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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...

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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...

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2009-05-12 07:23:07

But penetrating skin and tailoring treatment may not be responsible for benefits Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine. But the SPINE (Stimulating Points to Investigate Needling Efficacy) trial raises questions about how the ancient practice actually works. Compared to the group...

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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...

2009-01-26 08:38:32

New research shows the cure to your next headache could come from a needle"¦not a pill! Researchers found patients with headaches who were treated with acupuncture therapy suffered fewer headaches compared to those who used painkillers. Among migraine sufferers, acupuncture was also found to be superior to drug treatments. However, when these patients were given fake acupuncture treatments, they yielded the same positive results, raising questions among researchers. "Much of the...

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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...

2008-12-18 10:55:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical acupuncture, which is acupuncture performed by a licensed physician trained at a conventional medical school, is being used increasingly for pain control. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal (www.liebertpub.com/acu) and the official journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, is at the forefront of these efforts in the military. The technique developed by Dr. Niemtzow...


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