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Archive for the 'Moxibustion' Category

Moxibustion to treat diabetes mellitus

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

It’s commonly done in East Asian countries.

Researchers at Kyung Hee University, in Seoul, South Korea, reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Review: Moxibustion for cancer care

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and colleagues report, “All studies [of moxibustion] have a high risk of bias.”

And that’s the good news. (more…)

Review: Moxibustion for ulcerative colitis

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Prof. Ernst and colleagues report, “Several studies have reported that moxibustion is effective in ulcerative colitis.”

But, is that enough? (more…)

Review: Moxibustion for rheumatic conditions

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Moxibustion, an acupuncture-like treatment, is increasingly used in the management of rheumatic conditions.

Prof. Ernst and colleagues reviewed the evidence. (more…)

Review: Moxibustion to treat high blood pressure

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Moxibustion is a traditional East Asian medical therapy that uses heat generated by burning herbal preparations containing Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort or common wormwood) to stimulate acupuncture points.

Prof. Ernst and colleagues evaluated the evidence. (more…)

Treating Meniere’s syndrome with acupuncture

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Meniere’s syndrome damages the balance and hearing parts of the inner ear.

Researchers from the University of Leeds, in the UK reviewed the effects of acupuncture. (more…)

Moxibustion and acupuncture to treat breech presentation

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Breech presentation (opposite direction of the normal position of the fetus) is common in the mid-trimester of pregnancy, with an incidence of 3% to 4% by full term. Women with breech presentation have problems delivering vaginally.

Researchers from Beijing University, in China and the University of Troms, in Norway reviewed the literature on moxibustion, acupuncture, and other acupoint stimulations to correct breech presentation. (more…)

Tuina: Chinese manipulative therapy

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The Traverse City Record-Eagle has a story about a pilgrimage to China to learn about tuina (aka Tui Na).

Here’s what we know about tuina and research that’s been published in 2008. (more…)

Another review of acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Prof. Ernst and colleagues think more rigorous research is warranted. (more…)

The growth of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in North America

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Legislation has been submitted in Ontario, Canada to regulate acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. This is the culmination of an ongoing process that started in Canada in 1994. The proposed legislation would create a self-governing regulatory college, and restrict the practice of acupuncture to members of the profession who would be able to use title, doctor.

In North America, it’s the latest event in the growth of acupuncture, which was virtually unknown here until 1972 when China opened its doors to the West.