Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Treatment of disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians. The placement varies with the disease being treated. It is sometimes used in conjunction with heat, moxibustion, acupressure, or electric stimulation.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
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)
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.
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.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
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.
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.
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.
A change in electrical resistance of the skin, occurring in emotion and in certain other conditions.
The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.
The functions of the skin in the human and animal body. It includes the pigmentation of the skin.
An unpleasant sensation induced by noxious stimuli which are detected by NERVE ENDINGS of NOCICEPTIVE NEURONS.
Application of electric current in treatment without the generation of perceptible heat. It includes electric stimulation of nerves or muscles, passage of current into the body, or use of interrupted current of low intensity to raise the threshold of the skin to pain.
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.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
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.
A form of therapy that employs a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those experiencing pain.

A single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a simple acupuncture treatment in the cessation of smoking. (1/332)

BACKGROUND: Tobacco smoking is a major cause of preventable disease and premature death. Physicians should play an active role in the control of smoking by encouraging cessation and helping the smoker to choose the most suitable aid to cessation. AIM: To evaluate a simple, ear acupuncture treatment for the cessation of smoking. METHOD: Randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 78 currently smoking volunteers from the general public. Volunteers attended an acupuncture clinic in a general practice setting and were given a single treatment of electroacupuncture using two needles at either an active or a placebo site plus self-retained ear seeds for two weeks. The major outcome measure was biochemically validated total cessation of smoking at six months. RESULTS: A total of 12.5% of the active treatment group compared with 0% of the placebo group ceased smoking at six months (P = 0.055, 95% confidence interval -0.033 to 0.323). CONCLUSION: This simple ear electroacupuncture treatment was significantly more effective in helping volunteers to quit smoking than placebo treatment.  (+info)

The effect of acupuncture in chronic intractable epilepsy. (2/332)

We examined the effect of acupuncture on epileptic seizures in humans in a controlled clinical setting. Treatment was administered by two Chinese professors of acupuncture. Effect was measured by change in seizure frequency. Twenty-nine patients with chronic intractable epilepsy completed the study. They were randomized in two groups; 15 were given classical acupuncture and 14 were given sham acupuncture. There was a reduction in seizure frequency in both groups, which did not reach a level of statistical significance. There was also an increase in the number of seizure-free weeks in both groups, which reached a level of significance in the sham group. Thus, we have not been able to prove a beneficial effect of acupuncture in chronic intractable epilepsy.  (+info)

Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans. (3/332)

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)

Electroacupuncture prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting following pediatric tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. (4/332)

BACKGROUND: Electrical stimulation of acupuncture point P6 reduces the incidence of postoperative nausea or vomiting (PONV) in adult patients. However, acupressure, laser stimulation of P6, and acupuncture during anesthesia have not been effective for reducing PONV in the pediatric population. The authors studied the effect of electrical P6 acupuncture in awake pediatric patients who had undergone surgery associated with a high incidence of PONV. METHODS: Patients aged 4-18 yr undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy were randomly assigned to acupuncture, sham acupuncture, or control groups. Acupuncture needles at P6 and a neutral point were placed while patients were anesthetized, and low-frequency electrical stimulation was applied to these points for 20 min in the recovery room while the patients were awake (P6 Acu group). This treatment was compared with sham needles along the arm at acupuncture points not associated with antiemesis (sham group) and a no-needle control group. The arms were wrapped to prevent identification of treatment group, and anesthetic, analgesic, and surgical technique were standardized. Assessed outcomes were occurrence of nausea, occurrence and number of episodes of vomiting, time to vomiting, and use of antiemetic rescue medication. RESULTS: One hundred twenty patients were enrolled in the study, 40 per group. There were no differences in age, weight, sex, or opioid administration between groups. The PONV incidence was significantly lower with P6 acupuncture (25 of 40 or 63%; odds ratio, 0.135; number needed to treat, 3.3; P < 0.001) compared with controls (37 of 40 or 93%). Sham puncture had no effect on PONV (35 of 40 or 88%; P = not significant). Occurrence of nausea was significantly less in P6 Acu (24 of 40 or 60%; odds ratio, 0.121; P < 0.01), but not in the sham group (34 of 40 or 85%) compared with the control group (37 of 40 or 93%). Vomiting occurred in 25 of 40 or 63% in P6 Acu; 35 of 40 or 88% in the sham group, and 31 in 40 or 78% in the control group (P = not significant). Patients receiving sham puncture vomited significantly earlier (P < 0.02) and needed more rescue treatment (33 of 40 or 83%; odds ratio, 3.48; P < 0.02) compared with P6 Acu (23 of 40 or 58%) and the control group (24 of 40 or 60%). CONCLUSIONS: Perioperative P6 electroacupuncture in awake patients significantly reduced the occurrence of nausea compared with the sham and control groups, but it did not significantly reduce the incidence or number of episodes of emesis or the use of rescue antiemetics. Sham acupuncture may exacerbate the severity but not the incidence of emesis. The efficacy of P6 acupuncture for PONV prevention is similar to commonly used pharmacotherapies. Its appropriate role in prevention and treatment of PONV requires further study.  (+info)

Transcutaneous electrical stimulation of an auricular acupuncture point decreases anesthetic requirement. (5/332)

BACKGROUND: German anesthesiologists have long used transcutaneous electrical stimulation of an acupuncture point near the tragus to reduce anesthetic requirement in unblinded and uncontrolled trials. This is known as auricular electrically stimulated analgesia. The authors therefore tested the hypothesis that auricular electrically stimulated analgesia reduces anesthetic requirement. METHODS: In a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial, volunteers were anesthetized twice with desflurane. Electrical stimulation of an auricular acupuncture point in the vicinity of the tragus was used on 1 randomly assigned day, and no electrical stimulation of the same point was used on the other study day. Treatment consisted of bilateral electrical stimulation of the lateralization control point, 3 cm anterior to the tragus. The 10-mA current was set to 299 Hz on the dominant side of the face and to 149 Hz on the contralateral side. Anesthetic requirement was determined by the Dixon up-and-down method and was defined by the average desflurane concentration required to prevent purposeful movement of the extremities in response to noxious electrical stimulation. RESULTS: Ten men and 10 women completed the protocol. Electrical stimulation of the lateralization control point reduced anesthetic requirement by 11 +/- 7% (P < 0.001), with the reduction being similar in women and men. Women required more desflurane to prevent movement on the control day than the men (5.5 +/- 1.0 vs. 4.6 +/- 0.6 vol%; P = 0.028). CONCLUSION: This double-blinded trial with an objective outcome demonstrates that electrical stimulation of the lateralization control point significantly reduces anesthetic requirement.  (+info)

Moxibustion in breech version--a descriptive review. (6/332)

The management of breech presentation at term remains controversial. It appears logical that maternal and perinatal outcomes would be improved if breech presentation could be avoided. External cephalic version is considered a safe procedure if cases are selected appropriately and anaesthesia avoided. Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese method of treatment, which utilizes the heat generated by burning herbal preparations containing the plant Artemisia vulgaris to stimulate the acupuncture points. It is used for breech version with a reported success rate of 84.6% after 34 weeks gestation. Moxibustion technique is cheap, safe, simple, self-administered, non-invasive, painless and generally well tolerated. Although many studies give encouraging results regarding the use of moxibustion in inducing cephalic version of breech presentation, a definitive conclusion cannot be made as most involve small sample sizes and are not randomised. Moxibustion could be an extra option offered to women with breech presentation along with vaginal delivery, caesarean section and external cephalic version. This article discusses the possible role of moxibustion in correction of breech presentation in the hope that, some interest will be stimulated in what is a very interesting area for future research.  (+info)

Evidence of connective tissue involvement in acupuncture. (7/332)

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)

Treatment of cough and dyspnea due to acute bronchitis by plaster for cough and dyspnea--a report of 735 cases. (8/332)

In the light of the theory of treating the internal disease externally, an externally used plaster for treating cough and dyspnea due to acute bronchitis (Ke Chuan Yi Tie Kang [symbol: see text]-[symbol: see text]) was successfully applied to 735 cases of acute bronchitis (the treatment group), with the other 423 cases treated with routine western drugs as controls. The results showed that the cure rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in the control group (P < 0.01); and that in the treatment group, the cure rate for the wind-cold type of acute bronchitis was significantly higher than that for the wind-heat type of acute bronchitis (P < 0.01).  (+info)

Acupuncture points, also known as "acupoints," are specific locations on the body that are used in acupuncture therapy. These points are believed to correspond to underlying pathways, or meridians, through which vital energy, or "qi" (pronounced "chee"), flows.

Acupuncture points are typically found along these meridians and are thought to have specific therapeutic properties. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, stimulating these points with needles, heat, pressure, or electrical impulses can help restore the balance of qi and promote healing in the body.

There are over 360 acupuncture points identified in TCM, each with its own name, location, and set of indications for use. Modern research has attempted to identify the anatomical structures underlying these points, with some studies suggesting that they may correspond to nerve bundles, blood vessels, or other physiological features. However, the exact mechanisms by which acupuncture works remain a topic of ongoing scientific investigation and debate.

Acupuncture therapy is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the flow of energy (Qi), balance the vital force (Chi), and promote healing. It is based on the concept of meridians, or pathways, through which this energy flows. Acupuncture therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive disorders, and reproductive health issues. According to Western medicine, acupuncture may work by stimulating the nervous system, increasing blood flow, and releasing natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. It is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner using sterile needles.

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, energy (known as "qi" or "chi") flows through the body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is believed to help restore the flow of qi and improve the balance of the body's energy.

In modern medical practice, acupuncture is often used to treat pain, including chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and headaches. It is also sometimes used to treat conditions such as nausea and vomiting, insomnia, and addiction. The precise mechanism by which acupuncture works is not fully understood, but it is thought to involve the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins, as well as other physiological changes in the body. Acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified practitioner, and side effects are typically mild and temporary.

In the context of traditional Chinese medicine, meridians are believed to be energy pathways or channels within the body through which Qi (vital energy) flows. There are said to be 12 main meridians and eight extra meridians that connect various organs and systems in the body. According to this belief, blockages or imbalances in the flow of Qi through these meridians can lead to illness or disease.

It's important to note that this concept of meridians is not recognized by modern Western medicine. The anatomical structures and physiological functions of meridians have not been scientifically validated, and the theories surrounding them are considered alternative or complementary medicine approaches.

Acupuncture analgesia is a form of pain relief that involves the stimulation of specific points on the body, called acupoints, using thin needles. This technique is based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) principles, which suggest that energy, or "qi," flows through the body along pathways called meridians. According to TCM, blockages or imbalances in this flow of qi can lead to illness or pain. By inserting needles at specific acupoints, acupuncture is thought to help restore the balance and flow of qi, thereby alleviating pain and promoting healing.

In modern medical terms, acupuncture analgesia is believed to work by stimulating the nervous system and triggering the release of natural painkillers called endorphins. The needles may also cause localized changes in blood flow and inflammation, which can help reduce pain and promote healing in the affected area.

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for a variety of pain conditions, including osteoarthritis, migraines, and chronic low back pain. However, it is important to note that acupuncture should be performed by a qualified practitioner and may not be suitable for everyone. As with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects associated with acupuncture, including infection, bruising, and bleeding. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment.

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice involving the burning of a mugwort-based herb called "moxa" close to or on specific points on the body, with the intention of stimulating chi (vital energy), encouraging healing, and preventing/treating diseases. The heat generated by moxa sticks or cones is believed to warm the meridians, dispel cold and dampness, and improve circulation. Practitioners may apply moxibustion directly on the skin, through an insulating material, or indirectly above the skin. It's often used in conjunction with acupuncture for various health issues, such as arthritis, digestive disorders, and gynecological conditions.

Acupuncture, Ear is a form of acupuncture that involves stimulating specific points on the ear to treat various health conditions. This technique is based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem that reflects the entire body, with each point on the ear corresponding to a specific organ or part of the body.

In ear acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into the selected points on the ear and left in place for a period of time, ranging from a few minutes to several days. Sometimes, electrical stimulation or heat may be applied to the needles to enhance the treatment's effectiveness.

Ear acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, addiction, stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, and weight loss. It is also used as a complementary therapy in conjunction with other forms of medical or psychological treatment.

Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. This technique is used to stimulate the acupoints more strongly and consistently than with manual acupuncture. The intensity of the electrical impulses can be adjusted depending on the patient's comfort level and the desired therapeutic effect. Electroacupuncture is often used to treat conditions such as chronic pain, muscle spasms, and paralysis. It may also be used in the treatment of addiction, weight loss, and stroke rehabilitation.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive method of pain relief that involves the use of low-voltage electrical currents. A TENS device, which is usually small and portable, delivers these currents through electrodes that are placed on the skin near the site of pain. The electrical impulses stimulate nerve fibers, which can help to block the transmission of pain signals to the brain, thereby reducing the perception of pain.

TENS is thought to work through a number of different mechanisms, including the gate control theory of pain and the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. It is generally considered safe, with few side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other forms of pain management.

TENS is often used to treat chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain, as well as acute pain from injuries or surgery. However, its effectiveness varies from person to person, and it may not work for everyone. It is important to consult with a healthcare provider before using TENS, particularly if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking medication that could interact with the electrical currents.

The external ear is the visible portion of the ear that resides outside of the head. It consists of two main structures: the pinna or auricle, which is the cartilaginous structure that people commonly refer to as the "ear," and the external auditory canal, which is the tubular passageway that leads to the eardrum (tympanic membrane).

The primary function of the external ear is to collect and direct sound waves into the middle and inner ear, where they can be converted into neural signals and transmitted to the brain for processing. The external ear also helps protect the middle and inner ear from damage by foreign objects and excessive noise.

Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), also known as Electrodermal Activity (EDA), is a physiological response that reflects the activation of the sympathetic nervous system. It measures changes in the electrical properties of the skin, which are influenced by the sweat gland activity. GSR is often used as an indicator of emotional arousal or psychological stress in various research and clinical settings.

A medical definition of the wrist is the complex joint that connects the forearm to the hand, composed of eight carpal bones arranged in two rows. The wrist allows for movement and flexibility in the hand, enabling us to perform various activities such as grasping, writing, and typing. It also provides stability and support for the hand during these movements. Additionally, numerous ligaments, tendons, and nerves pass through or near the wrist, making it susceptible to injuries and conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.

"Skin physiological phenomena" is not a standard medical term with a specific definition. However, I can provide some information about the general concepts that might be encompassed by this term.

Physiological phenomena refer to the functions and processes that occur in living organisms. When it comes to the skin, there are many different physiological phenomena that take place, including:

1. Barrier function: The skin acts as a barrier to protect the body from external elements such as bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and UV radiation.
2. Temperature regulation: The skin helps regulate body temperature through sweat production and blood flow.
3. Sensation: The skin contains nerve endings that allow us to feel touch, pressure, pain, and temperature.
4. Vitamin D synthesis: The skin can produce vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.
5. Moisture regulation: The skin helps maintain the body's moisture balance by producing sweat and preventing water loss.
6. Immunological function: The skin plays a role in the immune system by providing a physical barrier and containing immune cells that help fight off infections.
7. Excretion: The skin eliminates waste products through sweat.
8. Wound healing: The skin has the ability to repair itself after injury, through a complex process involving inflammation, tissue regeneration, and remodeling.

Therefore, "skin physiological phenomena" could refer to any or all of these functions and processes that take place in the skin.

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. It is a complex phenomenon that can result from various stimuli, such as thermal, mechanical, or chemical irritation, and it can be acute or chronic. The perception of pain involves the activation of specialized nerve cells called nociceptors, which transmit signals to the brain via the spinal cord. These signals are then processed in different regions of the brain, leading to the conscious experience of pain. It's important to note that pain is a highly individual and subjective experience, and its perception can vary widely among individuals.

Electric stimulation therapy, also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is a therapeutic treatment that uses electrical impulses to stimulate muscles and nerves. The electrical signals are delivered through electrodes placed on the skin near the target muscle group or nerve.

The therapy can be used for various purposes, including:

1. Pain management: Electric stimulation can help reduce pain by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers produced by the body. It can also help block the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
2. Muscle rehabilitation: NMES can be used to prevent muscle atrophy and maintain muscle tone in individuals who are unable to move their muscles due to injury or illness, such as spinal cord injuries or stroke.
3. Improving circulation: Electric stimulation can help improve blood flow and reduce swelling by contracting the muscles and promoting the movement of fluids in the body.
4. Wound healing: NMES can be used to promote wound healing by increasing blood flow, reducing swelling, and improving muscle function around the wound site.
5. Muscle strengthening: Electric stimulation can be used to strengthen muscles by causing them to contract and relax repeatedly, which can help improve muscle strength and endurance.

It is important to note that electric stimulation therapy should only be administered under the guidance of a trained healthcare professional, as improper use can cause harm or discomfort.

Pain measurement, in a medical context, refers to the quantification or evaluation of the intensity and/or unpleasantness of a patient's subjective pain experience. This is typically accomplished through the use of standardized self-report measures such as numerical rating scales (NRS), visual analog scales (VAS), or categorical scales (mild, moderate, severe). In some cases, physiological measures like heart rate, blood pressure, and facial expressions may also be used to supplement self-reported pain ratings. The goal of pain measurement is to help healthcare providers better understand the nature and severity of a patient's pain in order to develop an effective treatment plan.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "pilot projects" is not a medical term per se. Instead, it is a general term used in various fields, including healthcare and medicine, to describe a small-scale initiative that is implemented on a temporary basis to evaluate its feasibility, effectiveness, or impact before deciding whether to expand or continue it.

In the context of healthcare, pilot projects might involve testing new treatment protocols, implementing innovative care models, or introducing technology solutions in a limited setting to assess their potential benefits and drawbacks. The results of these projects can help inform decisions about broader implementation and provide valuable insights for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services.

Treatment outcome is a term used to describe the result or effect of medical treatment on a patient's health status. It can be measured in various ways, such as through symptoms improvement, disease remission, reduced disability, improved quality of life, or survival rates. The treatment outcome helps healthcare providers evaluate the effectiveness of a particular treatment plan and make informed decisions about future care. It is also used in clinical research to compare the efficacy of different treatments and improve patient care.

Pain management is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pain and improvement in the quality of life of patients with chronic pain. The goal of pain management is to reduce pain levels, improve physical functioning, and help patients cope mentally and emotionally with their pain. This may involve the use of medications, interventional procedures, physical therapy, psychological therapy, or a combination of these approaches.

The definition of pain management can vary depending on the medical context, but it generally refers to a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the complex interactions between biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to the experience of pain. Pain management specialists may include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who work together to provide comprehensive care for patients with chronic pain.

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The NBCE also administers tests in two electives: physiotherapy (PT) and acupuncture. The physiotherapy examination can be ... The acupuncture examination is now computerized and can be taken upon completion of 100 hours of acupuncture course work ... The acupuncture examination is only offered six times a year, since being computerized. The minimal passing score for all NBCE ... taken upon completion of 120 hours of PT course work through a chiropractic college program. ...
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Urban acupuncture is the weed and the acupuncture point is the crack. The possibility of the impact is total, connecting human ... Casagrande utilized the tenets of acupuncture: treat the points of blockage and let relief ripple throughout the body. More ... Wikipedia neutral point of view disputes from June 2013, All Wikipedia neutral point of view disputes, Articles with multiple ... Urban acupuncture aims into a touch with this nature. and Sensitivity to understand the energy flows of the collective chi ...
ISBN 978-0-19-969388-7. Church, Dawson; Stapleton, Peta; Yang, Amy; Gallo, Fred (2018). "Is Tapping on Acupuncture Points an ... Proponents of EFT and other similar treatments believe that tapping/stimulating acupuncture points provide the basis for ... During a typical EFT session, the person will focus on a specific issue while tapping on "end points of the body's energy ... 2 (1). Singh, S; Ernst E (2008). "The Truth about Acupuncture". Trick or treatment: The undeniable facts about alternative ...
"The P6 Acupuncture Point and Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting". The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine. Archived from ... Lee A, Done ML (2015). "Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting". ... The Cochrane review included various means of stimulating P6, including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, transcutaneous nerve ... a point of the skin that is stimulated with various techniques in the practice of acupuncture. It is located on the anterior ...
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the by-name Dantian is given alternatively to three acupuncture points: the "Gate of ... Denmai, Shudo: Finding effective acupuncture points, translated by Stephen Brown, Eastland Press Seattle 2003. ISBN 0939616408 ... as the point names indicate, the lower Dantian, which ever point it is associated with, ought to be seen as a three dimensional ... Apart from acupuncture, which is best known in the West, a number of other Eastern therapies explicitly focus on the Hara in ...
Dechar, Lorie (2020). Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons (1st ed.). ... So it is said, He who practices the Way does less every day, does less and goes on doing less, until he reaches the point where ... Other recommended translation, such as "energy" and "essential quality," seem also inadequate from the etymological point of ... and point to the fact that tê had early acquired, at least in Confucian literature, ethical connotations close to our "virtue ...
In place of needles, EFT patients tap acupuncture points on the upper body and face. Reviews of EFT literature suggest that EFT ... These techniques involve activating specific acupuncture points, which then alleviate negative emotions that are associated ... Cabioglu, Mehmet Tugrul; Surucu, H. Selcuk (March 2009). "Acupuncture and Neurophysiology". Medical Acupuncture. 21 (1): 13-20 ... CT-TFT utilizes manual stimulation of acupuncture points, utilizing the stimulation while simultaneously focusing on the ...
Acupuncture - use of fine needles to stimulate acupuncture points and balance the flow of qi. There is no known anatomical or ... acupuncture points are no more real than the black spots that a drunkard sees in front of his eyes. Robinson, N; Lorenc, A; ... There is no known anatomical or histological basis for the existence of acupuncture points or meridians. Shiatsu (指圧) is a form ... In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. ...
Acupuncture involves a certified acupuncturist picking particular points on the body to insert acupuncture needles; these ... "Acupuncture for Chronic Headaches--an Epidemiological Study" p. 636 Melchart, Dieter, et al. "Acupuncture for Chronic Headaches ... acupuncture was not the only treatment. Trials show that acupuncture can cause "relevant improvements" for people with chronic ... medicinal treatment plus acupuncture resulted in more improvement for chronic daily headache patients. Another acupuncture ...
Jade Flute Swordplay (玉簫劍法; yùxiāo jiànfǎ) is a type of swordplay that focuses on attacking an opponent's acupuncture points. ... At one point, she fears for Guo Fu's life, after her daughter sliced off Yang Guo's arm in a heated quarrel, but Yang Guo ...
... "extra points". There is no anatomical and physiological basis for acupuncture points and meridians. In practice, acupuncture ... 48 extra points, and scalp acupuncture points, and published Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature in 1993, focused on the 361 ... Each acupuncture point is identified by the meridian on which it is located and its number in the point sequence on that ... This article provides a comprehensive list of acupuncture points, locations on the body used in acupuncture, acupressure, and ...
WebMD explains the role of acupuncture in treating back pain. ... Acupuncture Risks and Side Effects. *Points to Consider About ... Points to Consider About Acupuncture. If other treatments have failed and you are considering acupuncture, discuss it with your ... Acupuncture began in China more than 2,500 years ago. It involves inserting thin needles at certain points on the body. ... Other studies have found, though, that sham acupuncture can be as effective as actual acupuncture. Those studies also found ...
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  • More than four hundred acupuncture points have been described, with the majority located on one of the twenty main cutaneous and subcutaneous meridians, pathways which run throughout the body and according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) transport qi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only those two extraordinary meridians that run along the midline contain their own points, the remaining six comprise points from the aforementioned twelve primary meridians. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are also points that are not located on the fourteen major meridians but do lie in the complete nexus referred to as jing luo (經絡). (wikipedia.org)
  • There is no anatomical and physiological basis for acupuncture points and meridians. (wikipedia.org)
  • Though many are listed, only the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel meridians have points not associated with the previous 12 meridians. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] The World Health Organization (WHO) published A Proposed Standard International Acupuncture Nomenclature Report in 1991 and 2014, listing 361 classical acupuncture points organized according to the fourteen meridians, eight extra meridians, 48 extra points, and scalp acupuncture points, and published Standard Acupuncture Nomenclature in 1993, focused on the 361 classical acupuncture points. (wikipedia.org)
  • This male model shows meridians and acupuncture points on one side, on the other side musculature and superficial nerves are represented. (anatomywarehouse.com)
  • Traditional acupuncturists insert very fine needles into specific points throughout the body, along pathways known as 'meridians' to regulate body processes and promote relaxation. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Acupuncture Points Charts Posters Set of 3, this 3 Wall Acupuncture Charts will Include: a 95 pages Book, with Diagrams, Tables of Acupuncture Points and Meridians Names, Location and Function. (buyamag.com)
  • Approximately 2,000 different acupuncture points lie along the body's meridians. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Points on the hand meridians, when stimulated, correspond to various parts of the body. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The theory of acupuncture goes something like this: An essential life energy called qi (pronounced "chee") flows through the body along 20 invisible channels called meridians. (arthritis.org)
  • More than 2,000 acupuncture points connect to the meridians. (arthritis.org)
  • Crossing point of the Spleen, Kidney and Liver Meridians. (acupoints.org)
  • Because the point crosses the Spleen, Kidney and Liver meridians, it can treat many conditions associated with all three organs. (acupoints.org)
  • Their perseverance is manifested by the making of extant bronze life size statues that aided them in charting the exact location of the energy pathways called meridians and other associated points. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Acupuncture is based on the belief that qi (vital energy) flows through the body along paths, called meridians. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Stimulating these specific points is believed to affect the flow of qi (a universal life force) along energy pathways (meridians) and thus restore balance. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Also, acupuncture has fewer adverse side effects than many of the standard treatments for back pain . (webmd.com)
  • If other treatments have failed and you are considering acupuncture, discuss it with your doctor. (webmd.com)
  • We offer dry needling, private and personalized acupuncture treatments, injection therapy, as well as Sports Medicine Acupuncture® Lindsay is the only professional certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Functional Dry Needling in Boulder County. (schedulicity.com)
  • Acupuncture treatments should be done on a regular basis throughout your cycle. (turningpointonline.info)
  • However, the cumulative effect from regular acupuncture treatments can produce significant long lasting benefits. (turningpointonline.info)
  • Thus, acupuncture can be used to improve one's overall health status, thereby positively working in conjunction with and enhancing the results of assisted fertility treatments. (turningpointonline.info)
  • Regular acupuncture treatments can be very helpful in regulating hormonal imbalances by influencing the hormonal regulation centers in the brain and autonomic nervous system (i.e., the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) and as a result, improvement in hormonal status can occur over time. (turningpointonline.info)
  • As I receive a series of treatments, how do I know that acupuncture is working for me? (turningpointonline.info)
  • Therefore, as patients receive a series of acupuncture treatments, many of them experience enhanced feelings of well-being such as improved sleep, better digestion, decreased anxiety and depression, increase of energy, etc. (turningpointonline.info)
  • In a study by Stener-Victorin et al from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre, Scandinavia and the University of Gothenburg, women are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer . (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Clinical observations from the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medicine. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • The York acupuncture safety study: prospective survey of 34 000 treatments by traditional acupuncturists. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Acupuncture treatments are quick and painless and you are in and out of the office in about 30 to 45 minutes. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • How Many Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need? (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • Most acupuncture treatments are combined with herbal medicine or moxibustion treatment. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • These treatments including acupuncture are all part of traditional Chinese medicine. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Included in Ondria's acupuncture treatments, she often incorporates Gua Sha and Fire cups as a modality. (willametteliving.com)
  • Adverse effects of acupuncture are difficult to quantify and, although treatments are generally safe, skill and care vary among practitioners. (msdmanuals.com)
  • A national expert panel of the United States National Institutes of Health concluded in 1997 that there is clear evidence that needle acupuncture treatment is more effective and has fewer side-effects for certain symptoms than conventional treatments. (who.int)
  • TENS, acupuncture, and hyaluronic acid injections are examples of alternative treatments that may relieve osteoarthritis symptoms. (lu.se)
  • For example, if we needle LIV-3 Taichong we initiate a small wave around the point that flows along the channel, eventually reaching the Liver. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • If we needle BL-18 Ganshu (Back-Shu point of the Liver) we reach the organ directly without having to go through the channel. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • In my experience, when we needle the Back-Shu points, Qi goes directly to the relevant organ, not through the intermediary of its channel. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • For this reason, I usually retain the needle in these points a shorter time than for other body points (usually no longer than 10 minutes when used to tonify). (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • I needle the Back-Shu points obliquely towards the midline. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Applying an acupuncture needle to this point affects electrogastrogram readings but does not affect HRV. (healthcmi.com)
  • There's a lot of research that says when we put an acupuncture needle into the body, a number of physiological mechanisms occurs," says Brian Berman, MD, professor of family and community medicine and director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. (arthritis.org)
  • The point in the body that is inserted with an acupuncture Cleveland needle is called acupuncture point or acupoint for short. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Objective: To investigate whether a sham device (a validated sham acupuncture needle) has a greater placebo effect than an inert pill in patients with persistent arm pain. (cdc.gov)
  • Your local BAcC registered acupuncturist will be happy to discuss how acupuncture may help you. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • This is one reason why those choosing to include acupuncture in their treatment regimen should only be treated by an acupuncturist who specializes in treating fertility disorders. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Stephanie feels her oncology and community-nursing experiences have enriched her practice now as an acupuncturist, and have motivated her to seek out natural and gentle approaches to healing with acupuncture and herbal/dietary therapy. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • Guidelines from the American Pain Society and American College of Physicians say doctors should consider acupuncture as an alternative therapy for patients with chronic low-back pain that's not helped by conventional treatment. (webmd.com)
  • Trigger point therapy and Trigger Point Treatment books cover topics such as full-strength acupuncture, Tens, shockwave therapy, and more. (naturmed.de)
  • The book Trigger Point Therapy in Myofascial Pain by Finando is intended as a guide for anyone who is treating people with myofascial pain. (naturmed.de)
  • In their book trigger point therapy in Myofascial Pain, the authors have summarized a vast amount of information about the treatment of muscle pain for anyone seeking to cure such problems into an easily accessible and comprehensive clinical reference book. (naturmed.de)
  • Acupuncture is similar to physical therapy in that it is a process-oriented method of medical intervention. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • FSOMA won in Florida, because, as appears in the ruling , "A simple reading of the physical therapy scope of practice statute, section 486.021(11), in light of the definition of "acupuncture" in section 457.102(1), makes plain that dry needling is not within the statutory scope of practice for PTs in the State of Florida. (theacupunctureobserver.com)
  • Effectiveness of Acupuncture as Adjunctive Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Many use acupuncture as therapy for many mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. (opawellness.com)
  • Did you know that Acupuncture is listed as a therapy for over 100+ health conditions by the World Health Organization? (opawellness.com)
  • 2007 increased use was seen among adults for acupuncture, deep breathing one's world view and wanting greater exercises, massage therapy, meditation, naturopathy, and yoga. (cdc.gov)
  • Reference Acupuncture, a therapy within traditional Chinese medicine, is one of the most widely accepted components of integrative therapies in the western world. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Biomesotherapy is marketed in Australia as a new therapy that combines homotoxicology, mesotherapy, and acupuncture. (cdc.gov)
  • The space of the Cochrane Collaboration dedicated to the field of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (CAM) was established in 1996, with the aim of supporting and promoting systematic reviews of randomized clinical trials in TCIM areas such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and mind-body therapy. (bvsalud.org)
  • We conducted a retrospective analysis of a community clinic’s smoking cessation program targeting a Chinese population that offered acupuncture, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), and counseling from 2007 to 2010. (cdc.gov)
  • To explore the feasibility and acceptability of incorporating medical pluralism and cultural tailoring, our study is a retrospective analysis of a 3-year community-based smoking cessation program that offered acupuncture as an adjunct to counseling and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). (cdc.gov)
  • Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy which basically consists in the stimulation of specific points on the body using disposable needles to promote the balancing of subtle energies that circulate throughout the body in order to avoid, treat and control pain and organ dysfunction. (bvsalud.org)
  • In practice, acupuncture points are located[by whom? (wikipedia.org)
  • Five Element Acupuncture is a system of acupuncture practice which derives from the teachings of J.R. Worsley. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • In this short article I explain how I use the Back-Shu points in practice. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • This ruling sets no precedent for any other state because it is based on the definition of Acupuncture and the scope of PT practice as found in Florida law. (theacupunctureobserver.com)
  • Some patients respond to acupuncture quickly, becoming pregnant in the first month of treatment, but in most cases, acupuncture certainly does not work overnight. (turningpointonline.info)
  • Spasmed tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture, though blocked tubes will not respond to acupuncture. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • I've seen patients suffering from a wide variety of problems respond to acupuncture treatment when nothing else has worked. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • Moxibustion is the burning of an herb called moxa (Chinese Mugwort, Artemisia argyi) to warm specific parts of the body, including acupuncture points, whilst in cupping, a partial vacuum is created in a cup which is placed on the skin. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • This article provides a comprehensive list of acupuncture points, locations on the body used in acupuncture, acupressure, and other treatment systems based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). (wikipedia.org)
  • It also showed there was greater improvement in pain for people who got acupuncture compared to those who received a "sham" treatment. (webmd.com)
  • Those studies also found that, compared to standard treatment, both actual acupuncture and sham acupuncture are more effective. (webmd.com)
  • Currently National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends acupuncture for treatment of primary chronic pain, tension type headaches and migraines. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • The importance of the Back-Shu points in treatment cannot be over-emphasized. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • They are particularly important for the treatment of chronic diseases and, indeed, one may go so far as saying that a chronic disease cannot be treated without using these points at some time during the course of treatment. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • In comparison to fertility drugs which provide a powerful effect for a short duration, the immediate effect of acupuncture treatment can be subtle. (turningpointonline.info)
  • Acupuncture treatment may be beneficial in promoting follicle production, enhancing uterine blood flow and improving uterine lining thickness. (turningpointonline.info)
  • The location of acupuncture points will vary from each patient based on the Chinese medicine diagnosis and from treatment to treatment dependant on the phase of the cycle. (turningpointonline.info)
  • How do I optimize my acupuncture treatment? (elotus.org)
  • The answer often revolves around the point combinations used for treatment. (elotus.org)
  • Understanding how the points are grouped will provide the best possible treatment for your patients. (elotus.org)
  • A PET-CT study on specificity of acupoints through acupuncture treatment on migraine patients. (healthcmi.com)
  • Oketsu, from Japanese acupuncture, describes problems from portal vein congestion and blood stagnation that need urgent treatment. (acupuncture-points.org)
  • Acupuncture smoking treatment has helped many to stop, but if you also treat underlying health problems, stopping is easier. (acupuncture-points.org)
  • Does acupuncture for fertility treatment work? (americanpregnancy.org)
  • When should acupuncture fertility treatment begin? (americanpregnancy.org)
  • There are minimal risks in using acupuncture for fertility treatment. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • At Wind Point Acupuncture, we use time proven treatment methods to address your health issues in a cost effective manner. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • After an acupuncture treatment, some people report feeling energized, while most state that they feel extremely relaxed. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • Allais G, De Lorenzo C, Quirico PE, Airola G, Tolardo G, Mana O, Benedetto C. Acupuncture in the prophylactic treatment of migraine without aura: a comparison with flunarizine. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Jan, S. Acupuncture treatment of grade III and IV canine thoracolumbar disc disease ( hind limb paralysis). (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Immunomodulatory effects of acupuncture in the treatment of allergic asthma: a randomized controlled study. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Ramnero A, Hanson U, Kihlgren M. Acupuncture treatment during labour-a randomised controlled trial. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • During your initial consultation, Nancy Sencil will evaluate your symptoms to see if you are a good candidate for Acupuncture treatment. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • Acupuncture treatment can help alleviate or lessen symptoms even in severe conditions that have been present for years. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • And acupuncture treatment is very affordable. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • It's an important point in the treatment of any digestive, gynecological and emotional condition. (acupoints.org)
  • The treatment could incorporate herbal medicine to acupuncture to add heat to the body to offset the yin preponderance in the body and tone the body to boost the immune system. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • There is no other type of treatment that can treat so many kinds of disorders than acupuncture can that is why it is used practically all over the world. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Most pain can be addressed with treatment points below the elbows and knees. (willametteliving.com)
  • Blinding is challenging and so-called "sham" acupuncture often puts pressure on acupressure points, thereby creating a different treatment experience that may not be truly inert. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Saline solution and homeopathic formulations are injected subcutaneously at specific acupuncture or trigger points, and homeopathic formulations are administered orally during treatment sessions. (cdc.gov)
  • Longitudinal regression analyses that followed participants throughout the treatment period showed significantly greater downward slopes per week on the 10 point arm pain scale in the sham device group than in the placebo pill group ( - 0.33 ( - 0.40 to -0.26)v -0.15 (-0.21 to - 0.09), P = 0.0001) and on the symptom severity scale ( - 0.07 ( - 0.09 to - 0.05) v - 0.05 ( - 0.06 to - 0.03), P = 0.02). (cdc.gov)
  • Acupuncture is a popular ancient Chinese medical treatment that is done by inserting hair-thin needles into specific points in the body to relieve disease symptoms such as pain. (lu.se)
  • Acupuncture This is the latest in a series of investigations proving that specific acupuncture points have specific effects. (healthcmi.com)
  • Auricular acupuncture was developed in France, and it focuses all of the body's acupuncture points in just the ear. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Auricular acupuncture is believed to be just as effective as whole body acupuncture, because stimulating the ear is thought to affect chi flow throughout the body. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Korean hand acupuncture is similar to auricular acupuncture, except that the focal point is the hand, rather than the ear. (howstuffworks.com)
  • A randomized controlled trial of auricular acupuncture for cocaine dependence. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • A large randomized placebo controlled study of auricular acupuncture for alcohol dependence. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • People of all ages can benefit from having acupuncture to help manage a range of health conditions. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Unlike traditional acupuncture, it does not focus on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of an ailment, more on simply managing the symptoms. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Sometimes, people choose acupuncture when their body systems feel out of balance, even though they have no obvious symptoms. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • As its name suggests, this acupuncture point is fantastic for calming the mind and helping to resolve symptoms such as anxiety, worry, panic attacks, and heart palpitations by deepening the inner connection to one's spirit. (miridiatech.com)
  • Root acupuncture addresses the total energy imbalance in the body, while local acupuncture treats specific symptoms. (howstuffworks.com)
  • For example, if the point on the ear that correlates to the knee is stimulated, it will affect pain or symptoms in the knee. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Research offers limited, but in some cases promising, evidence that acupuncture can help with arthritis symptoms. (arthritis.org)
  • One line of research is the stimulation of acupuncture points for the relief of different signs and symptoms related to the stomatognathic system . (bvsalud.org)
  • Five Element acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique used to treat problems of both the body and the mind. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system used in the East for over 2,000 years. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • It's been about 2,000 years in the making, but acupuncture has gained some mainstream acceptance as a medical modality. (arthritis.org)
  • Other studies have found, though, that sham acupuncture can be as effective as actual acupuncture. (webmd.com)
  • The scientific evidence for acupuncture relieving joint pain long-term is weak and studies have shown that after 8 weeks there is only a 5% improvement in joint pain compared to so-called "sham" acupuncture (placebo acupuncture). (lu.se)
  • The British Acupuncture Council is a member of the Accredited Register scheme run by the Professional Standards Authority and backed by government. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Effect of low-level laser stimulation of acupuncture points in pediatric dentistry: a systematic review. (bvsalud.org)
  • Herbal medicine is a common adjunct to acupuncture to perform many functions such as regulating menstruation, promoting follicle production, promoting ovulation, increasing the thickness of the endometrium, reducing PMS and painful periods, generating energy, regulating emotions, and much more. (turningpointonline.info)
  • In this presentation, time-tested and trusted prescribed acupuncture and herbal therapies will be included, focusing on the Chinese medicine themes of Five Spirits ( Wu Shen ), emotions, and mental wellness. (elotus.org)
  • Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine , has been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility . (americanpregnancy.org)
  • However, conception occasionally occurs when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used without traditional medical interventions. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Acupuncture is often combined with herbal remedies to treat elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), repeated pregnancy loss , unexplained (idiopathic) infertility , luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia (when not caused by a prolactinoma), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) with anovulatory cycles and male factor including men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • Acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na (massage), and other techniques help to regulate the flow of blood and energy, returning the body to its natural balanced state. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • Some acupuncture points have several traditional names, for example tài yuān (太渊) and gui xin (鬼心) are two names used for the 9th acupuncture point on the lung meridian. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each acupuncture point is identified by the meridian on which it is located and its number in the point sequence on that channel. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, Lu-9 identifies the 9th acupuncture point on the lung meridian. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nomenclature: Wu: fifth Chu:place Wuchu is the fifth point of the bladder meridian of Foot-taiyang. (acupuncturenepal.com)
  • The measurements were performed on putative acupuncture points and surrounding sites of the pericardium and lung meridian located on the skin between the metacarpophalangeal joints and elbow of a healthy volunteer. (unair.ac.id)
  • Each point corresponds to a meridian, which in turn corresponds to a particular major organ. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • The efficacy of acupuncture in relieving pain and nausea, for instance, has been conclusively demonstrated and is now acknowledged worldwide. (who.int)
  • Research suggests that acupuncture can help manage certain pain conditions. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Our evaluation of this real-world community program offering acupuncture as a cultural adjunct to a tobacco cessation program suggests that acupuncture might help with engagement by Chinese American male smokers into a tobacco cessation program that offers counseling and NRT. (cdc.gov)
  • Acupuncture has shown to promote the circulation of blood in the pelvic cavity and improve ovarian function, oftentimes decreasing day 3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). (turningpointonline.info)
  • The effect of acupuncture on patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over study. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • For extra points the tables follow the numbering scheme found in A Manual of Acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • The technique of acupuncture involves placing hair-thin needles in various pressure points (called acupoints ) throughout the body. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The acupoints are scattered all over the body and as many as 2000 points exist. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Nearly 8 out of every 10 people will have low back pain at some point in life. (webmd.com)
  • The good news is chronic low back pain is one of the conditions that research suggests acupuncture may be an effective tool for treating. (webmd.com)
  • One recent review of 22 acupuncture studies showed that it provided short-term relief from chronic back pain. (webmd.com)
  • University of Maryland Medical Center: "Study Analysis Shows Acupuncture Effective for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain. (webmd.com)
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Acupuncture for Pain. (webmd.com)
  • While not necessarily valid clinically, EX Huatuojiaji at T6 (T6 innervates the diaphragm, used for a range of …), GV 10 ( Clears Blood heat and infectious toxicity, fo…), UB 5 (Local point for headache and/or eye pain. (yinyanghouse.com)
  • Used by healthcare practitioners such as doctors, physiotherapist and nurses who take a short course, dry needling specifically targets dysfunctional muscle trigger points and is commonly used to treat muscle tightness and pain. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Acupuncture is also used by those with other musculoskeletal pain, digestive and women's health issues and mental health conditions, with clinical evidence on its effectiveness emerging all the time. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Using the illustrations, you can pinpoint your pain regions together with your patient and see the points to be treated at a glance. (naturmed.de)
  • Using the guide to effectively heal trigger points of Irnich pain. (naturmed.de)
  • It draws on differential diagnostic considerations, bridges the gap to acupuncture with every pain pattern and also serves as a small muscular anatomical repertory containing numerous drawings. (naturmed.de)
  • The authors examine a wide range of pain patterns and describe evaluation and palpation techniques that help alleviate the effects of trigger points and the pain they cause in the clinically important muscle groups of the body. (naturmed.de)
  • The rest of the book provides detailed information about individual muscles that can help practitioners quickly and accurately identify specific pain points and compensation patterns. (naturmed.de)
  • In addition to anatomical representations of trigger points and transmission pain patterns, each muscle description includes illustrations of stretching techniques for self-help at home. (naturmed.de)
  • In a related MRI acupuncture study, investigators note that acupuncture "induce(s) different cerebral glucose metabolism changes in pain-related brain regions and reduce(s) intensity of pain" for patients with migraines. (healthcmi.com)
  • Dogs, cats, horses, and even birds and rabbits are getting acupuncture to treat conditions ranging from pain to skin problems to urinary tract disorders. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Acupuncture: pain management coupled to immune stimulation. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Henderson H. Acupuncture: evidence for its use in chronic low back pain. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medicine technique that has been used for over 2,500 years to treat stubborn pain, internal conditions like anxiety, thyroid, allergies, GI complaints, fertility and much more. (5pointsacupuncture.com)
  • Stimulating those points with needles, it is said, will correct the flow of qi and alleviate pain. (arthritis.org)
  • However, scientific evidence suggests alternate explanations for why acupuncture might provide pain relief. (arthritis.org)
  • Touqiaoyin GB-11 is mainly used as a local point to subdue Liver Yang Rising or Liver Fire , characterized by pain behind the ear, headache, dizziness or stiff neck. (meandqi.com)
  • Acupuncture isn't just a way to alleviate pain. (lierre.ca)
  • For Tan, instead of local points at the site of pain or injury, distal acupuncture points are used. (willametteliving.com)
  • The LLLT at acupuncture points is associated with positive results on sleep bruxism , preanesthetic pain , and gag reflex in pediatric dentistry . (bvsalud.org)
  • Over 70% of TrPs correspond to acupuncture points used to treat pain. (medscape.com)
  • Work by Shah et al using a microdialysis catheter demonstrated an increase in biochemicals associated with pain, including protons (a more acidic environment), inflammatory mediators, neuropeptides, cytokines, and catecholamines in the tissue around active trigger points. (medscape.com)
  • Uninvolved control points showed lower concentrations of these compounds, but the levels were still higher than in subjects without myofascial pain syndrome. (medscape.com)
  • Myofascial pain (MP) is extremely common, and almost everyone develops a trigger point (TrP) at some time. (medscape.com)
  • Usually, the electrodes are initially placed on the skin over the painful area, but other locations (eg, over cutaneous nerves, trigger points, acupuncture sites) may give comparable or even better pain relief. (medscape.com)
  • 3 on a 10 point pain scale. (cdc.gov)
  • Main outcome measures: Arm pain measured on a 10 point pain scale. (cdc.gov)
  • Trigger points (TrPs), which cause referred pain in characteristic areas for specific muscles, restricted range of motion (ROM), and a visible or palpable LTR to local stimulation, are classic signs of MP. (medscape.com)
  • According to the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, acupuncture may have some effect in relieving knee pain but has no proven effect beyond the placebo effect in relieving hip pain. (lu.se)
  • Pei J, Sun L, Chen R, Zhu T, Qian Y, Yuan D. The effect of electro-acupuncture on motor function recovery in patients with acute cerebral infarction: a randomly controlled trial. (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • A study confirms that acupuncture's medical benefits are acupuncture point specific for its effective actions on the stomach, intestines and heart. (healthcmi.com)
  • The ancient Chinese were meticulous and very concerned about knowing the intricacies of acupuncture even at the advent of acupuncture's use. (5e-acupuncture.com)
  • Although classification of the extra points often tries to utilize a similar shortcut method, where a numbered sequence along an assigned body part is used, there is no commonly agreed-upon system and therefore universal identification of these points relies on the original naming system of traditional Chinese characters. (wikipedia.org)
  • It involves inserting thin needles at certain points on the body. (webmd.com)
  • According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body has more than 2,000 of these points. (webmd.com)
  • Acupuncture adopts an holistic approach to healthcare, considering the mind and body as one, and is based on the idea that a blockage or disturbance in the flow of 'qi' (a concept from Chinese philosophy), can cause health issues. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • Often, people turn to acupuncture to take back control of their health whilst others want to understand their body in a deeper way, wanting to look after their body, mind and soul. (acupuncture.org.uk)
  • I personally use the Back-Shu points after needling points on the front of the body. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • I would usually retain the body points approximately 20 minutes (in an adult), withdraw them, ask the patient to turn over, and then use the Back-Shu points. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Researchers at the University of California School of Medicine (Irvine, California) came up with similar results, "Recent evidence shows that stimulation of different points on the body causes distinct responses in hemodynamic, fMRI and central neural electrophysiological responses. (healthcmi.com)
  • Because Heart 7 it is the source point for the Heart channel, it also helps regulate any condition related to the heart and the circulation of blood throughout the body. (miridiatech.com)
  • Putting deep, circular pressure on this point during tense moments may help the body relax and return to a state of calm and connection. (miridiatech.com)
  • These points, when needled, can regulate the way in which the body functions. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • The idea behind acupuncture is that stimulating these points with acupuncture needles or pressure relieves obstructions in the flow of energy, enabling the body to heal. (howstuffworks.com)
  • In the United States, practitioners most often use the type of acupuncture based on Traditional Chinese Medicine , which restores the natural flow of energy by stimulating pressure points throughout the body that correspond to various organ systems. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Two hundred points line the ears, and each point is connected to an area or areas of the body. (howstuffworks.com)
  • When a point is stimulated, it creates electrical impulses that flow, via the brain, to a specific part of the body. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Needles are placed in specific pressure points throughout the animals' body that correspond to the affected areas. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Acupuncture works on the body. (lierre.ca)
  • According to the theories of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), conditions such as insomnia are a sign of an imbalance in Qi (pronounced "chee"), the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness. (thatsthepointacupuncture.com)
  • They will then work to restore the balance and flow of Qi by inserting fine, sterile needles at specific points along the body. (thatsthepointacupuncture.com)
  • These are specific points on your body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Specific points on the body are stimulated, usually by inserting thin needles into the skin and underlying tissues. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Specific points on the body are stimulated. (msdmanuals.com)
  • These include Gallbladder 21, Stomach 12, Large Intestine 4, Spleen 6, Bladder 60, Bladder 67 and any points on the lower abdomen. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • For centuries, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) scholars have documented specific clinical results for individual acupuncture points and groupings of acupuncture points. (healthcmi.com)
  • After acupuncture, there's a change in the brain that's visible on a MRI," said Dr. Yemeng Chen, the president of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. (go.com)
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have existed for thousands of years. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • Results showing efficacy should be interpreted in light of the fact that interventions include the full schema of traditional Chinese medicine of which acupuncture is only a component. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Stimulating these points is believed to promote the body's natural healing capabilities and enhance its function. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Stimulating these points is said to correct the imbalance of qi and improve the flow of energy. (webmd.com)
  • Does acupuncture correct hormonal imbalance? (turningpointonline.info)
  • The licensed, professional acupuncturists at Wind Point Acupuncture use only sterile, single-use (disposable) needles. (windpointacupuncture.com)
  • A taut band in a muscle may be necessary as a precursor to the development of a trigger point (TrP). (medscape.com)
  • Design: A single blind randomised controlled trial created from the two week placebo run-in periods for two nested trials that compared acupuncture and amitriptyline with their respective placebo controls. (cdc.gov)
  • Interventions: Acupuncture with sham device twice a week for six weeks or placebo pill once a day for eight weeks. (cdc.gov)
  • Their findings agree with the traditional view that the functional medicinal actions of individual acupuncture points have unique biophysical affects and render specific beneficial clinical outcomes for patients. (healthcmi.com)
  • Dr. Berkley is an expert in acupuncture, medicinal herbs and traditional medicine as a means to treat infertility. (americanpregnancy.org)
  • This is a very important aspect of the clinical effect of these points. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Although this rule should not be interpreted rigidly, it is certainly valid and finds a widespread clinical application, i.e. using the Back-Shu points for chronic and the Front-Mu points for acute diseases. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Researchers investigated this theoretical and clinical construct with MRI imaging technology to test for acupuncture point specificity. (healthcmi.com)
  • Acupuncture Clinical Trials (as of 1/27/03). (modernpointacupuncture.com)
  • The Chinese character (Shu俞) denoting these points means "to transport" indicating that they transport Qi to the inner organs. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • The Back-Shu points affect the organs directly and are therefore used in Interior diseases of the Yin or Yang organs. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • When treating the Internal Organs, other points work by stimulating the Qi of the channel which then flows along the channel like a wave, eventually reaching the Internal Organs. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Although the Back-Shu points are mostly used to tonify the organs, they can also be used in Full patterns. (giovanni-maciocia.com)
  • Explains Organs responding points for disease, auxiliary points. (buyamag.com)
  • Some acupuncture points used to influence the function of the female reproductive organs are located on the lower back, lower abdomen, and legs. (turningpointonline.info)
  • The complementary health approaches among adults report looked at three time points. (cdc.gov)
  • Although acupuncture plays a beneficial role in enhancing the female reproductive system, one should not regard acupuncture as a cure for infertility. (turningpointonline.info)
  • In the Western view, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones . (howstuffworks.com)
  • Acupuncture involves stimulating acupuncture points. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Practitioners believe that stimulating the acupuncture points can rebalance the qi. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Adverse events of acupuncture: a systematic review of case reports. (msdmanuals.com)