Donald Charlson, R.N., D.O.M. (NM), L. Ac.

Acupuncture Research

Acupuncture May Reduce Risk of Stroke Associated With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers in this study stated, "Acupuncture is known to control pain and inflammation, and the study proposes that it may also mitigate the risk of stroke by reducing levels of cytokines associated with cardiovascular disease."

Acupoint stimulation for long COVID: A promising intervention

 This study's researchers have stated, "Traditional Chinese medicine is effective in treating the various phases of COVID-19. Previous studies have shown that acupoint stimulation therapy is effective in improving palpitations, dyspnea, cognitive impairment, anxiety, depression, and other symptoms in patients."

Acupuncture for cancer-related conditions: An overview of systematic reviews

This systematic reviewed demonstrated that, "Evidence from SRs showed that acupuncture is beneficial to cancer survivors with cancer-related pain, fatigue, insomnia, improved quality of life, nausea and vomiting, bone marrow suppression, menopausal symptoms, arthralgia, and dysphagia, and may also be potential for lymphoedema, gastrointestinal function, and xerostomia. For neuropathy, depression and anxiety, acupuncture should be used as an option based on individual conditions. Acupuncture is relatively safe without serious adverse events. More well-designed clinical trials of acupuncture are recommended on cancer-related depression and anxiety, arthralgia, xerostomia, gastrointestinal dysfunction and dysphagia."