Искусство иглоукалывания

Как и ко многим другим видам традиционной китайской медицины, к иглоукалыванию на Западе в течение многих веков относились с подозрением. Похоже, что оно помогает, но каким образом? Может ли наука дать ответ на этот вопрос?

Большинство китайских врачей и пациентов, например, давно считают иглоукалывание эффективным способом лечения инсульта, используя его для улучшения двигательных, речевых и других нарушенных функций. Согласно результатам одного исследования, 66% китайских врачей регулярно используют иглоукалывание для лечения последствий инсульта, в то время как 63% опрошенных врачей считают такое лечение эффективным. Около 36% китайских врачей считают, что эффективность иглоукалывания остается неопределенной, наверное потому, что его научная основа появилась совсем недавно.

Однако, не так давно было положено начало систематическим научным исследованиям эффективности иглоукалывания при лечении инсульта. Почти все клинические испытания использования иглоукалывания при лечении инсульта в Китае дали положительные результаты. Еще одно исследование, проведенное недавно в Великобритании, показало, что результаты исследований эффективности иглоукалывания в нескольких странах однозначно склоняются в пользу иглоукалывания как способа лечения нарушений, вызванных инсультом. Действительно, британские исследователи дают положительную оценку всем клиническим испытаниям лечения иглоукалыванием до июня 1995 года в Китае, Японии, Гонконге и на Тайване.

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