Category Archives : Acupuncture Research

Recent Acupuncture Research


Acupuncture Improves Strength Training

This from the European Journal of Applied Physiology: Immediate effects of acupuncture on strength performance: a randomized, controlled crossover trial. Hübscher M, Vogt L, Ziebart T, Banzer W. Department of Sports Medicine, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Ginnheimer Landstrasse 39, 60487, Frankfurt, Germany, m.huebscher@sport.uni-frankfurt.de. The present study investigated the immediate efficacy of acupuncture compared to sham acupuncture and […]


Acupuncture Effective at Reducing Pain and Dry Mouth in Neck Cancer Patients

Acupuncture has been clinically proven for two thousand years to be an effective solution for many pain conditions.   It is also very effective for treating conditions and symptoms that modern medical treatment offers few desirable treatments. A study out of Sloan-Kettering compared acupuncture to standard care for pain and dry mouth in cervical neck […]


Acupuncture Shown To Be Beneficial For Pregnancy Depression

Research published last week out of Stanford University concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression during pregnancy. This was reported in Science Daily. In our clinical practice we certainly find that women who get regular treatments during pregnancy report a much greater well being.   Certainly we’ve helped women stay off anti-depressant medication, which […]


Acupuncture Proven to Reduce Hot Flashes

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help with gynecological issues because it is a powerful treatment modality with often beneficial ‘side-effects’.    A recent randomized control trial compared the effectiveness of acupuncture combined with customary care compared to only customary care for menopausal hot flashes.   They found a significant improvement in hot flashes […]


Acupuncture More Effective Than Drug Therapy For Breast Cancer Patients

In a 3 month study of 50 female breast cancer patients comparing acupuncture to the drug Venlafaxine (Effexor) acupuncture proved to be as good if not better in all categories of measured outcomes.   Both groups had significant improvements in “hot flashes, depressive symptoms, and other quality-of-life symptoms, including significant improvements in mental health”.     Two weeks […]


Acupuncture reduces amount and duration of antidepressant medication

In a study with 80 subjects diagnosed with major depression the use of acupuncture reduced the amount of fluoxetine required as well as reducing the duration of administration.   The authors concluded: “…acupuncture to low-dose fluoxetine for depression is as effective as a recommended dose of fluoxetine treatment. Depressive patients with severe anxious symptoms and/or intolerable […]


Acupuncture Affects Brain’s Ability to Regulate Pain

From Science Daily Acupuncture has been used for over two millennia in East-Asian medicine to treat pain. Using brain imaging, researchers have provided novel evidence that traditional Chinese acupuncture affects the brain’s long-term ability to regulate pain. Their findings show acupuncture acts as more than a placebo, and can activate receptors in the brain that […]