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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 concluded that acupuncture has a synergistic effect when combined with antihypertensive medication. The patient highlighted in the study...

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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: CV12 (Zhongwan), CV6 (Qihai), CV4 (Guanyuan), CV10 (Xiawan), KI17 (Shangqu), ST24 (Huaroumen). Acupuncture was administered at a...

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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 the forehead and below the eyes. Testing showed that some of the subjects improved in both eyes after only one week of acupuncture...

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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 that acupuncture for neuropathic pain and the recovery of neurological function are associated with the activation of...

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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, smoking and heart disease. A total of 63 patients were studied. Group 1 was a randomized acupuncture treatment group. Group 2 was a...

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