Medical News Today: Study shows why acupuncture might work

A new study looks at two different acupuncture techniques in an attempt to explain why it might work and why acupuncture trials have had mixed results.
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Conclusions: We concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity and inferred that neuroendocrine regulation might be involved. PMID: 30013603 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Abstract Acupuncture has been broadly applied in the management of many diseases and conditions; however, its mechanism of action has been partially elucidated. Additionally, assessment of psychophysical responses in the acupuncture therapy is not common regarding anxiety disorder studies. Taken together, the therapeutic effect of acupuncture appears when De Qi psychophysical response is experienced following stimulation of the afferent sensory nerves. The present study investigates the level of anxiety perceived at different occasions in acupuncture and mock laser group. Furthermore, it examines the relationship ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In order to strengthen acupuncture treated patients' beliefs in the efficacy of acupuncture during clinical practice or research, acupuncture therapists may consider emphasizing these aspects in the therapeutic situation. PMID: 30012380 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS....
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ConclusionJapan and South Korea, which use acupuncture mainly due to cultural and historical influences, place emphasis on establishing technical and basic standards. The USA and Australia, which use acupuncture as a complementary therapy, place emphasis on establishing management standards of acupuncture.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This study is designed to be a prospective, two-arm, parallel clinical trial involving 24 participants. The patient group will be treated with acupuncture twice per week for 12 weeks; meanwhile, the healthy control group will not undergo acupuncture treatment. Functional near-infrared spectroscopy assessment and a working memory test will be performed at baseline and every 6 weeks to investigate the therapeutic mechanism of acupuncture. The primary outcome will be measured using the Korean version of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. The secondary outcomes will be the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive s...
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Tamer Aboushanab, Saud AlSanadAbstractCupping therapy is a popular treatment in various countries and regions, including Saudi Arabia. Cupping therapy is regulated in Saudi Arabia by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Health. The authors recommend that this quality model to select patients in cupping clinics - version 1 (QMSPCC-1)—be used routinely as part of clinical practice and quality management in cupping clinics. The aim of the quality model is to ensure the safety...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This article gives an overview of cupping therapy practice. Furthermore, this article suggests a new classification of cupping therapy sets, a new classification of cupping therapy adverse events, and an updated classification of cupping therapy types.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 April 2018Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Eran Ben-Arye, Ilana Doweck, Elad Schiff, Noah SamuelsAbstractContextChemotherapy-induced taste disorder (CITD) is a common adverse effect among patients with cancer, with no effective known treatment.ObjectivesExploring the impact of a patient-tailored complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) treatment program on CITD-related severity.DesignProspective study on patients’ chart.SettingIntegrative oncology program operating within the Clalit Healthcare Oncology Service in northern Israel.PatientsPatients were referred by their oncology healt...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsFew clinical trials of acupuncture, and complementary medicine interventions generally, document details of the process by which they ensured the model validity of their trial intervention. It is recommended that researchers in acupuncture, and other forms of complementary medicine, adopt appropriate methodological approaches to ensure model validity.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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