Acupuncture and Stress
Acupuncture blocks cold stress-induced increases in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in the rat.
Eshkevari L, Permaul E, Mulroney SE. 2013. Acupuncture blocks cold stress-induced increases in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in the rat. J Endocrinology, 15;217(1):95-104. CONCLUSIONS: â€œelectronic acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevations of the HPA axis hormones and the sympathetic NPY pathwayâ€
Published on Mar 15, 2013
Acupuncture for depression during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial.
Manber R, Schnyer RN, Lyell D, Chambers AS, Caughey AB, Druzin M, Carlyle E, Celio C, Gress JL, Huang MI, Kalista T, Martin-Okada R, Allen JJ., Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Mar;115(3):511-20. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3181cc0816. Source: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org CONCLUSION: The short acupuncture protocol demonstrated symptom reduction and a response rate comparable to those observed in standard depression treatments of similar length and could be a viable treatment option for depression during pregnancy.
Published on Mar 1, 2010
The effect of acupuncture on psychosocial outcomes for women experiencing infertility: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Smith CA, et al. 2011. The effect of acupuncture on psychosocial outcomes for women experiencing infertility: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med. 17(10):923-30. CONCLUSIONS: Acupuncture may be a useful intervention to assist with the reduction of infertility-related stress. Further research is justified.
Published on Oct 17, 2011