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Fear of acupuncture enhances sympathetic activation to acupuncture stimulation

Background Acupuncture treatment frequently evokes both pain and fear, causing patients to be hesitant about undergoing the procedure. This study investigated individual differences in autonomic response to acupuncture stimulation and its relationship to fear of the procedure. Methods Twenty-seven participants filled out the acupuncture fear scale (AFS) questionnaire and underwent acupuncture stimulation at the LI4 […]

Trials of acupuncture for drug dependence: a recommendation for hypotheses based on the literature

Objectives After initial promising research into acupuncture for withdrawal from drugs of dependence, two large negative trials were published in 2002 and the use of acupuncture in US rehabilitation facilities fell. However, subsequently it has been maintained, despite a lack of support from systematic reviews. This suggests a mismatch between research and clinical observation, which […]

Differential brain effects of laser and needle acupuncture at LR8 using functional MRI

Im Quah-Smith1, Mark A Williams2, Thomas Lundeberg3, Chao Suo1, Perminder Sachdev1 1School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales and Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI), Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences (MACCS), Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 3Rehabilitation Medicine University Clinic, Danderyds Hospital AB, Stockholm, […]

Conventional and complementary approaches to chronic widespread pain and its comorbidities

Jens Foell Correspondence to Dr Jens Foell, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, The Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, London E1 2AB, UK; j.foell{at}qmul.ac.uk Received 11 February 2013 Accepted 14 June 2013 Published Online First 5 July […]

Integrated approach to treatment-resistant atrial fibrillation: additional value of acupuncture

F A M Jonkman1,2,3, M L Jonkman-Buidin1,2,3 1Department of Acupuncture, Acupuncture Outpatient Clinic Heel de Mens, Heelsum, The Netherlands 2Department of Cardiology, Stichting Cardiologie Heelsum, Heelsum, The Netherlands 3Training Centre Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, Human Balance Teachings, Heelsum, The Netherlands Correspondence to F A M Jonkman, Human Balance Teachings, Training Centre Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, […]