Effects of different ‐intensity laser acupuncture at two adjacent same‐meridian acupoints on nitric oxide and soluble guanylate cyclase releases in human
ConclusionsThis is the first evidence reporting that LA induced significant elevations of NO‐sGC releases over acupoints, and the enhanced signal molecules contribute to local circulation, which improves the beneficial effects of the therapy.
Authors: Ficke JR, Moroski NM, Ross SD, Gupta R Abstract Patients often seek nontraditional forms of treatment, including alternative/complementary medical options, such as chiropractic care and acupuncture, to meet their personal needs. In the United States, interest has grown in methods to reduce pain and improve function through Ayurvedic medicine, which uses plant-based supplements, such as turmeric. Traditional allopathic medicine attempts to provide patients with evidence-based therapeutic regimens for their musculoskeletal conditions. Integrative medicine often is used to prevent and manage the sequelae asso...
Publication date: March 2018 Source:Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery, Volume 11 Author(s): Yinxin Zhu, Zhaoliang Xue, Dajiang Xie, Shuxu Yang Secondary hemorrhage occurs as a complication of central nervous system (CNS) following acupuncture has been reported in few cases. The present study reports a case of a 70-year-old woman who presents medulla oblongata hemorrhage after acupuncture. The patient suffered severe headache, neck pain, vomiting, and weakness after the neck acupuncture. The purpose of presenting this case report is to raise awareness among clinicians of fateful CNS complications during acupuncture. More impo...
Conclusion Results of the present study suggest that acupuncture at HT7 can attenuate anxiety-like behavior induced by withdrawal from chronic morphine treatment through the mediation of GABAA receptor system.
Publication date: December 2017 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 55, Issue 10 Author(s): Mohamed Imran Suida, Michael Ho
This study was conducted to identify the approximate number of licensed acupuncturists active in 2015. The Board of Acupuncture or Board of Medicine in each state or U.S. territory was contacted to collect data. Online license information searching was also performed in order to get accurate numbers of licensed acupuncturists for those states in which a board was unable to be contacted. The study found that the number of licensed acupuncturists in 2015 in the U.S. was 34 481. Of this, more than 50% were licensed in three states alone: California (32.39%), New York (11.89%) and Florida (7.06%). The number of licensed acupun...
Conclusion It can be presumed that the functional connectivity network is closely related to the mechanism of acupuncture, and central integration plays a critical role in the acupuncture mechanism.
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Patrícia Silva de Camargo, Carla Rigo Lima, Maria Luiza de Andrade E Rezende, Adriana Teresa Silva, João Wagner Rodrigues Hernandez, Andréia Maria Silva
In conclusion, volunteers with TMD presented a pattern of Qi deficiency, and the most prevalent imbalance patterns identified were in the kidney and bladder coupled meridians and in the energetic planes Shao Yin (heart/kidney) and Shao Yang (triple energizer/gall bladder).
Conclusions This study suggests that smoking increases sympathetic activity in smokers with a parasympathetic tendency, whereas it lessens sympathetic activity in smokers with a sympathetic tendency. Smoking does this by eliminating the intrinsic tendency of the autonomic nervous system, and these effects can be observed in the BEP at 12 alarm points.
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the present study, the specific channels and points selection and stimulation types need further investigation through clinical trials.