Diagnostic Techniques, Neurological

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Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz

One of the problems in assessing acupuncture efficacy has been the lack of a standardised placebo/control. Despite the lack of 'proof', acupuncture is widely used; hence it would seem that a large proportion of the public are not too concerned with the question of efficacy. Patients and researchers approach the issue of whether acupuncture "works" in an entirely different way. It may be that the management of chronic pain as a whole is largely context driven and non-specific.

Author(s): 
White, P.
Lewith, G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

The "Neurobiological Correlates of Acupuncture" Conference was convened November 17-18, 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference was sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Its goals were to encourage exchange of ideas regarding the direction of neuroimaging in acupuncture research as well as to discuss some of the challenges in this field.

Author(s): 
Napadow, Vitaly
Webb, J. Megan
Pearson, Nancy
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Acupuncture is an ancient East Asian healing modality that has been in use for more than 2000 years. Unfortunately, its mechanisms of action are not well understood, and controversy regarding its clinical efficacy remains. Importantly, acupuncture needling often evokes complex somatosensory sensations and may modulate the cognitive/affective perception of pain, suggesting that many effects are supported by the brain and extending central nervous system (CNS) networks.

Author(s): 
Dhond, Rupali P.
Kettner, Norman
Napadow, Vitaly
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of basic and translational acupuncture research.

Author(s): 
Napadow, Vitaly
Ahn, Andrew
Longhurst, John
Lao, Lixing
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet
Harris, Richard
Langevin, Helene M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of clinical research.

Author(s): 
Park, Jongbae
Linde, Klaus
Manheimer, Eric
Molsberger, Albrecht
Sherman, Karen
Smith, Caroline
Sung, Joseph
Vickers, Andrew
Schnyer, Rosa
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Author(s): 
MacPherson, Hugh
Nahin, Richard
Paterson, Charlotte
Cassidy, Claire M.
Lewith, George T.
Hammerschlag, Richard
Publication Title: 
Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz

One of the problems in assessing acupuncture efficacy has been the lack of a standardised placebo/control. Despite the lack of 'proof', acupuncture is widely used; hence it would seem that a large proportion of the public are not too concerned with the question of efficacy. Patients and researchers approach the issue of whether acupuncture "works" in an entirely different way. It may be that the management of chronic pain as a whole is largely context driven and non-specific.

Author(s): 
White, P.
Lewith, G.
Publication Title: 
Anales De Pediatría (Barcelona, Spain: 2003)

The Bispectral Index (BIS) is a single numeric value that indicates the depth of hypnosis by estimating the level of electrical activity in the brain through analysis of the frequency bands in the electroencephalogram. The BIS was primarily developed to monitor the level of hypnosis during surgery and has recently begun to be used in critically-ill patients. Currently, there is little experience of the BIS in critically-ill children. We present 6 cases that illustrate the utility of BIS monitoring in the PICU.

Author(s): 
Mencía Bartolomé, S.
López-Herce Cid, J.
Lamas Ferreiro, A.
Borrego Domínguez, R.
Sancho Pérez, L.
Carrillo Alvarez, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

Acupuncture is an ancient East Asian healing modality that has been in use for more than 2000 years. Unfortunately, its mechanisms of action are not well understood, and controversy regarding its clinical efficacy remains. Importantly, acupuncture needling often evokes complex somatosensory sensations and may modulate the cognitive/affective perception of pain, suggesting that many effects are supported by the brain and extending central nervous system (CNS) networks.

Author(s): 
Dhond, Rupali P.
Kettner, Norman
Napadow, Vitaly
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

On November 8-9, 2007, the Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) hosted an international conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the landmark NIH [National Institutes of Health] Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture. More than 300 acupuncture researchers, practitioners, students, funding agency personnel, and health policy analysts from 20 countries attended the SAR meeting held at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. This paper summarizes important invited lectures in the area of basic and translational acupuncture research.

Author(s): 
Napadow, Vitaly
Ahn, Andrew
Longhurst, John
Lao, Lixing
Stener-Victorin, Elisabet
Harris, Richard
Langevin, Helene M.

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