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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...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA...
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Innovative Health Solutions won FDA clearance for a new indication for its NSS-2 Bridge device, now cleared to reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to an FDA release. The NSS-2 Bridge device is a small electrical nerve stimulator designed to be placed behind a patient’s ear and emit electrical pulses to stimulate branches of certain cranial nerves, which may provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms. Clearance came based of a single-arm clinical study of 73 patients undergoing opioid physical withdrawal symptoms, with researchers evaluating clinical opiate withdrawal scale scores. Prior to using the d...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance innovativehealthsolutions Source Type: news
The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms. The NSS-2 Bridge from Innovative Health Solutions, a Versailles, Indiana firm, is stuck to the skin behind the ear and relies on four electrodes that are attached around the ear. The electrodes are used to deliver electric current to a set of occipital and cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X), hopefully helping addicts to avoid agitation, insomnia, and other symptoms of kicking opioids. The same device was approved by the FDA three years ago for use in acupuncture and the current approval went under the de novo review...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Neurology Pain Management Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
Research indicates some women experiencing depression during pregnancy are dissatisfied with conventional depression treatments due to incomplete effectiveness, dislike of side effects, unsatisfactory experiences with providers and concerns regarding in-utero and breastfeeding safety. Consequently, many explore alternative options including acupuncture. To further understand women ’s views, preferences and motivations in this regard, as well as their experiences of receiving acupuncture as part of a three-armed pragmatic randomised controlled trial evaluating acupuncture for antenatal depression in Sydney, Australia,...
Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Original Research - Qualitative Source Type: research
Condition:   Rhinitis, Allergic Interventions:   Procedure: Cettum;   Procedure: Acupuncture Sponsors:   Eun Jung Kim;   Dongguk University Ilsan Oriental Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Determination of specific target compounds in agriculture food and natural plant products is essential for many purposes; however, it is often challenging due to the complexity of the sample matrices. Herein we present a new approach called plasmonic affinity sandwich assay for the facile and rapid probing of glucose and fructose in plant tissues. The approach mainly relies on molecularly imprinted plasmonic extraction microprobes, which were prepared on gold-coated acupuncture needles via boronate affinity controllable oriented surface imprinting with the target monosaccharide as the template molecules. ...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is no evidence for the efficacy or safety of methods for reducing prescribed opioid use in chronic pain. There is a small number of randomised controlled trials investigating opioid reduction, which means our conclusions are limited regarding the benefit of psychological, pharmacological, or other types of interventions for people with chronic pain trying to reduce their opioid consumption. The findings to date are mixed: there were reductions in opioid consumption after intervention, and often in control groups too. PMID: 29130474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
DiscussionThis pilot study will help determine the feasibility and efficacy of acupuncture in patients with PDS.Trial registrationISRCTN Registry,ISRCTN18135146. Registered on 7 July 2016.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In conclusion, the consensus is that both channels and points may have an important role in autism symptoms enhancement. Based on the on the present study, specific channels and point stimulation regimens need further investigation on regimens' efficacy and agree certain methods of stimulation.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions Alexander Technique lessons led to long-term improvements in the way participants lived their daily lives and managed their neck pain. Alexander lessons promote self-efficacy and self-care, with consequent reductions in chronic neck pain.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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