Using Acupuncture to Help Babies, Children and Teenagers to Sleep Rebecca Avern
Sleep, or rather a lack of it, can make both child and parents miserable. Parents despair of ever being able to sleep uninterrupted again and children are often grouchy and unhappy when not getting sufficient sleep. This article outlines the most common issues concerning sleep that arise in babies and children of different age groups, looking at the three groups babies and toddlers, pre-teens and teenagers. Included is a case history in each age group typical of the types of problems seen in clinic.
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Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion: What’s So Unique? Oran Kivity
This article explores what makes Japanese acupuncture distinctive. A huge diversity of acupuncture styles exist today in Japan, but within this diversity are certain distinguishing features. While acupuncture first developed in China, since being introduced to Japan it has followed a long history of developing very differently, a process aided by Japan's choice historically to isolate itself culturally from the rest of the world. Through an analysis of this process the author celebrates this diversity and the features which differentiate it from the Tradional Chinese Medicine model currently promoted.
Heart and Gall Bladder Qi Deficiency CT Holman
Heart and Gall Bladder qi deficiency pattern is one of the various causes of insomnia and often occurs in fearful, easily startled and timid patients. This pattern is important in emotional trauma, often brought on by trauma in the womb or in childhood. This paper examines the importance and complexity of this pattern and it examines the various aspects of fear in relation to the Heart and Gall Bladder channels and the various channel pairing patterns involved. It lists the diagnostic signs and physical and emotional symptoms, and gives treatment suggestions including acupuncture, ear needling, Chinese herbs and affirmations.
A Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis – a Chinese Medicine Approach with a Combination of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Kian Fui Yong, Bao Ling Hoo and Ling Shing Wong
Knee osteoarthritis (KOA)is related to serious syndromes; persistent knee pain, swollen knee joints and stiffness, and can lead to disability. In Chinese medicine, acupuncture is considered to have a good analgesic effect on knee pain. In this study, the effect of warming needle treatment was observed on four subjects with serious KOA. The results showed significant reduction of knee pain, and this pilot study suggests that a larger study of warming needle method in the treatment of KOA is justified.
Can Acupuncture Improve the Quality of Life for People Suffering from Parkinson’s Disease? Helen Were
Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects one in five hundred people, but while the impact of acupuncture on alleviating PD symptoms has been studied, its effectiveness is still in question. This study will review recent trials on the use of acupuncture as an adjunct to Western medicine to determine if sufficient recent evidence now exists to make a more definitive statement about the effectiveness of acupuncture for PD patients. While the methodologies and sample sizes of some trials could be improved, this study shows that evidence is building to support the use of acupuncture to alleviate PD symptoms.
Critical Review and Case Reports on the Effect of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Cancer Care Dan Jiang, Fanyi Meng and Lily Li
Although traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been widely used in China and other East Asian countries for helping cancer patients and clinical research is strongly supporting the use of it, it is not available to most patients who are treated on the NHS in the UK, due to the fact that there is not enough evidence for using TCM in cancer patients. The authors reviewed the currently available clinical reports regarding TCM treatment of cancer patients, and propose a role for TCM as an assistant therapy to the mainstream therapies. Four clinical practice cases in the UK, diagnosed as cancer by the mainstream, are also included.