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.Antigens, Differentiation, Myelomonocytic: Surface antigens expressed on myeloid cells of the granulocyte-monocyte-histiocyte series during differentiation. Analysis of their reactivity in normal and malignant myelomonocytic cells is useful in identifying and classifying human leukemias and lymphomas.Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Inflammation of the BRONCHIOLES leading to an obstructive lung disease. Bronchioles are characterized by fibrous granulation tissue with bronchial exudates in the lumens. Clinical features include a nonproductive cough and DYSPNEA.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.Dystrophin-Associated Proteins: A group of proteins that associate with DYSTROPHIN at the CELL MEMBRANE to form the DYSTROPHIN-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN COMPLEX.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.Cimetidine: A histamine congener, it competitively inhibits HISTAMINE binding to HISTAMINE H2 RECEPTORS. Cimetidine has a range of pharmacological actions. It inhibits GASTRIC ACID secretion, as well as PEPSIN and GASTRIN output.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.Ciliary Arteries: Three groups of arteries found in the eye which supply the iris, pupil, sclera, conjunctiva, and the muscles of the iris.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.Histoplasma: A mitosporic Onygenales fungal genus causing HISTOPLASMOSIS in humans and animals. Its single species is Histoplasma capsulatum which has two varieties: H. capsulatum var. capsulatum and H. capsulatum var. duboisii. Its teleomorph is AJELLOMYCES capsulatus.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.Ligaments, Articular: Fibrous cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE that attach bones to each other and hold together the many types of joints in the body. Articular ligaments are strong, elastic, and allow movement in only specific directions, depending on the individual joint.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.
(1/120) State of complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research: executive summary of a workshop.

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)

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

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)

(3/120) Acupuncture for general veterinary practice.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)

(8/120) 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.

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 has also been used on competitive animals, such as those involved in racing and showing. Veterinary acupuncture has ... Veterinary acupuncture is the practice of performing acupuncture on animals. Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) has ... "Veterinary Acupuncture". International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Retrieved 11 April 2013. Magden ER, Haller RL, Thiele EJ ... In 2006, a systematic review of veterinary acupuncture found "no compelling evidence to recommend or reject acupuncture for any ...
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Cosmetic acupuncture is the use of acupuncture in an attempt to reduce wrinkles on the face. Bee venom acupuncture is a ... individualized acupuncture is not better in reducing symptoms than formula acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a toothpick ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ... systematic review of randomised clinical trials with acupuncture, placebo acupuncture, and no acupuncture groups". BMJ. 338: ...
*  Acupuncture (album)
Acupuncture (booklet). Doldrums. Chicago, Illinois: Kranky. 1997. Acupuncture at Discogs (list of releases). ... Acupuncture is the second studio album by Doldrums, released on February 24, 1997, by Kranky. All music composed by Doldrums. ... Adapted from the Acupuncture liner notes. Doldrums Justin Chearno - guitar, recording Bill Kellum - bass guitar, recording Matt ...
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... is the weed and the acupuncture point is the crack. The possibility of the impact is total, connecting human ... Just as the practice of acupuncture is aimed at relieving stress in the human body, the goal of urban acupuncture is to relieve ... Urban acupuncture is a socio-environmental theory that combines contemporary urban design with traditional Chinese acupuncture ... 2010, December). "Urban Acupuncture: Marco Casagrande." University of Portsmouth. "Urban Acupuncture," Urban Applications, 2013 ...
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... , also known as Koryo hand acupuncture, is a modern system of acupuncture, created by Yu Tae-u in the 1970s, in ... Hand acupuncture is popular among the general population as a form of self-medication in Korea, and has adherents in Japan and ... Korean hand acupuncture is different from American hand reflexology, another form of alternative medicine. Yu, T'ae-u (1988). ... San Mateo, CA : Distributed by the Koryo Hand Acupuncture Institute of America. Retrieved 13 August 2016. Selin, Helaine (2006- ...
*  Fire needle acupuncture
... also known as fire needling is an acupuncture technique which involves quickly inserting a red hot ... Zhang Y, Peng W, Clarke J, Liu Z (2010). "Acupuncture for uterine fibroids". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (Systematic review) (1 ... unreliable medical source?]Cui-lan Yan (January 1997). The Treatment of External Diseases with Acupuncture and Moxibustion. ... Fire needling combines conventional acupuncture and cauterization with heated needles therapy. The technique has been present ...
*  Acupuncture in Medicine
... is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal covering aspects of acupuncture and related techniques. ... Acupuncture in Medicine] suffers from a fatal conflict of interest. If this journal were ever to conclude that acupuncture is a ... "Is acupuncture a medical sham or a genuine treatment?". MIMS News. Retrieved 2017-01-14. Colquhoun, David (11 November 2008). " ... "Acupuncture in Medicine". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2016. Official website ...
*  Regulation of acupuncture
"British Acupuncture Council". "The British Medical Acupuncture Society". "Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists ... Regulation of acupuncture is done by governmental bodies to ensure safe practice. In Japan, acupuncture practitioners are ... The trials also had a negative impact on acupuncture in the international community. Traditional/lay acupuncture is not a ... Premises and each practitioner offering acupuncture must be licensed. As there is no formal certification of acupuncture, ...
*  American Acupuncture Council
The American Acupuncture Council is a provider of medical malpractice insurance for acupuncture. It claims to be the largest ... and oldest provider of acupuncture insurance in the United States. Official website. ...
*  British Acupuncture Council
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is a self-regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture in the UK. With ... For more information about the regulation of acupuncture in the UK and worldwide, see the article Regulation of acupuncture. ... the Council For Acupuncture (CFA 1980-1995). The five original groups were: The Chung San Acupuncture Society The British ... The British Acupuncture Association and Register was founded in 1961 with the other four groups being founded between 1984 and ...
*  German acupuncture trials
The trials were conducted using sham acupuncture. No significant differences between acupuncture and sham acupuncture were ... The German acupuncture trials (German: GERAC-Studien) were a series of nationwide acupuncture trials set up in 2001 and ... No significant differences between acupuncture and sham acupuncture were found in any trial. However, the trials also found ... Referencing this study: "Verum (or true) acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatments are no different in decreasing pain levels ...
*  Society for Acupuncture Research
The Society for Acupuncture Research is a Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based medical society dedicated to advancing research ... Weiss, Rick (1996-03-30). "FDA REMOVES BAR TO COVERAGE OF ACUPUNCTURE BY INSURANCE". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved ... into acupuncture and related interventions. It was founded in 1993 by Patricia Culliton, Hannah Bradford, and Stephen Birch, ...
*  List of acupuncture points
... and scalp acupuncture points, and published Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature in 1993, focused on the 361 classical acupuncture ... This model achieved wide acceptance and today virtually every book on acupuncture refers to acupuncture points using it. The ... This article provides a comprehensive list of acupuncture points, locations on the body used in acupuncture, acupressure, and ... Each acupuncture point is identified by the meridian on which it is located and its number in the point sequence on that ...
*  Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture
Taking second place only to ear acupuncture, YNSA is today the most widely and frequently used form of acupuncture and is ... YSNA (Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture) is an acupuncture system developed in Japan by acupuncturist Toshikatsu Yamamoto. In the ... "Acupuncture for acute non-specific low back pain: a randomised, controlled, double-blind, placebo trial". Acupuncture in ... Acupuncture in Medicine. 32 (2): 109-15. doi:10.1136/acupmed-2013-010333. PMID 24316509. YNSA and Tail Acupuncture, Noriko ...
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... is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal covering acupuncture, electrotherapy, ... The editor-in-chief is Yoshaiki Omura (New York Medical College). The aim of the journal is "to make acupuncture and electro- ... "Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. ... "Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2017-01-03 ...
*  International Society of Acupuncture
The International Society of Acupuncture (Societe Internationale d'Acupuncture) is an international acupuncture research ...
*  International Academy of Medical Acupuncture
The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, founded in 1973 as Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, is a medical institute of ... Already by 1974, the Academy of Clinical Acupuncture had given over 700 physicians a formal education in both Chinese and ... In February, 1978 it changed its name to International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, when it started giving certification by ... http://www.iama.edu/Academy/Academy_Content.htm http://www.iama.edu/ Official website Acupuncture Titles and Abbreviations. ...
*  Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
One aspect of acupuncture that I find illustrates quite well the fact that its development was not supported by evidence is ... "Is acupuncture a medical sham or a genuine treatment?". MIMS News. Retrieved 2017-01-14. S, Jason; Says, Ers (2014-08-25). "ACC ... The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering research related to ... This gall bladder meridian has even been the subject of published papers in journals such as the "Journal of Acupuncture and ...
*  Institute for Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The school is also a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and ... Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: Accredited Programs Archived 2010-07-07 at the Wayback Machine ... ICAOM's programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and approved by the ... The Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ICAOM), located in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, offers ...
*  American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), founded in 1981 and incorporated in 1983 as a 501(c)(6) ... "Bylaws of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine" (PDF). C.ymcdn.com. Retrieved 2014-02-25. "Links ot Dr ... The AAAOM's stated mission is to represent Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) practitioners and students and provide ... 1993: AAAOM splits into two organizations, the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and the Acupuncture and ...
*  Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) is the national accrediting agency recognized by the ... The Commission fosters excellence in acupuncture and Oriental medicine education by establishing policies and standards that ... US Department of Education Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine US Department of Education - [1][ ... U.S. Department of Education to accredit Master's-level programs in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. As an ...
*  American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Graduates from the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ... Minnesota requires passage of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) acupuncture ... The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program of the AAAOM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission ... The American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) was established in 1997 in response to the encouragement of ...
*  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
California has its own unique process for licensing handled through the State of California Acupuncture Board (SCAB). The ... The Practical Examination of Point Location Skills (PEPLS) was added as a component of NCCAOM's Acupuncture Examination in ... The Clean Needle Technique (CNT) portion was added to the acupuncture written examination two years later. The separately ... The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a non-profit organization in the United ...
*  DMOZ - Health: Alternative: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture.com Rich in resources on Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, qigong, tuina, ... "Health ... Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine" search on: AOL - Ask - Bing - DuckDuckGo - Gigablast - Google - ixquick - Yahoo - ... Acupuncture and Oriental medicine information for students and practitioners. Point tables, school listing, state laws, study ... Databases offer acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, case studies, and exam-like questions. Practice management tools ...
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The oldest known acupuncture texts are from China and date from 3,000 years ago. However, acupuncture has expanded into other ... Acupuncture used alongside orthodox western medicine is sometimes called Medical Acupuncture. Western acupuncturists may use ... This is done in modern times by inserting very fine needles to specific points on the body called acupuncture points. ... In recent years, Western medicine has become interested in acupuncture. ...
Ear acupuncture | Define Ear acupuncture at Dictionary.com  Ear acupuncture | Define Ear acupuncture at Dictionary.com
Ear acupuncture definition at Dictionary.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Look it up ...
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Acupuncture point financial definition of Acupuncture point  Acupuncture point financial definition of Acupuncture point
What is Acupuncture point? Meaning of Acupuncture point as a finance term. What does Acupuncture point mean in finance? ... Definition of Acupuncture point in the Financial Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. ... blunted needle intervention at the antiemetic acupuncture point, or acupuncture or acupressure at acupuncture points believed ... Third, we compared the effect of TENS or placebo-TENS over acupuncture points rather than TENS applied over non acupuncture ...
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portland acupuncture | portland moxibustion | tracy thorne  portland acupuncture | portland moxibustion | tracy thorne
Acupuncture or ice pack?. More and more, athletes are using acupuncture to recover quickly from injury. Tracy is currently the ... University of Portland Athletic Department and guest lectures at the University of Portland regarding the use of acupuncture ...
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Blog » Emerald Gate Acupuncture | Bellevue WA | Renee Benedict, EAMP  Blog » Emerald Gate Acupuncture | Bellevue WA | Renee Benedict, EAMP
Posted in Acupuncture , Tagged auricular acupuncture, ear , Comments Off on Auricular Acupuncture ... The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. ... Regardless of the means of stimulation, auricular acupuncture can be a very powerful addition to regular acupuncture treatments ... Microsystems also appear on foot and hand reflexology, facial acupuncture and scalp acupuncture. ...
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Blog » Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions | Acupuncture in Naples, FL  Blog » Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions | Acupuncture in Naples, FL
Posted in Acupuncture , Tagged auricular acupuncture, ear , Comments Off on Auricular Acupuncture ... Toni has provided much relief to me through acupuncture. The acupuncture was also a huge help when I first came home from the ... The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. ... 15% Discount for New Acupuncture Patients. All new acupuncture patients will receive 15% off their first visit. Just mention ...
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  • In the same way as with ear or mouth acupuncture, the entire organism is projected here on a defined area of the scalp. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scalp acupuncture distinguishes a yin somatotope at the front of the scalp and a yang somatotope at the back of the scalp. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thomas Schockert, "What can be achieved by using Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA)? (wikipedia.org)
  • 2010 Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur Thomas Schockert and Florian Beissner, "Neurophysiological Correlates of the Effect of YNSA for Patients with Chronic Pain of the Locomotor System", 2011 Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA): Development, Principles, Safety, Effectiveness and Clinical Applications, Acupuncture - Clinical Practice, Particular Techniques and Special Issues Allam H, Mohammed NH (June 2013). (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2011 article in the New England Journal of Medicine cited a trial that showed the efficacy of Japanese-style acupuncture for endometriosis-related pain. (healthline.com)
  • Scientists have long explored the cause behind efficacy of acupuncture. (news-medical.net)
  • Additional randomised trials are needed to quantify findings further and investigate the relation between baseline rate of pregnancy and the efficacy of adjuvant acupuncture. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In the late 1990s, German healthcare regulators began to voice their doubts over the therapeutical usage of acupuncture, mostly because of the lack of reliable evidence regarding its therapeutic efficacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • This resulted in a heated debate, which led to Paul Rheinberger, Director of the Federal Committee of Physicians and Health Insurers, saying: "The higher the quality of clinical studies performed on acupuncture, the lesser the amount of evidence supporting its efficacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The science of acupuncture aims to record down the technique, the regulation of clinic and its basic theory. (cri.cn)
  • Regulation of acupuncture is done by governmental bodies to ensure safe practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • In many provinces that are not subject to government regulation, employers will require candidates qualify for membership at the local chapter of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada. (wikipedia.org)
  • For more information about the regulation of acupuncture in the UK and worldwide, see the article Regulation of acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • A team of researchers at the University of Southampton and the city's Princess Anne Hospital found that giving acupuncture around the time of embryo transfer achieved at live birth rate of 35 per cent. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • not just acupuncture, but also extensive study of Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy, Chinese tuina massage and healing Qigong. (wikipedia.org)
  • Basic concepts and fundamentals of traditional Chinese medicine, including herbal therapy, acupuncture, qigong and TCM approaches to common diseases. (dmoztools.net)
  • On the other hand, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture , which uses the body and mind's own mechanisms to combat depression , may be a safer first approach to less severe cases since innate systems are tweaked rather than radically altered. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been verified to make your own body produce balanced hormones, not too much, not too little. (selfgrowth.com)
  • Peter Deadman studied acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in England and China, and for the past 20 years has been in private practice in Brighton, England. (chiro.org)
  • In 2000, the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria, Australia (CMBV) was established as an independent government agency to oversee the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in the state. (wikipedia.org)
  • See S. T. Chang, The Complete Book of Acupuncture (1976) G. S. De Morant, Chinese Acupuncture (2 vol., tr. (infoplease.com)
  • Research on the mechanism of acupuncture began as early as 1976 with the introduction of the endorphin hypothesis and the gate control theory of pain, which accounts for the inhibition of nociceptive information via interneurons. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike conventional anesthesia, acupuncture does not reduce blood pressure or depress breathing in addition, the patient stays fully conscious and there is no postoperative hangover or nausea. (infoplease.com)
  • Fire needling combines conventional acupuncture and cauterization with heated needles therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • More than 40 clinical trials have shown that acupuncture reduces nausea following chemotherapy or surgery, said Ted Kaptchuk, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who is also a doctor of Chinese medicine. (latimes.com)
  • The conclusions of many trials and numerous systematic reviews of acupuncture are largely inconsistent, which suggests that it is not effective. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trials also had a negative impact on acupuncture in the international community. (wikipedia.org)
  • The trials are considered to be one of the largest clinical studies in the field of acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • The number of patients randomized was one of the largest ever for acupuncture trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • The procedure of acupuncture has been used to treat and relieve symptoms of a wide range of diseases and conditions. (news-medical.net)
  • acupuncture ăk´yo͝opŭng˝chər [ key ] , technique of traditional Chinese medicine, in which a number of very fine metal needles are inserted into the skin at specially designated points. (infoplease.com)
  • The traditional Chinese explanation of the effectiveness of acupuncture is based on the Taoist philosophy (see Taoism ), according to which good health depends on a free circulation of chi ( qi ), or life-force energy, throughout all the organs of the body. (infoplease.com)
  • A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. (drugs.com)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine considers acupuncture as a way to balance the qi (energy or life force). (healthline.com)
  • Urban acupuncture is a socio-environmental theory that combines contemporary urban design with traditional Chinese acupuncture,[self-published source] using small-scale interventions to transform the larger urban context. (wikipedia.org)
  • Traditional/lay acupuncture is not a regulated health profession. (wikipedia.org)
  • YNSA is a special form of traditional acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine books. (dmoztools.net)
  • Provides three, four, and five year academic programs in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. (dmoztools.net)
  • In addition acupuncture may also release pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins and serotonin to ease symptoms. (news-medical.net)
  • Researchers have also shown that acupuncture boosts levels of serotonin, which is often deficient in people with depression, and lowers levels of norepinephrine and dopamine, which are often elevated in sufferers of stress and pain. (latimes.com)
  • A diverse array of neurotransmitters and receptors contribute to acupuncture analgesia including opioids, glutamate and NMDA receptors, serotonin and cholecystokinins. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cosmetic acupuncture is designed to target certain 'zones' of the face and trigger collagen production so the treated area becomes smoother and appears more toned. (google.com)
  • Cosmetic acupuncture may not be as effective for those who want to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for good. (google.com)
  • This text presents a thorough view of classical acupuncture alongside the modern approach. (chiro.org)
  • Western researchers have found that the acupuncture points correspond to points on the skin having less electrical resistance than other skin areas. (infoplease.com)
  • In Western terms, the acupuncture points correspond to areas of decreased electrical resistance on the skin. (latimes.com)
  • A 2017 journal article indicated that, although literature suggests that pain can be reduced with acupuncture, more studies with adherence to best clinical practices are needed. (healthline.com)
  • To be sure of what acupuncture can and can't do to treat endometriosis, more clinical research studies are necessary. (healthline.com)
  • In one of the best studies, Dr. Tong J. Gan, director of clinical research in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center, showed last year that acupuncture on the wrist point was "as good as giving ondansetron," an anti-nausea drug, for postoperative nausea and vomiting. (latimes.com)
  • The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, founded in 1973 as Academy of Clinical Acupuncture, is a medical institute of higher learning in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Already by 1974, the Academy of Clinical Acupuncture had given over 700 physicians a formal education in both Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture, Massage and Herbal consultations. (google.com)
  • 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). (spineuniverse.com)
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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. (cri.cn)
  • Acupuncture points are situated in all areas of the body. (drugs.com)
  • The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. (philly.com)
  • Coursing electric current into the body between needles inserted into acupuncture points. (philly.com)
  • The tradition of acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body and this energy can be channelized to create balance and health. (news-medical.net)
  • But a growing body of evidence -- brain scans, ultrasound and other techniques -- shows that acupuncture triggers direct, measurable effects on the body, including perhaps, activation of precisely the regions of the brain that would be predicted by ancient Chinese theory. (latimes.com)
  • Acupuncture depends on the insertion of acupuncture needles at strategic points in the body. (ibtimes.com)
  • The theory behind acupuncture is that the insertion of acupuncture needles at these strategic points encourages the healing powers of the body. (ibtimes.com)
  • The skilled professional who is trained in acupuncture must know the strategic points in the body that will be useful when these needles are inserted. (ibtimes.com)
  • Casagrande utilized the tenets of acupuncture: treat the points of blockage and let relief ripple throughout the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fire needle acupuncture also known as fire needling is an acupuncture technique which involves quickly inserting a red hot needle into areas on the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Since 1955, the French advisory body Académie Nationale de Médecine (National Academy of Medicine) has accepted acupuncture as part of medical practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is a means of encouraging the body to activate its own healing abilities to restore normal function to problem areas. (dmoztools.net)
  • This is done in modern times by inserting very fine needles to specific points on the body called acupuncture points. (dmoztools.net)
  • Acupuncture practice is regulated by law in England and Wales for health and safety criteria under The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, which has been recently amended by the Local Government Act 2003. (wikipedia.org)