May 20th, 2012
GROUND BREAKING ACUPUNCTURE NEWS. Oxygen levels are higher at acupuncture points according research by Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Ewha University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, reported in the publication Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 106762, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/106762. this research adds additional evidence in the physical existence of acupuncture points. . Using a 25 micron amperometric oxygen microsensor, researchers measured the partial oxygen pressure of the distal left of humans. Oxygen levels were significantly higher at the acupuncture points in the measured region:
GROUND BREAKING ACUPUNCTURE NEWS. Oxygen levels are higher at acupuncture points according research by Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Ewha University, Seoul, KOREA
ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES MUSCLE ATROPHY Japanese Researchers Show. The elderly and the sick often have loss of skeletal muscle mass and have great difficulty in engaging in physical activity. Akiko Onda, graduate Waseda University School of Sport Sciences gave presentation at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting. Research of 4 years of studies showed showed that decreases in muscle mass in the mRNA expression level of the E3 ubiquitin ligase atrogin-1 can be significantly reversed by acupuncture. Results have uncovered one molecular mechanism responsible for the efficacy of acupuncture treatment and clarified its usefulness in preventing skeletal muscle atrophy,” Onda said.
ACUPUNCTURE HELPS WOMENS SURGICAL PAIN. Acupuncture helps to improve recovery times and improves pain control following gynecologic and abdominal surgeries according to a new study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, and in a study published in Pain, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Researchers also note that acupuncture reduced opioid side-effects including nausea, dizziness, sedation, pruritus and urinary retention.
Fort Carson has an Acupuncture clinic in a new $72 million Soldier Family Care Center opened with Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Fort Carson's commanding general attending.
ACUPUNCTURE SAFE FOR CHILDREN
Acupuncture Is Safe for Children Studies Find. According to a large new study in the journal “Pediatrics” acupuncture is very safe in the hands of a trained practitioner. The study, the first large-scale systematic review on the safety of pediatric acupuncture, found Acupuncture is very safe for children. A Harvard Medical School found “Most families reported acupuncture pleasant and helpful, even for pain that had been very resistant to standard treatment.”
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ACUPUNCTURE BOOSTS PREGNANCY SUCCESS RATES. Two studies, one in Acupuncture in Medicine and the other in the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, found a benefit when acupuncture was used on the day an embryo was transferred into a woman's uterus. The study from the Journal of Endocrinological Investigation also found that women with polycystic ovary syndrome and men who had infertility issues with no known cause also received benefit from acupuncture. Dr. Jamie Grifo, director of the New York University Fertility Center and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said that "acupuncture does help patients have better success."