Latest Medical acupuncture Stories

2011-01-27 00:03:01

New partnership provides oncology-based clinical training for acupuncture interns of Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. The partnership provides...

2010-12-01 08:20:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Not a believer in acupuncture?  Think the pain's all in your head?  Have a personal vendetta against needles?  Alternative health isn't really your thing?  Well, It's time to lay your fears about acupuncture to rest as study results suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture's effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Until now, the role of...

2010-03-11 06:45:00

Fertility experts said women who seek acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicines to increase the chances of getting pregnant through in vitro fertilization are being misguided, as there is no evidence that the practices work. The methods are commonly offered as a way of boosting the odds of having a baby, but according to the British Fertility Society, couples are wasting their money. They analyzed 14 trials involving 2,670 people before issuing the new advice. However, a leading practitioner...

2010-02-10 12:34:57

Doctors at Rush University Medical Center are offering pediatric patients diagnosed with chronic illnesses acupuncture therapy to help ease the pain and negative side effects like nausea, fatigue, and vomiting caused by chronic health conditions and intensive treatments.  The confluence of Chinese and Western medicine at Rush Children's Hospital is part of a study to analyze and document how acupuncture might help in reducing pain in children and increase quality of life. ...

2010-02-04 17:44:59

Important new research about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could lead to a wider acceptability of the treatment. The study, by researchers at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School published in Brain Research, indicates that acupuncture has a significant effect on specific neural structures. When a patient receives acupuncture treatment, a sensation called deqi can be obtained; scientific...

2009-10-22 05:40:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Acupuncture is widely acclaimed for relieving pain. However, many people would rather endure the crushing pain of migraine headaches than face their fear of needles. Nicholas C. Steadman, L.Ac., who practices acupuncture in New York City, claims to have erased that barrier with the use of cold laser acupuncture. "Regular acupuncture is virtually painless, but there is still a needle," Steadman, who uses it on his patients with pain and anxiety, said...

2009-01-30 11:15:40

The ancient practice of acupuncture has gained traction in recent years, taking steps toward being legitimized among medical professionals. Now, the practice is being increasingly used among the Air Force's health providers as a way to reduce pain in troops who have been wounded in battle. The Air Force runs the military's only acupuncture clinic and has begun training doctors to use the practice on the field of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. A pilot program starting in March will prepare...

2009-01-21 11:37:00

A study found that traditional acupuncture is effective at treating migraines, but researchers also noticed that "fake" treatments worked nearly just as well. Klaus Linde, who works at the Center for Complementary Medicine Research at the Technical University in Munich, led the 33 trial studies published in the Cochrane Review journal. Linde and his colleagues found that the treatment worked even when the procedure was done non-traditionally "“ meaning that the needle was not inserted...

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...

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