Acupuncture

Immune System Benefits

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | 0 comments

Immune System Benefits

Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine researchers discovered that electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.”  In addition, the researchers document that electroacupuncture applied to ST36 enhances serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels, interleukin (IL)-2, and IL-17. Results were Read more...

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Endometriosis

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Endometriosis

Researchers from Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine University and Haian Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital find acupuncture combined with herbs effective for the alleviation of endometriosis. Two patient groups were compared in a six month clinical trial. One group received Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) and the other group received mifepristone (RU-486®, a synthetic steroid that inhibits progesterone action, used for the treatment endometriosis or as an abortifacient). Read more...

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Essential Hypertension

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Essential Hypertension

Heilongjiang Woniutuzhen Hospital researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of essential hypertension. In a controlled study, patients received acupuncture treatments for six weeks and achieved significantly lower ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), sitting blood pressure, and overall heart rates after treatment with acupuncture. ABP was measured with an ABP monitor and sitting blood pressure was measured with a sphygmomanometer. Based on the pre-treatment and post-treatment blood Read more...

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Migraines and Headaches

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Migraines and Headaches

Acupuncture enhances positive patient outcome rates for patients suffering from headaches. In separate and independent investigations, researchers have determined that acupuncture significantly boosts the effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) and levo-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP) drug therapy. Since the late 1970s, neurosurgeons have implanted ONS devices at the base of the skull for the treatment of headaches. An electrical signal is generated by ONS devices to override pain. Researchers Read more...

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Acupuncture Benefits Immune System

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | 0 comments

Acupuncture Benefits Immune System

Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine researchers discovered that electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.” In addition, the researchers document that electroacupuncture applied to ST36 enhances serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels, interleukin (IL)-2, and IL-17. Results were confirmed Read more...

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Treatment of Hypertension

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research | 0 comments

Treatment of Hypertension

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of hypertension in middle-aged adults. In a groundbreaking eight week acupuncture trial, an international research team documents that acupuncture causes significant improvements in both brachial blood pressure and central aortic blood pressure in hypertensive middle-aged adults. The scientific investigation was a collaboration between researchers from Larkin Community Hospital (Miami, Florida), Marymount University (Arlington, Virginia), Read more...

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