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Electro-acupuncture (EA) stimulation at Guangming GB-37 and Jiaoxin KID-8 induce distinct response patterns in the brain.
A paper by Ted Kaptchuk suggests that, rather than being non-specific, placebo effects are in fact the 'specific' effects of healing rituals.
Differences in psychosocial context between RCTs and usual practice could reduce the impact of acupuncture in RCT settings and may lead to under-reporting of benefit by patients in trials, according to a UK study.
Blood supply to the Achilles tendon can be increased by treating the contralateral tendon with either acupuncture or a heat pack.
Transcutaneous electrical stimulation (Acu-TENS) applied at Neiguan P-6 can facilitate an earlier return of haemodynamic parameters to pre-operative values in patients who have undergone acute heart surgery. A Chinese study...
Depth of needle penetration is important for relief of exercise-induced muscular pain, according to a Japanese acupuncture study carried out on twenty-two healthy volunteers.
A paper by Eric Manheimer questions the rationale behind use of sham acupuncture controls in trials of adjuvant acupuncture for in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Researchers in Germany report that both real and sham laser acupuncture results in similar deqi sensations.
In addition to enhancing muscle strength recovery after acute ischaemic stroke (IS), electroacupuncture (EA) appears to regulate the expression of multiple serum proteins that may be beneficial in this situation.
A Harvard team including acupuncture scholar and researcher Ted Kaptchuk has found that placebo pills work even when patients know what they are taking.