Tweet (NaturalNews) A growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be a safe alternative to psychiatric drugs for those suffering from depression and anxiety. “The functional MRI studies are showing that acupuncture has an influence over brain chemicals, such as dopamine and serotonin,” said Jamie Starkey, an acupuncturist at the Cleveland Clinic‘s Center for Integrative Medicine. “And those are the chemicals that make you feel good. Those are the happy chemicals.” Dangerous antidepressants are widely used Antidepressants are some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Columbia and University of Pennsylvania and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, their use doubled.
Tweet (NaturalNews) Although dealing with invasive fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be highly stressful, acupuncture is a simple, risk-free way to help alleviate this burden. Significantly, acupuncture may also help boost fertility and increase the success rate of IVF. IVF consists of extracting a woman’s eggs, fertilizing them in a laboratory and then reimplanting them into her uterus. It is an expensive, highly invasive procedure that can produce intense feelings of stress in the women who undergo it, in addition to the stress caused by infertility itself. Indeed, studies have shown that most women who undergo fertility treatments have high levels of anxiety. Traditional acupuncture gets.
Tweet (NaturalNews) Acupuncture significantly reduces both pain and painkiller use following surgeries including Cesarean sections, research has shown. In one study, published in the Chinese Medical Journal in 2009, researchers from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan assigned 60 women who had undergone C-sections either to a control group or to a group that received pain treatment via acupuncture or electro-acupuncture. They found that compared with the control group, women in the acupuncture group had significantly lower pain scores in the two hours following surgery, requested morphine an average of 10 minutes later, and used 30 to 35 percent less morphine within the first 24 hours after surgery. They also experienced significantly fewer opioid-related side.
Tweet Just FYI… A portion of Oleander Street crossing over a drainage ditch located between Silverbell Circle and Corkwood Street will be closed to both Pedestrian and Vehicular thru Traffic beginning Monday October 7, 2013 for approximately two (2) months. This closure is necessary for the installation of concrete box culverts under the roadway and other constructions as part of the 2010 Bond Drainage Improvements Project and safety of the general public. -Northbound vehicular traffic from the intersection of Basswood and Oleander Streets to the intersection of Oleander Street and Silverbell Circle, will need to detour through Basswood Street due east, Walnut Street due north, and Silverbell Circle due west.