Acupuncture and Alzheimer’s Disease

Acupuncture Improves Cerebral Microenvironment in Mice with Alzheimer’s Disease Treated with Hippocampal Neural Stem Cells By:Zhao, L (Zhao, Lan)[ 1,2 ] ; Zhou, CL (Zhou, Chunlei)[ 3 ] ; Li, L (Li, Li)[ 1,2 ] ; Liu, JW (Liu, Jianwei)[ 4 ] ; Shi, HY (Shi, Huiyan)[ 1,2 ] ; Kan, BH (Kan, Bohong)[ 1,2 ] … Read more…

Autoimmune Diseases and the potential role of Chinese Herbal Medicine

Autoimmune Diseases and the potential role of Chinese Herbal Medicine by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon BACKGROUND TO THE DISEASE CATEGORY Autoimmune diseases are chronic disorders that have been difficult, and often impossible, to cure.  There can be remission of symptoms—spontaneously or as the result of applied therapies—but the potential for return … Read more…

Chinese Philosophy, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Herbals

Chinese Philosophy and Chinese Medicine First published Tue Apr 28, 2015 from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy According to Zhang Xichun 張錫純 (1860–1933), one of the leading reformers of Chinese medicine in the early twentieth century: Many recent medical journal reports take the view that [traditional Chinese] philosophy holds back the progress of medicine, but their authors … Read more…

Acupuncture and treatment of dysphagia after stroke

Clinical research of the five needles combined with rehabilitation training treatment dysphagia after stroke Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 29(5 Suppl):1745-1748, 2016 Sep. Li Y; Ren K; Xing R; Peng J; Zhang Z; Zhao J. To compare therapeutic effects of Five Needles of the Nape and routine acupuncture on treatment of pseudo bulbar paralysis dysphagia after Brain stroke. 60 patients were randomly … Read more…

Acupuncture and the improvement of visual function

Improvement in Visual Function in Patients with Inherited Diseases of the Retina Following Acupuncture Treatment.   Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde. 233(4):416-23, 2016 Apr. [Clinical Trial. Journal Article] Blechschmidt, T; Krumsiek, M; Todorova, M G. BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was to examine the short-term effect on visual function of acupuncture treatment in a cohort of patients with … Read more…

Coming to a Hospital Near You: Acupuncture Future

Coming to a Hospital Near You: Acupuncture By Editorial Staff Revised pain management assessment and management standards1 by The Joint Commission require accredited hospitals to “provide nonpharmacologic pain treatment modalities” as a necessary performance element. The new standard, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, is a clear recognition not only of the dangers of opioids and … Read more…

Acupuncture and Dry Eye Syndrome

Acupuncture reduces symptoms of dry eye syndrome: a preliminary observational study. Jeon JH1, Shin MS, Lee MS, Jeong SY, Kang KW, Kim YI, Choi SM. J J Altern Complement Med. 2010 Dec; 16(12):1291-4. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0537. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment on dry eye syndrome. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study. SETTING: The … Read more…

Treating Macular Degeneration With Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture Today March, 2008, Vol. 09, Issue 03     Treating Macular Degeneration With Chinese Medicine By Andy Rosenfarb, LAc, MTOM Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the slow deterioration of the cells in the macula, a tiny yellowish area near the center of the retina. The macula gives us clear central vision and fine detailed … Read more…

Acupuncture in the Treatment or Prevention of Migraine, Tension-Type Headache, or Chronic Headache Disorders

Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment or Prevention of Migraine, Tension-Type Headache, or Chronic Headache Disorders Coeytaux RR, Befus D. Headache. 2016 Jul;56(7):1238-40. doi: 10.1111/head.12857. Epub 2016 Jul 13.  OBJECTIVE: To summarize the current evidence that evaluates the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment or prevention of migraine, tension-type headache, and chronic headache disorders. METHODS: Findings from … Read more…