Category Archives: Acupuncture

Parkinson Disease Progression Slowed down

Acupuncture Slows Parkinson Progression, Provides Relief   Acupuncture benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers discovered that acupuncture helps improve cognitive abilities, emotional stability, and daily living activity scores for patients with Parkinson’s disease. By combining scalp acupuncture with standard pharmaceutical medications, patients had significant reductions in post-treatment complications due to adverse effects associated with medication

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Can Electro-Acupuncture Alleviate Sleep Disturbances in Breast Cancer Survivors?

Reference: http://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/androgen-and-reproductive-disorders/electro-acupuncture-for-sleep-disturbances-in-breast-cancer-survivors/article/575939/ Can Electro-Acupuncture Alleviate Sleep Disturbances in Breast Cancer Survivors? Electro-acupuncture may improve sleep disturbances in breast cancer survivors with hot flashes. Electro-acupuncture appears to be comparable to gabapentin for improving sleep in breast cancer survivors who experience hot flashes, according to study results published in Menopause.1 Breast cancer survivors may have a greater

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Acupuncture Activates Brain On MRI, Relieves Depression

Reference: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1691-acupuncture-mri-relieves-depression Acupuncture Activates Brain On MRI, Relieves Depression   A study conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine demonstrates that acupuncture normalizes brain functions in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans, the Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine researchers determined that scalp

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Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

‘Electroacupuncture’ led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds WebMD News from HealthDay By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests. After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture — acupuncture

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Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds.

Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About a third of women experience moderate to severe fatigue up to 10 years after their treatment ends. The study, published in JAMA Oncology,

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment   Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia. Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency

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Acupuncture combined with antidepressants can improve the treatment of depression, study finds

Acupuncture combined with antidepressants can improve the treatment of depression, study finds Acupuncture treatment combined with antidepressants can improve the treatment of depression, according to a study published online this July in NeuroImage: Clinical. The findings point to an effect on the limbic system, especially the amygdala and the anterior cingulate cortex. Acupuncture has recently

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Stanford University: Acupuncture Reduces Pain After Surgery

Stanford University: Acupuncture Reduces Pain After Surgery Stanford University doctors conclude that acupuncture during surgery reduces pain. Research published in The Laryngoscope finds acupuncture effective for reducing pain and improving restoration of a normal diet postoperatively when acupuncture is applied during surgery. Doctors from the Stanford University School of Medicine conclude that acupuncture is “feasible, well tolerated, and

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Acupuncture Regenerates Nerves

Acupuncture Regenerates Nerves   Acupuncture repairs injured nerves. Findings published in Neural Regeneration Research demonstrate that acupuncture causes injured lower and upper limb motor nerves to repair. Electromyographic nerve conduction tests of acupuncture patients with nerve injuries document “an effective response” in 80% of patients participating in the study. Electromyography confirms that acupuncture significantly improves

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