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Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost- Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management- White Paper 2017.

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, November 8, 2018, In : Nervous system 

The United States (U.S.) is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public's opioid dependence. Acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and available treatment modality suitable to meeting this need. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the management of numerous types of pain conditions, and mechanis...

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Effect of Acupuncture on Postoperative Ileus after Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, In : Digestive system J Gastric Cancer. 2017 Mar;17(1):11-20. doi: 10.5230/jgc.2017.17.e2. 
By Jung SY, Chae HD, Kang UR, Kwak MA, Kim IH. 


PURPOSE: Acupuncture has recently been accepted as a treatment option for managing postoperative ileus (POI) and various functional gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomized study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on POI and other surgical outcomes in patients who underwent gast...

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Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, In : Nervous system 
Brain. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx015.
By Maeda Y, Kim H, Kettner N, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, et al.,

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory thera...

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Electroacupuncture For Patients With Diarrhea-predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Functional Diarrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 27, 2016, In : Digestive system
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jun; 95(24):e3884.
By Zheng H


Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) and functional diarrhea (FD) are highly prevalent, and the effectiveness of acupuncture for managing IBS-D and FD is still unknown. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of electro-acupuncture with loperamide. It was a prospective, randomized, parallel group controlled trial. A total of 448 participants were randomly a...

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Acupuncture 'doubles the chances of getting pregnant through IVF' - but is the placebo effect?

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, In : Reproductive system 
  • Over 46 per cent of women undergoing acupuncture treatment conceived
  • While only 21.7 per cent of the women became pregnant in the other group 
  • Treatment may be offered as a possible method of improving IVF outcome
  • Expert says it may only work due to patient spending time with practitioner
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Acupuncture Accelerates Recovery After General Anesthesia: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, March 21, 2016, In : Nervous system J Integr Med. 2015; 13 (2): 99-104 By Gemma M 


BACKGROUND: Acupuncture anesthesia was created in the 1950's in China and continues to be used there today during most major surgeries. It is widely used in China for such complex operations as brain, heart, and abdominal surgery. It is popular in China because it is economical, practical, and beneficial to the patients. With acupuncture anesthesia there is less bleeding during surgery and there...

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Pain Intensity and Cervical Range of Motion in Women with Myofascial Pain Treated with Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture: A Double-blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, In : Muscular-skeletal system
Braz J Phys Ther 2015; 19 (1): 34-43.
By Aranha MF 


BACKGROUND: Acupuncture stimulates points on the body, influencing the perception of myofascial pain or altering physiologic functions. 

OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture (EAC) and acupuncture (AC) for myofascial pain of the upper trapezius and cervical range of motion, using SHAM acupuncture as control. 

METHOD: Sixty women presenting at least one trigger poin...

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Efficacy comparison between Chinese medicine's labor inducement methods and conventional methods customary in hospitals

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : Reproductive system
Harefuah 2015; 154 (1): 47-51, 67, 66
By Amir N

INTRODUCTION: According to Chinese medicine, a correct balance of Qi (energy) and quantity of blood are vital in order to commence labor and continue the childbirth process. Correspondingly, there are two main reasons for a delayed or difficult childbirth: lack of Qi and blood or stagnation of Qi and blood.

AIM: Efficacy comparison of Chinese medicine's inducement methods to conventional methods...

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Moxibustion And Acupuncture For The Treatment Of Crohn's Disease

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Immune system 
Randomized controlled trial: Moxibustion and acupuncture for the treatment of Crohn's disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Aug 21;20 (31):11000-11.
By Bao CH

AIM: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of acupuncture and moxibustion for the treatment of active Crohn's disease (CD).
METHODS: Ninety-two patients were equally and randomly divided into the treatment group and received herb-partitioned moxibustion combined with acupuncture...
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York study maps the effects of acupuncture on the brain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : News & research 
The study, by researchers at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School published in Brain Research, indicates that acupuncture has a significant effect on specific neural structures.

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Science Behind Medical Acupuncture

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, November 6, 2014, In : News & research 

A special issue of Medical Acupuncture presents a series of articles by authors from around the world who provide diverse and insightful perspectives on the science and physiologic responses underlying medical acupuncture.

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Acupuncture for Depression: Study

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Nervous system 
People with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling, suggests a new study.

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Acupuncture for chronic achilles tendnopathy: A randomized controlled study

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, August 23, 2013, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
Acupuncture intervention could improve pain and activity in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy compared with eccentric exercises.

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Studies Show That Acupuncture Works for Fibromyalgia

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : Nervous system 
Please refer to the following modern studies.

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Acupuncture Works for Hay Fever

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : E.N.T. 
The following mordern studies show that acupuncture is effective in treating hay fever (allergic rhinitis).

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Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
A landmark study shows that acupuncture provides pain lelief and improves functuin for people with osteoarthrites of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. 

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Electroacupuncture for Moderate and Severe Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : Urinary system 
The results of this research prove that electroacupuncture is effective in treating enlarged prostate.

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News: Acupuncture Is Effective in Treating Breast Cancer Patients for Fatigue

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, November 2, 2012, In : Nervous system 

A three-year trial showed acupuncture had across-the-board benefits, alleviating both mental and physical fatigue and improving overall quality of life in breast cancer patients.
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Modern Research on Acupunture for Back Pain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
Many studies in recent years have shown that acupuncture is more effective than conventional treatments for lower back pain, though some researchers concluded that it's just a placebo effect - no more effective than sham acupuncture which doesn't penetrate the skin or places the needles in random points. I admit the existence of placebo effect, but the question is, to what extent it works? Can it work as well as real acupuncture does? In some studies, acupuncture was delivered for quite a lon...
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