By Lucy L. Chen (editor), Tsung O. Cheng (editor)
This e-book bargains entire updates of present wisdom in acupuncture perform and learn. The publication is meant for physicians, acupuncturists, scientific scholars and different healthcare companies who're drawn to acupuncture treatment and research.
The chapters are divided into 4 different types: 1) Acupuncture study; 2) New advancements in Acupuncture; three) Acupuncture remedy for scientific stipulations and four) evaluation and Accessibility of Acupuncture treatment.
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Methods Procedures for acupuncture Twenty subjects (28±5 years old [mean±SD], height 169±6 cm, weight 65±7 kg) with no knowledge of or experience with acupuncture therapy were randomly assigned to initially undergo either real or sham acupuncture treatment using computer-generated random numbers. All acupuncture treatments were performed at the same time of day, and none of the subjects ate for 10 or drank for 6 hours prior to treatment, the same as in the study of cigarette smoking. For the real acupuncture group, the subjects were blindfolded and re‐ ceived acupuncture at the Li4, P6, L6, and H5 acupoints in a forearm by a well-trained acu‐ puncturist (Figure 3).
Because the affinity of hemoglobin for NO is very high, 300,000 times greater than that for oxygen molecules, NO generated in blood rapidly reacts with hemoglobin to form an NO-hemoglobin adduct, which is detected as a characteristic ESR spectrum and inter‐ preted as evidence of NO generation . Thus, even a small ESR peak for NO-hemoglobin, as seen in the present study, is strong and reliable evidence for NO generation in the fore‐ arm from which blood samples were collected. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to demonstrate that manual acupuncture treatment increases plasma NO in acupunc‐ tured regions in human subjects.