• Research

  • Emerging evidence indicates that acupuncture treatment not only activates distinct brain regions in different kinds of diseases caused by imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic activities, but also modulates adaptive neurotransmitter in related brain regions to alleviate autonomic response. This review concentrated on the central mechanism of acupuncture in modulating various autonomic responses...

    Li et al. 2013, 'Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation'

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  • Clinical question: Is acupuncture associated with reduced pain outcomes for patients with chronic pain compared with sham-acupuncture (placebo) or no-acupuncture control? Bottom line: Acupuncture is associated with improved pain outcomes compared with sham-acupuncture and no-acupuncture control, with response rates of approximately 30% for no acupuncture, 42.5% for sham acupuncture, and 50% for acupuncture. 

    Vickers, AJ & Linde, K. 2014, 'Acupuncture for chronic pain'

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  • A broad analysis of published studies on the efficacy of acupuncture in promoting a successful IVF pregnancy concludes that acupuncture significantly improves the clinical pregnancy rate (CPR). Optimal positive effects were observed when using acupuncture during controlled ovarian hyper stimulation (COH) - an inductive function of IVF treatment.

    Qian et al. 2017, 'Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis'

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