Acupuncture Treatment Demo for Stress Management and Stress Relief Therapy

psychetruth asked:

Acupuncture Treatment Demo for Stress Management and Stress Relief Therapy Chrissie Natoli, has a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist. In free video she demonstrates and acupuncture treatment to help relieve and manage stress. She describes the different acupuncture points, what these points do and how you can massage these at home. Visits the Chrissie’s Website at; This video was produced by Psychetruth http © Copyright 2011 Target Public Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Acupuncture treatment demonstration demo stress management relief therapy “acupuncture treatment” “acupuncture therapy” “acupuncture demo” oriental medicine manage “acupuncture points” points


25 Responses to “Acupuncture Treatment Demo for Stress Management and Stress Relief Therapy”
  1. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier This being the case acupressure would be no different than massage. If you read the study the toothpick was used to fool the patient to thinking it was a needle. The patient was blindfolded the toothpick was used in a similar fashion so that the poke felt like the needle. Patients were not told that they were receiving acupuncture with toothpicks.

  2. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier The aforementioned studied show that needles did not need to be inserted in order to receive the same affect. Surely ancient cultures could have used a blind fold and simply done the tooth pick idea without inserting needles into the skin. I am not to well versed in acupressure. I do believe it is simply the basis of acupuncture but without needles. My response would be that the where the needles or pressure or toothpicks were placed did not matter.

  3. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier What i meant by the placebo effect and immunizations is that I meant when a person is given a placebo, how that placebo is administered has an effect on the placebo effect. Capsules work better than pills, and injections being the most effective. When people think that something will work they think something like a needle will work best. It is not about dose, but rather method of distribution.

  4. MrJulesNapier says:

    @braedencowbrough In an ancient world how else would you anchor the needles only by placing them s/c? This is where the practise began. What has immunisations to do with a placebo effect ? How would the placebo effect have a dose response curve as you suggest? Also, don’t the alternative med guys have acupressure too where the skin isn’t penetrated? Surely the toothpick could be described as acupressure

  5. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier Again the placebo effect is found to have differing levels of response. With immunizations ranking as the most effective as a placebo reaction. This follows suit with acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on qi, and meridian point needle insertion. If there is no baring in meridian points and needles then the whole premise of acupuncture falls apart. The toothpick therapy would simply be placebo therapy which only superficially deals with pain.

  6. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier Yes but you forget the two most important points. 1) The areas at which the needles or toothpicks were inserted did not matter which causes the premise of acupuncture to be faulty. 2) If needles and insertion are not required for the same benefit then there is no need for them. No more acupuncture with needles is just that simple. I personally think it needs more work into how the body will illicit a response when it thinks it gets treatment.

  7. MrJulesNapier says:

    The point about the prescribed acupuncture points vs the standardised only suggests the chinese belief in “liver points” etc is rubbish but strongly suggests my original point that local production of enkephalins etc is probably modifying the perception of pain in someway. It is essentially double blinded as the assessor acupuncturists see the patients but only one technician knows who got prescribed treatment or not. If anything this suggests acupuncture works in low back pain??????????

  8. MrJulesNapier says:

    @braedencowbrough If you read the paper which is free on pubmed it shows acupuncture and simulated acupuncture as more effective than conventional treatment? It also concludes acupuncture or simulated acupuncture is safer than conventional pain meds potentially. It further suggests the mechanism of acupuncture remains unknown which in my opinion invalidates the whole simulated method( because perhaps all it is showing is penetration isnot required for acupuncture)

  9. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier About the tattooing. Tattooing has never been a medical treatment, therefore the risks involved are not to improve health but are for superficial means, so the two practices need not be compared. That would be like comparing heroine use to use of morphine at a hospital for pain mediation. I apologize for not discussing the paper further, 500 characters does not allow for much. If you want to discuss this further inbox me and I will be more than happy to 🙂

  10. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(9):858-866. You cannot double bind something like acupuncture treatment because it has to physically be administered. My citation is the paper to which i refer.The gist of it was, the toothpicks were used in the same fashion as the needles, the patients were blind folded, and essentially they thought they were getting real acupuncture. Watch concordances video on acupuncture. (C0nc0rdance)

  11. MrJulesNapier says:

    @braedencowbrough It surely has no greater risk than tattooing? If the needles are sterile and placed subcutaneously than the risk would be minimal. As for the tooth pick versus the acupuncture- How did they double blind the trial, how did they randomise the patients, how did they compare like patient starting pain to like, what was the significance level, what was the number needed to treat etc etc? Acupuncture is old medicine and surely has a proven track record

  12. braedencowbrough says:

    @MrJulesNapier Acupuncture is shown to have no better affect than a placebo acupuncture demonstration using a toothpick. Actually the toothpick had higher ratings. Using acupuncture with tooth picks not needles. The needles run risks with things like infection, or having the needles break off, or puncturing too far. Please, talk to your health care professional about the dangers of acupuncture. There are benefits, but nothing that can be obtained by simply using a tooth pick.

  13. MrJulesNapier says:

    @13Xanadu It surely does have some scientific basis given it releases endorphins and encephalins that are natural opiods (the reason why morphine has receptors in body) relieving pain and modulating neural pathways in the brain????

  14. 13Xanadu says:

    @Vigatos Acupuncture is not recognized as a legitimate treatment (for anything) by any professional medical association. Meaning, no scientific merit. You have the nerve to ask me for “scientific proof”?! Honey, the onus is on YOU to prove that this procedure does anything more than provide a mood lift. To date, acupuncture has not been scientifically proven to help anyone with their physical ailments. Just like that unscientific cult called chiropractic.

  15. palatiality says:

    too bad internet physicality is not possible, as i would love to step through the screen for an acupuncture session from the girl in the video.

  16. skelanth says:

    The same / similar studies that show that acupuncture has no benefit or noticeable effect also say that Chinese medicine/herbology is ineffective, that Qi Gong does not effect the body, and that there is no need to stretch before and after exercising. They would also argue that pressure points are are a myth. Pressure points can heal and enable, or disable and kill. Accupuncturists require extrodinary levels of training. A single miss in the wrong place can cause pain unlike anything else.

  17. distroya9 says:

    I’ve read that controlled studies show that accupunture has no benefit over placebo (placebo being toothpicks)

  18. rageagaintstheNWO says:

    @BreakingImageFilms ask some drug addicsts…

  19. heather23renae says:

    Very interesting! More please!

  20. zacatetas says:

    i’d be stressed if i had a gay tattoo on my arm like that

  21. misfitbellylover says:

    @Vigatos There have been plenty of studies that have shown that the only real effect Acupuncture and other alternative ‘medicine’ practices have on the body are the release of endorphins. It’s a psychological effect, based on being able to relax the mind and body. You think it works, and therefore it does. I think as far as being better than normal medicine, it’s bogus, but if it helps people feel better, it’s at least doing something right.

  22. BandofSorensons says:

    @Vigatos Well to be fair to 13Xanadu, I’ve always wondered what is supposed to be effected in acupuncture? What is supposed to be going on? When a doctor administers a particular drug or performs a particular procedure there is a very concrete part of the body being affected in a concrete way to achieve a particular concrete result. Acupuncture just seems to be “whatever” about cause/effect relations. That seems to suggest that acupuncture DOES defy categorization as a real science.

  23. roseypinkheartsftw says:

    very informative..i am not sure why people call it a peusdo science when it works..i had this one prof in uni that said that if it wasnt for acpunture, she prob woudl not be able to walk now.

  24. josgaleldo says:

    wow great great 🙂

  25. BreakingImageFilms says:

    how are needles supposed to relax you??

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!