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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
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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

Study: Acupuncture could help incontinence, not some infertility cases
Acupuncture received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Benefits for Stress Incontinence, Not for PCOS-Related Infertility (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Two new trials in JAMA report mixed findings for acupuncture: One shows that acupuncture may help treat stress urinary incontinence, while the other shows no effect on infertility … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Incontinence, Not Infertility
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, Not Certain Infertility Cases
Research yields mixed results for this traditional Chinese treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can electroacupuncture decrease stress incontinence?
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve a common type of urinary incontinence in women, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Consider Acupuncture for Incontinence, But Not Infertility Due To PCOS
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- Acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old healing technique, received mixed reviews in two new studies from China -- one focusing on incontinence and the other on a cause of female infertility. A research team found acupuncture did... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture: Yes for Urinary Incontinence, No for PCOS Infertility (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two acupuncture studies find different outcomes in different conditions (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 27, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
(Penn State) Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an international team of researchers. The finding casts doubts on previous smaller trials that have suggested that acupuncture may improve reproductive function in women affected by infertility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be a safe and effective alternative to dangerous painkiller drugs in hospitals
(Natural News) A recent study published in MJA.com.au revealed that acupuncture may serve as a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for patients arriving at a hospital’s emergency room. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia that examined 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine, or ankle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem, NC. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical director.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist opens integrative medicine clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has opened an integrative medicine clinic in Winston-Salem. The clinic, called Wake Forest Baptist Health Integrative Medicine - Highland Oaks, offers a variety of wellness and medical therapies, including acupuncture and healing touch therapy. “This is a true integrative medicine clinic where conventional medical care is honored alongside diet and life style factors, and select health and wellness therapies,” said Russ Greenfield, the clinic’s medical director.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Acupunture may be effective tool against pain in ER
Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports. " While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER
Title: Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ERCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 19, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture 'could treat pain in A & E'
Acupuncture  could be a safe alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients arriving at accident and emergency, a study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
(RMIT University) The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients.Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain.But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. Veterans
Title: Bill Seeks to Provide Acupuncture to U.S. VeteransCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 16, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Disruptive pain increases risk of early death
Mortality risk rises with extent of pain Related items fromOnMedica Long use of pain relievers associated with hearing loss NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain Public willing to give pain relief to dying friends Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory for knee osteoarthritis Acupuncture doesn ’t improve chronic knee pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Electronic skull cap that mimics acupuncture found to boost brain cancer survival by 13%
(Natural News) Glioblastoma multiforme – or GBM – is a very dangerous type of cancerous tumor usually located in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, but which can also develop elsewhere in the brain or in the spinal cord. This type of cancer is highly malignant because the cancer cells reproduce very quickly and are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can daith piercings help with a migraine? What the experts say
What is a migraine, what is a daith piercing, and could one help with migraines? Learn about alternative treatments for migraines including acupuncture. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Headache / Migraine Source Type: news

A Report from SOMA SA 2017
Charlotte, N.C. - During EMS Week 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the Special Operations Medical Association’s 2017 Scientific Assembly (SOMA SA) held at Charlotte Convention Center. Picture a conference filled with camouflage and dress uniforms. Medics and medical teams from the US Army “Green Berets” and Rangers; US Navy SEALS; US Air Force Pararescue; US Coast Guard Tactical Teams, and other “special operators” from NATO partner forces across the globe coming together for medical learning and information sharing.  Military nurses, PAs, physicians/surgeons, clinical researchers a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news