Addressing the common flaws often found in arguments against acupuncture: What you really need to know

(Natural News) You might have heard a lot of acupuncture success stories, but if you’ve ever seriously considered this treatment for yourself, you were likely greeted with a lot of skepticism. Here’s a look at some of the common arguments people make against acupuncture and why they’re way off base. The first and possibly most...
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Condition:   Peripheral Neuropathy Interventions:   Other: Manual acupuncture;   Other: Electro-acupuncture Sponsor:   Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Not yet recruiting
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Condition:   Sleep Disorder (Disorder) Intervention:   Procedure: electroacupuncture+auricular pressure, Sponsor:   Taipei City Hospital Recruiting
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Conditions:   Premenstrual Syndrome;   Dysmenorrhea Interventions:   Drug: Conventional gynecologic treatment;   Device: Low dose acupuncture;   Device: High dose acupuncture Sponsor:   Taipei City Hospital Enrolling by invitation
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Arslan, Hakan / Ahmed, Hany Mohamed Aly / Y ıldız, Ezgi Doğanay / Gündoğdu, Eyup Candaş / Seçkin, Fatih / Arslan, SümeyyePage 270 - 277Objective: Endodontic treatment generally results in a wide range of postoperative pain intensity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of preoperative acupuncture on postoperative pain in molar teeth with symptomatic apical periodontitis.Method and Materials: Thirty patients having symptomatic apical periodontitis with a preoperative and percussion pain of visual analog scale (VAS) more than 60 were included in this study. The patients were randomly dis...
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Conditions:   Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;   Lumbar Spondylolisthesis;   Low Back Pain;   Sciatica;   Neurogenic Claudication Interventions:   Drug: Herbal medicine;   Procedure: Chuna manual medicine;   Procedure: Bee venom pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Pharmacopuncture;   Procedure: Acupuncture;   Procedure: Electroacupuncture;   Procedure: Cupping;   Procedure: Other intervention(s) Sponsors:   Jaseng Medical Foundation;   Haeundae Jasen...
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Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the most common risk factors and symptoms of other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient's Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Hamilton Depression R...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Feng-jiao SHEN, Jia XU, Yi-jun ZHAN, Qin-hui FU, Jian PEIAbstractObjectiveThe goal of this study is to systematically assess the effectiveness of acupuncture compared with medication for migraine.MethodsThe Cochrane Library, PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, China National Knowledge Infrastructure(CNKI), Sinomed, the Chongqing VIP full-text periodical database (VIP) and Wanfang were searched by computer to identify the randomized controlled trails comparing acupuncture with medication for migraine from the beginning of these...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): JIN Bonnie Xia, JIN Louis Lei, JIN Guan-YuanAbstractIn the mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia, an important aspect often overlooked is the anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture, which is mainly attained through the self-limiting inflammatory response-inflammatory reflex and its regulation of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) axis and autonomic nerve system (the vagus nerve and the sympathetic postganglionic fiber). The significance of anti-inflammatory effect of acupuncture in analgesia is manifested twofold: T...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Kuo ZHANG, Zhi-fang XU, Kai LI, Xue ZHAO, Bo CHEN, Yi GUO, Shen-jun WANGAbstractPain is a global problem and has been found sensitive to acupuncture. A large number of existing and newly published studies have demonstrated the analgesic effect of electroacupuncture (EA) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) rat model, necessitating a new and comprehensive review. To evaluate the curative effect of EA on thermal hyperalgesia in CFA rats, and to explore parameters that influence treatment effects, studies of EA treatmen...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the more common risk factors, numerous other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient’s PSQI, HDRS, and SAS score decreased, as well as the plasma...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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