To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Symptoms commonly associated with the menopause are frequently treated by acupuncture (for example see Lyttleton1990a; 1991; Maciocia 1998). This paper assesses the evidence base insofar that it is available in the literature, much of which is in French. The results of these few studies suggest that acupuncture can be effective in treating hot flushes, and also anxiety and depression related to menopause.udied 127 women aged between 23 and 43, on their first or second cycle of IVF.
The Evidence Series of Briefing Papers aims to provide a review of the key papers in the literature, which provide evidence of the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of specific conditions.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It has been suggested that some acupoints have a specific effect on heel pain. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and specificity of acupuncture treatment for plantar fasciitis. Subjects were randomly assigned to the treatment group (n = 28) or control group (n = 25). The treatment group received needling at the acupoint PC 7, which is purported to have a specific effect for heel pain. The control group received needling at the acupoint Hegu (LI 4), which has analgesic properties. Treatment was administered five times a week for 2 weeks, with an identical method of manual needling applied to the two acupoints.