acupuncture points

Summary

Summary: Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.

Top Publications

  1. pmc New findings of the correlation between acupoints and corresponding brain cortices using functional MRI
    Z H Cho
    Department of Radiological Sciences, Psychiatry, and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:2670-3. 1998
  2. ncbi Investigation of specificity of auricular acupuncture points in regulation of autonomic function in anesthetized rats
    Xin Yan Gao
    School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, 7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    Auton Neurosci 138:50-6. 2008
  3. ncbi Acupoint-specific fMRI patterns in human brain
    Bin Yan
    Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analysis Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yu Quan Road, Beijing 100049, China
    Neurosci Lett 383:236-40. 2005
  4. ncbi An fMRI study of neuronal specificity of an acupoint: electroacupuncture stimulation of Yanglingquan (GB34) and its sham point
    Byung Jo Na
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kang Nam Oriental Medicine Hospital, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Gangnam Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Neurosci Lett 464:1-5. 2009
  5. ncbi Acupuncture de qi, from qualitative history to quantitative measurement
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:1059-70. 2007
  6. ncbi Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial
    C Witt
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Lancet 366:136-43. 2005
  7. ncbi Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials
    Jongbae Park
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Acupunct Med 20:168-74. 2002
  8. ncbi Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans
    H M Langevin
    Department of Neurology, Given C423, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 91:2471-8. 2001
  9. pmc Acupuncture mobilizes the brain's default mode and its anti-correlated network in healthy subjects
    Kathleen K S Hui
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 149 13th St, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Brain Res 1287:84-103. 2009
  10. ncbi Electrical properties of acupuncture points and meridians: a systematic review
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:245-56. 2008

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  1. pmc New findings of the correlation between acupoints and corresponding brain cortices using functional MRI
    Z H Cho
    Department of Radiological Sciences, Psychiatry, and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 95:2670-3. 1998
    A preliminary study of the correlation between acupuncture points (acupoints) for the treatment of eye disorders suggested by ancient Oriental literature and the corresponding brain localization for vision described by Western medicine ..
  2. ncbi Investigation of specificity of auricular acupuncture points in regulation of autonomic function in anesthetized rats
    Xin Yan Gao
    School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, 7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    Auton Neurosci 138:50-6. 2008
    ..Rather, there is a similar pattern of autonomic changes in response to auricular acupuncture, with variable intensity depending on the area of stimulation...
  3. ncbi Acupoint-specific fMRI patterns in human brain
    Bin Yan
    Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analysis Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 Yu Quan Road, Beijing 100049, China
    Neurosci Lett 383:236-40. 2005
    ..These observations reveal that acupuncture at acupoints induces specific patterns of brain activity, and these patterns may relate to the therapeutic effects of acupuncture...
  4. ncbi An fMRI study of neuronal specificity of an acupoint: electroacupuncture stimulation of Yanglingquan (GB34) and its sham point
    Byung Jo Na
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kang Nam Oriental Medicine Hospital, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Gangnam Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Neurosci Lett 464:1-5. 2009
    ..The results of this study provide neurobiological evidence for the existence of acupoint specificity, although further studies are necessary to better understand this phenomenon...
  5. ncbi Acupuncture de qi, from qualitative history to quantitative measurement
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:1059-70. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomised trial
    C Witt
    Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Centre, Berlin, Germany
    Lancet 366:136-43. 2005
    ..We investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture and with no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...
  7. ncbi Validating a new non-penetrating sham acupuncture device: two randomised controlled trials
    Jongbae Park
    Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Acupunct Med 20:168-74. 2002
    ..It is therefore a valid control for acupuncture trials. The findings also lend support to the existence of de qi, a major concept underlying traditional Chinese acupuncture...
  8. ncbi Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans
    H M Langevin
    Department of Neurology, Given C423, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 91:2471-8. 2001
    ..manipulated, and pulled out by using a computer-controlled acupuncture needling instrument at eight acupuncture points and eight control points...
  9. pmc Acupuncture mobilizes the brain's default mode and its anti-correlated network in healthy subjects
    Kathleen K S Hui
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 149 13th St, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Brain Res 1287:84-103. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that acupuncture mobilizes the anti-correlated functional networks of the brain to mediate its actions, and that the effect is dependent on the psychophysical response...
  10. ncbi Electrical properties of acupuncture points and meridians: a systematic review
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:245-56. 2008
    According to conventional wisdom within the acupuncture community, acupuncture points and meridians are special conduits for electrical signals...
  11. ncbi Angiogenesis and improved cerebral blood flow in the ischemic boundary area were detected after electroacupuncture treatment to rats with ischemic stroke
    Yuanhao Du
    Acupuncture and Moxibustion Research Institute, First Hospital Affiliated to Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
    Neurol Res 33:101-7. 2011
    ..Recent data have also shown that angiogenesis indeed brings benefit to cerebral circulation and behavior improvement. We examined the effect of electroacupuncture on vascular endothelial cell proliferation in the ischemic stroke model...
  12. ncbi De qi: Chinese acupuncture patients' experiences and beliefs regarding acupuncture needling sensation--an exploratory survey
    Jun J Mao
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicne, USA
    Acupunct Med 25:158-65. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to describe Chinese acupuncture patients' perceived sensations of, and beliefs about, acupuncture needling...
  13. ncbi Frequency dependence of impedances at the acupuncture point Quze (PC3)
    H M Johng
    School of Physics, Seoul National University
    IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 21:33-6. 2002
  14. ncbi Partial correlation investigation on the default mode network involved in acupuncture: an fMRI study
    Peng Liu
    School of Sino Dutch Biomedical and Information Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China
    Neurosci Lett 462:183-7. 2009
    ..We suggested that the distinct modulation patterns to the DMN attributed to the different effects evoked by the three acupoints and one sham point...
  15. ncbi A proposed transpositional acupoint system in a mouse and rat model
    Chang Shik Yin
    Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Institute of Oriental Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Dongdaemun Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Res Vet Sci 84:159-65. 2008
    ..Further discussion, and the establishment of reproducible transpositional AA systems, will prompt further quantitative research and exchange of scientific ideas...
  16. ncbi Human acupuncture points mapped in rats are associated with excitable muscle/skin-nerve complexes with enriched nerve endings
    Ai hui Li
    Department of Physiology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 5 Dong Dan San Tiao, Beijing 100005, PR China
    Brain Res 1012:154-9. 2004
    ..mechanisms of acupuncture, we have tried to correlate the distribution of afferent nerve endings with acupuncture points (AP) in the rat hind limbs...
  17. ncbi Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Lett 434:144-9. 2008
    The difference between superficial and deep needling at acupuncture points has yet to be mapped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
  18. pmc The brain effects of laser acupuncture in healthy individuals: an FMRI investigation
    Im Quah-Smith
    School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
    PLoS ONE 5:e12619. 2010
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  19. ncbi The analgesic efficacy of bee venom acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis: a comparative study with needle acupuncture
    Y B Kwon
    Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Suwon, Korea
    Am J Chin Med 29:187-99. 2001
    ..Furthermore, the IRT score was significantly improved and paralleled the level of pain relief...
  20. pmc Expression of c-Fos in arcuate nucleus induced by electroacupuncture: relations to neurons containing opioids and glutamate
    Zhi Ling Guo
    Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Brain Res 1166:65-76. 2007
    ..The results imply that EA at P5-P6 has the potential to influence ARC neurons containing multiple neuronal substances that subsequently modulate cardiovascular function...
  21. ncbi Acupuncture at ST36 prevents chronic stress-induced increases in neuropeptide Y in rat
    Ladan Eshkevari
    Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 237:18-23. 2012
    ..The findings indicate that EA ST(36) is effective in preventing one of the sympathetic pathways stimulated during chronic stress, and thus may be a useful adjunct therapy in stress-related disorders...
  22. ncbi PET imaging of brain function while puncturing the acupoint ST36
    Ling Yin
    Neuroinformatics Center, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 116:1836-9. 2003
    ..To explore the experimental method of obtaining position emission tonogiaphy (PET) imaging evidence of changes in cerebral function by puncturing the Stomach 36 (ST36, Zusanli) acupoint...
  23. pmc Acupuncture sensation during ultrasound guided acupuncture needling
    Jongbae J Park
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UNC Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, 1st Floor, North Wing, UNC Hospitals, Campus Box 7200, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:257-65. 2011
    ....
  24. pmc TRPV1 expression in acupuncture points: response to electroacupuncture stimulation
    Therese S Abraham
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Chem Neuroanat 41:129-36. 2011
    ..the distribution of transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1 (TRPV1) receptor immunoreactivity in the acupuncture points (acupoint), and determine the influences of electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation on TRPV1 expression...
  25. ncbi Does needling sensation (de qi) affect treatment outcome in pain? Analysis of data from a larger single-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Peter White
    School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO171BJ, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:120-5. 2010
    ..Most acupuncturists are taught that obtaining de qi is important when treating patients with pain but this can be quite uncomfortable for patients...
  26. ncbi Functional magnetic resonance imaging activation of the brain in children: real acupoint versus sham acupoint
    Yun Wu
    Department of Neurology, Beijing Children s Hospital, The Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    J Child Neurol 25:849-55. 2010
    ..Various regions of the brain were activated in 2 acupoints. However, the pattern was different for the 2 acupoints. We suggest specific cerebral activation patterns with acupuncture might explain some of its therapeutic effect...
  27. ncbi Acupuncture stimulation improves balance function in stroke patients: a single-blinded controlled, randomized study
    Sen Yung Liu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan
    Am J Chin Med 37:483-94. 2009
    ..The results of the present study suggest that acupuncture stimulation may induce an immediate effect that improves balance function in stroke patients...
  28. pmc The impact of placebo, psychopathology, and expectations on the response to acupuncture needling in patients with chronic low back pain
    Ajay Darsh Wasan
    Department of Anesthesiology, Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pain 11:555-63. 2010
    ..Psychiatric comorbidity does not significantly impact acupuncture or placebo acupuncture analgesia in CLBP. It does not affect the positive impact of expectations on reported pain relief from real acupuncture...
  29. ncbi The soreness and numbness effect of acupuncture on skin blood flow
    Tsun Cheng Kuo
    Department of Cosmetic Science, Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan, R O C
    Am J Chin Med 32:117-29. 2004
    ..when the test person felt the sore and numb De-Qi sensation, there was an increase of blood flow at the acupuncture points. Thus, our results suggest that increased flow may be one of the mechanisms accounting for meridian system ..
  30. ncbi Medullary substrate and differential cardiovascular responses during stimulation of specific acupoints
    Stephanie C Tjen-A-Looi
    Medical Science 1 C240, College of Medicine, Univ of California, Irvine, California 92697 4075, USA
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 287:R852-62. 2004
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  31. pmc Functional neuroanatomical investigation of vision-related acupuncture point specificity--a multisession fMRI study
    Jian Kong
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:38-46. 2009
    The concept that specific acupuncture points have salubrious effects on distant target organ systems is a salient feature of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)...
  32. pmc Characterization of the "deqi" response in acupuncture
    Kathleen K S Hui
    Athinoula A, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 7:33. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi An fMRI study showing the effect of acupuncture in chronic stage stroke patients with aphasia
    Anson C M Chau
    Department of Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:53-7. 2010
    ..These preliminary results suggest that acupuncture may be beneficial to language recovery in chronic stroke patients...
  34. ncbi Cortical activations upon stimulation of the sensorimotor-implicated acupoints
    Geng Li
    The Jockey Club MRI Engineering Centre, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Magn Reson Imaging 22:639-44. 2004
    ..Our results indicate the existence of sensorimotor-implicated acupoints as sensitive sites to obtain somatotopic activations over the sensory cortices with co-activation of the motor cortices...
  35. ncbi Acupuncture increases cerebral glucose metabolism in human vascular dementia
    Yong Huang
    Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
    Int J Neurosci 117:1029-37. 2007
    ..The findings further underpin acupuncture's role in stroke and VaD rehabilitation...
  36. ncbi A descriptive statistical approach to the Korean pharmacopuncture therapy
    Jungdae Kim
    Biomedical Physics Laboratory for Korean Medicine, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:141-9. 2010
    ..to pharmacopuncture research and were categorized according to three variables: medicinal materials, acupuncture points and disease...
  37. ncbi An fMRI study of acupuncture-induced brain activation of aphasia stroke patients
    Geng Li
    Hong Kong Time Medical System and Rejuvenis International Ltd, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
    Complement Ther Med 19:S49-59. 2011
    ..These results suggest that acupuncture may have therapeutic benefits in post-stroke aphasia patients...
  38. ncbi Acupuncture needle sensations associated with De Qi: a classification based on experts' ratings
    Hugh MacPherson
    Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine, York, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 12:633-7. 2006
    ..In experimental trials of acupuncture in which the needle sensation is an important variable, a quantitative measure is needed to monitor and control for variability in de qi...
  39. pmc Acupuncture enhances the synaptic dopamine availability to improve motor function in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease
    Seung Nam Kim
    Studies of Translational Acupuncture Research, Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    PLoS ONE 6:e27566. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the acupuncture-induced enhancement of synaptic dopamine availability may play a critical role in motor function improvement against MPTP...
  40. ncbi Specific acupuncture sensation correlates with EEGs and autonomic changes in human subjects
    Shigekazu Sakai
    System Emotional Science, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Toyama, Toyama 930 0194, Japan
    Auton Neurosci 133:158-69. 2007
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  41. ncbi The effects of P6 electrical acustimulation on postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients after infratentorial craniotomy
    Ming Xu
    Department of Anesthesiology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 24:312-6. 2012
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) at P6 for the prophylaxis of PONV in patients undergoing infratentorial craniotomy...
  42. ncbi [Clinical randomized study of bee-sting therapy for rheumatoid arthritis]
    Xi De Liu
    Department of Arthropathy, Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, China
    Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 33:197-200. 2008
    ..To observe the clinical effect of bee-sting (venom) therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  43. ncbi Transcutaneous acupoint electrical stimulation with the ReliefBand for the prevention of nausea and vomiting during and after cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia
    Ashraf S Habib
    Department of Anesthesiology, Box 3094, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 27710
    Anesth Analg 102:581-4. 2006
    ..There was also no difference between the two groups in nausea scores, number of vomiting episodes, or patient satisfaction with postoperative nausea and vomiting management...
  44. ncbi The analgesic effects of capsicum plaster at the Zusanli point after abdominal hysterectomy
    Kyo S Kim
    Department of Anesthesiology, Hanyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    Anesth Analg 103:709-13. 2006
    ..We designed this double-blind, sham-controlled study to assess the effectiveness of capsicum plaster (PAS) at Zusanli (ST-36) acupoints on postoperative opioid analgesic requirement, side effects, and recovery profile...
  45. ncbi Electroacupoint stimulation for postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing supratentorial craniotomy
    Xiao qiang Wang
    Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    J Neurosurg Anesthesiol 22:128-31. 2010
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) at the P6 acupoint for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing supratentorial craniotomy...
  46. ncbi Acupuncture attenuates cocaine-induced expression of behavioral sensitization in rats: possible involvement of the dopaminergic system in the ventral tegmental area
    Bombi Lee
    Acupuncture and Meridianology Scientific Research Center, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
    Neurosci Lett 449:128-32. 2009
    ..These results provide evidence that acupuncture may be effective for inhibiting the behavioral effects of cocaine by possible modulation of the central dopaminergic system...
  47. ncbi An experimental study on the self-report of acupuncture needle sensation during deep needling with bi-directional rotation
    Alex Benham
    Faculty of Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, Civic Quarter, Leeds LS1 3HE, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:16-20. 2010
    ..The aim of this crossover study was to measure self-reported needle sensation during deep and bi-directional rotated needling in 15 healthy volunteers...
  48. ncbi [Effect of acupuncture at acupoints of the Shaoyang Meridian on cerebral glucose metabolism in the patient of chronic migraine]
    Xue Zhi Li
    College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of TCM, Chengdu, Sichuan 610075, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 28:854-9. 2008
    ..To observe response characteristics of human brain to acupuncture of corresponding channel point selection and probe into the central nervous mechanism of acupuncture at the points selected along channel...
  49. ncbi The anti-nociceptive effect and the possible mechanism of acupoint stimulation caused by chemical irritants in the bee venom pain model
    Hui Sheng Chen
    Department of Neurology, General Hospital of Shen Yang Military Region, Shen Yang 110016, PR China
    Brain Res 1355:61-9. 2010
    ..Our results also suggest that the BVA-induced anti-nociceptive mechanism is partially mediated by capsaicin-sensitive primary afferent fibers but not by endogenous mu opioid receptors in the BV pain model...
  50. ncbi Change of blood perfusion in Hegu acupoint after contralateral Hegu acupoint was stimulated
    Wang Guangjun
    Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
    J Altern Complement Med 18:784-8. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the change of mean blood flux in Hegu acupoint after contralateral Hegu acupoint was stimulated...
  51. ncbi Neuroanatomical characteristics of acupuncture points: relationship between their anatomical locations and traditional clinical indications
    Kwokming James Cheng
    North East Medical Services, 82 Leland Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94134, USA
    Acupunct Med 29:289-94. 2011
    This study examines the relationship between the anatomical location of traditional acupuncture points and their clinical indications as stated in two textbooks of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)...
  52. pmc Altered small-world efficiency of brain functional networks in acupuncture at ST36: a functional MRI study
    Bo Liu
    Department of Radiology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangdong, China
    PLoS ONE 7:e39342. 2012
    ..Acupuncture in humans can produce clinical effects via the central nervous system. However, the neural substrates of acupuncture's effects remain largely unknown...
  53. ncbi Point specificity of acupuncture in the light of recent clinical and imaging studies
    Anthony Campbell
    Royal London Homeipathic Hospital, London, UK
    Acupunct Med 24:118-22. 2006
    ..This understanding could offer a way out of the sterile debate about whether acupuncture is merely a placebo: acupuncture could be one effective way of stimulating responses within these deep areas of the brain, though not the only way...
  54. pmc Responses of opioid and serotonin containing medullary raphe neurons to electroacupuncture
    Zhi Ling Guo
    Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Brain Res 1229:125-36. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the medullary raphe nuclei, particularly the NRP, process somatic signals during EA and participate in EA-related modulation of cardiovascular function through an opioid or serotonergic mechanism...
  55. pmc Deqi sensations without cutaneous sensory input: results of an RCT
    Norbert Salih
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:81. 2010
    ..Therefore, we aim to further analyze whether the perceptions reported in the two study arms were distinguishable and whether expectancy effects exhibited considerable impact on our results...
  56. pmc Acupuncture reduces experimental renovascular hypertension through mechanisms involving nitric oxide synthases
    David D Kim
    Program in Vascular Biology, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School, Newark, 07101 1709, USA
    Microcirculation 13:577-85. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that acupuncture on stomach 36 point (ST-36) reduces hypertension by activating nitric oxide synthase signaling mechanisms...
  57. ncbi Catecholamine-storing cells at acupuncture points of rabbits
    Vyacheslav Ogay
    Biomedical Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 1:83-90. 2008
    ..Thus results from our study strongly suggest that acupoint areas of rabbit skin contain catecholamine-storing cells which can release a high level of NA during acupuncture stimulation...
  58. ncbi Surface electrostimulation of acupuncture points for sedation of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit--a pilot study
    Sandeep Nayak
    Intensive Care Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
    Acupunct Med 26:1-7. 2008
    This is a pilot study to investigate the effects of electrostimulation of acupuncture points on sedation and the dose of sedatives in the Intensive Care Unit.
  59. ncbi Differential temporal neural responses of pain-related regions by acupuncture at acupoint ST36: a magnetoencephalography study
    Hao Cheng
    Department of Anesthesiology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 124:1229-34. 2011
    ..To further verify its functional specificity, we also adopted acupuncture at Pericardium 6 and nonacupoint as separated controls...
  60. ncbi [Observation on therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture at Tianshu (ST 25) with deep needling technique on functional constipation]
    Cheng Wei Wang
    Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 30:705-8. 2010
    ..To probe into a better therapeutic method for functional constipation...
  61. ncbi Changes in brain FDG metabolism induced by acupuncture in healthy volunteers
    Moon Seo Park
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Chung Ang University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Acta Radiol 51:947-52. 2010
    ..With the aid of newly developed functional brain imaging studies, studies are ongoing to see if acupuncture first acts on specific brain areas to induce effects on the human body...
  62. ncbi Developing and validating a sham acupuncture needle
    Elizabeth A Tough
    Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 27:118-22. 2009
    ..to develop a sham needle device and test its credibility as a control for acupuncture when used in a randomised controlled trial of myofascial trigger point needling in patients with whiplash associated pain...
  63. ncbi Anxiety as a factor influencing physiological effects of acupuncture
    Victor Vickland
    Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW 2007, Australia
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 15:124-8. 2009
    ..This study investigated the influence of manual acupuncture on heart rate variability and the role which anxiety can play in modifying physiological outcomes...
  64. pmc Electrical characterization of acupuncture points: technical issues and challenges
    Andrew C Ahn
    Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:817-24. 2007
    b>Acupuncture points are frequently described as having distinct electrical properties...
  65. ncbi Somatotopic representation of acupoints in human primary somatosensory cortex: an FMRI study
    Asuka Nakagoshi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Meiji University of Oriental Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
    Magn Reson Med Sci 4:187-9. 2005
  66. ncbi Comparative study of the specificities of needling acupoints DU20, DU26 and HT7 in intervening vascular dementia in different areas in the brain on the basis of scale assessment and cerebral functional imaging
    Yong Huang
    TCM College of Nanfang Medical University, Guangzhou, 510515, China
    Chin J Integr Med 13:103-8. 2007
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  67. ncbi Morphological analysis of human acupuncture points through immunohistochemistry
    Franziska Wick
    Clinical Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:7-11. 2007
    ..Analysis of the subanatomic morphology of acupuncture points (APs) could help compensate for this shortcoming...
  68. ncbi Do acupuncture points exist?
    Xiaohui Yan
    Department of Physics, Surface Physics Laboratory State Key Laboratory, and Synchrotron Radiation Research Center of Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, People s Republic of China
    Phys Med Biol 54:N143-50. 2009
    ..synchrotron x-ray fluorescence analysis to probe the distribution of four chemical elements in and around acupuncture points, two located in the forearm and two in the lower leg...
  69. pmc Contralateral acupuncture versus ipsilateral acupuncture in the rehabilitation of post-stroke hemiplegic patients: a systematic review
    Mi Kyung Kim
    Department of Korean Internal Medicine, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, South Korea
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:41. 2010
    ..The aim of this systematic review is to summarize and critically evaluate the evidence for and against the effectiveness of CAT for post-stroke rehabilitation as compared to ipsilateral acupuncture (IAT)...
  70. ncbi [Effect of electroacupuncture of Tianshu (ST 25) on the rational symptoms of functional constipation patients and evaluation on its efficacy satisfaction: a single-center, prospective, practical and randomized control trial]
    Cheng Wei Wang
    Department of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, West China Hospital of Sichuan Universty, Chengdu 610041, China
    Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 35:375-9. 2010
    ..To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) of Tianshu (ST 25) and medication on the subjective symptoms and the satisfactory degree of functional constipation (FO) patients, and to evaluate the efficacy of different depth-needling...
  71. ncbi Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes
    Helene M Langevin
    Department of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Anat Rec 269:257-65. 2002
    ..We hypothesize that the network of acupuncture points and meridians can be viewed as a representation of the network formed by interstitial connective tissue...
  72. ncbi Laser acupuncture induced specific cerebral cortical and subcortical activations in humans
    Christian M Siedentopf
    Department of Radiology II, University Hospital of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Lasers Med Sci 20:68-73. 2005
    ..This supports the assumption that acupuncture is mediated by meridians, since meridians do not cross to the other side. Furthermore, we could show that laser acupuncture allows one to design a pure placebo condition...
  73. ncbi Changed skin blood perfusion in the fingertip following acupuncture needle introduction as evaluated by laser Doppler perfusion imaging
    G Litscher
    Biomedical Engineering, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Graz, Austria
    Lasers Med Sci 17:19-25. 2002
    ..These results suggest that the LDPI technology may be useful in visualising and quantifying the peripheral vascular effects of acupuncture on the microcirculation...
  74. ncbi Cupping for hypertension: a systematic review
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Standard Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, South Korea
    Clin Exp Hypertens 32:423-5. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the evidence is not significantly convincing to suggest cupping is effective for treating hypertension. Further research is required to investigate whether it generates any specific effects for that condition...
  75. ncbi Southampton needle sensation questionnaire: development and validation of a measure to gauge acupuncture needle sensation
    Peter White
    School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 14:373-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to generate and validate a new sensation questionnaire, that was able to discriminate between pain and deqi, taking into account patient experience and expert opinions...
  76. ncbi Proteomic analysis of the neuroprotective mechanisms of acupuncture treatment in a Parkinson's disease mouse model
    Songhee Jeon
    Medical Science Research Center, Dongguk University, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
    Proteomics 8:4822-32. 2008
    ..These results suggest that acupoint GB34-specific EA changes protein expression profiles in the SN in favor of DA neuronal survival in MPTP-treated mice, and that EA treatment may be an effective therapy for PD patients...
  77. ncbi Acupuncture for treating acute attacks of migraine: a randomized controlled trial
    Ying Li
    Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    Headache 49:805-16. 2009
    ..To discuss the results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of verum acupuncture in treating acute migraine attacks...
  78. ncbi The electrophysiology of de qi sensations
    Albert Y Leung
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:743-50. 2006
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  79. ncbi Effect of acupuncture in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Charlie Changli Xue
    The Chinese Medicine Unit, RMIT University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
    Am J Chin Med 30:1-11. 2002
    ..No side effects were observed for both groups. The results indicate that acupuncture is an effective and safe alternative treatment for the management of SAR...
  80. ncbi Is there a BOLD response of the visual cortex on stimulation of the vision-related acupoint GB 37?
    Isabel K Gareus
    Department of Radiology, Section of Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Magn Reson Imaging 15:227-32. 2002
    ..To determine whether or not acupuncture of guangming (GB 37) produces a significant response of the visual cortex detectable by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)...
  81. ncbi The effects of auricular acupuncture on smoking cessation may not depend on the point chosen--an exploratory meta-analysis
    Adrian White
    Primary Care Research Group, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK
    Acupunct Med 24:149-56. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to explore whether there is any difference in the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture at 'correct' and 'incorrect' points...
  82. pmc Acupuncture for tension-type headache: a multicentre, sham-controlled, patient-and observer-blinded, randomised trial
    Heinz G Endres
    Department of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Epidemiology, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstr 150, D 44801 Bochum, Germany
    J Headache Pain 8:306-14. 2007
    ..However, the degree to which treatment benefits depend on psychological compared to physiological effects and the degree to which any physiological effects depend on needle placement and insertion depth are unclear...
  83. ncbi Review article: therapeutic roles of acupuncture in functional gastrointestinal disorders
    H Ouyang
    Transneuronix and Veterans Research and Education Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:831-41. 2004
    ..A summary is provided based on the quality and quantity of published studies regarding the efficacy of acupuncture in treating these various disorders. In addition, the methodology of acupuncture is also introduced...
  84. ncbi Afferent mechanisms underlying stimulation modality-related modulation of acupuncture-related cardiovascular responses
    Wei Zhou
    Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 98:872-80. 2005
    ..The similarity of the responses to EA and MA and the lack of cardiovascular response to high-frequency EA appear to be largely a function of somatic afferent responses...
  85. ncbi Effects of minimal acupuncture in children with infantile colic - a prospective, quasi-randomised single blind controlled trial
    Marianne Reinthal
    Department of Paediatrics, Institute of Health and Caring Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acupunct Med 26:171-82. 2008
    ..Treatments are generally not totally effective and some cause side effects. In this study we aimed to test the effect of light needling (minimal acupuncture) on crying...
  86. ncbi Enhanced insulin sensitivity using electroacupuncture on bilateral Zusanli acupoints (ST 36) in rats
    Shih Liang Chang
    Graduate Institute of Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan, ROC
    Life Sci 79:967-71. 2006
    ..Thus, EA should be considered as an alternative method for improving insulin sensitivity and/or increase insulin-hypoglycemic activity in rats...
  87. ncbi Involvement of serotonin in the hypoglycemic response to 2 Hz electroacupuncture of zusanli acupoint (ST36) in rats
    Shih Liang Chang
    Graduate Institute of Integration Chinese and Western Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Neurosci Lett 379:69-73. 2005
    ..Furthermore, injection of serotonin decreased the plasma glucose levels significantly. Therefore, we suggest that serotonin also involved in the hypoglycemic action of 2 Hz EA at both zusanli acupoints of normal rats...
  88. ncbi Are minimal, superficial or sham acupuncture procedures acceptable as inert placebo controls?
    Irene Lund
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Acupunct Med 24:13-5. 2006
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  89. ncbi The effects of so-called 'forbidden acupuncture points' on pregnancy outcome in wistar rats
    André Vilella Guerreiro da Silva
    Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Forsch Komplementmed 18:10-4. 2011
    ..This study sought to determine if acupuncture in LI4 and SP6, or in sacral points could harm the pregnancy outcome in Wistar rats as is believed according to traditional knowledge...
  90. ncbi Consecutive acupuncture stimulations lead to significantly decreased neural responses
    Sujung Yeo
    Research Group of Pain and Neuroscience, WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, East West Medical Research Institute, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Altern Complement Med 16:481-7. 2010
    ..In this study, we investigated whether previous acupuncture stimulations can affect brain activations of later acupuncture stimulations...
  91. ncbi Is there a difference between the effects of one-point and three-point indirect moxibustion stimulation on skin temperature changes of the posterior trunk surface?
    Hidetoshi Mori
    Department of Health, Course of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Tsukuba University of Technology, 80 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V1, Canada
    Acupunct Med 30:27-31. 2012
    ..To determine whether any difference exists in responses to indirect moxibustion relative to thermal stimulation sites...
  92. ncbi Acupuncture point localization varies among acupuncturists
    Petra I Bäumler
    Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Munich, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:31-7. 2012
    Studies assessing the point-specific effect of acupuncture or the characteristics of acupuncture points (APs) tend to yield inconclusive results...
  93. ncbi Acupuncture points are large fields: the fuzziness of acupuncture point localization by doctors in practice
    A F Molsberger
    German Acupuncture Research Group, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Eur J Pain 16:1264-70. 2012
    Acupuncture textbooks, schools, practitioners and clinical researchers designing randomized controlled trials on acupuncture all assume that acupuncture points are small and must be located precisely.
  94. ncbi Auricular acupuncture treatment for insomnia: a systematic review
    Hai Yong Chen
    School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
    J Altern Complement Med 13:669-76. 2007
    ..To review trials on the efficacy and safety of auricular acupuncture (AA) treatment for insomnia and to identify the most commonly used auricular acupoints for treating insomnia in the studies via a frequency analysis...
  95. ncbi Acupuncture-mediated inhibition of ethanol-induced dopamine release in the rat nucleus accumbens through the GABAB receptor
    Seong Shoon Yoon
    Department of Physiology, College of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Daegu 706 828, South Korea
    Neurosci Lett 369:234-8. 2004
    ..These results suggest that stimulation of specific acupoints inhibits ethanol-induced dopamine release by modulating GABA(B) activity and imply that acupuncture may be effective in blocking the reinforcing effects of ethanol...
  96. ncbi Pain relief by applying transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on acupuncture points during the first stage of labor: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial
    An Shine Chao
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan
    Pain 127:214-20. 2007
    ..We aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of TENS on specific acupuncture points for reducing pain in the first stage of labor...
  97. ncbi [Effects of electroacupuncture at different acupoint groups on behavior activity and p-CREB expression in hippocampus in the rat of depression]
    Dong mei Duan
    Section of TCM and Acupuncture, General Hospital of Chinese PLA, Beijing 100853, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 28:369-73. 2008
    ..To observe therapeutic effects and mechanisms at different acupoint groups for treatment of the depression rat...
  98. ncbi Designing an acupuncture study: II. The nationwide, randomized, controlled German acupuncture trials on low-back pain and gonarthrosis
    Albrecht F Molsberger
    Acupuncture Research Group, Duesseldorf, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 12:733-42. 2006
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  99. ncbi Sa-Ahm Five Element acupuncture
    Chang Beohm Ahn
    Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine Dongeui University, Busan, Korea
    J Acupunct Meridian Stud 3:203-13. 2010
    ..Clinical trials and guidelines for the practice of Sa-Ahm acupuncture should be created to allow for a more evidence-based clinical approach to using this technique...
  100. pmc The temporal-spatial encoding of acupuncture effects in the brain
    Wei Qin
    Medical Image Processing Group, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, China
    Mol Pain 7:19. 2011
    ..Functional acupoint specificity is crucial to the clinical efficacy of acupuncture treatment, such as pain relief. Whether acupuncture needling at a peripheral acupoint produces distinct patterns of brain responses remains controversial...
  101. ncbi Acupuncture for pain
    Robert B Kelly
    Fairview Hospital Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, Cleveland, OH 44111, USA
    Am Fam Physician 80:481-4. 2009
    ..Acupuncture has not been proven to improve pain from rheumatoid arthritis. For other pain conditions, there is not enough evidence to draw conclusions...

Research Grants35

  1. BIOMECHANICAL EFFECT OF ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLING
    HELENE LANGEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2001
    Acupuncture therapy involves the needling of specific points on the body known as acupuncture points. Proper needling elicits a characteristic response known as "de qi"...
  2. Efficacy of Acupuncture with PT for Knee Osteo-Arthritis
    John Farrar; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..important component of this proposal is our use of a validated blinded placebo needle instead of sham acupuncture points. Therefore, the primary goal of this proposal is to use a properly designed randomized blinded clinical ..
  3. Acupuncture for Aromatase Inhibitor-Related Arthralgias in Breast Cancer Patients
    Dawn Hershman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..superficial needling at full body and joint specific point prescriptions that do not correspond to any true acupuncture points. The primary hypothesis is that acupuncture administered twice weekly for 6 weeks then weekly for 6 weeks ..
  4. Acupressure for Persistent Cancer Related Fatigue
    Suzanna M Zick; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In acupressure, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices to treat disease...
  5. Soft Tissue Biomechanical Behavior During Acupuncture in Low Back Pain
    Helene M Langevin; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..No-LBP at Meridians vs. Non-Meridians and Acupuncture Points vs. Non-Acupuncture Points in the back and leg (Aim 1)...
  6. Biophysics of Acupuncture: Electrical Properties of Loose Connective Tissue
    Andrew Ahn; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..claim is supported by studies that report higher electrical conductivity (lower resistance/impedance) at acupuncture points compared to non-acupuncture points...
  7. Acupuncture for Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients
    MARC FEINSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These will be placed at non-acupuncture points. Subjective breathlessness will be recorded for one hour immediately preceding and following the first ..
  8. TRIAL OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
    Arthur Weinstein; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Other aims of this study are: 1) to identify and standardize the most appropriate sham acupuncture points for CTS, 2) to develop a manual which standardizes the administration of true and sham acupuncture that cna ..
  9. MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOM RELIEF FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER
    Susan Cohen; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..treatment will take the form of either menopausal specific acupuncture sites or control needling at acupuncture points identified in the literature as irrelevant to the symptoms associated with menopause...
  10. Acupuncture Needling Torque Sensor
    Robert Davis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..quality acupuncture treatment requires two key synergistic elements: 1) the proper location of appropriate acupuncture points, and 2) the proper manipulation of the acupuncture needle...
  11. Laser Acupuncture
    Peter Whittaker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Laser acupuncture is defined as the stimulation of traditional acupuncture points via application of low intensity, non-thermal energy...
  12. FUNCTIONAL MRI OF REAL AND SHAM ACUPUNCTURE
    Todd Parrish; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..functional magnetic resonance imaging, 2) to characterize the brain's response to different types of sham acupuncture points compared to real acupuncture points...
  13. ACUPUNCTURE AND PERIPHERAL OPIOID RELEASE
    Grant Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..test and G-30; 2) To examine the effect of EA on peripheral opioid release; 3) To evaluate the effect of acupuncture points and electrical frequency of EA on peripheral opioids release...
  14. Multichannel System for Measuring Skin Impedance at Acupuncture Points
    AGATHA COLBERT; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The prototype system will be capable of simultaneously measure skin impedance at multiple acupuncture points (APs) and non-acupuncture sites, over several hours...
  15. Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
    Shu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  16. Modulatory Effect of Acupuncture on Human Brain Activity
    Kathleen Hui; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..and noninvasive fMRI technique (BOLD) to monitor the central effects of manual acupuncture at commonly used acupuncture points on normal human subjects...
  17. Comprehensive Database on Spirituality and Health
    Jeanette Ezzo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Phase II will focus on comprehensively populating the database with a significantly larger and more comprehensive set of research citations and related materials and migrating to a fully functional website, SpiritLit.com. ..
  18. Mechanisms of Acupuncture Analgesia
    Richard Harris; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..There is a strong institutional commitment to see the applicant succeed in this task due to a tremendous need for well-trained clinical investigators in alternative and complementary medicine. ..
  19. Immuno Biosensor for Real-Time Factor V Leiden Diagnosis
    KYUNG KANG; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Protocols developed for the Protein C biosensor will be used to detect FVN and FVL on two individual fiber optic sensors and a prototype of dual sensor will be developed. ..
  20. Effect of Massage on Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The findings will help physicians make informed and confident referrals, consumers and insurers make safe and cost-effective choices, and massage schools make responsible curriculum decisions. ..
  21. International Conferences of the Society for Integrative Oncology
    Peter Johnstone; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..This year, satellite sessions will be held to discuss specific aspects of Acupuncture, Music Therapy, and Massage Therapy in cancer patients. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  22. EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR BACK PAIN
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..effective for persistent low back pain?, 2) Is acupuncture more effective when needles are inserted in acupuncture points believed to be effective than when they are inserted in sites believed to be ineffective?, 3) Is acupuncture ..
  23. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Improve Speech
    Margaret A Naeser; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The number of people with aphasia in the U.S. today is estimated to be 1 million;80,000 new cases each year. This research has direct clinical relevance for aphasia patients. ..
  24. ACUPUNCTURE IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
    John Allen; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  25. Consistency of TCM RA Diagnosis and Herbal Prescriptions
    Grant Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..More importantly, this study will be broadly applicable to clinical TCM research in general, and may help to establish a stronger methodological model for the evaluation of individualized treatment. ..
  26. Trait and State Frontal Brain Asymmetry in Depression
    John Allen; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Secondary aims address methodological and treatment-related questions, as well as assessing gender and menstrual cycle effects that may moderate the relationship between frontal EEG asymmetry and depression. ..
  27. Acupuncture For Infertility Patients: The Effect On IVF
    Grant Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Result obtained from the study will provide necessary information for a larger, definitive study, as well as knowledge regarding the broad mechanism of acupuncture on female reproductive function. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  28. Acupuncture to aid post-colectomy recovery in colorectal cancer patients
    Gary Deng; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  29. Efficacy of Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..more effective than standardized acupuncture, 3) acupuncture is more effective when needles are inserted in acupuncture points believed effective for chronic low back pain than when needles are inserted in points considered ineffective ..
  30. Menopause and Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors
    Susan Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. To study the neuronal mechanism of acupunture analgesia
    Albert Leung; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  32. Neurofeedback functional MRI
    Seung Schik Yoo; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....
  33. Acupuncture/Functional Imaging of the Brain
    Zang Hee Cho; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  34. Relaxation-related CAM Therapies for Chronic Back Pain
    Daniel Cherkin; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..At the conclusion of this project, we will be well positioned to prepare a competitive grant proposal to evaluate relaxation-related CAM therapies for treating both older and younger adults with chronic low back pain. ..