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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. doi 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
  6. 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
  7. doi 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
  8. 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
  9. doi 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
  10. 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

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Publications222 found, 100 shown here

  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 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. doi 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...
  6. 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...
  7. doi 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...
  8. 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...
  9. doi 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
    ....
  10. 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
  11. doi 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)...
  12. doi 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...
  13. 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...
  14. doi 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi 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...
  17. 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...
  18. doi 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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. doi 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
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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 ..
  26. 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
    ....
  27. ncbi 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)...
  28. 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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  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. doi 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...
  32. 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...
  33. doi 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...
  34. 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...
  35. doi 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...
  36. doi 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)...
  37. doi 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...
  38. doi 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi 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...
  44. 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
    ..OBJECTIVE To probe into a better therapeutic method for functional constipation...
  45. doi 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...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. doi 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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.
  51. 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...
  52. doi 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...
  53. 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
    ....
  54. 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...
  55. 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
  56. 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...
  57. doi 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. 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)...
  61. 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...
  62. 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)...
  63. 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
    ....
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. doi Comparison of visual cortical activations induced by electro-acupuncture at vision and nonvision-related acupoints
    Yi Zhang
    Life Science Research Center, School of Electronic Engineering, Xidian University, Xi an, Shaanxi 710071, China
    Neurosci Lett 458:6-10. 2009
    ..Our results revealed that acupuncture at vision and nonvision-related acupoints can induce similar activations in spatial distribution but different modulation effects temporally...
  68. ncbi Evidence of enhanced non-enzymatic generation of nitric oxide on the skin surface of acupuncture points: An innovative approach in humans
    Sheng Xing Ma
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1124 W Carson Street, RB 1, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    Nitric Oxide 17:60-8. 2007
    The present study quantified total nitrate and nitrite (NOx-) collected from the skin surface along acupuncture points (acupoints) and determined whether non-enzymatic reduction of nitrate by bacteria is involved in chemical generation of ..
  69. doi Developing and validating a sham cupping device
    Myeong Soo Lee
    Division of Clinical Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 626 870, South Korea
    Acupunct Med 28:200-4. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to develop a sham cupping device and to validate its use as a placebo control for healthy volunteers...
  70. ncbi Effect of electrical stimulation on acupuncture points in diabetic patients with gastric dysrhythmia: a pilot study
    C S Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, 160, Sec 3, Chung Kang Road, Taichung 407, Taiwan
    Digestion 64:184-90. 2001
    ..In this study, we aimed at evaluating the effect of acupuncture on gastric slow waves in diabetic patients with symptoms suggesting gastric motor dysfunction...
  71. doi 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...
  72. ncbi [A new sensor technique for measurements of electrical potential profiles of human skin at acupuncture points]
    Bernhard Wiegele
    Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Fachhochschule Augsburg, Baumgartnerstrasse 16, 86161 Augsburg, Germany
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:227-32. 2006
    ..It has been postulated that these areas correspond to acupuncture points. Subsequently, devices have been developed as detectors for acupuncture points which are used for diagnosis ..
  73. ncbi Effective regularity in modulation on gastric motility induced by different acupoint stimulation
    Yu Qing Li
    Institute of Acupuncture Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, 16 Nanxiaojie of Dongzhimennei, Beijing 100700, China
    World J Gastroenterol 12:7642-8. 2006
    ..To investigate whether manual acupuncture at representative acupoints in different parts of the body can modulate responses of gastric motility in rats and regular effects in different acupoint stimulation...
  74. ncbi Electrophysiological assessment of acupuncture points
    Mu Jung Kao
    China Medical University and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 85:443-8. 2006
    ..This study was designed to assess the occurrence of end plate noise (EPN) in an acupuncture point (AcP)...
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi Electrical skin impedance at acupuncture points
    Sean Pearson
    Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 13:409-18. 2007
    To test whether electrical skin impedance at each of three acupuncture points (APs) is significantly lower than at nearby sites on the meridian (MP) and off the meridian (NP).
  77. 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
    ....
  78. ncbi Crossover clinical trial to determine the effect of manual acupuncture at Siguan points (bilateral LI4 and LR3) on intestinal motility in healthy subjects
    Y K Yim
    Department of Meridian and Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon University, Daejeon 300 716, South Korea
    Am J Chin Med 35:209-18. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi Microcirculatory characteristics of acupuncture points obtained by laser Doppler flowmetry
    Hsin Hsiu
    Department of Electrical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    Physiol Meas 28:N77-86. 2007
    b>Acupuncture points (acupoints) form part of the meridian system that constitutes the most fundamental concept in oriental medicine, but their physiological basis has not been clarified...
  80. ncbi Cochrane systematic reviews examine P6 acupuncture-point stimulation for nausea and vomiting
    Jeanette Ezzo
    JPS Enterprises, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 12:489-95. 2006
    ..The acupuncture point, P6 had been the point used in most of the trials...
  81. ncbi Changes in FMRI in the human brain related to different durations of manual acupuncture needling
    Ke Li
    Key Laboratory of Nuclear Analysis Techniques, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    J Altern Complement Med 12:615-23. 2006
    ..The present study is aimed at evaluating the effects of manual acupuncture with different durations on the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging...
  82. ncbi Electroacupuncture at ST-36 accelerates colonic motility and transit in freely moving conscious rats
    Masahiro Iwa
    Department of Surgery, Duke University and Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27705, USA
    Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 290:G285-92. 2006
    ..Barrington's nucleus plays an important role in mediating EA-induced distal colonic motility in conscious rats...
  83. ncbi A pilot study of functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain during manual and electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point (LI-4 Hegu) in normal subjects reveals differential brain activation between methods
    Jian Kong
    Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing, People s Republic of China
    J Altern Complement Med 8:411-9. 2002
    ..To characterize the brain activation patterns evoked by manual and electroacupuncture on normal human subjects...
  84. ncbi [Observation on therapeutic effect of moxibustion on temperature-sensitive points for lumbar disc herniation]
    Fu yu Tang
    Department II of Orthopaedics, Liuzhou Hospital of TCM, Liuzhou 545001, China
    Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 29:382-4. 2009
    ..To compare therapeutic effects of traditional moxibustion and moxibustion on temperature-sensitive points for lumbar disc herniation...
  85. ncbi Detection of ear acupuncture points by measuring the electrical skin resistance in patients before, during and after orthopedic surgery performed under general anesthesia
    Taras I Usichenko
    Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Department, University of Greifswald, Germany
    Acupunct Electrother Res 28:167-73. 2003
    The aim was to study the detection of ear acupuncture points (EAP) by measuring the electrical skin resistance under general anesthesia...
  86. ncbi Anatomy for the acupuncturist--facts & fiction. 3: Upper & lower extremity
    Elmar Peuker
    Department of Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy Division, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Acupunct Med 21:122-32. 2003
    ..This article describes the anatomy of the upper limb and shoulder girdle, and lower limb and pelvis, relevant to safe needling practice...
  87. ncbi Anatomy for the acupuncturist--facts & fiction 2: The chest, abdomen, and back
    Elmar Peuker
    Department of Anatomy, Clinical Anatomy Division, University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany
    Acupunct Med 21:72-9. 2003
    ..This article reviews clinically relevant anatomy for somatic needling of the chest and abdomen...
  88. ncbi A Phase I-II study in the use of acupuncture-like transcutaneous nerve stimulation in the treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia in head-and-neck cancer patients treated with radical radiotherapy
    Raimond K W Wong
    Department of Medicine, Division of Radiation Oncology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 57:472-80. 2003
    ..This Phase I-II study examined the effectiveness of Codetron in treating radiation-induced xerostomia...
  89. ncbi Effects of acupuncture on skin and muscle blood flow in healthy subjects
    Margareta Sandberg
    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences and Pain and Rehabilitation Centre, University Hospital, 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
    Eur J Appl Physiol 90:114-9. 2003
    ..The results indicate that the intensity of the needling is of importance, the DeQi stimulation resulting in the most pronounced increase in both skin and muscle blood flow...
  90. ncbi Enhanced nitric oxide concentrations and expression of nitric oxide synthase in acupuncture points/meridians
    Sheng Xing Ma
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Los Angeles UCLA, School of Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90502, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 9:207-15. 2003
    ....
  91. ncbi Cutaneous electrical stimulation of acupuncture points may enhance gastric myoelectrical regularity
    Chi Sen Chang
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC
    Digestion 66:106-11. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to test whether cutaneous electrical stimulation had the same effect as electroacupuncture to enhance the regularity of myoelectrical activity...
  92. ncbi Clinical trials of acupuncture: consensus recommendations for optimal treatment, sham controls and blinding
    A R White
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Sport and Health Services, Exeter, UK
    Complement Ther Med 9:237-45. 2001
    ..A number of recommendations are made which aim to improve the quality of sham-controlled acupuncture studies...
  93. ncbi Computer-based quantification of traditional chinese-, ear- and Korean hand acupuncture: needle-induced changes of regional cerebral blood flow velocity
    Gerhard Litscher
    Biomedical Engineering and Research, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Graz, Austria
    Neurol Res 24:377-80. 2002
    ..The study design does not allow to evaluate why and how the different acupuncture methods have an effect on the brain and eye, however it proves that acupuncture can provide scientifically measurable effects...
  94. ncbi Treatment of infantile morbid night crying by acupuncture at Zhongchong point in 100 cases
    Jianxin Zhao
    Health Association, Shuitou Town, Pingyang County 325405, Zhejiang Province
    J Tradit Chin Med 22:11. 2002
  95. ncbi Evidence of connective tissue involvement in acupuncture
    Helene M Langevin
    Department of Neurology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington Vermont 05405, USA
    FASEB J 16:872-4. 2002
    ..Winding may allow needle movements to deliver a mechanical signal into the tissue and may be key to acupuncture's therapeutic mechanism...
  96. ncbi Nitric oxide in vPAG mediates the depressor response to acupuncture in stress-induced hypertensive rats
    L Li
    Department of Physiology, Medical Center of Fudan University, Shanghai 200032. P. R. China
    Acupunct Electrother Res 26:165-70. 2001
    ..The results suggest that the depressor effect of EA on stress-induced hypertensive rats might be mediated by nitric oxide in the vPAG due to activation of sympathetic inhibitory system and by attenuated cardiac activities...
  97. ncbi Double-blind evaluation of implants of gold wire at acupuncture points in the dog as a treatment for osteoarthritis induced by hip dysplasia
    A Hielm-Bjorkman
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Vet Rec 149:452-6. 2001
    Thirty-eight dogs with hip dysplasia were studied to evaluate the use of gold wire implants at acupuncture points around the hip joints. They were assigned at random into two groups of 19...
  98. doi Characteristics of electrical skin resistance at acupuncture points in healthy humans
    Sybille Kramer
    Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 15:495-500. 2009
    The aim of this study was to evaluate the phenomenon of electrical skin resistance (ESR) changes at different acupuncture points (APs).
  99. ncbi Reliability of the Prognos electrodermal device for measurements of electrical skin resistance at acupuncture points
    Agatha P Colbert
    Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Portland, OR, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 10:610-6. 2004
    ..reliability study of this device with measurements of electrical skin resistance (ESR) at 24 Jing-well acupuncture points (APs)...
  100. ncbi Moxibustion in breech version--a descriptive review
    Ayman Ewies
    Leicester University
    Acupunct Med 20:26-9. 2002
    ..the heat generated by burning herbal preparations containing the plant Artemisia vulgaris to stimulate the acupuncture points. It is used for breech version with a reported success rate of 84.6% after 34 weeks gestation...
  101. 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...

Research Grants76

  1. Acupuncture Mechanism: Mechanotransduction Model
    HELENE LANGEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..of these measurements using varying amounts of uni-directional and bi-directional needle rotation at acupuncture points and control points (Aim 2)...
  2. 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"...
  3. 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 ..
  4. ROLE OF CONNECTIVE TISSUE GEOMETRY IN ACUPUNCTURE
    HELEN BUETTNER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..of the subcutaneous tissue with fine needles inserted through the skin at specific points, termed acupuncture points. Recent evidence suggests that the connective tissue in the vicinity of an acupuncture point plays a ..
  5. Exploring Neurocircuitry of Acupuncture Action with fMRI
    Vitaly Napadow; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Many classical acupuncture points are proposed to have multiple regulatory functions and diverse clinical effects...
  6. Acupressure for Persistent Cancer Related Fatigue
    SUZANNA M contact ZICK; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In acupressure, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices to treat disease...
  7. Biophysics of Acupuncture:Electrical Properties of Loose Connective Tissue
    Andrew Ahn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..claim is supported by studies that report higher electrical conductivity (lower resistance/impedance) at acupuncture points compared to non-acupuncture points...
  8. 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)...
  9. Soft Tissue Biomechanical Behavior During Acupuncture in Low Back Pain
    HELENE LANGEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..No-LBP at Meridians vs. Non-Meridians and Acupuncture Points vs. Non-Acupuncture Points in the back and leg (Aim 1)...
  10. 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 ..
  11. Neural Substrates of EA in Cardiovascular Control
    John Longhurst; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We have demonstrated excitatory input from acupuncture points located along the distal median and deep peroneal somatic nerves activated during electroacupuncture (EA) to ..
  12. 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 ..
  13. 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...
  14. Acupuncture and Relaxation Response for GI Symptoms and HIV Medication Adherence
    Bei Hung Chang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will use a 2x2 study design with 2 types of acupuncture points (symptom specific vs. sham) and 2 types of audiotapes (RR vs. control)...
  15. 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...
  16. Laser Acupuncture
    Peter Whittaker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    Laser acupuncture is defined as the stimulation of traditional acupuncture points via application of low intensity, non-thermal energy...
  17. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Static Magnetic Field Therapy
    AGATHA COLBERT; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study will provide the data and methodologies needed for conducting a larger RCT of SMF therapy for the treatment of CTS. ..
  18. 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...
  19. Study of individual variability in acupuncture and placebo analgesia
    Jian Kong; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This integrated program of training and research will yield new tools for studying acupuncture and placebo treatment and provide the candidate with the skills needed to achieve independence in a highly complex field. ..
  20. Acupuncture and Low Back Pain during Pregnancy
    Shu Ming Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. 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...
  22. 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. ..
  23. 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. ..
  24. 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 ..