Category: Acupuncture and Moxibustion

A research team from University of Science and Technology, Korea performed a systematic review aimed to verify the efficacy and underlying mechanism of moxibustion in treating cognitive impairment​(Aum et al. 2020)​. Sixteen trials involving 324 animals were obtained from various database including MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane, etc. They extracted the results of behavioral tests and immunohistochemical […]

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Pestle needle

Chu Zhen or Pestle Needle is a representative acupuncture style from Sichuan, where I come from. Pestle Needle originates from Taoist medicine and Dao Ying (Qi guiding) practices. The ancestor of Li’s family learned the technique of Pestle Needle from the Taoist Master Ru Huan in Wudang Mountain. From then on, it has passed through 16 generations. […]

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A research team from China performed a system review to discover the potential acupoints to treat schizophrenia​(Wang et al. 2020)​. In total, 49 clinical trials with 51 acupuncture prescriptions were included. DU20, PC6, DU29 (Yintang), ST36, SP6, LI4, LR3, ST40, HT7, EX-HN-1 (Sishencong), DU24, and DU26 were the most frequently used acupoints. The Du channel […]

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Source: Ekaterina Pesheva, HMS Communications, The Harvard Gazette, August 12, 2020 A team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School has successfully used acupuncture to tame systemic inflammation in mice. In the study, published Aug. 12 in Neuron, acupuncture activated different signaling pathways that triggered either a pro-inflammatory or an anti-inflammatory response in animals […]

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Among several biological correlates that may explain the principle of acupuncture, the autonomic nervous system (ANS) is frequently considered to be a mediator of acupuncture stimulation because it can interconnect external somatosensory inputs with internal organ responses via the central neural networks. Sympathetic and the parasympathetic nerves broadly regulates the functions of internal organs, which […]

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Rani et al​(Rani et al. 2020)​ from Sawai Man Singh Medical College reported their latest research on the effectiveness of acupressure therapy with pharmacological treatment on pain, depression, anxiety, and stress in knee osteoarthritis patients. Eligible 212 knee osteoarthritis patients were randomized into two groups (acupressure vs medication). Initially, patients of both groups reported severe pain. […]

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Lu Shouyan

Read the blog in Danish 1. About Master Lu Shouyan Lu Shouyan (1909-1969), a famous acupuncturist in China and overseas, started to learn medicine from his father Li Pei-qing (a distinguished acupuncturist) at the age of 16, and started to practice medicine in Shanghai when he was 18. Later on, he created the “New-China Acupuncture Research Association” and acupuncture […]

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Acupuncture treatment for acne

Læs blog på dansk 1. Background of Acne Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when dead skin cells and oil from the skin clog hair follicles. Typical features of the condition include blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, oily skin, and possible scarring. It primarily affects skin with a relatively high number of oil glands, including the face, upper part of the […]

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GB12 for Tinnitus

For most acupuncturist, it’s new to use GB12 for tinnitus. This blog will introduce the novel use of GB12 for tinnitus. 1. Introduction on Tinnitus Tinnitus refers to an individual’s perception of sound in the absence of an external acoustic stimulus. Globally, 10–15 % of the general population is affected by the disease, sometimes even […]

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