Strong scientific evidence points to acupuncture as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders

(Natural News) Could acupuncture be the solution to anxiety you’ve been looking for? The ancient practice of inserting needles into the skin may sound a bit daunting, but research has continued to confirm that this traditional healing art can offer a myriad of health benefits — including relief from anxiety. Recently published research has further...
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ConclusionsVeterans report relatively high past-year use of CIH approaches and many more report interest in CIH approaches. To address this gap between patients ’ level of interest in and use of CIH approaches, primary care providers might want to discuss evidence-based CIH options to their patients for relevant health conditions, given most CIH approaches are safe.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Hong Feng Liu, ZhengLin Zhao, Jie Zhang, Yi Yan Wu, Yu Jiao, Tong Wu, Sang Chan Kim, Bong Hyo Lee, Yu Fan, Chul Won Lee, Young Woo Kim, Chae Ha Yang, Xiao Dong Zhu, Rong Jie ZhaoAbstractNoradrenergic projections from the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) to the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) are involved in nicotine (Nic) dependence. Nic induces hypothalamic norepinephrine (NE) release through N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) and nitric oxide in the NTS. However, acupuncture attenuates Nic withdrawal-induced anxiety. Th...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This review showed promising results for physical exercise and psychological interventions as adjuncts to traditional medical therapy for improvement in fatigue, depression, pain and quality of life for systemic lupus erythematosus. Further high-quality randomized controlled trials with longer follow-up periods are warranted. PMID: 30961418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
Anxiety serves a life-saving role when we are in real danger. Adrenaline pumps through our system, and suddenly we can run like Usain Bolt and lift a 200-pound man without much effort. However, most of the time, anxiety is like a fire alarm with a dead battery that beeps annoyingly every five minutes when there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We experience the heart palpitations, restlessness, panic, and nausea as if a saber-toothed tiger were 20 yards away. Thankfully there are a few simple gestures to communicate to your body that there is no immediate danger — that it’s a false alarm… yet again....
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Mental Health and Wellness Research Self-Help Anxious Thoughts Coping Skills Relaxation Source Type: blogs
You're reading 7 Practical Tools for Picking Yourself up During Your Darkest Days, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. These days most people experience some feelings of depression, anxiety, grief or general lack of motivation. This is a normal part of life, however, if we don’t take productive action, these states can linger and interfere with our functioning at work and in relationships. Here are some simple yet highly effective tools that can help you out of a dark period and propel you back towards b...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: depression featured self improvement motivation passion pickthebrain Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Although most of the included reviews indicated that acupuncture group was more effective than control group in the treatment of anxiety, more importantly, the methodological quality of the included reviews and the quality of evidence were low. More high-quality evidence is needed to determine whether acupuncture is more effective than other treatments. PMID: 30935538 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the most common risk factors and symptoms of other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient's Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, Hamilton Depression R...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Yun Jin KimAbstractSleep disturbance is one of the more common risk factors, numerous other negative physical health outcomes, and it is defined as self-reported poor quality of sleep, short sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and insomnia symptoms. It is a common risk factor for depression and anxiety. Here, a case of sleep disturbance that received 72 sessions of acupuncture treatment delivered is reported. After acupuncture treatment, the patient’s PSQI, HDRS, and SAS score decreased, as well as the plasma...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The novel concept "perioperative acupuncture medicine" is to focus on the optimal treatment in the perioperative period of surgical patients. The review reveals the important role of acupuncture in enhancing rapid recovery of patients during the perioperative period. PMID: 30855351 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Conclusions High-level evidence studies demonstrate promising results for the use of both NPs and MBPs in the care of plastic surgery patients. Further study in this field is warranted.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research
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