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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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Not willing to give up hope yet on having their baby, Stephanie and her husband turned to Acubalance Wellness Centre (, Vancouver's leading acupuncture fertility clinic.
The researchers found that from baseline to 6 weeks, the mean observed Brief Pain Inventory Worst Pain (BPI-WP) score decreased, indicating reduced pain by 2.05 points in the true acupuncture group, by 1.07 points in the sham acupuncture group, and by 0.99 points in the waitlist control group.
In a review of six trials with 800 patients, researchers used a point scale to measure anxiety and found that anxiety reduced by eight points when dental patients were given acupuncture as a treatment.
Acupuncture, which has a 2000-year history of use, involves inserting needles at various points throughout the body to promote healing and improve function.
The last decade has witnessed exciting progress in the recognition of the medical value of acupuncture. The 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) revealed that acupuncture users increased from 4.2% of the population in 2002 to 6.3% in 2007, representing 8.19 million and 14.01 million users, respectively.
In each session, low-frequency electrical stimulation at an average of 24 uA and 2 Hz was applied to the acupuncture points BL62 and KI6, and event-related potentials (ERPs) were measured before the first session and after the last session of the electrical stimulation.
* The neurophysiologies theory states that "acupuncture stimulation can facilitate the release of certain neuropeptides in the CNS, eliciting profound physiological effects and even activating self-healing mechanisms." (2)
Acupuncture vs intravenous morphine In the management of acute pain in the ED.
In this study, we tried to observe whether the acupoint area collagen fibers are involved in the process of converting the mechanical signal of the acupuncture to biological signal.
Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese cure, works on the basis of the movement of the energy flow called Qi.
The results from all pooled data showed that participants receiving acupuncture had better outcomes than those receiving nimodipine.
This same cat, however, transformed into a picture of serenity and calm during acupuncture treatments.