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.Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.Acupuncture, Ear: Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.Ear, Inner: The essential part of the hearing organ consists of two labyrinthine compartments: the bony labyrinthine and the membranous labyrinth. The bony labyrinth is a complex of three interconnecting cavities or spaces (COCHLEA; VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH; and SEMICIRCULAR CANALS) in the TEMPORAL BONE. Within the bony labyrinth lies the membranous labyrinth which is a complex of sacs and tubules (COCHLEAR DUCT; SACCULE AND UTRICLE; and SEMICIRCULAR DUCTS) forming a continuous space enclosed by EPITHELIUM and connective tissue. These spaces are filled with LABYRINTHINE FLUIDS of various compositions.Ear, External: The outer part of the hearing system of the body. It includes the shell-like EAR AURICLE which collects sound, and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE, and the EXTERNAL EAR CARTILAGES.Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.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.Ear Diseases: Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.Ear Canal: The narrow passage way that conducts the sound collected by the EAR AURICLE to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE.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.Ear Ossicles: A mobile chain of three small bones (INCUS; MALLEUS; STAPES) in the TYMPANIC CAVITY between the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and the oval window on the wall of INNER EAR. Sound waves are converted to vibration by the tympanic membrane then transmitted via these ear ossicles to the inner ear.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.Ear Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of any part of the hearing and equilibrium system of the body (the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR).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.Ear Auricle: The shell-like structure projects like a little wing (pinna) from the side of the head. Ear auricles collect sound from the environment.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.Penis: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.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.Cholesteatoma, Middle Ear: A mass of KERATIN-producing squamous EPITHELIUM that resembles an inverted (suck-in) bag of skin in the MIDDLE EAR. It arises from the eardrum (TYMPANIC MEMBRANE) and grows into the MIDDLE EAR causing erosion of EAR OSSICLES and MASTOID that contains the INNER EAR.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.Tympanic Membrane: An oval semitransparent membrane separating the external EAR CANAL from the tympanic cavity (EAR, MIDDLE). It contains three layers: the skin of the external ear canal; the core of radially and circularly arranged collagen fibers; and the MUCOSA of the middle ear.Round Window, Ear: Fenestra of the cochlea, an opening in the basal wall between the MIDDLE EAR and the INNER EAR, leading to the cochlea. It is closed by a secondary tympanic membrane.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.Ear Cartilage: Cartilage of the EAR AURICLE and the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL.Spatial Analysis: Techniques which study entities using their topological, geometric, or geographic properties.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.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)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.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.Xerostomia: Decreased salivary flow.Ear Deformities, Acquired: Distortion or disfigurement of the ear caused by disease or injury after birth.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.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.Dysmenorrhea: Painful menstruation.
(1/22) The role of acupuncture in controlling the gagging reflex using a review of ten cases.

The gagging reflex is a physiological reaction which safeguards the airway from foreign bodies. In some people this response is exaggerated to the extent that the acceptance/provision of dental treatment is not possible. The aim of this paper is to review the role of acupuncture in controlling gagging as a safe, cheap, quick and relatively non-invasive technique. METHOD: Ten people agreed to try ear acupuncture to control gagging during dental treatment. Prior to treatment the severity of gagging was assessed. Acupuncture needles were inserted into a specific anti-gagging point on each ear, manipulated briefly and left in situ. Dental treatment was then carried out and the effectiveness of the acupuncture in preventing gagging was assessed. After treatment, the needles were removed and the patient discharged. All acupuncture was carried out by a dentist trained in its use. RESULTS: Four people had a severe gag reflex which made treatment impossible and six had a very severe reflex which made treatment impossible and affected their dental attendance. Ear acupuncture completely controlled the gag reflex in eight cases (23 treatment episodes) and partially controlled the reflex in two cases (two treatment episodes). Dental treatment could be carried out in all cases and at all visits. The cost of materials was 0.2 pounds per person per visit. Additional clinical time was in the order of 2-3 minutes. There were no adverse reactions to the technique and, on all occasions, patients were fit to leave the surgery and travel home unaccompanied. CONCLUSIONS: Ear acupuncture was successful in controlling the gag reflex. It is a safe, quick, inexpensive and relatively noninvasive technique. A controlled clinical trial is required to investigate any placebo effect.  (+info)

(2/22) Auricular acupuncture, education, and smoking cessation: a randomized, sham-controlled trial.

OBJECTIVES: This study examined the effect of acupuncture alone and in combination with education on smoking cessation and cigarette consumption. METHODS: We prospectively studied 141 adults in a quasi-factorial design using acupuncture, sham acupuncture, and education. RESULTS: All groups showed significant reductions in smoking and posttreatment cigarette consumption, with the combined acupuncture-education group showing the greatest effect from treatment. The trend continued in follow-up; however, significant differences were not maintained. Greater pack-year history (i.e. the number of years smoking multiplied by baseline number of cigarettes smoked per year, divided by 20 cigarettes per pack) negatively correlated with treatment effect. Trend analysis suggested 20 pack-years as the cutoff point for this correlation. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture and education, alone and in combination, significantly reduce smoking; however, combined they show a significantly greater effect, as seen in subjects with a greater pack-year history.  (+info)

(3/22) Analgesic effect of auricular acupuncture for cancer pain: a randomized, blinded, controlled trial.

PURPOSE: During the last 30 years, auricular acupuncture has been used as complementary treatment of cancer pain when analgesic drugs do not suffice. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of auricular acupuncture in decreasing pain intensity in cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety patients were randomly divided in three groups; one group received two courses of auricular acupuncture at points where an electrodermal signal had been detected, and two placebo groups received auricular acupuncture at points with no electrodermal signal (placebo points) and one with auricular seeds fixed at placebo points. Patients had to be in pain, attaining a visual analog score (VAS) of 30 mm or more after having received analgesic treatment adapted to both intensity and type of pain, for at least 1 month of therapy. Treatment efficacy was based on the absolute decrease in pain intensity measured 2 months after randomization using the VAS. RESULTS: The main outcome was pain assessed at 2 months, with the assessment at 1 month carried over to 2 months for the eight patients who interrupted treatment after 1 month. For three patients, no data were available because they withdrew from the study during the first month. Pain intensity decreased by 36% at 2 months from baseline in the group receiving acupuncture; there was little change for patients receiving placebo (2%). The difference between groups was statistically significant (P <.0001). CONCLUSION: The observed reduction in pain intensity measured on the VAS represents a clear benefit from auricular acupuncture for these cancer patients who are in pain, despite stable analgesic treatment.  (+info)

(4/22) Parental auricular acupuncture as an adjunct for parental presence during induction of anesthesia.

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether parental auricular acupuncture reduces parental preoperative anxiety and thus allows children to benefit from parental presence during induction of anesthesia. METHODS: Mothers of children who were scheduled to undergo surgery were randomly assigned to an acupuncture intervention group (auricular press needles at relaxation, tranquilizer point, and master cerebral point) or a sham acupuncture control group (auricular press needles at the shoulder, wrist, and extraneous auricular point). The intervention was performed at least 30 min before the child's induction of anesthesia. All mothers were present during induction of anesthesia. The behavioral and physiologic anxiety of mothers and children were rated during the perioperative process. RESULTS: : Multivariable analysis examining maternal anxiety as a function of group found a group-by-time interaction (F1,65 = 4.1, P = 0.04). That is, after induction, maternal anxiety in the acupuncture group was significantly lower (42.9 +/- 10 vs. 49.5 +/- 11; P = 0.014). A multivariate model (F1,65 = 4.8, P =0.031) also showed that children whose mothers received the acupuncture intervention were significantly less anxious on entrance to the operating room (34.9 +/- 20 vs. 47.4 +/- 26; P = 0.03) and during introduction of the anesthesia mask (38.6 +/- 25 vs. 55.6 +/- 31; P = 0.016). There were no significant differences in maternal blood pressure and heart rate between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS: : Auricular acupuncture significantly decreased maternal anxiety during the preoperative period. Children of mothers who underwent acupuncture intervention benefitted from the reduction of maternal anxiety during the induction of anesthesia.  (+info)

(5/22) Dan zhi xiao yao yin combined with auricular-point-pressing for treatment of optic atrophy--a clinical observation of 51 cases.

To evaluate the therapeutic effect of Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Yin ([symbol: see text] Decoction of Moutan Bark and Capejasmine) combined with auricular-point-pressing therapy for treatment of optic atrophy. The visual acuity and visual field was observed in the 51 cases (58 eyes) from the treatment group that were treated with Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Yin combined with auricular-point-pressing therapy and the 43 cases (49 eyes) from the control group that were treated with routine western drugs at the end of the trial (60 days). The effective rates of increase in visual acuity obtained in the treatment and the control groups were 79.3% and 44.89% respectively and enlargement in visual field were 61.9% and 22.6% respectively. Statistical analysis showed that there were significant differences between two groups (P<0.05). The therapeutic effect of Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Yin combined with auricular-point -pressing therapy in increasing the visual acuity and enlarging the visual field was superior to that of the routine western drugs.  (+info)

(6/22) The effects of the acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation in high school student smokers.

The use of alternative medicine for smoking cessation have been increasing steadily in recent years. A series of clinical group studies was performed to clarify the effect, outcome and success rate of an acupuncture treatment for smoking cessation. This study was conducted for four weeks using 238 smoking students at 2 high schools. The subjects were separated into two groups: 159 students were treated with acupuncture on the anti-smoking acupoints of the ear, which is known to be effective for cessation of smoking (case group), and 79 students were treated at other sites of the ear (control group). The acupuncture treatment was alternately administered at each side of the ears on a weekly basis for 4 weeks. The smoking cessation success was only 1 case (0.6%) in the case group and none in the control group after 4 weeks. The change in the taste of tobacco and the intensity of the desire to smoke were not significantly different between the case and control groups, but the case group showed a tendency of reduction in the taste of tobacco and the intensity of the desire to smoke. In addition, the reduction in cigarette consumption was not significant, but the tendency of reduction in the study group was significant. It is believed that the site of auricular acupuncture for smoking cessation is not important. However, there was a significant tendency in terms of the reduction in cigarette consumption, the taste of tobacco and the intensity of the desire to smoke in the case group, indicating that auricular acupuncture in smoking cessation has some effect.  (+info)

(7/22) Acupuncture treatment of simple obesity.

In order to investigate the therapeutic effects of ear acupuncture, body acupuncture and the combined use of the two in the treatment of simple obesity, 195 cases of obesity were divided into three groups, in which different reinforcing and reducing methods were applied according to their symptoms and signs. The effects of body acupuncture and body plus ear acupuncture were obviously superior to that of ear acupuncture, and the combined use of ear acupuncture and body acupuncture was better than that of simple body acupuncture.  (+info)

(8/22) Auricular electro-acupuncture as an additional perioperative analgesic method during oocyte aspiration in IVF treatment.

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the pain-relieving effect and the subjective well-being between auricular electro-acupuncture (EA) analgesia, auricular acupuncture (A) and conventional analgesia with remifentanil (CO). METHODS: A total of 94 women undergoing IVF were randomized to auricular acupuncture with (EA, n = 32) or without (A, n = 32) continuous 1 Hz auricular stimulation (using a battery-powered miniaturized stimulator, P-Stim) or with adhesive tapes instead of needles and no electrical stimulation (control group, CO, n = 30) at the auricular acupuncture points 29, 55 and 57. All patients received patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with remifentanil. Pain intensity and psychological well-being were assessed by means of visual analogue scales (VAS); tiredness, nausea and vomiting and analgesic drug consumption were documented. RESULTS: Pain relief and subjective well-being were significantly greater in group EA during and after the procedure as compared with groups A and CO (P < 0.001). The patients were significantly more tired in group CO than in groups A and EA (P < 0.001). Consumption of the opioid remifentanil was significantly lower in group EA, comparable nausea (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Auricular EA significantly reduces pain intensity and analgesic consumption of the opioid remifentanil during oocyte aspiration in IVF treatment.  (+info)

*  Eckhard Bick
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*  Hand acupuncture
Oleson, Terry (2014). Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 33. ... Hand acupuncture, 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). ...
*  Zhang Zhaohuan
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*  Ear stapling
"Randomised clinical trial of five ear acupuncture points for the treatment of overweight people.", Acupuncture in Medicine, doi ... Ear stapling is a form of acupuncture that involves inserting a thin staple through a portion of the pinna-the visible part of ... Ear stapling has been suggested as an alternative weight-loss treatment, and there is recent evidence to support its efficacy ... "Ear stapling for weight loss: Does it work? - MayoClinic.com". Retrieved 2013-02-16. Yeo, S; Kim, K S; Lim, S (2013), " ...
*  List of MeSH codes (E02)
... acupuncture analgesia MeSH E02.190.044.133 --- acupuncture, ear MeSH E02.190.044.244 --- electroacupuncture MeSH E02.190. ... 044.555 --- meridians MeSH E02.190.044.555.035 --- acupuncture points MeSH E02.190.044.588 --- moxibustion MeSH E02.190.488.505 ...
*  Won Institute of Graduate Studies
... ear acupuncture or NADA. All of the graduate programs include non-denominational sitting and moving meditation. This intensive ... The school is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture ... The Won Institute offers professional master's degree programs in Acupuncture Studies and Won Buddhist Studies. The Institute ... As well as maintains on-site acupuncture clinics : professional, student, community, veteran's and a Chinese herbal medicine ...
*  Auriculotherapy
... ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, ... "Acupuncture". The Skeptic's Dictionary. Retrieved 19 July 2014. Gorski, David. "Battlefield acupuncture revisited: That's it? ... The developments were made by clinical trials based upon a phrenological method of projection of a fetal Homunculus on the ear ... Lee MS, Shin BC, Suen LK, Park TY, Ernst E (2008). "Auricular acupuncture for insomnia: a systematic review". Int. J. Clin. ...
*  Chen Guangbiao
... "low-radiation ear acupuncture point illness probing and curing apparatus". Chen received the patent in 1994 and claims that the ...
*  Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM Ear-Nose-Throat, Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Tuina) and 14 provincial key courses. It has 3 key laboratory of the state ... The courses are included with theory of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Formula and so on. Official website (in Chinese) CDUCTM ... List of schools and Department under University of TCM: School of Acupuncture & Moxibustion School of Administration School of ...
*  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 ... In the same way as with ear or mouth acupuncture, the entire organism is projected here on a defined area of the scalp. The ... 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
A lot of emphasis developed on using acupuncture on the ear. Acupuncture research organizations were founded in the 1950s and ... Cosmetic acupuncture is the use of acupuncture in an attempt to reduce wrinkles on the face. Bee venom acupuncture is a ... Auriculotherapy, commonly known as ear acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, or auriculoacupuncture, is considered to date back ... individualized acupuncture is not better in reducing symptoms than formula acupuncture or sham acupuncture with a toothpick ...
*  Regulation of acupuncture
Bauer (1 April 2011). Making Acupuncture Pay: Real-World Advice for Successful Private Practice. Dog Ear Publishing. pp. 42-. ... "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 ...
*  Cupping therapy
Psychic surgery Gua Sha List of ineffective cancer treatments Moxibustion Ear candling Hijama Crislip, Mark. "Acupuncture Odds ... They may be used by themselves or placed over an acupuncture needle. Skin may be lubricated, allowing the cup to move across ... Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. 4 (1): 1-4. doi:10.1016/s2005-2901(11)60001-0. PMID 21440874. "In the News: ... Beijing Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Revised Edition), Xingnong, Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, China, 1987, p370. ...
*  DMOZ - Health: Alternative: Fasting and Cleansing: Clinics and Practices
Services include colonics, ear coning, ionic detox, acupuncture, herbal medicine. San Juan Capistrano, California. ... Offers colon hydrotherapy sessions, colon cleansing, quantum reflex analysis, ear candling, infra red-saunas and other natural ... Specializing in colon hydrotherapy, cleansing programs, ear candling, & electro lymph drainage therapy. Located in Costa Mesa, ...
*  Ménière's disease
... ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, and a fullness in the ear. Typically only one ear is affected, at least initially ... Evidence does not support the use of alternative medicine such as acupuncture or herbal supplements. Ménière's disease usually ... Tinnitus (ringing in the ears, from mild to severe) Often the tinnitus is accompanied by ear pain and a feeling of fullness in ... moderately poor hearing in the affected ear, and ringing in their ear. Ménière's is characterized by recurrent episodes of ...
*  The Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital
An acupuncture team from Mandalay provides services on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Eye specialists and ear, nose, and throat (ENT ... An average of 322 patients per month received acupuncture, and an average of 284 were treated with other forms of traditional ... The hospital provides both Western medicine and traditional medicine, including acupuncture. Wachet is a village in the Sagaing ... Additional facilities include a laboratory, a radiology department, and a traditional medicine and acupuncture unit. Four air ...
*  Harriet A. Hall
Army for its use of acupuncture, saying "the idea that putting needles in somebody's ear is going to substitute for things like ... Farmer, Blake (February 16, 2012), Military Pokes Holes In Acupuncture Skeptics' Theory, NPR, retrieved February 16, 2012 Hall ... Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, Miscellaneous "Alternatives", Pitfalls in Research, ...
*  Mycobacterium abscessus
... tattooing or acupuncture, or after exposure to hot springs or spas. It can be associated with middle ear infections (otitis ... "An outbreak of post-acupuncture cutaneous infection due to Mycobacterium abscessus". BMC Infectious Diseases. 6: 6. doi:10.1186 ...
*  List of forms of alternative medicine
Acupressure Acupuncture Affirmative prayer Alexander technique Alternative cancer treatments Animal-Assisted Therapy ... Ear candling Earthing Eclectic medicine Electromagnetic therapy Electrohomeopathy Equine-assisted therapy Energy therapies ... Acupuncture Magnet therapy Medical acupuncture Reiki Qigong Shiatsu Therapeutic touch Energy medicine Energy psychology Faith ... Macrobiotic lifestyle Magnetic healing Manipulative therapy Manual lymphatic drainage Massage therapy Medical acupuncture ...
*  Bangkok Adventist Hospital
The declared mission is "to share God's love through innovative delivery of healthcare". The services include: acupuncture, ... ear nose & throat, family practice, gastrointestinal care, golden year, health checkup (wellness), home care, internal medicine ...
*  China-Japan Friendship Hospital
Clinical services: Acupuncture Cardiology Cardiovascular Surgery Colorectal Surgery Clinical Laboratory Dermatology Dental care ... and Orthodontics Digestive Disorders Diabetes Endocrinology Emergency Medicine ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Gastroenterology ...
*  Liexian Zhuan
Once a dragon flew down and approached him with drooping ears and open jaws. Huang said to himself: "This dragon is ill and ... knows that I can effect a cure." Thereupon he performed acupuncture on its mouth just below the upper lip, and gave it a ...
*  Traditional Chinese medicines derived from the human body
Hair in front of the ears, called Bin [鬢] (temples), pertains to Sanjiao Channel of Hand Lesser Yang and Gall Bladder Channel ... Li details additional names and their corresponding pulse diagnosis acupuncture channels. Hair from different positions is ...
*  Summit Medical Group
Ear Specialty Center; Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT); Endocrinology; Extensivist Medicine; Family Medicine; Gastroenterology; ... Headquarters). Its 250,000 square-foot main campus at 1 Diamond Hill Road offers Allergy / Immunology; Acupuncture; Ambulatory ... Its 32,000 square-foot medical facility offers Allergy/Immunology; Audiology; Cancer Services; Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT); ... Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT); Gastroenterology; General Surgery; Geriatric Services; Hand Surgery; Hand Therapy; Head and Neck ...
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Acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, yoga, and herbal therapy. Ravi Ramaswami, director. Saugerties, NY. ... ear candling, physical therapy, Yogababy, and bodyworks massage. ... Provides services such as Pilates, yoga/meditation, acupuncture ... Over 22 practitioners: acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, energy healing, and reiki. (Clifton Park) ... Ken Kobayashi offers a variety of alternative therapies, including herbal remedies, Feng Shui, Shiatsu massage and acupuncture ...
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Geneva based clinic shines a laser on your ear. No quit effectiveness claim made. ...
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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The European Journal of Oriental Medicine - Auriculotherapy Manual, 3rd Edition - Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture  The European Journal of Oriental Medicine - Auriculotherapy Manual, 3rd Edition - Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture
... review journal of the British Acupuncture Council, providing a forum where issues concerning the profession can be developed ... medical research in China has focussed on the relationship of ear acupuncture to classical meridian channels, the use of ear ... Auriculotherapy Manual, 3rd Edition - Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture Terry Oleson. Churchill Livingstone ( ... There was very little auricular acupuncture used until Paul Nogier s ear reflex charts arrived in China in 1958. Gong Sun Chen ...
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Glossary - SallyChang.com  Glossary - SallyChang.com
Auricular Acupuncture: ear acupuncture, one of the more widely used microsystems within eastern medicine. Microsystems use one ... Auricular acupuncture may be the primary mode of treatment or in conjunction with body acupuncture, other bodywork or herbal ... Moxibustion is an important part of the practice of acupuncture. In Chinese, Zhen Jiu is the term used to describe acupuncture ... A combination of body and auricular acupuncture can reduce a broad range of symptoms such as minor depression, hormonal ...
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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. ... Auricular acupuncture is considered a microsystem, in that the ear is like a microcosm of the whole body, meaning one part of ... Since auricular acupuncture allows for every part of the external ear to connect through the microsystem to every part of the ...
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Blog » Coast Acupuncture | The Eastern Way to Health  Blog » Coast Acupuncture | The Eastern Way to Health
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. ... Posted in Acupuncture , Tagged energy, pain, sleep, stress , Comments Off on Positive Side Effects of Acupuncture ... Auricular acupuncture is considered a microsystem, in that the ear is like a microcosm of the whole body, meaning one part of ...
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Blog » Integrated Center For Oriental Medicine | Acupuncture in Plano, Texas  Blog » Integrated Center For Oriental Medicine | Acupuncture in Plano, Texas
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. ... Auricular acupuncture is considered a microsystem, in that the ear is like a microcosm of the whole body, meaning one part of ... Since auricular acupuncture allows for every part of the external ear to connect through the microsystem to every part of the ...
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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 ... The stimulation of these acupuncture points can be done manually, with an acupuncture needle, a laser, magnets or ear seeds. ... Auricular acupuncture is considered a microsystem, in that the ear is like a microcosm of the whole body, meaning one part of ... Since auricular acupuncture allows for every part of the external ear to connect through the microsystem to every part of the ...
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hs-acupuncture - Blog - Acupuncture Points Seen Through the Eyes of Modern Technology  hs-acupuncture - Blog - Acupuncture Points Seen Through the Eyes of Modern Technology
There are well over 400 points on the body and head, even the ears, each one with its own specific indications. ... For those of you who have personally benefitted from an acupuncture treatment, confirmation that acupuncture points exist may ... Acupuncture, CT, Electron, Image, Modern, Points, Scan, Spectroscopy, Technology, WHO, World Health Organization , in ... The acupuncture points in the image above, in such pleasingly vivid color, features the area on the inside of the wrist and ...
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Acupuncture for Weight Loss | Catching Health  Acupuncture for Weight Loss | Catching Health
1. Acupuncture reduces food cravings and regulates appetite. Ear acupuncture is one of the most successful methods for ... a group receiving a single ear acupuncture point, or sham (fake) acupuncture. The five-needle group achieved the largest drop ... Ear acupuncture stimulates the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve that is part of the involuntary nervous system and ... So - can acupuncture help you lose weight?. The answer is not a simple "yes" or "no". But acupuncture can address many of the ...
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Acupuncture Treatment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur-Acupuncture Treatment Professional Training Acupuncture Course Chinese Doctor...  Acupuncture Treatment Malaysia Kuala Lumpur-Acupuncture Treatment Professional Training Acupuncture Course Chinese Doctor...
Acupuncture Course Net, Acupuncture Net Malaysia, Acupuncture Net Kuala Lumpur com, Acupuncture Master Clinic, Acupuncture ... Acupuncture Course Kuala Lumpur Acupuncture Course Malaysia Institute of Acupuncture treatment and Stroke Chinese Acupuncture ... herbs higher education Acupuncture Course, KL Acupuncture Course, KL Acupuncture Course , Acupuncture Course KL City, ... higher education of Acupuncture Course Malaysia, mature student of Acupuncture Course Malaysia, school of Acupuncture Course ...
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3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper, Surgical Supplies - Allegro Medical Supplies  3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper, Surgical Supplies - Allegro Medical Supplies
Acupuncture Ear, Paper - Get the lowest price on 3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper, online at ... Acupuncture Ear, Paper. 12-4603P - 3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper - Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear ... 3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper. 3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper ... 3b Scientific Anatomical Chart - Acupuncture Ear, Paper. Ask the community about this product and get answers. Share your ...
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Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat. - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov  Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat. - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Device: Standard treatment plus ear acupuncture Standard treatment plus ear acupuncture. Other Name: Sedatelec ASP Original ... Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat.. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study ... The purpose of this study is to compare ear acupuncture plus standard of care versus standard therapy (anti-inflammatory ... Subjects will be randomized to receive either standard treatment alone or standard treatment plus ear acupuncture. Subjects ...
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							Ear Acupuncture  Acupuncture.Com - Addictive Behaviors and Drug Detoxification with Ear Acupuncture
Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, is available from Health Care Alternatives, Redwing, ... Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture, 2nd Edition. To locate the points specific to these treatments, please see the ...
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Ear acupuncture relieves pregnancy pain  Ear acupuncture relieves pregnancy pain
Learn why ear acupuncture is a safe and effective way to relieve pregnancy related lower back and posterior pelvic pain, known ... What is ear acupuncture?. The study used ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy, to relieve PRLP. Auricular therapy ... The sham acupuncture group was a control group that had acupuncture needles inserted into three other ear acupuncture points, ... The acupuncture points on the ear are connected to the body's internal organs, structures and functions, and ear acupuncture ...
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Ear Acupuncture: A Tool for Recovery > Psychiatry | Yale School of...  Ear Acupuncture: A Tool for Recovery > Psychiatry | Yale School of...
Bringing Ear Acupuncture to Connecticut. In 1991, Bryant was trained in the auricular acupuncture protocol at the Lincoln ... Ear Acupuncture: A Tool for Recovery. 11/14/2011: "It's the best relaxation, anti-anxiety drug I've ever had," says Hank. "It's ... Hank (not his real name) is talking about ear ("auricular") acupuncture, a cornerstone of recovery for clients at the Substance ... He has since worked tirelessly to train new providers and promote the efficacy of ear acupuncture around the world. ...
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Ear Acupuncture For Weight Loss: Technique Found To Reduce Belly Fat, Trim Waistline  Ear Acupuncture For Weight Loss: Technique Found To Reduce Belly Fat, Trim Waistline
Ear acupuncture has been found to moderately spur weight loss and reduce body fat, but the ancient practice still comes with ... Ear acupuncture relies on the theory that one's auricle, the outer part of the ear, represents the entire brain mapped ... Ear Acupuncture For Weight Loss: Technique Found To Reduce Belly Fat, Trim Waistline. Dec 16, 2013 06:30 PM By Chris Weller ... Randomised clinical trial of five ear acupuncture points for the treatment of overweight people. Acupuncture Medicine. 2013. ...
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Ear Acupuncture Could Help You Reduce Those Extra Pounds  Ear Acupuncture Could Help You Reduce Those Extra Pounds
A recent clinical trial has found favorable results when treating obese patients with ear acupuncture. Stimulating ear ... ear acupuncture.. In a recent trial, researchers tested acupuncture in the ear of 58 obese participants. A team of researchers ... In ear acupuncture therapy, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine follow the philosophy that the outer ear has specific ... Study Links Ear Acupuncture and Fat Loss. By Dr. Richard Foxx, MD - January 8, 2014 ...
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Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat: A Randomized Controlled Trial | American Board of Family Medicine  Ear Acupuncture for Acute Sore Throat: A Randomized Controlled Trial | American Board of Family Medicine
These acupuncture needles are sterile, gold-plated, semipermanent ear acupuncture needles for single use (Figure 1). Subjects ... The right and left ears were cleansed with an alcohol swab before ear acupuncture. These subjects had semipermanent needles ... Exclusion criteria were known pregnancy; absence of ear(s); active cellulitis of 1 or both ears; ear anatomy precluding the ... Prior studies have compared acupuncture with sham acupuncture, but very few compare acupuncture to standard treatment. We ...
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Ear acupuncture points lose weight, chinese herbs for skin eczema 100g, natural over the counter medicine for adhd, cancer pain...  Ear acupuncture points lose weight, chinese herbs for skin eczema 100g, natural over the counter medicine for adhd, cancer pain...
... chinese acupuncture and herb services brookline ma voting, chinese herbs for skin eczema 100g, chinese lunar calendar 2013 ical ... 31.05.2015 at 19:32:11 Guorui, An introduction to the study of acupuncture important to Traditional Chinese chinese herbs for ...
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Ear acupuncture in the treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized trial on the efficacy of appropriate versus inappropriate...  Ear acupuncture in the treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized trial on the efficacy of appropriate versus inappropriate...
It has been shown that a technique called the Needle Contact Test (NCT) can identify the most efficacious ear acupoints for... ... Ear acupuncture can be a useful mean for controlling migraine pain. ... Ear acupuncture can be a useful mean for controlling migraine pain. It has been shown that a technique called the Needle ... Ear acupuncture Migraine Pain Somatotopic representation Abbreviations. ICHD. International Classification of Headache ...
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  • When he inquired about the scar, he found out a local practitioner had been treating his patients for sciatica pain and she was cauterizing this specific area on the external ear to relieve their low back pain. (emeraldgateacupuncture.com)
  • Microsystems use one aspect of the body and for example, the ears, hands or feet and to treat conditions anywhere in the body. (sallychang.com)
  • However, it is upside down in orientation, so the head is represented by the lower ear lobe, the feet are at the top of the ear and the rest of the body is in between. (emeraldgateacupuncture.com)
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