Research: GONG1  and LIU

Listed in Issue 277

Abstract

GONG1  and LIU 2, 1 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Roseville, MN, 100015, USA. tcmhealth@aol.com ; 2 American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Roseville, MN, 100015, USA present two acupuncture models to address controversial data interpretation issues in modern clinical trials.

Background

Modern clinical trials have produced controversial data interpretation which refutes conventional standard teachings and practices.

Methodology

Acupuncture scholars and practitioners have been stimulated to scrutinize these trials and analyze conventional practices. This paper presents two acupuncture models which address these issues.

Results

One rationalizes the clinical trial results with newer understanding of acupuncture points and techniques, while the other reconciles these results with rediscovered techniques of palpating points and performing needling.

Conclusion

These two models indicate that acupuncture is in transition from classical model to evidence-based models.

References

Chang-Zhen Gong  1, Wei Liu  2 . Two Evidence-Based Acupuncture Models. Chin J Integr Med: 26(1): 3-7. Jan 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11655-019-3177-5. Epub Nov 9 2019.

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