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Acupuncture found to promote weight loss by boosting appetite-suppressing hormones

(Natural News) A new study revealed that acupuncture may help people lose weight without undergoing dietary changes or exercise routines. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the Hong Kong Baptist University conducted acupuncture trials on 13 males and 59 females between the ages of 18 and 68 who were observed from September 2015 to...
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To investigate the effects of clearing the mind Acupuncture in neural development and remediation of children with cerebral palsy.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
The aim of this research was to evaluate integrative approaches for fibromyalgia In PM&R as an alternative or a complementary approach to SOC (Standard of care); PM&R and integrative medicine approaches like acupuncture or laser therapy share similar goals and methods. These approaches not only focus on the disease itself but on the patient. Therefore, the patient ’s quality of life, physical, psychological, social and behavioral factors are also be taken into account; This integrated approach allows a holistic interpretation of the clinical picture of the patient, when it concerns multi-factorial and complex patholo...
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion Acupuncture during IVF treatment does not influence pregnancy outcomes.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In conclusion, volunteers with TMD presented a pattern of energy deficiency and the most prevalent imbalance patterns identified were in the Meridians coupled to the Kidney and Bladder, and in the Shao Yin (Heart/Kidney) and Shao Yang (Triple Energizer/Gall Bladder) Energetic Planes. The acupuncture points used were equally effective in reducing pain in both groups; increasing the unassisted mouth opening limitation without pain in the Treatment group, and were also effective in preserving the Yin energy in the Treatment group. The Yang energy decreased equally in both groups.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Although various treatments for breast cancer related lymphedema exist, there is still a need for a more effective and convenient approach. Pilot studies and our clinical observations suggested that acupunctur...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was comparable with that of pharmacotherapy. Acupuncture is a safe and acceptable form of analgesia, but none of the examined therapies provided optimal acute analgesia. More effective options are needed. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12609000989246. PMID: 28918732 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Conclusion In this study, thread embedding acupuncture showed clinical potential for facial wrinkles and laxity. However, further large-scale trials with a controlled design and objective measurements are needed.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion These baseline images could be helpful for understanding the anatomy under the skin at acupuncture points, which would allow for enhanced safety and more accurate needling.
Source: Integrative Medicine Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found that acupuncture might be a safe and useful adjunctive treatment for patients with PD. However, because of methodological flaws in the included studies, conclusive evidence is still lacking. More rigorous and well-designed placebo-controlled trials should be conducted. PMID: 28917379 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients treated with verum acupuncture needed less antiemetics and experienced milder nausea than other patients. Our study was small and many analyses lacked statistical power to detect differences; we welcome further sham-controlled efficacy studies and studies regarding the role of non-specific treatment components for experiencing antiemetic effects of acupuncture. PMID: 28917369 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
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