This undercuts one of my theories that if someone's autonomics, heart rate variability (HRV) are improved with acupuncture then they are more likely to see improvement in their symptoms. In this study, the patients improved in 11 out of 12 of their symptoms from menopause, but their HRV did not ... Read More about Improvement of menopausal symptoms with acupuncture not reflected in changes to heart rate variability
From the available acupuncture literature this group concluded that acupuncture can be of benefit for fertility treatments in women with Polycystic Ovary Disease. In addition, it can increase the rate of live births during embryo transfer for invitro fertilization patients if given on the day of ... Read More about Review of Acupuncture for Infertility
In the U.K. and in Canada "quality-adjusted life years" can be part of their study's outcome measurements and cost-effectiveness. Since both countries have a National Health Service, it is in the Health Services interests to keep people well and in the work force as part of their charter. Since we ... Read More about Cost-Effectiveness of Acupuncture Care as an Adjunct to Exercise-Based Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
I hope I'll be able to get a copy of this article. If I do, I'll post again on the details. Here are the money quotes: "Acupuncture may represent a unique avenue of treatment for poor sleep by virtue of its direct effects on peripheral nerves and muscles, which, in turn, modulate autonomic tone ... Read More about Autonomic activation in insomnia: the case for acupuncture.
This article from the New York Times looks at the interesting phenomenon that sometimes occurs with tendonitis: using the injured area, even intensely, can sometimes help. I've had at least two interesting experiences with this pattern. One was in a patient who had tennis elbow. I had been ... Read More about Tendon Pain, what works?