Chinese New Year 2013 -Year of the Snake

10 Feb 2013

Tweet   February 10, 2013 marks the Chinese New Year, kicking off the Year of the Black Water Snake in Chinese Astrology. Snake years tend to bring unexpected transformations to our lives. Yet while there may not be many outward manifestations of change, there will be plenty of activity beneath the surface. Behind-the-scenes talks, secret negotiations and clandestine activity will characterize this Chinese year … things are not what they seem in a Snake year.   The Water element is emotive, compassionate and perceptive. By tuning into your intuition, you can detect changes that can’t be perceived with the naked eye. Snake years reward those who do plenty of research.

Shen’s textbook on the management of autoimmune diseases with Chinese medicine

08 Feb 2013

It is our duty as doctors to explore every treatment option in order to assist patients both physically and psychologically (p xv)This comprehensive and scholarly book is the latest of several impressive tomes from Donica Publishing, a small Anglo-Chin...

Could acupuncture at the so-called forbidden points be harmful to the health of pregnant Wistar rats?

05 Feb 2013

AimThis study is the second report from a single experiment planned to determine if acupuncture at LI4 and SP6, or at the sacral points, could produce any harm in the pregnancy outcome of Wistar rats, as has been hypothesised in traditional knowledge. ...

Sympathetic nervous system responses to acupuncture and non-penetrating sham acupuncture in experimental forearm pain: a single-blind randomised descriptive study

02 Feb 2013

ObjectiveTo quantify the sympathetic nervous system response to acupuncture and non-penetrating sham acupuncture in volunteers with pain.MethodsA single-blind, randomised controlled study of 36 healthy adults with no recent participation in forearm str...

Effects of acupuncture on the outcome of in vitro fertilisation and intracytoplasmic sperm injection in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

01 Feb 2013

BackgroundDifferent mechanisms have been described for the effects of acupuncture on fertility. Acupuncture may mediate neurotransmitter release, which results in the stimulation of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone secretion. The production of neurotran...

Perceptual motor features of expert acupuncture lifting-thrusting skills

01 Feb 2013

BackgroundLittle is known with regard to how acupuncture skills are optimally taught, learnt and evaluated despite clear evidence that technical skill acquisition is important to trainee success in health professions.ObjectivesThis study reports an inv...

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