An East Asian Medicine Practitioner is More Than Needles: Toward Whole Practice Research at Society of Acupuncture Research Conference

The transformation of acupuncturists from things to beings as subjects of research – from modality to whole system professionals – got a big boost at the June 26-29, 2019 Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) conference. The alchemical stew for which SAR board member Robert Davis, LAc, MS was master chefRead …

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Case Study: Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis with Acupuncture and Tuina

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This case report chronicles the treatment of a case of plantar fasciitis with acupuncture and tuina over six clinic visits. We present to you an edited excerpt of a pre-approved manuscript, published in Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, by Jonathon Day on a case study of a 41-year-old female patientRead …

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Intervention Study: Acupuncture for PTSD-Stricken Victims of Central Italian Earthquake

On the 24th of August, in 2016, a Mw 6.0 earthquake struck Central Italy, devastating Amatrice and several small towns and villages, causing almost 300 deaths and leaving 30,000 people homeless. Earthquakes are frequently associated with severe psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In thisRead …

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Special Report: Dramatic Progress in Integrative Care for Veterans

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Veterans Day is coming up, which drew our attention to some very encouraging and heart-warming studies on integrative care for veterans, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. We feature excerpts of two studies followed by full-text links to each of the 15 studies at the end ofRead …

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

With the more than 60,000 preventable deaths per year due to opioids in this country, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession needs to work together to get the necessary visibility of providing acupuncture solutions to the crisis. An easy way to elevate acupuncture to the status it deserves forRead …

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Continuous Monitoring and Treatment Confirmation within Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture is gaining international recognition. However, previous research has not adequately and comprehensively described the characteristics of Japanese acupuncture because the studies were not investigated within the Japanese clinical environment. This one-of-a-kind qualitative ethnographic study identifies unique and routine elements of Japanese acupuncture, describes these in detail and examines

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Evidence Supports Integrating Other Treatments with Dry Needling for Low Back Pain

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As many as 85% of all people globally have experienced low-back pain in their lifetimes. No one is exempt whether sedentary or a professional athlete. It is so common that low back pain the the most frequently reported reason that people see their doctor. For that reason alone, this studyRead …

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Acupressure Relieves Sleep Related Neck and Shoulder Pain (Nakchim)

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This study reviews the value of acupressure as a drug-free treatment option for a certain type of neck and shoulder pain. East Asian traditional medicine (EATM) describes a particular type of neck and shoulder pain, called nakchim, which occurs from the wrong sleeping posture, neck muscle abnormality and wind-cold assailing.Read …

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Perspective & Concern about Chinese Herbal Medicine in America

It is estimated by the World Health Organization that 80% of the world population uses herbal medicine. And as healthcare costs rise and incomes decline, many Americans who are not satisfied with western medicine, have turned to alternative and complementary medicine. The authors of this paper cite how Americans are

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Electroacupuncture Mediates Whole-body Glucose Uptake

For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. In the report, an international team of researchers used electroacupuncture to assist with muscle contraction, which led to improved blood sugar

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