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Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Last Reviewed : 12/23/2020
Acupuncture

Acupuncture (from Latin, acus (needle) and punctura (to puncture) is a form of alternative medicine and a key component oftraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) involving thin needles inserted into the body at acupuncture points. It can be associated with the application of heat, pressure, or laser light to these same points. Acupuncture is commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Clinical practice varies depending on the country. There is a diverse range of acupuncture approaches, involving different philosophies. The method used in TCM is likely the most widely adopted in the US; it is rarely used alone but rather as an adjunct to other forms of treatment. TCM theory and practice are not based upon scientific knowledge, and acupuncture has been described as a type of pseudoscience.

 

Basic Information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/acupunc... MAYO CLINIC Acupuncture

http://www.medicalacupuncture.org/For-Patients/Art... ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?

http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/tc/acupuncture-t... WEB MD Acupuncture - Topic Overview

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Acupuncture/Pages/Int... NHS UK Acupuncture

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/treatment/acu... UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER Acupuncture

http://www.livescience.com/29494-acupuncture.html LIVE SCIENCE What is Acupuncture?

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments_an... CLEVELAND CLINIC Acupuncture

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory... BUPA Acupuncture

http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/acupun... HEALTH LINE Acupuncture and Depression

http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Acupunc... NEWS MEDICAL What is Acupuncture?

http://psychcentral.com/lib/acupuncture-anxiety-de... PSYCH CENTRAL Acupuncture, Anxiety & Depression

https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/special-... MERCK MANUALS (PROFESSIONAL VERSION) Acupuncture

http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthtopics/content.as... HEALTH LINK Acupuncture

 

Advanced Information:

http://www.medicinenet.com/acupuncture/article.htm MEDICINE NET Acupuncture

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/156488.ph... MEDICAL NEWS TODAY Acupuncture: How Does Acupuncture Work?

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e... ACUPUNCTURE: REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF REPORTS ON CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/alternative-...SPINE HEALTH Acupuncture: An Ancient Treatment for a Current Problem

http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/100_199/0135... AETNA Acupuncture

 

Research:

http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?acci... : Zhang X-c, Xu X-p, Xu W-t, Hou W-z,Cheng Y-y, Li C-x, et al. (2015) Acupuncture Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. PLoS ONE 10(4):e0125240. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125240

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/613970/ Jimin Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Seung Min Lee, et al., “Acupuncture Antiarrhythmic Effects on Drug Refractory Persistent Atrial Fibrillation: Study Protocol for a Randomized, Controlled Trial,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 613970, 6 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/613970

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/812568/ Lijun Bai and Lixing Lao, “Neurobiological Foundations of Acupuncture: The Relevance and Future Prospect Based on Neuroimaging Evidence,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 812568, 9 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/812568

http://systematicreviewsjournal.biomedcentral.com/... The effectiveness of acupuncture research across components of the trauma spectrum response (tsr): a systematic review of reviews BY Courtney Lee et al., ystematic Reviews20121:46 DOI: 10.1186/2046-4053-1-46

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2016/9245186/ Jia Wang, Yanbing Zhai, Jiani Wu, Shitong Zhao, Jing Zhou, and Zhishun Liu, “Acupuncture for Chronic Urinary Retention due to Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2016, Article ID 9245186, 9 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/9245186

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/260510/ Yu Bai, Jun Wang, Jin-peng Wu, et al., “Review of Evidence Suggesting That the Fascia Network Could Be the Anatomical Basis for Acupoints and Meridians in the Human Body,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 260510, 6 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/260510

http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/ar... Acupressure for smoking cessation – a pilot study by Adrian R White et al., BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)20077:8 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-7-8

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/516916/ Giovanna Franconi, Luigi Manni, Sven Schröder, Paolo Marchetti, and Nicola Robinson, “A Systematic Review of Experimental and Clinical Acupuncture in Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy,”Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 516916, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/516916

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/657809/ Xian-Liang Liu, Jing-Yu Tan, Alex Molassiotis, Lorna K. P. Suen, and Yan Shi, “Acupuncture-Point Stimulation for Postoperative Pain Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 657809, 28 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/657809

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2015/320701/ Zheng-tao Lv, Wen Song, Jing Wu, et al., “Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 320701, 12 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/320701

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/762615/ Julia Johansson and Elisabet Stener-Victorin, “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Effect and Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Ovulation Induction,” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2013, Article ID 762615, 16 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/762615

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2011/671043/ Carole A. Paley, Michael I. Bennett, and Mark I. Johnson, “Acupuncture for Cancer-Induced Bone Pain?,”Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2011, Article ID 671043, 8 pages, 2011. doi:10.1093/ecam/neq020

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/43/... A brief history of acupuncture by A. White and E. Ernst Rheumatology (2004) 43 (5): 662-663.doi:10.1093/rheumatology/keg005

 

 

Other Articles:

https://www.ivas.org/about-ivas/what-is-veterinary... INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY ACCUPUNCTURE SOCIETY

http://www.petmd.com/dog/wellness/evr_multi_veteri... PET MD Acupuncture for Pets

http://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/clinical-se...Acupuncture

 

Other Helpful Resources(support groups):

http://www.acupuncture.org.uk/ BRITISH ACUPUNCTURE COUNCIL

http://www.acupuncture.org.au/ AUSTRALIAN ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE ASSOCIATION LTD

 

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Presentations/Quiz/Newspaper articles:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-acup... THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Can Acupuncture Treat Depression?

http://v6news.tv/woman-loses-eyesight-due-to-acupu... V6 NEWS Woman Loses Eyesight Due To Acupuncture Treatment In Hyderabad

 

 

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