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Vagal nerve stimulation and electroacupuncture have some promise as neuroprotective therapies for patients with poorly controlled epilepsy. It has been demonstrated that stimulation of acupuncture points on the extremities results in stimulation of the vagus nerve. It is possible that the...
Acupuncture is generally thought to rely on Aδ fibre stimulation for its effects and the role of C fibres has been largely discounted. Recent research, however, shows that there are C tactile fibres in humans that respond to light touch and project to the limbic system. They are thought to be...
IntroductionAuricular acupuncture is given as a treatment for drug dependence. Points are usually chosen on the assumption that the body is represented somatotopically in the ear, although there is no anatomical basis for this. In clinical trials, sham treatment is often given at points that are...
During the last five years the use of acupuncture in female infertility as an adjuvant to conventional treatment in assisted reproductive technology (ART) has increased in popularity.The present paper briefly discusses clinical and experimental data on the effect of acupuncture on uterine and...
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