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Enhance your familiarity with AOM research, and your ability to:
- Obtain improved outcomes with a wider variety of cases, by applying research regarding mechanisms of AOM modalities, techniques and treatment variables;
- Educate patients, health-care practitioners, and the general public regarding AOM therapeutic mechanisms;
- Participate in professional discussions and studies with other medical providers and researchers;
Assessing Research Quality and Relevance
Improve efficiency and accuracy in evaluating research for its quality and relevance, including:
- Independence from bias and financial interests
- Blinding of subjects and evaluators
- P-values, confidence intervals, statistical power and sample size, effect size, number-needed-to-treat, and more
- Patient-practitioner relationships and the “Therapeutic Alliance”
- Patient beliefs and expectations, placebo and nocebo genomics, and the “Placebo Paradox”
Review studies regarding therapeutic mechanisms of AOM modalities
including explanatory studies of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, myofascial trigger point needling, cupping and gua sha:
- The inflammatory cascade, and provocation of anti-inflammatory responses
- Diffuse noxious inhibitory controls and closing the spinal gate
- Homeostatic processes of the peripheral and central nervous and vascular systems
- Myofascial tissue stimulation, including trigger point reduction, tension homeostasis, and disruptive and proliferative effects
- Bio-psycho-social variables in patient responses to acupuncture
- Effects of concurrent use of anti-inflammatory medications and opiates/opioids
¹with California Acupuncture Board