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Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes for Half of Women, Study Finds

Hot flashes - the bane of existence for many women during menopause - can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Acupuncture may offer relief for chronic constipation

For those suffering from chronic constipation, acupuncture may be a viable treatment to offer relief. In the study conducted over the course of eight weeks, the researchers administered electroacupuncture, which is a form of acupuncture that involves electrical stimulation. Show More Summary

Effective medication-free ways to relieve pain

A new study has found that medication-free treatments are effective for relieving pain caused by common conditions like headaches and arthritis. Millions of Americans seek out drug-free ways to relieve pain, including acupuncture, tai chi, and yoga. Show More Summary

Nondrug approaches effective for treatment of common pain conditions, review suggests

Data from a review of US-based clinical trials suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches -- such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture -- appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain conditi...

Acupuncture Benefits

The thought of a single needle piercing the skin makes most people cringe. Who would want dozens more? Our aversion to those prickles is one of the main reasons why so many look past acupuncture as a form of treatment, but there are great benefits for the body -- especially as a method of workout recovery. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Pre-dementia memory loss improved with acupuncture

Acupuncture alone or combined with drug treatment may improve dementia precursor and improve scores on tests used to assess mild cognitive impairment.

"But however promising adenosine may be as a treatment, the findings from this research do not prove that acupuncture itself 'works.'"

"For one thing, the researchers did not show that the release of adenosine was specific to acupuncture. Acupuncture needles might cause adenosine to flood the surrounding tissue, but so might a hard pinch, or applied pressure, or any number of other physical insults. Show More Summary

The Role Of Acupuncture In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis

For years, acupuncture has been accepted as a holistic therapy to help in addiction treatment. According to recent writings, acupuncture may not treat addiction, but it can offer reprieve in the midst of the opioid epidemic.

P.T. Update

I've still been getting treatments from Robert at Magna in downtown Mpls. Last week, he had a number of needles in me for a while, and then he did some cupping on me: Before coming off. Just after taking the cups off. The acupuncture is really helping to loosen everything up in my lower back around my injured disc. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause

Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women.

Acupuncture Used in Clinical Settings Reduced Symptoms of Menopause

Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Acupuncture for Tension-Type Headache

A newly updated Cochrane systematic review of 12 studies looking at acupuncture for the treatment of tension-type headaches (TTH) concluded: The available evidence suggests that a course of acupuncture consisting of at least six treatment sessions can be a valuable option for people with frequent tension-type headache. This has lead to another round of headlines […]

Global Quickies: Quacks, Acupuncture, and Danger in Public Transportation

Categories: Quickies Skepticism UK “Acupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and... (Read more...)

Acupuncture Offers No Benefits Over Placebo for Hot Flashes of Menopause

8 months agoHealth : Well

Women receiving acupuncture showed some easing of menopausal symptoms, but the effects were no better than that of a sham treatment.

Real acupuncture no better than sham acupuncture for treating hot flushes: Study

Traditional Chinese acupuncture treatments are no better than fake acupuncture for treating menopause symptoms, new research reveals. However, in a surprise finding, both the real and sham treatments showed a 40 per cent improvement in the severity and frequency of hot flushes at the end of eight weeks of treatment. The benefits were sustained at six months after treatment.

Real acupuncture no better than sham acupuncture for treating hot flushes: Study

But, in a surprise finding, both the real and sham treatments showed a 40 per cent improvement in the severity and frequency of hot flushes at the end of eight weeks of treatment. The benefits were sustained at six months after treatment. The University of Melbourne study, funded by the NHMRC and supported by Jean Hailes for Women, is the largest of its kind to date. read more

Alternative Medicine Guide: Find the Best Treatment for You

9 months agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

From acupuncture and aromatherapy to reiki and reflexology, choosing ?the best healing modality for you ?can be tricky. Use this guide to ?13 popular treatments to find your ?alternative medicine match. The post Alternative Medicine Guide: Find the Best Treatment for You appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Medical News Today: Acupuncture 'safe and effective' for chronic pain in children

While studies have shown acupuncture is effective for chronic pain in adults, new research suggests the treatment may also be a feasible treatment for children with the condition.

Not ordinary growing pains

A recent study shows that acupuncture may be a safe and effective adjunctive integrative medicine treatment for chronic pain in pediatric patients.

A Brief History of Acupuncture in Japan Prior to World War II – Part 4

Techniques for treating PTSD with Japanese-style acupuncture Acupuncturists must consider care for the body first. It is dangerous to put treatment of the emotional life first. Their body and mind are connected. The body mirrors the heart/mind. -Takahiro Funamizo Sensei on caring for people with emotional conditions A. Takahiro Funamizu Sensei and the Japanese earthquake of […]

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