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: “electronic acupuncture blocks the chronic, stress-induced elevations of the HPA axis hormones and the sympathetic NPY pathway”
Published on March 15, 2013

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 October 17, 2011

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