Evaluation of acupuncture for cancer symptoms in a cancer institute in Brazil

31 Oct 2012
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IntroductionAcupuncture has been progressively included in the practice of mainstream medicine in recent decades. The State of Sao Paulo Cancer Institute is a public hospital established in 2008 and its acupuncture service follows the experience and mo...

Anti-inflammatory effect of electroacupuncture in the C3H/HeJ mouse model of alopecia areata

27 Oct 2012
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Accumulating experimental evidence has indicated that electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation may enhance immune function in several animal models of inflammatory diseases.1 2 However, there are few clinical data on EA stimulation for autoimmune diseases a...

Use of acupuncture in hospices and palliative care services in the UK

26 Oct 2012
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PurposeThe aim of the present work was to evaluate the availability of acupuncture in UK hospices and specialist palliative care services and to identify any barriers to the use of acupuncture in these settings, to determine the characteristics of avai...

Effects of nitric oxide synthase inhibition on cutaneous vasodilation in response to acupuncture stimulation in humans

17 Oct 2012
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ObjectivesThe aim of the present study was to elucidate the mechanism of cutaneous vasodilation following acupuncture stimulation by investigating the roles of nitric oxide (NO) and axon reflex vasodilation.MethodsThe subjects were 17 healthy male volu...

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