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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 intensity. The severity was reduced between 70 to 95 percent for all patients in the study. In addition, the number 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 form of bone cancer. Electroacupuncture was applied to laboratory mice with osteosarcoma at acupuncture point ST36, Zusanli. The...

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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 institutions: Emek Medical Center, Israel Institute of Technology, Yezreel Academic College, Mazra Mental Health Center. The investigators...

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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 group of 120 patients suffering from insomnia divided into two groups. Group A received acupuncture at acupuncture points GV20 (Bai...

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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 group. The acupuncture group received primary acupuncture point stimulation at acupoints Sishencong, GB13, Niesanzhen, GV17 and...

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