Acupuncture found to relieve depression symptoms at the molecular and behavioral levels

(Natural News) As a fundamental element of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to remedy a wide array of ailments for thousands of years. Only recently has it been utilized as a treatment for depression. Its efficacy against this mood disorder has been called into question by a multitude of mental health professionals. This,...
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In this study, we conducted a cross-sectional survey among 419 acupuncturists nation-wide to investigate the top 10 and top 99 acupuncture indications in private clinics in the United States. We found the top 10 indications to be: lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headache, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder. Among the top 99 indications, pain represents the largest category; and mental health management, especially for mood disorders, is in greatest demand. The following popular groups are: immune system dysfunctions, gastrointestinal diseases, gynecology an...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
This study determined acupuncture's effect on cancer-related pain and identified variables associated with pain response. METHODS: A retrospective chart review included adult patients with cancer referred to palliative medicine and received acupuncture for pain management. Paired t tests compared differences in pain scores from pre- to postacupuncture. Clinically meaningful pain improvement was defined as ≥2-point reduction in pain score. Logistic regression was used to evaluate associations between patient characteristics and pain improvement. RESULTS: One hundred seventy acupuncture treatments from 68 indivi...
Source: The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Am J Hosp Palliat Care Source Type: research
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFTs) combine elements of cognitive restructuring and exposure techniques with acupoint stimulation. Meta-analyses indicate large effect sizes for posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety; however, treatment effects may be due to components EFT shares with other therapies. This analysis reviewed whether EFTs acupressure component was an active ingredient. Six studies of adults with diagnosed or self-identified psychological or physical symptoms were compared (n = 403), and three (n = 102) were identified. Pretest vs. posttest EFT treatment showed a large effect size, Cohen's d = ...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Abstract Bee venom acupuncture is a form of acupuncture in which bee venom is applied to the tips of acupuncture needles, stingers are extracted from bees, or bees are held with an instrument exposing the stinger, and applied to acupoints on the skin. Bee venom is a complex substance consisting of multiple anti-inflammatory compounds such as melittin, adolapin, apamin. Other substances such as phospholipase A2 can be anti-inflammatory in low concentrations and pro-inflammatory in others. However, bee venom also contains proinflammatory substances, melittin, mast cell degranulation peptide 401, and histamine. Never...
Source: Toxicon - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Toxicon Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): E. Katardjieva
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2018Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, Volume 11, Issue 4Author(s): U. Siedentopp
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs
Abstract Therapy with acupuncture as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is increasingly being used as an alternative or complementary method. The regular diagnostic processes and conventional therapies must primarily be applied as the basic principle of a treatment concept. In addition to a qualified education and training with recognition of the further qualification in acupuncture a continued medical education is required to treat patients. In the field of regular medical care diseases with the symptoms chronic low back pain, chronic low back pain with radicular symptoms radiating to the...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
Conclusion: Electroacupuncture helps to improve psychiatric symptoms and anxiety and depression in MA addicts during abstinence, and promote rehabilitation of patients.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Trial/Experimental Study Source Type: research
Conditions:   Depression;   Depressive Symptom;   Depressive Disorder Interventions:   Device: Auricular vagus nerve stimulation;   Drug: Citalopram Sponsor:   China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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