Film recounts the birth of a radical Bronx clinic that used acupuncture to help people break drug dependence

“Dope Is Death” examines Lincoln Detox, a center founded by a coalition of the Black Panther Party and other groups to fight addictions and deaths in the community.
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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 May 22;2021:5514873. doi: 10.1155/2021/5514873. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (MA) addiction has become a crucial public health concern because of its adverse consequences to individuals and the society.OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical efficacy of laser acupuncture combined with group cognitive behavioral therapy for MA addiction treatment.MATERIALS AND METHODS: MA users who participated in group cognitive behavioral therapy and met the inclusion criteria were referred from psychiatrists to participate. The participants received laser acupuncture treatme...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effects of acupoint thread-embedding therapy and low-carbohydrate diet therapy on obese patients with food addiction.MethodsSixty-five eligible patients were randomized into a thread-embedding group of 33 cases and a diet group of 32 cases to respectively receive 12-week treatment. Before treatment, after treatment and at 6-month follow-up, the two groups were observed and compared in terms of body mass (BM), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI), body fat rate (BFR), basal metabolic rate (BMR) and Yale food addiction scale version ...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
By HANS DUVEFELT A “frozen shoulder” can be manipulated to move freely again under general anesthesia. The medications we use to put patients to sleep for such procedures work on the brain and don’t concentrate in the shoulder joints at all. An ingrown toenail can be removed or an arthritic knee can be replaced by injecting a local anesthetic – at the base of the toe or into the spine – interrupting the connection between the body and the brain. An arthritic knuckle can stop hurting and move more freely after a steroid injection that dramatically reduces inflammation, giving lasting r...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Patients Physicians Primary Care Hans Duvefelt Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2021Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Mi Young Lee, Bong Hyo Lee, Hee Young Kim, Chae Ha Yang
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion: This systematic review provides evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture in treating IA disorder, and it is of great significance for effective clinical routine treatment of IA. Trial registration number: INPLASY 2020120099
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
Am J Public Health. 2021 Mar 18:e1-e11. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.306080. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFailed by mainstream medical institutions, 1970s revolutionaries of color sought to take health care into their own hands. A lesser-known phenomenon was their use of acupuncture. In 1970, an alliance of Black, Latinx, and White members at Lincoln Detox, a drug treatment program in the South Bronx area of New York City, learned of acupuncture as an alternative to methadone. In Oakland, California, Tolbert Small, MD, used acupuncture for pain management following his exposure to the practice as part of a 1972 Black Panther Pa...
Source: American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
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