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Great news! This month our article”Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management–White Paper 2017″ 1 (Arthur Yin Fan is the first author, and Dr.David Miller is the correspondence author, our colleague Sarah Faggert also a co-author-there are 14 authors across the United States) has been selected as one of ten articles for the November 2017 Elsevier Atlas Awards Nominations.

As is stated on the Elsevier Atlas Awards homepage: “Each month the Atlas Advisory Board are sent a selection of 10 articles to choose their winning Atlas article. The articles are shortlisted by Elsevier from across journal portfolios based on their potential social impact. We are delighted to present the entire monthly shortlist and congratulate the authors of the nominated articles.” While the voting is still in progress, we are still very excited to even be nominated. This marks the first time that an acupuncture article has been nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award.You may click on the following link to take you the Elsevier Atlas Nominations page: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/atlas/nominations.

We will let you know should our article win!

Each month the Atlas Advisory Board are sent a selection of 10 articles to choose their winning Atlas article.
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Reference:
1. Fan AY, Miller DW, Bolash B, Bauer M, McDonald J, Faggert S, He H, Li YM, Matecki A, Camardella L, Koppelman MH, Stone JA, Meade L, Pang J. Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management—White Paper 2017. J Integr Med. 2017; 15(6): 411–425.
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http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-09/27/c_136643493.htm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) — In the wake of an opioid epidemic, acupuncturists in the United States issued a white paper on Tuesday, recommending acupuncture as a primary non-pharmacologic method for pain relief and management.

“The United States is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public’s opioid dependence,” said the 21-page white paper.

Official figures showed that opioid overdoses kill 91 Americans every single day and more than half of those deaths involve prescription opioids.

Titled “Acupuncture’s Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic,” the white paper said “acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and available treatment modality suitable to meeting this need.”

Organizations that contributed to this paper included the American Society of Acupuncturists, the American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety, the Acupuncture Now Foundation, the American Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Association, and the American TCM Society and National Federation of TCM Organizations.

The white paper said acupuncture has been shown to be effective for treating various types of pain, with the strongest evidence emerging for back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, chronic headache, and osteoarthritis.

It said mechanisms of action for acupuncture have been extensively researched, which found the ancient Chinese practice increase the production and release of endogenous opioids in animals and humans.

“Acupuncture should be recommended as a first line treatment for pain before opiates are prescribed, and may reduce opioid use,” it wrote.

“Further, acupuncture’s cost-effectiveness could dramatically decrease health care expenditures, both from the standpoint of treating acute pain and through avoiding the development of opioid addiction that requires costly care, destroys quality of life, and can lead to fatal overdose.”

The white paper came about a week after the U.S. National Association of Attorneys General sent a letter to America’s Health Insurance Plans, asking its insurance company members to review their payment and coverage policies in order to promote alternatives to opioids such as acupuncture.

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Arthur Yin Fan   (Also known as 樊蓥)

  • Country:  United States
  • Keywords: Integrative Medicine
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine – Hanzhongmen Campus:NanjingJiangsuChina

    1995-09-01 to 1998-06-30 PhD (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing Medical UniversityNanjingJiangsuChina

    1989-06-01 to 1990-05-30 Fellow in Neurology (Nanjing Brain Hospital)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine – Hanzhongmen Campus:NanjingJiangsuChina

    1981-09-01 to 1986-06-30 MD (Clinical Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC:ViennaVirginiaUnited States

    2003-05-01 to present Director (Clinic and Research)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • University of Maryland BaltimoreBaltimoreMDUnited States

    2002-08-01 to 2005-05-31 NIH Fellow / researcher (The Center for Integrative Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Georgetown University School of MedicineWashingtonDCUnited States

    2001-05-30 to 2002-08-01 Postdoc / researcher (Physiology)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing Institute of Chinese MedicineNanjingJiangsuChina

    1998-05-01 to 2001-05-01 Researcher (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
  • Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine The Third HospitalNanjing,JiangsuChina

    1986-08-15 to 2001-05-01 MD (Internal Medicine)
    Source: Arthur Yin Fan
    • A Pilot Study on Yang-Deficiency Syndrome And Pain Sensitivity in Rats

      NCCIH, NIH (Washington, DCWashington, DCUnited States)
      200307 to 200407 | Award
      • Award: Under P50-00084
      Source: Arthur Yin Fan
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (III) – The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.Chinese journal of integrative medicine

      2017-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (II) : The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.Chinese journal of integrative medicine

      2017-02 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Response to Dommerholt and Stanborough re: “Evidence That Dry Needling Is the Intent to Bypass Regulation to Practice Acupuncture in the United States”.

      2017-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence and expert opinions: Dry needling versus acupuncture (I) : The American Alliance for Professional Acupuncture Safety (AAPAS) White Paper 2016.

      2017-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Trial suggests both acupuncture and acupressure are effective at reducing menopausal hot flashes.

      2016-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Evidence That Dry Needling Is the Intent to Bypass Regulation to Practice Acupuncture in the United States.

      2016-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The history of acupuncture anesthesia for pneumonectomy in Shanghai during the 1960s.

      2016-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The legendary life of Dr. Gim Shek Ju, the founding father of the education of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the United States.

      2016-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Acupuncture is Effective for Chronic Knee Pain: A Reanalysis of the Australian Acupuncture Trial.

      2016-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. William Prensky: The birth of the acupuncture profession in the United States (1969-1979) – the Institute for Taoist Studies and the National Acupuncture Association.

      2016-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Gene Bruno: The beginning of the acupuncture profession in the United States (1969-1979)–acupuncture, medical acupuncture and animal acupuncture.

      2015-09 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part III: Sample size calculation.

      2015-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part II: Zelen design and effectiveness dilutions.

      2015-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, part I: design and results interpretation.

      2015-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Nevada: the first state that fully legalized acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the Unites States – in memory of Arthur Steinberg, Yee Kung Lok and Jim Joyce who made it happen.

      2015-03 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The earliest acupuncture school of the United States incubated in a Tai Chi Center in Los Angeles.

      2014-11 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • “Obamacare” covers fifty-four million Americans for acupuncture as Essential Healthcare Benefit.

      2014-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Miriam Lee: a heroine for the start of acupuncture as a profession in the State of California.

      2014-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dialogue with Dr. Lixing Lao: from a factory electrician to an international scholar of Chinese medicine. Interview by Arthur Yin Fan.

      2013-07 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The beginning of acupuncture in Washington, D.C. and Maryland: an interview with Dr. Yeh-chong Chan. Interview by Fan Arthur Yin and Fan Ziyi.

      2013-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Ralph Coan: a hero in establishing acupuncture as a profession in the United States.

      2013-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Wu: a beautiful, moving and meditative song — in memory of Dr. Jing Nuan Wu, a pioneer of acupuncture and a Chinese medicine doctor in the United States.

      2012-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • The first acupuncture center in the United States: an interview with Dr. Yao Wu Lee, Washington Acupuncture Center. Interview by Arthur Yin Fan.

      2012-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Preclinical safety evaluation of the aqueous acetone extract of Chinese herbal formula Modified Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan.

      2010-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Huo-Luo-Xiao-Ling Dan modulates antigen-directed immune response in adjuvant-induced inflammation.

      2009-05 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Extract of the Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan inhibited adjuvant arthritis in rats.

      2009-01 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Anti-hyperalgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of the modified Chinese herbal formula Huo Luo Xiao Ling Dan (HLXL) in rats.

      2006 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on adjuvant-induced arthritis in lewis rats.

      2005-10 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Effects of an acetone extract of Boswellia carterii Birdw. (Burseraceae) gum resin on rats with persistent inflammation.

      2005-04 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model.

      2005-02 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Antihypertensive and metabolic effects of whole Maitake mushroom powder and its fractions in two rat strains.

      2002-08 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Hepatoprotective ability of a novel botanical formulation on mild liver injury in rats produced by acute acetaminophen and/or alcohol ingestion.

      2001 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • MMPI manifestations of Chinese migraine syndromes: a control study.

      1999 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central
    • Dr. Zhou Zhongying’s experience in TCM treatment of Parkinson’s disease.Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan

      1998-09 | journal-article
      Source: Europe PubMed Central

In recent years, I have had several patients with eye issues whom I have treated with acupuncture. Some cases resulted in some very impressive results.

One of my patients has glaucoma, in which pressure in both eyes was high. He was monitored under his eye doctor. After three months of acupuncture treatment, the patient’s pressure in back eyes was back to normal (15) from one side 19 and another side 21.

In another glaucoma patient, she had strong headache due to increasing left eye pressure. After acupuncture one time, her headache disappeared and the eye pressure went back to normal.

We have also treated two kids with Strabismus (Crossed Eyes),twice a week for three weeks; their sight is almost normal and the eye doctors said that there is no longer a need for them to wear special glasses to undergo eye surgery at this time.

From both my personal experience and that of others, I would conclude that acupuncture is indeed an effective and non-invasive treatment for a variety of eye ailments, including strabismus and glaucoma.

 

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欧阳晖,樊蓥, 等. 美国阿片类药物危机与针灸发展的契机 2018

Our colleague Dr.Li in New York got a piece of antique acupuncture chart using President Nixon’s figure. It said only  25 pieces printed in 1972, Dr.Li got one of them recently.