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Controlling diabetes with your phone might be possible someday
(Rutgers University) Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integrative medicine approaches for pain treatment -- can they be an alternative to opioids?
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia -- a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research
The data support a trial of acupuncture for some common pain conditions.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder
Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

FDA Turns to Emerging Tech for Opioid Crisis
It will take more than medication alone to win the battle against opioid addiction, and now U.S. clinicians finally have a device-based therapy to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. FDA granted a new indication to Innovative Health Solutions for its NSS-2 Bridge nerve stimulator. The new indication was reviewed under FDA's de novo pathway. “There are three approved drugs for helping treat opioid addiction. While we continue to pursue better medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, we also need to look to devices that can assist in this therapy,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. G...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
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)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA clears Innovative Health Solutions opioid withdrawal treating neuromod
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 - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance innovativehealthsolutions Source Type: news

Operation Goldfinger only made Korean woman's pain worse
The X-ray, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was taken by rheumatologists in Suwon, South Korea, in 2014. The unnamed woman had tried gold-thread acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Evaluate claims of complementary and alternative medicine
This article is written by?Mayo Clinic Staff. ______________________________________________ Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, such as herbal remedies and acupuncture, are growing in popularity. And thanks to increasing research on CAM treatments, doctors are now better able to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances
The opioid epidemic and the growing elderly population underscore the need for effective alternative therapies to treat chronic painMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Potential cancer treatment breakthrough with nanoporous acupuncture needles
(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) Korean researchers newly identified the possibility of cancer treatment, including colorectal cancer, using acupuncture needles that employ nanotechnology for the first time in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause
(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Integrative medicine and pain
The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that in 2011, more than 100,000 American adults suffered from chronic pain. Some chronic pain sufferers turn to prescription opioid medication for relief. Dr Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, says alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation or yoga can be effective [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acupuncture could ease women's vulvar pain
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does acupuncture for diabetes work?
Acupuncture has many uses, but does it work for diabetes? We look what acupuncture is, as well as the risks and benefits of acupuncture for diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Acupuncture can reduce period pain for up to a year
More than half of women in a study carried out by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) in Australia had a least a 50% reduction in the  severity of their pain during their period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals
[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Support a Family Member Struggling with Anxiety
Anxiety is a novel concept in society. Millions of people all over the world struggle with symptoms related to anxiety every day. This common ailment is characterized by uneasiness, uncertainty, obsessive thinking, palpitations, and panic. I can be abrupt and overwhelming, resulting in a feeling of lacking control. However you can support a family member struggling with anxiety. In my entire career as a counselor, I have come across different individuals from diverse backgrounds who tried all means of medication, therapy, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Different treatment options work differently fo...
Source: Psych Central - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Manpreet Lehal, LPCS Tags: Anxiety Family Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Trauma anxious thoughts Entering Therapy family support Stress worry Source Type: news

Personal Health: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain
Specialists are exploring nondrug, noninvasive treatments, some of which have proved highly effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation Back (Human Body Part) Acupuncture Yoga Physical Therapy Source Type: news

TV viewing ‘a potent risk factor’ for disability
Sedentary older people at greatest risk Related items fromOnMedica Moderate exercise improves over-50s ’ brain health Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Tough weekend-only exercise much better than inactivity Guidance to get office workers on their feet Every minute of exercise lowers heart risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows. Such omissions could be risky,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone Leads to Lower Cancer Survival
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked to reductions and delay in opioid consumption following total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that use of electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Electrotherapy, Acupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use After Knee Arthroplasty (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Electrotherapy and acupuncture might help decrease opioid use for pain relief after total knee arthroplasty, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Surgery. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Knee Replacement (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death
Conclusion The results and conclusions of this study are clear: people who choose conventional treatments for cancer (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments) are likely to live longer than those who choose alternative medicine only. It's rare for people to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis. More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. This study doesn't apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. There are some limitations to the study to be aware of: As an observatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Alternative drug-free interventions to manage pain, including acupuncture and electrotherapy, may help reduce the need for prescription painkillers after knee replacement surgery, a new review suggests. " As prescription... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tackling bedwetting: ‘Don’t be afraid to talk about it’
Bedwetting, otherwise known as urinary incontinence or enuresis, is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about. It is estimated that about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6 to 7 years old have some problem with daytime or nighttime wetting. Still, many kids are reluctant to talk about wetting with parents, friends and teachers. Parents themselves often have a hard time confronting the issue. The Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to bedwetting tailored to each child’s individual needs. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness bedwetting Dr. Carlos Estrada enuresis Pamela Kelly Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news

Liberia: Chinese Doctors Teach Liberians
[NEWS] A one-day teaching on the importance of traditional Chinese treatments and Acupuncture was held at the weekend in Monrovia. The teaching exercise was conducted by the Chinese Medical Team in collaboration with the Confucius Institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie reveals she had Bell's palsy this year
The mother-of-six, who has been vocal about her private health battles in the past, said the conditions caused one side of her face to droop, and she needed acupuncture to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottsdale-based acupuncture franchise to rapidly expand in Phoenix, U.S.
How one new franchise is bringing a traditional Chinese medicine art to the masses, and why the franchisees are pinching to get involved. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Saundra Wilson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain
Manual acupuncture is effective in treating period pain and associated symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, according to the results of new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

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)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A diagnosis of dysautonomia sheds new light on Sarah ’s pain
Sarah Fishman exudes vivaciousness and warmth. When describing her favorite activities, mainly swimming and rugby, her energy is infectious. It is hard to imagine that someone as lively as Sarah has been suffering from chronic pain her whole life. Since she was little, Sarah has struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common intestinal disorder that causes stomach pain and colon issues. However, it wasn’t until her junior year of college that she started experiencing symptoms that were no longer recognizable. “My local gastroenterologist kept giving me treatments that weren’t doing anything,&rdqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 5, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Helen Santoro Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Alyssa Lebel dysautonomia headaches irritable bowel syndrome Source Type: news

Does Acupuncture Work? A Quick Review of the Latest Evidence Does Acupuncture Work? A Quick Review of the Latest Evidence
What does the latest evidence say about the efficacy of acupuncture in treating pain, nausea, and more?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Acupuncture confirmed to successfully treat incontinence (without using toxic drugs)
(Natural News) Perhaps nothing can be more debilitating than incontinence. This condition where the pelvic muscles are too weak, which makes retaining fluids difficult, affects approximately 13 million Americans. It’s an extremely embarrassing situation, forcing sufferers to just stay at home. There is a ray of hope, however, for incontinent patients. A recent study conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture causes weight loss by stimulating hormones
Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University found that undergoing acupuncture could help those who are overweight to shed up to 16 pounds (7.2kg) in as little as eight weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Needles and Coffee May Not Mix; Even a Low Dose of Caffeine Blocks Acupuncture ’s Pain Relief in Mice
Researchers find that even the small amounts of caffeine that remain in the body hours after drinking a cup of coffee could potentially reduce acupuncture ’s effect on pain. The study was supported by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Acupuncture does work for pain if twisted correctly
A new LA Biomed study found the treatment elevates nitric oxide, leading to pain relief. This only occurs when needles are slowly twisted with gently force or are heated, say researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKBU's clinical trial acupuncture proves effectiveness for weight control
(Hong Kong Bapstist University) The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control. After an eight-week treatment, the participants' average body weight decreased by 2.47 kg, with a weight loss of 7.2 kg for the most successful participant, whose body mass index dropped by 3.2 kg/m2. The trial was initial testimony to the effectiveness of acupuncture for controlling the weight of adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study shows why acupuncture might work
A new study looks at two different acupuncture techniques in an attempt to explain why it might work and why acupuncture trials have had mixed results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Skeptics, Get Ready: Does This New Study Prove That Acupuncture Really Works?
Acupuncture is an ancient practice with many devotees, but to-date there's been thin scientific evidence for why it works. A new study claims to have found a mechanism to explain the pain relief many say it delivers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Forbes Health Stories: Marijuana For Migraines And Acupuncture In The ER
Here are all the stories we published yesterday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sarah Hedgecock, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Acupuncture: A Possible Way To Treat Pain In The ER?
Acupuncture can be used to treat common causes of pain in the emergency department, and may offer patients a new approach compared with standard pain medications, according to the results of a new Australian study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Acupuncture Could Be A Way To Treat Pain In The ER, But There's A Catch
Acupuncture can be used to treat common causes of pain in the emergency department, and may offer patients a new approach compared with standard pain medications, according to the results of a new Australian study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Why does acupuncture work?
(LA BioMed) New study offers answers for why acupuncture works and why other studies found conflicting results on its effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could acupuncture cure urinary incontinence?
The electroacupuncture method was tested on 504 women who had stress incontinence by researchers at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Title: Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility CasesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news