Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Acupuncture Laser



Applications of Laser Acupuncture in Treatment

With the invention of the laser in 1960, skincare experts started using this new technology for treating spots, acne scars and other skin problems. The first low level laser power started to find its application in medical treatment in the 70s. Among other uses, it was applied to replace the metal needles used in traditional acupuncture that had come from China to be practiced in the West. Laser acupuncture started to be used widely in clinical treatment in 1973. Now it is used in the treatment of several health problems like asthma, pneumonia, blood pressure, diabetes and even renal failure etc. There are two type of Acupuncture Laser i.e. 1. Acupuncture laser pens and 2. Laser Radiant Life are becoming more and more popular for those who suffer from carpel tunnel.

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Laser Acupuncture and Photo-Biostimulation

The mechanism by which laser therapy in acupuncture works is based on the phenomenon of photo-biostimulation i.e. biological changes resulting from stimulation by light. In case of laser therapy, it is laser light that brings about biochemical, electrochemical, and structural changes in the cells of the affected body organ. These changes result in improved functioning of the cells and hence relieve the painful/problematic condition.

Laser Acupuncture in Sinusitis

Sinusitis either causes other respiratory problems or accompanies them. Sinusitis patients who have been treated with acupuncture techniques using laser have been reported as healing better than those who were on drug therapy only. Outwardly, laser did better in relieving the pain of these patients. Tests reveal an increase in the activity of phagocytes (body cells working to increase immunity), increased stimulation of white blood cells (also working to boost immunity), and increase in the amount of lysozyme (bacteria-killing enzyme of the body) in saliva in patients who took laser acupuncture therapy.

Laser Acupuncture in Asthma

Asthma is the problem of some 15 million people in America today. More than six billion dollars are spent on conventional treatment of asthma patients every year. Laser therapy is a cheaper and more effective way of treating asthma and has been experimented with a number of patients. Those who underwent such treatment were reported to have improved function of lungs and better breathing. Acupuncture using laser technology improves the condition of asthma patients in as short a period as ten days. The improvements last from several weeks to several months.

Treating Pneumonia with Laser Therapy

Pneumonia patients who received laser acupuncture treatment showed a notable decrease in the permeability of cell membrane (making it harder for toxic particles to enter cells), increase in the concentration of iron and chromium in the blood, and improvement in microcirculation (important for overall body health). Also, recovery has been more rapid in pneumonia cases that have taken acupuncture therapy with laser treatments.

Is Acupuncture Good ? How It Works

One of Acupuncture Centre at Pasir Mas, Kelantan.
We offer acupuncture courses and treatment at our centre.

What Is Acupuncture and How Does It Work?

Sixteenth century Chinese doctors believed that illness was due to an imbalance of energy in the body. In acupuncture, disposable, stainless steel needles are used to stimulate the body's 14 major meridians, or energy-carrying channels, to resist or overcome illnesses and conditions by correcting these imbalances.

Acupuncture is also thought to decrease pain by increasing the release of chemicals that block pain, called endorphins. Many acu-points are near nerves. When stimulated, these nerves cause a dull ache or feeling of fullness in the muscle. The stimulated muscle sends a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins, along with other neurotransmitters (body chemicals that modify nerve impulses), block the message of pain from being delivered up to the brain.
What Conditions Are Treated With Acupuncture?

Although acupuncture is not a "cure-all" treatment, it is very effective in treating several diseases and conditions. Acupuncture is most effective at treating chronic pain, such as headaches; menstrual cramps; and low back, neck, or muscle pain. It can also be used to treat arthritis, facial pain, pain from shingles, and spastic colon and colitis conditions. Acupuncture has also been successful in treating obesity and addictions such as nicotine or drugs. Acupuncture also can improve the functioning of the immune system (the body's defense system against diseases).

Importantly, don't rely on acupuncture for treatment of chronic or serious illness unless you see a doctor first. Acupuncture may not be the only way to improve your condition. Your health-care provider may recommend acupuncture treatment along with other treatment methods such as physical therapy or medication. For certain conditions, such as cancer, acupuncture should only be performed in combination with other treatments.

What Happens During Acupuncture Treatment?

The acupuncturist, the person who performs acupuncture, will swab each acu-point area with alcohol before tapping a hair-thin, metal needle into the site. The number of needles used during treatment can vary and are placed at various depths. They are placed under the skin in carefully determined points on the body.

After the needles have been inserted, they stay in place for several minutes to an hour. During the treatment, acupuncture needles are twirled, energized electrically, or warmed to intensify the effect of the treatment. When electricity is applied, a tingling sensation is common. However, if the sensation becomes too strong, you can ask your acupuncturist to reduce the electricity at any time.

In a treatment series, the acupuncturist will use different combinations of points, different needling techniques, or both. These combinations help stimulate new sources of healing as the person's response to treatment is observed.

Acupuncture Pain Relief Without Drugs

Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing art backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is used worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Generally, people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing experience. This is especially so after they get over any initial hesitation regarding needling. The information below is intended to provide you with basic information regarding what you might experience with your first visit to a practitioner of oriental medicine.

Bahasa Melayu

Akupunktur adalah satu kaedah perubatan yang bagus untuk menghilangkan kesakitan tanpa dadah atau tanpa racu. Rawatannya menggunakan jarum-jarum halus diletakkan pada titik tertentu di badan untuk menghilangkan kesakitan serta merta.

Di Malaysia dan dikalangan orang-orang Melayu Prof Dr Nik Omar dianggap salah seorang ahli akupunktur yang mahir dengan kaedah perubatan ini. Prof Dr Nik Omar
bukan sahaja pakar dalam jurusan perubatan akupunktur malah beliau juga merupakan salah seorang sir fu terkenal dalam jurusan akupunktutr china

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Monday, December 20, 2010

acupuncture treatment for back pain

Acupuncture & Back Pain

Research carried out in 2002 indicated that almost 80% of the world’s population would suffer from some kind of back pain with lower back pain being the most common type. In addition to the high rate of incidence, back pain is also known to have a high rate of recurrence in patients. With patients trying everything from over the counter painkillers to physiotherapy to gain relief from back pain, Acupuncture comes as a welcome change.

Acupuncture is a natural method of treatment that involves no chemicals or surgery. Thin stainless steel needles are inserted into the body at various acupuncture points to stimulate the free flow of Chi or life force through the body. Free flowing Chi results in a healthy and pain free body. Large bodies of research have been able to establish a connection between acupuncture and relief from back pain-especially sciatica.

Sciatica refers to a type of back pain in which the pain radiates from the buttocks down the legs. Sometimes, sciatica pain can also be a consequence of a muscle spasm impinging on the sciatica nerve. Acupuncture can be effectively used to alleviate muscle spasms. The results are almost immediate and can provide relief within minutes.

Back pain is generally caused because muscles that are not frequently exercised and stretched are suddenly put to excessive use. Muscle spasms are common in such cases and result in the individual feeling sore, stiff and a dull ache in the back. Patients suffering from sciatica may even feel a tingling sensation or numbness. This is generally due to the narrowing of the disc space or a disc protrusion in the lumbar region.

Acupuncture is used to improve blood circulation to the entire lumbar region and spinal cord. It relaxes paraspinal muscles and provides relief from muscle spasms. The increased blood flow provides greater nourishment to the discs and increases the elasticity and strengthens the spinal cord. Thus, acupuncture can be extremely effective in reducing back pain symptoms. It is important to remember that different patients respond differently to acupuncture sessions and it can take anywhere between 4-12 sessions to really feel the difference.

Our Acupuncture Courses in Malaysia

Our garden at main campus in Kelantan

Acpuncture Campus at Kelantan 500 km from Kuala Lumpur
Compound 11.5 acres of land

Our Kuala Branch

Department of Acupuncture
Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia ( Regist Roc No. KT 44530-H)

Has offer Acupuncture Clinical Training to all student from year 2011 - 2015

There are two type of Study

1. Full Time Clinical Training at Our Acupuncture Medical Centre
2. Intensive Clinical Training

The Course are open to Malaysian and Foreigner.

The Subject Study cover all the basic Acupuncture Skill including

1. The Study of Chinese Medicine
2. Acupuncture Terminology
3.Theory Yin and Yang
4. Study of 12 Meridian + 2 Extra
5. Study of Material and Technique
6. Dangerous Acupuncture Points
7. Contraindication and Prohibited Points
8. Needling
9. Technique of Puncturing
10. Outdoor case taking
11. Clinical / Practical at our hospital

We will cover all the basic that you need according to credit hours that your need.
The study is flexible according to you

Language of learning: English and some Chinese wording

Place of Learning: Kuala Lumpur or Kelantan

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What Acupuncture Can Give You

Our goal is to serve as a valuable and efficient resource for people who are in the process of evaluating acupuncture treatments & therapies, or seeking a qualified acupuncture treatment specialist. The following collection of articles and abstracts can help you find answers to many common questions, including: The History of Acupuncture, How Does Acupuncture Work, What Can Acupuncture Treat, How Many Acupucture Treatments Will I Need, and How Much Does Acupuncture Cost.

» Acupuncture : Introduction & History
This article provides a brief introduction to the the history and theory of acupuncture, including a traditional Chinese medical view, as well as an easily-understood explanation for the layman.

» What is Qi?
Qi, also commonly spelled ch'i, chi or ki, is a fundamental concept of everyday Chinese culture, most often defined as "air" or "breath" (for example, the colloquial Mandarin Chinese term for "weather" is tian qi, or the "breath of heaven") and, by extension, "life force" or "spiritual energy" that is part of everything that exists. References to qi or similar philosophical concepts as a type of metaphysical energy that sustains living beings are used in many belief systems.

» Conditions for which Medical Acupuncture May Be Indicated in a Hospital Setting
Pain is also relatively easy to quantify, and progress can be measured fairly simply. For these reasons, physicians trained in Medical Acupuncture treat musculo-skeletal pain conditions as one of their early applications of their newly developed skills.

» Can Acupuncture Help Arthritis?
Acupuncture has been cited as a natural cure for arthritis symptoms by the World Health Organization since 1980. Acupuncture refers to needle therapy. Acupuncturists insert tiny needles into the body at strategic locations or acupuncture points that are known to be high-energy spots. The stimulation provided has various physical and psychological benefits for arthritis patients.

Acupuncture and Infertility, A Case Study

Acupuncture Case Study

Case Report: Infertility
Tim H. Tanaka, Ph.D., D.Ac., RMT, RNCP, BCIAC

This case demonstrates that by addressing the "true cause" of infertility, it is possible to become pregnant naturally even after modern artificial insemination procedures such as IUI have failed several times.

BH, a 35-year-old office secretary, presented to the Pacific Wellness Institute in July, 2001 with the chief complaint of infertility. She had a five-year old son, with no history of other pregnancies. After a couple years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive naturally, she visited a fertility clinic. She had a laparoscopy and abdominal ultrasound, based on which her doctor diagnosed a left ovarian cyst in August, 2000. The cyst was surgically removed soon after the diagnosis. The laparoscopy and ultrasound also ruled out the presence of a fallopian tube obstruction, endometriosis or any other physical problems that might prevent a pregnancy. She was taking an ovarian stimulation drug and had a total of four intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedures without any success.

She expressed her extreme discouragement and feeling of depression after the unsuccessful IUIs. Although our treatment was highly recommended to her by one of my patients, the only reason she decided to try acupuncture was, as she described, out of desperation.

Upon examination, I detected rapid and tense radial pulse, cold hands and feet, and her skin was rough and extremely dry. Her skin temperature on lower abdomen was noticeably colder compared to upper part of abdomen. All of these physical characteristics result from autonomic imbalance (chronic state of sympathetic dominance) and can be observed among many infertility patients.

The acupuncture treatment was designed to help rebalance the autonomic nervous system and minimize the harmful effects of a prolonged stress response. The treatment was aimed to increase the circulation to the lower abdomen and the structures within. BH was asked to measure her daily basal body temperature and instructed to test her thyroid function in order to rule out the possibility of endocrine/thyroid dysfunction.

After receiving weekly acupuncture sessions for approximately 3 months, on October 06, 2001, BH's pregnancy test became positive, and was subsequently confirmed through an abdominal ultrasound on Oct. 17, 2001 by her obstetrician. BH continued receiving monthly acupuncture treatments throughout the pregnancy period and finally delivered a healthy and normal baby girl without any pregnancy or delivery complications.


When BH came to see me the first time, she was in severe emotional distress due to the frustration and discouragement from the previous IUI failures. She was already under a lot of stress as a mother with a full-time job, which in my opinion contributed to her infertility and subsequent resultant failure to conceive creating further stress, which resulted in further loss of fertility. The cycle goes both ways: stress affects infertility and infertility affects stress.

The key to successful treatment is to break this cycle commonly seen among infertility patients. Nerve fibers connect the brain directly to both the fallopian tubes and the uterus through the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The prolonged stress leads to imbalance in the ANS which can alter the proper release of hormones that regulate the maturation and release of an egg. The ANS influences the ovary's ability to produce healthy eggs and hormones. Furthermore, when a woman is under stress and the ANS becomes out of balance, spasms can occur in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. ANS imbalance may be one of the major reasons why less than one third of patients using assisted reproductive technologies such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or gamete intra-fallopian transfer (GIFT) become pregnant.

Our treatment approach uses acupuncture and localized heat application on carefully selected points targeted to enhance uterine blood flow. In addition, a specific acupuncture technique aimed to decrease excessive sympathetic activation and enhance the parasympathetic system is utilized to correct imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (Tanaka, et al., 1997). Since it is almost impossible to avoid stress in this day and age, we should rather focus on how to recover quickly from the stress in order to avoid the harmful consequences of prolonged stress. Heart rate variability biofeedback technique is often combined with acupuncture to enhance patients' self regulation skills for this purpose (Tanaka, T.H., 2003).

How Acupuncture Works by Dr Tim H Tanaka

How Acupuncture Works: Findings from Recent Research

Tim H. Tanaka, Director

A new study entitled “Is There Any Difference in Human Pupillary Reaction When Different Acupuncture Points Are Stimulated?” examined the effect of different acupuncture points by measuring the size of research participants’ pupils (the black central part of the eye) using infrared pupillography (Mori, Tanaka, et al.). Human pupils change in size not only in accordance with the brightness of the environment but also with the state of the autonomic nervous system.

For instance, animals such as cats and dogs, when frightened or preparing to attack, have wide-open pupils, indicating the activation of their sympathetic nervous system (the so-called adrenaline rush). On the other hand, when they are mellow and lying on the couch, their pupils are very small, indicating the dominance of the parasympathetic system (i.e., they are in a state of relaxation).

Thus, evaluating pupil size using pupillography is a very useful method for determining the specific physiological effect of acupuncture. The study’s results suggested that the most significant pupillary reactions occurred when acupuncture point ST7 (a point on the face) was gently stimulated. Stimulating acupuncture points on other parts of the body (abdomen, leg, and arm) had less significant influences on pupillary reaction.

It should be noted that while facial acupuncture point ST7 had the most pronounced influence on pupil size, other acupuncture points on the body are no less important. Many other studies have demonstrated the elicitation of therapeutic responses in different internal organs, including the heart, stomach, intestines, uterus, ovaries, and bladder, by administering acupuncture stimulation to different parts of the body.

The mechanism of action has been explained by the well-known physiological phenomenon called the somato-visceral reflex, in which administering sensory stimulation such as acupuncture to specific parts of the body’s surface evokes a reflective reaction in the specific internal organ (Sato & Schmidt, 1987).

It has been discovered that parts of the body surface have a close neural association with a specific internal organ (e.g., the heart is linked to the upper back, the stomach to the middle back, the urinary and reproductive organs to the lumbar sacrum regions, and so on).
By stimulating the traditional acupuncture points located within those reflective areas, the functioning of an organ can be altered without directly manipulating the organ itself.

Other mechanisms involved in the therapeutic effects of acupuncture do not require stimulating the area near the target organ. As an example, stimulating the TE5 point (located near the wrist), which is typically done at the end of each acupuncture session, has been shown in a series of previous studies to induce more generalized, systemic physiological effects (Nishijo, Mori, et al. 1995; Tanaka, Leisman, et al. 1997).

It is important to emphasize that the main tenet of acupuncture rests on the concept that the meridian system—the flow of energy, or qi—runs through the entire body. In clinical practice, the new knowledge acquired through research is integrated into foundational classical acupuncture in an attempt to produce the optimum clinical results possible for a wide variety of health conditions.

Mori, H., T. H. Tanaka, et al. “Is there any difference in human pupillary reaction when different acupuncture points are stimulated?” Acupunct Med 28(1): 21-4.

Nishijo, K., H. Mori, et al. (1995). “Scientific approach for acupuncture.” Journal of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 45(3): 177-191.

Sato, A. and R. F. Schmidt (1987). “The modulation of visceral functions by somatic afferent activity.” Jpn J Physiol 37(1): 1-17.

Tanaka, T. H., G. Leisman, et al. (1997). “The physiological responses induced by superficial acupuncture: A comparative study of acupuncture stimulation during exhalation phase and continuous stimulation.” Int J Neurosci 90(1-2): 45-58.

Some Foreign Student Studying Acupuncture With Prof Dr Nik Omar in Malaysia

Student form Syria and Lebanon

Group Photos graduate student from Saudi Arabia, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Phillipine. These student are good acupuncturist at their respective countries. They have student from Prof Dr Nik Omar and Dr Nik Fairuz Hakim.

Group of foreign students studying acupuncture at our academu under the great master Prof Dr Nik Omar, one of the acupuncture specialist in Malaysia

Dr From Kuwait doing clinical at our academy at Kelantan.

Dr Richard of Nigeria are doing clinical studies at our college

Dr Simon from England, is one of our best student at department of Chinese Medicine Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia, Kelantan.

Student from Tunisia
Diabetes & Acupuncture

It is said that Acupuncture is very good in treating Diabetes. Please note that there are few acupuncture points for diabetes such as:

Li 4, LI 11, Sp 6, Lu 7, St 25, St 36.

To get a very result kindly follow at least about 10 session of acupuncture therapy . It will keep blood sugar back to normal.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Prince William, Kate Middleton Engagement

Prince William, Kate Middleton Release Official Engagement Portraits
Us Magazine - December 12, 2010 12:07 AM PS

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o Kate Middleton
o Mario
o Prince Charles
o Prince
o Prince William
o Princess Diana

Story photo: Prince William, Kate Middleton Release Official Engagement PortraitsUs Magazine

They're ready to wed!

Prince William and Kate Middleton released a set of official engagement portraits Saturday, shot by famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.

"I am very happy to have been asked to cover this historic moment that the whole world was waiting for. They are in their prime and brimming with happiness," says Testino, the same photographer who took iconic pictures of Princess Diana shortly before her 1997 death. "I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together."

PHOTOS: William and Kate's royal romance

In the couple's official portraits taken Nov. 25 in St. James's Palace, London, Kate -- who will now be known as Catherine -- puts her 18-carat sparkler on display. The platinum ring, which features an oval blue sapphire surrounded by 14 smaller white diamonds, is the same engagement ring that belonged to William's late mother.

PHOTOS: Stars' blingy engagement rings

Those close to Middleton say the bride-to-be has taken a special interest in her appearance since she began dating the heir to the British throne eight years ago.

"Kate is always perfectly manicured, and she will have blow-dries before she goes out," says Katie Nicholl, royal watcher and author of William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls. She adds that Middleton and William likely got their teeth whitened in advance of their Nov. 16 engagement announcement.

PHOTOS: How Kate's style has evolved over the years

The pair's April 29, 2011 nuptials should be the biggest royal event since Prince Charles married Diana in 1981.

Prince William and his commoner girlfriend, both 28, made a secret pact to marry three years ago while on vacation in the Seychelles. "Kate wanted assurances from William," Nicholl explains. "William told Kate she was The One, but he was not ready to get married. She...agreed to wait for him."

Another insider tells Us: "He wants to spend the rest of his life with her."

For much more on the royal engagement -- potential party venues, how Prince William is "determined" not to isolate his bride, Queen Elizabeth's tutelage, and more -- pick up the latest Us Weekly, on stands today!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Human Papillomavirus

human papillomavirus

human papillomavirus (HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease . Detectable warts can be or removed, usually by chemicals, freezing, or laser, but often recur. Intralesional alpha interferon has been effective in the treatment of genital warts. Genital warts, sometimes called condylomata acuminata, are soft and often occur in clusters. They can occur internally or externally, but even in the absence of warts the virus may be present and transmittable. Problems can result from untreated warts, which can grow quite large, or, in rare cases, from infection of an infant during delivery. In addition, certain strains of HPV are associated with cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, and penis. HPV 16 has been shown to be associated with some forms of Kaposi's sarcoma (see AIDS ) and throat cancer. A vaccine approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 can protect a woman against those strains that cause most cases of cervical cancer and genital warts; HPV vaccination is recommended for girls beginning at 11 to 12 years of age.

Homeopathic Remedies Suggested:

Medorrhinum, Syphylinum,Tuberculinum, Thuja, Merc Cor., Aconite., Silphur.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Our Staffs

Director Prof Dr Nik Omar

Dr Faridah, Manager at Kuala Lumpur HQ 118 Jl Raja Laut, KL

Nik Lukman Hakim, BSc., MSc (UKM),Dip Hom., D.Ac
General Manager at Sek 9, BB Bangi

MO in Charge at Bangi Homeopathic Medical Centre,
Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor [ Sek 9] near Maybank Islamic.

Staff at Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya.

Mrs Gigi staff at 118 Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur. Tel 03 4042 2020

Nik Badrul Hakim, Acupuncturist at Gelang Mas Home Medical Centre.

Dr Hajjah Zaharah Acupuncturist at Gelang Mas

Homeopath Nik Fairuz Hakim, Manager at Homeopathic Shah Alam at Jalan Glenmarie
Tel 013 9314166

Our Staff at Gelang Mas, Pasir Mas, Kelantan.

Student Activities at Our FAHOM Campus Pasir Mas, Kelantan

Stroke patient

Student Learning Al Hijamah @ Bekam @ Islamic Cupping

Student Convocation at Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia, Kelantan

Student from Brazil, Bangladesh & United Arab Emirate [UAE]

Student from Syria

Student from Malaysia and Phillipine

Student from Indonesia and Singapore

Student From Turkey and Pakistan

Student from India

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Rawatan Untuk Mendapatkan Anak Cara Homeopathy

Sungguh pun dunia moden mempunyai berbagai teknik konventional untuk merawat kes-kes kemandulan seperti - IUI, In-Vitro, Test Tube, GIFT, IVF., ICSI, AHT, TET, Ibu Tumpang, dan sebagainya. Namun sebahagian besar ibu-ibu yang mengalami masalah kemandulan ini, masih belum terjawab - mereka masih belum mendapat anak ! a

Jangan khuatir lagi, kini para ibu yang mengalami masalah ketidaksuburan dan masih belum mendapat cahaya mata, boleh mencuba rawatan yang telah diciptakan oleh Prof Dr Sir Nik Omar, mengikut Teknik HTI-P2000 ® Beliau dan rakan-rakan telah mencipta kaedah ini sejak tahun 1975 dan hingga kini tahun 2001, lebih dari 1000 pasangan ibu-ibu dari seluruh dunia telah dapat manafaat hasil dari kajian beliau selama lebih dari 25 tahun.

Dr Nik Omar, DHMS (Lahore)., M.D.Hom., MRSH (London), MFHom (Kel)., FFHom (M'sia), Ph.D (India)., DBM (Pak)., Fbio-Chemic (Karachi)., D.Ac (kel)., M.Ac (M'sia)., M.AcF (Colombo)., M.Ac (Beijing)., M.Ac (Spain), merupakan seorang pakar perubatan homeopati dan akupunktur tanahair dan seorang ahli perubatan alternatif yang disegani didunia. Beliau merupakan salah seorang pengasas Fakulti Perubatan Homeopati Malaysia dan bapak perkembangan homeopati tanahair.

Beliau banyak dilantik menganggotai Jawatakuasa perubatan Alternatif / Komplentari diperingkat antarabangsa dan sering membentangkan kertas kerja di persidangan perubatan komplementari dimerata tempat didunia. Kini beliau bertugas sebagai pakar di Pusat Perubatan Homeopati dan Akupunktur Nik Omar di Kota Bharu dan Kuala Lumpur, dan merupakan seorang pakar dalam perawatn kemandulan atau infertiliti mengikut Kaedah Perubatan Alternatif - HTI-P2000 Dr Nik Omar

Dalam pendekatan beliau mengikut Kaedah Nik Omar HTI-P2000® beliau telah mengabungkan dua teknik perubatan alternatif atau komplementari - homeopati dan akupunktur - menjadikannya sebagai 'Perubatan Integerasi ' atau lebih dikenali ramai sebagai 'Integrated Medicine'

Akupunktur dan ubat-ubat homeopati dari bahan asli, flora dan fauna adalah satu pengamalan perubatan yang telah diamalkan sejak beribu tahun yang silam. Tetapi telah diolah oleh Prof Samuel Hanemann dari Germany menjadikan salah satu sitem perubatan moden yang unik, selamat dan bebas dari sebarang kesan sampingan.

Sistem perubatan ini sememangnya telah menjadi warisan perubatan sejak beribu-ribu tahun yang silam, dan masih gagah dan berkembang maju sehingga hari ini, kerana hanya satu faktor sahaja iaitu - ianya amat berkesan dan efektif.

Pakar-pakar perubatan Barat hari ini mula memberi perhatian serius diatas keberkesanan sistem perubatan kuno ini sehingga sebahagian besar negara-negara barat seperti Amerika Syarikat, France, England, Belgium, Germany dan kini Malaysia ( 2000 ) telah memberi pengiktirafan yang sewajarnya kepada semua sistem perubatan komplementari khususnya homeopati dan akupunktur.

Satu Penemuan Baru Kaedah Rawatan Infertiliti

Orang-orang awam, khususnya rakyat Malaysia tidak mengetahui dengan jelas bahawa kebaikkan-kebaikkan kaedah rawatan ini Kaedah HTI-P2000 ® Dr Nik Omar untuk mengatasi masalah kemandulan atau infertility dengan cara rawatan alternatif, mengikut fitrah alam atau Tabii - The Natural Way of Healing.

Jika anda seorang pengkaji Sejarah Perubatan yang dilakukan oleh ahli-ahli perubatan China melalui kaedah perubatan alternatif ini, mereka telah berjaya merawat kemandulan atau Infertility sejak Tahun ke 11 Masehi lagi.

Bukan sahaja teknik ini dapat membantu mendapat zuriat, malah dengan rawatan mengikut kaedah kuno ini, boleh membantu meningkatkan daya tahan badan untuk memberi keseimbangan kepada tenaga dalaman badan yang dikenali sebagai 'qi' dalam bahasa China atau 'Vital Force' dalam Istilah Homeopati.

Bila diberi remedi-remedi homeopati yang tepat dan serasi serta mendapat lokasi titik akupunktur yang tepat, maka gejala-gejala seperti ketidaksuburan, haid tidak teratur, endometrosis, fibroid, selalu keguguran, fallopian tuba tersumbat, kemandulan, tidak ada benih - azoospermia, impoten, PMS dan sebagainya dapat diperbetulkan dan diatasi dengan sempurna.

Pakar-Pakar Yang Di Akui

Perlu diingatkan bahawa, Teknik Rawatan Infertiliti mengikut Kaedah HTI-P2000 ini memerlukan seseorang doktor homeopati yang benar-benar mahir dan tahu mengedalikan kes infertiliti. Pengalaman dan kebolehan amat penting bagi menjayakan kes ini.

Kami hanya dapat memberi jaminan bahawa hanya pakar-pakar homeopati dari 'Pusat Perubatan Homeopati Nik Omar' yang namanya disenarikan dibawah sahaja mampu mengedalikan kes infertiliti mengikut Kaedah HTI-P2000 dengan sempurna. Sila rujuk kepada mereka untuk sebarang khidmat nasihat.

Jika dibantu pula dengan keyakinan dan doa kepada Illahi, tidak mustahil orang-orang yang mandul selama 8 hingga 12 tahun akhirnya berjaya mendapat zuriat yang comel dan segar bugar , mengikut Kaedah HTI-P2000 - Allahu Akhbar !

Di Kuala Lumpur:
o Lady H/Dr Hajjah Faridah A. Hamat Tel: 03-4042 2020
o Lord Pandit Prof Dr Sir Nik Omar

Di Kg.Gelang Mas,Buntu Susu, Pasir Mas, Kelantan:
o Lady H/Dr Hajjah Zaharah Loman. Tel: 09-7643349
o Lord Pandit Prof Dr Sir Nik Omar

Di Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
o Prof Hom Dr Mohd Nasir Mohd Zain Tel: 09-7440440
o Prof Hom Drs Wan Mohammad Ibrahim

Beberapa Kebaikan Perubatan Alternatif / Komplementari
o Tidak ada kesan sampingan dan tidak bahaya
o Tidak bertentangan dengan ubat-ubat hospital
o Jika dalam makan ubat homeopati atau terapi akupunktur, tetapi masih mahu meneruskan rawatan IVF, IUI, GIFT, ICSI, Aht atau TET - Jawapannya BOLEH ! Rawatan kami selari dengan rawatan diatas, malah dengan memakan ubat-ubat kami, lebih memudahkan anda berhasil, jika mencuba mana-mana perubatan lain - sebab kami merawat sistem daya tahan badan anda yang tidak stabil supaya kembali normal.
o Tidak mahal, harga ubat rm 45 untuk satu minggu, RM 180 untuk satu bulan
o Rawatannya mudah dan tidak melibatkan sebarang pembedahan atau ujian-ujian konventional.
o Tidak menjadi kesalahan untuk mencuba rawatan HTI-P2000
o Rawatan ini diluluskan oleh badan Homeopati antarabangsa seperti MRHP, FAHOM, RIMAC, AHML, IHML dan OHMI.
o Rawatan kaedah HTI-P2000 ini adalah secara natural dan samulajadi

Jika anda ada masalah infertiliti, jangan tunggu lama-lama, silalah menghubungi kami untuk mendapatkan khidmat nasihat.

" Jangan tunggu sampai esok, apa yang dapat anda lakukan hari ini "

Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment

The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment
When it comes to getting pregnant,
Old world techniques may be just
what today's high-tech doctors will order.

By Colette Bouchez
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD

If headlines are any indication of what's hot and what's not, it's easy to believe that infertility treatment is strictly a modern day science, made possible solely through the courtesy of high-tech medicine.

But as good as modern science is, many couples trying to get pregnant find themselves turning to an age-old treatment for help -- one so steeped in tradition it's about as far from life in the 21st century as one can get.

That treatment is acupuncture, and today, even high-tech reproductive specialists are looking to the somewhat mysterious world of Chinese medicine to help those fertility patients for whom western science alone is not quite enough.

"Most of our patients are referred to us by reproductive medicine specialists -- they are usually women who have failed one or usually more than one attempt at IVF (in vitro fertilization), and their doctor is looking for something to help implement the success of their treatment, over and above what the protocols alone can accomplish," says Raymond Chang, MD, the medical director of Meridian Medical and a classically trained acupuncturist as well as western-trained medical doctor.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny needles into a "grid-like" pattern that spans the body, from head to toe. The needles are used to stimulate certain key "energy points" believed to regulate spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical balance. And, for many women, it's often just what the doctor ordered.

"It can allow you to cross the line from infertile to fertile by helping your body function more efficiently, which in turn allows other, more modern reproductive treatments, like IVF, to also work more efficiently," says James Dillard, MD, assistant clinical professor, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and clinical adviser to Columbia's Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Indeed, in a study of 160 women, published April 2002 in the reproductive journal Fertility and Sterility, a group of German researchers found that adding acupuncture to the traditional IVF treatment protocols substantially increased pregnancy success.

In this study one group of 80 patients received two, 25-minute acupuncture treatments -- one prior to having fertilized embryos transferred into their uterus, and one directly afterwards. The second group of 80, who also underwent embryo transfer, received no acupuncture treatments.

The result: While women in both groups got pregnant, the rate was significantly higher in the acupuncture group -- 34 pregnancies, compared with 21 in the women who received IVF alone.

But increasing the odds of IVF is not the only way acupuncture can help. Chang says it can also work to stimulate egg production in women who can't -- or don't want to -- use fertility medications to help them get pregnant.

"When you compare the pregnancy rates for an egg producing drug such as Clomid to acupuncture alone, the rates are equal -- a 50% chance of pregnancy in three months for general patients -- to those not undergoing IVF," says Chang.

Unfortunately, however, Chang says that because acupuncture generally stimulates the growth and release of just one egg, it can't be substituted for fertility drugs used in IVF, since they work to produce the multiple eggs necessary to achieve success with this treatment

Bahasa Melau: Selain daripada pengunaan ubat-ubatan barat [allopathy], anda masih mempunyai satu kaedah perubatan alterntif untuk merawat kes-kes infertility dengan menggunakan kaedah akupunktur China.

Untuk keterangan lanjuut sila layari laman

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri

Hari ini Hari Ke 2 , 11 Sept 2010

SELAMAT Hari rAYA Aidil Fitri

10 Sept 2010

Maaf Zahir Batin.

Daripada Dr Nik Omar & Keluarga.


Pada hari ini 11 Sept 2010, dengarlah kata-kata Presiden Amerika, Barrack Obama:-

"On Friday, Obama appealed to Americans to respect the "inalienable" right of religious freedom and said he hoped the preacher would abandon his plan to burn the Muslim holy book, saying it could deeply hurt the United States abroad.

"This is a way of endangering our troops, our sons and daughters ... you don't play games with that," Obama told a Washington news conference in which he included an appeal for religious tolerance. "

Monday, September 6, 2010

Message From Prime Minister of Malaysia

18 th AHML International Conference on Homeopathy / TCM, Malaysia 2009

Prime Minister Message

Message From Prime Minister of Malaysia
Dato'Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak

For 18th AHML & 8 th International Conference on
Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine
Malaysia 2009
It is indeed a great pleasure for me to pen a few words in conjunction with 18th AHML & 8 th International Conference on Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine to be held at Genting Highlands Resort, Malaysia.

I would like to congratulate the organiser of The Asian Homeopathic Medical League, The Malaysia Registered Homeopathic Medical Practitioners Association, The Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia for their didication in holding this event.

The fact that the organiser has gained support from members of Asian countries is reflected in the hosting of this conference. The confidence given to Malaysia is due to our ability in hosting previous international conferences successfully.

I believe that the conference would discuss new updates and development in homeopathy and complementary medicine since many experts are attending to the conference.

I hope that homeopathy would also be able to contribute towards better health care since it is a safe system of medicine and treat naturally.

Lastly, I wish all the delegates an enjoyable and pleasant stay in Malaysia.

Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tuan Abd Razak.
Prime Minister of Malaysia

Pejabat Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Bangunan Perdana
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Pesekutuan
62502 Putrajaya.

26th August 2009

Messages From Ex Prime Minister of Malaysia
For Homeopathic Conferences in Malaysia

From: Dato Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi
Ex Prime Minster of Malaysia
For Homeopathic Conference in 2006

Allow me to take this opportunity to welcome all the International and Malaysia delegates to the 'Asia Pacific Conference On Acupuncture, Homeopathy & Complementary Medicine '

I am indeed happy to note that this is the fifth time Malaysia has been given the honour to host a reputable international conference on Complementary Medicine. I thus reflects the confidence of member countries in the ability of The Research Institute of Medical Acupuncture and The Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia to organize this event.

For the past two decades the concept of Open International University Studies for Complementary Medicines through The Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia which is based in Kelantan, under the chairmanship of Prof Nik Omar bin Haji Nik Daud, has been establishing and promoting this form of medication not only among Malaysians, but also foreigners.

I am sure that the delegates form parts of the world attending this International Conference will be discussing the future directiuon of complementary medicine. Indeed, armed with new dynamism, your group can look forward to a meaningful role in improving the standard of health among the population and complementaing the effort made by the government.

I wish the conference great success.

Dato Seri Abdullah A Badawi
Ex Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Message from: Ex Prime Minister of Malaysia
Dr Mahadir bin Mohamad
For Homeopathic Conference 2002

I am please to welcome all delegates to the Asian Pacific Conference on Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Complementary Medicine.

I am happy to note that this is the fifth time Malaysian is given the honour to host this conference of Complementary Medicine which reflects the confidence of the member countries in ability of The Faculty of Homeopathy Malaysia.

There is much to be done to educate patients on Complementary Medicine and Therapies which could provide them an alternative means to curing health related problems.

Apart form the conference I also hope that the delegates will takes time off to visit Malaysia and enjoy our warmth hospitality.

I wish you all a successful conference.

Dr Mahathir Mohamad
Ex Prime Minister of Malaysia

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Acupuncture High Tech Evidence

From The Book:


The Classical Chinese Medicine

By Prof Dr Nik Omar, Malaysia

High Tech Evidence

On Acupuncture, The Medicine for New World.

Although , almost all TCM Acupuncture techniques involve the insertion of sterile needles into specific acupuncture points, their will be certain variations in treatment, due to a practitioner’s style and training.

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve body functioning. This is done through the classical ways by inserting acupuncture needles and applying heat (moxibustion) or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over it surface. These channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues, blood flow and nervous pulses. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that back up the flow in one part of the body and restricts it flows. Any obstruction and blockages or deficiencies of energy, blood and nervous pulses would eventually lead to disease.

There are still a large number of people who do not believe that acupuncture benefit the patients in treating various diseases. They are very sceptical about the curative power of TCM and acupuncture. They thinks that acupuncture only works due to psychological approach, because when we asked the Chinese Physician, how do TCM and acupuncture works ? They simply give a simple explanation, that their forefather have been practicing acupuncture for generations, and it works very well with the patients, and therefore it is very good treatment, but there is not enough scientific evidence to convince us.

Acupuncture Is A Mystery of The Past

Acupuncture and the other forms of traditional Chinese medicine have been around in the world for the last 4 to 5 thousand years. Yet the explanation for how acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a whole works has long been a mystery, if not an object of mockery, especially among the western trained doctors. The basic theory is outline in a text from 2000 years B.C. attributed to the Yellow Emperor ( a great Emperor of ancient China )

In belief , it recognizes in people and nature vital energy or life force known as ‘Qi’

Qi is the source of movements ranging from voluntary muscle action to blood flow, it protects the body from external influences, and it generates warm.

Qi flows through the body and to the organs by way of an extensive system of channels known as meridians. If the flow of the force is distributed, the theory goes, the resulting deficiency, excess, or stagnation of qi causes bodily malfunction and thus illness.

Acupuncture, in which needles are inserted into specific points along meridians and manipulated, is said to restore the proper flow of qi and thereby return the body to health.

In the early days, the number of acupuncture points is 365 according to days in one year.

But today Acupuncturist recognize some 1,500 acupuncture points, most of which have no obvious relationship to heir intended target. For example, a point on the first toe which is call ‘Taichong Liv 3’ is a wonderful acupoint for hypertension, while a point near the elbow ‘ Quici Li 11’ is considered as one of the best acupoint to enhance the immune system.

Unlike Western Medicine, which the doctor will prescribe various powerful drugs to overcome health problems, acupuncture need only one or two needles to stimulate the acupoint, sends the message to the brain and balance back the disturbances of vital energy and as a whole the patient will be treated naturally without any side effects.

Theory of Yin and Yang

Another integral concept is the tension between two ever present, complementary forces of nature, Yin and Yang. When their balance is distributed, the theory goes, people get sick.

Yin condition reflect a lack of qi ; pale face, cold extremities, slow pulse, keep alone, sad, moody, depression, etc

While Yang conditions result from an excess of qi ; read face, fever, fast pulse, very sensitive, aggressive, hypertension, maniac, agitation, etc

Many theories have been put forward to explain the pain relief theory by acupuncture.

Here are few research done on the effect of acupuncture throughout the world. Some of them are explain in detail below.

1) Neurological Theories.

i) Somato-Visceral Theory ( Felix Mann 1960, Ishikawa 1949, 1962 )

ii) Gate Control Theory ( Metzack and Wall, 1965)

iii) Multiple gate Comtrol ( Zhang Xiangtong, 1970, Man and Chan, 1972)

iv) Thalamic Intergration Theory ( Zhang Xiangtong, 1972 )

v) Thalamic Neuron Theory ( Tsun Nin Lee, 1977, 1978 )

vi) Cortical Inhibitory Surround Theory, Neo-Pavlovian, 1975)

vii) Motor gate Theory ( Jayasuriya and Fernando, 1977 )

viii) Autonomic Neuron Theory ( Ionescu-Tigovista, 1973 )

2) Defence Mechanism and Tissue Regeneration Theory

Cracuim 1973 and others

3) Bioelectrical Theories

i) Kirlian and Kirlian 1939

ii) Becker et al ( 1976 )

4) Embryological Theory ( Segmental Theory)

Felix Mann ( 1972 )

5) Humoral Theories ( Neurotrasmitter Theories )

i) 5-Hydroxytryotamine - Seratonin ( Zhang Xiangtong 1974, 76)

ii) Endorphin Release Theory ( Bruce Pomeranz, 1976)

6 ) Placebo Effect Theories

By many who do not understand acupuncture theory.

7) MRI High tech Evidance ( Zang Hee Choo, 1985 )

The Theory of Pain Relief Through Acupuncture

Few years back, while visiting his native country – Korea, Dr Zang Hee Choo ,62 years old professor from University of California, U.S.A, fell from a mountain trail and injured his spine. He recall, “ I fell down like a flight, like a big jump down the mountain. The next day I returned to United States and tried to stand up after on the plane. I count stand up. I said, oh oh ,it’s a big trouble.”

Eventually, Dr Choo hobbled off the plane and make his way home, and later he began to look for some relief from pain in his back. Relatives suggested he try acupuncture. Through he initially scoffed at the idea, as a medical officer, he says, he didn’t believe in acupuncture, but due to so much suffering, he tried it. And much to his surprise, it worked. “ After 10 minutes I felt the pain melting away.”

Choo’s unexpected relief prodded his professional curiosity. As a doctor who works in Radiology Department, Choo develops ways to image the complex inner working of the body, one of his inventions was prototype PET scanner around 1975. How he wondered, could inserting needles into seemingly random points on the body possibly affect human health ?

So he decided to take a closer look, and what he found astounded him. While sticking needles into few student volunteers, he took pictures of their brains and discovered that by stimulating an acupuncture point said to be associated with vision Tungtzuliao GB 1

He can see that the point trigger the activity in the very part of the brain that control vision. That just might be the reason that acupuncture works, he figured.

Research Effect of Acupoints With MRI

Dr Choo was again wondering of how, acupuncture claims that they can treats eye problems from acupoints of Zhiyin UB 67, Tonggu UB 66 , Shugu UB 65 and Kunlun UB 60 respectively. And almost all acupuncturist hold that stimulation of these acupoints with needles will effect the eyes via the system of meridian rather than through the central nervous system.

This acupoints are not found near the eyes, but on the outside of the foot, running from the little toe to the ankle

To test that claims. Dr Choo’s strapped student volunteers into an fMRI ( functional magnetic resonance imaging ) machine. While the standard MRI provides static cross-sectional pictures of structures in the body, functional MRI goes further to reveal how those structure are working. It measures minute changes in the amount of oxygen carried in the blood, which is presumably a rough measure of glucose uptake by various tissues and thus a good indicator of which tissues are active ; the result can be viewed as colorful FMRI brain activation maps.

Choo first stimulated the eyes of the volunteers through traditional means: he flashed a light in front of them. The resulting images, as expected, showed a concentration of color – an increase in activity – in the visual cortex, the portion of the brain that is known to be involved in eye function. Then Choo had an acupuncturist stimulate the acupuncture points of Zhiyin UB 67. In one person after another, the very same region of the brain – the visual cortex lit up on the fMRI image.

As odd as it seemed, sticking a needle into someone’s foot had the very same effect as shining a light in someone’s eyes. And this was not the generalized analgesic effect produced by the primitive limbic system, that was seen in the pain studies, this was a function – specific response occurring in the brain’s cortex, the area responsible for such sophisticated functions such as speech and hearing, memory and intellect.

More the magnitude of the brain activity seen on acupuncture stimulation was nearly as strong as that elicited by the flash of light.

“ It was very exciting,” recalls Choo. “I never thought anything would happen, but it’s very clear that stimulating the acupuncture point triggers activity in the visual cortex.” To eliminate the possibility of a placebo effect, Choo also stimulate a non acupoint, in the big toe. There was no response in the visual cortex.

Next Choo tried each form of stimulation over time, twisting the needle for a moment or flashing the light, resting and repeating. As before, the fMRI images were remarkably similar for acupuncture and for light stimulation. The time-course study was also done using the three other vision acupoints of the foot. The result was again consistent, except in the case of Tonggu UB 66, each acupoint lit up the visual cortex exactly as the light stimulation had done.

This time Choo noticed something else. When the activation date were graphed to show the intensity of the response over time, he saw that there were two distinct reactions among dozen volunteers. During the acupuncture phase, some showed an increase in activity, while the others showed a decrease. In other words, in some people, oxygen consumption in that brain region increased, while the others, it decreased.

“ I figured we must have made a mistake.” Says Choo, repeating the experiment, however, he saw the same results every time. “ Finally one of the acupuncturists mentioned. ‘Oh yes, it’s the respond of Yin and Yang ! ‘

Choo asked him which subjects were Yin and which were Yang, and without seeing the data, the practitioner correctly point out who had shown an increase in activity (Yang) and those who had a decrease (Yin ) in 11 of 12 cases. “ I don’t know how to explain it,” Cho says

Like many preliminary scientific reports, Choo’s small study raises more questions than answers. Still, he has demonstrated new functional effects of acupuncture. “Classically, acupuncture was the ultimate in experimentation, people collected data for thousands of years, “ say Joie Jones. Professor of Radiological Science, University of California. “ They noticed that when you applied a needle in one position, it would have an effect in another part of the body. But the connection through the brain was never made earlier.

With these studies, we’ve demonstrated that for at least some acupuncture points it goes through the brain.”

Yet even if it does go through the brain, how does stimulating a specific point on the foot trigger activity in the part of the brain that control vision ? There is no explanation for that either, says Choo, although he suspect that that the path is along the nervous system.

“ That endorphin are released by stimulating certain types of nerves in fibers anywhere in the body, that’s understood. But that there is specific connection between your toe and your visual system is really bizarre That’s really mind – boggling “ says Pomeranz.

Despite the absence of clear cut explanations, acupuncture’s clinical results are attracting interest from mainstream medicine especially allopathic doctors. A panel of independent experts convened last year by The American National Institute of Health concluded that acupuncture is indeed effective in treating nausea due to anesthesia and chemotherapy drugs. It is also helpful in treating post-surgical and other forms of pain. Moreover, the panel noted, despite the pervasive belief in the superior clinical effects of Western Drugs, plenty of conventional treatment for chronic pain shows that the success rate of acupuncture treatment is increasing day by day.

One of the more proactive acupuncture studies used SPECT ( single photon emission computed tomography ) to record images of the brains of the patients with chronic pain.

That study by Abbas Alavi, Chief of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, measured blood flow to the brain structures that are respected of releasing endorphins in response to acupuncture stimulus- the thalamus, hypothalamus, and brain stem. Comparing baseline images of people who were in pain with images taken after they received acupuncture treatment, Alavi found clear evidence of increased blood flow in the thalamus and the brain stem. He also found that treated patients felt less pain.

Like Choo, Alavi was not a believer in acupuncture or other form of Chinese medicine before doing this study. “ I thought acupuncture was more or less psychological , not an objective effect, “ he says, “I did study just for fun. I figured nothing would show up.

Gate Control Theory of Pain

According to this theory, stimulation of skin evoke nerve impulses that are trasmitted to the spinal cord system:-

i) The cells of the substantia gelatinosa (SG) in the dorsal horn, that act as a gate control system.

ii) The dorsal column fibers that project towards the brain and acting as a central control trigger which activates selective brain process that influence the modulating properties of the gate control system.

iii) The first central transmission (T) cells in the dorsal horn, that activate neutral mechanism which comprise the action system responsible for perception of pain.

The theory proposes that pain is determined by interaction among these three system.

Foto / figure

Bruce Pomeraz's model suggests that endorphin / encephalin released from a neuron binds to opiate receptors on the terminal of an excitatory neuron, partially depolarizing the terminal membrane and reducing the net depolarization produced by the arrival of the nerve impulse. The amount of neurotransmitter released from the terminal is proportional to the net depolarization, so that the less excitatory transmitter is release. The receiving cell is then exposed to less excitatory stimulation and reduces its firing rate. The figure above shows how the endorphins suppress pain. Several research workers have confirmed this finding. Pomeranz ( Canada), Lars Terenius ( Sweden), Chapman and Mayer (US), Anton Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) and others are the leading workers on endorphins.

While Anton Jayasuriya and Wilfred Perera od Sri Lanka has shown that the endorphin mechanism can be activated with acupuncture to produce painless childbirth.

Acupuncture also has calming and tranquilizing effect. This is thought to be mediated by its action on the mid-brain reticular formation and certain other parts of the brain. Changes have been reported in chemistry of the brain tissue. For example dopamine content of the brain tissue increases after acupuncture. This dopaminergic effect may account for its effectiveness in conditions like parkinsonism where there is decrease in dopamine content of the brain.

In paralytic conditions, acupuncture treatment hastens motor recovery. Even the late cases of paralysis unresponsive to other form of therapy show improvement. This probably involve antidromic stimulation of the anterior horn cells and their reactivation through a biofeed back mechanism operating through the Renshaw and Gajal cells of the spinal cord or their cranial equivalents ( Motor Gate Theory, Jayasuriya and Fernando, 1977)

Immunity-improving Effect

Acupuncture enhance immune action trigger the body resistance to fight against the diseases are increased. This effect is mediated by a raise in leucocyte count, antibody titer and gamma-globulins. Acupuncture is therefore, is very useful in combating infections and it is more so when the prolonged antibiotic therapy is warranted or in cases of resistance or hypersensitivity to antibiotic. This action is again specific to certain acupuncture points.

Few acupuncture points such as Bahui, Hegu, Quichi are well known as having sedative effect. EEG taken during the treatment has shown a decrease in delta and theta wave activity. This effect is the basis of utilizing acupuncture for the treatment of anxiety states, nervous, restlessness, drug addicts, anti smoking, insomnia and other behavior disorders

It has been observed that a 20 to 30 minutes continuous manipulation of ' Taichong - Liv 3' of the toe alone reduces blood pressure from 200 / 110 mm Hg to 180 / 95 mm Hg which lasts for 3 to 4 days. Same thing happen to 'Sehencong - Extra 5' where the pain of migraine can stopped within few minutes of acupuncture treatment without any drugs or pain killer.

Second Research Done On Acupuncture Needling

Release of Endorphin and Monoamines,

Through our research with others colleague, we have been able to measure a flow of acupuncture – induced endorphin. According to neuro-scientist Bruce Pomeranz of the University of Toronto, Canada, numerous studies over the past 20 years have shown that inserting needles into acupoints stimulates nerves in the underlying primitive part of the brain, known as limbic system, as well as the midbrain and the pituitary gland. Somehow that signaling lead to the release of endorphins and monoamines, the two chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and the brain. The result: A well-documented generalized acupuncture analgesia

“ The endorphin story is really nailed down”, says Pomeranz. “ It looks like it’s nerves to the brain. The acupoints that have been mapped over thousands of years are likely the spot where nerves are concentrated”. But the endorphin story “doesn’t explain many of the other claims of acupuncture, “ he continues. “There have been a number of clinical trials showing that acupuncture is extremely useful for the nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and early pregnancy. That’s not the endorphin system. Now body knows how that works.”

That is still the miracle mysteries behind acupuncture.

After studying the varied effects of acupuncture on the human psychologically and physiologically, the effective and scientific proven acupuncture treatments is no longer in doubt.

Acupuncture points have also been found to display the phenomena of bioluminescence when studies under high frequency radiation photography ( Kerlian and Kerlian, 1939 )

Thus there is a pile of theories explains the advantages of acupuncture treatments. In these days of advance nuclear technology , when the foolishness of acupuncture is proving wisdom and the amazing prescience of Huang Ti Emperor is obtaining every day new confirmation, what is there to prevent the most sceptical from, at least, experimenting with the power of 'qi' that has come to us through The South China sea.

This is the main reason why acupuncture has survived and spread as widely as it has. It is at present practiced in nearly every country of the world. It has cured millions of people. It has being alive for the last 5,000 years, because it is a simple, safe, effective and economical method of healing, naturally and friendly.


Catherine Dold, Bruce Pmoeranz Zang Hee Choo Abass Alavi

Department of Radiological Science, University of california.

NIH Consensus Statement On Acupucnuture.

WHO Nomenclature

FMRI information University of Virginia

SPECT information Duke University

Beijing Institute of Acupuncture

The National Research Institute of Medical Acupuncture, Malaysia.