Understanding The Molecular Underpinnings Of Acupuncture's Success Could Increase Its Acceptance By Mainstream Medicine

While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood. In a series of studies at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), researchers are demonstrating how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal model of chronic stress. The latest study was published in the April issue of Journal of Endocrinology...
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(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
This study characterizes and evaluates how Integrative Healing Services (IHS) affects patient pain levels and length of stay. We also performed a literature review to examine national trends in inpatient integrative healing.MethodsAn IHS team (e.g. acupuncture, healing touch, music therapy, pet therapy, and counseling) was incorporated into the treatment regimen of neurosurgery inpatients (with>4 days of stay) with chronic or intractable pain, stress or depression, and/or patients intolerant to or who failed physical or occupational therapy.Results34 charts were retrospectively reviewed, with 17 patients receiving IHS...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine examined the therapeutic effects of acupuncture on behavioral changes caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS), proving the far-reaching benefits of this ancient treatment approach. Thanks to the machinations of the media, you probably see emotional disorders like depression and anxiety as mere outcomes of a troubled...
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Conclusion: Acupuncture may improve diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome better than drugs and has the fewest side effects. Sham acupuncture may have curative effect except for placebo effect. In the future, it is necessary to perform highly qualified research to prove this result. Pinaverium bromide also has good curative effects with fewer side effects than other drugs. PMID: 29977312 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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