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Synonyms for acupuncture

treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

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Several research results showed that the insertion and manipulation of acupuncture needles have both local and remote therapeutic effects via mechanical coupling of the needle to connective tissue which could generate a mechanical signal into cells, including cell secretion, modification of extracellular matrix, amplification and propagation of the signal along connective tissue planes, and modulation of afferent sensory input via changes in the connective tissue milieu, through pulling of collagen fibres during needle manipulation.
Among the challenges faced by investigators seeking to evaluate alternative and complementary therapies in rigorous studies is the development of valid controls, such as the Park sham acupuncture needle used in the ongoing study at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics, LLC announces the expansion of their acupuncture supply offerings with the addition of two complete acupuncture needle lines appreciated for their excellent quality, Seirin and DBC(TM) needles.
He also has a patent- pending Magnetized Acupuncture Needle bound for release later this year.
Willard, who has trained himself to sculpt in between heartbeats so his hands remain steady, works at night using tools that he crafts from microscopic shards of diamonds and acupuncture needles.
Of course, using acupuncture needles in dispersion, twiddling counterclockwise, is also effective, as is adding electrical stimulation of 40 to 80 hertz, alternating positive and negative electrodes to the acupuncture needles.
com/rheumatology/practice-management/news/online/%7Bf6d64fb0-44d2-4e47-abe4-e068b69e24b5%7D/acupuncture-needle-types-equally-effective-with-exercise-for-knee-oa) Healio Web site also noted that acupuncture needles are also effective when teamed with physical therapy made up of exercises to treat patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
In other words, if acupuncture had validity, merely poking random places in the body with acupuncture needles, pencils, toothpicks, or anything else should have no effect.
A beam of light from the laser is focused on to the acupuncture point, stimulating it in the same way as acupuncture needles.
And the acupuncture needles are hair-thin so you don't feel them going in, it's really just a slight tingle," Tracy insists.
Why not use bee venom on acupuncture needles, for example?
Sterile acupuncture needles for single use) were used on the following points: Tai Yuan (LU 9), Gong Sun (SP 4), Yin Ling Quan (SP 9), Da Heng (SP 15), Da Ying (ST 5), Tian Shu (ST 25), Chong Yang (ST 42), Zhong Wan (CV 12) (Figure 1, Figure 2).
Acupuncture needles have developed over the centuries from the wooden needles that were originally in use into non- rusting metal needles so that when they are inserted in the human body they avoid unwanted reactions.
Acupuncture needles are much finer than those used for injections and blood tests and you may not even feel the needle break the skin.