Acupuncture Research

Acupuncture can be used to treat almost any medical condition. Check out the links below to read up on recent research that demonstrates its effectiveness…

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever) – Acupuncture was found to significantly reduce nasal symptoms related to allergic rhinitis in a systematic review of over 2000 patients.

Back and Knee Pain – A review of evidence from clinical trials shows positive outcomes for managing knee and back pain with acupuncture.

Depression – Acupuncture might be effective as a monotherapy for major depressive disorder and as a means to supplement the effects of antidepressant drugs.

A randomized control trial in the UK concluded that acupuncture significantly reduced depression at 3 months when compared to usual care alone .

Diabetic NeuropathyTreatment with acupuncture over 15 days was found to significantly reduce numbness and alterations in temperature perception in the lower extremities.

Fatigue –  A total of 12 session of acupressure treatment (3 times/week) was found to decrease fatigue in hemodialysis patients.

Hypertension – Acupuncture provides lasting decrease in blood pressure.

Insomnia –  Acupuncture was found to be more effective in increasing sleep quality and daytime functioning as compared to sham acupuncture and estazolam administration.

IVF – Acupuncture increases clinical pregnancy rates those undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Nausea Treatment with acupuncture prior to spinal anesthesia was found to be as effective as an anti-emetic drug in reducing nausea and vomiting during and after caesarean section.

Neck pain – Acupuncture sessions led to significant reductions in neck pain and associated disability in in randomized, controlled study.

Psychological distressAcupuncture was found to be effective in relieving depression, anxiety, and stress in the elderly as well as boosting immune function.

Stress – Acupuncture found to be effective in preventing stress induced release of hormones.

Thyroid health: Research has shown that acupuncture can stimulate the release of TSH, ACTH and other pituitary hormones. (Source: Thyroid Balance: Traditional and alternative methods for treating thyroid disorders. Rothefeld G., Romaine D. Adams Media Publishing Co. 2003. Page 140.)