Latest Acupressure Stories

2006-03-02 06:17:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture, one of the most popular complementary treatments, works as well as standard drugs for migraines, German researchers said on Thursday. They compared the effects of real and fake acupuncture with drug treatments for migraine and found all equally effective. "The main finding is that Chinese acupuncture is as effective as drug treatment for the prophylaxis of migraine," said Hans-Christoph Diener, a neurologist at the University of...

2006-02-16 19:01:38

LONDON (Reuters) - Acupressure has proved more effective than conventional therapy in relieving lower back pain, according to a Taiwanese study. Almost 90 percent of patients in the study found their disability was reduced by acupressure -- applying pressure with thumbs and fingertips to the same points on the body stimulated in acupuncture. Low back pain is a common problem worldwide. The researchers, whose study was published online by the British Medical Journal on Friday,...

2005-09-16 14:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Whether it's triggered by the monotone of an instructor or insufficient rest the night before, students at all ages and grade levels sometimes have trouble staying awake in class. Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a way to combat the sleepiness and to keep students awake during class, and it doesn't have anything to do with caffeine or high-sugar snacks. In a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Alternative and...

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