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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...

2006-03-02 06:17:39

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture, one of the most popular complementary treatments, works as well as standard drugs for migraines, German researchers said on Thursday. They compared the effects of real and fake acupuncture with drug treatments for migraine and found all equally effective. "The main finding is that Chinese acupuncture is as effective as drug treatment for the prophylaxis of migraine," said Hans-Christoph Diener, a neurologist at the University of...

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...

2004-11-28 09:00:09

ACUPUNCTURE and herbs are increasingly being being used to cure sick pets, a survey found.

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