Acupuncture and the Limbic
The central area of the brain, often called the limbic system, appears
to be important in mediating some of the more unusual acupuncture
effects. This article considers some of the mechanisms that may be
Acupuncture is usually thought of as CAM, but I argue that the modern
medical version ought to be incorporated into orthodox treatment.
Acupuncture. Touch, and the
Acupuncture is often accused by critics of being "just a placebo".
However, this begs the question of what a placebo is. Here I consider
the complex role played by touch in manual therapies such as acupuncture
and suggest that this may afford a good way of thinking about the
placebo element in such therapies.