Acupuncture helps relieve headache and back pain, study shows

02 Dec 2013
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Tweet (NaturalNews) Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies – including pharmaceutical drugs – in a new study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from numerous universities in Germany and England. The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The findings “provide the most robust evidence to date that acupuncture is a reasonable referral option,” the authors wrote. Acupuncture is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine, a holistic healthcare system that focuses on both preventive and curative care. In traditional acupuncture, long, thin needles are inserted into specific bodily locations, known as meridians, in patterns indicated by the patient’s specific symptoms and needs. Traditionally,.

Acupuncture stimulates multiple brain regions, affecting a wide scope of pain dimensions

26 Nov 2013
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Tweet (NaturalNews) It’s odd that studies are being done to “prove” certain medical arts have positive effects even after they’ve proven beneficial over centuries. This seems to be the case with Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) and its most widely practiced methodology, acupuncture. A meta-analysis is an overarching analysis of several clinical or laboratory study results with a similar purpose or theme to determine the validity of a basic thread or foundation. The Kyung Hee University Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center in Seoul, Korea published the following study in March of 2013: “Inserting needles into the body: a meta-analysis of brain activity associated with acupuncture needle stimulation.” The researchers used 28 brain.

Banish allergies with acupuncture: Here’s how

19 Nov 2013
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Tweet (NaturalNews) Allergic rhinitis, internal nasal mucous membrane inflammation, plagues many during seasons that vary according to location. Hay fever can kick in almost any time in some areas. It often exceeds the parameters of nasal inflammation and intense sneezing by irritating the eyes and sometimes the entire nervous system while creating a feverish feeling. It can be quite severe. The commonly prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pharmaceuticals only make one feel dull and groggy or worse with the effort at simply masking symptoms. The underlying dynamic of the immune system’s rejecting a normally benign pollen with chronic inflammation remains a mystery to mainstream medicine. Austin, TX, is considered by.

Acupuncture and moxibustion greatly improve chances of pregnancy when IVF has failed: Study

12 Nov 2013
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Tweet (NaturalNews) Most NaturalNews readers have anywhere from a vague understanding to a first-hand experience of acupuncture. But moxibustion needs to be explained a little. With moxibustion, heat is applied to acupuncture points instead of needles. The purpose is to move Qi or chi as needle stimulations do, but also to remove cold from one’s system. More details are available from source (1) below. In vitro fertilization is codified as IVF. In vitro refers to lab glass containers, usually petri dishes; in vivo is a reference to live whole organisms, from rats to humans. IVF takes an ova or ovum (egg or eggs) from an infertile woman’s ovaries, fertilizing it or them.

Acupuncture really works for lower back pain: Research

05 Nov 2013
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Tweet (NaturalNews) A unique and not well known type of acupuncture in the Western world, motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT), is used in Korea for lower back pain (LBP) or other musculoskeletal areas of pain that hinder movement. MSAT requires assisted motion of the affected area with acupuncture needles inserted in appropriate points. Acupuncture’s success for LBP has long been established. But comparing acupuncture’s ability to address acute lower back pain (aLBP) and improve mobility had not been compared to non-chiropractic western medical interventions. The Korean trial A Korean clinical trial was performed in 2011 titled: “Motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT) for acute low back pain (aLBP) with severe disability:.

Forget dangerous anti-depressants: Use research-tested acupuncture instead

29 Oct 2013
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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.

Acupuncture reduces anxiety for IVF patients: Research

22 Oct 2013
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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.

Acupuncture significantly reduces pain following C-section: Research

15 Oct 2013
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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.

National Herbal Medicine Week Established

02 May 2012
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Tweet National Herbal Medicine Week is a chance for the public to find out more about this effective and safe form of medicine that has benefited patients for thousands of years. National Herbal Medicine Week is an opportunity to encourage dialogue to dispel any misconceptions about herbal medicine as well as explore the many benefits of this time-proven and effective medicine,” stated AAAOM President Michael Jabbour.   The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and the American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) are pleased to join in the promotion of National Herbal Medicine Week from May 1-7, 2012 sponsored by the AAAOM, in recognition of.

Acupuncture Anti-Pain Discovery – New Research

29 Apr 2012
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Tweet Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neuroscience Center have published a new method to eliminate pain using acupuncture point location as a basis for the procedure. It all started when researchers measured that adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter with antinociceptive properties, is produced by acupuncture stimulation. The chief investigator who made the initial discovery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York stated, “acupuncture releases a natural pain-relieving molecule into the body…. Adenosine is a key to reducing pain during acupuncture treatment.” Nociceptors, commonly referred to as pain receptors, are blocked by adenosine. Acupuncture stimulates the natural production of adenosine within the body. Even.

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