Latest Acupuncturists Stories

2010-02-17 13:35:00

Researchers say an extensive review of past studies has found that acupuncture may be helpful in alleviating menstrual cramps, which affects up to half of all young women, Reuters reported. A team from the Oriental Hospital at Kyung Hee University Medical Center in South Korea conducted a review of 27 studies that involved nearly 3,000 women and found that acupuncture may be more effective than drugs or herbal medicines. The researchers said there is convincing evidence on the effectiveness...

2008-12-22 17:01:17

The U.S military is adding acupuncture to its repertoire for relieving chronic pain, said Pacific College of Oriental Medicine officials. In fact, the Air Force will add a class in battlefield acupuncture beginning next year for physicians being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the college said Monday in a news release. Acupuncture can relieve a range of pain, including sharp chronic pain, for days at a time, Pacific College said. Physicians will learn auricular acupuncture -- or acupuncture...

2008-08-11 03:00:15

By Olson, Scott A new law that went into effect July 1 says patients no longer need a physician referral before receiving acupuncture treatments. The upshot for a profession that only became legal in the state within the past 10 years is that acupuncturists should benefit from a boost in business. Competition is expected to increase as well, as the favorable conditions could prompt more of them to seek licenses in Indiana. The referral requirement has been a thorn in the side of the...

2008-07-11 15:00:39

STUDENTS WILL soon be able to gain a Bachelor of Health Science in acupuncture - which meets internationally recognised qualification standards - when the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine commences its four-year degree course in February 2009 at its Wellington and Auckland campuses. The school is the only tertiary education organisation in New Zealand authorised to deliver a bachelor's degree in acupuncture. It is a member of the New Zealand Association...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.