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Acupuncture Webinar Event Reveals Discoveries

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Acupuncture has been proven effective for the treatment of specific ailments, including musculoskeletal pain, addiction, and heart disease. In upcoming live webinars, research revealing the efficacy of classic acupuncture point prescriptions confirmed with modern research is presented. Topics focus on the treatment of specific disorders (e.g., hypertension, arrhythmias, migraines, knee pain, cocaine addiction, COPD, carpal tunnel syndrome) and their treatment protocols. In addition, the webinars provide licensed acupuncturists with NCCAOM PDA and state CEU credit.

The live webinars cover important findings, including those of University of California School of Medicine (Irvine) researchers. The research team concludes that acupuncture produces clinically significant and long-lasting results. They determined that acupuncture lowers blood pressure in patients with hypertension. [1] The double-blinded investigation identifies specific acupuncture points that are both classically indicated for use within the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and that are also proven effective with modern research—a powerful combination.

The webinar provides additional information on the effects of acupuncture on cardiovascular health. One highlight is from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital. Researchers find acupuncture effective in the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD). Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) scans confirm that acupuncture produces a 70.1% blood perfusion improvement in ischemic myocardium CHD patients. [2] To learn more about attending acupuncture webinars, visit the following:


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Another important webinar topic is the treatment of migraine headaches. In a multi-arm investigation, researchers successfully document acupuncture’s effects on biological markers in migraineurs. They confirm that acupuncture produces positive outcomes and they have mapped several active biological pathways stimulated by acupuncture. [3]

Additional research is presented on the topic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers find acupuncture effective. Also, they made an important discovery. Acupuncture approaches the clinical efficacy rate of a steroid-bronchodilator inhaler. This research presents the acupuncture points used and the results. Acupuncture significantly improves forced lung expiratory volume (FEV1), the FEV1 to forced vital capacity ratio (FEV1/FVC), and peak lung expiratory flow. [4]

Several other important findings are covered in the live webinars. One important topic is the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Researchers document acupuncture’s influence on the morphology of the median nerve and clinical results, including less pain and greater mobility. The researchers confirm that acupuncture stops pain, increases function, and heals the median nerve in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. [5]

An important finding from laboratory research is presented in the webinar series. University investigators conclude that acupuncture suppresses addictive behavioral and neurochemical changes caused by cocaine intake. [6] The webinar covers the details of the biological changes produced by the administration of acupoint HT7 (Shenmen). Video tracking, microdialysis, and immunohistochemistry confirm the results.

Musculoskeletal pain is one of the more common disorders treated by licensed acupuncturists. As a result, Healthcare Medicine Institute live webinars provide a special focus on the treatment of focal pain, radiculopathy, and motor dysfunction. The upcoming live webinar events cover several musculoskeletal pain related topics, including knee arthritis.

Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of knee osteoarthritis. The investigation reveals two styles of acupuncture that produce significant reductions in pain, stiffness, and immobility. Standard local acupuncture and another style, termed four seas acupuncture, are compared and contrasted.

The focus of the webinars is to present useful information for licensed acupuncturists to use in the clinic and to share with their patients. The webinar environment features constant two-way communication between the presenter and attendees. An open chat room and a private direct messaging system are available for all participants. This allows for a stimulating learning environment that promotes professional growth.


[1] Tjen-A-Looi, Stephanie C. "Reduction of Blood Pressure by Electro Acupuncture in Mild to Moderate Hypertensive Patients: Randomized Controlled Trial." Journal of Intensive and Critical Care 3, no. 1 (2017): 2.
[2] Gao Z, Hu S, Wang ZJ, Chen Q, Jia SW. Treating Coronary Heart Disease by Acupuncture at Neiguan (PC6) and Xinshu (BL15): An Efficacy Assessment by SPECT [J] Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, 2013, 33(9):1196-1198.
[3] Wang MM, Yu XH, Di W, Cui HF, Wang CC, Han J, Yang DH. Manual Acupuncture Stimulation Regulates Expression of Receptor Activitymodifying Protein 1 and 5-HT 1D Receptor Proteins and Genes in Migraine Rats [J]. Acupuncture Research, 2018,43(07):440-444.
[4] Yang Junshu, Li Jia (2018) “Comparative Research on Effect of Acupuncture on Pulmonary Function and Life Quality of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Stable Phase” Journal of Hubei University of Chinese Medicine Vol 20 (4), pp. 30-33.
[5] Ural, Fatma Gü, and Gökhan Tuna .ztürk. "The acupuncture effect on median nerve morphology in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome: an ultrasonographic study." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2017 (2017).
[6] Jin, Wyju, Min Sun Kim, Eun Young Jang, Jun Yeon Lee, Jin Gyeom Lee, Hong Yu Kim, Seong Shoon Yoon et al. "Acupuncture reduces relapse to cocaine-seeking behavior via activation of GABA neurons in the ventral tegmental area." Addiction biology 23, no. 1 (2018): 165-181.


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