Positive statistical evidence acupuncture is effective for chronic pain: Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis of 17, 922 patients
Research showing the existence of acupuncture meridians:
CT scans reveal the anatomical structures of acupuncture points.
"A truly unique finding, acupuncture points exhibit special oxygen characteristics. Acupuncture points and acupuncture channels are scientifically measurable phenomena in repeated experiments." New CT Scans Reveal Acupuncture Points http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1230-new-ct-scans-reveal-acupuncture-points
Acupuncture offered the same level of pain relief as analgesic drugs when patients rated their pain one hour after treatment, a randomised controlled study of about 550 patients.
Effect of minimal acupuncture for infantile colic: a multicentre, three-armed, single-blind, randomised controlled trial (ACU-COL)
Acupuncture Helps Infants in ICU:
Exercise may work as well as surgery for knee exercises:
Acupuncture to help with the opioid epidemic:
Why useless surgery is still popular:
Acupuncture Gives Back Pain Relief From Disk Herniations:
How does grief cause physical pain?
Acupuncture Relieves Systemic Inflammation:
"Researchers in Korea have identified a mechanism by which acupuncture stimulation at the acupoint ST36 (Zusanli) has an anti-inflammatory effect. By down regulating tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), acupuncture relieves systemic inflammation."http://www.healthcmi.com/…/1714-acupuncture-anti-inflammato…
Using Gut Bacteria to Treat Mental Illness:
“These bacteria are capable of producing and delivering neuroactive substances . . . which act on the brain–gut axis,” wrote lead author Dinan. “Evidence is emerging of benefits in alleviating symptoms of depression and in chronic fatigue syndrome. Such benefits may be related to the anti-inflammatory actions of certain psychobiotics and a capacity to reduce hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity.” https://experiencelife.com/ar…/psychobiotics-mental-illness/
Acupuncture's Role in Solving The Opioid Epidemic:
"Acupuncture has been recommended as a first line non-pharmacologic therapy by the FDA, as well as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in coping with the opioid crisis. The Joint Commission has also mandated that hospitals provide non-pharmacologic pain treatment modalities." Acupuncture is being recommended as a first line treatment for treating acute, chronic and post-surgical pain, reducing opioid use in the U.S and treating opioid dependence.
Dr. Bauer, talks about the benefits of acupuncture and massage therapy along with yoga and meditation to help reduce pain. Regular acupuncture treatments have been shown to reduce opioid pain medication by 45 %. Integrative medicine is becoming more and more recognized as a go-to treatment for pain.
This new research clearly demonstrates that bodily response is not the only means by which acupuncture works; response within the brain might be the most critical part.
Acupuncture Improves Visual Acuity, Reduces Eyesight Defects:
“regular and continuous acupuncture treatment contributed to the recovery of the visual function of these patients. . . . acupuncture repaired and reconstructed the visual pathways.”
US patients offered acupuncture as anesthesia alternative: