The American College of Physicians formally recommends acupuncture for the treatment of back pain. Citing quality evidence in modern research, the ACP notes that non-pharmacologic treatment with acupuncture for the treatment of chronic low back pain is recommended & successful in lasting pain management.
Researchers find acupuncture combined with moxibustion is more effective for the treatment of painful menstruation than ibuprofen. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and hemorheological characteristics for patients with painful menstruation (dysmenorrhea). Let’s take a look at the results!
Researchers (Zheng-tao, et al.) find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and conclude that it is a potentially valid and successful substitute for the CPAP machine. The findings indicate that acupuncture is a proven treatment option for sleep apnea patients looking for a cost-effective alternative to standard treatment or for those who find sleeping with the machine difficult to manage.
A powerful type of acupuncture is proven effective for the treatment of urinary incontinence. In a Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine clinical trial, standard acupuncture stimulation demonstrated a 54% total effective rate, however; a specialized electroacupuncture treatment protocol yielded an 86% total effective rate. We’ll take a look how these remarkable results were achieved.
Researchers from Jinan University (Guangzhou, China) conclude that acupuncture is effective for the alleviation of depression. In the study, the acupuncture treatment group achieved a total efficacy rate of 88.9% and the drug control group achieved an efficacy rate of 84.8%.
Acupuncture produces a higher rate of pregnancies than fertility medications with significantly less adverse effects. In a controlled clinical trial, researchers document that acupuncture outperforms bromocriptine and bromocriptine plus clomiphene for the treatment of infertility for women with hyperprolactinemia (HPL). Acupuncture produced a 43.3% pregnancy rate whereas fertility medications produced 20% pregnancy rate.
Researchers discover anti-inflammatory effects stimulated by acupuncture.
Anti-inflammatory biochemical responses are stimulated by the application of acupuncture. As a result, the body decreases swelling associated with arthritis. In addition, acupuncture prevents postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions. The research is confirmed across several studies including laboratory investigations.
Researchers have successfully documented not only that acupuncture is safe and effective for the relief of migraines, but also how acupuncture achieves positive outcomes.
Clinical trials demonstrate that acupuncture relieves chronic constipation and produces greater long-term patient outcomes than drugs. Acupuncture plus herbs produced a high total effective rate and very low relapse rate. Let’s take a look at the results of the investigations.
Researchers find acupuncture and moxibustion effective for clearing acne in patients with the Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis of yin deficiency.