The 13 Ghost Points

The 13 Ghost Points

The ancient Chinese frequently spoke of possession by demons and ghosts. Ghosts (or gui/ guei 鬼 ) were often attributed to the onset of conditions such as mania, paranoia, addiction, seizures, paralysis, lockjaw, headaches, nightmares, epilepsy and mental illness...

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Acupuncture Within The Western Research Model

Acupuncture Within The Western Research Model

While acupuncture has gained popularity and recognition worldwide, it still often encounters scepticism within the framework of Western medicine (WM) research models. This disparity arises due to several factors that challenge the conventional scientific approach.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: Exploring Acupuncture as a Potential Solution

Acupuncture for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a debilitating neurological condition characterised by intense facial pain. The trigeminal nerve, responsible for transmitting sensory information from the face to the brain, becomes hypersensitive, resulting in severe, sudden, and recurring facial pain. But can...

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Jing-well points

Jing-Well Points

Jing-well points are a group of acupuncture points located at the tips of the fingers and toes, where there is little flesh. The qi at these points is considered to be shallow and narrow, yet dynamic—pouring forth like a spring or well.

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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

Research shows that acupuncture performs at least as well as, and potentially better than, standard medical care for back pain (Cherkin, 2009; Haake, 2007; Sherman, 2009a; Witt, 2006). It is particularly beneficial as an alternative to conventional care for...

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Acupuncture: An Evidence-based Medicine

Acupuncture: An Evidence-Based Medicine

"There's no real evidence to suggest that acupuncture really works." Let's evaluate how statements like this are inherently flawed and point to a continued lack of awareness of and potential bias against research showing the efficacy and effectiveness of acupuncture.

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