Using Acupuncture with Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Neurological Pain and More [Video]

Patients receiving Beike Biotechnology’s stem cell treatment also receive a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) staple. Acupuncture is a reliable treatment to improve the body’s blood flow, reduce muscle and neurological pain, and even enhance the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment that stimulates specific sites of the body by using massage, heat, pressure, or thin needles to penetrate the skin at various depths. These specific sites are called ‘acupuncture points’ a point where muscle, nerves and connective tissue can be simultaneously stimulated. There are over 350 acupuncture points positioned on 12 meridians (pathways) throughout the body. Stimulation of these points activates the body’s natural painkillers as well as increasing blood flow. This is highly beneficial for stem cell patients as it enhances the reparative response of the treatment, increases movement of natural immune cells, anti-inflammatory cells and key nutrients significant in healing, thereby accelerating recovery and rehabilitation.

What is the process/procedure like?
When developing a treatment plan we begin with a non-invasive full body analysis using an acugraph to analyze the energy imbalance in the body’s 12 meridians. A comprehensive physical examination is also performed and specific consideration is given to each patient’s condition.

The procedure is then very simple, the patient is placed into a comfortable position with aid from medical staff. Once comfortable and prepared the acupuncturist will begin to insert needles at acupuncture points as per the treatment plan. The acupuncturist will communicate with the patient throughout the insertion process ensuring comfortability. Maximum comfort is achieved as patients decrease their body tension and relax. Patients will be able to communicate with a medical professional at all times and after 20-30 minutes the needles are painlessly removed.

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Research
A literature review of the effects of acupuncture and electro acupuncture on stem cell mobilization from China Medical University noted “evidence indicates that acupuncture/EA has beneficial effects in several neurodegenerative diseases, and it may prove to be a non-drug method for mobilizing stem cells” the review also noted “Evidence has demonstrated that acupuncture may be of benefit in stroke rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and depression.”

A study performed by three of China’s top medical schools investigated the effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and the regeneration of nerve fibers in transected spinal cord. The study found that electro-acupuncture “can promote the differentiation of MSCs and regeneration of nerve fibers in injured spinal cords.” This is achieved through induction of “endogenous NT-3, and that combination of EA and MSCs transplantation can improve partial function of paralyzed limbs.”

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Sources
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24636189
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0940299309002759