Latest Acupuncture Research
1. Impacts of acupuncture at twelve meridians on brain waves of patients with General Anxiety Disorder: In the study on impact of acupuncture at twelve meridians acupuncture points on brain waves performed in May 2013 concluded that “acupuncture achieves the superior and quick effect on general anxiety disorder as compared with clonazepam and the efficacy mechanism is related to the improvements of brain waves in the patients. (Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. (2013 May), Impacts of acupuncture at twelve meridians on brain waves of patients with General Anxiety Disorder. PMID: 23885609).
2. Acupuncture and Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Time-Series Study of Symptom Relief:
This pilot study suggests benefit from acupuncture treatment for several aspects of FSD, warranting further study. Clinicians should be aware that, for women who do not want or who cannot tolerate hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, or counseling for FSD, acupuncture may be an acceptable alternative treatment. Furthermore, declines in mental health associated with FSD may also be responsive to acupuncture. Despite the aforementioned limitations, the current study provides preliminary support for the efficacy of acupuncture for treating FSD. Future research should concentrate on improving internal validity through inclusion of control groups and implementing randomization. It is the hope of the current authors that this pilot study will serve to generate new research questions aimed at increasing un- derstanding of the efficacy, and, ultimately, the effective- ness, of acupuncture as an alternative treatment option for women with FSD.
3. Impact on serum 5-HT and TH1/TH2 in patients of depressive disorder at acute stage treated with acupuncture and western medication: The combined therapy of acupuncture and SSRIs achieves much quicker and more effective re-' sult for relieving depression in the patients of depressive disorder as compared with simple oral administration of' SSRIs, and much more contributes to adjust the imbalance of serum 5-HT and TH1/TH2. (Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2015 Jun;35(6):539-43.)
4. Utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Men's Health Polyclinic-Clinical Characteristics and Literatures Review for Treatment Options: Infertile male patients seek help from traditional Chinese medicine due to oligo-astheno-tetratozoo-spermia syndrome or failure to achieve pregnancy after treatment for correctable causes such as varicocele. Specific symptoms of male depression might be related to overall sexual complaints rather than to erectile dysfunction specifically. Herbal medicine may be an alternative and complementary treatment for male infertility, erectile dysfunction and mood disturbances. Utilization of Traditional Chinese Medicine in a Men's Health Polyclinic-Clinical Characteristics and Literatures Review for Treatment Options. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264037470_Utilization_of_Traditional_Chinese_Medicine_in_a_Men%27s_Health_Polyclinic-Clinical_Characteristics_and_Literatures_Review_for_Treatment_Options