From vitamin C therapy to acupuncture: Natural ways to prevent and ease shingles
(Natural News) Even though at least one in three people will develop shingles, or herpes zoster, in their lifetime, there are only a handful of effective remedies for the viral disease. A person develops shingles when latent varicella-zoster/chickenpox virus reactivates along the sensory nerves in the skin. The symptoms of shingles include painful blisters that last for about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improves the circulatory system by chartering energy pathways in the body
(Natural News) Acupuncture is now a widely known medicinal alternative to relieve chronic pain. Through skin penetration using small needles, certain nerve endings in our body become stimulated which help relieve us from a lot of health conditions including cardiovascular diseases. Acupuncture does a great deal in promoting a healthy circulatory system. In just one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Fertility? Really?
Despite claims to the contrary by acupuncturists and their fans, acupuncture has never had even a whit of benefit for fertility. Nonetheless, acupuncturists and some poorly informed doctors continue to recommend it, despite admitting they have no idea how it works. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

NCCIH Welcomes Three New Members to Advisory Council
The National Institutes of Health ’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) welcomes three new members—with expertise in acupuncture, natural products, and mind and body approaches—to itsNational Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH). The council serves as the principal advisory body to NCCIH, the lead federal agency for research on complementary and integrative health.  (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 1, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety of electro-acupuncture treatment in improving the consciousness of patients with traumatic brain injury: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial - Liu J, Xue X, Wu Y, Yang C, Li N, Li H.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become a leading cause of death among young people worldwide. Survivors may live with a long-term TBI-related disability or even develop a disorder of consciousness resulting in poor life quality and shortened l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Alternatives for opioids: Does Integrative Medicine hold the answers for non-addictive pain treatment?
(Natural News) A meta-analysis published online in the Anesthesia & Analgesia journal shows that integrative medicine treatments — such as yoga, acupuncture and mindfulness meditation as well as relaxation techniques and massage therapy — show preliminary efficacy in pain management. A team of researchers at the Harvard Medical School reviewed up to 32 studies as part of the review. The experts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Addressing the common flaws often found in arguments against acupuncture: What you really need to know
(Natural News) You might have heard a lot of acupuncture success stories, but if you’ve ever seriously considered this treatment for yourself, you were likely greeted with a lot of skepticism. Here’s a look at some of the common arguments people make against acupuncture and why they’re way off base. The first and possibly most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Finds Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Pain
A new meta-analysis published in theJournal of Pain has found that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain, which may have implications for the way family physicians treat patients with this condition. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Disruptions: Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons
Continually texting and emailing from her smartphone strained the tendons in this tech reporter ’ s phone thumb, which turns out to be an increasingly common condition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NELLIE BOWLES Tags: Text Messaging Smartphones Addiction (Psychology) Anxiety and Stress Tendinosis Acupuncture Source Type: news

Egg-freezing regrets: Half of women who undergo the procedure have some remorse
When 26-year-old Rita Ora announced recently that she had frozen her eggs, she joined a long list of celebrities touting the procedure. “I wanted to be safe,” the singer-actress said. "Bachelorette" star Kaitlyn Bristowe called egg freezing a “backup plan.” Comedian Whitney Cummings tweeted that “freezing my eggs is going great.” And actress Olivia Munn […]Related:Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn’t improve fertility, study saysMen’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help Insomnia in Cancer Patients: Interventions That May Help
Both cognitive-behavioral therapy and acupuncture can significantly reduce insomnia and improve quality of life of cancer patients, the results of a US randomized trial indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture is a popular offering at fertility clinics, but it doesn ’ t improve fertility, study says
Wellness services are the latest craze at fertility clinics. They're side businesses that offer such things as massages, mindfulness meditation and advice on herbs to sprinkle on food that go beyond the medical treatments people are seeking from their physicians. One of the most popular services is acupuncture. The traditional Chinese treatment involves placing sterile needles at […]Related:Men’s depression may lower chances for pregnancy in couples, NIH study suggestsCDC comes close to an all-clear on romaine lettuce as E. coli outbreak nears historic levelSurrogate mothers ask Supreme Court to stop...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBT, Acupuncture Combat Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
A study led by Dr. Jun Mao of MSKCC found CBT and acupuncture each yielded clinically meaningful and durable sleep-related QOL improvements. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Tags: Conferences/ASCO Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integrative Oncology News Source Type: news

CBT Tops Acupuncture for Treating Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
(MedPage Today) -- But both methods provide alternative to sleeping pills (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Acupuncture Does Not Improve Pregnancy Rates
The therapy may have other benefits: Women may feel more relaxed and better about themselves. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture In Vitro Fertilization Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
(American Society of Clinical Oncology) ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
Rates for live births were 18.3 percent in the real acupuncture group and 17.8 percent for those who got the fake treatment -- a statistically non-significant difference, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Doesn't Up Live Birth Rate for Women Having IVF
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), acupuncture at the time of ovarian stimulation and embryo transfer is not associated with a significant difference in live birth rate compared with sham acupuncture,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture's Effect on In Vitro Fertilization Success
(MedPage Today) -- How could it possibly work? Perry Wilson unpacks a new study (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No Evidence Acupuncture Boosts Fertility Treatment
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Although some women may try acupuncture hoping it will help them conceive, new research suggests it won't. The study compared outcomes for more than 800 Australian and New Zealand women who underwent either real or " sham " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychological interventions have benefits for chronic pain
Benefits are small but significant in treating chronic non-cancer pain in adults, analysis shows Related items fromOnMedica Cold water plunge stopped prolonged pain Low back pain often wrongly treated worldwide Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Tunisia:Chinese Acupuncture Gains Wide Popularity in Tunisia
[Focac] Tunis -In a white and yellow two-story building in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, patients were lying relaxed with tiny needles into their skin for acupuncture treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture can relieve neck pain, new study confirms
(Natural News) Do you have a pain in your neck that just won’t go away? Instead of taking painkillers, you could try acupuncture. A Canadian-led review recommended the procedure as a cost-effective and safe way to relieve mechanical neck pain, according to a National Center for Biological Information article. There are many methods of pain treatment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research: Acupuncture helps ease dental anxiety
Acupuncture could help reduce people's anxiety about going to the dentist, according to a review of research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety
(University of York) Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture helps alleviate menopausal symptoms
(Natural News) Most older women will tell you menopause is a difficult stage in life. They experience hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, and a loss of libido, among others. These bothersome symptoms make it harder for them to enjoy life after retirement. Other women take medicine to get going. But recent research shows they... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Curious about acupuncture?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I started chemotherapy last month, and my health care provider suggested I try acupuncture for nausea. How does acupuncture work? Is there any risk to trying it? ANSWER: Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, dates back more than 2,500 years. Acupuncture involves inserting thin, single-use, sterile needles through the skin to identify and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to relieve fibromyalgia pain
Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this article, learn about scientifically proven methods to improve fibromyalgia pain symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fibromyalgia Source Type: news

ESPN host opens up about endometriosis to help others feel like 'they're not alone'
ESPN host Molly Qerim said she treats her endometriosis symptoms with acupuncture. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cool Digs: For a business that involves needles, Mend Acupuncture has a calming decor
Woven fabrics, soft lighting, calming colors and plenty of greenery make up the offices of Mend Acupuncture. The clinic opened in the Remington Row mixed-use development opened in 2016. A second location in Lutherville opened last year. Acupuncture is often used to manage health difficulties such as digestive problems, anxiety and depression, autoimmune disease and discomforts such as headaches and bac k pain. Many women also use acupuncture treatments for help with fertility and premenstrual syndrome.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carley Milligan Source Type: news

Benefits of integrative medicine extend beyond wellness, Mayo Clinic finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Integrative medicine has become an increasingly popular way to enhance treatment for health concerns. At Mayo Clinic, two forms of integrative medicine ? acupuncture and massage ? have already helped numerous patients. In a review of several case studies in Explore, Mayo Clinic researchers examined the potential role of integrative medicine as [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - April 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Practical Ways to Incorporate Acupuncture Into Clinical Practice Practical Ways to Incorporate Acupuncture Into Clinical Practice
With evidence of acupuncture's effectiveness mounting, experts outline practical ways to incorporate this complementary treatment into clinical practice.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Low back pain often wrongly treated worldwide
Subject to inappropriate and costly tests and treatments; best practice guidance ignored Related items fromOnMedica Paracetamol 'does not help back pain or arthritis' Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Nurofen TV ad is banned for being ‘misleading’ NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Woman dies after "live bee acupuncture" session
The alternative medicine procedure involves injecting bee sting venom into the body, and doctors warn of serious risks (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman
Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman Dies From Bee Sting Acupuncture
Title: Woman Dies From Bee Sting AcupunctureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - March 22, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Harvard scientists ask 'what is the point?' in challenge to acupuncture researchers
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The effectiveness of acupuncture compared to standard treatments has led to its growing inclusion in pain guidelines and in delivery organizations like the US military and Veterans Administration, yet many continue to believe acupuncture lacks scientific credibility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles
A woman in Spain died after undergoing a supposedly routine “bee acupuncture” treatment and then suffering an allergic reaction that put her in a coma. The alternative medicine procedure is more or less what its name conjures up: Instead of a needle, an acupuncture practitioner injects bee venom into the body at certain points. In some instances, […]Related:Longtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCTeenage twins needed liver transplants. One of them lived long enough to get his.Former FDA commissioners say right-to-try bills could endanger ‘vulnerable patients’ (Sou...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of acupuncture on the TLR2/4-NF- κB signalling pathway in a rat model of traumatic brain injury - Lin SJ, Cao LX, Cheng SB, Dai QF, Lin JH, Pu L, Chen WH, Zhang YJ, Chen SL, Zhang YM.
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of acupuncture on the TLR2/4-NF- κB signalling pathway in the cortex of Sprague-Dawley rats following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and investigate the possible mechanism underlying the effects of acupuncture on scar repair. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bee Venom Acupuncture: A Therapy That Could Kill You
Researchers report the recent case of a 55-year-old Spanish woman who died after having an alternative procedure known as bee venom acupuncture, in which live bee stings were used, as opposed to standard acupuncture needles. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Bee Acupuncture: Death Would Be One Reason Not To Get It
So who thinks that paying someone to have you stung by bees is a good thing? How about actress Gwyneth Paltrow? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Can acupuncture help alleviate menopausal symptoms?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) An umbrella review from Duke Clinical Research Institute that was a comprehensive assessment of previous systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials has found that women who received acupuncture had less frequent and less severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause than women who did not have acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Debate Continues Over Acupuncture for Pain Debate Continues Over Acupuncture for Pain
Whether or not doctors should recommend acupuncture for pain remains controversial, as evidenced by a new"head-to-head" article in The BMJ.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Spanish woman dies from bee sting acupuncture
The unnamed patient suffered an anaphylactic shock to the venom, which led to a coma and multiple organ failure.  She passed away weeks later in a Madrid hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to help normalize uric acid levels, reduce risk of gout and kidney damage
(Natural News) Acupuncture helps normalize uric acid levels, reducing the risk of gout and kidney damage, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Carried out by a team of researchers from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the study investigated the effects of acupuncture therapy at specific areas on serum uric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing Sham Acupuncture: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, silly rhymes cross cultural boundaries (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to relieve depression symptoms at the molecular and behavioral levels
(Natural News) As a fundamental element of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to remedy a wide array of ailments for thousands of years. Only recently has it been utilized as a treatment for depression. Its efficacy against this mood disorder has been called into question by a multitude of mental health professionals. This,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news