob Mecham was treating a horse with a paralyzed arytenoid cartilage in her larynx by placing acupuncture needles in her neck. Student Melissa Flora helped by reading a list of designated locations from a treatment protocol to Dr. Mecham as he moved around the horse carefully twirling the needles into place.. Students Sarah Tremper and Whitney Madigan managed the scope that Dr. Mecham had inserted through the horses nose to view the larynx on a screen. What was really neat about it is that they were running the endoscope so we could visualize the larynx while the acupuncture was happening to look for any immediate changes, says Flora.. The treatment protocol was the result of a study done by Dr. Shen Huisheng Xie of the Chi Institute where Dr. Mecham received his acupuncture training. Dr. Mecham recently completed 130 hours of lectures and labs, and passed a ...
Acupuncture enhance immune action trigger the body resistance to fight against the diseases are increased. This effect is mediated by a raise in leucocyte count, antibody titer and gamma-globulins. Acupuncture is therefore, is very useful in combating infections and it is more so when the prolonged antibiotic therapy is warranted or in cases of resistance or hypersensitivity to antibiotic. This action is again specific to certain acupuncture points. Few acupuncture points such as Bahui, Hegu, Quichi are well known as having sedative effect. EEG taken during the treatment has shown a decrease in delta and theta wave activity. This effect is the basis of utilizing acupuncture for the treatment of anxiety states, nervous, restlessness, drug addicts, anti smoking, insomnia and other behavior disorders. It has been observed that a 20 to 30 minutes continuous manipulation of Taichong - Liv 3 of the toe alone reduces blood pressure from 200 / 110 mm Hg to 180 / 95 mm Hg which lasts for 3 to 4 days. ...
Can acupuncture help sciatic pain?. Yes, acupuncture is effective at relieving pain due to sciatica and is recognized by the National Institute of Health as relieving back pain, including sciatica.. How many acupuncture treatments will you need?. It is important to get acupuncture sooner, rather than later at Ackerman Acupuncture Pain Clinic with sciatica pain. The sooner you are treated, the less treatments you will typically need. As with most issues, the longer it continues, the more chronic of a condition it becomes and hence, the more treatments it may need to resolve.. How soon will you notice results?. You should notice a significant difference in sciatic pain within two to four visits in Anoka.. What else can you expect at your visit?. At Ackerman Acupuncture we relieve your pain, go over proper stretching techniques to help relieve pain and help prevent future inflammation of the sciatic nerve.. Diet therapy according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (T.C.M.) may also be discussed to ...
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine which focuses on balancing energy pathways in the body to promote optimal health. According to this theory, an imbalance of these forces promotes disease by blocking pathways, or meridians, that allow the unrestricted flow of vital energy, or qi, throughout your body. Acupuncture aims to unblock your vital energy flow by targeting specific points on your body related to these meridians.. Acupuncture improves the bodys functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites, commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Acupuncture points are thought to have certain electrical properties, which affect chemical neurotransmitters in the body. According to theories of traditional Chinese medicine, the human body ...
Dog acupuncture helps with dogs musculoskeletal problems, skin problems, respiratory problems, and gastrointestinal problems. It targets acupuncture points to achieve healing effects. Read on to gain access to pet stores in Dallas, TX and other expert resources that give access to expertise on dog acupuncture.
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How to Lose the Excess weight and Preserve It Off with Acupuncture and Chinese language Medication Acupuncture Points For Weight Loss. Likewise, the technique of acupuncture assists in treatment of the disappointment and stress that may result out of the serious dieting. It should become mentioned that along with the make use of of acupuncture, one also requirements to adhere to a diet plan and workout program in purchase to drop excess weight. Along with advertising the procedure of excess weight reduction, each classes can become calming and reducing specifically against tension and stress. Controlling Bloodstream Sugars - Many individuals record that their hunger - specifically desires for sugars - can be even more steady, and their energy can be as well. Some people possess actually reported that acupuncture assists in decrease of tension, which can be triggered credited to pounds reduction applications. It can be an strategy of stimulating particular factors on the hearing with small fine ...
One of the best gifts you can give your mother this Mothers Day is the gift of acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with an abundance of health problems and
When speaking with his patients, Tim Rhudy, a licensed acupuncturist in the department of pain management at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, explains that acupuncture diminishes pain by untying muscular straitjackets - releasing tight, spasmed, shortened muscles to their resting state.. It also helps regulate the bodys nervous system, which can stimulate the release of natural pain-fighting endorphins.. But wait…theres more: Acupuncture tells the body where the battle is. When you cut your hand, the body sends help to the injury site. Likewise, when a needle is inserted into an acupuncture point, the body pays special attention to the micro-trauma and emits healing factors, says Rhudy.. Acupuncture also alters the perception of pain, he says. Brain magnetic resonance imaging shows that deep needling of acupuncture points deactivates the part of the brain that deals with our perception of pain. This occurs with deep needling, as opposed to superficial needling, a needle is inserted as far ...
Acupuncture[edit]. A review of the evidence in 2012 concluded that current research is not rigorous enough to make ... recommendations around the use of acupuncture for insomnia.[24] The pooled results of two trials on acupuncture showed a ... Further research would be needed to study the effects of acupuncture on sleep disorders in children. ... "Acupuncture for insomnia". The Cochrane Library. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 9: CD005472. doi:10.1002/14651858.cd005472.pub3. ISSN ...
Acupuncture[edit]. A review of the evidence in 2012 concluded that current research is not rigorous enough to make ... Cheuk, Daniel KL; Yeung, Wing-Fai; Chung, Kf; Wong, Virginia (2012-09-12). "Acupuncture for insomnia". The Cochrane Library. 9 ... recommendations around the use of acupuncture for insomnia.[24] The pooled results of two trials on acupuncture showed a ... Further research would be needed to study the effects of acupuncture on sleep disorders in children. ...
... and acupuncture points.[a] It is a generally held belief within the acupuncture community that acupuncture points and meridians ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... Clinical acupuncture: a practical Japanese approach, p. 18 ISBN 978-0870407826. *^ Acupuncture Cure For Common Diseases By ... Further information: Acupuncture § Effectiveness, and Acupuncture § Safety. A 2013 editorial by Steven P. Novella and David ...
Acupuncture[edit]. Acupuncture is sometimes used for TMD.[44] There is limited evidence that acupuncture is an effective ... Laurence B (March 2012). "Acupuncture may be no more effective than sham acupuncture in treating temporomandibular joint ... some suggest that acupuncture may be no more effective than sham acupuncture,[85] that many of the studies investigating ... There are no reported adverse events of acupuncture when used for TMD,[84] and some suggest that acupuncture is best employed ...
Lu GD; Needham J (2002). "Acupuncture and major surgery". Celestial lancets: a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa. ... "Acupuncture Today. 9 (8). ISSN 1526-7784. Retrieved 2010-09-18.. *^ Wang Z; Ping C (1999). "Well-known medical scientists: Hua ... Some authors believe that Hua Tuo may have discovered surgical analgesia by acupuncture, and that mafeisan either had nothing ...
Apart from acupuncture, which is best known in the West, a number of other Eastern therapies explicitly focus on the Hara in ... Seem, Mark; Acupuncture Imaging. Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body. A guide for practitioners and their patients. ... Seem, Mark; Acupuncture Imaging. Perceiving the Energy Pathways of the Body. A guide for practitioners and their patients. ... ISBN 1-886969-73-6, p.120-168 Deadman,Peter& Al-Khafaji,Mazin, with Baker, Kevin: A Manual of Acupuncture. Journal of Chinese ...
Indirect moxibustion holds a cigar made of moxa near the acupuncture point to heat the skin, or holds it on an acupuncture ... Needham, J; Lu GD (2002). Celestial lancets: a history and rationale of acupuncture and moxa. Routledge. pp. 262. ISBN 0-7007- ... "Moxibustion, Acupuncture Today". Acupuncturetoday.com. Retrieved 17 May 2011.. *^ English summary of S. Hara's findings ... Practitioners may use acupuncture needles made of various materials in combination with moxa, depending on the direction of qi ...
97810-97814) acupuncture. *(98925-98929) osteopathic manipulative treatment. *(98940-98943) chiropractic manipulative treatment ...
Liu, Bu-ping; Wang, Yun-ting; Chen, Si-da (2016-12-01). "Effect of acupuncture on clinical symptoms and laboratory indicators ... Vickers, AJ; Vertosick, EA; Lewith, G; MacPherson, H; Foster, NE; Sherman, KJ; Irnich, D; Witt, CM; Linde, K; Acupuncture ... Acupuncture has also been found to be an effective and safe treatment in reducing pain and improving quality of life in chronic ... "Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Update of an Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis". The Journal of Pain. 19 (5): 455-474. doi ...
Cheuk, DK; Yeung, WF; Chung, KF; Wong, V (12 September 2012). "Acupuncture for insomnia". The Cochrane Database of Systematic ... It is unclear if acupuncture is useful.[123] ...
The university was founded by Dianne Connelly and Robert Duggan in 1974 as the College of Chinese Acupuncture, U.S. It was ... and continuing education in areas such as acupuncture, oriental medicine, holistic health, and herbal studies.[4] ... renamed to the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in 1978 to train acupuncturists.[1] In 2000, it was renamed the Tai Sophia ...
Chen, N; Zhou, M; He, L; Zhou, D; Li, N (4 August 2010). "Acupuncture for Bell's palsy". Cochrane Database of Systematic ... The efficacy of acupuncture remains unknown because the available studies are of low quality (poor primary study design or ...
... in the case of acupuncture, for example, an acupuncturist would have "a great deal to lose" if acupuncture were rejected by ... 1992). A Consumer's Guide to "Alternative Medicine": A Close Look at Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Faith-healing and Other ... Lu, Gwei-Djen; Needham, Joseph (1980). Celestial Lancets: a History and Rationale of Acupuncture and Moxa. Cambridge and New ... Common practices include herbal medicine, acupuncture (insertion of needles in the body at specified points), massage (Tui na ...
Treatments include moxibustion and acupuncture. Kampo treatment is generally considered appropriate for chronic conditions, ...
There is no evidence to support the efficacy of acupuncture as a management for menopausal symptoms.[99][92] A 2016 Cochrane ... "Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 7 (7): CD007410. doi:10.1002/14651858. ...
Acupuncture and Massage College (Miami). *Adventist University of Health Sciences (Orlando). *Aerosim Flight Academy (Sanford) ...
"Acupuncture (PDQ®)". National Cancer Institute. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 15 September 2013.. ... evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture is "variable and inconsistent" for any condition,[2] but is generally safe when ... "Acupuncture is theatrical placebo" (PDF). Anesthesia and Analgesia. 116 (6): 1360-3. doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31828f2d5e. PMID ... acupuncture, Muti, Ifá, and traditional African medicine. ...
Acupuncture Mechanical deformation of the skin by acupuncture needles appears to result in the release of adenosine. A 2014 ... Antinociceptive effects of acupuncture require A1R activation Langevin, Helene (2014). "Acupuncture, Connective Tissue, and ... Acupuncture also has effects on local tissues, including mechanical stimulation of connective tissue, release of adenosine at ... Berman, Brian M.; Langevin, Helene M.; Witt, Claudia M.; Dubner, Ronald (29 July 2010). "Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain ...
Acupuncture has reportedly benefited some patients. For chronic nonbacterial prostatitis (Cat III), also known as CP/CPPS, ... Rosted P (2007). "Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and acupuncture-a case report". Acupunct Med. 25 (4): 198-9 ...
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Dorfer, Leopold; Moser, M.; Spindler, K.; Bahr, F.; Egarter-Vigl, E.; Dohr, G. (1998). "5200-year old acupuncture in Central ...
While acupuncture may be effective in reducing the number of migraines, "true" acupuncture has only a small effect when ... "Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6): CD001218. doi:10.1002/ ... compared to sham acupuncture, a practice where needles are placed randomly or do not penetrate the skin.[95] Both have a ...
Homeopathy and acupuncture he practised on us.. "My father J D Salinger". The Times. London. February 6, 2010. Retrieved May 20 ...
Acupuncture for chronic asthma. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004, (1): CD000008. PMID 14973944. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000008. ...
Interests: Chinese medicine and philosophy, acupuncture, and meditation. Profile: I am an active acupuncturist in Berlin, NH. I ... Interests: Chiropractic medicine, manual therapy, medical acupuncture, kinesiology, sports chiropractic/medicine, research, ...
Acupuncture. pp.172 -174. According to this theory, palmistry developed in India and then extended across the world. Dwivedi. ... ISBN 978-0-8264-4750-0. Yoshiaki Omura (2003). Acupuncture Medicine: Its Historical and Clinical Background. Dover Publications ...
Acupuncture is used to withdraw blood or stimulate certain points on humans and animals by inserting them on specific pressure ... Traditional acupuncture involves the belief that a "life force" (qi) circulates within the body in lines called meridians. ... "The Evolution of Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 7, 2011. Retrieved ... Ulett, GA (2002). "Acupuncture". In Shermer, M (ed.). The Skeptic: Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience. ABC-CLIO. p. 283291. ISBN ...
Christopher M. Norris (2001). Acupuncture. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 17-18. ISBN 9780750651738. ... Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 11. ISBN 9780443055935. ...
Headquarters). Its 250,000 square-foot main campus at 1 Diamond Hill Road offers Allergy / Immunology; Acupuncture; Ambulatory ...
Lixin Huang (2005). "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the United States" (PDF). Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and ... The acupuncture program requires a minimum of 2.5 years. In 2003, the school reported that its students had an average age of ... Acupuncture and other services are provided in the clinics in which Midwest College students practice their skills; services ... Master's degrees are awarded in Oriental medicine and acupuncture. The Oriental Medicine program takes at least three years to ...
Acupuncture has been used in Asia for over 3000 years to treat pain, and the analgesic efficacy of acupuncture is recognised ... The MA group received acupuncture at the ST36 acupuncture point but without electrical stimulation and without elicitation of a ... while acupuncture combined with drugs further increased pain thresholds.28 Acupuncture also has therapeutic efficacy and can ... 27 Yang et al28 reported that acupuncture therapy for FM is superior to pharmacological treatment and that acupuncture combined ...
... is a full-service Oriental Medicine clinic, right here in Laramie, WY, offering acupuncture, Asian ... If you are coming to acupuncture for the first time, welcome! You are entering a very rich landscape that consists of so much ...
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CA acupuncture: acupuncturist Homa Sajadian Sikon, L.Ac. providing acupuncture services. ... Acupuncture promotes circulation and reduces inflammation. It modulates the immune function, regulates hormones and stimulates ... Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) encompasses acupuncture, cupping, acupressure, herbology, nutrition and exercises such as ... Treatments are offered in private setting as well as Community Acupuncture style. ...
Acupuncture to get pregnant a myth, according to new research By Henry Bodkin 15 May 2018, 5:25pm. ... Doctors Diary: after years of sticking the needle in, could acupuncture actually work? By James Le Fanu 8 Aug 2017, 7:00am. ... Acupuncture can reduce hot flushes in menopausal women by half, researchers find By Telegraph Reporters 3 Oct 2016, 7:59am. ... Acupuncture facials - the latest in midlife male grooming? By Madeleine Howell 20 Nov 2019, 3:27pm. ...
Read about acupuncture, a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites ... How acupuncture works. Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves ... Uses of acupuncture. Acupuncture practitioners - sometimes called acupuncturists - use acupuncture to treat a wide range of ... How acupuncture is performed. An initial acupuncture session usually lasts 20 minutes to 1 hour and involves an assessment of ...
Are you considering acupuncture to treat pain? Find out about how this type of traditional Chinese medicine might help you. ... Acupuncture (PDQ) (National Cancer Institute) Also in Spanish * Acupuncture: In Depth (National Center for Complementary and ... Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating ... Article: Digestion-Specific Acupuncture Effect on Feeding Intolerance in Critically Ill Post-Operative Oral... ...
For thousands of years acupuncture has been used, along with herbal ... acupuncture. acupuncture ăk´yo͝opŭng˝chər [key], technique of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a number of very fine ... See S. T. Chang, The Complete Book of Acupuncture (1976) G. S. De Morant, Chinese Acupuncture (2 vol., tr. 1989). ... Some physicians are studying and using acupuncture as an adjunct treatment. In the United States acupuncture has been used most ...
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Should you pursue acupuncture for your pet? This is a prickly question that should be answered by a veterinarian having been ... What Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for My Dog or Cat?. *Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the bodys own pain ... How Does Veterinary Acupuncture Work?. The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. From a Traditional ... Should you pursue acupuncture for your pet? This is a prickly question that should be answered by a veterinarian having been ...
Perhaps the most intriguing scientific question is not whether acupuncture works, but how. In acupuncture theory, there are 360 ... That the effects of acupuncture are real. And that, at least for certain problems and to some degree, acupuncture can help ... Acupuncture seems to calm precisely the part of the brain that controls the emotional response to pain, said Dr. Kathleen K. S ... Acupuncture has been used so far by 8.2 million Americans, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative ...
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We discovered that magnets placed over acupuncture points did indeed have an impact on the flow of energy up the acupuncture ... PEMF stimulation of an acupuncture point may or may not always be as strong as stimulation with an acupuncture needle. However ... I started experimenting with tiny, powerful static magnets, placed on acupuncture points. I discovered that not all acupuncture ... Therefore, PEMFs were more efficiently effective than just acupuncture alone. Certainly, acupuncture can be more effective, ...
... and research findings on integrating traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with conventional medical training. ... How Does Acupuncture Work? The Science behind the Therapy Is Explored in a Special Issue of Medical Acupuncture (04/16/2013) ... Use of Acupuncture in the U.S. Military Highlighted in Special Issue of Medical Acupuncture (01/04/2012) ... How Do Anesthesiologists View Acupuncture and Acupressure? (05/04/2016). *Should First Responders Use Acupuncture and ...
Acupuncture treatments to treat one type of lazy eye proved as good as the traditional patching of the eye used to help the ... Acupuncture for Lazy Eye: A Closer Look. Lam cant explain exactly how the acupuncture for lazy eye might work. Acupuncture has ... Acupuncture for Lazy Eye Vs. Patching: Study Details. While some previous research has found acupuncture for lazy eye effective ... 13, 2010 -- Acupuncture treatments to treat one type of lazy eye proved as good as the traditional patching of the eye used to ...
A study has shown that acupuncture can help people with hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis). However, the benefits wear off ... Acupuncture plus rescue medication (RM) group. *Sham acupuncture plus RM group. In sham acupuncture, the needles are inserted ... Acupuncture recognized by WHO (World Health Organization). Acupuncture is effective in treating 28 illnesses/conditions, ... They found that overall, those in the acupuncture plus RM group reported better improvements in their symptoms over the eight- ...
... administered acupuncture therapy.. Gypsy had an infection in her ankle and Crisman was using acupuncture -- along with ... "Acupuncture has proven to be a safe and relatively painless treatment for a variety of illnesses in animals," said Crisman who ... Acupuncture, which has its roots in eastern countries, is a technique of inserting and manipulating very fine needles into ... "Acupuncture certainly does not replace traditional veterinary medicine," said Purswell who plans to use the therapy in her work ...
Many people believe in the healing powers of acupuncture needles, and more people turn to the powers of acupuncture needles ... Acupuncture Needles Are Thin But Powerful. The healing powers of acupuncture through the use of needles placed in proper points ... Acupuncture needles are thin but powerful. Many people believe in the healing powers of acupuncture needles, and more people ... The theory behind acupuncture is that the insertion of acupuncture needles at these strategic points encourages the healing ...
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Surgeons here have successfully performed heart bypass surgery on an elderly patient using acupuncture instead of a general ... "One benefit of acupuncture anesthesia is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain," Yin said. "With anesthetics, patients ... Acupuncture used in bypass surgery. By Wang Hongyi (China Daily). Updated: 2007-12-27 07:24 ... Doctors declared the operation a success yesterday and said it was the first time "acupuncture anesthesia" had been used for ...
This new study explores the effectiveness of acupuncture in patients with gastrointestinal diseases such as functional ... As a meta-analysis on acupuncture for FD[8] indicated, because of the poor quality of the trials, the efficacy of acupuncture ... The overall response rate was significantly higher in acupuncture group A (70.69%), and lower in sham acupuncture group (34.75 ... Randomised Clinical Trial: An Assessment of Acupuncture on Specific Meridian or Specific Acupoint vs. Sham Acupuncture for ...
Acupuncture definition, a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the ... Derived forms of acupuncture. acupunctural, adjectiveacupuncturist, noun. Word Origin for acupuncture. C17: from Latin acus ... Words nearby acupuncture. aculeus, acumen, acuminate, acupoint, acupressure, acupuncture, acupuncturist, acus, acusector, ... Acupuncture increases fertility: Probably false, but unknown.. The Biggest Myths and Truths About Baby Making,Jean Twenge,July ...
... but Medicare Advantage plans may offer broader coverage for acupuncture. ... Original Medicare covers acupuncture only to treat chronic low back pain, ... Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin, to alleviate ... En español , Original Medicare covers acupuncture only for enrollees with chronic low back pain. If you have had low back pain ...
Acupuncture, which is based on the theory that inserting and manipulating fine needles at specific acupuncture points located ... Because needles are inserted up to several centimetres beneath the skin, acupuncture may pose risks to patients. One of the ... In the 1970s and 1980s most infections associated with acupuncture were sporadic cases involving pyogenic bacteria.1 So far, ... In localised infections, meridian specific and acupuncture point specific lesions were typical. About 70% of patients had … ...
News for Acupuncture continually updated from thousands of sources on the web : You May Soon Be Able to Book Spa Services On ... Acupuncture News. News on Acupuncture continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. ... Stuck in an Opioids Crisis, Officials Turn to Acupuncture Monday , US News & World Report , ... Springfield resource center providing free acupuncture treatment to hurricane victims 22 hrs ago , WWLP , ...
Hi Majid, Bookmark and use www.Dynamedical.com - it has a WEALTH of information for GPs on ,2000 human diseases. Registration is needed but is FREE. Im sure that it covers ALL the main (conventional) data on arthritis. I had not the time to check it for that. IMO (without checking Dynamedical.com) some of the most important causes , in order of importance, are: 1. Environmental factors, esp cold & damp; 2. Trauma, esp joint trauma (very important); bad posture, incorrect lifting methods, incorrect sitting, bad seat (in long-distance drivers), obesity; 3. Diet: Mineral deficiency (Ca, P, Cu, Mn, Se), vitamin deficiency (Vit D), food allergy/intolerance; excessively high-protein intakes, gout, LV-GB problems; 4. Genetic predisposition; 5. Immunomediated diseases; 6. Age mainly old age, declining KI function; 7. Endocrine, mainly hypothyroidism; 8. Psychological factors: fear, depression and anxiety I would put your other factors as less important: Medications, hypoglycaemic agents, diuretics and ...
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is ... What is Acupuncture?. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by ... Why use Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?. In addition to being effective for many acute and chronic common illnesses, ... How does acupuncture work?. For millennia, the acupuncturist has been engaging subtle human energies, otherwise known as "Qi". ...
Ear acupuncture Ear acupuncture involves placing acupuncture needles into specific points around the ear. These points ... During acupuncture. Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. Sometimes the appropriate points are far removed ... Acupuncture. Medically reviewed on February 14, 2018 Definition. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles ... After acupuncture. Some people feel relaxed and others feel energized after an acupuncture treatment. But not everyone responds ...
In China acupuncture is the treatment of choice for stomach ulcers, and ulcers certainly do heal after acupuncture. Fortunately ... that acupuncture can reduce the acidity of the stomach and this may be one of the mechanisms by which acupuncture heals stomach ... stomach ulcer heal spontaneously and this creates a great deal of difficulty in assessing the curative effects of acupuncture ...
Ear acupuncture Open pop-up dialog box Close Ear acupuncture. Ear acupuncture. Ear acupuncture involves placing acupuncture ... The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. Common side ... He or she may be able to tell you about the success rate of using acupuncture for your condition or recommend an acupuncture ... Acupuncture treatment During an acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific spots on your ...
  • Treatments are offered in private setting as well as Community Acupuncture style. (acubyhoma.com)
  • However, the evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with other treatments is unclear. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The appropriate application of TCVM treatments, including acupressure, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and food energy therapy can be integrated into western (conventional) treatments as there are aspects of both perspectives that can work synergistically. (philly.com)
  • Lasers are great for providing "needle-less" acupuncture treatments especially on patients that don't readily tolerate needle insertion. (philly.com)
  • Dec. 13, 2010 -- Acupuncture treatments to treat one type of lazy eye proved as good as the traditional patching of the eye used to help the eyes work together, according to a new study. (webmd.com)
  • While some previous research has found acupuncture for lazy eye effective, the researchers couldn't find a study that directly compared acupuncture with conventional treatments such as patching. (webmd.com)
  • They assigned 43 children to the acupuncture group, and they received five treatments a week. (webmd.com)
  • People who are not happy with antihistamines, as well as those who prefer more natural remedies frequently use non-standard treatments, such as acupuncture . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • [ 7 ] As the pharmacologic treatments for FD remain unsatisfactory, alternative therapies, including acupuncture, are attractive to both patients and practitioners. (medscape.com)
  • Acupuncture isn't usually covered by insurance and typically requires numerous visits and treatments. (healthline.com)
  • All patients in the cohort received 10 acupuncture treatments for 10 weeks (2x/week for 2 weeks, 1x/week for 4 weeks, and then biweekly for 4 weeks), and their responses to treatment were evaluated with the Clinical Total Neuropathy Score (TNSc), the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy/Gynecologic Oncology Group-Neurotoxicity (FACT/GOG-Ntx) questionnaire, and the Neuropathy Pain Scale (NPS). (medscape.com)
  • I don't think that one-size-fits-all treatments are appropriate for everyone, but acupuncture should be considered as an option," said Lyell. (redorbit.com)
  • When compared to dummy treatments of placebo, acupuncture is effective in treatment of chronic pain. (news-medical.net)
  • Generally, acupuncture treatments are combined with traditional approaches to healing such as physical therapy or the use of medications. (wsu.edu)
  • For this reason, many physicians and practitioners believe that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment as an adjunct to other medical treatments, and/or as an alternative to medical treatments. (spine-health.com)
  • Compared to other treatments, acupuncture is quite safe. (spine-health.com)
  • The most common infection reported from acupuncture treatments is viral hepatitis , a potentially serious infection of the liver . (medicinenet.com)
  • Medical acupuncture is often used for pain relief, among other treatments, and is now covered by many insurance policies. (medicinenet.com)
  • Zoe Ruffner, Vogue , "Meet the New Acupuncture Studio That's as Easy (and Affordable) as a Blowout Bar," 6 Nov. 2018 But by embracing alternative treatments, offering options thatinclude acupuncture and pool therapy to reduce opioid use, the clinic is gaining wider attention. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy also frequently result in heartburn and upset stomach, which likewise can be helped by regular acupuncture treatments. (healthcentral.com)
  • Women who got acupuncture didn't report an increase in the number and severity of hot flashes until 3 to 4 months after the acupuncture treatments were done. (breastcancer.org)
  • You can read more about treatments to help ease hot flashes on the Breastcancer.org All About Hot Flashes page and you can learn more about acupuncture in the Complementary and Holistic Medicine section. (breastcancer.org)
  • About a year ago the dedicated folks at the Marine Stranding and Rescue Center in Virginia Beach, VA brought two sea turtles in to a clinic where I was working for evaluation and possible acupuncture treatments. (jwz.org)
  • There was no comparison of acupuncture against standard migraine prevention treatments. (healthcentral.com)
  • Treatments › Alternative Treatments › What is Acupuncture? (spineuniverse.com)
  • Two to 12 treatments is a common acupuncture prescription. (spineuniverse.com)
  • However, during the so-called Great Leap Forward of the 1950s and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, China's communist leader, Mao Zedong, began actively promoting acupuncture and other traditional medical treatments as "pragmatic solutions to providing health care to a vast population that was terribly undersupplied with doctors," the authors write. (livescience.com)
  • But the acupuncture treatments carried out in hospitals and other health care facilities in the West today are not based on the same principles that were established in ancient Eastern texts, according to Bao. (livescience.com)
  • At the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center , acupuncture treatments are delivered in a quiet, nurturing environment. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Acupuncture treatments are generally safe and well tolerated by most patients, including pediatric patients and the elderly. (mskcc.org)
  • Acupuncture treatments are used to promote the flow and balance of Qi to relieve symptoms. (mskcc.org)
  • A number of clinical trials support the use of acupuncture in relieving pain, nausea and vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue, and hot flashes resulting from cancer treatments. (mskcc.org)
  • Several clinical trials showed that acupuncture is effective in alleviating pain, including joint or nerve pain associated with some cancer treatments. (mskcc.org)
  • The third group was given "sham acupuncture" treatments as a control. (healthline.com)
  • 78 patients suffering from severe hemiparesis of the left or right side within ten days of stroke onset were randomly divided into a control group (n=40) who received daily physical therapy and a treatment group who additionally received two acupuncture treatments per week for ten weeks. (chiro.org)
  • Another study published that same year suggested that patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome might benefit from weekly acupuncture treatments. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Acupuncture and acupressure (the stimulation of the points with the fingers and hands) treatments are aimed at unblocking the meridians, easing muscle tension, and stimulating the energy and blood flow so the natural healing mechanisms of the body are adjusted, striking a balance in the body. (mydr.com.au)
  • Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) encompasses acupuncture, cupping, acupressure, herbology, nutrition and exercises such as Tai Chi and Qigong. (acubyhoma.com)
  • How Do Anesthesiologists View Acupuncture and Acupressure? (liebertpub.com)
  • Usually, we use more distant points, plus some acupressure or gentle massage for pain decrease," says Lao, who gave his own wife acupuncture while she delivered their two children. (webmd.com)
  • Founded in 1983 as the Acupressure Acupuncture Institute, the College integrates the teaching of traditional Oriental healing methods with the knowledge of Western medicine science. (prweb.com)
  • I've read several things that say in comparative tests, acupressure actually works better than acupuncture (TENS on acupuncture points was, as you might expect, better still. (jwz.org)
  • If acupuncture isn't working for you, or you don't want to try it, you can use a similar process - acupressure - to relieve constipation with gentle pressure on specific points across the body. (wikihow.com)
  • Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture points or acupressure points, releasing this qi. (livescience.com)
  • Acupuncture is one of the four major treatment approaches of traditional Chinese medicine, the others being acupressure (applying pressure to certain points on the body), herbal medicine and chi gong (involving certain physical movements). (chicagotribune.com)
  • Several studies have shown that acupressure and acupuncture can help to relieve anxiety related to tests and procedures. (mskcc.org)
  • Current oncology guidelines recommend acupuncture and acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). (mskcc.org)
  • Acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, and herbal teas make up the ancient practice of Chinese medicine. (sooperarticles.com)
  • Studies have shown some benefit from acupuncture, but it is difficult to control for the placebo effect so-called sham acupuncture, involving the use of needles superficially at points not used in acupuncture, has also shown some pain-relief benefits when used as a control in studies. (infoplease.com)
  • Sham acupuncture plus RM group. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In sham acupuncture, the needles are inserted only superficially and into areas of skin that are not traditional acupuncture points. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Dr. Remy Coeytaux, co-writer of an Editorial that was published with the study, said that it is time for allergic rhinitis studies to move beyond testing real and sham versions of acupuncture, and to compare it to with other therapies. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The overall response rate was significantly higher in acupuncture group A (70.69%), and lower in sham acupuncture group (34.75%), compared with itopride and other acupuncture groups. (medscape.com)
  • Writing in Anesthesia and Analgesia, they said 53 percent of patients given true acupuncture were helped, compared to 45 percent receiving sham therapy involving needles inserted in non-medical positions. (reuters.com)
  • The study was a systematic review of randomised controlled trials that compared needle acupuncture given within one day of women receiving IVF with sham (fake) treatment or no treatment at all. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The researchers searched for published literature in databases and conference proceedings for studies that compared acupuncture given within one day of IVF treatment versus sham acupuncture (or no treatment). (www.nhs.uk)
  • In four of the seven studies that were included, the women knew which treatment they were receiving (while in the other three the comparison was sham acupuncture). (www.nhs.uk)
  • The issue is further complicated by inherent difficulties in the use of appropriate controls, such as placebo and sham acupuncture groups. (medicinenet.com)
  • COPD) treated with standard therapy plus either "real" acupuncture or sham acupuncture. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In this case, the sham acupuncture consisted of needles that didn't puncture the skin rather than needling the "wrong" acupuncture points. (scienceblogs.com)
  • After twelve weeks of sham acupuncture or "real" acupuncture, the placebo acupuncture group (PAG) and real acupuncture group (RAG) were compared for various measurements after the six minute walk test. (scienceblogs.com)
  • People seem to either think that acupuncture is an amazing alternative medicine or it is a placebo sham. (psychcentral.com)
  • Prior to undergoing radiation, patients will be randomized to receive either acupuncture (needles inserted at appropriate, selected points), sham acupuncture (real and placebo needles inserted at inactive points), or standard care. (medindia.net)
  • The doctors wrote that "[s]ignificant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo" but added that "these differences are relatively modest. (livescience.com)
  • Group 2 received only one acupuncture point and group 3 received sham acupuncture. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Group 3, the sham group, was needled at the 5 auricular acupuncture points but the needles were then immediately removed. (theepochtimes.com)
  • In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers led by Andrew Vickers, an epidemiologist and biostatistician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, report that acupuncture is effective in reducing people's chronic pain - more so than standard pain treatment and slightly better than using sham needles, suggesting that the benefits of real acupuncture are due to something more than the placebo effect,' writes TIME reporter Alice Park. (prweb.com)
  • Researchers from the University of Seoul, South Korea, showed that acupuncture helps relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In the United Sates, acupuncture has been primarily used to relieve chronic pain from arthritis , headaches, PMS and back pain. (everything2.com)
  • The procedure of acupuncture has been used to treat and relieve symptoms of a wide range of diseases and conditions. (news-medical.net)
  • Other studies have shown that acupuncture helped alleviate pain in patients who had surgery for head and neck cancer, can relieve hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms and can reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea. (reuters.com)
  • In 1997, an NIH panel also noted that acupuncture might help relieve nausea during pregnancy. (webmd.com)
  • Acupuncture analgesia to relieve postoperative pain is well studied and proven in studies. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture helps relieve postoperative pain from various dental procedures, including tooth extraction, pulp devitalization and periodontitis. (news-medical.net)
  • For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acupuncture may help relieve shortness of breath during activity, Japanese researchers suggest. (scienceblogs.com)
  • To that end, read on to discover how acupuncture is thought to work, the common ailments acupuncturists seek to relieve, certain dangers to be avoided, how to best choose an acupuncturist, and much more. (medicinenet.com)
  • Research suggests that properly performed acupuncture can produce a rush of endorphins that can relieve certain kinds of painful discomfort, as well as nausea. (medicinenet.com)
  • Acupuncture can help relieve stress and anxiety, according to new research from Georgetown University . (healthcentral.com)
  • Acupuncture also can help relieve neuropathic pain caused by some types of chemotherapy or by nerve damage. (go.com)
  • Most important, acupuncture relaxes tense muscles, which can also help to relieve migraines. (alive.com)
  • Acupuncture, which derives from traditional Chinese medicine, has been practiced around the world for thousands of years, and is used to relieve pain, treat infertility, and a host of other medical conditions. (medindia.net)
  • Western scientists are still studying precisely how acupuncture works, but it has been shown to relieve pain, nausea, high blood pressure , asthma, and many other conditions, with few side effects. (aarp.org)
  • There are points along the trunk, legs, and arms which, if punctured at the right angle by acupuncture needles, can relieve constipation. (wikihow.com)
  • [4] X Research source Insert an acupuncture needle of 1-1.5 inches (2.5 - 4 centimeters) in length at a perpendicular angle to relieve constipation with this method. (wikihow.com)
  • Acupuncture is also known to normalize physiological functions, stimulate the immune system, relieve drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and aid in behavior modifications such as weight loss, and smoking cessation. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Researchers in a study published today in the journal Brain concluded that acupuncture helped relieve pain for people with carpal tunnel syndrome. (healthline.com)
  • Anecdotal reports have suggested acupuncture may relieve dental anxiety, but its use had not been well studied. (go.com)
  • When they arrived for the new appointments, their dentists offered them acupuncture to relieve anxiety. (go.com)
  • Just as the practice of acupuncture is aimed at relieving stress in the human body, the goal of urban acupuncture is to relieve stress in the built environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The acupuncturist will know exactly where to place acupuncture needles to help people quit smoking and lose weight. (ibtimes.com)
  • During an acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist inserts very thin needles into specific spots on your body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • There's little risk to acupuncture from a trained acupuncturist. (healthline.com)
  • However, if you're choosing one randomly, make sure that the acupuncturist is licensed by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). (beliefnet.com)
  • If a pregnant woman decides to get acupuncture, she should find a licensed acupuncturist, he explains. (webmd.com)
  • Someone who gives acupuncture is often called an acupuncturist or an acupuncture therapist. (cancer.ca)
  • Diana Tsui, The Cut , "The Williamsburg Acupuncturist Who Loves a Good Bodysuit," 26 June 2018 According to Elizabeth Alexandre, a New York City-based herbalist and acupuncturist, acupuncture is a tool that has met with success. (merriam-webster.com)
  • It is important to find an acupuncturist who is familiar with cancer diagnoses and related implications for acupuncture treatment. (go.com)
  • Kylie Study, an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner at Beaumont Hospital, agrees that current research shows that acupuncture probably excites the biochemical responses in the human body via the nerves. (livescience.com)
  • Los Angeles acupuncturist Kristin Ebbert has released a two-minute video introduction to acupuncture, Chinese medicine and her private practice. (prweb.com)
  • Other side effects of acupuncture can include fatigue, dizziness, feeling sleepy and nausea. (cancer.ca)
  • What are the possible side effects of acupuncture? (medicinenet.com)
  • The effects of acupuncture are large," said Dr. George Lewith, from the University of Southampton in Hampshire, England, co-author of an editorial accompanying the study. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Researchers examined the effects of acupuncture on levels a blood protein that is secreted during 'flight or fight. (healthcentral.com)
  • Researchers in China investigated the long-term effects of acupuncture on migraine prevention . (healthcentral.com)
  • The positive effects of acupuncture appear to be cumulative. (go.com)
  • Millions of people have experienced the beneficial effects of acupuncture and thousands of scientific studies have concluded that acupuncture is effective for such things as the relief of pain, increasing fertility, treating rheumatoid arthritis, and relieving nausea after chemotherapy. (skepdic.com)
  • To boost the effects of acupuncture, a repeat of the process must be done in a year or so. (sooperarticles.com)
  • These results suggest that the treatment effect of acupuncture is equivalent to that of patching for anisometropic amblyopia in older children," Lam writes. (webmd.com)
  • Leung A, Zhao Y, Shukla S. The effect of acupuncture needle combination on central pain processing-an fMRI study. (springer.com)
  • The effect of acupuncture on the immune system has been tested in hepatitis B virus carriers. (news-medical.net)
  • A study, 'The Long-Term Effect of Acupuncture for Migraine Prophylaxis: A Randomized Clinical Trial,' which was published in the April 2017 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine , adds to our knowledge of acupuncture as a possible treatment for Migraine. (healthcentral.com)
  • Myhal D, Lebel E, Leung CY, Camerlain M. Radioisotope study of the effect of acupuncture on the articular vascularization of the knee. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • A systematic review concluded that the analgesic effect of acupuncture seemed to lack clinical relevance and could not be clearly distinguished from bias. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers don't fully understand how acupuncture works. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Western researchers have found that the acupuncture points correspond to points on the skin having less electrical resistance than other skin areas. (infoplease.com)
  • Since the 1970s, Western researchers have known that one of the ways acupuncture works is by releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. (latimes.com)
  • In a series of classic experiments, researchers hooked together the circulatory systems of two animals, but performed acupuncture on only one. (latimes.com)
  • Researchers have also shown that acupuncture boosts levels of serotonin, which is often deficient in people with depression, and lowers levels of norepinephrine and dopamine, which are often elevated in sufferers of stress and pain. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture could potentially become an alternative treatment to occlusion [patching] therapy for ambylopia [ lazy eye ], the researchers write. (webmd.com)
  • Hay fever sufferers who underwent 12 acupuncture sessions experienced fewer symptoms and required less antihistamine medication compared to a control group, researchers from Charite-University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany, reported in Annals of Internal Medicine . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The researchers are not sure how acupuncture might have reduced allergy symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some doctors have wondered why the researchers did not compare acupuncture with nasal sprays containing steroids, which are strong anti-inflammatory drugs and help with many allergy symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some researchers suggest that pain relief from acupuncture occurs when acupuncture needles stimulate nerves. (news-medical.net)
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. (reuters.com)
  • Acupuncture researchers have struggled to comply for several reasons. (scientificamerican.com)
  • When researchers reviewed randomized controlled trials performed in China, Japan, Russia and Taiwan, they found that these studies almost always showed positive results for acupuncture. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The researchers also only included studies in which acupuncture needles were inserted into traditional meridian points (groups of points thought to have an effect upon a particular body part). (www.nhs.uk)
  • When the researchers only looked at the three studies that showed similar rates of pregnancy to women in the UK, they found that acupuncture did not increase rates of pregnancy with IVF. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The researchers conclude that their results suggest that acupuncture given with embryo transfer, improves rates of pregnancy and live birth in women who are undergoing in vitro fertilisation. (www.nhs.uk)
  • March 17, 2005 -- Acupuncture and exercises to help stabilize the pelvis and lower back help ease pelvic/ hip pain during pregnancy , say Swedish researchers. (webmd.com)
  • Acupuncture appears to be an effective way to reduce depression symptoms during pregnancy, according to a first-of-its-kind study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. (redorbit.com)
  • The researchers found that women who received the depression-specific acupuncture experienced a bigger reduction in depression symptoms than the women in the other groups. (redorbit.com)
  • The researchers weren't surprised by what they found "" a pilot study yielded similar results, and other studies have shown acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression in the general public "" but they were pleased with the results. (redorbit.com)
  • A team of researchers at the University of Southampton and the city's Princess Anne Hospital found that giving acupuncture around the time of embryo transfer achieved at live birth rate of 35 per cent. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Researchers speculate that needling the acupuncture points on the rib cage area may help relax muscles involved in breathing. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Researchers who compared the various reviews concluded that acupuncture improves pain and function of the lower back. (medicinenet.com)
  • Researchers have captured images of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus, both with and without acupuncture. (healthcentral.com)
  • Researchers found that acupuncture encourages neural responses in the brain regions associated with Parkinson's disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • A small study found patients who had acupuncture reported improvements in their pain and nerve signals increased showing some recovery, the researchers from Hamburg in Germany said. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Researchers say acupuncture, which has been around for thousands of years, can give cancer patients a wide range of benefits. (go.com)
  • Researchers found that some studies showed that smokers subjected to acupuncture were more than three times as likely to be tobacco-free six months to a year later. (reuters.com)
  • Researchers are also conducting studies to determine if acupuncture is effective at treating depression, anxiety and a variety of cancer and cancer treatment-related symptoms, according to Dr. Ting Bao, an integrative medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. (livescience.com)
  • Researchers are continuing to examine the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts these effects. (mskcc.org)
  • Researchers say acupuncture therapy could be useful in treating symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel and other chronic pain ailments. (healthline.com)
  • The researchers said the acupuncture helped reduce symptoms by "remapping" the brain. (healthline.com)
  • Researchers conducted studies in 2012 and 2016 and reported that study participants experienced pain relief after receiving acupuncture. (healthline.com)
  • The researchers noted that the patients did not know they would be offered acupuncture when they arrived at the dentist's office, another indication that the treatment was responsible for the relaxing effect. (go.com)
  • Practitioners who use acupuncture in the traditional way believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acupuncture practitioners - sometimes called acupuncturists - use acupuncture to treat a wide range of health conditions. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The cost of acupuncture varies widely between practitioners. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The needles are inserted into specific places on the body, which practitioners call acupuncture points. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acupuncture practitioners choose specific points to place the needles based on your condition. (www.nhs.uk)
  • You can find an accredited register of acupuncture practitioners on the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care website. (www.nhs.uk)
  • There are many new acupuncture practitioners and facilities popping up all the time. (ibtimes.com)
  • By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. (drugs.com)
  • In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. (drugs.com)
  • Acupuncture practitioners promote acupuncture for endometriosis as a natural, noninvasive approach that is less risky and less costly. (healthline.com)
  • If your insurance company covers acupuncture, you should check out their approved list of practitioners. (beliefnet.com)
  • Acupuncture is performed by certified practitioners and physicians to treat certain medical disorders. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture did not receive wide acceptance at that point, though there were pockets of practitioners in several places in the West. (streetdirectory.com)
  • In America, certified practitioners of acupuncture use pre-sterilized disposable needles. (streetdirectory.com)
  • In certain areas, other health professionals (such as registered nurses) may also qualify qualify to be licensed acupuncture practitioners. (spine-health.com)
  • But today, many Western practitioners believe that acupuncture stimulates nerves, tissue and muscles to boost blood flow and natural painkillers. (healthcentral.com)
  • The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) has a Web site to help locate certified practitioners. (go.com)
  • Most doctors outside of the practice of traditional Chinese medicine are not convinced that acupuncture can treat specific diseases, such as diabetes or liver or kidney diseases, as is prescribed by some practitioners in China, according to Bao, who focuses on the use of acupuncture as a complementary treatment for breast cancer patients. (livescience.com)
  • Acupuncture has been used by millions of American patients and performed by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners for relief or prevention of pain and for a variety of health conditions. (healthy.net)
  • The video will appeal to current and prospective clients, other practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine, doctors and nurses, the press, and people around the globe who are curious about acupuncture. (prweb.com)
  • Acupuncture is generally safe when done by appropriately trained practitioners using clean needle technique and single-use needles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientific investigation has not found any histological or physiological evidence for traditional Chinese concepts such as qi, meridians, and acupuncture points, and many modern practitioners no longer support the existence of life force energy (qi) or meridians, which was a major part of early belief systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. (www.nhs.uk)
  • A course of acupuncture usually creates longer lasting pain relief than when a single treatment is used. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Most acupuncture patients pay for private treatment. (www.nhs.uk)
  • For thousands of years acupuncture has been used, along with herbal medicine, for pain relief and treatment of various ailments. (infoplease.com)
  • Some physicians are studying and using acupuncture as an adjunct treatment. (infoplease.com)
  • Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain relieving effect. (philly.com)
  • Advanced Pulsed Magnetics and Natural Light combined to deliver a needless acupuncture health treatment alternative. (selfgrowth.com)
  • However, previous studies on acupuncture treatment for hay fever have been inconsistent. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • They found that overall, those in the acupuncture plus RM group reported better improvements in their symptoms over the eight-week period of treatment , as well as needing fewer antihistamine drugs, compared to those in the other groups. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • However, within eight weeks of ending their treatment, the benefits of the acupuncture were gone. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Twice weekly acupuncture treatment has helped patients with the debilitating symptoms of xerostomia (severe dry mouth ). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Acupuncture has proven to be a safe and relatively painless treatment for a variety of illnesses in animals," said Crisman who has been practicing the therapy for over a decade on equine patients and now teaches others who desire certification. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Conclusions Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of functional dyspepsia, and is superior to non-acupoint puncture. (medscape.com)
  • No special preparation is required before acupuncture treatment. (drugs.com)
  • To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that will help you the most, your practitioner may ask you about your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. (drugs.com)
  • Your acupuncture practitioner will tell you the general site of the planned treatment and if you need to remove any clothing. (drugs.com)
  • In China acupuncture is the treatment of choice for stomach ulcers, and ulcers certainly do heal after acupuncture. (healthy.net)
  • Acupuncture is a form of treatment involving the insertion of very thin needles through a person's skin at specific, strategic points on their body. (healthline.com)
  • This diagnosis is used to develop an individualized acupuncture treatment plan. (healthline.com)
  • If you decide to try acupuncture for your endometriosis, plan for the initial course of treatment to last six to eight weeks with visits once or twice a week. (healthline.com)
  • If you're considering acupuncture, discuss costs with your practitioner before you begin your course of treatment. (healthline.com)
  • Whether you're a longtime fan of alternative medicine or just looking to expand your current treatment regimen, this article will help you to learn about acupuncture, how it works, and what benefits it might have for you. (beliefnet.com)
  • One of the barriers to treatment with acupuncture is getting people to understand that while needles are used, it is not a painful experience," Gan said. (reuters.com)
  • Another study suggests that acupuncture may help with one particularly difficult aspect of depression treatment: the sexual side effects of some medications. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65%," according to The Guardian's news pages. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This standardized acupuncture protocol could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy," they wrote in a paper that will appear in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. (redorbit.com)
  • The response rate "" defined as having a 50 percent or greater reduction in symptoms "" was 63 percent for the women receiving depression-specific acupuncture, compared with 44 percent for the women in the other two treatment groups combined. (redorbit.com)
  • However, in the nineteenth century, Sir William Osler [1] in his highly acclaimed textbook wrote in the section on treatment of neuralgia (pp. 962-963) "acupuncture may be used" (Table 29.1). (springer.com)
  • Rapson LM, Wells N, Pepper J, Majid N, Boon H. Acupuncture as a promising treatment for below-level central neuropathic pain: a retrospective study. (springer.com)
  • Auricular acupuncture for substance use: a randomized controlled trial of effects on anxiety, sleep, drug use and use of addiction treatment services. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture and related interventions for the treatment of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. (nih.gov)
  • Comparative efficacy and safety of NSAIDs-controlled acupuncture in the treatment of patients with primary dysmenorrhoea: a Bayesian network meta-analysis. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis as well. (news-medical.net)
  • Compared to standard treatment with drugs like allopurinol, acupuncture has been shown to be effective in gout as well. (news-medical.net)
  • New research suggests that acupuncture may greatly increase the chances of pregnancy success for women who are undergoing fertility treatment. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • However, the study revealed that the timing of acupuncture is of importance, as treatment during the days following embryo transfer did not improve the chances of a successful pregnancy. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Just as with any medical treatment, acupuncture has innate risks associated with it. (wsu.edu)
  • Japan also has an extensive history of acupuncture as an accepted and effective treatment for their people. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Acupuncture is considered a safe medical treatment. (spine-health.com)
  • The NIH also found that acupuncture might be useful as a treatment for low back pain, as well as many other conditions, such as headache, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis , and carpal tunnel syndrome. (spine-health.com)
  • However, as with any treatment option acupuncture is not without its risks and costs. (spine-health.com)
  • One should be well aware of the factors involved in acupuncture before making any sort of decision as to whether or not it is a possible treatment option. (spine-health.com)
  • An acupuncture treatment program will typically include anywhere from 3 to 10 sessions, each lasting approximately one hour. (spine-health.com)
  • This highly successful textbook covers the basic theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the use of acupuncture points and the principles of treatment. (chiro.org)
  • Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in adults following surgery or taking chemotherapy and post-operative dental pain . (medicinenet.com)
  • There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. (medicinenet.com)
  • Cupping therapy is usually used as part of acupuncture or body work treatment. (medicinenet.com)
  • For what conditions has acupuncture treatment been found helpful? (medicinenet.com)
  • Acupuncture treatment of patients with fibromyalgia was associated with decreased pain levels and fewer positive tender points as measured by VAS and dolorimetry. (springer.com)
  • However, patients suffering from acute LBP responded about the same whether their acupuncture treatment was performed accurately or intentionally inaccurately for testing purposes. (medicinenet.com)
  • Medical acupuncture, involving the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body, is increasingly being considered as an effective treatment for a range of medical conditions. (healthcentral.com)
  • A small study found that 12 weeks of acupuncture provided the same relief from hot flashes related to breast cancer treatment as Effexor (chemical name: venlafaxine), an antidepressant medicine. (breastcancer.org)
  • None of the women who got acupuncture had side effects from the treatment. (breastcancer.org)
  • While acupuncture appears to ease hot flashes, it's not clear how the treatment works. (breastcancer.org)
  • Acupuncture is one of several complementary and holistic medicine techniques that have been shown to help women deal with menopausal or treatment-related hot flashes. (breastcancer.org)
  • I had acupuncture years ago as treatment for RSI, and my experience was exactly this: early rapid improvement in symptoms that slows down and reaches a plateau. (jwz.org)
  • Of approximately 400 acupuncture points on the body, approximately 4 to 12 are stimulated in a single treatment session. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • The panel concluded that acupuncture is a reasonable treatment option following a stroke, and for the management of headaches, facial pain, low back pain and neck pain. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • The treatment was non-standard acupuncture. (healthcentral.com)
  • Patients who want to try acupuncture as a migraine treatment may find it challenging to obtain care that reflects the study results. (healthcentral.com)
  • New research suggests that acupuncture, an ancient Chinese form of healing, is as good or better than modern medicine in helping ease the side effects of breast cancer treatment. (go.com)
  • Most people report feeling relaxed during and after acupuncture treatment. (go.com)
  • A 2008 study that ran a few sessions of laser acupuncture on 258 smokers found that 55 percent who'd received the treatment quit the habit in six months, compared with four percent who were not given the treatment. (reuters.com)
  • Only nine percent of those who were given acupuncture had quit after six months compared with six percent who stopped smoking without the treatment. (reuters.com)
  • In 1979 in Beijing, the World Health Organization recognized acupuncture as an effective migraine treatment. (alive.com)
  • In the treatment of migraines, fine stainless steel acupuncture needles stimulate specific points that help your body regulate blood flow in the small vessels that typically become constricted in a migraine attack. (alive.com)
  • Acupuncture treatment also helps the body balance levels of serotonin, a blood compound that constricts blood vessels and acts as a neurotransmitter. (alive.com)
  • A typical acupuncture treatment lasts from 30 minutes to an hour and is a comfortable and relaxing experience. (alive.com)
  • Herbal therapies may be combined with acupuncture treatment. (spineuniverse.com)
  • By combining Western knowledge and techniques, acupuncture has become an acceptable and sought after treatment for many disorders including neck and back pain. (spineuniverse.com)
  • If you've tried other methods of treatment and they have not worked, or if you are looking for an alternative method of treatment that does not require prescription medications, acupuncture may be right for you. (spineuniverse.com)
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center receives grant for the study of acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine in head and neck cancer treatment. (medindia.net)
  • Dry mouth (Xerostomia) , side effect caused by head and neck cancer radiation treatment, can be prevented when acupuncture is part of a patient's treatment regimen. (medindia.net)
  • MD Anderson has offered acupuncture, when appropriate, to patients for pain or other cancer or treatment-related symptoms since 2004. (medindia.net)
  • Acupuncture is used for a wide variety of ailments but seems to be particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain conditions including but not limited to migraine headaches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. (ei-resource.org)
  • Right now acupuncture is really used to alleviate cancer treatment-induced side effects or cancer-induced symptoms, but never to directly treat cancer," Bao told Live Science. (livescience.com)
  • Acupuncture dates back to at least 100 B.C., which is when an organized system of diagnosis and treatment using needles was first described in writing in China. (livescience.com)
  • Infertile women usually begin an acupuncture and herb treatment three to four months before artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization or donor-egg transfer, according to the American Pregnancy Association. (reference.com)
  • Acupuncture treatment often continues through week 12 of pregnancy to ward off miscarriage, which usually occurs within the first three months of pregnancy. (reference.com)
  • To understand how it works, we asked Dr. Ng to explain the concept of acupuncture and how the treatment helps the body. (popsugar.com)
  • The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for more than 35 common illnesses. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and some symptoms associated with cancer treatment. (mskcc.org)
  • The group that received treatment in their wrists showed more benefits than the people who got acupuncture in their ankles. (healthline.com)
  • Napadow said acupuncture is an alternative treatment that some people may want to consider before using drugs, or an invasive type of procedure such as surgery, for any kind of chronic pain ailment. (healthline.com)
  • A one point auricular treatment was also found effective but not to the degree of clinical success as the 5 acupuncture point combination. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The one point acupuncture treatment regime yielded just under a 6% improvement in BMI. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The 5 point acupuncture treatment caused the most significant reduction in waist circumference and BMI. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Body fat percentage dropped significantly in the 5 point acupuncture treatment but not in the other groups. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Acupuncture therapy is growing rapidly here in the U.S. as a preferred and natural family medicine, but many people may be unaware what exactly an acupuncture treatment looks like. (prweb.com)
  • Last week, many mainstream news agencies like TIME Magazine reported on a new study that found acupuncture to be a better treatment for chronic pain than standard pain therapies. (prweb.com)
  • Patients who resisted dental procedures because of anxiety successfully underwent treatment after five minutes of acupuncture, a small study showed. (go.com)
  • To make the treatment more effective and less scary arrows were replaced by needles to stimulate the acupuncture points. (infobarrel.com)
  • Jensen R, Gothesen O, Liseth K, Baerheim A. Acupuncture treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Acupuncture is just one part of the broader system of treatment known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is based on the concept of an energy flow through the body called Qi or Chi. (mydr.com.au)
  • Clinical Acupuncture covers practical techniques of acupuncture, insertion, manipulation and formulation of acupuncture treatment. (uwc.ac.za)
  • Acupuncture can be useful either on its own, or used in conjunction with Western medicine in the treatment of most gait abnormalities, such as stiffness, going disunited and bucking, and is frequently used for temperament problems. (horseandhound.co.uk)
  • In this course students are introduced to advanced scalp acupuncture therapy, including scalp line location, indication for treatment, and needling technique. (ciis.edu)
  • Simply defined, acupuncture is a treatment method aimed at eliciting a response (such as pain relief) through insertion of very fine needles in the body surface at sites called acupuncture points. (lifescript.com)
  • While the origins and early development of acupuncture remain murky, it is clear that today many people around the world believe acupuncture is an effective medical treatment for a vast variety of disorders. (skepdic.com)
  • Well, yes, it is possible for millions of people to be wrong, but I must state up front that those skeptics who say that acupuncture doesn't work, or that it is not an effective medical treatment for some ailments, are wrong. (skepdic.com)
  • They had traveled to Washington from NY, where she had seen a story in the local newspaper about the center and its success in treatment of nerve deafness with acupuncture, the ancient Chinese healing art in which fine needles are inserted into the body. (sooperarticles.com)
  • Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Overall, the evidence suggests that short-term treatment with acupuncture does not produce long-term benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some research results suggest that acupuncture can alleviate some forms of pain, though the majority of research suggests that acupuncture's apparent effects are not caused by the treatment itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • One meta-analysis found that acupuncture for chronic low back pain was cost-effective as an adjunct to standard care, while a separate systematic review found insufficient evidence for the cost-effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of chronic low back pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Further, acupuncture is associated with a robust placebo effect-simply being seen and touched by a practitioner makes most people feel significantly better, which could make acupuncture seem more effective than it really is. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The Times, The Daily Telegraph and BBC News covered the story and quoted Edward Ernst, a professor of complementary medicine, who cautioned that the effect might be due to a placebo effect caused by the women expecting acupuncture to work. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Egorova N, Gollub RL, Kong J. Repeated verum but not placebo acupuncture normalizes connectivity in brain regions dysregulated in chronic pain. (springer.com)
  • These two news stories refer to a study from Japan by Suzuki et al published online yesterday in the Archives of Internal Medicine entitled A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): The COPD-Acupuncture Trial (CAT) . (scienceblogs.com)
  • It seems that acupuncture is little or no more than a theatrical placebo. (jwz.org)
  • Colquhoun D, Novella S. Acupuncture is theatrical placebo. (centerforinquiry.net)
  • Dr. Novella has done an excellent job exposing acupuncture as nothing more than a placebo, and a sometimes dangerous one at that. (centerforinquiry.net)
  • Using laser energy to stimulate acupuncture points. (philly.com)
  • I discovered that magnets have been used for decades in the Orient to stimulate acupuncture points. (selfgrowth.com)
  • However, I did learn that the magnets would stimulate certain superficial acupuncture points, as well as treating the local tissue around the magnet. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Some types of acupuncture are thought to stimulate labor, which could result in a premature delivery. (drugs.com)
  • But that doesn't mean that acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical practice using needles to stimulate specific parts of the body, is always appropriate. (webmd.com)
  • It is also advisable to avoid any acupuncture that might stimulate the early delivery of the fetus or even lead to abortion. (spine-health.com)
  • Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with herbs to stimulate blood flow to the uterus to produce a rich, thick lining. (reference.com)
  • Therefore, a traditional theory of acupuncture uses key points on these body parts to help reduce appetite and stimulate metabolism. (popsugar.com)
  • Studies in animals and humans have shown that acupuncture can stimulate pain relief, and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. (mskcc.org)
  • Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine which aims to stimulate healing powers and restore energy flow. (horseandhound.co.uk)
  • Doctor's Diary: after years of sticking the needle in, could acupuncture actually work? (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Administration of pressure to acupuncture points to elect an effect comparable to needle insertion. (philly.com)
  • After acupuncture, you might have soreness, minor bleeding or bruising at the needle sites. (drugs.com)
  • Acupuncture needles are so thin, you can fit anywhere from five to ten of them inside the hollow of a hypodermic needle. (beliefnet.com)
  • Acupuncture literally means to puncture with a needle. (news-medical.net)
  • Manual acupuncture (MA) is the insertion of an acupuncture needle into acupoint followed by the twisting of the needle up and down by hand. (nih.gov)
  • In electrical acupuncture (EA), a stimulating current via the inserted needle is delivered to acupoints. (nih.gov)
  • In Latin, acus means "needle", and the English word acupuncture was coined way back in the 17th century to describe a technique the Chinese had already been using for 2,000 years. (merriam-webster.com)
  • But a 2007 study from Taiwan that looked at needle acupuncture around the ear, the area typically targeted for smoking cessation, reported a lower success rate. (reuters.com)
  • An acupuncture needle applied 4/10''-7/10'' (1-1.75 centimeters) at a perpendicular angle should do the trick. (wikihow.com)
  • Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. (livescience.com)
  • He said the signals the brain receives after an acupuncture needle is stuck into the skin may in essence "remap" the brain so it modifies pain signals from the wrist. (healthline.com)
  • Both groups 1 and group 2 retained a total needle time of 8 weeks using the ear tacks, tiny acupuncture needles attached by tape. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The needle depth was 2 millimeters in the auricular acupuncture points. (theepochtimes.com)
  • When the acupuncture needle is inserted, a slight, dull pain, tingling or electrical-like sensation may be felt which is called the 'De Qi' sensation and this indicates the Qi has been accessed. (mydr.com.au)
  • According to the World Health Organization report on the efficacy of acupuncture , studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in inducing analgesia, protecting the body against infections and regulating various physiological functions. (news-medical.net)
  • According to the World Health Organization, there are 47 specific disorders treatable by acupuncture. (spineuniverse.com)
  • There is also a considerable body of international literature on the risks and benefits of acupuncture, and the World Health Organization lists a variety of medical conditions that may benefit from the use of acupuncture or moxibustion. (healthy.net)
  • If you're being treated by an acupuncture practitioner for a health condition or are considering having acupuncture, it's advisable to discuss this with your GP. (www.nhs.uk)
  • If you choose to have acupuncture, it is recommended that you check the acupuncture practitioner is either a regulated healthcare professional such as a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist or a member of a national acupuncture organisation. (www.nhs.uk)
  • When it's done by a qualified practitioner, acupuncture is generally very safe. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The provider can be a doctor who meets applicable state requirements to perform acupuncture, or a physician assistant, nurse practitioner or other personnel if they have a master's or doctoral-level degree in acupuncture or Oriental medicine from an accredited school and a state license to practice it. (aarp.org)
  • The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner. (drugs.com)
  • He or she may be able to tell you about the success rate of using acupuncture for your condition or recommend an acupuncture practitioner. (drugs.com)
  • One of the steps you might experience when visiting an acupuncture practitioner is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) diagnosis to identify your unique symptoms. (healthline.com)
  • Your acupuncture practitioner might also recommend nutritional therapy that could include herbal formulas. (healthline.com)
  • In acupuncture, a practitioner inserts needles into the skin at points of the body thought to correspond with specific organs ( right ). (scientificamerican.com)
  • It's important to have acupuncture done by a qualified practitioner who has worked with people who have cancer. (cancer.ca)
  • Many physicians understand the theories behind acupuncture and may refer their patient to a licensed acupuncture practitioner upon request. (spine-health.com)
  • Just as one would do with any health care practitioner, it is important to research the background and qualifications of an acupuncture practitioner. (spine-health.com)
  • It should be a red flag to anyone if the acupuncture practitioner is unfamiliar with the patient's specific condition, or if the acupuncture practitioner's expectations for a successful outcome are low. (spine-health.com)
  • Whether acupuncture is a viable option is ultimately up to the patient and their health care practitioner. (spine-health.com)
  • A good practitioner will be fluent in both traditional Chinese medicine and the Western medical approach to acupuncture. (horseandhound.co.uk)
  • These collections of nervous and vascular tissue are termed acupuncture points, which course over all aspects of the body's surface on meridians (energy channels). (philly.com)
  • Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or "life force", flows through the body in channels called meridians. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The traditional acupuncture points (there are about 800) are arranged along 14 lines, or meridians, running the length of the body from head to foot. (infoplease.com)
  • In acupuncture theory, there are 360 major points in the skin that lie along the 12 major channels, or meridians, in the body, through which the qi flows. (latimes.com)
  • Others, like Dr. Helene Langevin, a neurologist at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, thinks signals may also pass along the 12 major acupuncture meridians that run through the body. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture, which is based on the theory that inserting and manipulating fine needles at specific acupuncture points located in a network of meridians will promote the harmonious flow of "Qi," is one of the most widely practised modalities of alternative medicine. (bmj.com)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force - known as qi or chi (CHEE) - believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. (drugs.com)
  • Throughout our bodies, we have systems of "meridians" that are mapped out via specific acupuncture points. (beliefnet.com)
  • Acupuncture theory believes that this qi moves throughout the body along 12 main channels known as meridians. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture is based on the belief that a vital energy called qi (pronounced chee ) flows through your body in a network of channels called meridians. (cancer.ca)
  • Acupuncture, which is one form of traditional Chinese medicine, is based on a theory of body functioning that involves the flow of energy - known as qi (pronounced chee) - through 14 pathways (called 'meridians') in the body. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • Acupuncture involves stimulating specific locations on the skin, usually by inserting thin, disposable metallic needles into points along the body's meridians to alter the flow of energy. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • TCM theory suggests acupuncture serves to restore the flow of qi (vital energy) along meridians (channels) that form a network in the body much like the nervous and cardiovascular systems. (ei-resource.org)
  • According to the theory of acupuncture, there is a system of meridians that run like energy pipelines through the body. (chicagotribune.com)
  • According to TCM, acupuncture points are thought to be located at specific areas along channels or meridians. (mskcc.org)
  • This block in the energy flow can be cleared away with the insertion of acupuncture needles at special acupuncture points along the meridians. (mydr.com.au)
  • Devon Abelman, Allure , "I Got Four Facials During One Week in Seoul, and My Skin Has Never Looked Better," 18 May 2019 Through her studies both here and in China, Chiu developed a deeper understanding of the benefits of acupuncture and medicinal herbs. (merriam-webster.com)
  • The outcome of this research, we propose, is that the benefits of acupuncture are likely nonexistent, or at best are too small and too transient to be of any clinical significance. (jwz.org)
  • Anyone with an open mind to the benefits of acupuncture. (go.com)
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia 116:1360-1363, 2013] Their report concludes that "the benefits of acupuncture are likely nonexistent, or at best are too small and too transient to be of any clinical significance. (centerforinquiry.net)
  • To address important issues regarding acupuncture, the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine and the NIH Office of Medical Applications of Research organized a 2 1 / 2 -day conference to evaluate the scientific and medical data on the uses, risks, and benefits of acupuncture procedures for a variety of conditions. (healthy.net)
  • One of the benefits of acupuncture is it's so minimally invasive and has such a low-risk profile," Napadow told Healthline. (healthline.com)
  • Rosted said a randomized controlled trial to explore the benefits of acupuncture for dental anxiety is being planned. (go.com)
  • Generally, in the practice of acupuncture, needles varying in length from 1⁄2 in. (infoplease.com)
  • The practice of acupuncture to treat identifiable pathophysiological (disease) conditions in American medicine was rare until the visit of President Richard M. Nixon to China in 1972. (medicinenet.com)
  • But the modern practice of acupuncture has changed considerably since it was first introduced in China, according to David W. Ramey and Bernard E. Rollin, who describe the evolution of acupuncture in their book " Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine Considered " (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003). (livescience.com)
  • There is no evidence to suggest that this revival of the ancient practice of acupuncture resulted in improved health for Chinese citizens, according to the authors. (livescience.com)
  • Have you considered the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture? (popsugar.com)
  • The practice of acupuncture helps this flow. (popsugar.com)
  • These results suggest that acupuncture therapy is associated with changes in the concentrations of pain-modulating substances in serum. (springer.com)
  • Several clinical trials in cancer patients and other populations suggest that acupuncture improves sleep. (mskcc.org)
  • Acupuncture has become popular for those who suffer from chronic pain. (ibtimes.com)
  • You may have heard celebrities or TV personalities talk about how acupuncture soothed their chronic pain or helped them quit smoking, but there's a lot more to this ancient technique. (beliefnet.com)
  • These findings add to a growing body of research suggesting acupuncture may be useful for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety and nausea. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Is acupuncture effective in treating chronic pain after spinal cord injury? (springer.com)
  • The use of acupuncture for treating chronic pain of the head and face has been studied. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture has been accepted to effectively treat chronic pain by inserting needles into the specific "acupuncture points" (acupoints) on the patient's body. (nih.gov)
  • For example, one of the largest studies to date on acupuncture and chronic pain - a meta-analysis of 29 well-conducted studies involving nearly 18,000 patients and published in October 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine - found that acupuncture is effective for treating chronic pain and therefore is a reasonable referral option. (livescience.com)
  • Acupuncture may be more effective in treating some chronic pain ailments than previously thought. (healthline.com)
  • He added that acupuncture is already recommended in a number of guidelines for various chronic pain conditions. (healthline.com)
  • I created this video for people who are considering acupuncture therapy for chronic pain or other health concerns, but may not know what to expect,' she explains. (prweb.com)
  • Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • acupuncture ăk´yo͝opŭng˝chər [ key ] , technique of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a number of very fine metal needles are inserted into the skin at specially designated points. (infoplease.com)
  • Coursing electric current into the body between needles inserted into acupuncture points. (philly.com)
  • In Western terms, the acupuncture points correspond to areas of decreased electrical resistance on the skin. (latimes.com)
  • Precisely how signals travel from acupuncture points to the brain is still a matter of some debate. (latimes.com)
  • I started experimenting with tiny, powerful static magnets, placed on acupuncture points. (selfgrowth.com)
  • I discovered that not all acupuncture points could be easily accessed by the magnets because the magnets produced a very shallow magnetic field. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese procedure that uses special needles that are inserted into specific points on the body to either prevent or treat medical conditions. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny sterile needles, slightly thicker than a human hair, at specific points on the body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Acupuncture, which has its roots in eastern countries, is a technique of inserting and manipulating very fine needles into specific points on the body with the intention of relieving pain and other therapeutic purposes. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Acupuncture depends on the insertion of acupuncture needles at strategic points in the body. (ibtimes.com)
  • The theory behind acupuncture is that the insertion of acupuncture needles at these strategic points encourages the healing powers of the body. (ibtimes.com)
  • The skilled professional who is trained in acupuncture must know the strategic points in the body that will be useful when these needles are inserted. (ibtimes.com)
  • The healing powers of acupuncture through the use of needles placed in proper points seem to be great, but acupuncture is also useful for other goals besides healing and regeneration. (ibtimes.com)
  • Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin, to alleviate pain. (aarp.org)
  • Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. (drugs.com)
  • Ear acupuncture involves placing acupuncture needles into specific points around the ear. (drugs.com)
  • Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. (drugs.com)
  • Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Acupuncture is an ancient technique that involves the insertion of hair thin needles into specific points on the body to prevent or treat illness. (everything2.com)
  • That helps us choose acupuncture points which will treat that condition. (beliefnet.com)
  • Acupuncture involves insertion of dry needles into the skin at specific locations called acupuncture points. (news-medical.net)
  • There are up to 400 different acupuncture points which are specific for different diseases and disorders. (news-medical.net)
  • the body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points, says the NCCAM. (webmd.com)
  • There are more than 150 acupuncture points on a dog's body with 50-100 of those points being most commonly used. (wsu.edu)
  • In the foundation of acupuncture, the imbalance of this energy at various points in the body is the cause of illness. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. (medicinenet.com)
  • The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation. (medicinenet.com)
  • Some reports show that acupuncture has a 90 percent success rate when it comes to insomnia because certain pressure points encourage an increase of the sleep-inducing hormone serotonin. (healthcentral.com)
  • Amazingly, we found references to a few acupuncture points in turtles, so myself and a second acupuncture trained veterinarian began with these. (jwz.org)
  • Binge eating works in a similar way with calming and stimulating certain acupuncture points to balance out the body," she said. (popsugar.com)
  • When acupuncture needles are placed in specific points on the skin, energy is redirected to bring about a healing response. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A new study concludes that a special 5 point combination of auricular acupuncture points is effective for weight loss in overweight individuals. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Group 3 only received local auricular stimulation of the acupuncture points to simulate the experience but the points were not retained. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The current practices have evolved into a system of medicine that aims to restore and maintain health by the insertion of fine needles into points (called acupuncture points or acupoints) just below the surface of the skin. (mydr.com.au)
  • There are hundreds of acupuncture points within the meridian system. (mydr.com.au)
  • Fine, flexible needles, usually made of stainless steel, are inserted at specific acupuncture points along traditional meridian lines (channels connecting related nerves). (horseandhound.co.uk)
  • Stimulating acupuncture points will release certain neurotransmitters, including endorphins (natural hormones) which help to suppress pain. (horseandhound.co.uk)
  • Acupuncture is a medical technique usually involving the shallow insertion of needles through the skin at particular points on the body (called acupoints). (skepdic.com)
  • There are many different kinds of acupuncture, involving different kinds of needles, different insertion points, different techniques, and the use of various accompaniments such as electricity or moxibustion . (skepdic.com)
  • In the 20th century, as it spread to the United States and Western countries, spiritual elements of acupuncture that conflicted with Western beliefs were sometimes abandoned in favor of simply tapping needles into acupuncture points. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is often seen as a form of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) . (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acupuncture has been used so far by 8.2 million Americans, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a government agency. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture is considered an alternative or complementary medicine at this time. (ibtimes.com)
  • Acupuncture is often considered a complementary medicine as opposed to an alternative one. (healthline.com)
  • Before making a final decision about any complementary procedure (such as acupuncture) discuss it with your doctor. (healthline.com)
  • Twelve weeks of acupuncture helped both men and women with several aspects of sexual functioning, according to the work, also in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine . (scientificamerican.com)
  • As a complementary therapy for people living with cancer, the strongest evidence for acupuncture is helping ease nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. (cancer.ca)
  • Irritable colon syndrome and chronic ulcerative colitis can be treated with acupuncture as a complementary or alternative therapeutic measure. (news-medical.net)
  • As a meta-analysis on acupuncture for FD [ 8 ] indicated, because of the poor quality of the trials, the efficacy of acupuncture for FD has not been verified. (medscape.com)
  • Based on traditional meridian and acupoint theories, the efficacy of acupuncture is mostly determined by acupoint. (medscape.com)
  • A 2011 article in the New England Journal of Medicine cited a trial that showed the efficacy of Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pain. (healthline.com)
  • Scientists have long explored the cause behind efficacy of acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Conversely, Dr. Bao pointed out, acupuncture has no side effects, and several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture in treating peripheral neuropathy. (medscape.com)
  • However, promising results have emerged, for example, efficacy of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in post-operative dental pain . (medicinenet.com)
  • The preliminary results are objective parameters for acupuncture efficacy in patients with fibromyalgia. (springer.com)
  • To date, however, there have been no large-scale controlled clinical trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The few small studies that have been done suggest a possible benefit for fatigue , pain , mood and quality of life, but these findings await confirmation in larger studies. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • A 2017 journal article indicated that, although literature suggests that pain can be reduced with acupuncture, more studies with adherence to best clinical practices are needed. (healthline.com)
  • In Asia, acupuncture has been used to treats scores of illnesses and ailments. (everything2.com)
  • The event, which also celebrates Acupuncture & Massage College's 25 anniversary, includes free seminars on Chinese herbs for women's health and acupuncture for ailments. (prweb.com)
  • Veterinary ailments acupuncture is most commonly used for are pain management and diseases of the liver, kidney, and skin. (wsu.edu)
  • Acupuncture isn't a panacea, but it's another tool to treat ailments and enhance the quality of our pet's lives. (wsu.edu)
  • Apart from insertion of needles (needling) and moxibustion, other types include electric acupuncture where electric probes are used, laser acupuncture or photoacupuncture where laser beams are used, microsystem acupuncture such as ear face, hand and scalp acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Getting to the source of these problems, whether they are triggered from mental, physical, or emotional stress, we aim to target the issue with body as well as scalp acupuncture. (popsugar.com)
  • Pang (1994) [ 2 ] investigated two particular scalp acupuncture techniques (slow_rapid reinforcing_reducing vs. flat_twisting) in order to compare their effectiveness in treating apoplexy following stroke. (chiro.org)
  • The school has received $3.2 million in federal grants to study acupuncture on women undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, on teenagers with endometriosis, and on the accuracy of acupuncturists in diagnosing disease. (latimes.com)
  • Most states require that nonphysician acupuncturists pass an exam conducted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. (drugs.com)
  • For women at later stages of pregnancy , acupuncturists typically avoid inserting acupuncture needles deeply or using them in the lower back region, he says. (webmd.com)
  • Not all acupuncturists are trained to use electrical stimulation acupuncture. (healthcentral.com)
  • Patients as well as acupuncturists can point to case after case in which conditions as varied as cancer, drug addiction, AIDS and the effects of chemotherapy have been relieved through acupuncture. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Today, acupuncture, in one form or another, is practiced in dozens of countries by thousands of acupuncturists on millions of people and their animals. (skepdic.com)
  • however, for a horse named Gypsy the tiny sharp objects brought about much needed relief as Dr. Mark Crisman, a professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, administered acupuncture therapy. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Gypsy had an infection in her ankle and Crisman was using acupuncture -- along with traditional therapy -- to help strengthen her bones and immune system, and provide pain relief. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • While pain and osteoarthritis are common conditions we treat with acupuncture in small animals," said Dr. Bess Pierce, an associate professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, who is leading the hospital's community practice, "we certainly provide therapy for a multitude of problems. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Acupuncture certainly does not replace traditional veterinary medicine," said Purswell who plans to use the therapy in her work in theriogenology, the specialized field of veterinary medicine that focuses on reproduction. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. (healthy.net)
  • Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Oriental Medicine. (healthy.net)
  • Most studies have shown that acupuncture does not reduce nausea and vomiting caused by radiation therapy. (cancer.ca)
  • Acupuncture as adjuvant therapy in thalamic syndrome: case report. (springer.com)
  • Because of the side-effects of long-term drug therapy for pain and the risks of dependence, acupuncture is emerging as the analgesia or pain reliever of choice in long term joint or arthritis pain as well. (news-medical.net)
  • We performed acupuncture therapy in fibromyalgia patients and established a combination of methods to objectify pain measurement before and after therapy. (springer.com)
  • During acupuncture therapy no analgesic medication was allowed. (springer.com)
  • A study led by Dr. Baischer of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vienna showed that the improvements achieved by acupuncture therapy are stable over a long period of time. (alive.com)
  • Another group was given the acupuncture therapy in an ankle on the opposite side of their affected wrist. (healthline.com)
  • As Managing Editor of The Green Guide from 1992-2000, I started learning more about alternative medicine and found acupuncture to be a nontoxic, well-researched and gentle therapy growing in popularity. (prweb.com)
  • In this new, two-minute video , Kristin Ebbert of Ebbert Acupuncture puts into context Chinese medicine's approach, the single-use needles, how herbal formulas are prescribed, and what a relaxing therapy acupuncture can be. (prweb.com)
  • Johansson et al (1993) [ 1 ] investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture as a supplement to physical therapy in recovery from stroke. (chiro.org)
  • Should First Responders Use Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Natural Disasters and Battle Zones? (liebertpub.com)
  • Dr. Barrie Cassileth, chief of integrative medicine services at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, shares her advice and answers common questions about acupuncture for cancer patients. (go.com)
  • A significant percentage of patients with migraines and/or headaches have found that acupuncture helps their symptoms . (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Similarly, the difference in symptoms and QoL improvement was significant between group A and the other acupuncture groups. (medscape.com)
  • In addition acupuncture may also release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins and serotonin to ease symptoms. (news-medical.net)
  • But the acupuncture began to work faster, reducing symptoms more dramatically at weeks two and four than the drug did. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Acupuncture designed to treat depression appears to improve symptoms in pregnant women, suggesting it as an alternative to antidepressant medication during pregnancy, a study found. (wsj.com)
  • The results are early, but patients treated with acupuncture appeared to experience both subjective and objective improvements in symptoms. (medscape.com)
  • It is found that although acupuncture is most often used as a measure to allay symptoms such as pain, it can alter the pathogenesis of the disease to provide relief from the disease as well. (news-medical.net)
  • The acute symptoms of tonsillitis can also e relieved with acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Exactly how acupuncture improves symptoms of COPD is not fully understood. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Acupuncture may provide relief for some MS-related symptoms , including pain, spasticity , numbness and tingling , bladder problems , and depression . (nationalmssociety.org)
  • Acupuncture does not cure disease, but it may very well help many different symptoms. (go.com)
  • Our goals are to determine if true acupuncture effectively prevents radiation-induced xerostomia, diminishes symptoms in those who have the condition, as well as determine if quality of life improves, said Cohen. (medindia.net)
  • Acupuncture may reduce depressive symptoms, although results were mixed for major depressive disorder. (mskcc.org)
  • It has been suggested that acupuncture works by stimulating or repressing the autonomic nervous system in various ways, and there is some evidence that stimulation of the skin can affect internal organs by means of nerve reflex pathways. (infoplease.com)
  • Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones. (philly.com)
  • It's hard to say how these results translate to traditional acupuncture , which doesn't have the electrical stimulation aspect. (dictionary.com)
  • Acupuncture aims to correct imbalances of the qi and restore health through stimulation. (news-medical.net)
  • Nearly all acupuncture techniques use needles, though there are varieties that also use electric stimulation, burning, and herbs. (streetdirectory.com)
  • Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. (medicinenet.com)
  • Also, it involved electroacupuncture, which they characterize as "essentially transdermal electrical nerve stimulation masquerading as acupuncture. (jwz.org)
  • Stimulation of these areas by moxibustion, pressure, heat, and lasers is used in acupuncture practice, but due to the paucity of studies, these techniques are more difficult to evaluate. (healthy.net)
  • A 1999 study comparing electroacupuncture to ice massage and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) for subjects with osteoarthritis found that acupuncture decreased pain and stiffness levels and increased muscle strength and flexion in the knee. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • The theory behind acupuncture is that stimulation of specific areas on the skin affects the functioning of certain organs of the body. (mydr.com.au)
  • Chun Han Wong, WSJ , "China Suspends Its Relaxation of Wildlife-Trade Ban," 12 Nov. 2018 According to Vanity Fair, the Duchess of Sussex is readying herself for her baby's arrival in multiple holistic ways, including using acupuncture , practicing natural birth techniques, and enlisting the services of a doula. (merriam-webster.com)
  • One theory is that acupuncture stimulates the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins . (infoplease.com)
  • In the United States acupuncture has been used most often for pain control and drug and alcohol addiction. (infoplease.com)
  • Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body's own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. (philly.com)
  • Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet's internal organs. (philly.com)
  • At the moment, Berman recommends that patients use acupuncture with, not instead of, pain medications, though it may help reduce the amount of medication needed. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture seems to calm precisely the part of the brain that controls the emotional response to pain, said Dr. Kathleen K. S. Hui, a neuroscientist at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, which has a federal grant to study acupuncture's effects on the brain. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture, hypnosis and biofeedback are all alternative ways to control pain. (medlineplus.gov)
  • One benefit of acupuncture anesthesia is that it is a drug-free way to minimize pain," Yin said. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Acupuncture , ak-ū-pungkt′ūr, n. an operation for relieving pain by puncturing the flesh with needles. (dictionary.com)
  • Original Medicare covers acupuncture only for enrollees with chronic low back pain. (aarp.org)
  • If you have had low back pain for at least 12 weeks, and the pain is not associated with another cause (such as an infectious disease, surgery or pregnancy), you are entitled to 12 acupuncture sessions in a 90-day period. (aarp.org)
  • Until January 2020, Medicare did not cover it in any circumstances, and you will still pay 100 percent of the cost of acupuncture to address conditions other than low back pain. (aarp.org)
  • A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. (drugs.com)
  • Nausea, headaches, lower-back pain, and other chronic illnesses are proven by medical studies to be alleviated by acupuncture. (beliefnet.com)
  • Acupuncture may also decrease pain-causing inflammation by stimulating the pituitary gland to release cortisol. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture is becoming a favorable option for a variety of purposes, ranging from enhancing fertility to decreasing post-operative pain, because people experience significantly fewer side effects and it can be less expensive than other options," Dr. Tong Joo Gan, who led the study, said in a statement. (reuters.com)
  • Acupuncture is feasible and safe for treating multiple myeloma patients with persistent and moderate pain due to bortezomib-induced peripheral neuropathy [BIPN]," said Ting Bao, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, in Baltimore. (medscape.com)
  • Dr. Bao concluded that even though the mechanism of action still remains unclear, acupuncture is safe, feasible, and may be able to reduce pain and improve function, and that they are planning a follow-up randomized trial. (medscape.com)
  • They say acupuncture provided more relief from pelvic girdle pain, a common condition in pregnancy that causes severe pain in a third of affected women and may persist after pregnancy. (webmd.com)
  • More work is needed, but promising results have been seen in acupuncture studies of adults with pain after surgery or dental procedures, chemotherapy nausea , and vomiting , says the NCCAM. (webmd.com)
  • A long list of other conditions -- including addiction , menstrual cramps , and pain from knee osteoarthritis -- might also benefit from acupuncture, says the NCCAM. (webmd.com)
  • The acupuncture group got the most relief from pelvic girdle pain, followed by the stabilization exercise group. (webmd.com)
  • More research is needed to find out if acupuncture helps with other side effects such as pain, fatigue, anxiety, loss of appetite or shortness of breath. (cancer.ca)
  • Villarreal Santiago M, Tumilty S, Mącznik A, Mani R. Does acupuncture alter pain-related functional connectivity of the central nervous system? (springer.com)
  • Acupuncture for shoulder pain after stroke: a systematic review. (springer.com)
  • Acupuncture for central pain affecting the ribcage following traumatic brain injury and rib fractures. (springer.com)
  • Auricular acupuncture as an adjunct for pain management during first trimester abortion: a randomized, double-blinded, three arm trial. (nih.gov)
  • Chronic facial pain, including craniomandibular disorders of muscular origin may also be treated with acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture is suitable for treating acute pain abdomen. (news-medical.net)
  • Biliary and renal colic are two conditions for which acupuncture can be used not only as pain reliever but also as an antispasmodic. (news-medical.net)
  • For injuries such as sprains acupuncture is not only useful for relieving pain but also additionally does not pose the risk of drug dependence and hastens recovery. (news-medical.net)
  • In childbirth, acupuncture analgesia may ease labour pain and also reduce the duration of labour. (news-medical.net)
  • Episiotomy and subsequent suturing of the perineum can be undertaken under acupuncture pain relief. (news-medical.net)
  • Acupuncture provides relief in upper abdominal or epigastric pain. (news-medical.net)
  • In 1998, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a statement that said there is enough evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture had beneficial pain-relieving qualities in adults experiencing postoperative dental pain, as well as nausea from chemotherapy. (spine-health.com)
  • It is advisable to ask about the success rates of acupuncture and the probability of achieving desired levels of pain relief. (spine-health.com)
  • There have been numerous accounts of the beneficial qualities of acupuncture for back pain. (spine-health.com)
  • Acupuncture analgesia is essentially a manifestation of integrative processes at different levels in the CNS between afferent impulses from pain regions and impulses from acupoints. (nih.gov)
  • Studies show meditation can ease stress and depression, and acupuncture can help alleviate side effects and pain. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Acupuncture can reduce pain by altering the brain's perception and processing of pain. (healthcentral.com)
  • Pain perception was reduced in the pain processing region of the brain while subjects were undergoing acupuncture. (healthcentral.com)
  • In leukemia patients, acupuncture has been shown to slow the progression of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy-pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, and muscle fatigue. (healthcentral.com)
  • In breast cancer patients, acupuncture improved sex drive and reduced joint pain . (healthcentral.com)
  • Acupuncture may help cancer patients suffering with foot and calf pain caused by side effects of their drugs, research has suggested. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A recent study showed that acupuncture reduced xerostomia (extreme dry mouth) and skeletomuscular pain and dysfunction experienced by head and neck cancer patients, following radiotherapy. (go.com)
  • David Colquhoun, Ph.D. and Steven Novella, M.D., have coauthored a hard-hitting article which concludes that that acupuncture is worthless for pain relief. (centerforinquiry.net)
  • Developed millennia ago in China, numerous recent studies conducted by scientists in Europe and the United States have found that acupuncture is at least moderately effective in treating pain and nausea. (livescience.com)
  • Studies have shown benefit with acupuncture for postoperative pain, sleep, nausea and vomiting, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, and other side effects caused by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. (mskcc.org)
  • Can Acupuncture Cure Carpal Tunnel Pain? (healthline.com)
  • Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of knee pain, especially arthritic conditions of the knee and knee joint. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Smaller studies have confirmed that acupuncture is beneficial in reducing knee pain, stiffness and physical disability in patients with knee and knee-related problems. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • Its spread to the West has been relatively slow but steady, and in recent years acupuncture has found increasing acceptance in Western medical practice, particularly in pain relief. (mydr.com.au)
  • In general, acupuncture is for the prevention of pain but here it serves to be a cure for deafness. (sooperarticles.com)
  • We show that acupuncture, performed at the right stage, can have significant benefit. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • MRI studies show that acupuncture causes changes in the brain that reflect changes in the body. (mskcc.org)
  • Studies in patients with peripheral neuropathy show that acupuncture improves nerve signaling. (mskcc.org)
  • Several clinical trials show that acupuncture reduces fatigue, including cancer-related fatigue. (mskcc.org)
  • This study was not the first to show that acupuncture can be effective on carpal tunnel syndrome. (healthline.com)
  • Research has shown that acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Unlike conventional anesthesia, acupuncture does not reduce blood pressure or depress breathing in addition, the patient stays fully conscious and there is no postoperative hangover or nausea. (infoplease.com)
  • More than 40 clinical trials have shown that acupuncture reduces nausea following chemotherapy or surgery, said Ted Kaptchuk, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who is also a doctor of Chinese medicine. (latimes.com)
  • In one of the best studies, Dr. Tong J. Gan, director of clinical research in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center, showed last year that acupuncture on the wrist point was "as good as giving ondansetron," an anti-nausea drug, for postoperative nausea and vomiting. (latimes.com)
  • Morning sickness, postoperative vomiting, and nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy may be treated with acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Because needles are inserted up to several centimetres beneath the skin, acupuncture may pose risks to patients. (bmj.com)
  • A review of studies involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache and other forms of chronic headache showed that that 62 percent of the acupuncture patients reported headache relief compared to 45 percent of people taking medications, the team at Duke University found. (reuters.com)
  • Among the patients who got better, a higher percentage of the acupuncture recipients showed "great improvement. (scientificamerican.com)
  • VANCOUVER, Canada ― Acupuncture may be able to reduce neuropathy associated with the use of bortezomib ( Velcade , Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in multiple myeloma patients, suggest new data. (medscape.com)
  • Fifteen patients had nerve conduction studies before and after acupuncture," said Dr. Bao. (medscape.com)
  • Auricular acupuncture diagnosis in patients with lumbar hernia. (nih.gov)
  • Acupuncture analgesia is manifested only when the intricate feeling (soreness, numbness, heaviness and distension) of acupuncture in patients occurs following acupuncture manipulation. (nih.gov)
  • This is due to so many systems of acupuncture, and without knowing which one is effective and which will give your patients the best results (i.e making you successful at what you do), it may get confusing to select the right acupuncture training. (eventbrite.com)
  • Acupuncture may not be appropriate for patients who have lymphedema, who are pregnant, or who have conditions that make them prone to infection or bleeding, although the risk here is minimal, as acupuncture needles are sterile and disposable (used only once). (go.com)
  • What can acupuncture help patients with? (go.com)
  • Acupuncture for migraine is the most common reason that physicians refer their patients to doctors of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). (alive.com)
  • Patients experience acupuncture differently. (spineuniverse.com)
  • For most patients, acupuncture is painless. (spineuniverse.com)
  • We'll look at salivary constituents to see if anything specific changes the saliva - perhaps in terms of different proteins -- to see why patients' saliva flow increases due to acupuncture. (medindia.net)
  • The median level of anxiety among 20 patients was significantly reduced after acupuncture and completion of their respective procedures, Dr. Palle Rosted of Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, England, and colleagues reported online in Acupuncture in Medicine. (go.com)
  • Patients receiving acupuncture recovered faster and to a larger extent than controls with significant differences in measures of balance, mobility, quality of life index, and days spent in hospitals/nursing homes. (chiro.org)
  • As with any other form of care, however, remember that not all patients will respond to acupuncture. (acupuncturetoday.com)
  • All of the members of his family underwent acupuncture in Argentina and this is where the doctor's interest began, and he takes caution in giving patients exaggerated claims about the procedure. (sooperarticles.com)
  • The traditional Chinese explanation of the effectiveness of acupuncture is based on the Taoist philosophy (see Taoism ), according to which good health depends on a free circulation of chi ( qi ), or life-force energy, throughout all the organs of the body. (infoplease.com)
  • The study, published Monday in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, is the largest to date examining the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat depression in pregnant women. (wsj.com)
  • The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been established in clinical studies. (news-medical.net)
  • While the intention of the study was not to confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture, per se, the results do suggest that differences in technique engender different outcomes. (chiro.org)
  • Skeptics challenge these studies, but with so much evidence piled up in favor of the effectiveness of acupuncture, one wonders why there are still many people who are skeptical of the practice. (skepdic.com)
  • Yin Wenyuan, a doctor with the hospital's anesthesia department, said the surgery, which usually requires a general anesthetic, was conducted after six acupuncture needles were inserted into acupoints on the patient's chest and wrist. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • There are other variations as well, such as microacupuncture , which uses forty-eight non-traditional acupoints located on the hands and feet, and auriculotherapy or ear acupuncture, which postulates that the ear is a map of the bodily organs. (skepdic.com)
  • Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into body tissue where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together. (philly.com)
  • Doctors declared the operation a success yesterday and said it was the first time "acupuncture anesthesia" had been used for such a procedure. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Acupuncture anesthesia is also less expensive than general anesthetics. (chinadaily.com.cn)
  • Very rarely, people may have nerve damage after acupuncture or burns after moxibustion. (cancer.ca)
  • I specialize in comprehensive internal medicine, women's health issues, and cosmetic acupuncture. (chicagotribune.com)
  • Research work by Chinese physiologists has shown, quite clearly, that acupuncture can reduce the acidity of the stomach and this may be one of the mechanisms by which acupuncture heals stomach ulcers and other digestive diseases. (healthy.net)
  • In the last decade, profound studies on neural mechanisms underlying acupuncture analgesia predominately focus on cellular and molecular substrate and functional brain imaging and have developed rapidly. (nih.gov)
  • Importantly, we'll also try to understand the mechanisms behind acupuncture that help treat and prevent the condition. (medindia.net)
  • Over the years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a variety of research projects on acupuncture, including studies on the mechanisms by which acupuncture may have its effects, as well as clinical trials and other studies. (healthy.net)
  • Can Acupuncture Treat Depression? (scientificamerican.com)
  • I hope that people will respect the rigorous methodology used in this blinded, randomized, controlled trial and accept the result: Traditional acupuncture was associated with a significant improvement in depression. (redorbit.com)
  • Research shows that acupuncture can reduce depression and indigestion during pregnancy, and may even boost the success of in vitro fertilization . (healthcentral.com)
  • Additional studies have suggested that acupuncture might be beneficial for anxiety, depression, dizziness and urinary problems. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • In the same way, acupuncture may also be effective in reducing tension, stress, and depression. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • It's likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture. (www.nhs.uk)
  • So far, modern research has described various physiological shifts following acupuncture, such as beneficial changes in the body's own natural painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, immune system functions and hormonal activity. (healthy.net)
  • Here are current thoughts from the National Institutes of Health on the manner by which acupuncture might produce beneficial health results. (medicinenet.com)
  • Several studies have shown that acupuncture is most helpful for easing acute vomiting after chemotherapy. (cancer.ca)
  • A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to antidepressant medications, and new research suggests that acupuncture could be a promising option. (scientificamerican.com)
  • The conclusions of trials and systematic reviews of acupuncture are inconsistent, which suggests that it is not effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins. (philly.com)
  • People who suffer from headaches have also found some relief through acupuncture. (ibtimes.com)
  • When given later, the team found that acupuncture actually boosted inflammation levels and drastically reduced the mice's chance of survival. (dictionary.com)
  • One new study found the traditional Chinese practice to be as effective as antidepressants, and a different study found that acupuncture may help treat the medications' side effects. (scientificamerican.com)
  • Finally, the study found that the additional benefit of acupuncture depended on how successful IVF was overall. (www.nhs.uk)
  • I found an excellent article blasting acupuncture, which calls it a "theatrical procedure. (centerforinquiry.net)
  • An overview of Cochrane reviews found that acupuncture is not effective for a wide range of conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • In South Africa Urban Acupuncture is viewed as a possibility to provide a means for people to unlock their creativity and the advantages thereof, for example, innovation and entrepreneurship concentrating on parts of the city, i.e. communities thereby providing opportunities to those areas which do not have the sort of infrastructure that is found in mainstream cities. (wikipedia.org)
  • To be sure of what acupuncture can and can't do to treat endometriosis, more clinical research studies are necessary. (healthline.com)
  • There have been clinical studies evaluating if acupuncture actually works. (news-medical.net)
  • Our Acupuncture training is taught with part lecture and part workshop style - so you start getting clinical practice from day one. (eventbrite.com)
  • In-depth and detailed Acupuncture theory and point location training will prepare you for the following years of clinical training. (uwc.ac.za)
  • In certain situations, acupuncture may be used in combination with conventional painkillers, or to replace them all together. (spine-health.com)
  • In addition, acupuncture releases endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. (alive.com)
  • The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. (philly.com)
  • From a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) perspective, veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. (philly.com)
  • But a growing body of evidence -- brain scans, ultrasound and other techniques -- shows that acupuncture triggers direct, measurable effects on the body, including perhaps, activation of precisely the regions of the brain that would be predicted by ancient Chinese theory. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture is a kind of holistic medicine, meaning it treats the mind, body, and soul as one. (beliefnet.com)
  • The tradition of acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body and this energy can be channelized to create balance and health. (news-medical.net)
  • Overall, acupuncture is based on a principle of restoring balance with in the body. (wsu.edu)
  • The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. (medicinenet.com)
  • After reviewing the existing body of knowledge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) removed acupuncture needles from the category of 'experimental medical devices. (medicinenet.com)
  • Acupuncture began as a traditional Chinese technique involving the balance and flow of energy or life through the pathways of the body. (healthcentral.com)
  • Welcome to Fertility and Total Health Acupuncture My mission is to provide Whole Body Total Health Care to help you heal your body as well as your mind. (empowher.com)
  • In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. (livescience.com)
  • This is no band-aid fix - acupuncture aims to eliminate whatever is causing you to gain weight, so you can make sustainable changes to your health and body. (popsugar.com)
  • But I quickly slipped into a slumber for a short nap while the acupuncture needles were opening those channels, healing my body in a totally natural way. (popsugar.com)
  • After reviewing the existing body of knowledge, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently removed acupuncture needles from the category of "experimental medical devices" and now regulates them just as it does other devices, such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes, under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility. (healthy.net)
  • It was discovered that the 5 acupuncture point combination was the most effective yielding over a 6% reduction in the body mass index. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. (nih.gov)
  • During the last decades, our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development. (nih.gov)
  • Diverse signal molecules contribute to mediating acupuncture analgesia, such as opioid peptides (mu-, delta- and kappa-receptors), glutamate (NMDA and AMPA/KA receptors), 5-hydroxytryptamine, and cholecystokinin octapeptide. (nih.gov)
  • Among these, the opioid peptides and their receptors in Arc-PAG-NRM-spinal dorsal horn pathway play a pivotal role in mediating acupuncture analgesia. (nih.gov)
  • CCK-8 antagonizes acupuncture analgesia. (nih.gov)
  • The individual differences of acupuncture analgesia are associated with inherited genetic factors and the density of CCK receptors. (nih.gov)
  • The brain regions associated with acupuncture analgesia identified in animal experiments were confirmed and further explored in the human brain by means of functional imaging. (nih.gov)
  • A recent study shows that acupuncture may provide temporary relief for such allergies, although scientists aren't sure exactly why. (healthcentral.com)
  • After having 2 sessions of acupuncture. (everything2.com)
  • Six people underwent ten sessions of acupuncture over three months and measurements from them were compared with five subjects who did not have acupuncture. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • There are still definitely questions, he added, about how many sessions of acupuncture or hypnosis might be necessary, or which specific techniques are best. (reuters.com)
  • Those suffering from specific cancers can benefit from acupuncture. (healthcentral.com)
  • Simply put, "the theory behind acupuncture is focusing on your qi (life energy) flow. (popsugar.com)
  • Since the early 1970s, acupuncture has gradually become more accepted in the United States. (infoplease.com)
  • In the 1970s and 1980s most infections associated with acupuncture were sporadic cases involving pyogenic bacteria. (bmj.com)
  • Acupuncture has developed since the 1970s. (news-medical.net)
  • While acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, it is only since the 1970s that it has gained popularity in this country. (nationalmssociety.org)
  • From a Western scientific standpoint, A flurry of research into acupuncture began in the 1970s with various theories for how it works being put forward. (ei-resource.org)
  • The specific mechanism of how acupuncture works is uncertain. (wsu.edu)
  • Western scientists have been trying to study the mechanism of acupuncture for years and have come up with several hypotheses, she said. (livescience.com)
  • Two experts who reviewed the study for WebMD but were not involved in it call the study scientifically sound, but they note that it is small and that acupuncture is much more widely accepted in China than elsewhere. (webmd.com)
  • The study behind this story is a systematic review which combined the results of "high quality" studies on acupuncture, rates of pregnancy and live birth in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). (www.nhs.uk)
  • If this study is any indication, acupuncture is the greatest thing since sliced bread, at least for COPD. (scienceblogs.com)
  • At least, it is if you believe the hype machine that's revving up to promote this study, just as it does for any seemingly "positive" acupuncture study. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Is this study really good evidence that acupuncture "works" for COPD? (scienceblogs.com)
  • A recent study revealed that acupuncture reactivates some parts of the brain that have become deactivated by the progression of Parkinson's disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • The $2.7 million grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for the study of acupuncture in cancer received a perfect score from peer scientists evaluating grant proposals for NCI. (medindia.net)
  • However, Napadow said his group's study also measured the physical changes acupuncture produced. (healthline.com)
  • The 5 acupuncture point weight loss combination used in the study includes auricular shenmen, located in the triangular fossa at the bifurcating point between the superior and inferior antihelix crus at the lateral 1/3 of the ear. (theepochtimes.com)
  • There's never been an acupuncture study in China with a negative result. (skepdic.com)
  • The quality and amount of research being conducted now on acupuncture is improving greatly," said Peter Wayne, director of research at the New England School of Acupuncture. (latimes.com)
  • Other research is looking at the safety of acupuncture in people with lymphedema . (cancer.ca)
  • Research the acupuncture practitioner's background and qualifications. (spine-health.com)
  • More research is needed to define more precisely the role of acupuncture in health care. (medicinenet.com)
  • As a result, more research has been done on acupuncture than on just about any other fringe practice. (jwz.org)
  • Reuters) - Acupuncture and hypnosis have been promoted as drug-free ways to help smokers kick the habit, and there is some evidence that they work, according to a research review that looked at 14 international studies. (reuters.com)
  • Previous studies, including research conducted at MD Anderson, examined acupuncture to treat xerostomia after it developed, explained Cohen. (medindia.net)
  • Our new research is unique because we're incorporating acupuncture during radiation to see if we can prevent the condition in the first place and, should it develop, to try to diminish the severity. (medindia.net)
  • [5] X Research source Acupuncture applied to the zhaohai point (KID 6) can help you fight constipation, especially when combined with the zhigou point. (wikihow.com)
  • The Healthcare Medicine Institute (HealthCMi) publishes news, research and acupuncture continuing education courses online for acupuncture CEU and PDA credit. (theepochtimes.com)
  • Classically, acupuncture is individualized and based on philosophy and intuition, and not on scientific research. (wikipedia.org)