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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Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): T. TegiacchiAbstractIntroductionAcupuncture had a different approaches since its beginnings. Using traditional energetic points with an interaction of 5 elements and meridian theories with manual diagnosis of tender points has been proposed. This procedure can be an effective treatment in musculoskeletal disease but its development is short.ObjectivesTo evaluate the efficacy of energetic points of tendinomuscular meridian in the treatment of pain, quality of life and function of the knee.DesignRandomized controll...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Brain Ischemia;   Hemiplegic Patients With Stroke;   Image Science;   Electrophysiology of Neuromuscular;   Abdominal Acupuncture Interventions:   Other: Abdominal acupuncture;   Other: Sham abdominal acupuncture Sponsors:   Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine;   Chinese University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   ACL;   ACL Injury Intervention:   Other: Acupuncture + Standard of Care Sponsor:   Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Enrolling by invitation
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: The evidence for acupuncture to treat couples with subfertility undergoing ART remains unclear. Further research is needed, with high-quality trials undertaken and reported. PMID: 30327681 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsVarious models for integrating CAM with UK primary care were identified. Social prescribing and NHS/patient co-funded CAM may be potentially sustainable models for future integration. Lack of funding and negative perceptions of CAM remain the primary challenge to integration. Evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of integrated services is vital to ensure sustainability.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) Some of the best remedies for many physical health problems were inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. With thousands of years of experience and wisdom backing it, the approach has long been a good source of safe yet effective treatments for a variety of ailments. Despite this, it still doesn’t quite get...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this article is to review the recent literature and discuss the new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of functional dyspepsia (FD).Recent FindingsAccording to the recent American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) guideline for dyspepsia,Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication is recommended as a first treatment option, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), tricyclic antidepressants, and prokinetics are listed as second-line therapy. On the other hand, in the Japanese guideline for FD, PPIs and prokinetics are recommended as ...
Source: Current Gastroenterology Reports - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results show that classical massage therapy is not significantly inferior to acupuncture therapy in the period from admission to follow-up. Thus, the non-inferiority of the KMT to the AKU cannot be proven in the context of the defined irrelevance area. PMID: 30321900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und Unfallchirurgie - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Z Orthop Unfall Source Type: research
ConclusionsA debate for standardization of the terminology is necessary. This preliminary research can provide a basic outline for the standardization consensus process, and we believe it is noteworthy to discuss miniscalpel needle and miniscalpel acupuncture along with acupotomy and needle knife on the subject.
Source: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Traditional Chinese medicine remains a valuable portal into an alternative way of perceiving health and illness. In view of holistic health care, this article supports nursing professionals embracing the concept and the skill of acupuncture as a great gift to empower them to expand on their already remarkable capacity in the nursing profession.
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
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