Acupuncture Research

Studies are being conducted regularly to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and other related therapies. We have gathered just a few of the many resources available. Please scroll down and click on any of the links below to find out more….

 

Acupuncture Matches Drug For High Blood Pressure:  http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1718-acupuncture-matches-drug-for-high-blood-pressure

Acupuncture shows promise in migraine treatment, study says: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/health/migraine-treatment-acupuncture-study/index.html

Acupuncture for pain relief: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1705-acupuncture-painkilling-effect-found

Links to general studies: http://www.acupunctureresearch.org/

Devices to control for placebo effect:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673697104718

Acupuncture for hypertension: http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/48/5/838.short

Acupuncture used as anesthetic during laparoscopic surgery: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-GAYX200808009.htm acu anaesthetic

Acupuncture as anesthetic studies: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-XCYJ200304013.htm

Acupuncture as anesthetic shown to reduce recovery time and protect organs: http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-XCYJ200706014.htm

Links to general studies: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/acm.1996.2.53?src=recsys

Acupuncture Points Points Visible on CT ScansRead More Here…

Randomised controlled trial on the use of acupuncture in adults with chronic, non-responding anxiety symptoms. Click here for more…

Anti-inflammatory Acupuncture Protects From Adhesions –
This study has shown that acupuncture makes changes in the body to reduce inflammation and adhesions following surgery. It also explains why acupuncture is so helpful to stroke patients. Here is an excerpt:
“The team’s findings build on earlier research proving that electroacupuncture prevents post-operative abdominal adhesions. In looking for clues as to how acupuncture exerts its anti-inflammatory effects, they discovered that electroacupuncture at acupoint ST36 “reduced TNF-α and VEGF levels in adhesive tissue homogenates 7 days after surgery….” Even more interesting, only true acupuncture points used in the study exhibited these effects “See more at here…

Acupuncture Alleviates Post-Partum Depression
Acupuncture relieves postpartum depression. Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with psychological intervention has a similar total efficacy rate for the treatment of postpartum depression as the drug fluoxetine hydrochloride (Prozac®). – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1411-acupuncture-alleviates-postpartum-depression

Acupuncture Point Sensitivity Linked to Menstrual Pain
Not only is Spleen 6 linked to diagnosing menstrual disorders, it is a very useful treatment point….
“Tenderness at acupuncture point SP6 (Sanyinjiao) is linked to incidences of menstrual cramping with pain. Tenderness at this lower leg acupuncture point has been associated with dysmenorrhea in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over a thousand years. Now, researchers have completed a randomized study to test the scientific basis for this phenomenon. The researchers discovered a significant “tenderness at Sanyinjiao (SP6) exists in women undergoing primary dysmenorrhea.” ” – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1414-acupuncture-point-sensitivity-linked-to-menstrual-pain#sthash.4PhMsYmS.dpuf

Acupuncture found more effective than medication for migraine.
Read more…

Acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN): a pilot study using neurography
Acupuncture effective  for nerve pain. Read more…

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
“In the primary analysis, including all eligible RCTs, acupuncture was superior to both sham and no-acupuncture control for each pain condition. “ Read more….

Acupuncture Stabilizes Dementia Patients
Research finds acupuncture effective for improving memory, cognition and walking for patients with dementia. – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1388-acupuncture-steadies-dementia-patients#sthash.XhpTid0C.dpuf

Acupuncture Boosts Drugs For Depression
This study shows acupuncture as a useful addition to medication for anxiety and depression. You don’t have to wait until you need medication to take advantage of acupuncture though! The researchers note: “acupuncture/electroacupuncture has a rapid onset of therapeutic effect and produces a noticeable improvement in obsessive-compulsive, depressive and anxiety symptoms.” – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1398-acupuncture-boosts-drugs-for-depression#sthash.ayofTWLM.dpuf

Menopausal Symptom Management With Acupuncture For Women With Breast Cancer
Click the link here:   A study comparing acupuncture to the usual medical approach for helping women with hot flashes after breast cancer treatment.

Impact of electroacupuncture and exercise on hyperandrogenism and oligo/amenorrhoea in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomized controlled trial
Click the link here:   The results of a study showing acupuncture as an effective treatment for women’s issues such as Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome. (PCOS)

MRI Images Reveal Acupuncture Point Specificity
New MRI research concludes that needling acupuncture points causes specific brain patterns associated with the treatment of specific diseases. Investigators compared two acupuncture points on the foot with a nearby sham acupuncture point. They discovered that the true acupuncture points consistently elicited specific brain responses in regions associated with their Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) medical indications and functions for therapeutic effects. – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/764-mrilr4st44#sthash.kDUM0kXx.dpuf

 

The Science of Acupuncture
(BBC documentary on acupuncture. Includes studies done with MRI brain scans during acupuncture treatment.)

Who is Bonnie?

Bonnie Adam is a Registered Acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners of Ontario. She is also a Certified Acupuncture Health Professional with the Canadian Examining Board of Health Care Practitioners and a Certified Cupping Therapist with The International Association of Cupping Therapists.