Harvard Medical School researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) found acupuncture needle stimulation caused a pronounced calming of activity in the deep structures of the brain. Reports concluded, "Modulation of this neuronal network could constitute the initiating steps by which acupuncture regulates multiple physiological systems and achieves diverse therapeutic effect."

Harvard Medical School

Human Brian Mapping, 2000

According to New research from the University of California San Francisco,  Wolf E. Mehling, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine,revealed that two days of acupuncture and massage, in conjunction to standard post-operative care, lead to fewer pain symptoms over a period of three days, as compared to patients who received standard post-op alone.  

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

March 2007

Acupuncture may help improve sperm quality in infertile men, according to a study published in the Fertility and Sterility journal.  Results showed the group that received acupuncture in addition to traditional infertility treatments had fewer structural defects than the men who only received conventional treatments.  

Fertility and Sterility Journal

July 2005

A survey conducted by the American Hospital Association, involving more than 6000 hospital in the United States in December 2005, reports one out of every four hospitals now offer alternative therapies.  Among them, 71% massage therapy, 47% Tai Chi/ Qi gong/ Yoga, 39% acupuncture.  In addition, patient was willing to pay for these services out of pocket.

American Hosptial Association

July 2006

33% improvement in menstrual pain level, severe cramps and discomfort according to a German study of 201 women.  The course of the treatment average about 10 sessions. Dr. Claudia Witt of Charite University Medical Center, Berlin states, "Patients with chronic dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) treated with acupuncture as an adjunct to routine care showed significant improvements in pain intensity and quality of life compared to patients who received routine care alone."  The report also mentioned women in the past have been using NSAIDs or non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs to treat menstrual cramps, which come with side effects.

American Journal of Obstetric Gynecology

Volume 198, Issue 2, February 2008

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"Alternative medicines, deal with the body’s energy something that traditional Western medicine generally does not. We're beginning now to understand things that we know in our hearts are true but we could never measure. As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier in medicine is energy medicine. It’s not the mechanical part of the joints moving. It’s not the chemistry of our body. It understands for the first time how energy influences how we feel."

Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. 

Developed millennia ago in China, numerous recent studies conducted by scientists in Europe and the United States have found that acupuncture is at least moderately effective in treating pain and nausea.

 

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“More and more research is being conducted on the efficacy of acupuncture. The data shows positive results for a wide range of conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recognizes acupuncture for the treatment of over 50 conditions.”
Sources:
1. NIH, Acupuncture, Nov. 3-5, 1997, Vol. 15, No. 5
2. World Health Organization. Viewpoint on Acupuncture. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1979.

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