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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

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 Operations - May 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William K. Atkinson, PhD, MPH, MPA, EMT-P Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Yoga, Tai Chi Used for Chronic Relief of Back Pain - AARP
4 hours ago ... Increasingly, more people are using alternative methods, such as massage, physical therapy and acupuncture in the treatment of chronic back  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 4, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Large trial of acupuncture for allergic asthma finds benefits in quality of life
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A large randomized controlled, pragmatic trial involving 1445 patients with allergic asthma found that an integrative medicine approach in which acupuncture is added to routine care demonstrated improvements in both quality of life and physical and mental health for those receiving acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Two papers challenge exclusion of acupuncture in government guidelines
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Even as news in the United States recently highlighted the growing inclusion of acupuncture and other complementary and integrative medicine therapies in guidelines for multiple pain conditions, the exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines is challenged in a paper and a commentary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Harvard & UT researchers propose systems connection in acupuncture & 21st century medicine
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Harvard University's renown fascia researcher Helene Langevin, MD, and co-author Rosa Schnyer, PhD, LAc propose that elements of classical acupuncture 'are related to important 21st century advances in physiology and medicine, including systems biology, cross-system integration, matrix biology and mechanotherapeutics.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

9 Ways Cats Make Our Lives Better (Kind Of)
Someone once said that the dog was “man’s best friend,” and the expression stuck. Well… not for everyone! A lot of us out there are on Team Cat! Yes, cats can be kind of aloof. And, sure, they lie down on the job a lot. But to us, they’re purr-fect. In fact, the brain structure that controls their emotions is practically identical to ours! Which may be why we so easily forgive our adorable kitties for all sorts of behavior — because deep down we know that our furry friends truly love us. That’s why we’ve partnered with Tidy Cats to pinpoint nine crazy ways our cats are actua...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture to improve blood sugar regulation in overweight and obese women
New research in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help regulating blood sugar levels in overweight or obese women who are unable to exercise, and in women with PCOS.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Learning To Live With Ulcerative Colitis
When I first wrote about living with ulcerative colitis (UC), I was very optimistic, as I typically am. I had just been released from the hospital and was on a heavy dose of steroids to control my symptoms and inflammation. I was a rookie. I didn’t know what was to come, but I was just so happy to get back to my normal life and be free. What I didn’t know was that three years later, I still won’t have found freedom from my disease. Three years. Three years of pain, various medications, steroids, colonoscopies, blood labs, tests, trips to Mass General, desperate calls to my doctor. One of the worst parts a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body
Back when I was 30, my life fell apart. My marriage collapsed, I sank into a depression, and I lost my home, money, and self-respect. I also blew out my knee. I wish I could say I injured it climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or something, but no—it was nothing that exciting. Here’s what happened: One afternoon, right in the middle of my God-awful divorce, I turned my head to look at something over my right shoulder, and suddenly my left knee...exploded. It made a sound like a gunshot, and I felt something inside the joint go snap. Then my leg went out from under me, and I hit the ground in agony. When I finally stood ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Singer Duncan pins hopes on acupuncture  
Hollyoaks star Duncan James, 38, has turned to acupuncture to try to rid himself of the excruciating pain he suffers after spinal surgery last year, when he had two operations for a slipped disc. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do patients want complementary and alternative treatments and will they pay cash for them?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) While complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy are usually offered in outpatient settings, a new study has shown that the majority of hospitalized patients perceived such integrative services to be helpful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Infographic: Acupuncture use is on the rise
Learn more about acupuncture and the benefits.  (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Diagnose cauda equina promptly, MDU warns GPs
MDU pays £12.5m in compensation and legal fees – delays cause serious long-term harm Related items fromOnMedica Neck pain and disc disorders Opioid or muscle relaxant no extra benefit for back pain Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Transforming MSK care and patient outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Needle Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review
RAND Corporation. 03/09/2017 This 116-page report provides information about a systematic review that synthesized evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of needle acupuncture - used adjunctively or as monotherapy - to provide estimates of its efficacy and safety for treating adults diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It identifies potential benefits of acupuncture for PTSD and depression symptoms compared with control groups in the months following treatment, although the quality of the evidence underpinning these estimates is limited. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Me...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture Reduces Two Types of Cancer Pain Acupuncture Reduces Two Types of Cancer Pain
The largest study of its kind found that the Chinese medicine is effective only for the treatment of two kinds of pain; some US experts disagreed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ACP Update on Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines
The update includes a nod to tai chi as a nondrug intervention and further supports acupuncture. But even new research falls short in 2 important ways. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 8, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Blog Pain Source Type: news

How the Body and Brain Achieve Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief via Acupuncture
Research describes how acupuncture may relieve pain in people with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) while also showing acupuncture’s effects in the brain ’s pain centers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

At 21, This Breakout NBA Star Has A Wellness Plan Even Mortals Can Follow
Aaron Gordon entered the NBA in 2014 as an enticing young prospect who’d already achieved tremendous success at every major level. After capturing two California state championships and dominating the AAU circuit, he earned MVP honors from the highly prestigious McDonald’s All-American Game ― an award previously won by the likes of LeBron James, Jabari Parker and Dwight Howard. In college, he was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while guiding Arizona to the Elite Eight. Finally, the Orlando Magic made the San Jose native the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft, providing one of the league’s most hapl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improved neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury by activating BDNF/TrkB pathway - Li X, Chen C, Yang X, Wang J, Zhao ML, Sun H, Zhang S, Tu Y.
How to promote neural repair following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has long been an intractable problem. Although acupuncture has been demonstrated to facilitate the neurological recovery, the underlying mechanism is elusive. Brain-derived neurotrophic fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

AHN opens new holistic treatment center at Bellevue campus
Allegheny Health Network has opened its new Center for Complementary and Integrative Health inside the Allegheny General Hospital Suburban Campus in Bellevue, a comprehensive treatment model aimed at addressing patients' "mind, body and spirit," according to the system. The center, funded through a grant from the Suburban Health Foundation, incorporates both evidenced-based medicine and integrative medical modalities like massage therapy, acupuncture and Tai Chi. It will be directed by Dr. Sandra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Acupuncture Can Ease Wrist Pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture produced changes in the brain and nerves that produced lasting relief from wrist pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture Wrists Brain Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Alternative and Complementary Medicine Pain Source Type: news

Ditch the paracetamol and try ACUPUNCTURE
Massachusetts General Hospital said it could work by rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in the brain. This is the region which receives signals related to the sense of touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for relief, pregnant women turn to marijuana despite medical advice
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal. That ’s triggered a concern among health professionals about the use of marijuana by pregnant women.Along with the broader availability of marijuana comes the perception that it is a harmless substance, health professionals say. But pregnant women, who may be seeking relief from a variety of ailments, should be aware of the potential health consequences of marijuana use.To understand how marijuana affects expectant mother...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Don't Do This: 150 Medical Practices That Are All Failures
An Australian review uncovered 156 medical practices that are ineffective, harmful, or both. Acupuncture is a particularly egregious example, accounting for 10 of the 156 examples of bad medicine. Why do people keep doing this stuff? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Don't Do This: 156 Medical Practices That Are All Failures
An Australian review uncovered 156 medical practices that are ineffective, harmful, or both. Acupuncture is a particularly egregious example, accounting for 10 of the 156 examples of bad medicine. Why do people keep doing this stuff? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis
True acupuncture beat out sham acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture in reducing migraine frequency and severity in patients without aura, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 24, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture might help prevent migraines
(Reuters Health) - For people with a certain type of migraine headache, regular acupuncture treatments may help reduce the frequency of these debilitating attacks, a recent study from China suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture shows promise in migraine treatment, study says
When most people get a headache, a simple over-the-counter pain reliever and a few moments of quiet can usually do the trick. But for millions of Americans suffering from debilitating migraines, the pain can be so intense that relief may seem out of reach. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Lessens Migraine Attacks in Chinese Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lack of full blinding a major trial limitation (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Doctors Have Been Treating Lower Back Pain All Wrong
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Have Been Treating Lower Back Pain All Wrong
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

If You Have Lower Back Pain, Don't Reach For A Pill
The American College of Physicians issued a new guideline for managing patients with low back pain this week, recommending nonpharmacologic approaches such as heat, massage and acupuncture as first-line treatment. This represents a change from their previous guideline published in 2007. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Mt. Sinai Merger Shuts New York's Integrative Medicine "Crown Jewel"
This article is one in a series on significant ups and downs with major centers. We see significant expansion at Jefferson in Philadelphia, a new 17,000 square foot space for the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, and system-wide integrative health at Meridian Health. The build-up of integrative health and research in the Veterans Administration with which Kligler is now involved is another bright light. Meantime, on the deficit side: the shutdown of the Banner/Center for Integrative Health in Phoenix which was intended as a proving ground for integrative care; the Allina/Penny George Institute shu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Drugs for Back Pain, New Guidelines Say
The American College of Physicians says back pain of all kinds should be treated with natural and alternative therapies, such as exercise, acupuncture and mindfulness. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - February 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

ACP Guideline: Start with Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH The American College of Physicians now recommends nonpharmacologic therapies — including superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation — as first-line treatment for patients with acute or subacute low back pain (lasting 12 weeks or less). The new guideline, published in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

ACP: Non-Drug Tx Preferred for Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Try exercise, mindfulness, acupuncture or yoga before NSAIDs (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 13, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bad back? Use yoga, acupuncture and heat packs NOT drugs
BACK pain should be treated with hot or cold compression packs, acupuncture, yoga, tai chi and spinal manipulation and with drugs only as a last resort, new guidelines said. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to help treat men with erectile dysfunction and fertility issues
(Natural News) Today, infertility is threatening the peace and joy in many homes. No matter how hard they try, about 12 percent of American women aged between 15 and 44 years have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When it comes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Underway In Boston To Help Dogs Live Longer
BOSTON (CBS) – With a bounce in her step and a healthy wag in her tail, only the white on her face begins to betray her age. “She’s a typical golden retriever, a real pleaser, happy to hear your voice, wants to be around all the time,” an instant smile comes to Beth McGoldrick’s face when she talks about her dog, Layla, who just turned 12. “She’s really been a fantastic dog. It was heartbreaking to see her go lame.” That was when Layla was just 6 years old. Beth did everything she could to get her faithful companion back on her feet. For Layla that now means routine acupunctu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall MSPCA-Angell Rapamycin Source Type: news

NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain
No simple analgesics provide clinically important effects over placebo for spinal pain Related items fromOnMedica NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission No role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Liver transplant for paracetamol overdose rates vary widely across Europe Pregnancy paracetamol warning (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Corrigendum to "Acupuncture treatment modulates the corticostriatal reward circuitry in major depressive disorder" [J. Psychiatr. Res. 84 (2017) 18-26] - Wang Z, Wang X, Liu J, Chen J, Liu X, Nie G, Jorgenson K, Sohn KC, Huang R, Liu M, Liu B, Kong J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Rejuvenation Secret for Elevating Energy, Creativity & Well-being
Our culture is so accustomed to staying busy and feeling productive that we sometimes forget the importance of simply being without a goal or end result in mind--or worse, we confuse being with being lazy. As you settle in for the winter, give yourself permission to rest and relax. When you don't give yourself the time and space to slow down and literally hibernate, it can be challenging to access optimal levels of energy and creativity.  Professional athletes know this well. They consistently schedule rest days so they do not overtrain. Otherwise they set themselves up for injury or burnout, or they simply can't per...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction: Could acupuncture be non-invasive CURE to make men last longer?
ACUPUNCTURE could help men stave off erectile dysfunction and last longer in the bedroom, university experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture cure erectile dysfunction?
Experts at the University of Sheffield found various alternative treatments - including acupuncture and a Korean topical cream - have significant desirable effects for men with sexual dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain, depression
Acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression, health specialists have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 30, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
(University of York) Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Comment on: A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture - Sodhi PK, Takkar B, Sodhi JP, Sodhi N.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news