Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn't Fast or Easy
Missouri started offering alternatives to opioids for Medicaid patients battling chronic pain and found that only a small fraction of users accessed the program. Describes how alternatives like chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy are more time consuming forms of care and how often times, clinics are weary of accepting Medicaid as a payer. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for whiplash-associated disorder following road traffic collision: a physiotherapy service evaluation - Stuart S, Armstrong M, Sewell J, Dixon C, Morris R.
BACKGROUND: Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is a common musculoskeletal condition that frequently occurs following a road traffic collision. Physiotherapy is often prescribed to help with the symptoms and injuries. Research evidence has demonstrated tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A natural remedy for sleep problems: Can acupuncture help with insomnia?
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years, and many scientific studies attest to its health benefits. Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic pain and nausea. But recent studies show that it can also be used to help people with insomnia. How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture is a traditional medicine and healing art that originated in China. It was developed around 100... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis Medicare Opts to Cover Acupuncture for Pain Amid Opioid Crisis
CMS reverses its past stance on acupuncture and outlines terms for Medicare coverage of the treatment for low back pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medicare to Cover Some Acupuncture in AAFP Advocacy Win
CMS announced new Medicare coverage for acupuncture for chronic low back pain, cementing a proposed policy that the Academy endorsed last summer. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 28, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in LA? How about the 70th floor with a DTLA view
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

The coolest place to do yoga in L.A. is 70 floors above it
An acupuncture pop-up, stream New York's most cultish class, sky-high yoga and a way to pay it forward with a massage: Here are a few ways to keep on top of those wellness goals. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Medicare Will Now Pay For Acupuncture In Part Due To Opioid Abuse
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Medicare will now cover acupuncture for patients with chronic low back pain in part because of the widespread abuse of opioids in America. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Woman tells how she beat her migraines with acupuncture after years of pills and restrictive diets
Samantha Fletcher had her first migraine aged 13 and described it as 'terrifying'. Migraines are thought to be caused by temporary changes to the nerves, chemicals, blood vessels in your brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Acupressure Associated With Improved Cancer Pain and Reduced Opioid Use
A study showed that acupuncture use brought a significant reduction in pain along with a decreased use of analgesics. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kevin Wright Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer Treatment
Title: Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer TreatmentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: How acupuncture could relieve pain of chemo patients 
Nerve damage is a common side effect of chemotherapy. A study at The Christie NHS Trust in Manchester - believed to be the largest of its kind - suggests acupuncture could help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture isn't just for pain: It helps you sleep better, studies show
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique used to treat a variety of illnesses, particularly those that involve pain. The ancient Chinese believed that when the flow of energy or qi inside the body is disrupted, an individual’s health suffers as a consequence. The illness that results from this can only be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease a Common Side Effect of Cancer Treatment, Dry Mouth
FRIDAY, Dec. 27, 2019 -- Dry mouth can be a troubling side effect of radiation therapy, but acupuncture may ease its symptoms, a new study suggests. Of 339 patients getting radiation for head and neck cancer in the United States and China, those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture Associated With Cancer Pain Reduction
Acupuncture Associated With Pain Reduction in Cancer Patients (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture's impact on the body, mind and spirit
(World Scientific) This book presents well researched information on each acupuncture Point. It provides the student and practitioner with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic effects of the Points, drawing on current information and personal experience as well as clinical observations from as far back as the Ming Dynasty and beyond. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Acupressure May Help Cancer Patients Control Pain
Review also shows link between acupuncture or acupressure and reduction in analgesic use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 24, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Acupuncture Associated With Pain Reduction in Cancer Patients Acupuncture Associated With Pain Reduction in Cancer Patients
A large meta-analysis found that real acupuncture was associated with a significant reduction in pain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Acupressure May Help Cancer Patients Control Pain
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- The use of acupuncture and/or acupressure is associated with reduced cancer pain and decreased use of analgesics, according to a review published online Dec. 19 in JAMA Oncology. Yihan He, Ph.D., from the Second Affiliated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evaluating clinical evidence of acupuncture, acupressure for improving cancer pain?
This study (called a systematic review and meta-analysis) combined results from 14 randomized clinical trials to evaluate evidence of an association between acupuncture and acupressure for reducing pain in patients with cancer. Previous studies have had inconsistent findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 19, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

True Acupuncture Shows Promise for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
True acupuncture resulted in fewer and less severe radiation-induced xerostomia symptoms in this phase III study. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - December 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

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Where do ancient practices fit into modern medicine? From herbs and teas to tai chi and acupuncture, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the balance of modern and traditional. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Cases of Radiation - Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
Patients receiving true acupuncture have significantly lower least square mean xerostomia score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fewer Cases of Radiation-Induced Xerostomia Found With Acupuncture
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Acupuncture results in significantly fewer and less severe symptoms of radiation-induced xerostomia (RIX) among patients with oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal carcinoma, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 6, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prestigious NY Cancer Center Will Spend $3.7M To Study Bogus Cancer Treatment
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center just announced a 3.7M grant to study acupuncture in cancer patients. Acupuncture is pure pseudoscience, and pushing it on vulnerable cancer patients is unethical. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Trust sued over Huntington ’s disease non-disclosure
Case could result in shift in confidentiality rules Related items fromOnMedica Men ’s dementia risk higher after androgen deprivation therapy Patients with genetic disease history face discrimination GMC stresses duty to report poor care NICE calls for consistent clinical and social care in cerebral palsy Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Suffering from bad knees, some look for alternatives to surgery
Methods for possible relief can take time, assuming the damage isn’t too far gone, and include cartilage repair, weight loss, acupuncture, external braces, among others. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sally Squires Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Sensory Testing, Pain, and Functionality Acupuncture and Sensory Testing, Pain, and Functionality
What have we learned about the effects of true acupuncture? Can it help reduce pain and improve functionality among those with chronic pain?Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture in suicidal ideation and cortisol level in dysthymic patients with comorbid opiate use disorders enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial - Pirnia B, Mohammadi AR, Zahiroddin A, Bazargan NM, Malekanmehr P, Pirnia K.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death around the world. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis disorder is involved in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior. Acupuncture by regulating the activity of the HPA axis could regulate the secret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

There ’s ‘Scarce Evidence’ to Suggest Cannabis Improves Mental Health Symptoms, a New Research Review Says
Marijuana is more mainstream than it’s ever been. A growing number of states are legalizing it medicinally and recreationally; millions of people are vaping products that contain the compound THC (potentially to the detriment of their health); and non-psychoactive CBD is in everything from beauty products to seltzer water. This spring, Google searches for CBD exceeded searches for buzzy health topics like acupuncture, apple cider vinegar and meditation, according to a recent JAMA Network Open analysis. The problem: Even though many consumers turn to cannabis compounds, known as cannabinoids, to soothe issues like dep...
Source: TIME: Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to help with depression in patients after stroke
(Natural News) Acupuncture is an age-old traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that has withstood the test of time. Even today, acupuncture is still used to assist in healing and recovery, as well as to relieve discomfort and pain. Acupuncture therapy is popular among patients who have undergone intensive and harsh treatments, such as surgeries and chemo-radiation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture is BETTER than opioids, especially for treating pain
(Natural News) Opioid-related overdose is a top concern in the U.S., where it claims around 130 lives every day, according to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In the midst of this crisis, people have turned to alternative treatments for pain relief. A therapy that’s gaining ground is acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Al Gore on Impeachment, Adam Silver on China and Selma Blair on Her MS Diagnosis: Here Are Biggest Moments From the TIME 100 Health Summit
TIME held its first TIME 100 Health Summit on Thursday aiming to define — and shape — the future of health care. The Summit, which is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, featured scientists, politicians and entertainers, such as former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, actress Selma Blair, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, comedian Tig Notaro and former Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen. The day included a range of interviews, panels and performances. Here are the biggest moments from the Summit. Former Vice ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized Comedy HealthSummit19 onetime Source Type: news

Acupuncture may improve standard treatments for chronic headache
(Natural News) Headaches are associated with pain that can be trifling when mild and disabling when severe. A minor headache may not be a cause of concern, although what causes it is still unclear. However, some headaches, such as those that develop after the age of 50 and are accompanied by other symptoms like fever,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Your Pets
If your pet has arthritis, allergies, digestive issues, hip dysplasia, or certain neurological disorders, your vet may recommend acupuncture. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FPs Fight to Retain Full Scope, Ensure High-quality Care
The Reference Committee on Practice Enhancement at the 2019 Congress of Delegates discussed topics including privileging, credentialing, scope of practice and acupuncture. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - September 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Warts can be cleared with acupuncture
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional form of medicine used by the ancient Chinese to relieve pain and other ailments. Today, it is commonly associated with the use of needles that target certain points or meridians spread throughout the body. Over the years, research have produced sufficient evidence to support the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating a number of conditions, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture can improve quality of life for those with COPD
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a deadly disease with a high mortality rate. It is characterized by obstruction of the airflow and inflammation along the airways, which affect an individual’s ability to breathe. Due to these factors, people with COPD tend to suffer from breathlessness and are limited in terms of physical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korean researchers find that moxa can effectively treat overactive bladder
(Natural News) Moxibustion is an age-old external treatment used in traditional Chinese medicine. It involves the burning of dried herbs like mugwort or wormwood on top of an acupuncture needle or over a layer of ginger or salt placed on the skin. Based on a bibliometric analysis on studies conducted from 1954 to 2007 in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physiotherapy most effective approach for runner ’s knee
Best way to prevent PFP is to do a variety of sports and build up intensity, and to improve thigh muscle strength Related items fromOnMedica Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence Falls prevention services are not evidence-based Advise bowel cancer patients to take more exercise Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 6, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture could be used to treat alcohol dependency by 'activating brain pathways'
Researchers in South Korea created alcohol dependent rats which had withdrawal symptoms. Brain pathways were 'restored' pathways impaired in alcoholics, the team said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers determine local acupuncture needling is important for treating peripheral neuropathy successfully
(Natural News) Researchers recently found a connection between local acupuncture points and the peripheral nerves involved in neuropathy and neuropathic pain. They concluded that stimulating those local points with needles ensures the successful treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Numerous studies show that acupuncture improves medical conditions like chronic lower back pain, migraine and tension headaches, and chemotherapy-related... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Say That Acupressure May Relieve Chronic Back Pain
BOSTON (CBS) – Michigan researchers have found that a traditional Chinese medicine technique may reduce pain in patients with chronic back problems, and it’s not acupuncture. Unlike acupuncture which involves needles, acupressure uses a finger, thumb or device to apply pressure to specific points on the body to treat ailments, including pain. Researchers at the University of Michigan studied 67 volunteers with chronic back pain and found that those who applied acupressure themselves for 27 to 30 minutes a day over six weeks reported less pain and, in some cases, less fatigue. Many people with chronic back pain ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Chronic Back Pain Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica
Acupuncture can relieve leg pain in patients with chronic discogenic sciatica, a small sham-controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of ear acupuncture for trauma-related disorders after large-scale disasters: a protocol of systematic review - Kwon CY, Lee B, Kim SH.
BACKGROUND: This systematic review protocol describes the methods that will be used to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ear acupuncture for trauma-related disorders after large-scale disasters. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The following electronic data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Aug 2 2019 This Week in Cardiology Aug 2 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Digoxin, acupuncture and angina, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, bariatric surgery, and cardiac device complications are the topics John Mandrola covers in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 2, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Acupuncture for hearing loss after traumatic brain injury: a protocol for systematic review of randomized controlled trial - Wang WF, Yang LH, Yu HJ, Zhang SH, Xiao JQ.
This study aims to systematically assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture on hearing loss (HL) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: In this study, the following databases will be retrieved from inception up to the May... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Stable Angina'Too Good to Be True'Acupuncture for Stable Angina'Too Good to Be True '
The results of a randomized trial of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic stable angina are simply unbelievable, says Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Chronic Stable Angina Acupuncture Shows Promise in Chronic Stable Angina
Acupuncture on relevant acupoints, added to standard antianginal medication, reduced angina frequency and pain intensity in a sham-controlled study conducted in China.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 29, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news