[b]Chinese medicine videos[/b]

 

FirstScienceTV-
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw-N1psSjGc&feature=related]YouTube - How does traditional Chinese medicine work?[/url]

 

In Search of Acupuncture with Leonard Nemoy
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6NEoWyPwrE]YouTube - 5-09 In Search Of... Acupuncture (Part 1 of 3)[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbp1hZaBoM&feature=related]YouTube - 5-09 In Search Of... Acupuncture (Part 2 of 3)[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdNVdbRnL2s&feature=related]YouTube - 5-09 In Search Of... Acupuncture (Part 3 of 3)[/url]

 

Here is some research that proved Chinese medicine is very real, and was televised on TV as it happened.
[url=http://www.open2.net/alternativemedicine/]BBC/OU Open2.net - Alternative Medicine[/url]

video-
[url=http://www.veoh.com/videos/v11124359dPnbdgmy?rank=4&jsonParams=%7B%22order%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22range%22%3A%22a%22%2C%22query%22%3A%22acupuncture%22%2C%22numResults%22%3A20%2C%22rlmax%22%3Anull%2C%22rlmin%22%3A0%2C%22sId%22%3A%22646614349416831019%22%2C%22veohOnly%22%3Atrue%7D&searchId=646614349416831019&rank=5]Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture-The evidence | Free Lifestyle Videos - Watch Lifestyle Videos Online | Veoh[/url]

 

Acupuncture anasthesia, a girl receives open heart surgery while fully concious and without a general anesthetic and minimal sedation-
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-dWMpuYnwQ]YouTube - Ancient Wisdoms?[/url]

 

Ancient Chinese Anti-toxin and anti-cancer Herbal Medicine long known in China, proven to be effective against cancer and is being used to make Anti-Cancer drugs in the west
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDAGqnmxFEQ]YouTube - Using Chinese Mint to make Anti-Cancer drugs[/url]

 

Chinese medicine video-
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi2sQ1QS8vQ]YouTube - Chinese Medicine[/url]

 

Example of Cerebral Palsy-
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0xvAJYexPU&mode=related&search=]YouTube - The Brycen Chronicles: Chair :cerebral palsy[/url]

 

Acupuncture Cerebral Palsy Miracle
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZilUjrWR_gY&mode=related&search=]YouTube -

 

Acupuncture Cerebral Palsy Miracle Cure Malaysia[/url]
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3n2fk4OQFA&mode=related&search=]YouTube - CP Cerebral Palsy Acupuncture Treatment Research[/url]

 

Acupuncture info
[url=http://www.open2.net/alternativemedicine/]BBC/OU Open2.net - Alternative Medicine[/url]

 

Acupuncture studies-
[url=http://www.physorg.com/news10216.html]Study: Acupuncture Does Combat Pain[/url]

 

Article about scientific data proving acupuncture is real-
[url=http://www.naturalnews.com/024248_medicine_acupuncture_scientific_studies.html]Acupuncture and Its Slow Acceptance in Mainstream Science Circles[/url]

 

Here are some scientific studies which demonstrate how sophisticated instruments can prove that electrical skin impedance is much lower at acupoints than other locations on the body-
[quote]Studies of Skin Impedance

Having established a healthy skepticism for the conclusions of any one study, it is commonly the case that when overwhelming amounts of scientific investigations point to a similar result, that result is eventually accepted as 'truth' -- at least in part.

For acupuncture, it has been overwhelmingly shown that skin impedance (the skin's resistance to electrical current) is lower on the acupoints, in other words, the points on the body that correspond to the TCM meridian system conduct electricity better than other points.

Let us review a short cross-section of some of the findings. The China Academy of TCM in Beijing conducted an experiment which appeared in a 1999 issue of the Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research journal where a specific point on the pericardium meridian was found to have consistently lower impedance than other non-acupoints (Zhang, Xu, Zhu) (4), .
[url=http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/ymai/medline/record/MDLN.10768415]Elsevier[/url]

In 2005, the American Journal of Chinese Medicine published a study demonstrating higher conductivity between two acupoints than between an acupoint and a non-acupoint. The results clearly show lower impedance on the path of the traditional TCM meridians (Lee MS, Jeong SY, Lee YH, Jeong DM, Eo, Ko) (5),
[url=http://www.worldscinet.com/ajcm/33/3305/S0192415X05003405.html]WorldSciNet[/url]

Similar results were discovered in another 2005 study conducted at the Department of Internal Medicine at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, and published in The Israel Medical Association Journal (IMAJ). This study took an important step further by observing how the amount of impedance found at an acupoint can serve to diagnose problems with the corresponding internal organ (Zimlichman, Lahad, Aron-Maor, Kanevsky and Shoenfeld) (6),
[url=http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar05oct-4.pdf]http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/ar05oct-4.pdf[/url]

A 2006 study from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro in Mexico was published in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine journal and also found lower electrical impedance on acupoints. This study also demonstrates how common illnesses might be diagnosed by measuring the impedance factor on acupoints (Prokhorov, Prokhorova, González-Hernández, Kovalenko, Llamas, Moctezuma and Romero) (7),
[url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WCS-4HBTDCX-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=76109a9d31df78f11855128891bb9ca1]ScienceDirect - Complementary Therapies in Medicine : In vivo dc and ac measurements at acupuncture points in healthy and unhealthy people[/url]

In 2007, the peer-reviewed medical journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) published a study from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Oregon Graduate Institute, in which lower skin impedance was systematically found on acupoints (Colbert, Yun, Larsen, Edinger, Gregory and Thong) (8),
[url=http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/nem060]Skin Impedance Measurements for Acupuncture Research: Development of a Continuous Recording System -- Colbert et al. 5 (4): 443 -- Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine[/url]

The studies on this subject number in the hundreds and the case seems overwhelming -- flesh at the acupoints conducts electricity better than non-acupoints. But what does that mean?

Since acupuncture follows the TCM meridian system, a theory which contends that bio-electricity (electric phenomena occurring in living organisms) has a tendency to follow certain paths in the body, scientific evidence of low skin impedance (higher electrical conductivity) on the points along the meridians seems to fit with TCM theory.[/quote]

Some people have attempted to prove acupuncture false by using a needle that feels like it pricks the skin but doesn't really penetrate the skin, as a placebo. The problem with that is that appraoch knows nothing about acupuncture. If you see in the videos, the insertion of the needle has nothing to do with the effects, it's only the manipulation after it is inserted that has strong effects that you physically feel, and it's the manipulation of the needle that can do real things and increase health.

Remember, the pin prick has nothing to do with it, it's the manipulation after the insertion, and de qi, that makes it real

what is considered the most necessary part of acupuncture treatment is the "de qi", or what western studies are now seeming to call "needle grasp". This happens after the needle is inserted due to manipulation by the doctor, and to the doctor feels like a subtle feeling like a fish pulling a fishing line a little bit, like a magnetic current pulling on the needle. It's not hitting a nerve or anything easily explained by western science. This needle grasp creates many strong sensations like numbing, heaviness, electricity, tingling, warmth, vibrating, etc. in the patient. It is essential for curing diseases with acupuncture. Other methods are Intensive acupressure massage, cupping, herbal medicine, external qi emission from doctor to patient, and Qigong and meditation exercises,

What I am really getting at is that there have been some western doctors who tried to make a faulty and incorrect kind of test for acupuncture. They made some needles that feel like they were pricking you, but weren't actually going in. They decided then to test 2 groups of people, one group they inserted needles into certain known acupuncture points that supposed to treat a certain thing. Then they gave the fake needles to the other group who thought they were real. The testers said their test showed "real"acupucnture was no more effective than "sham"acupucnture. However, since they were not acupuncturists and knew nothing about neelde grasp or de qi, what they were really testing was sham acupuncture vs. sham acupuncture, not real acupucnture vs. sham acupuncture.

Others tried to test it by comparing needles put in "fake" points vs. needles put in "real" acupuncture points. These tests are also invalid because they didn't understand de qi.

Article
[url=http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2002/A/2002801.html]A 2,000 year-old technique may hold the key to acupuncture's therapeutic effect[/url]
[url=http://www.medicalacupuncture.com/aama_marf/journal/vol13_1/pov2.html]Medical Acupuncture Online Journal, Volume 13 #1, pov 2[/url]
[quote]A 2,000 year-old technique may hold the key to acupuncture's therapeutic effect

A new study establishes a link between needle manipulation and biomechanical effects

Bethesda, MD -- Western medical experts have been inherently skeptical of acupuncture's therapeutic value for the treatment of pain and other medical conditions. One reason is that it seems very unlikely that the simple act of inserting fine needles into tissue could elicit any effect at all, let alone wide-ranging and long-lasting therapeutic effects. Acupuncture needles are of a finer gauge than even the finest hypodermic needles (not considered therapeutic); acupuncture rarely results in a single drop of blood being discharged.

What skeptics are not aware of is that acupuncture typically involves manual needle manipulation after needle insertion. Manual needle manipulation consists of rapidly rotating (back-and-forth or one direction) and/or pistoning (up-and-down motion) of the needle. The manipulation can be brief (a few seconds), prolonged (several minutes), or intermittent depending on the clinical situation. Manipulation occurs even when electrical stimulation is used (a relatively recent development in the history of acupuncture).

Traditionally, manipulation is performed to elicit the characteristic reaction to acupuncture needling known as "de qi." De qi has a sensory component, known as "needle grasp," which is perceived by the patient as an ache or heaviness in the area surrounding the needle and a simultaneously occurring biomechanical component that can be perceived by the acupuncturist. During needle grasp, the acupuncturist feels as if the tissue is grasping the needle such that there is increased resistance to further motion of the manipulated needle. This "tug" on the needle is classically described as "like a fish biting on a fishing line."

Needle grasp can range from subtle to very strong, with pulling back on the needle resulting in visible tenting of the skin. During acupuncture treatments, needle manipulation is used to elicit and enhance de qi, and de qi is used as feedback to confirm that the proper amount of needle stimulation has been used.

De qi is widely viewed as essential to acupuncture's therapeutic effectiveness. Needle manipulation, de qi, and needle grasp, therefore, are potentially important components of acupuncture's therapeutic effect, yet the mechanisms underlying de qi and needle grasp are unknown. As a first step toward understanding the physiological and therapeutic significance of de qi, researchers quantified needle grasp by measuring the force necessary to pull an inserted acupuncture needle out of the tissues (pullout force). They also hypothesized that:

    * Pullout force is greater with two different types of needle manipulation commonly used in acupuncture practice [bidirectional (BI) and unidirectional (UNI) needle rotation] than with needle insertion with no manipulation (NO). If proven true, this will demonstrate that needle manipulation has measurable biomechanical effects.

    * These measurable effects could suggest that needle manipulation may indeed play an important role in acupuncture therapy as de qi is traditionally believed to be greater at "acupuncture points."

    * Pullout force is greater at classically defined acupuncture points than at nonacupuncture control points.

To test these hypotheses, an experiment was performed in which normal human subjects received different types of acupuncture needle manipulation at eight acupuncture points and eight corresponding control points.

The authors of the research study, "Biomechanical Response to Acupuncture Needling in Humans," are Helene M. Langevin, David L. Churchill, James R. Fox, Gary J. Badger, Brian S. Garra, and Martin H. Krag, all from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont. Their findings are published in the December 2001 edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Methodology

Healthy volunteers, ages 18-55, were invited to participate. Exclusion criteria were a history of diabetes, neuromuscular disease, bleeding disorder, collagen vascular disease, acute or chronic corticosteroid therapy, and extensive scarring or dermatological abnormalities in the areas tested. Volunteers taking anti-inflammatory or antihistamine medications were asked to discontinue their use three days before testing. Female volunteers were excluded if they were pregnant. Testing was not scheduled during menstruation to avoid possible discomfort due to cessation of anti-inflammatory medication.

Thirty-eight women and 22 men completed the testing protocol. The mean age and body mass index of the participants was 37.1 ± 10.2 years and 26.5 ± 5.3 kg/m2, respectively. There were no significant differences with respect to these subject characteristics between the groups of subjects randomized to the three needle-manipulation types.

Eight traditional acupuncture point locations were investigated. For each location, pairs of corresponding acupuncture points on the right and left sides of the body were identified and marked with a skin marker (16 acupuncture points total). Acupuncture points were identified according to traditional methods. Approximate position was determined in relation to anatomic landmarks (e.g., bones, tendons) and proportional measurements (e.g., fraction of the distance between wrist and elbow creases). Palpation, feeling for a slight depression or yielding of tissues determined the precise position of each acupuncture point. For each location, right and left sides of the body were then randomly selected for acupuncture point and control point. On the side selected for control point, a disk-shaped template was centered on the acupuncture point.

Throughout testing, subjects were neither told nor able to see or hear any indication of which side was used for each point (acupuncture and control) and which needle manipulation type (NO, BI, or UNI) was being performed. All needling procedures (insertion, manipulation, pullout, and pullout-force measurement) were performed by a computer-controlled acupuncture needling system. This ensured consistent experimental conditions and eliminated many potential sources of investigator bias.

Results

The measurements of pullout force are the first quantification of needle grasp, a biomechanical aspect of the characteristic de qi reaction widely viewed as essential to the therapeutic effect of acupuncture. The research found 167 and 52 percent increases in pullout force with UNI and BI, respectively, compared with NO. Needle manipulation increased pullout force at both acupuncture points and control points. Although 18 percent difference in mean pullout force between acupuncture points and control points existed, the magnitude of this difference was much smaller than the difference caused by manipulation of the needle. Together, these results indicate that needle grasp is strongly influenced by needle manipulation and that this effect is not unique to acupuncture points.

Conclusions

Needle grasp has been described in acupuncture textbooks for over 2,000 years. This study constitutes a first step toward determining the biological and clinical significance of this phenomenon. For the first time, a link has been demonstrated between acupuncture needle manipulation and biomechanical events in the tissue. These biomechanical events are potentially associated with long-lasting cellular and extracellular effects. Developing an understanding of these effects in future studies may eventually lead to insights into acupuncture's therapeutic mechanisms. In the shorter term, these same effects may also provide important biological markers that can be used in clinical trials of acupuncture.

Source
December 2001 edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

The American Physiological Society (APS) was founded in 1887 to foster basic and applied science, much of it relating to human health. The Bethesda, MD-based Society has more than 10,000 members and publishes 3,800 articles in its 14 peer-reviewed journals every year.[/quote]

[url=http://www.uvm.edu/theview/article.php?id=201]http://www.uvm.edu/theview/article.php?id=201[/url]
[quote]
Previous studies on acupuncture have focused on the ancient art’s therapeutic effects, but recent UVM research has established scientific evidence of the body's response to acupuncture needling.

No previous research has looked at the effect of the manipulation of the acupuncture needle on the tissue. The two-year College of Medicine study takes a major step towards establishing credibility among Western medical practitioners for the therapy long considered "alternative." A report on the study, titled "Biomechanical Response to Acupuncture Needling in Humans," will be featured in the December issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Much of the skepticism about acupuncture stems from the fact that use of hypodermic needles, although routine in Western medicine, is not in itself considered therapeutic. Lead investigator Dr. Helene Langevin says the key to acupuncture’s biomechanical effect is not the insertion of each ultra-fine acupuncture needle, but its manipulation.

During an acupuncture session, each needle is manipulated in order to elicit the de qi (pronounced "day-chee") response. De qi is traditionally believed to be essential in achieving acupuncture’s therapeutic effect. A phenomenon called "needle grasp" is a component of de qi that is often described by acupuncturists as feeling like a fish tugging on a line. When de qi occurs, patients typically experience an aching sensation.

To establish a scientific basis for acupuncture’s effect, the Vermont researchers sought to measure the force required to overcome the tissue-needle connection that occurs during needle grasp. Using a unique, computer-controlled, acupuncture-needling device, Langevin and her colleagues found that a much greater pullout force – 167 percent – was required when the needle was rotated in one direction after insertion than when it was not rotated. When the needle was rotated back and forth, the pullout force was 53 percent greater. This clinical study – which had a total of 60 participants – was the first to measure this effect using an objective methodology.

"We now know that needle manipulation has a measurable, biomechanical effect on the tissue," says Langevin, research assistant professor of neurology and licensed acupuncturist. "This effect was present at the control and acupuncture points that we measured, but somewhat more at the acupuncture points."

Although previously believed to be a muscle contraction, Langevin’s research indicates that layers superficial to the muscle – skin and/or subcutaneous connective tissues – may be involved in the body’s response to acupuncture needling. When the needle is pulled back during needle grasp, the biomechanical phenomenon is visibly recognizable as the tissue below the skin maintains its grasp on the needle, causing the skin to "tent."

"Our working hypothesis right now is that the needle grasp is due to connective tissue winding around the needle," says Langevin. "We also think that the needle may come into contact with more connective tissue at the acupuncture points identified in ancient texts. This may explain why the pullout force was slightly greater at those points."

Langevin also is the lead author of a hypothesis paper on research that supplements these findings. "Mechanical Signaling through Connective Tissue: A Mechanism for the Therapeutic Effect of Acupuncture" appeared in the October issue of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. She and her colleagues plan to focus future research on trying to prove that connective tissue is indeed involved in needle grasp.

In addition to Langevin, the research team included David Churchill, Gale Weld and Jason Yandow, neurology; Dr. Martin Krag, and James Fox, orthopaedics and rehabilitation; Gary Badger, medical biostatistics; and Dr. Brian Garra, radiology. [/quote]


The scientific data shows that-

1. Acupoints and acupunture meridians have real physical existence, as already demonstrated above

2. Acupuncture has real therapeutic effects on disease-

More studies on the effects of acupunture on disease-

CONCLUSION: Acupuncture combined with Yizhi Jiannao Granules has a significant therapeutic effect on Alzheimer's disease, which is better than that of Yizhi Jiannao Granules or Aricept.
[url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19565731?ordinalpos=13&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum][Clinical observation on acupuncture combined with...[Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009] - PubMed Result[/url]

CONCLUSION: Acupuncture of Jiaji (EX-B 2) is an effective therapy in the treatment of cervical hypertension.
[url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17691579?ordinalpos=14&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum][Analysis on the therapeutic effect of acupuncture...[Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2007] - PubMed Result[/url]

CONCLUSION: The therapeutic effect of the treatment group is better than that of the control group. Acupuncture combined with western medicine has cooperation for treatment of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage with a better therapeutic effect.
[url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16642607?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum][Clinical observation on effect of acupuncture on ...[Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2006] - PubMed Result[/url]

Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis
[url=http://nccam.nih.gov/news/2004/acu-osteo/pressrelease.htm]Acupuncture Relieves Pain and Improves Function in Knee Osteoarthritis [NCCAM News and Events][/url]
[quote]Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to standard care. This landmark study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), both components of the National Institutes of Health. The findings of the study—the longest and largest randomized, controlled phase III clinical trial of acupuncture ever conducted—were published in the December 21, 2004, issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.[/quote]

CONCLUSION: Combined TCM and western medicine treatment has rapid and definite therapeutic effect in reducing pain and improving mobility of knee joints and daily living ability in Caucasian patients of knee osteoarthritis.
[url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18630549?ordinalpos=18&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum][Comparative study on Chinese medicine and western...[Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2008] - PubMed Result[/url]

Here the actual brain was monitored-
[url=http://acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=27585]New Studies Confirm Acupuncture Relieves Pain[/url]

CONCLUSIONS: The combined use of acupuncture andChinese medicines is more effective for treating menopausal syndrome.
[url=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18416072?ordinalpos=27&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum]The combined use of acupuncture and Chinese medici...[J Tradit Chin Med. 2008] - PubMed Result[/url]

List of diseases Acupuncture successfully treats-
[url=http://tcm.health-info.org/WHO-treatment-list.htm#_treat]Acupuncture Research: WHO - World Health Organization Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine information (Vancouver, Chinese herbal medicine, tuina massage, Chinese herbs, pictures, women's health, Chinese medicine history, common disease treatme[/url]
[quote]Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture
The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture therapy has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in the recent literature can be classified into four categories as shown below. Click on the condition to see summaries of the supporting studies.

1. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved— through controlled trials—to be an effective treatment:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Biliary colic
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhoea, primary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Headache
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labour
Knee pain
Leukopenia
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction of
Morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis
Sciatica
Sprain
Stroke
Tennis elbow

2. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which the therapeutic effect of acupuncture has been shown but for which further proof is needed:
Abdominal pain (in acute gastroenteritis or due to gastrointestinal spasm)
Acne vulgaris
Alcohol dependence and detoxification
Bell’s palsy
Bronchial asthma
Cancer pain
Cardiac neurosis
Cholecystitis, chronic, with acute exacerbation
Cholelithiasis
Competition stress syndrome
Craniocerebral injury, closed
Diabetes mellitus, non-insulin-dependent
Earache
Epidemic haemorrhagic fever
Epistaxis, simple (without generalized or local disease)
Eye pain due to subconjunctival injection
Female infertility
Facial spasm
Female urethral syndrome
Fibromyalgia and fasciitis
Gastrokinetic disturbance
Gouty arthritis
Hepatitis B virus carrier status
Herpes zoster (human (alpha) herpesvirus 3)
Hyperlipaemia
Hypo-ovarianism
Insomnia
Labour pain
Lactation, deficiency
Male sexual dysfunction, non-organic
Ménière disease
Neuralgia, post-herpetic
Neurodermatitis
Obesity
Opium, cocaine and heroin dependence
Osteoarthritis
Pain due to endoscopic examination
Pain in thromboangiitis obliterans
Polycystic ovary syndrome (Stein–Leventhal syndrome)
Postextubation in children
Postoperative convalescence
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostatitis, chronic
Pruritus
Radicular and pseudoradicular pain syndrome
Raynaud syndrome, primary
Recurrent lower urinary-tract infection
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Retention of urine, traumatic
Schizophrenia
Sialism, drug-induced
Sjögren syndrome
Sore throat (including tonsillitis)
Spine pain, acute
Stiff neck
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Tietze syndrome
Tobacco dependence
Ulcerative colitis, chronic
Urolithiasis
Vascular dementia
Whooping cough (pertussis)

3. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which there are only individual controlled trials reporting some therapeutic effects, but for which acupuncture is worth trying because treatment by conventional and other therapies is difficult:
Chloasma
Choroidopathy, central serous
Colour blindness
Deafness
Hypophrenia
Irritable colon syndrome
Neuropathic bladder in spinal cord injury
Pulmonary heart disease, chronic
Small airway obstruction

4. Diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture may be tried provided the practitioner has special modern medical knowledge and adequate monitoring equipment:
Breathlessness in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Coma
Convulsions in infants
Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris)
Diarrhoea in infants and young children
Encephalitis, viral, in children, late stage
Paralysis, progressive bulbar and pseudobulbar [/quote]


Acupuncture In The Treatment Of Chronic Urticaria: A Double Blind Study- we suggest that acupuncture can be used for the treatment of chronic urticaria especially in the resistant forms.
[url=http://www.ispub.com/journal/the_internet_journal_of_dermatology/volume_7_number_1_18/article/acupuncture_in_the_treatment_of_chronic_urticaria_a_double_blind_study.html]ISPUB - Acupuncture In The Treatment Of Chronic Urticaria: A Double Blind Study[/url]

A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Childhood Persistent Allergic Rhinitis- This study showed that active acupuncture was more effective than sham acupuncture in decreasing the symptom scores for persistent allergic rhinitis and increasing the symptom-free days
[url=http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/114/5/1242]A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Acupuncture for the Treatment of Childhood Persistent Allergic Rhinitis -- Ng et al. 114 (5): 1242 -- Pediatrics[/url]

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Sorry Fred, I have to question why this has been posted here. This simply is not science, and do you have something to say about acupuncture, that is more then just an obvious cut and past job.

If you are looking for some factual information on acupuncture I suggest you check out the wonderful Science Based Medicine blog, and in particular their archive on acupuncture itself. There is also the skeptics dictionary as well as Whats the Harm to consider.
Lol, you just gave me 3 notoriously biased skeptic websites that no one really takes seriously. I on the other hand gave you actual scientific studies by very reputable sources including the WHO.

Anyways, anyone want to help me out and explain how to make links and quotes work? As you can see, my links did not work on here.....
Well frankly I am a skeptic (hence the links), as well I am skeptical/doubtful that anything posted in your link is based on the actual scientific method.

My thoughts are that at best acupuncture/qi/chinese healing offers just as much effect as say taking a sugar pill and being told by someone else that it is really a wonder cure-all drug. It might relieve some pain (placebo) but beyond that there is/are no physical effect(s).

Again I feel that if someone is posting something in the science section of the forums it should at least have the backing of common scientific consent or be on the radar at least as something possible, i.e. be actual science.

Once again do you have anything beyond this rehashed cut and paste job of information, or is it going to be more of the same.
biased skeptic

Isn't this a contradiction?
TL;DR.

plus, it's a mess, format-wise.

Accupuncture only feels good the way a tattoo or a piercing feels good. Bloodrush and endorphins. (I can rarely walk properly after a tattoo. I love you endorphins.)

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