Alzheimer’s Disease and Acupuncture-Improve Mood and Cognitive Functions

Alzheimer’s Disease and Acupuncture Treatment Appears to Improve Mood and Cognitive Functions By Editorial Staff Acupuncture Today September, 2000, Vol. 01, Issue 09 Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of intellectual decline and dementia in the elderly, affecting approximately one out of 10 people over age 65 and nearly half over age 85. The … Read more…

Acupuncture for patients with Alzheimer disease: Review

The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for patients with Alzheimer disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials  Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jun;94(22):e933. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000933. Zhou J1, Peng W, Xu M, Li W, Liu Z. Abstract The use of acupuncture for treating Alzheimer disease (AD) has been increasing in frequency over recent years. As more studies are conducted on … Read more…

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…