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Not just for pain , acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety

  title={Not just for pain , acupuncture is a natural way to treat anxiety},
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
• Acupuncture controls anxiety by affecting the part of the brain that regulates emotions, meaning it reduces anxiety naturally. • Compared with drug-based treatments, acupuncture has fewer side effects, works faster, and helps the body heal itself. You might think acupuncture is for hipsters who don’t believe in Western medicine or for your aging parent with chronic back pain, but a growing body of research shows that acupuncture can help treat a condition that affects everyone from time to… 



Neuroimaging acupuncture effects in the human brain.

Data from acupuncture neuroimaging research is summarized and how these findings contribute to current hypotheses of acupuncture action are discussed.

A Randomized Clinical Trial of Acupuncture Compared with Sham Acupuncture in Fibromyalgia

This study randomly assigned 100 patients with fibromyalgia to 12 weeks of either true acupuncture treatment or one of 3 types of sham acupuncture, and hypothesized a priori that directed acupuncture would result in the greatest clinical improvement.

Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model.

At 10 Hz but not 100 Hz, EA suppresses inflammation by activating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and the nervous system.

Afferent mechanisms underlying stimulation modality-related modulation of acupuncture-related cardiovascular responses.

Although the location of acupoint stimulation and the frequency of stimulation determine the extent of influence of EA, there is little difference between low-frequency EA and MA at P 5-6, and the similarity of the responses to EA andMA and the lack of cardiovascular response to high-frequencyEA appear to be largely a function of somatic afferent responses.

Mechanical signaling through connective tissue: a mechanism for the therapeutic effect of acupuncture

It is hypothesize that 1) needle grasp is due to mechanical coupling between the needle and connective tissue with winding of tissue around the needle during needle rotation and 2) needle manipulation transmits a mechanical signal to connectives tissue cells via mechanotransduction.

Biomechanical response to acupuncture needling in humans.

Needle grasp is quantified by measuring the force necessary to pull an acupuncture needle out of the skin (pullout force) in 60 human subjects, finding that pullout force is greater with both bidirectional needle rotation (BI) and unidirectional rotation (UNI) than no rotation (NO).

Morphological data concerning the acupuncture points and channel network.

  • J. Bossy
  • Medicine
    Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research
  • 1984
Through its traditional rules, the practice of acupuncture requires knowledge of the channel networks and point locations and the effect seems strictly correlated with convergence of nerve impulses on the primary centers.