Acupuncture Treats Pediatric Fibromyalgia

25 Apr 2012
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Tweet A new study concludes that, “Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine modality that can be used in pediatric patients with fibromyalgia.” Fibromyalgia is a disorder involving widespread pain, increased sensation of pain upon pressure and associated symptoms such as exhaustion, insomnia and aching joints. The study followed patients with a history of juvenile fibromyalgia for a period of eight consecutive years. All patients had at least 11 weekly acupuncture sessions and evaluations were conducted before and after the acupuncture sessions. Evaluations measured musculoskeletal pain, VAS (pain visual analog scale), myalgic index and algometry. The result showed that acupuncture is effective for reducing the number of pain sensitive areas, improves.

New Acupuncture MRI Research on Migraine Point Specificity

20 Apr 2012
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Tweet New MRI research demonstrates that acupuncture “induce(s) different cerebral glucose metabolism changes in pain-related brain regions and reduce(s) intensity of pain” for patients with migraines. In this randomized-controlled study using PET-CT neuroimaging (positron emission tomography – computed tomography), acupuncture was shown to be effective for migraine pain reduction and acupuncture raised glycometabolism in the middle temporal cortex, orbital front cortex, middle frontal gyrus, angular gyrus, post cingulate cortex, the precuneus and the middle cingulate cortex. Acupuncture simultaneously lowered glycometabolism in the parahippocampus, hippocampus, fusiform, postcentral gyrus, and the cerebellum in migraine patients. The study also showed that the choice of acupuncture points used determined the changes in brain glycometabolism..

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Goes Food & Beverage

18 Apr 2012
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Tweet Traditional Chinese Medicine, known for acupuncture and herbal medicine in the USA, enters a new arena of healthy food and beverage production. Tasly Pharmaceuticals (China) and SemBioSys (Canada) have recently teamed to develop and produce healthy living products including nutritionals, beverages and foods made from the oilbodies found in plants. Together, this venture has the capability of extracting and processing the oils and proteins of plants without causing them to denature. This is accomplished with a proprietary system of extraction using a continuous cold system. The cold system creates a more valuable and higher quality state of oils and proteins than is possible using conventional heat and hexane extraction.

Acupuncture Research on Knee Arthritis Published

17 Apr 2012
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Tweet Research recently published in Focus On Alternative and Complementary Therapies concludes that acupuncture benefits patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. In this single-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled study conducted at the Department of Orthopedics at the Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel, researchers examined 41 patients over 45 years of age who suffered from osteoarthritis of the knee accompanied by moderate to severe pain. Patients who received corticosteroid injections into the knee within 4 weeks of the study were excluded from the selection process. Participants received either true acupuncture (verum acupuncture) or sham acupuncture in a comparative examination. The style of sham acupuncture was the use of simulated needle stimulation at.

Scalp Acupuncture Fights Dementia

03 Mar 2012
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Tweet Researchers conclude that acupuncture is beneficial for the treatment of vascular dementia. Vascular dementia is caused by brain damage due to impaired blood flow to the brain. This is common after a stroke or a series of mini-strokes. Any condition that damages blood vessels that feed oxygen and nutrients to the brain may cause vascular dementia. The study compared scalp acupuncture with standard body acupuncture. In this multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial, 184 subjects with vascular dementia due to Liver and Kidney deficiency received either scalp acupuncture or body acupuncture. The scalp acupuncture group showed significantly greater improvements in cognition than the body style acupuncture group. Social behavior scores.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine Protect Liver

03 Mar 2012
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Tweet New research demonstrates that acupuncture combined with oral curcumin intake provides significant protection against hepatic fibrosis. Researchers examined the efficacy of curcumin and acupuncture both separately and combined for their ability to prevent liver fibrosis. The researchers discovered a synergistic effect when curcumin and acupuncture are combined. In the study, histological and pathological findings for hepatic disturbances and fibrosis were measured. The controlled randomized clinical trial was performed on rats. There were several study groups: control, model, sham acupuncture, verum acupuncture, curcumin and the combination group. Acupuncture was applied to Liv3 (Taichong, Great Rushing), Liv14 (Qimen, Cycle Gate), UB18 (Ganshu, Liver Shu) and St36 (Zusanli, Leg Three Miles). Curcumin.

Acupuncture Helped Me Conceive After Fertility Issues

29 Feb 2012
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Tweet I saw this story in today’s online news and figured I would share. Many of our patients at Acupuncture & Alternative Health being treated for infertility have similar stories of inspiration for families trying to conceive… – Marc Herns   WEATHER presenter Clare Nasir believes that acupuncture helped her finally conceive after battling with fertility problems. “In my early 30s I was a career girl through and through and thought I’d just have children, pop them in nursery while I worked and my life would just sail on,” she said. “I think it’s an understatement to say it didn’t quite work out like that.” Diagnosed in 2000 with multiple.

Plushenko Injury Treatable Without Surgery

28 Feb 2012
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Tweet   Evgeny Plushenko’s back injury does not require surgery and can be treated with physiotherapy and acupuncture, a doctor for the European skating champion told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.   After winning gold at the championships in Sheffield, England, earlier this month, Plushenko underwent surgery on his left knee in Munich, Germany.   He had anticipated needing to go under the knife again for a hernia that had been found in his spine, but Tweeted ecstatically on Monday that an operation wouldn’t be required.   “The injury will be treated with non-invasive methods: injections into the muscles, physiotherapy, acupuncture,” Russian skating team doctor Yaroslav Bugaev said Tuesday, adding the.

Yes, Fibromyalgia Can Be Treated with Acupuncture

27 Feb 2012
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Tweet About 2 percent of the population in this country suffers from fibromyalgia.   It is difficult for conventional Western medicine to diagnose fibromyalgia. There are no lab tests or X-rays to diagnose it.   Fibromyalgia is similar to chronic fatigue syndrome in that it is a collection of symptoms. If a patient exhibits enough of the standard fibromyalgia symptoms, then she/he is diagnosed with fibromyalgia.   Fibromyalgia means “pain of the muscle fiber.” The most characteristic symptom is a high level of muscle pain. Other symptoms include exhaustion or overwhelming fatigue, sleep disorder and very stiff muscles, especially upon awakening.   Fibromyalgia patients often have depression, anxiety, headaches, and.

Acupuncture Causes Brain Repair After Stroke

19 Feb 2012
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Tweet New research examines the role of acupuncture in nerve regeneration of the brain following a stroke due to cerebral ischemia – a condition due to restricted blood flow to the brain. The research cites the ability of acupuncture to “promote the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem cells in the brain… accelerate angiogenesis and inhibit apoptosis.” The researchers note that the Conception Vessel (CV, Ren channel) and Governing Vessel (GV, Du channel) are effective acupuncture meridians to “prevent and treat neural injuries following cerebral ischemia.” Recent studies demonstrate that neural stem cells (NSCs) in the brain have the “ability of self-duplication, self regeneration and continuous differentiation into neuron and.

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