Effect of acupuncture treatment for weight loss on gut flora in patients with simple obesity

08 Sep 2012

IntroductionAcupuncture is used in the management of obesity, but the mechanisms of its action are not known. We explored the effect of abdominal acupuncture treatment on body mass index (BMI) and on intestinal flora.Materials and methodsThe study was ...

The combined effect of acupuncture and Tanacetum parthenium on quality of life in women with headache: randomised study

08 Sep 2012

BackgroundThe aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy and tolerability of acupuncture (AC), Tanacetum (TAN) or combined treatment on quality of life in women with chronic migraine (CM).MethodsA total of 69 women volunteers were randoml...

Is there a role for acupuncture in the treatment of tendinopathy?

23 Aug 2012

Tendinopathy is a debilitating condition in athletic and sedentary populations for which a gold standard treatment strategy does not yet exist. While the pathophysiology of tendinopathy is well understood, a debate remains as to the nature of the pain ...

Acupuncture for treatment of hospital-induced constipation in children: a retrospective case series study

21 Aug 2012

ObjectiveAcupuncture is a promising option in the treatment of functional bowel disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptance of acupuncture for the treatment of hospital-induced constipation (HIC) in children.MethodsB...

Do not judge according to appearance: patients’ preference of a doctor’s face does not influence their assessment of the patient-doctor relationship

21 Aug 2012

ObjectivesThe aim of this study was to investigate whether a patient's preference for a doctor's face is associated with better assessments of relational empathy in the patient–doctor relationship after the first clinical consultation.MethodsA to...

Intramuscular stimulation therapy for healthcare: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials

07 Aug 2012

ObjectiveA systematic review of randomised controlled trials was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of intramuscular stimulation (IMS).MethodsElectronic databases including Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Al...

Evaluation of different moxibustion doses for lumbar disc herniation: multicentre randomised controlled trial of heat-sensitive moxibustion therapy

01 Aug 2012

BackgroundThere is some evidence for the effectiveness of moxibustion for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), but it remains unclear what dose is optimal.ObjectiveTo compare the effectiveness of a new technique of individualised ‘sensi...

Acupuncture combined with curcumin disrupts platelet-derived growth factor {beta} receptor/extracellular signal-regulated kinase signalling and stimulates extracellular matrix degradation in carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic fibrosis in rats

04 Jul 2012

BackgroundAcupuncture treatment has been increasingly used to treat chronic liver diseases. We previously reported that acupuncture combined with curcumin, a natural antifibrotic compound, could remarkably attenuate liver fibrosis in chemically intoxic...

National Herbal Medicine Week Established

02 May 2012

Tweet National Herbal Medicine Week is a chance for the public to find out more about this effective and safe form of medicine that has benefited patients for thousands of years. National Herbal Medicine Week is an opportunity to encourage dialogue to dispel any misconceptions about herbal medicine as well as explore the many benefits of this time-proven and effective medicine,” stated AAAOM President Michael Jabbour.   The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) are pleased to join in the promotion of National Herbal Medicine Week from May 1-7, 2012 sponsored by the AAAOM, in recognition of.

Acupuncture Anti-Pain Discovery – New Research

29 Apr 2012

Tweet Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neuroscience Center have published a new method to eliminate pain using acupuncture point location as a basis for the procedure. It all started when researchers measured that adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter with antinociceptive properties, is produced by acupuncture stimulation. The chief investigator who made the initial discovery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York stated, “acupuncture releases a natural pain-relieving molecule into the body…. Adenosine is a key to reducing pain during acupuncture treatment.” Nociceptors, commonly referred to as pain receptors, are blocked by adenosine. Acupuncture stimulates the natural production of adenosine within the body. Even.

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