Acupuncture and Moxibustion as an Evidence-based Therapy for by Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.),

By Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee, Edzard Ernst (auth.), William C.S. Cho (eds.)

Cancer is among the top killers on the earth and the occurrence is expanding, yet such a lot melanoma sufferers and melanoma survivors undergo a lot from the illness and its traditional remedies’ negative effects. long ago, scientific information confirmed that a few complementary and substitute medication (CAM) possessed anticancer talents, yet a few clinicians and scientists have queried in regards to the clinical validity of CAM a result of loss of medical facts. there's nice call for in narrowing the data hole to discover the medical and evidence-based wisdom of CAM within the anticancer box. With this goal, an remarkable venture of a ebook sequence is introduced to structurally consolidate this area.

Although acupuncture and moxibustion were practiced for millennia, they've got come lower than medical research just recently. Acupuncture and moxibustion were used clinically to regard cancer-related signs (e.g. melanoma soreness, anxiousness, melancholy and insomnia), deal with treatment-induced unintended effects (e.g. scorching flashes, nausea and vomiting) and improve immunity (e.g. blood mobile count number, lymphocyte and common killer cellphone activity). this can be the 1st ebook manages to supply complete and up to date clinical proof of the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion intervention for melanoma care. Laboratory and animal stories have exposed the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma remedy. Promising result of such a lot scientific trials exhibit the efficacy and defense of acupuncture and moxibustion in melanoma administration. This booklet contains fifteen chapters which deal with quite a number very important points that may effect at the program of acupuncture and moxibustion. an summary of the security and unwanted effects of acupuncture and moxibustion for melanoma care also are lined. moreover, the combination of acupuncture with Western medication in melanoma remedy and up to date scientific trials are incorporated as well.

Opinion leaders world wide have teamed as much as pursue a radical and up to date evaluation of the realm, this quantity will give a contribution nice to the melanoma, scientific and educational neighborhood by means of offering evidence-based info at the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion as an anticancer therapy.

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As such, readers from outside Taiwan should bear in mind that ideal body weights differ between countries. The specified needling depths in the table are a suggested guide only. 01 • • • • • • • Increasing spinal cord concentrations of dynorphin and endomorphin. Decreasing the relative hypothalamic CRH mRNA expression level. Reducing 5-hydroxytryptamine concentrations in the colon. Antitumor effects. Regulating of renal function and hormone secretion with body fluid metabolism. Causing mast cell degranulation.

C. (2012). Kappa-opioid receptors in the caudal nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) mediate 100 Hz electroacupuncture-induced sleep activities in rats. Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 715024. , & Yu, G. (1979). Dexamethasone partially reduces and 2% salinetreatment abolished electroacupunture analgesia: these findings implicate pituitary endorphins. Life Sciences, 24, 1481–1486. Cheng, R. , & Pomeranz, B. (1979). Electroacupuncture analgesia could be mediated by at least two pain-relieving mechanisms; endorphin and non-endorphin systems.

It can also be used to improve gas metabolism and pulmonary respiratory function (Plummer 1981; Chang 1982; Liu 1990). Our group has compared the effects of acupuncture at the PC6 and ST36 acupoints with those of acupuncture at non-acupoints on cardiopulmonary function. Healthy male volunteers were divided into three groups (16 subjects in each). Group 1 was treated with acupuncture at PC6 and ST36; Group 2 was treated with acupuncture at non-acupoints; Group 3 received no treatment. In the acupuncture groups, significant decreases were observed in resting heart rate and carbon dioxide production, as well as a slight decrease in oxygen consumption.

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