Western Medical Sciences are heavily taught at ACCREDITED schools of Oriental medicine, due to regulations from the licensing board National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM
Modern Science and Acupuncture:
Tai Chi boosts immunity system: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/tai-chi-boosts-immunity-shingles-virus-older-adults-nih-sponsored-study-reports
Randomised clinical trial of comparing effects of acupuncture and varicocelectomy on sperm parameters in infertile varicocele patients.
Kucuk EV1, Bindayi A1, Boylu U1, Onol FF1, Gumus E1.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the acupuncture treatment on sperm parameters and pregnancy rates in patients with primary infertility. Between January 2008 and May 2010, 30 men with the primary infertility (one year of unprotected intercourse, healthy wife) and varicocele with normal hormone levels and abnormal semen analysis were randomised into two groups. Group 1 underwent subinguinal microscopic varicocelectomy, and Group 2 underwent acupuncture treatment twice a week for 2 months. Both groups were evaluated with semen analysis at 6 months after the treatment. Patients in both groups evaluated with telephone calls and e-mail in terms of pregnancy. The mean age of the patients was 27.2, and groups were comparable regarding the age (P = 0.542). The pre-treatment sperm concentration, motility and morphological characteristics were similar in both groups. Sperm concentration and motility improved significantly in both groups after the treatment. Increase in sperm concentration was higher in the acupuncture group compared to the varicocelectomy group (P = 0.039). The average follow-up was 42 months, and pregnancy rates were emphasised 33% in both groups. Acupuncture treatment in primary infertile varicocele patients with semen abnormalities seems to be effective and has comparable results with the varicocelectomy treatment.
© 2016 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Acupuncture; infertility; oligozoospermia; pregnancy; varicocele
PMID: 26791438 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
Lower back Pain: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4364128/
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen on intermittent asthma in children aged 2 and 5 years.
A randomized, single-blind, placebo controlled trial was conducted. Children with intermittent asthma were enrolled and their baseline conditions were measured using a questionnaire. A total of 60 participants, aged 2 to 5, were randomized into either the treatment group (n = 40) or the placebo group (n = 20). The treatment group was treated with granules of TCM herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen, and the placebo group was given placebo granules for 3 months. The number of asthma attacks was counted and TCM syndrome scores were measured at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. The airway resistance and levels of eosinophil cationic protein for the two groups were observed before and after 3 months. The results were statistically analyzed.
Compared with the placebo group, the number of asthma attacks significantly decreased in the treatment group (P < 0.05). For the treatment group, the TCM syndrome scores decreased after 1 and 2 months; there was also a significant difference in scores between the two groups (P < 0.05). The difference remained after the medicine was stopped for 9 months (P < 0.05). After the 3-month treatment, compared with the placebo group, the airway resistance decreased in the treatment group (P < 0.05). No adverse events were reported in the treatment group.
The TCM herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen reduced the number of intermittent asthma attacks, decreased the TCM syndrome scores, and reduced the airway resistance in the children aged 2 to 5.
Asthma; Child, preschool; Medicine, Chinese traditional; Reinforcing Qi and kidney; Strengthening spleen.
Web.randi.org is behind skeptic doctors. Privately funded org, to challenge psychic claims. #magicianhunters
Rather than approach acupuncture with science. They are using science to nihilate acupuncture, chiropractic, and alternative medicine. Of course the public does need to be advised on scammers out there, however some heavily educated doctors and trained professionals of Chiropractic, Osteopaths, Acupuncturists, and herbalists are on the attack from Skeptic doctors trying to discredit some of these healing methods.
Let here what these skeptic Nazi Nihilists have to say:
Science is important, I am a science geek. I also know acupuncture works….science cannot explain it. She seems too condescending to even want to debate. Harriette Hall is not fully advised in my opinion and her history is false.
Click on her name and listen carefully to her bash on acupuncture. I watched it twice and it is full of holes. History is off, methods of acupuncture. There is a lot of misinformation.
Ken gullettes Podcast with Harrient Hall, she even slams things he likes: Qigong, meditation…guy is hypocrite trying to bash TCM and she slams Qigong!
Web.randi.org revenue was 1,293,878 in 2012. Was the source pharmacy companies and western medical doctors? #questioneverything I can think of about 10 qigong and tai chi #cults http://web.randi.org should target and fire shots at.
Some of our Oriental medicine text books are heavy in western medicine. Descriptions, locations, nerves, blood vessel, and western disease names.
Example from Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion book Cheng Xinnong p. 135
Sample of one acupoint, as the book covers several hundred with vessel, nerve, etc.
1. Zhongfu (Lung point LU 1),
Location: Laterosuperior to the sternum, 1 cun (unit of measure), below Yunmen (LU 2), at thelevel of first intercoastal space, 6 cun lateral to the anterior midline.
Indications: Cough, asthma, pain in the chest, shoulder, back, fullness of chest.
Vasculature: Superolaterlly, the axillary artery and vein, the thoracoacromial artery and vein.
Innervation: The intermediate supraclavicular nerve, the branches of the anterior thoracic nerve, and the lateral cutaneous branch of the first intercoastal nerve.
So you can see Western Science is heavily used to help explain the locations of these points used in Acupuncture.
Lets take a look how Western science analyzes herbs used in Oriental Medicine:
From Materia Medica 3rd Edition Dan Besnky, Steven Clavery, Erich Stoger.p.
Book has hundreds of herbs with Science breakdown of components:
Lets take the common herb like a Cinnamon Twig (Gui Zhi):
Major known Constituents:
Volatile oil: cinnamic aldehyde, benzyl benoate, cinnamyl acetate, camphene, benzaldehyde, terpinen-4-ol, a-copaene, b-elemene, b-cadinene, calamenene.
Organic acids: trans-cinnamic acid, protocatechuic acid, 3-(2-hydroxypheyl) propanoic acid.
Other constituents: coumarin, B-sitostrol.
As you can see, science has given it proper chemical breakdown for scientific data analysis.
Use your own experience to determine if it works:
In the case of Skeptic doctors, they seem one sided and not looking at the merits of what science has done for these arts. Rather than crying “You’re a Quack, Nanny Nanny Boo Boo!” Maybe they should gather their own data and try it themselves. It really comes down to the doctors skill. I’ve had acupuncturist do healing wonders, when I changed my diet, meditated, and learned Qigong. And I’ve had acupuncture and feel no results. So I opposed to Skeptic doctors nihilistic approach to acupuncture. They need to review more data. We are trained in western and eastern information taught in the accredited schools. Acupuncture has thousands of years of records on trial and error in points, herbs, formulas, diagnostics.
Thank your #chiropractor #orientalmedicine #acupuncture practitioner today. They have your health in mind. They have undergone extensive training in Western Medicine and their respective arts to bring you good health and wholeness.