Should Cocaine-Abusing, Buprenorphine-Maintained Patients Receive Auricular Acupuncture? Findings from an Acute Effects Study


Objective: Buprenophrine is a synthetic opioid with ?-agonist properties currently pending Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as a maintenance agent for treating heroin-addicted individu...

Guidelines for providing acupuncture treatment for cancer patients -- a peer-reviewed sample policy document


Clinical guidelines are statements that have been systematically developed and which aim to assist clinicians in making decisions about treatment for specific conditions, and promote best practic...

Acupuncture Analgesia:: A Review of Its Mechanisms of Actions


The mechanism of acupuncture analgesia (AA) has been widely explored since the 1970s. Early studies investigated the relationship between acupuncture and endogenous opiates (?-endorphin, enkephal...

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