Links to Current Research

 

We live in such an exciting time where the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine are combing to an integrative, pluralistic model.  Additionally, the rate at which scientific research is backing up acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is truly breathtaking.  I get so excited with new research and I’d love to share some of my favorites with you here.

 

Acupuncture and sports injury: 

Management of Sport Injuries with Korean Medicine: A Survey of Korean National Volleyball Team

The Use of Acupuncture in Sports Medicine

A Longitudinal Study of the Reliability of Acupuncture Deqi Sensations in Knee Osteoarthritis

Effect of dry needling of gluteal muscles on straight leg raise: a randomised, placebo controlled, d

Electroacupuncture reduces the evoked responses of the spinal dorsal horn neurons in ankle-sprained

Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms in a 31-Year-Old Woman Using Cervical Manipulatio

 

Acupuncture for stress and anxiety:

Scalp Acupuncture Treatment Protocol for Anxiety Disorders: A Case Report

Shen 2001 (neurological and psychological effects of acupuncture)

 

Acupuncture and fertility:

Paulus et al 2002 Article

 

We are only just beginning to understand the connection between patient and practitioner:

Therapeutic Role of the Practitioners Heart

 

Fascial tissue and an explanation for how acupuncture works:

Langevin et al 2001 Article

 

Unexpected insights into Western Medicine from the study of acupuncture:

MacPherson et al 2016

Acupuncture Increases Bone Strength, Repairs Nerves

 

Western Science proof and study of acupuncture:

New MRI Images Reveal Acupuncture Point Specificity

central peripheral mech of acupuncture on pain 2019

Monitoring Acupuncture Effects on Human Brain by fMRI

 

Cardiovascular Acupuncture Connection:

longhurst 2013

afib case report

 

Acupuncture and cupping as non-invasive treatments for low back pain

Efficacy of acupuncture and electroacupuncture in patients with nonspecific low back pain: study protocol

Qaseem etal_2017 ACP LBP GuidelinesManagement

cupping and back pain

 

A great explanation as to why integrating TCM into the health care system is so challenging:

Witt 2011 Article

 

Acupuncture and chronic pain:

Vickers et al 2012ac

u neural mech lower back pain medicines-05–v3

 

Moxibustion and Pulmonary Fibrosis:

MOXIBUSTION HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT ON PULMONARY FIBROSIS: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH

 

Acupuncture and migraines:

Acupuncture for the prevention of episodic migraine – Linde, K – 2016 | Cochrane Library

Acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis

 

Gua Sha and Neck Pain:

Braun et al 2011

 

IBS and Acupuncture:

Placebo IBS

 

Acupuncture and Cancer – Chemotherapy 

Limiting Chemotherapy Side Effects by Using Moxa – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov

 

Chinese Herbal Medicine for insomnia:

Suan Zao Ren Tang as an Original Treatment for Sleep Difficulty in Climacteric Women: A Prospective