Survey of studies on drug abstinence with acupuncture in recent 10 years.
The effect of acupuncture on substance withdrawl syndromes and craving relapse prevention of the recent 10 years were reviewed as well as its mechanism. The therapeutic effect and the possible mechanism were analyzed on the basis. From the three aspects of anti protracted abstinence symptoms, craving relapse prevention and mechanism of acupuncture, the development tendency and the prospect of application on drug withdrawl with acupuncture were expected. And it is proposed that clinical observation of acupuncture intervention on craving should be developed, the mechanism of acupuncture impact on cognitive behavior, blocking study and memory processing related to drug addiction should be explored, so as to further give play to the advantages of acupuncture on anti-drug addiction.
Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Jul;32(7):669-72. Song XG, Lü H, Cai XH, Zhang RJ. Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, Anhui University of CM, Hefei 230038, China. email@example.com
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