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Blood perfusion at the acupoint Hegu L.I.-4 increases when the contralateral Hegu L.I.-4 is stimulated by acupuncture, according to Chinese team.
An international team, consisting of acupuncturists, doctors, patients, researchers and medical insurance company representatives has produced a consensus document aimed at those conducting comparative effectiveness research (CER) trials in acupuncture.
Many patients with low back pain (LBP) might benefit significantly from individualised, multidisciplinary care that includes access to complementary medicine in addition to conventional care, according to a study from the USA.
In an attempt to educate consumers and counter scaremongering, UK-based campaign group, the Alliance for Natural Health International (ANH-Intl) has put into perspective the risks involved in taking herbs and nutritional supplements.
Acupuncture is cost-effective for the treatment of chronic pain, according to a systematic review carried out by UK researchers.
A UK-based study looking at acupuncture carried out in a busy GP practice by an experienced traditional acupuncturist, found that it resulted in clinically relevant improvements in patients’ MYMOP scores for a variety of conditions.
Using fMRI, Chinese researchers have shown that the organisation of functional brain networks is altered after acupuncture and that these alterations exhibit point specificity.
Acupuncture needling at Yanglingquan GB-34, traditionally classified as an influential point for muscles and tendons, results in a subtle but specific inhibitory effect on the excitability of the brain’s motor system – the network of brain regions involved in activating muscles to produce body movements.
Chinese researchers have found electro-acupuncture at points on the head to be helpful for increasing neuroplasticity in cerebral motor regions following ischaemic stroke.
A team of Chinese investigators has shown that acupuncture has regulatory effects on mucosal and cellular immunity in patients with allergic asthma.