Conditions and Symptoms

Battlefield Acupuncture; fighting the pain

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Arthritis and Joint Pain, Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Battlefield acupuncture is becoming more popular every day. It was more thoroughly developed in America approximately 10 years ago for use during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hence its name. “It is a quick, simple and easy method of pain control that can be treated on the battlefield,” said Capt. Laramie Richmond, 5th Medical Operations Squadron physician’s assistant in the personnel reliability program clinic. “It is convenient because Airmen can still wear the studs without having to remove their helmets, Kevlar and other important pieces of armor.” Battlefield acupuncture is used to treat many different types of pain caused by...

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Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Menopause | 0 comments

By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News Acupuncture reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes, according to a meta-analysis published in the journal Menopause. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. It consists of placing thin needles into parts of the body known as “meridians.” which are determined by the specific health condition to be treated. In recent years, research by Western scientists has confirmed acupuncture’s benefits for numerous health conditions, particularly pain, and it is now covered by some private insurance plans. All Forms of Acupuncture Help Hot flashes...

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Acupuncture for Tinnitus: New Research

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Tinnitus | 0 comments

Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion has a curative effect on patients with intractable tinnitus. Patients with intractable tinnitus are primarily the elderly or middle-aged people who hear ringing in the ears, especially in the evening or in a quiet environment. Medications often do not work well for this condition. Researchers from a hospital in Hubei province treated 34 cases of intractable tinnitus using acupuncture and ginger moxibustion. They achieved an overall effective rate of 91.18%. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, most intractable tinnitus cases are comprised of patients with excess syndromes. In...

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Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have potent effects in reversing infertility.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Children's Health, Conditions and Symptoms, Infertility, Pregnancy | 0 comments

A new clinical study concludes that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have potent effects in reversing infertility. Several types of patients suffering from infertility participated in the study including those using IVF, IUI and those using no biomedical assistance. All types showed significantly improved successful pregnancy rates.  The researchers cited prior investigations measuring the biological mechanisms by which acupuncture enhances fertility. The researchers note that beta-endorphins and related neurotransmitters stimulated by acupuncture causes the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). This exerts a regulatory effect on the menstrual cycle...

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MRI imaging reveals that acupuncture enhances brain activity in Alzheimer disease

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Mental Health | 0 comments

MRI imaging reveals that acupuncture enhances brain activity in Alzheimer disease (AD) patients. Researchers investigated the effects of two important acupuncture points on the human brains of Alzheimer disease patients using fMRI imaging with a SIEMENS verio 3-Tesla scanner. The researchers discovered that acupuncture “can enhance the hippocampal connectivity in AD patients.” The hippocampus is an area of the brain involved in processing emotions, memory and the autonomic nervous system. The researchers note that the MRI scans demonstrate that acupuncture “increased connectivity” in the hippocampus in patients with AD. Alzheimer’s disease damages the...

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Acupuncture alleviates depression: new research

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Depression, Mental Health | 0 comments

Acupuncture alleviates depression by normalizing gene expression. A new laboratory investigation demonstrates that acupuncture benefits brain biochemistry and regulates gene expression related to depression. The researchers conclude that electroacupuncture treats “depression by modifying or regulating the expression of various genes.” Acupuncture was applied to acupuncture points Baihui (DU20) and Yintang on depression model laboratory rats. Electroacupuncture was applied the needles at 2 Hz with an intensity of 1 mA. Needle depth was 2 mm. Needles were applied once per day for 21 days and were retained for 20 minutes during each acupuncture treatment. At the...

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