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Acupuncture Safe For Kids: Study
2011-11-22 06:36:11

Acupuncture can be a generally safe treatment for children when performed by trained professionals, according to a new Canadian study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers reviewed 37 studies or case reports, and found that in 1,422 children treated with acupuncture, just 168, or 12 percent, experienced a mild adverse reaction such as pain, bruising or numbness. The scientists identified 25 reports of serious adverse events, such as infections and other...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

Professional Development Resources, a nationally accredited provider of continuing education (CE) to psychologists, social workers, counselors, speech-language pathologists, registered dietitians and occupational therapists, has announced the expansion of its complementary and alternative medicine curriculum with the addition of a new course on acupuncture. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) November 16, 2011 Professional Development Resources has just released a new online CE course called...

2011-11-12 08:00:00

Discontentment is often the driver for change. Kristie Steinbock has woven what she has learned through her training and experience in acupuncture and life, into a new, soul-lifting book for the entire family. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 12, 2011 As people become more and more frustrated with their lives, they frequently begin to question their purpose in the world, says American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine alumnus and practicing Fort Collins acupuncturist Kristie...

2011-11-11 01:16:10

When given alongside radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, acupuncture has shown for the first time to reduce the debilitating side effect of xerostomia, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center. The study, published in the journal Cancer, reported findings from the first randomized controlled trial of acupuncture for the prevention of xerostomia. Xerostomia, or severe dry mouth, is characterized...


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2005-05-26 11:26:21

Cinnabar (German Zinnober), sometimes written cinnabarite, is a name applied to red mercury(II) sulfide (HgS), or native vermilion, the common ore of mercury. The name comes from the Greek, used by Theophrastus, and was probably applied to several distinct substances. Other sources say the word comes from the Persian zinjifrah, originally meaning "lost". Cinnabar was mined by the Roman Empire for its mercury content and it has been the main ore of mercury throughout the centuries. Some...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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