Category Research/Articles

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain Research

Article: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis

“Patients receiving acupuncture had less pain for back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headache respectively. These results were robust to a variety of sensitivity analyses, including those related to publication bias.

Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo.”

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Pediatric Acupuncture Research

This month Medical Acupuncture Journal focused the entire journal to pediatric Acupuncture.

Here are a few PDF links to the research!

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux and Functional Dyspepsia

“reduction of nausea and reported reductions in pain… successfully weaned off proton pump inhibitors. The patients in this cohort tolerated acupuncture very well.”

Acupuncture as an Anesthetic Adjuvant for Pediatric Orthopedic Patients- A Pilot Study and Protocol Description

“Acupuncture was associated with smooth postoperative courses, including low levels of pain and nausea, and relatively rapid recovery from anesthesia and surgery...

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Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic Alopecia: Exploring causes and psychological effects of pattern-baldness with a Western and Chinese Medicine approach.

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Acupuncture to Treat Chronic Lymphoedema

Just came across two Acupuncture research publications from my former hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The research was initiated because of the lack of treatment for lymphoedema in women post breast cancer surgery with removal of lymph nodes in the armpits. Having formerly worked in the breast cancer surgery department at MSK I can attest to it being a huge concern for women and their physicians. Not only is there emotional trauma from being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a treatment (whether it be chemotherapy, radiation, mastectomy, lymph node removal, or a combination), there are also post surgery issues that leave a lot of scars and daily stresses. Lymphoedema is one of them.

Imagine not being able to lower your arm fully because of the swelling, the ph...

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Atherosclerosis

These are some papers I have written during my graduate studies at World Medicine Institute. I am including them for your educational pleasure:

Atherosclerosis: The link between sugar, stress, high cholesterol, and the formation of atheromas (plaques).

Androgenetic Alopecia: Exploring causes and psychological effects of pattern-baldness with a Western and Chinese Medicine approach.

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