Stimulated by Lin et al 2020, Park et al 2020, and Khan et al 2019. Shifen Waterfalls, Shifen, Taiwan. Image by Vernon Raineil Cenzon on Unsplash, modified by MC in Lightroom. What is the risk of mortality associated with acupuncture? Well, it depends on the context of course, and I am using this title to draw together a … Continue reading Risk of mortality 2020
Stimulated by Li et al 2020, and Kim et al 2020. Image by Sharon Pittaway on Unsplash. I was looking around for a story, and I thought I ought to check through the Online First papers from Acupuncture in Medicine. I’m sure you frequently do the same. Another paper from Lisa’s team (see last week’s … Continue reading Metabolic effects 2020
Stimulated by Risal et al 2019. Yes, I am late to this party! Well, in my defence, there is no mention of ‘acup’ anywhere in the text of this paper, so it did not pop up in my searches back in December 2019 when it was published. By the way, ‘acup’ is a really useful … Continue reading Transgenerational PCOS
Stimulated by Kim et al, and Lu et al. No sooner than I have blogged about acupotomy for the first time (last week), than another novel related technique is reported. The first paper I am highlighting is a case report of the use of round acupuncture in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The second paper is … Continue reading Round acupuncture 2020
Stimulated by a pandemic! This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome … Continue reading COVID-19
Stimulated by Bao et al 2020, and a few others. Image from the pre-digital era.This is yours truly after a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, somewhere close to Fort Walton Beach (FWB) in January 1990. I imagine my peripheries were a bit tingly for a few minutes. Thus with one old image I am … Continue reading CIPN 2020 plus FFP & FWB
Stimulated by Huang et al 2020. Image by Kai Dahms on Unsplash. This is the first BMAS blog that highlights a protocol, rather than the results of research. I rarely read protocols! If it looks like a big study or I know the team, I might have a quick look at the abstract. Protocols really … Continue reading Should I read a protocol?
Stimulated by McKee et al 2020. Image by Ryan Loughlin on Unsplash. We called it HVAC (“H-vac”), the high-volume acupuncture clinic that was set up at RLHH after its refurbishment in the early noughties. RLHH stood for the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, but now it is called the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM). … Continue reading High volume acupuncture
Stimulated by Zhou et al 2020. Image by Cristian Newman on Unsplash. I was drawn to look at this paper because the title suggested a possible link between calf muscles and plantar fasciitis (PF). I have resisted this idea for many years, and perhaps this paper would shed some light on my gut feeling about … Continue reading Plantar fasciitis 2020
Stimulated by Chen et al 2020. Image by MC on Unsplash. This paper was a last-minute decision as I looked through today’s searches on PubMed. I was ready to address the influence of a WFPB meal on PPG and try to draw in the data on acupuncture for ED, but I thought TEAS would be … Continue reading TEAS anyone?