Home electroacupuncture for persistent postsurgical pain: a patient’s report

22 Aug 2013
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A 30-year-woman presented with iatrogenic myofascial facial pain of 12 months’ duration after surgical treatment for bilateral temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Limited response to manual acupuncture was followed by a trial of electroacup...

Acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for hypersexuality in a patient who was uraemic: a case report

21 Aug 2013
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This report concerns a case that shows the apparent successful use of acupuncture and moxibustion in treating hypersexuality. The patient was a 60-year-old Chinese woman with a history of uraemia for 4 years and hypersexuality for 7 months, t...

Clinical effect of acupuncture on cervical spondylotic radiculopathy: results of a case series

21 Aug 2013
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ObjectiveTo observe the effectiveness of acupuncture applied to the cervical region of patients with upper extremity radicular symptoms due to cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CSR).Methods15 subjects diagnosed with CSR and with upper extremity pain ...

MRI evaluation of metal acupuncture needles

16 Aug 2013
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ObjectiveTo evaluate the MR compatibility of three metal acupuncture needles (a standard stainless steel needle, a gold needle and an austenitic stainless steel needle) by comparing their imaging artefacts, radiofrequency heating effects and ease of op...

Is acupuncture a risk factor for hepatitis C virus infection?

16 Aug 2013
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A recently published report in the Journal of Medical Virology on the epidemiological features of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by Seong et al1 has provided interesting and important data regarding the transmission factors of HCV in South Korea. Fr...

Neuroanatomical basis for acupuncture point PC8 in the rat: neural tracing study with cholera toxin subunit B

16 Aug 2013
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ObjectivesThis study was performed to investigate the innervations related to acupuncture point PC8 in rats using a neural tracing technique.MethodsAfter 6 μL of 1% cholera toxin subunit B (CTB) was injected into the site between the second and...

What God forgot to tell surgeons: the science of acupuncture

12 Aug 2013
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Dr Daniel Keown trained at Manchester University, qualifying in 1998, and has also studied traditional Chinese acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (part of Kingston University) and in China.Currently, Dr Keown combines ...

Differential brain effects of laser and needle acupuncture at LR8 using functional MRI

06 Aug 2013
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ObjectiveWhile needle acupuncture is a well-accepted technique, laser acupuncture is being increasingly used in clinical practice. The differential effects of the two techniques are of interest. We examine this in relation to brain effects of activatio...

An exploratory review of the electroacupuncture literature: clinical applications and endorphin mechanisms

05 Aug 2013
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Electroacupuncture (EA) is widely used in clinical practice and research, as well as in experimental investigations into the mechanisms of acupuncture. This study explores publication trends in clinical and experimental studies of EA (1975–2011) ...

A case of electroacupuncture therapy for pressure ulcer

05 Aug 2013
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Pressure ulcers (also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers) are areas of localised injury to the skin and underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear forces. This type of ulcer is on...

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