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2008-04-01 09:30:00

A medical procedure dating back thousands of years was introduced to patients and medical staff for one week in March at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). The hospital, located near Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is the largest and most modern US military medical facility outside the United States. A limited form of acupuncture, called battlefield acupuncture, was introduced to LRMC doctors who applied the procedure to war- wounded servicemembers and local patients for pain relief, and...

2007-10-18 06:00:12

By Alfhaily, F Ewies, A A A Key words: ACUPUNCTURE, HOT FLUSHES, VASOMOTOR SYMPTOMS ABSTRACT There is an increased interest amongst women in seeking alternatives for hormone replacement therapy because of their fear of side-effects. It is claimed that acupuncture is effective for curing menopausal symptoms, and to be a safe treatment in the hands of well-trained and qualified practitioners. About one million acupuncture treatments are given in the National Health Service and two million...

2006-07-05 16:10:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture is effective in relieving osteoarthritis knee pain, new research suggests, but placebo acupuncture appears to also do the job. As reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, acupuncture was 53.1-percent successful in treating symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. However, a sham procedure that looked like acupuncture, but provided no actual benefit, was a close second with a success rate of 51.0 percent. Still, the authors are reluctant to dismiss...

2006-06-16 10:36:10

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially the fatigue and anxiety that often comes with the condition, a new study suggests. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome marked by chronic widespread aches and pains, fatigue and sleep problems, among other symptoms; the cause is unknown, and there are no medications specifically approved for the condition. Instead, treatment usually involves a combination of approaches, such as...

2006-03-09 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Acupuncture improves lower back pain, compared with no treatment, German researchers report. However, they found that a minimal intervention consisting of superficial needle placement at non-acupuncture points resulted in similar improvements. Past studies have yielded inconclusive results concerning the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat lower back pain. To further investigate, a team lead by Dr. Benno Brinkhaus, from the Charite University Medical Center in Berlin, evaluated...

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2005-07-30 19:35:00

But researchers say sham procedure also works as well Acupuncture treatments cut the frequency of tension headaches in half in individuals prone to the ailment, a new study found. But the researchers also point out that minimal acupuncture -- defined as "superficial needling at non-acupuncture points" and considered a sham treatment -- was just as effective, according to a German study appearing in this week's issue of the British Medical Journal. "Based on the results of our trial, as well...

2005-07-29 06:30:00

LONDON -- Acupuncture is an effective treatment for patients suffering from tension headaches, German researchers said on Friday. The ancient Chinese therapy that involves inserting very fine needles into the skin at specific sites on the body cut the rates of headaches by nearly half in a study of 270 people. "A significant proportion of patients with tension-type headaches benefited from acupuncture," said Dr Wolfgang Weidenhammer, of the Center for Complementary Medicine Research at...

2005-07-15 09:16:17

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture performed at specific sites on the skin may relieve some of the symptoms of overactive bladder, according to researchers. Their study of 85 women with the condition, marked by an overwhelming and frequent urge to urinate, found that a few sessions of acupuncture improved these symptoms for many. Women who received treatment to acupuncture "points" thought to affect bladder control, including areas in the lower back and abdomen,...

2005-06-15 21:15:00

The emergence of acupuncture is allowing some patients to relieve or significantly reduce dry mouth's debilitating effects, according to a report in the May/June 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. Dry mouth (also known as xerostomia) is a painful condition caused by a decrease in the amount of saliva in the mouth when salivary glands do not work properly. Saliva is a natural defense for teeth and plays a major role in...

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2005-03-19 09:45:00

Strengthening exercises can also help, study finds HealthDay News -- Acupuncture can help relieve pelvic girdle pain, that searing ache that can wrap around the lower back and stomach in the last trimester of pregnancy, Swedish researchers find. The addition of either acupuncture or special exercises to standard treatment "offers clear clinical advantages over standard treatment alone for reduction of pain," concludes their study of nearly 400 women, published in the online issue of the...


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