History, Ancient

Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

BACKGROUND: In 1983, the Southern Medical Journal advised its readers that a scientific basis might underlie the popular practice of ancient Chinese acupuncture. Recent studies have proven this to be correct, and a 1997 National Institutes of Health consensus panel recommended acupuncture as a useful clinical procedure. METHODS: Pertinent articles in the literature were reviewed, including our own research. Significantly, we had access to recent important studies from China.

Author(s): 
Ulett, G. A.
Han, J.
Han, S.
Publication Title: 
Annals of Internal Medicine

Traditionally, acupuncture is embedded in naturalistic theories that are compatible with Confucianism and Taoism. Such ideas as yin-yang, qi, dampness, and wind represent East Asian conceptual frameworks that emphasize the reliability of ordinary, human sensory awareness. Many physicians who practice acupuncture reject such prescientific notions. Numerous randomized, controlled trials and more than 25 systematic reviews and meta-analyses have evaluated the clinical efficacy of acupuncture.

Author(s): 
Kaptchuk, Ted J.
Publication Title: 
Headache

Acupuncture, traditional Chinese needle therapy, has become widely used for the relief of headache. The history of the practice of acupuncture in the United States and the theoretical framework for acupuncture in Chinese medicine are reviewed. The basic scientific background and clinical application of acupuncture in the headache management are discussed.

Author(s): 
Zhao, Chong-Hao
Stillman, Mark J.
Rozen, Todd D.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of International Medical Research

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that developed in China about 3000 years ago, and includes herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion and massage, etc. In recent decades the use of TCM has become more popular in China and throughout the world. Traditional Japanese medicine has been used for 1500 years and includes Kampo-yaku (herbal medicine), acupuncture and acupressure. Kampo is now widely practised in Japan and is fully integrated into the modern health-care system. Kampo is based on TCM but has been adapted to Japanese culture.

Author(s): 
Yu, F.
Takahashi, T.
Moriya, J.
Kawaura, K.
Yamakawa, J.
Kusaka, K.
Itoh, T.
Morimoto, S.
Yamaguchi, N.
Kanda, T.
Publication Title: 
Fertility and Sterility

OBJECTIVE: To review systematically the use of acupuncture in the management of subfertility. DESIGN: A computer search was performed via several English and Chinese databases to identify journals relevant to the subject. RESULT(S): The positive effect of acupuncture in the treatment of subfertility may be related to the central sympathetic inhibition by the endorphin system, the change in uterine blood flow and motility, and stress reduction.

Author(s): 
Ng, Ernest Hung Yu
So, Wing Sze
Gao, Jing
Wong, Yu Yeuk
Ho, Pak Chung
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

BACKGROUND: In 1983, the Southern Medical Journal advised its readers that a scientific basis might underlie the popular practice of ancient Chinese acupuncture. Recent studies have proven this to be correct, and a 1997 National Institutes of Health consensus panel recommended acupuncture as a useful clinical procedure. METHODS: Pertinent articles in the literature were reviewed, including our own research. Significantly, we had access to recent important studies from China.

Author(s): 
Ulett, G. A.
Han, J.
Han, S.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of International Medical Research

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a complete system of healing that developed in China about 3000 years ago, and includes herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion and massage, etc. In recent decades the use of TCM has become more popular in China and throughout the world. Traditional Japanese medicine has been used for 1500 years and includes Kampo-yaku (herbal medicine), acupuncture and acupressure. Kampo is now widely practised in Japan and is fully integrated into the modern health-care system. Kampo is based on TCM but has been adapted to Japanese culture.

Author(s): 
Yu, F.
Takahashi, T.
Moriya, J.
Kawaura, K.
Yamakawa, J.
Kusaka, K.
Itoh, T.
Morimoto, S.
Yamaguchi, N.
Kanda, T.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu = Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion

The ancient literature on Taiyuan (LU 9) was collected to summarize the application laws of this acupoint. One thousand TCM ancient works collected in Chinese Medical Dictionary (fourth edition) were retrieved. The literature on the indications of Taiyuan (LU 9), the indications of Taiyuan (LU 9) combined prescriptions, the laws of acupoints combination and the techniques of acupuncture and moxibustion was collected systematically and the database was set up.

Author(s): 
Mao, Gai
Jia, Hongling
Zhang, Yongchen
Publication Title: 
Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi. [Journal of Japanese History of Medicine]

The present paper focuses primarily on a philological and historical study of the Ar?apra?amanis?tra ("The Sütra of the tranquilization of hemorrhoids"). This S?tra is one of the Buddhist scriptures that are characterized by the magico-religious treatment of various diseases, especially by means of "healing spells" (skt. dh?ran? or mantra), as shown by the preliminary survey in our previous paper "The Tradition of healing with magical spells as seen in Buddhist texts", Journal of the Japan Society of Medical History 55/1 (2009), 77-96.

Author(s): 
Yamanaka, Yukio
Yamashita, Tsutomu
Akahane, Ritsu
Muroya, Yasutaka
Publication Title: 
Nihon Ishigaku Zasshi. [Journal of Japanese History of Medicine]

The present paper focuses primarily on a philological and historical study of the Ar?apra?amanis?tra ("The S?tra of the Tranquilization of Hemorrhoids"). This S?tra is one of the Buddhist scriptures that is characterized by the magico-religious treatment of various diseases, especially by means of "healing spells" (skt. dh?ran? or mantra), as shown by the preliminary survey in our penultimate paper "The Tradition of Healing with Magical Spells as Seen in Buddhist Texts," Journal of the Japan Society of Medical History 55/1 (2009), 77-96.

Author(s): 
Yamanaka, Yukio
Yamashita, Tsutomu
Akahane, Ritsu
Muroya, Yasutaka

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