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Acupuncture Improves Memory, Test Performance, And Reduces Anxiety

A new study shows that acupuncture improves memory, test performance, and reduces anxiety.� The study will appear in an upcoming edition of The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. Dr. Jason Bussell, PhD, conducted an experiment with 90 undergraduate students.�Half the students received acupuncture and half did not; and the placebo effect was controlled. Then all the students took a computerized test of Working Memory- the Automated Operation Span Task...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

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Acupuncture has been used as a common therapeutic tool in many disorders including anxiety and depression. Serotonin transporter (SERT) plays an important role in the pathology of anxiety and other mood disord...
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Conclusion: The conclusion of our study will provide updated evidence to judge whether acupuncture is an effective intervention for patients suffered from chronic pain with depression.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
Aanchal Satija, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2017 23(4):468-479Cancer patients are often poly-symptomatic which distressingly affects their quality of lives (QOLs). Alhough, conventional management provides adequate symptom control, yet is coupled with some limitations. Complementary therapies (CTs) have shown beneficial effects in cancer patients for symptomatic relief. The aim of this article is to provide evidence-based review of commonly used CTs for symptom management in cancer care. Hypnosis has promising evidence to be used for managing symptoms such as pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting...
Source: Indian Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Zhao Z, Kim SC, Liu H, Zhang J, Wang Y, Cho IJ, Lee BH, Song CH, Lee CW, Yang CH, Zhao R, Wu Y Abstract Acupuncture improves ethanol withdrawal-induced anxiety in rats in an acupoint-dependent manner. Thus, the present study investigated the effects of acupuncture on acute restraint stress- (ARS-) induced anxiety. Male rats were exposed to ARS for 3 h followed by acupuncture at either PC6 (Neiguan), HT7 (Shenmen), or a nonacupoint (tail) once a day for three consecutive days. Five minutes after the third acupuncture treatment, anxiety-like behavior was evaluated in an elevated plus maze (EPM). Addit...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
This article presents current evidence-based recommendations for complementary therapies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. PMID: 28802467 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Publication date: 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 134 Author(s): Indu Subramanian The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep and PDQ39; danc...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2017 Source:International Review of Neurobiology Author(s): Indu Subramanian The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy in nonmotor symptoms (NMS) for Parkinson disease (PD) is growing worldwide. Well-performed, systematic evidence-based research is largely lacking in this area and many studies include various forms of CAM with small patient numbers and a lack of standardization of the approaches studied. Taichi, Qigong, dance, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, and other CAM therapies are reviewed and there is some evidence for the following: Taichi in sleep an...
Source: International Review of Neurobiology - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Approximately 18% of the US adult population has a mental illness, yet only 13% with mental illness receive any treatment. Although pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy are the mainstays of treatment, treatment discontinuation and failure are common. Skepticism toward such treatments have fueled interest and use of complementary therapies, such as acupuncture, meditation, and natural products. Many medical providers are unaware of the use of these therapies by their patients, and knowledge of the evidence base for these therapies is often lacking. This review presents current evidence-based recommendations for complementary t...
Source: Medical Clinics of North America - Category: Primary Care Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine methods such as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the past years. Well-planned trials are warranted to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging, as both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus, standardized care plans of a randomized control...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2017 Source:Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies Author(s): Sybille Kramer, Dominik Irnich, Stefan Lorenzl The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) methods as acupuncture in palliative care has increased over the last years. Well-planned trials are needed to show its effectiveness in relieving distressing symptoms. The development of treatment schemes to be used in the trial for both acupuncture and medical symptom control is challenging: Both acupuncture and palliative care are highly individualized. Thus standardized care plans of a randomized controlled tr...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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