Points of Interest 03/12/2016

How Reiki Actually Works (The Science Part). Except for the whole 'science' thing.

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Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Mar-Apr;15(2):111–5. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000240. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Sports Injuries in an Austere Environment. "There is emerging evidence for the use of acupuncture in traumatic brain injury. The U.S. military uses acupuncture in deployed settings to treat battlefield injuries with promising results." Criminal.

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2015 Dec;35(12):1319–22. Research progress of secondary infection cases by acupuncture. "The common pathogens and cases of secondary infection by acupuncture were classified and described, including staphylococcus aureus, mycobacteria, hepatitis virus and some sporadic infections. The above; cases were summed up according to the common pathogens of the secondary infection by acupuncture. Thus it illustrates the features of the secondary infection cases by acupuncture comprehensively and aims to enhance the infection knowledge of the medical staff in the hospital, so that the infection is effectively prevented in medical work." Not the strong suit of acupuncture: infection knowledge of the medical staff in the hospital.

Gut Liver. 2015 Jul;9(4):525–33. doi: 10.5009/gnl14184. Causes, Features, and Outcomes of Drug-Induced Liver Injury in 69 Children from China.. " Antibiotics (26.1%) were the most common Western medicines (WMs) causing DILI, and the major implicated herbs were Ephedra sinica and Polygonum multiflorum. Compared with WM, the children whose injuries were caused by Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) showed a higher level of total bilirubin (1.4 mg/dL vs. 16.6 mg/dL, p=0.004) and a longer prothrombin time (11.8 seconds vs. 17.3 seconds, p=0.012), but they exhibited less chronic DILI (2/15 vs. 18/39, p=0.031)."

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