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Scientific Evidence in Support of Acupuncture and Meridian Theory: I. Introduction

Professor Julia J. Tsuei M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality used in China as early as the late stone age. Throughout Chinese history both acupuncture theory and practice has steadily evolved into an increasingly rich and complex system, eventually offering treatments for virtually every form of medical condition. Much of the history of the […]

Acupuncture: Scientific Theories of Mechanisms

Neurohormonal mechanisms Acupuncture first captured the interest of Western science when it demonstrated its ability to induce anesthesia and analgesia. Early studies involved the infusion of cerebrospinal fluid from a rabbit that had undergone acupuncture into a naive rabbit, and resulted in the production of a significant increase in the pain threshold of the recipient […]