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New Moxibustion Research Coauthored by Our Acupuncturist

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New Moxibustion Research
Coauthored by Our Acupuncturist

A study entitled “Is there a difference between the effects of one-point and three-point indirect moxibustion stimulation on skin temperature changes of the posterior trunk surface?” has been published in the Journal Acupuncture in Medicine of BMJ Publications in January 2012 [1].

This moxibustion study was part of an ongoing collaboration project with the Acupuncture Department at the Tsukuba University of Technology in Japan. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy on acupoints that is a vital part of traditional acupuncture.

The abstract of the paper is available online at: http://aim.bmj.com/content/early/2011/12/26/acupmed-2011-010069.abstract

Did You Know?  Besides actively being involved in different research projects, our chief acupuncturist, Tim H. Tanaka, Ph.D. has been frequently invited to participate in rigorous peer-review processes for new research papers submitted to various international medical journals. Recently, he was commissioned to act as an expert referee to evaluate acupuncture studies from leading traditional Chinese medicine universities in Taiwan and China, and other research manuscripts such as sports massage and electrophysiology studies.

His academic activities are a part of his ongoing efforts to advance traditional therapies.  Further, as well as his commitment to deliver the most advanced, effective care possible for his patients.

 [1] Mori, H., Tanaka, T. H., Kuge, H., Sasaki, K. Is there a difference between the effects of one-point and three-point indirect moxibustion stimulation on skin temperature changes of the posterior trunk surface? Acupunct Med doi:10.1136/acupmed-2011-010069

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