pubbed Abstract Brattberg G: Acupuncture treatment: a traffic hazard? A systematic review of acupuncture antiNemesis trials. The placebo effects means that people have a benefit from the treatment because they believe that it will work. More studies are needed. Repeated EA treatments 12 treatments administered over 30 days in NCO rats significantly lowered the concentrations of NSF in the ovaries, compared with untreated NCO rats. 5 A study of cyclophosphamide induced emesis in a ferret behavioural model used acupuncture as an adjunct therapy in treating the emetic side effects of chemotherapy. Diagrams of the flow of spiritual energy, for example, conflicted with the West's own anatomical diagrams. Tin, copper, gold and silver are also possibilities, though they are considered less likely, or to have been used in fewer cases. 30 :69 If acupuncture was practice during the Chang dynasty 1766 to 1122 BC, organic materials like thorns, sharpened bones, or bamboo may have been used. 30 :70 Once methods for producing steel were discovered, it would replace all other materials, since it could be used to create a very fine, but sturdy needles. 30 :74 Gwei-djen and Needham noted that all the ancient materials that could have been used for acupuncture and which often produce archaeological evidence, such as sharpened bones, bamboo or stones, were also used for other purposes. 30 An article in Rheumatology said that the absence of any mention of acupuncture in documents found in the tomb of Ma-Wang-Dui from 198 BC suggest that acupuncture was not practice by that time. 28 Several and sometimes conflicting belief systems emerged regarding acupuncture. In addition, a non randomized, single-arm, observational clinical study evaluated the effect of auricular acupuncture in 20 cancer patients who were still experiencing pain after treatment with analgesics. 10 While patients continued their analgesic medication, auricular acupuncture needles were embedded in ear acupuncture points, chosen to accord to clinical symptoms and electro dermal response, and were left in place until they fell out. If so, who is sponsoring the trial? pubbed Abstract He C, Gong K, Cu DZ, et al.: Effects of microwave acupuncture on the immunological function of cancer patients. pubbed Abstract Bach F: Cases illustrative of the remedial effects of acupuncture. J R Soc Meg 83 6: 360-2, 1990. AMA 284 21: 2755-61, 2000. The most convincing research data on the effects of acupuncture in cancer patients have emerged from studies of the management of chemotherapy induced N/V.
The moxibustion practitioner holds the glowing end of the lit stick over acupuncture points to warm them. Euro J burg Oncol 11 4: 389-94, 1985. Chicago, Ill: Eastland Press, 1981. pubbed Abstract thou PX, Huang FM, Jiang BR, et al.: The effect of acupuncture on the phagocytic activity of human leukocytes. Do the known benefits outweigh the risks?