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Acupuncture lower HBP / Hypertension: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in High Blood Pressure | 0 comments

A new recently published case study highlights the efficaciousness of acupuncture for the treatment of hypertension, high blood pressure. Researchers measured several key improvements as a result of acupuncture treatments. The patient had a significant reduction in blood pressure, fewer side effects from antihypertensive medications and an increased sense of well-being. The goal of the study was to measure the effects of acupuncture on hypertension for a patient having difficulty tolerating medications for the condition. The researchers...

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acupuncture effectively treats vertigo caused by a disorder of the neck: research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Vertigo and Dizziness | 0 comments

A new study concludes that acupuncture effectively treats vertigo caused by a disorder of the neck. Researchers made an interesting discovery during the study. Two phenomena occurred simultaneously as a result of acupuncture treatments. Vertigo decreased and blood supply to the vertebral arteries improved significantly. Researchers investigated the effects of acupuncture on patients with cervical spondylosis, a degenerative condition of the neck between the bodies of the vertebrae. Acupuncture was applied to acupuncture points on the abdomen:...

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Acupuncture to improve eyesight: research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Eye Health and Vision | 0 comments

A new pilot study finds acupuncture effective in significantly improving eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This disorder is a genetically inherited condition that may lead to blindness. Acupuncture improved overall eyesight and improved issues of dark to light adaptation and nyctalopia (night blindness). Patients received 10 thirty minute acupuncture treatments over a two week period. Acupuncture styles included electroacupuncture, local acupuncture and body-style acupuncture. Local points included acupuncture needles on...

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Acupuncture treats neuropathic pain: Research

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in General Pain | 0 comments

Peripheral or central nerve injury often leads to neuropathic pain, a chronic condition that can manifest behaviorally as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, and which also results in neurological dysfunction. Acupuncture has been used to treat neuropathic pain for a long time, but its mechanisms of action remain unknown. Ziyong Ju and team from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China investigated the expression of ephrin-Bs/EphBs in the spinal dorsal horn using rat models of neuropathic pain, and first verified...

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Acupuncture for Dementia

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Mental Health | 0 comments

A new study concludes that acupuncture is effective for reducing the syndromes caused by vascular dementia. Investigators discovered that acupuncture helps to reduce dysfunction of reasoning, memory and general cognition for patients with this disorder. Vascular dementia is caused by damage to the brain from impaired blood flow. This may be caused by a stroke or conditions leading to damaged blood vessels or poor circulation that cause deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, high cholesterol,...

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Researchers concludes that acupuncture is successful for the treatment of infertility.

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

Researchers concludes that acupuncture is successful for the treatment of infertility. A clinical trial was conducted at the Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Ruikang Hospital, an affiliate of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine. A total of forty cases were invested using a standard treatment protocol of electroacupuncture combined with moxibustion. The effective rate for the treatment regime was 85% based on the pregnancy rate in a follow-up visit with the 40 members of the study. The researchers measured the effects of...

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Acupuncture to stop smoking: Research

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

A short course of acupuncture led to reduction or even cessation of smoking in a trial carried out by researchers in Norway. Acupuncture is a popular treatment for smoking cessation, although there have been few studies of its effectiveness. Doctors at the University of Oslo have carried out a trial on 46 smokers, assigning one group to acupuncture using the points linked to quitting smoking. The other group acted as a control, receiving acupuncture on points not linked to quitting smoking. Everyone got two treatments a week for three weeks...

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Acupuncture Eases Joint Pain in Breast Cancer Patients

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

Acupuncture could ease an extremely common side effect of breast cancer treatment, a new study suggests. Researcher from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine found that acupuncture seems to decrease symptoms of arthralgia — or joint pain — from taking aromatase inhibitors. The findings are published in the European Journal of Cancer. “This study is not the final answer, but it does provide strong evidence thatacupuncture can play a role in controlling pain for breast cancer patients with AI related...

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Acupuncture for Tension Headaches

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Headaches | 0 comments

A trial had shown that acupuncture can cut headache rates by around a half. Tension headache can be hard to treat effectively. But acupuncture may provide some relief, say researchers in Munich, Germany. They looked at a group of 270 patients, offering them either traditional Chinese acupuncture, minimal acupuncture or no treatment. Those on traditional acupuncture had a fall in days with headache – seven days less over the four weeks following treatment.

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Acupuncture and Herbs protect pregnancy and prevent miscarriages

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Infertility, Pregnancy | 0 comments

New research published by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine demonstrated the efficacy of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of recurrent pregnancy losses. A team of acupuncturists combined Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies in a clinical study of a 42 year old female in Bellevue, Washington suffering from chronic, recurrent pregnancy losses.   TCM Protects PregnacyThe outcome of the study suggests that a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine enhances fertility and prevents miscarriages. The...

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