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

31 Oct 2012

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

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

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

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...

Migration Celebration

24 Sep 2012

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A meta-analysis of the efficacy of acupuncture in treating dysphagia in patients with a stroke

22 Sep 2012

BackgroundDysphagia, or deglutition difficulty, is a common manifestation in patients with a stroke and its management is an important aspect of rehabilitation. Acupuncture, a complementary and alternative therapy, is the subject of growing public inte...

Teaching acupuncture: the Brazilian Medical Residency Programme

18 Sep 2012

Acupuncture has had a successful story in Brazil. With its use in the public health system supported by legislation since 1988, its recognition as a medical specialty in 1995 enabled the introduction of an annual board examination and the creation of a...

Post-stimulation effect of electroacupuncture at Yintang (EX-HN3) and GV20 on cerebral functional regions in healthy volunteers: a resting functional MRI study

15 Sep 2012

Objective The aim of the present work was to observe the activation/deactivation of cerebral functional regions after electroacupuncture (EA) at Yintang (EX-HN3) and GV20 by functional MRI (fMRI).Design A total of 12 healthy volunteers were stimulated ...

Acupuncture improves cognitive deficits and increases neuron density of the hippocampus in middle-aged SAMP8 mice

12 Sep 2012

ObjectivesTo examine whether acupuncture could improve cognitive deficits and reduce the loss of neurons in mice models of ageing.MethodsMale 7.5-month-old senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) and age-matched senescence-resistant inbred strains...

Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study

11 Sep 2012

Acupuncture outperformed sham treatments and standard care when used by people suffering from osteoarthritis, migraines and chronic back, neck and shoulder pain.

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