Acupuncture Research & Research on Traditional Chinese Medicine

This page is a work in progress, and will be continually updated!

Good research for acupuncture is hard to come by.

  • First, acupuncture is a “retrospective science” as described in this article. It has 3,000-5,000 year old roots. It was developed using language and theories that are very difficult to translate into Western terms.
  • Secondly, Acupuncture is an Eastern style of medicine and simply does not fit neatly into the Western model of research. How do we design a double-blind study? We can’t! How do we design placebo acupuncture? It’s very difficult. So called “sham acupuncture” is an inherently flawed substitute for a true placebo, and yet this is what we have to use to try and fit into a modern Western clinical research design. “Sham acupuncture” often produces results, and skeptics use this to argue acupuncture doesn’t work. However, from an understanding of the theory behind Chinese Medicine, many of these “sham” procedures are in fact affecting your qi (physical system). Acupuncture research is tough.
  • Thirdly, there is no financial incentive to offer an alternative to medication and surgery. Big Pharma companies fund the vast majority of the medical research in this country. Acupuncture research threatens the status-quo of American healthcare. I encourage you to read about the broken system of big science.

What the studies below have in common is that Acupuncture, and in some cases “sham” acupuncture, meaning acupuncture at non-specific points, are demonstrating measurable results. We can only hope that advancing technology allows us to better and more accurately study the effects of acupuncture on the body, so that even the most conservative doctors and scientists must take note of this powerful medicine.

Acupuncture & Acne

Acupuncture & Addiction

Acupuncture & Allergies

Acupuncture & Anxiety

Acupuncture & Arthritis

Acupuncture & Asthma

Acupuncture & Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture & Cancer

 Acupuncture & Depression

Acupuncture & Digestive Disorders

Acupuncture & Headaches/Migraines

Acupuncture & Inflammation

Acupuncture & Insomnia

Acupuncture & Immunity

Acupuncture & Menopause

Acupuncture & Bladder

 Acupuncture & Pain

Acupuncture & PMS, Menstruation,Ovulation

Acupuncture & Pregnancy

Acupuncture Safe for Children

 Acupuncture & Stress

 Acupuncture & Trauma

Acupuncture & Weight-Loss

Mechanisms of Acupuncture

Research on other Amaluna Acupuncture & Wellness Practices

Chinese Medicine is Powerful

Heat Not Ice for Injuries

 Probiotics

Homeopathy

Cut Down on Sugar

Benefits of Meditation

Importance of Sleep

Exercise and Stress

Eat the Right Kinds of Fish

Gua Sha Works

Risks of Common Western Medications