Acupuncture for veterans in America – Democrats submit bill

An American politician has just submitted a bill to make acupuncture available in veterans' health centres.  Representative Judy Chu, a Democrat of California, introduced the bill, called ‘Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act’.  It aims to provide acupuncture for veterans to help with the variety of mental and physical health conditions they suffer.  If passed, it will make access to acupuncture a legal right for all veterans. Acupuncture for veterans - safe and non-addictive pain relief [...]

Acupuncture is recommended internationally

Acupuncture is recommended internationally, as the following extracts from the Acupuncture Evidence Project illustrate. (extracts from The Acupuncture Evidence Project, 2017) Australia "In Australia, acupuncture has been included in clinical practice guidelines for various types of acute pain including post-operative pain, and for rotator cuff syndrome.  In ‘Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence’ published by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2015, NHMRC Level I evidence was identified [...]

The most comprehensive acupuncture research to date

Another huge research piece - the Acupuncture Evidence Project - has just come out of Australia.  It is the most comprehensive piece of research for the overall effectiveness of acupuncture to date.  This comprehensive acupuncture research builds on previous reports from Australian (2010) and American (2014) departments of veterans’ affairs. It is considered an ‘over-review’, a review of reviews if you will, where systematic reviews and meta-analyses are combined and compared to produce the most robust [...]

Huge new study from York University recommends acupuncture

A huge new study from York University recommends acupuncture and shows it in a very promising light.  This extract summarises the researchers' findings: 'We used systematic processes to combine and interpret data from high-quality clinical trials of acupuncture involving approximately 18,000 patients. The types of pain investigated in these trials were neck and lower back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee, headache and migraine. We found acupuncture to be more than simply a placebo as it [...]

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How does acupuncture work?

  Acupuncture is based upon the theories of Chinese medicine, which is rooted in the practical philosophy of Daoism.  How does acupuncture work according to Chinese medicine? Acpuncture is all about harmony and balance: of the yin and yang.  Chinese medicine identifies three treasures: Blood and qi, Mind and Essence, and five phases: Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, Fire. Theory of harmony and balance This sounds at first like a rather simplistic interpretation of the human [...]