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Acupuncture effectively reduces frozen shoulder pain and restores functionality

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Researchers conclude that acupuncture effectively reduces frozen shoulder pain and restores functionality. Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a disorder of the connective tissue in the rotator cuff region wherein there is pain, inflammation and motor impairment. All patients in the study suffered from shoulder periarthritis resulting in adhesive capsulitis. Two types of acupuncture were compared. Local acupuncture points scored a 71.8% effective rate and abdominal style acupuncture scored a 92.4% effective rate. The...

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Acupuncture improves blood flow to the heart for patients with coronary heart disease: new research

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in COPD, Heart Health, Heart Palpitations, High Blood Pressure | 0 comments

An important new acupuncture study from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital successfully measured improvements in blood flow to the heart for patients with coronary heart disease (CHD). Using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers discovered that needling two specific acupuncture points caused significant improvements in patients with CHD. Acupuncture successfully increased “blood perfusion of ischemic myocardium.” Coronary heart disease is due to plaque build-up in the walls...

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Acupuncture and herbal medicine relieve chronic ulcerative colitis: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Digestive Disorders, Gas and Bloating | 0 comments

New research confirms that acupuncture and herbal medicine relieve chronic ulcerative colitis. Herbal MedicineThis disorder is an inflammatory disease of the intestines that most commonly affects the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum. It is a contiguous expanses of inflamed tissue that may spread deeply into affected regions. Biomedical treatments include anti-inflammatory drugs, immunosuppression and surgical removal of parts of the intestines. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a combination of acupuncture and herbs are...

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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine can cure Ulcerative Colitis (UC): Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Digestive Disorders, Gas and Bloating | 0 comments

New research finds a very powerful Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herb effective in resolving ulcerative colitis. The patients examined in the study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology suffered from intractable ulcerative colitis and were unresponsive to conventional drug therapy. After use of the herbal medicine, 6 of the 7 patients in the study were able to completely discontinue the use of anti-inflammatory medications. This included the use of aminosalicylates, corticosteroids and azathioprine. Endoscopy and...

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acupuncture effective for hot flashes induced by anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer patients.

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Cancer | 0 comments

New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment modality for hot flashes induced by anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer patients. A follow-up after the investigation confirmed that the clinical results persisted for a least one month after the cessation of acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture was given to subject in the study at a rate of 3 times per week for 4 weeks. Each acupuncture treatment ranged between 20 and 25 minutes per session. In a remarkable statistic, all patients responded with significant reduction of hot flashes...

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Acupuncture effective in reducing malignant bone cancer tumor growth

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Cancer | 0 comments

New research finds acupuncture effective in reducing malignant bone cancer tumor growth when applied in early stages. Acupuncture was also shown to reduce lung metastasis when applied in an early stage of development. The University of Minnesota and Medical College of Wisconsin researchers suggest that the ability of acupuncture to reduce bone tumor growth and lung metastasis may be related to its ability to reduce tumor associated inflammation.   The investigators studied the effects of acupuncture on osteosarcoma, a highly malignant...

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Acupuncture helps depression, insomnia and anxiety: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia | 0 comments

New research discovers that acupuncture is effective for improving sleep quality and emotional issues for patients with schizophrenia. Researchers note that acupuncture effectively relieved both depression and anxiety levels in measures of psychopathology and emotional improvements. As a result, the investigators concluded “that acupuncture has beneficial effects as a treatment for insomnia and psychopathology symptoms among patients with schizophrenia.” This recent study emerged as a joint effort between four prestigious Israeli...

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Acupuncture and moxibustion for the treatment of insomnia: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Insomnia | 0 comments

A new study concludes that a combination of acupuncture and moxibustion for the treatment of insomnia is effective. Researchers at the Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine compared two groups receiving acupuncture for the treatment of insomnia. Both groups were randomly assigned treatment regimes. Group A received acupuncture combined with moxibustion while group B received only acupuncture. Group A demonstrated over a ten percent increase in clinical efficacy for the treatment of insomnia over group B. The study investigated a...

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Acupuncture benefits cognition in children: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Children's Health | 0 comments

Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits cognition in children with mental retardation. The research team also found that acupuncture improved social adaptability. In this randomized study, participants were placed in either a medication group or an acupuncture group. The medication did not provide any statistically significant improvements. Acupuncture improved both the intelligence quotient and the social adaptability score. A total of 60 children with mental retardation were randomly divided into an acupuncture group and a medication...

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