• Trust Me I’m A Doctor

    | Published on 20 Oct | Posted in General | Comments (0) |

    BBC Trust Me I'm a Doctor: "If your doctor suggests using acupuncture for back pain, I would consider it."

    BBC2 series ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’ (8pm, 15/10/14) showed Dr Hugh McPherson’s study on MRI scans and acupuncture treatments. McPherson’s studies are trying to discover what effects acupuncture has on the brain in relation to pain relief. Consistent MRI brain scan results show that the ‘pain matrix’ in the brain has a decrease in blood flow to it when the patient has acupuncture. Less blood flow here may explain why acupuncture helps with pain relief.  Dr Salehya Ashan concluded….“Acupuncture can have a measureable effect on pain levels…If your doctor suggests using acupuncture for back pain, I would consider it.”

    For more information on the series, check out the Open University website.

    And Hugh McPherson’s website.

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