Effect of Acupuncture at Tender Points for the Management of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Case Series

Abstract Background Affecting more women than men, fibromyalgia (FMS) is a rheumatic syndrome characterized by chronic, diffuse and widespread musculoskeletal pain, and its pathogenesis is still unknown. Among the recommended treatments, acupuncture (for its analgesic effects) is an effective option for reducing the pain sensitivity and improving quality of life. Therefore, this study aimed to […]

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The Promise and Problem of Placebo

Placebo is Latin for “I Shall Please” and involves a phenomenon of particular interest to much of Chinese medical research, especially Acupuncture – whose complex clinical physical and emotional interactions largely escape the neat and tidy gold standard for (pharmaceutical) evidencing: the double-blind-randomized-controlled study, and as such deserves special attention.  Many long ago cast and […]

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Effect of Acute Acupuncture Treatment 
on Exercise Performance and Postexercise Recovery: A Systematic Review

Abstract Background: Preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture applied proximally during a single bout of exercise can enhance exercise performance and/or expedite post-exercise recovery. The purpose of this investigation was to review trials, systematically and critically, that have investigated such hypotheses and delineate areas for future research. Methods:  A systematic review using computerized databases was performed. […]

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on Exercise Performance and Postexercise Recovery: A Systematic Review"

New Brazilian Study Shows Promise of Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

Impact of electroacupuncture on quality of life for patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis under treatment with immunomodulators:  A randomized study. Juan G Quispe-Cabanillas, Alfredo Damasceno, Felipe Glehn, Carlos O Brandão, Benito P Damasceno, Wanderley D Silveira and Leonilda M Santos. METHODS 31 adult patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) were randomly and blindly (to patients […]

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The Importance of “Zheng” – diagnostic pattern differentiation – in clinical trials of Chinese medicine

Efficacy and side effects of Chinese Herbal Medicine for menopausal symptoms: a critical review.  Lian-wei XU, Jia Man, Roland Salchow, Michael Kentsch, Xue-jun Cui, Hong-yong Deng, Zhuo-jun Sun, and Lan Kluwe “Chinese herbal medicine may be effective for at least some menopausal symptoms while side effects are less likely than with hormone therapy. However, all these findings need to be confirmed in further […]

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Piedmont Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

WELCOME  你好! Evidence Postings – Abstracts and full texts of clinical trial research into the traditional therapies of Chinese medicine: Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese dietary therapy, Moxibustion, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Cupping, Tai Ji Quan (“Tai Chi”) and Qi Gong. Research Commentary – Explorations, critiques, and commentary on clinical trial methodologies of Chinese medical […]

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