acupuncture research

Research: Lumbar Disc Herniation and Acupuncture

December 2, 2009

The August 2007 issue of the Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science, Volume 5, Number 4 had a study by Zhang Bi-meng, Wu Yao-chi and Shao Ping entitled “Treatment of lumbar intervertebral disk herniation with electric acupuncture “. A total of 200 subjects were studied with 100 subjects in the treatment group receiving electro acupuncture […]

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Research: Plantar Fasciitis and Acupuncture

November 30, 2009

The 2009 November 23 edition of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine contained the study, “Acupuncture Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Six Months Follow-up” written by Zhang SP, Yip TP, Li QS. The study followed 53 subjects who were divided into 2 groups. An acupuncture treatment group receiving acupuncture at PC 7 […]

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Research: Acupuncture Better than Corticosteroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

November 20, 2009

The May 2009 issue of The Clinical Journal of Pain included the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing the use of acupuncture vs corticosteroids for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. The study showed positive results favouring acupuncture. The study followed 77 subjects that were either given acupuncture (8 treatments over 4 weeks) or […]

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"Sham Wow!!!" or The Problem with Acupuncture Research

October 10, 2009

You have probably heard from all the acupuncture skeptics that research proves that acupuncture doesn’t work because many studies have shown that acupuncture is no more effective than a placebo. This is a valid point because a control group is needed in any study to compare participants that received no treatment at all, a fake […]

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Research: Acupuncture & Headaches

October 7, 2009

Here is a selection of research on the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating headaches. In a 2005 randomized trial, Linde et al studied the effects of acupuncture, sham acupuncture and a control on 302 patients with migraine headaches. The study found the acupuncture and sham acupuncture produced a greater reduction in moderate to severe headaches. […]

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Research: Acupuncture & Tennis Elbow

September 16, 2009

A 2004 systematic review conducted by Dr. Trinh of McMaster University showed strong evidence to support the treatment of lateral epicondyle pain with acupuncture.  The systematic review included 6 high quality studies.  All studies showed that acupuncture provided relief for lateral epicondyle pain.  Five of the six studies showed that acupuncture was more effective than […]

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