• mechanism
  • Research on the mechanism of acupuncture began as early as 1976 with the introduction of the endorphin hypothesis and the gate control theory of pain, which accounts for the inhibition of nociceptive information via interneurons. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient's
  • The reviewers further conclude that acupuncture has no effect on ESR, CRP, pain, patient's global assessment, number of swollen joints, number of tender joints, general health, disease activity and reduction of analgesics. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • 3 However, few studies have evaluated the potential contribution of acupuncture to the treatment of postoperative pain. (bmj.com)
  • The flow of information from the East to the West regarding animal treatment, including acupuncture, is thought to have started from Mesopotamia around 300 BC. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The evidence suggests that short-term treatment with acupuncture does not produce long-term benefits. (wikipedia.org)
  • therapeutic
  • Recent (i.e. post-2011) reviews in both veterinary text books and scientific journals indicate that acupuncture can be used for therapeutic or homeostatic effects in animals, especially in the three areas of pain management, geriatric medicine and sports medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • functional
  • The brain regions associated with acupuncture analgesia identified in animal experiments were confirmed and further explored in the human brain by means of functional imaging. (nih.gov)
  • needle
  • In electrical acupuncture (EA), a stimulating current via the inserted needle is delivered to acupoints. (nih.gov)
  • Acupressure [from Latin acus "needle" (see acuity) + pressure (n.)] is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • Circulation
  • However, we find further research in the field of acupuncture and ischemic heart disease of utmost importance, eg, the study by Li et al published this year in Circulation . (ahajournals.org)
  • methods
  • Methods A model of FM was established by acid saline injection in 32 mice and subgroups (n=8 each) were treated with EA (2 Hz, 15 min daily for 4 days) or minimal acupuncture (MA). (bmj.com)
  • nausea
  • An acupressure wristband that is claimed to relieve the symptoms of motion sickness and other forms of nausea provides pressure to the P6 acupuncture point, a point that has been extensively investigated. (wikipedia.org)
  • evidence
  • 7 More evidence is provided by two trials 8 , 9 which suggest that the perioperative administration of acupuncture may be a useful adjunct for postoperative analgesia. (bmj.com)
  • In 2009, a review on canine arthritis found "weak or no evidence in support of" various treatments, including acupuncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • The earliest evidence for acupuncture in this sense dates to the second or first century BCE. (wikipedia.org)
  • therapy
  • It is extremely gratifying to note that the age-old acupuncture therapy for angina relief now has scientific documentation of its modus operandi. (ahajournals.org)
  • Acupuncture therapy will not only be more cost-effective than either SCS or CABG but will also be completely benign in terms of morbidity or mortality. (ahajournals.org)
  • It has been found that endogenous opioids are at least partially responsible for phenomena like "Runner's high", hypoalgesia in the fight-or-flight response, and even for the analgesic effects of acupuncture therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • In the process of treating thousands of small animals and several hundred horses, Bruno and Ottaviano trained veterinarians who later founded the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • Acupuncture is believed to have originated around 100 BC in China, around the time The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing) was published, though some experts suggest it could have been practiced earlier. (wikipedia.org)
  • China
  • Acupuncture grew and diminished in popularity in China repeatedly, depending on the country's political leadership and the favor of rationalism or Western medicine. (wikipedia.org)