Recently, researchers at the University of Glasgow published a paper revealing that the insertion of a needle into the center of the body (the Lotus position) can relieve pain, suffering and even sometimes death in terminal cancer patients. The scientists call this procedure “Lucky Black Light Therapy.” In the traditional medical system, the Western science based on observations of a few select cases, such as the one described above, has always been the accepted form of treatment. However, recently, in a landmark study funded by the National Institutes of Health, scientists have reversed the long-established Western medical view and now hold that acupuncture, Red Light Therapy, or Zhu Lin (lightning) therapy can be beneficial in treating all kinds of pain from headaches to cancer pain. Our website provides info about Lotus Acupuncture in Charlotte.
In the paper entitled “Acupressure, Red Light, and Zhu Lin for Stem Cells: A Science Based on Traditional Practices and Modern Research,” doctoral student Ying Yang and her colleagues at the University of Glasgow published their findings in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pain Management. In the study, the scientists examined the effects of acupuncture and Red Light Therapy on the human peritoneal mesothelioma cell line. This type of cancer is common among those working in asbestos industries. They found that although the two treatments did not cause any harm to the cancer cells, neither did they seem to affect survival. But, the scientists are hopeful that future research will find further good results for this and other types of cancer.
This study is very significant because it points to the potential of using natural therapies to treat many types of diseases. For instance, the scientists did not claim that acupuncture alone is even completely eliminate the cancer. However, they did suggest that future research might indeed show that acupuncture is useful in preventing and even eliminating cancer in its early stages. In addition, they did say that further studies should be conducted to determine how this treatment affects the progression and spread of the disease. Therefore, Chinese medicine can provide an effective treatment option for a wide range of ailments.
During the last part of the study, the scientists examined the effect of acupuncture on the formation of scar tissue. No significant effects were noted, but the results showed a significant decrease in the amount of new scar tissue formation when the subjects were given acupuncture services. This suggests that although acupuncture does not eliminate the cause of pain (tumors), it may help reduce the symptoms that arise as a result. According to Dr. Ho, the benefits of the treatment were most apparent on people who suffered from severe pain. Specifically, he noted that there was a notable reduction in the level of “general pain” documented for these subjects.
In addition to treating the pain and tumor growth, the scientists also considered the effect of the acupuncture treatment plan on fertility. The method seems to have some merit when it comes to improving fertility. To this end, Dr. Ho and his colleagues reported that 98 percent of the female and male subjects given the Chinese herbal supplements and the placebo also had improved fertility. Moreover, the rate of conception was significantly higher than when the subjects were under the normal condition.
During a separate study, this professor was able to draw valid conclusions about the role of acupuncture in regulating the menstrual cycle of a woman. According to this study, a majority of the women who had tried acupuncture had noticed an irregularity in their menstrual cycle. When the menstrual cycle returned to its regular cycle, the irregularities were no longer there. However, only five of the fifty women who took part in this study noted a lengthening of the menstrual cycle when they started using the acupuncture treatment plan. This suggests that this treatment plan works to regulate the menstrual cycle.
In another study, infertility problems were evaluated for its connection with pain. The evaluation found that the level of pain was positively correlated with the ability of a woman to get pregnant. Further, it was found that pain was not a factor in a number of cases where the women who became pregnant through acupuncture had already become mothers earlier than those who failed to conceive. Furthermore, these results were similar for all groups of women. In addition, the pain was not felt by some women even during the period of their pregnancy. Hence, this supports the theory that this method is effective in regulating the menstrual cycle and pain is not a factor in inducing fertility.
The main aim of this method is to stimulate the reproductive organs and the point at which this stimulation is initiated is where the meridian points are located on the body. The points at the top of the head are said to correspond to a yin energy and the points at the feet to a yang energy. Therefore, regulation of this energy can be regulated through acupuncture. It is therefore important that an acupuncturist should know the person’s body very well in order to determine the most appropriate pressure points. This way, one will be able to treat fertility problems effectively.