An Introduction to Evidence Based Acupuncture 

An Introduction to Evidence Based Acupuncture 

The earliest detailed report on Chinese and Japanese medicine to be written by a European was by Willem ten Rhyne, a Dutch physician who published Dissertatio de arthritide in 1683. 

Following this lineage, the concept of medical acupuncture was pioneered by Felix Mann who began to view acupuncture as a form of peripheral nerve stimulation technique. In this approach needles are inserted into anatomically defined sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity.

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A Brief Introduction to Medical Acupuncture 

A Brief Introduction to Medical Acupuncture 

The earliest detailed report on Chinese and Japanese medicine to be written by a European was by Willem ten Rhyne, a Dutch physician who published Dissertatio de arthritide in 1683. 

Following this lineage, the concept of medical acupuncture was pioneered by Felix Mann who began to view acupuncture as a form of peripheral nerve stimulation technique. In this approach needles are inserted into anatomically defined sites, and stimulated manually or with electricity.

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The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture

The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture

Acupuncture stimulates a number reflex effects which may help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with many persistent pain syndromes, including but not limited to:
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Tension Headaches
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
•Osteoarthritis (Knee and Hip)

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The scientific basis of neurofunctional acupuncture

The scientific basis of neurofunctional acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture stimulates a number reflex effects which may help alleviate musculoskeletal disorders associated with many persistent pain syndromes, including but not limited to:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tension Headaches
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis (Knee and Hip)
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Acupuncture and Knee Pain

Acupuncture and Knee Pain

Slowly but surely modern approaches to acupuncture are being evaluated in a scientific manner. This is a good thing, because there is a plethora of anecdotal evidence that acupuncture is effective and a growing body of scientific evidence that patients benefit from evidence based acupuncture treatments.

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