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By Gabriel Stux, Bruce Pomeranz, P. Kofen, K.A. Sahm

Basics of Acupuncture exhibits that it truly is attainable to mix Western medication with conventional chinese language innovations. a quick advent at the concept of conventional chinese language drugs is by way of an in depth account of analysis. the most half makes a speciality of the outline of the chinese language structures of channels, practical organs and crucial acupuncture issues. the rest of the ebook is dedicated to therapy, according to western modes of analysis. The equipment and purposes of needling and moxibustion are defined, and an important issues are given for often encountered diseases.

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However, since that letter was written 17 different lines of experimentation have emerged which have independently provided support for the AAendorphin hypothesis: 1. Many different opiate antagonists block AA [26 a, 26 c, 29]. 2. Naloxone has a stereospecific effect [29]. 3. Microinjection of naloxone (or antibodies to endorphins) blocks AA only if given into analgesic sites in the central nervous system [13 b, 38, 68, 71, 72, 136, 147, 152, 217, 223 b, 224]. 4. Mice genetically deficient in opiate receptors show poor AA [138, 162].

As there were no controls receiving naloxone alone, one might argue that naloxone hyperalgesia simply subtracted from the analgesia of AA. However, this is probably not the case, since numerous studies on acute laboratory-induced pain have shown that naloxone alone rarely produces hyperalgesia [60]. ) Mayer et al. [116] also studied a control group of subjects receiving placebo injections. The placebo subjects were told to expect a strong analgesic effect, and none was observed (as predicted from Beecher's work on acute pain, where only 3% of subjects reported placebo analgesia [11] ).

Based on these promising results, RCT studies must be conducted to further validate the researchers' findings. Another subject which researchers feel requires better-designed studies is the usage of acupuncture for chronic tinnitus. A systematic review of six RCTs showed no significant efficacy [134 c]. Two of the six studies had positive results; however, both were unblinded. The four negative outcomes were all blinded, which suggests that studies must be controlled for placebo effect. Another paper in rats showed that acupuncture increased locomotor activity, possibly mediated by monoamines in the brain [36 a].

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