Acupuncture Therapy: 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.Acupuncture: The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.Acupuncture Points: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.Acupuncture Analgesia: 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, Ear: Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.Moxibustion: 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.Meridians: 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)Electroacupuncture: 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.Pain Management: 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.Medicine, Chinese Traditional: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.Needles: Sharp instruments used for puncturing or suturing.Placebo Effect: 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.Qi: 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)Integrative Medicine: 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.Treatment Outcome: 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.Pain Measurement: 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.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic: 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.Bell Palsy: 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)Research Design: 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.Pain: An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.Complementary Therapies: 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.Nocturnal Enuresis: Involuntary discharge of URINE during sleep at night after expected age of completed development of urinary control.Placebos: 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.Low Back Pain: 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.Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological: Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases of the nervous system, central and peripheral, or demonstration of neurologic function or dysfunction.Acupressure: 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.Drugs, Chinese Herbal: 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.Clinical Protocols: Precise and detailed plans for the study of a medical or biomedical problem and/or plans for a regimen of therapy.Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation: 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.Tennis Elbow: 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.History, Modern 1601-: The period of history from 1601 of the common era to the present.Colic: 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.Massage: 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.Tension-Type Headache: 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)Neck Pain: 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.Hot Flashes: A sudden, temporary sensation of heat predominantly experienced by some women during MENOPAUSE. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic: 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.Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome: 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.Homeopathy: 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.Xerostomia: Decreased salivary flow.Chronic Disease: 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)Physiological Phenomena: 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.Nausea: 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.Dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation.Literature: 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)Religious Philosophies: Sets of beliefs on the nature of the universe or Man.Confucianism: 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)Dermatology: A medical specialty concerned with the skin, its structure, functions, diseases, and treatment.Background Radiation: Radiation from sources other than the source of interest. It is due to cosmic rays and natural radioactivity in the environment.Citalopram: A furancarbonitrile that is one of the SEROTONIN UPTAKE INHIBITORS used as an antidepressant. The drug is also effective in reducing ethanol uptake in alcoholics and is used in depressed patients who also suffer from tardive dyskinesia in preference to tricyclic antidepressants, which aggravate this condition.

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 (, or your national veterinary acupuncture society ( 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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Acupuncture Training - There are over 65 acupuncture schools and colleges in the U.S. Currently acupuncture is regulated in 42 states. Acupuncture training programs range from 3-4 years, including an internship.. Acupuncture or Jail? - Acupuncture is used in more than 20 states in over 800 drug dependency programs. Patients who go through these programs have lower re-arrest rates on drug related charges than those not treated with acupuncture. Miami-Dade County drug offenders have the choice of acupuncture or jail.. Referral Rates - According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 51% of medical doctors understand the efficacy and value of acupuncture, and refer patients to acupuncturists more than any other alternative care provider.. Acupuncture in War Zones - The U.S. military was introduced to acupuncture during the Vietnam War, when local physicians were allowed to administer acupuncture to Vietnamese patients at a U.S. Army surgical hospital. Most recently, Col. Richard ...
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The study involved a prospective postal audit of treatments undertaken during a four week period in 2000. All 1848 professional acupuncturists who were members of the British Acupuncture Council and were practising in the United Kingdom were invited to record details of adverse events and mild transient reactions after treatment. Standardised self report forms were used. Participating practitioners also provided information on themselves, including age, sex, length of training, and years of practice. To have a 95% probability that no serious event occurs in n treatments, a survey sample size needs to be three times n.4 On this basis, a sample of 30 000 treatments was sought. Piloting indicated that a four week period was needed.. A total of 574 practitioners participated, 31% of the total population. The mean age of participants was 44.8 years (range 23-79 years), 65% were female, and 62% had been practising acupuncture for more than five years. Information on sex, training college, and length ...
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Toward a Post-Traditional Revision Of Acupuncture. by Thomas Martin, MA, LAc.. In recent years numerous researchers, practitioners and commentators of contemporary traditional acupuncture have questioned the validity of central concepts in this practice and therefore the integrity and accuracy of its core theories. The theoretical basis of contemporary traditional acupuncture is thus shown to be not what it has been made to appear like - an extraordinary metaphysical system linking all parts of the body/mind in a subtle energetic system. It is now clear to those who are prepared to think and look beyond the self enclosing loops of traditional dogma, that after four decades of research there is no evidence meridians exist nor that Qi as energy that moves around exists. Even precise acupoints for the most part dont exist. (See Pomeranz; Ernst & White Ed.; Campbell; Mann; Ma, Ma and Cho; Kendall).. And yet acupuncture is effective, and that it appears to involve a physical interrelatedness of ...
Toward a Post-Traditional Revision Of Acupuncture. by Thomas Martin, MA, LAc.. In recent years numerous researchers, practitioners and commentators of contemporary traditional acupuncture have questioned the validity of central concepts in this practice and therefore the integrity and accuracy of its core theories. The theoretical basis of contemporary traditional acupuncture is thus shown to be not what it has been made to appear like - an extraordinary metaphysical system linking all parts of the body/mind in a subtle energetic system. It is now clear to those who are prepared to think and look beyond the self enclosing loops of traditional dogma, that after four decades of research there is no evidence meridians exist nor that Qi as energy that moves around exists. Even precise acupoints for the most part dont exist. (See Pomeranz; Ernst & White Ed.; Campbell; Mann; Ma, Ma and Cho; Kendall).. And yet acupuncture is effective, and that it appears to involve a physical interrelatedness of ...
Acknowledging that traditional narratives outdated, medical acupuncture is an approach that is based upon a theory that is inline current scientific understanding of how the body works. Reframing acupuncture form of peripheral nerve stimulation technique in which acupuncture needles are inserted into anatomically defined sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity
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What is this smoothie fruit doing on the stove, you ask?. Great question. Let me explain.. As a Licensed Acupuncturists, I have to admit, I have developed some pretty quirky habits. Even after all these years, my family members still give odd stares when I do these things.. For example, I avoid ice water like the plague!. Once while attending a Chinese medicine conference in Austin, on a hot day, a group of us Acupuncturists sat down together to share lunch. As the waiter arrived to pour freezing cold ice water into our glasses, each of us stopped the gentlemen and said, "Please, no ice!".. Not the norm, right?. See, Acupuncturists spend a lot of time learning about the digestive system and cold foods and drinks are constricting to the body. Simply put, cold drinks hamper the digestive process. Our internal body temperature is hot by nature, and cooling it off suddenly with cold foods and cold drinks hampers digestion. By the third day of the conference we had trained the staff to bring room ...
Several months ago, my co-workers and I once again re-visited the contentious issue of acupunctures safety. We published several articles on the topic none of
Several months ago, my co-workers and I once again re-visited the contentious issue of acupunctures safety. We published several articles on the topic none of
It was always said that if you wanted to get a straight answer from a doctor, you should ask them, would you be happy for your wife to have this treatment? So, I suppose if you said to us, would you recommend acupuncture to your family to overcome a fear of flying?, the answer would probably be no. This is not to say that it might not work; over many years of practice we have heard of a number of almost incredible stories about changes which people have managed to make thanks to treatment, and quite often by the practitioner simply sticking to very basic traditional acupuncture. Extreme reactions of any kind are, from a traditional acupuncture perspective, indications that a part of the system is out of balance and generating inappropriate emotional or mental responses. It is sensible to be mildly apprehensive about flying, just as it is to be mildly scared of heights. If the faculty of sensible fear is out of balance, then extreme reactions abound.However, with a problem such as this ...
I know this is an older post but seeing how I am new to this board I felt I would chime in. Having a strong interest in and having a broad amount of ecperience working with acupuncturists both human and veterinary, I think that your fairly gross generalization that "most" veterinary acupuncturists are out for the quick focal alleviation of pain is just that, a gross generalization. And arent gross generalizations something that the homeopathic and alternative medicine practitioners have been fighting when the very things that they espouse are so often dismissed by traditional western medicine?. Just like all professions, you will find good and bad practitioners. Are all plumbers just out for our money? All used care salemen slick talkers and con artists? Mechanics out to dupe you? Well yes there are some, but to generalize and say that most are, I feel is erroneous. No profession is perfect. Did you know that in a relatively recent survey most pet owners ranked their relationship with their ...
The objectives of this full-day seminar are:. 1. To provide an update on current clinical practices and integrative management of select conditions in Reproductive Medicine and Womens Health, including, Menopause, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), common gynecological malignancies as well as general fertility care.. 2. Provide acupuncturists with practical clinical knowledge on how acupuncture/ TCM can be integrated into the care of patients with the above-mentioned select conditions.. 3. Provide acupuncturists with insight on the role of acupuncture/TCM in optimizing pregnancy rates and the future of integrative fertility care.. 830-930 The Future of Integrative Fertility Care, Richard Marrs, M.D.. 930-1030 Optimizing Pregnancy Rates in Women of Advancing Reproductive Age, Richard Buyalos, M.D.. 1030-1130 TCM Integration into Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Care, Daoshing Ni, Ph.D., L.Ac.. 1130-1215 Fertility Achieved! Success Stories and Experiences from Patients and Practitioners, Panel ...
Acupuncture is an important, vital component of our CT fertility treatment center at RMACT. Acupuncture for fertility is something we encourage.
Everybody gets sick at some point in their life. For some, its just a quick weekend thing. For others, it can last for several days and even weeks. Why do some people always get sick whenever there is a bug going around and others dont? It all comes down to immunity. People who have a stronger immune system, tend
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at the AIIMS and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. etc. But in government hospitals generally, it has been reduced to a simple pain alleviating technique. But, according to acupuncture reports, this is a complete technique and every disease responds to it. It is only due to government apathy that it has not been utilized. This system has been recognized by the W.H.O. and many European Countries, besides China. In our country, West Bengal has recognized this system. A former resident doctor at Safdarjang Hospital New Delhi and acupuncture practitioner at K.G. Medical Centre. Dr. V.P. Banga says that it is very difficult to learn the system due to absence of its recognition. There are only two options to learn it-by going abroad or from doctors practising in India. A patient reaches an acupuncture practitioner only when he finds no hope anywhere else. He says that all types of patients are coming to him. Choice of treatment is made after assessing the patients conditions, sensitivity and status of ...
Natural approaches to medicine have always been of vital interest to Dr. Gerber. Since 1976 Dr. Gerber has been a chelating physician and Diplomat of the American Board of Chelation Therapy since 1984. He is a Diplomat of the International College of Anti-Aging Medicine and is a graduate of the UCLA Medical Acupuncture Training Program. He is President of the Nevada Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association, a Past President of the Orthomolecular Medical Association. Dr. Gerber was also a medical advisor and featured columnist for Alternative Medicine Magazine. He is a diplomat of ABCMT (American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology) since 1984. Currently Dr. Gerber is a monthly contributor to Healthy Beginnings and The Townsend Newsletter ...
This course offers acupuncturists an overview of key issues relating to the clinical practice of treating women in pregnancy and the postpartum. This includes western medical concepts impetrative for safe practice as well as experienced treatment suggestions for difficult cases from experienced practitioners. This module includes understanding the treatment of nausea, hyperemesis, threatened miscarriage Pre-labour rupture of membranes, anxiety and depression and postpartum.. Acupuncturists taking this class can expect to: ...
Real treatments come with real risks and real side effects, sometimes as bad or worse than the disease itself, but, unfortunately, as flawed as these cures may be, theyre the best we have.
Chronic pain has long been understood as a complex biopsychosocial disorder that requires a multimodal treatment approach including pharmacologic, behavioral and physical modalities. The importance of non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain is increasingly recognized, as concern about the use of prescription opioids has grown. This presentation will provide a practical and evidence-based review of non-pharmacologic treatments for chronic pain including simple communication strategies, stress reduction techniques, and physical interventions ...
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the articular cartilage, and it represents one of the most common causes of disability in the world. It leads to social, psychological and economic costs with financial consequences. Different OA treatments are usually considered in relation to the stage of the disease, such as surgical management, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments. In relation to mild OA, non-pharmacologic and behavioral treatments are recommended because they are less invasive and better tolerated by patients. All of these treatments used to manage OA are problematic, but solutions to these problems are on the horizon. For this reason, we decided to realize this report because until today, there has been very little information regarding the physical treatment of this important disease to help medical doctors and patients in the choice of the best adapted training to manage pain and disability limitations in patients with OA. The aim of this review is to find some answer in Sun simian published acupuncture-related diagrams and charts that established s...
The use of acupuncture as an alternative health system are much in the spotlight these days and although it has been around for some time in the West, some people are still a bit scared to consult these needle-yielding practitioners.
According to the Mayo Clinic, acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body as a technique for balancing the flow of energy believed to pass through pathways (meridians) in the body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that a persons energy flow will rebalance. Many practitioners also view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. The stimulation appears to boost the activity of the bodys natural painkillers and increases blood flow ...
That depends on your individual condition. At first your acupuncturist will normally ask to see you once or twice a week. You may start to feel benefits after the first or second treatment although long-standing and chronic conditions usually need more time to improve. Once your health has stabilised you may need top-up treatments every few weeks. Traditional acupuncture is also very effective when used as preventive healthcare and many people like to go for a retuning session at the change of each season throughout the ...
First visit at acupuncture Chinese medicine clinic starts with consultation with physical exam including inspection, listening,inquiring, and pulse-taking.
Along these canals there are acupuncture points. Ã, Acupuncturists use specific points to tone or calm a specific Qi (or energy) according to the needs of each individual. It is important to consider these points when getting any type of piercing, since it can neurologically stimulate or impair a persons nervous system. For example, my colleague had a patient who presented vomiting, nausea and unconscious intestinal movements. After visiting several doctors, she was told that nothing was going on with her and that there was nothing they could do for her. Ã, The only solution they were providing was to install it for a feed tube.. In general, surcity, pain and inflammation during a median or in its target organ call for fortification, while coldness and weakness require stimulation. According to the Chinese teachings, some interesting characteristics are associated with the kidneys and liver. The weak kidney wombs are indicated by lack of will and sexual impulse, and in addition by neglect, ...
In acupuncture and Chinese medicine, the study of the medical system plays an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. Just like electricity, Quebrians are invisible to the human eye, but experienced Chinese doctors and acupuncturists can feel this way of energy with their hands . There are 12 primary pathways, which function as a channel system for Qi (energy or life force) and are interconnected throughout the body.. This is in correlation with its associated yin channel. Likewise, the yang aspect of the position is felt by feeling the upper edge of the vessel and coming out slightly from the artery. This is in correlation with its associated yang channel. I recommend that each position of each hand (proximal, middle, distal) be felt alone with a finger, going and coming between the superficial Yang aspect and the deeper Yin aspect.. If in doubt, move in the normal direction and imagine the median to be traced with the correct post of a magnet. You do not really need to know ...
I decided to try to become a single mother by choice (SMC) at the age of 36 using donor sperm. Nearly 4 years, 8 IUIs, 8 fresh IVFs, 1 frozen IVF (FET) cycle, 1 laparoscopy, 2 HSGs, 1 SHG, 3 REs, 5 acupuncturists, 4 sperm donors, 1 therapist and 2 whacky new age therapies later with no success to show for it, I stopped treatment. I am heading to acupuncture school as I want to radically change my life. I am also debating the next steps on my quest to become a mother. Will it be adoption, donor embryo, donor eggs or will I stop altogether and live child free ...
A lot of us feel motivated to undertake a detox at the beginning of january after the excesses of christmas! However, the detoxes often include smoothies, juices, raw foods etc. From a Chinese Medicine point of view, ideally you eat local food in season at any time of year to promote health and well-being. What … Read more… ...
I absolutely agree that the Greenpeace results need to be published. But heres what you said: The results of our study show that governmen.... I absolutely agree that the Greenpeace results need to be published. But heres what you said: The results of our study show that government authorities in these countries have obviously failed to protect consumers. Yet the Greenpeace initiative is ignorant to the fact that the actual Chinese medicine industry(by industry Im referring to the 60+ TCM colleges and the thousands of licensed acupuncturists (LAcs) in this country) and their patients are immune to the contamination brought by companies mentioned in this study. This is, as I mentioned, due to the more stringent testing and safeguards in place within the Chinese medicine industry in, at least, America. So its not the data I have a problem with, but you must admit, the Greenpeace study points to Chinese herbs as a source of evil contaminants, when the reality is that anyone who gets ...
As we have seen, the Flexner-Rockefellar-Bank-Pharmaceutical-Politica systems agents (1) gave the legal monopoly of diagnosis of diseases only to allopathic medical doctors, both M.D.s and D.O.s. Although today, a few states have extended this diagnosis privilege to a few other health-professionals (ND and acupuncturists in California for example), most health care professional, especially the traidition ones who have followed the Hippocratic Tradition for over 2 thousands years are not legally allowed to do so. No can a mother diagnose her childs condition, because that would also be violative of the law, what is characterized as "illegal practice of medicine".. Thanks to the internet and some progress in Science and human Ethos, more and more People understand that the roots of Modern American Medicine are rotten, just like more and more People understand the fraudulent nature of MAD (modern american diet) and Agri-business.. Having reached a threshold in understanding, what may be called a ...
If you are going to be of any help at all to another human being, as we as acupuncturists surely hope to be, then we have to make every effort to get to know who the person is who is coming to us for help. And getting to know somebody is certainly not as easy as it may sound. For each of us can present different faces to the world, having learnt during our life to adapt ourselves to the different people we encounter. The practice room represents an unknown world, and at first patients will be unsure both about the treatment being offered and the person offering this treatment. Practitioners, too, meeting an unfamiliar person, will have their own concerns to face in adapting to what is to them also a new situation. ...
Instead of continuing running, I cut way back after my first miscarriage and stopped racing. I thought maybe my high intensity workouts had somehow caused my miscarriages. Well apparently cutting back more, didnt help and I had another miscarriage. Even though my doctor said the running wasnt what was causing my miscarriages, I still continued scaling back until I was barely running at all. Ummm yeah then I had another miscarriage, at which time I was urged by various individuals (psychologists, acupuncturists, family members, & friends) to STOP running at all. So I listened to them, thinking that they must be right. I gained about 10 lbs and lost all of my cardiovascular shape and any muscular definition that I had left after scaling back so much. Friends, I was miserable. Mentally. Physically ...
I have developed a kind of calming routine as soon as I experience the tension of not knowing which element to concentrate upon. If I am unable to home in on any particular dominant sensory or emotional signal coming from one element above all the others, I will experience that all-too familiar feeling of slight panic at not knowing what to do next, which all five element acupuncturists will, if they are honest, often feel. I then move into a routine which I have devised for myself in which I slow down what I am doing, and try to put myself back in the position I was in when I first met the patient. In other words I try to see the patient with completely fresh eyes once again. To do this I may concentrate on one of the sensory signals, voice, for example, and just engage in some conversation, not primarily to hear what the patient is saying, but how they are saying it. Or I may make a deliberate effort to smell, maybe by moving the blanket away to get closer to the body. I may also take this as ...
HYMOVIS® is indicated for the treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy or simple analgesics (e.g., acetaminophen). HYMOVIS® is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity (allergy) to hyaluronate preparations or gram-positive bacterial proteins. Do not administer HYMOVIS® to patients with infections or skin diseases in the area of the injection site or joint. The safety and effectiveness of the use of HYMOVIS® have not been tested in pregnant women, nursing mothers, or children. The safety and effectiveness of the use of HYMOVIS® in joints other than the knee,
COPD. Management of Stable COPD Shyam Rao May 2014. Objectives . Briefly review the GOLD classification of COPD Understand treatment options based on the GOLD classification of the disease Review non-pharmacologic treatment options. Case. Slideshow 6709450 by emmanuel-manning
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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
OBJECTIVE: Although manual and electrical stimulation are frequently used in acupuncture analgesia, studies comparing both stimulation modalities are contradictory. This blinded, placebo-controlled cross-over study investigates effects of brief manual and electrical acupuncture stimulation on pressure pain detection thresholds (PPDT) compared with nonpenetrating sham acupuncture (NPSA). INTERVENTIONS: Forty-five healthy volunteers received electrically and manually stimulated acupuncture and NPSA at large intestine 4 and 11 in randomized order. PPDT was assessed using pressure algometry at the second toe before; during; and 0, 2, and 5 minutes after each intervention. Stimulus intensity during stimulation was rated on a 0-10 numeric rating scale (NRS). RESULTS: PPDT rose from 316 kPa (standard deviation [SD] 149) to 398 kPa (SD 157) and 405 kPa (SD 184) immediately after acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation, respectively, and to 380 kPa (SD 175) and 367 kPa (SD 168) after NPSA with ...
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From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac. DNBAO and Erin Walker, Lic. Ac…. We speak with many people about acupuncture; what it is, what it isnt. More specifically, moms-to-be want to know if its safe and effective as they get closer to having their baby (or babies!). Weve picked the three most popular questions and answered them for all to see!. Q: Is acupuncture effective for those trying to conceive or diagnosed infertility?. A: Yes. Acupuncture is effective for those trying to conceive or diagnosed infertility. This is an area of specialty for both of our acupuncturists on staff and is one of the top 10 reasons that OBs/endocrinologists refer to acupuncturists. There are several research studies documenting the beneficial affects of acupuncture for fertility. If you are considering acupuncture for fertility, please schedule as soon as possible so that the acupuncturist can complete your health history, an initial acupuncture session, and assess what will be appropriate in planning ...
Acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and intradermal acupuncture will be performed at every session.. Sterile disposable stainless steel acupuncture needles (0.25 mm × 30 mm) will be used. Acupuncture needles will be inserted bilaterally at the following acupuncture points: LI4, LI11, PC6, ST36, GB39 and LR3, and GV20. If GV20 is close to the surgical site, this acupoint may be excluded.. An electric stimulator will be connected to the handle of each needle at LI4, LI11, ST36, and LR3 and a current of 5 Hz will be applied.. After the needles are removed, intradermal acupuncture needles with tape (DB130A; 0.25 mm × 1.5mm) will be inserted at the same acupoints (LI4, LI11, PC6, ST36, GB39, and LR3 bilaterally, and GV20) and left in place until the next session. ...
Acupuncture is widely used to enhance stroke recovery in Eastern countries. However, a recent randomized controlled trial demonstrated that acupuncture has no specific efficacy in stroke rehabilitation [17]. A meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized clinical trials concluded that there is insufficient evidence to support the use of acupuncture for functional recovery after stroke [18]. These data have led to ongoing controversy regarding the use of acupuncture therapy after stroke, despite the thousands years of evidence from traditional Chinese medicine practice.. The occupational therapists technique in the manipulation and selection of acupoints is the most important factor that determines the efficacy of acupuncture therapy [19]. In the present study, all occupational therapists are experts with more than ten years of acupuncture practice and plenty of experience with stroke treatments. The acupoints selected in this trial correspond to a complex prescription for stroke therapy ...
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How does cupping work? What does cupping treat? (A blog post from The Acupuncture Wellness Center in Los Angeles) The most frequently asked question at The Acupuncture Wellness Center in Los Angeles is "How does acupuncture work?" The answer depends on what you are treating and that acupuncture needles do one of the following: 1. Acupuncture needles…. ...
The crucial symptom of atopic eczema is itch. Acupuncture has been shown to exhibit a significant effect on experimental itch; however, studies focusing on clinical itch in atopic eczema and corresponding mechanisms are lacking. The study design was a unicenter, single-blinded (observer), prospective, randomized clinical pilot trial with an additional experimental part. In 10 patients with atopic eczema, we investigated the effect of acupuncture treatment (n = 5) compared to no treatment (n = 5) on itch intensity and in vitro basophil CD63 expression upon allergen stimulation (house dust mite and timothy grass pollen) in a pilot trial. Results: Mean itch intensity in a visual analog scale was rated significantly lower in the acupuncture group (-25% ± 26% [day 15-day 0]; -24% ± 31% [day 33-day 0]) than in the control group (15% ± 6% [day 15-day 0]; 29% ± 9% [day 33-day 0]). From day 0 (before treatment) to day 15 (after 5 acupuncture treatments) as well as day 33 (after 10 acupuncture ...
Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the stimulation of points on the body through the insertion of very thin, solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin to achieve a therapeutic effect. Anatomical acupuncture refers to the approach taken today by western-trained healthcare providers, and combines the knowledge of traditional acupuncture with western-learned anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Acupuncture points on the body are places where nerves, muscles and connective tissue can be stimulated, and this stimulation increases blood flow while at the same time triggering the activity of our own bodys natural painkillers. Acupuncture encourages natural healing and can improve your mood and energy. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications and an adjunct to physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment techniques. Our practitioners have received their training in acupuncture from such ...
BACKGROUND: In a large randomised trial in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR), acupuncture was superior compared to sham acupuncture and rescue medication. The aim of this paper is to describe the characteristics of the trials participating physicians and to describe the trial intervention in accordance with the STRICTA (Standards for Reporting Interventions in Controlled Trials of Acupuncture) guidelines, to make details of the trial intervention more transparent to researchers and physicians. METHODS: ACUSAR (ACUpuncture in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis) was a three-armed, randomised, controlled multicentre trial. 422 SAR patients were randomised to semi-standardised acupuncture plus rescue medication (RM, cetirizine), sham acupuncture plus RM or RM alone. We sent a questionnaire to trial physicians in order to evaluate their characteristics regarding their education about and experience in providing acupuncture. During the trial, acupuncturists were asked to diagnose all of their ...
... is a treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese acupuncture usually is done by putting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body to produce energy flow along the bodys meridians; other types of acupuncture may use heat, pressure, or mild electrical current to stimulate energy flow along these meridians.. Some people may use acupuncture to treat substance use disorder, fibromyalgia, back pain, and many other conditions. There is some evidence that acupuncture may stimulate the production of the bodys natural painkillers (endorphins, serotonin, and acetylcholine).. In general, acupuncture is safe when done by a certified acupuncturist. A state license ensures that the acupuncturist has a certain level of training and follows certain practice guidelines, such as using sterilized needles that are disposed of after one use. In the United States, acupuncture needles are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as therapeutic ...
Acupuncture effectively treats many health challenges:. Womens Menopausal Challenges: Women who are struggling with hot flashes, weight gain, dizziness, insomnia, and fatigue can be helped immensely with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, relaxation skills, and whole food nutrition. Chronic and acute pain can be relieved and reduced through acupuncture, herbs, whole food nutrition, and stress reduction. Simply put, digestive disharmonies love acupuncture and herbal medicine if one is willing to master their stress levels and eat right. Colds and flus are readily treated with acupuncture and herbs when combined with the right nutritional support. Acupuncture, herbs, and moxibustion were made for strengthening your immune system. Hay fever and seasonal allergies can be greatly reduced. Promoting fertility in men and women is one of acupunctures greatest benefits. Stress relief and the ability to relieve and resolve depression are key areas of health that acupuncture can positively improve. ...
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The Acupuncture Clinic receives many inquiries as to what conditions acupuncture is actually used for.. Many people have the limited idea that it is only be used to treat back pain or weight loss. In fact acupuncture treatment is used to address numerous complaints.. Michelle Chetty, office manager of Ponsonby Acupuncture Clinic in Auckland also receives numerous calls asking what acupuncture can treat and over the years has come up with the simple answer. She says "Acupuncture most nearly treats everything that you would go to the doctor for".. Below is a small list of some of the conditions that people have sought acupuncture for.. ...
Acupuncture is widely applied all over the world. Although the neurobiological underpinnings of acupuncture still remain unclear, accumulating evidence indicates significant alteration of brain activities in response to acupuncture. In particular, activities of brain regions in the default mode network (DMN) are modulated by acupuncture. DMN is crucial for maintaining physiological homeostasis and its functional architecture becomes disrupted in various disorders. But how acupuncture modulates brain functions and whether such modulation constitutes core mechanisms of acupuncture treatment are far from clear. This Perspective integrates recent literature on interactions between acupuncture and functional networks including the DMN, and proposes a back-translational research strategy to elucidate brain mechanisms of acupuncture treatment.
In the traditional Ancient Chinese (TCM**) way of thinking, internal medicine was an integral part of the treatment and supported the acupuncture needling (or any other method of point stimulation), along with dietary advice for better health. Modern Western acupuncture is in danger of forgetting this important ingredient. In Ancient China, this internal medical support for acupuncture was provided by Chinese Herbs (and some other less acceptable medicines). There is no reason why Western Herbs or even Homeopathy should not provide this essential internal medicine support, if properly integrated. Chris Day. the Acupuncture vet at AVMC, uses internal medicine in support of needling... In Ancient China, spinal manipulation was also used alongside acupuncture. This is also often neglected by modern Western veterinary acupuncturists (acupuncture vets), to the detriment of patients in the opinion of the AVMC. Every patient presented to the acupuncture vet at the AVMC, whether at the premises or ...
Acupuncture is a method of treating pain or any disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points of the skin which are believed to relieve pain, prevent diseases and also boost general health. The Holistic Wellness Center of Charlotte specializes in the following therapies:- Electro-acupuncture, Acupressure, Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy and various other therapies that come in handy for several disorders and syndromes including cancer, diabetes mellitus, infertility, sexual dysfunction, obesity, hypothyroidism, arthritis, anxiety and various others. Besides diseases, acupuncture is also known to relieve people from mental and physical problems. Charlotte Acupuncture Therapy is sure to help you with that as they specialize in acupuncture treatment which lets you lead a healthy and carefree life again. There are many advantages of this treatment and are mentioned below for your reference. Firstly, acupuncture can be preferred to pain medication, as acupuncture releases endorphins in ...
Natural News) Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese practitioners used it to treat a variety of ailments, especially those which caused pain. In the U.S., the rise of holistic treatments has revived the demand for acupuncture. It is currently used to treat multiple conditions ranging from digestive problems to sleep disorders. Now, studies reveal that acupuncture could also be used to address polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). A meta-analysis published in the journal Medicine evaluated the effects of acupuncture treatment on PCOS. A statistical analysis of the results of 27 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) revealed that acupuncture can improve hormone levels when used together with PCOS medication. It also improved fasting insulin levels in four different trials.. To search for studies with relevant data, the researchers used several databases and screened 1,024 articles related to acupuncture and PCOS. They found 27 RCTs that passed their criteria for analysis; ...
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Some recent research has shown Acupuncture to help patients suffering depression by reducing the side effects of drugs, and helping SSRIs to work. It is believed that Acupuncture has a positive affect on regulating the nervous system as well as reducing inflammation, which benefits depression sufferers.. Here is an extract from their research findings.. Acupuncture can accelerate the onset of the effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in patients with depression and can reduce drug side-effects. The benefits of acupuncture in this group can also be measured objectively in terms of increased serum serotonin (5-HT) levels and regulation of the balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. In a Chinese study, 126 patients with depression were randomly divided into a medicine only group and an acupuncture-plus-medicine group, and treated for six weeks. All patients received acupuncture at the same points; Taichong LIV-3, Ququan LIV- 8, Qimen LIV-14, Danzhong REN-17, Shuigou ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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"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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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 for polycystic ovarian syndrome. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016-05-03, (5): CD007689. ISSN 1469- ...
Lee MS, Shin BC, Kong JC, Ernst E (August 2008). "Effectiveness of acupuncture for Parkinson's disease: a systematic review". ... There is no evidence to substantiate that acupuncture and practice of Qigong, or T'ai chi, have any effect on the course of the ...
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 ...
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  • 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. (
  • That underscores the powerful effect of placebo that is associated with any type of physical modality, including acupuncture," he said. (
  • Egorova N, Gollub RL, Kong J. Repeated verum but not placebo acupuncture normalizes connectivity in brain regions dysregulated in chronic pain. (
  • 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) . (
  • Randomised and pseudo randomised trials in all languages were included in the review provided they were testing acupuncture compared to placebo or another intervention in adults with lateral elbow pain (tennis elbow). (
  • A second randomized controlled trial demonstrated needle acupuncture to be more likely to result in overall participant reported improvement than placebo in the short term (RR = 0.09 95% CI 0.01 to 0.64) (Haker 1990a). (
  • A randomized controlled trial of laser acupuncture versus placebo demonstrated no differences between laser acupuncture and placebo with respect to overall benefit (Haker 1990b). (
  • It seems that acupuncture is little or no more than a theatrical placebo. (
  • Colquhoun D, Novella S. Acupuncture is theatrical placebo. (
  • Dr. Novella has done an excellent job exposing acupuncture as nothing more than a placebo, and a sometimes dangerous one at that. (
  • The purpose of this randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was to explore the effects of an eight-week, once weekly acupuncture protocol that specifically targets the CAIP on soluble markers of inflammation and plasma lipoproteins. (
  • The study used a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial design to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an 8-week course of CAIP-based acupuncture in persons with HIV-related inflammation. (
  • Some research results suggest acupuncture can alleviate pain, though the majority of research suggests that acupuncture's effects are mainly due to the placebo effect. (
  • If this journal were ever to conclude that acupuncture is a placebo, it would destroy the journal and the livelihoods of many of the people who write for it. (
  • Researchers don't fully understand how acupuncture works. (
  • Western researchers have found that the acupuncture points correspond to points on the skin having less electrical resistance than other skin areas. (
  • Since the 1970s, Western researchers have known that one of the ways acupuncture works is by releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkillers. (
  • In a series of classic experiments, researchers hooked together the circulatory systems of two animals, but performed acupuncture on only one. (
  • 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 . (
  • The researchers are not sure how acupuncture might have reduced allergy symptoms. (
  • 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. (
  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. (
  • Acupuncture researchers have struggled to comply for several reasons. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers say the increased chance of pregnancy equates in absolute terms to ten women needing to be treated with acupuncture to bring about one additional pregnancy. (
  • Although current estimates of the effects of adjuvant acupuncture on in vitro fertilisation are significant and clinically relevant, they are still somewhat preliminary,' the researchers conclude. (
  • Researchers speculate that needling the acupuncture points on the rib cage area may help relax muscles involved in breathing. (
  • Researchers who compared the various reviews concluded that acupuncture improves pain and function of the lower back. (
  • For this reason, Bridges supports the study researchers' use of ear acupuncture, rather than body acupuncture. (
  • 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. (
  • Researchers say acupuncture, which has been around for thousands of years, can give cancer patients a wide range of benefits. (
  • The researchers concluded that the difference was negligible, and that acupuncture at the time of follicle stimulation and embryo transfer does not affect live birth rates. (
  • Researchers are continuing to examine the mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts these effects. (
  • Researchers say acupuncture therapy could be useful in treating symptoms and causes of carpal tunnel and other chronic pain ailments. (
  • The researchers said the acupuncture helped reduce symptoms by "remapping" the brain. (
  • Researchers conducted studies in 2012 and 2016 and reported that study participants experienced pain relief after receiving acupuncture. (
  • The effectiveness of acupuncture analgesia has already been established in clinical studies. (
  • 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. (
  • In childbirth, acupuncture analgesia may ease labour pain and also reduce the duration of labour. (
  • Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia. (
  • During the last decades, our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development. (
  • Acupuncture analgesia is manifested only when the intricate feeling (soreness, numbness, heaviness and distension) of acupuncture in patients occurs following acupuncture manipulation. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Among these, the opioid peptides and their receptors in Arc-PAG-NRM-spinal dorsal horn pathway play a pivotal role in mediating acupuncture analgesia. (
  • CCK-8 antagonizes acupuncture analgesia. (
  • The individual differences of acupuncture analgesia are associated with inherited genetic factors and the density of CCK receptors. (
  • 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. (
  • Although these data were largely obtained from the studies on acupuncture analgesia, it is reasonable to presume that acupuncture is capable of modulating the brain functions through the regulation of central neurotransmitters/modu-lators, because all the acupuncture-influenced neurotransmitters/modulators participate directly or indirectly in neural regulation in almost all aspects. (
  • Cao LQ, Wang T ( 1989 ) The change of the concentration of substance P in the rats "channel" "point" skin and plasma in the acupuncture analgesia. (
  • Chen J, Liu GP, Tang Y ( 2003 ) The role of central and peripheral 5-HT, 5-HIAA in the after-effect of acupuncture analgesia. (
  • Chen Z, Shi H, Wu G, Zheng X, Xu W ( 1995 ) Influence of SmI lesion on acupuncture-induced analgesia in thalamic Pf neurons and effects of iontophoretic ACh on their nociceptive responses. (
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia 116:1360-1363, 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. (
  • A diverse array of neurotransmitters and receptors contribute to acupuncture analgesia including opioids, glutamate and NMDA receptors, serotonin and cholecystokinins. (
  • In 2010, Nedergaard discovered the role of the adenosine molecule in acupuncture-induced analgesia. (
  • Acupuncture is considered an alternative or complementary medicine at this time. (
  • Acupuncture is often considered a complementary medicine as opposed to an alternative one. (
  • 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 . (
  • After Zeng published controversial and self-admittedly "misleading" advertisements of it in 1991, the 28th World Congress of Acupuncture and Complementary Medicine, which was supposed to have taken place in Singapore, changed its host country to the Republic of China. (
  • In September 2012 FSM was involved in lobbying the Australian Health Minister, Tanya Plibersek, to expand the chief medical officer's study into complementary medicine to include chiropractic and acupuncture. (
  • A 2016 review found that scientists ran poorly designed studies or came to no solid conclusions when looking at the use of acupuncture for fertility problems in males. (
  • As of April 1, 2016, New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) became part of MCPHS University. (
  • 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. (
  • Acupuncture stimulates the body's immune and healing systems. (
  • Stimulating the body's own healing process, Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old traditional medicinal process. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • To be sure of what acupuncture can and can't do to treat endometriosis, more clinical research studies are necessary. (
  • Current clinical research is validating that acupuncture is an effective choice for certain health conditions. (
  • Previous studies have produced mixed results, and clinical guidelines for the use of acupuncture are conflicting. (
  • Senior author John Longhurst, a cardiologist and UCI professor of medicine, says the clinical study comes after nearly 10 years of bench research into the effect of acupuncture on high blood pressure. (
  • There have been clinical studies evaluating if acupuncture actually works. (
  • Our Acupuncture training is taught with part lecture and part workshop style - so you start getting clinical practice from day one. (
  • 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. (
  • Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3000 years with beneficial clinical effects on many disorders [ 1 ]. (
  • There is sufficient evidence of the value of acupuncture to expand its application into conventional medicine and to encourage further studies of its physiological and clinical values [ 2 ]. (
  • Several clinical trials in cancer patients and other populations suggest that acupuncture improves sleep. (
  • Several clinical trials show that acupuncture reduces fatigue, including cancer-related fatigue. (
  • A systematic review concluded that the analgesic effect of acupuncture seemed to lack clinical relevance and could not be clearly distinguished from bias. (
  • The trials are considered to be one of the largest clinical studies in the field of acupuncture. (
  • Already by 1974, the Academy of Clinical Acupuncture had given over 700 physicians a formal education in both Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture. (
  • These conclusions are limited by methodological considerations such as the type of acupuncture (acupuncture vs electroacupuncture), the site of intervention, the low number of clinical trials and the small sample size of the included studies. (
  • Japanese Acupuncture: A Clinical Guide. (
  • There is currently no conclusive evidence to suggest that acupuncture does or does not improve fertility. (
  • In 2001, a review found insufficient evidence to support equine acupuncture. (
  • The German acupuncture trials (German: GERAC-Studien) were a series of nationwide acupuncture trials set up in 2001 and published in 2006 on behalf of several German statutory health insurance companies because of a dispute as to the usefulness of acupuncture. (
  • 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. (
  • As a complementary therapy for people living with cancer, the strongest evidence for acupuncture is helping ease nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. (
  • Acupuncture as adjuvant therapy in thalamic syndrome: case report. (
  • During acupuncture therapy no analgesic medication was allowed. (
  • The acupuncture group had less difficulty in performing 11 out of 12 daily activities, yet there were no changes reported by the physical therapy group. (
  • But I think a combination of acupuncture and physical therapy is probably the best approach," he tells WebMD. (
  • This study, which scientists conducted in over 800 women, does not support the use of acupuncture as a complementary therapy for infertility. (
  • Another group was given the acupuncture therapy in an ankle on the opposite side of their affected wrist. (
  • 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. (
  • For more information, visit . (
  • Absolute PhysioCare and Sports Rehab has recently announced that it will now be offering Burnaby Acupuncture Therapy for clients. (
  • not just acupuncture, but also extensive study of Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Chinese tuina massage and healing Qigong. (
  • Acupuncture and Related Techniques in Physical Therapy. (
  • Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. (
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). (
  • He started around forty-five schools teaching massage and acupuncture to other blind people, resulting in the prevalent association in Japan between blindness and physical therapy. (
  • 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). (
  • In 2006, a systematic review of veterinary acupuncture found "no compelling evidence to recommend or reject acupuncture for any condition in domestic animals", citing trials with, on average, low methodological quality or trials that are in need of independent replication. (
  • Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal consultations. (
  • Acupuncture & Massage College's Chinese New Year celebration includes free mini-massages, horoscope readings, free lunch, and a giveaway raffle! (
  • For additional information about Acupuncture & Massage College's Chinese New Year Celebration call Dr. Richard Browne or visit . (
  • Acupuncture & Massage College in Miami, Florida, is an accredited institution, recognized as a leader in natural health education. (
  • Other acupuncture techniques include moxabustion (application of heat), Chinese massage (Tui Na), exercise, diet, herbs, and cupping (where a cup is applied to the skin, and the pressure in the cup is decreased, drawing the skin and muscles up into the cup). (
  • In Japan, acupuncture was largely practised by massage therapists, which meant that it was not highly regarded in classical medicine nor, in particular, at university medical schools. (
  • Evidence for yoga, acupuncture, and massage is insufficient. (
  • The School's courses are recognised by the following organisations: Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) Health Services Union - Professional Branch (HSU-PB) National Herbalists' Association of Australia (NHAA) Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria (CMRBV) The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA) Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) Association of Massage Therapists (AMT) Massage Association of Australia (MAA). (
  • Careers open to them included acupuncture, massage, and playing music on the koto or the shamisen. (
  • The science of acupuncture aims to record down the technique, the regulation of clinic and its basic theory. (
  • Essex Acupuncture is a Acupuncture Clinic & Wellness Center located in Montclair, New Jersey. (
  • If you think like the Chinese, you may want to visit your acupuncture clinic regularly to maintain an optimal flow of Qi, and to maintain really good health. (
  • More and more insurance companies are giving coverage for visits to an acupuncture clinic, and this should be explored. (
  • Here at the Eastern Scholars Clinic - we have changed this, and have designed the best acupuncture training course you can find - joining from mid-course is welcome! (
  • The Evanston student acupuncture clinic is located at 1601 Sherman Ave, ste 200, Chicago, IL 60201. (
  • She appears regularly on TV and radio to talk about women's health and natural the founder and Clinic Director of the YinOva Center, one of the largest acupuncture clinics in the United States. (
  • The college also has a community clinic, in conjunction with other agencies and as a member of the Coalition of Community Clinics, which offers low-cost naturopathic care and acupuncture in the Portland metropolitan area. (
  • 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. (
  • Among the patients who got better, a higher percentage of the acupuncture recipients showed "great improvement. (
  • A new study suggests that a form of acupuncture may benefit patients with high blood pressure and lower their risk of stroke and heart disease. (
  • He pointed to another study that included patients with moderate to severe knee OA who were acupuncture naive and had not had any interventions in the prior 6 months. (
  • Auricular acupuncture diagnosis in patients with lumbar hernia. (
  • January 23, 2009 - Acupuncture is at least as effective as prophylactic drugs for migraine and may also benefit some patients with frequent tension-type headache, 2 large reviews conclude. (
  • Six trials, including 2 large trials with 401 and 1715 patients, which compared acupuncture prophylaxis with acute care, found that after up to 4 months of acupuncture, patients had fewer headaches. (
  • 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. (
  • Acupuncture is used by 1 in 5 fibromyalgia patients within 2 years of diagnosis. (
  • 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. (
  • What can acupuncture help patients with? (
  • Patients experience acupuncture differently. (
  • For most patients, acupuncture is painless. (
  • 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. (
  • What we did was look at all the AEs reported in studies that involved needle acupuncture and found that 170 of 1487 patients equaled 11.4%," Dr. Adams told Medscape Medical News . (
  • These values included patients treated who did not receive needle acupuncture. (
  • Of those, 33 reports focused entirely on pediatric acupuncture patients. (
  • Studies in patients with peripheral neuropathy show that acupuncture improves nerve signaling. (
  • The number of patients randomized was one of the largest ever for acupuncture trials. (
  • An average of 322 patients per month received acupuncture, and an average of 284 were treated with other forms of traditional medicine. (
  • The conclusions of many trials and numerous systematic reviews of acupuncture are largely inconsistent, which suggests that it is not effective. (
  • The trials also had a negative impact on acupuncture in the international community. (
  • The Cochrane Collaboration, a group of evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviewers, reviewed eleven randomized controlled trials on the use of electroacupuncture at the P6 acupuncture point to control chemotherapy-induced nausea or vomiting. (
  • Vickers was the lead author of a 2012 meta-analysis of 29 acupuncture trials published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. (
  • A fourth included trial published in Chinese demonstrated no difference between Vitamin B12 injection plus acupuncture, and Vitamin B12 injection alone (Wang 1997). (
  • In 1997, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a 12-member panel to evaluate the numerous studies that had been done of acupuncture in other medical conditions. (
  • Acupuncture is the second studio album by Doldrums, released on February 24, 1997, by Kranky. (
  • There are, however, a variety of theories that attempt to explain the mechanism of acupuncture. (
  • Western scientists have been trying to study the mechanism of acupuncture for years and have come up with several hypotheses, she said. (
  • To test the anti-inflammatory effects of an acupuncture protocol that targets the cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway (CAIP), a neural mechanism whose activation has been shown to reduce the release of proinflammatory cytokines, in persons with HIV-associated inflammation. (
  • This review focused on the central mechanism of acupuncture in modulating various autonomic responses, which might provide neurobiological foundations for acupuncture effects. (
  • In this review, the underlying central mechanism of acupuncture-induced autonomic modulation is discussed based on basic studies that have been published in the past 5 years. (
  • FSN and traditional acupuncture may both share the same mechanism of action in terms of the measurable or physiological effects they relate on the body. (
  • According to the World Health Organization, there are 47 specific disorders treatable by acupuncture. (
  • A growing number of people are seeking alternatives to antidepressant medications, and new research suggests that acupuncture could be a promising option. (
  • Medical News Today also recently learned about a study published in the journal Endocrinology that suggests acupuncture acts in a similar way to psychiatric drugs when used to treat chronic stress . (
  • Naturopathy or naturopathic medicine is a form of alternative medicine employing a wide array of 'natural' modalities, including homeopathy, herbalism, and acupuncture, as well as diet and lifestyle counseling. (
  • I started my career with magnetic therapies by learning acupuncture through a UCLA program for physicians. (
  • Acupuncture has been used throughout the world unlike other forms of alternative and traditional therapies that have been confined to their national or cultural context. (
  • As there are no side effects, acupuncture works well alone or as an adjunct to other therapies. (
  • To reach their "full potential," clinicians need to "fully integrate" conventional medicine with alternative therapies, which includes acupuncture, Dr Ahadian told meeting delegates. (
  • 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. (
  • Morning sickness, postoperative vomiting, and nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy may be treated with acupuncture. (
  • 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. (
  • A review study published in 2018 in BMC Complementary Alternative and Medicine by Bong Hyun Kim compared different acupuncture protocols for treating dye eye syndromes. (
  • During the second trimester, acupuncture can help maintain balance, alleviate heartburn, hemorrhoids and stress. (
  • The closest answer would be that acupuncture could help some women deal with the discomfort of endometriosis, but more studies are necessary. (
  • In six of the studies, an acupuncture session was given just before the fertilised embryo was implanted back into the mother and another straight after. (
  • In addition to our Master of Acupuncture degree program , we also offer a Certificate in Chinese Herbal Studies program . (
  • 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. (
  • Studies have revealed that acupuncture is very effective in treating TMJ. (
  • Additional studies have suggested that acupuncture might be beneficial for anxiety, depression, dizziness and urinary problems. (
  • Previous studies, including research conducted at MD Anderson, examined acupuncture to treat xerostomia after it developed, explained Cohen. (
  • The current pediatric acupuncture safety literature is limited to case reports and small studies or the inclusion of small numbers of children in predominantly adult studies. (
  • To produce convincing risk estimates for pediatric acupuncture, prospective large-scale pediatric studies and standardized reporting criteria are needed," they conclude. (
  • An increasing number of studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can control autonomic nerve system (ANS) functions including blood pressure, pupil size, skin conductance, skin temperature, muscle sympathetic nerve activities, heart rate and/or pulse rate, and heart rate variability. (
  • MRI studies show that acupuncture causes changes in the brain that reflect changes in the body. (
  • Electroacupuncture is also variously termed EA, electro-acupuncture or incorporated under the generic term electrotherapy. (
  • People who suffer from headaches have also found some relief through acupuncture. (
  • 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. (
  • Finally, the study found that the additional benefit of acupuncture depended on how successful IVF was overall. (
  • It has also been found that among other biological actions, the release of endorphins, dopamine and serotonin are directly stimulated by acupuncture. (
  • Amazingly, we found references to a few acupuncture points in turtles, so myself and a second acupuncture trained veterinarian began with these. (
  • I found an excellent article blasting acupuncture, which calls it a "theatrical procedure. (
  • Research from 2017 found that there was not enough evidence to support using acupuncture to treat infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. (
  • An overview of Cochrane reviews found that acupuncture is not effective for a wide range of conditions. (
  • For extra points the tables follow the numbering scheme found in A Manual of Acupuncture. (
  • In general, acupuncture enhances the activity of the endogenous opioid peptides, serotonin, dopamine, ACh, and inhibitory amino acids such as γ-aminobutyric acid (GABa), glycine, taurine, and lactamine, while it attenuates the activity of noradrenalin and excitatory amino acids including glutamate and aspartic acid. (
  • The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. (
  • From a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) perspective, veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. (
  • 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. (
  • Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. (
  • The tradition of acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body and this energy can be channelized to create balance and health. (
  • The needle made of metal could reach the part of the body which the needle made of stone could not do, thus further improving acupuncture. (
  • In the foundation of acupuncture, the imbalance of this energy at various points in the body is the cause of illness. (
  • Hand acupuncture is a recently developed type of microreflex system that can be used exclusively or in addition to body acupuncture. (
  • 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. (
  • Casagrande utilized the tenets of acupuncture: treat the points of blockage and let relief ripple throughout the body. (
  • The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is a self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. (
  • The BAcC was formed in June 1995 by the unification of five member acupuncture groups of its precursor body,the Council For Acupuncture (CFA 1980-1995). (
  • citation needed] Since 1955, the French advisory body Académie Nationale de Médecine (National Academy of Medicine) has accepted acupuncture as part of medical practice. (
  • Physiotherapists are also required to be current members of an approved acupuncture association as body piercing is not part of the entry level curriculum for state registered physiotherapists regulated by the Health Professions Council. (
  • Acupuncture Body piercing Traditional Malaysian Jewellery. (
  • Since the early 1970s, acupuncture has gradually become more accepted in the United States. (
  • In the 1970s and 1980s most infections associated with acupuncture were sporadic cases involving pyogenic bacteria. (
  • Acupuncture has developed since the 1970s. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • Scalp acupuncture distinguishes a yin somatotope at the front of the scalp and a yang somatotope at the back of the scalp. (
  • Thomas Schockert, "What can be achieved by using Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)? (