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ANH-Intl News Alerts
News snippets on FDA beverage guidelines, crackdowns on dietary supplements, TCM, GM labelling and the loss of a leading East-West integrator (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - January 29, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Acumedic acupuncture Athletics Australia avocado beverage guidelines CFDA Chinese Food and Drugs Administration Chinese Medical Institute and Register Chinese medicine Chinese Medicine Council CMIR diabetes dietary supplements Dr Source Type: news

NICE approves migraine magnet therapy
“Hope for migraine sufferers as gadget that zaps pain with the push of a button is approved,” says the Mail Online, reporting a newly approved magnetic therapy. The widespread media coverage follows the publication of new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of a device that gives magnetic pulses for the prevention and treatment of migraines. This type of therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).   What is TMS and how does it work? TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. The treatment involves the person holding a device on th...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Neurology QA articles Source Type: news

Stay balanced this winter using traditional Chinese nutrition
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is most well known for acupuncture, but that is just part of the comprehensive medical system, which can help maintain balance throughout our seasonal ebbs and flows. In TCM, nutrition plays a vital role and is looked at from many angles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-ray reveals hundreds of gold NEEDLES in woman's knees after she has acupuncture for arthritis
The South Korean woman, 65, turned to acupuncture after painkillers failed to reduce her pain, the New England Journal of Medicine reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy ever after: Author Lucinda Riley on how alternative medicine changed her life
BEST-selling novelist Lucinda Riley suffered a catalogue of health problems as a young woman but then she discovered alternative medicine and acupuncture and she has never looked back (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Antibiotics Most Effective in Preventing Recurrent Female Urinary Tract Infections
While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 8, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Female Health Source Type: news

LA BioMed study finds daily antibiotics most effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infection
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of breast cancer drugs
A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2013 Quiz of the Year
In 2013, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2013's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2013's health news... According to the Daily Mail, spiritual people were said to be more likely to be? A) Happy B) Obese C) Mentally ill The Daily Mail also said that Vietnamese mums can teach their baby’s potty training by doing what? A) Withholding food B) Sign l...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Contralateral needling at unblocked collaterals for post-stroke hemiplegia
(Neural Regeneration Research) Professor Huanmin Gao and co-workers from People's Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China performed contralateral needling at acupoints Chize (LU5) and Jianliao (TE14) in 106 stroke patients presenting complete hemiplegia and found that contralateral needling at these two acupoints can significantly promote the recovery of affected limb function of stroke patients with therapeutic effects superior to conventional acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Well: Acupuncture, Real or Not, Eases Side Effects of Cancer Drugs
Both acupuncture and sham acupuncture were effective in reducing menopausal symptoms in women being treated with aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer, a small study found.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture Body Breast Cancer Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Acupuncture Unlikely to Ease Side Effects of InhibitorsAcupuncture Unlikely to Ease Side Effects of Inhibitors
Acupuncture is no better than sham acupuncture at alleviating side effects from aromatase inhibitors in breast cancer patients, a new trial has found. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer drugs: real and fake acupuncture 'relieves side effects'
Anticancer drugs are known to cause an array of side effects for cancer patients. But new research suggests that both real and "sham" acupuncture treatments could help mitigate the side effects of these drugs for breast cancer patients. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer.Researchers from the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, MD, led by Dr. Ting Bao, say their findings may help doctors improve the care of their cancer patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Acupuncture may bring relief to cancer patients
A promising new tool for predicting heart attack, plus, how acupuncture may be helpful for cancer patients. Wendy Gillette has a look at the day’s top health stories. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Breast Cancer
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Cancer Alternative Therapies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture No Better Than ‘Sham’ Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study
Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study
Findings suggest any benefit resulted from placebo effect Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Cancer Alternative Therapies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Real or Sham, Eases Hot Flashes Due to Breast Cancer Chemo - 12/23/13
Both real and sham weekly acupuncture treatments eased hot flashes and other side effects of anticancer drug treatment in a small, preliminary study of breast cancer patients, Baltimore researchers have found. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - December 23, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug Study
Title: Acupuncture No Better Than 'Sham' Version in Breast-Cancer Drug StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/23/2013 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug when receiving acupuncture
(Wiley) A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Both real and 'sham' acupuncture help ease side effects of widely used breast cancer drug
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects while being treated with a widely used drug called an aromatase inhibitor when they get acupuncture -- either the real treatment or a "sham" procedure, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Their findings are published online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture, real or sham, eases hot flashes due to breast cancer chemo
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Both real and sham weekly acupuncture treatments eased hot flashes and other side effects of anticancer drug treatment in a small, preliminary study of breast cancer patients, Baltimore researchers have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients experience fewer side effects from anticancer drug
(Wiley) A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Joanie Stewart of Back to Health Center Named Acupuncture Society of Virginia Treasurer
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture Is Superior to Sham for Painful ConditionsAcupuncture Is Superior to Sham for Painful Conditions
Its difficult to prove the effectiveness of acupuncture, as placebo-controlled trials are problematic. Does this study improve on previous methodology for assessing acupuncture for chronic pain? Evidence-Based Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
Title: Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/17/2013 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 12/18/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Weight Management General)
Source: MedicineNet Weight Management General - December 18, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ear Acupuncture May Hold Promise for Weight Loss
But small study doesn't prove it works, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Obesity, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture in the ear 'helps weight loss'
Acupuncture in the ear can help people shed the pounds, researchers have claimed. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - December 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ear acupuncture 'boosts weight loss'
Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight, with better results if practitioners stimulated five points instead of just one, researchers from Korea claim in a study published in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine.Auricular acupuncture was first used in France in 1956 by Dr. Paul Nogier. He noticed that patients' backache was cured when they received a burn on the ear. Intrigued, he started mapping the ear, pinpointing the spots that correlate to various organs or systems in the body. Dr. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Can acupuncture in your ear help you lose weight?
Researchers at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea, found acupuncture in the ear helped overweight people slim down within eight weeks, especially around the midriff. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists query study saying ear acupuncture aids weight loss
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists derided research published on Tuesday that suggested ear acupuncture may help people lose weight, saying the study's design was flawed and its conclusions highly implausible. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Optimal parameter of Neiguan acupuncture for cerebral infarction
The individual difference and non-repeatability in acupuncture have not only restricted the development of acupuncture, but have also affected the specificity of acupoints. As reported in a recent study published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 28, 2013), acupuncture at Neiguan (PC6) was performed using a custom lifting- and thrusting-controlled machine. A frequency of 1, 2, or 3 Hz and duration of 5, 60, or 180 seconds were used to observe cerebral blood flow and ratio of infarct volume recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Researchers find that propagated sensation along the meridian exists objectively
As the propagated sensation along the meridian is a subjective feeling, there is no direct evidence for its presence. According to a study published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 28, 2013), participants with notable propagated sensation along the meridian were given electro-acupuncture at the Jianyu (LI15) acupoint of the large intestine meridian. When participants stated that the sensation reached the back of their hand, regular nervous system action discharge was examined using a physiological recording electrode placed on the superficial branch of the radial nerve. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

What is the central analgesic mechanism of acupuncture for migraine?
(Neural Regeneration Research) What is the central analgesic mechanism of acupuncture for migraine? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture Could Help in the Dentist's ChairAcupuncture Could Help in the Dentist's Chair
Acupuncture may provide relief for dental patients who reflexively gag during procedures, according to Italian researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture could help in the dentist's chair
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may provide relief for dental patients who reflexively gag during procedures like teeth impressions, according to Italian researchers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture Could Help in the Dentist's Chair
Acupuncture may provide relief for dental patients who reflexively gag during procedures like teeth impressions, according to Italian researchers.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Dental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese Medicinal Diet: Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, December 3rd
Please join us for Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 in  925 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor conference room from 8:00-9:00 am. Please note the venue for this exciting program.  Jingduan Yang, M.D. is presenting and the title of his presentation is: Chinese Medicinal Diet. Dr. Yang is a leading physician at the Myrna Brind Center where he is Director of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program. He is an international expert on classic forms of Chinese Medicine, and he has developed a patient care approach that uniquely incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine,...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - November 22, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: lgm002 Tags: All News Clinicians Teaching Faculty Source Type: news

Using acupuncture, woman no longer has migraines or takes OTC meds
Throughout her teenage years, Tricia had painful migraines and often sought relief from over-the-counter (OTC) medications and physical therapy. However, her debilitating headaches persisted. That's when she turned to acupuncture, which she says has "been a lifesaver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to help your teen return to school after a concussion
It’s not uncommon for a high school athlete to contend with concussion, chemistry and calculus concurrently. But in the setting of concussion recovery, sometimes it may not be a good idea. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released “Return to Learning Following a Concussion,” a clinical report, at its annual meeting in late October. Designed to provide guidance to physicians caring for children after concussion, the report emphasizes cognitive rest and a gradual return to full participation in the classroom. Doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Division of Sports Medicine Sports Conc...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Concussions Kids' safety Sports & exercise Concussion safety treating concussions Source Type: news

Older Lung Cancer Patients Desire Information on Complementary Therapies
Once considered "alternative" treatments, many cancer centers are now using complementary therapies as a regular part of cancer treatment. This integrative approach - combining conventional treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery with complementary treatments such as acupuncture - is designed to treat the whole person; body, mind and spirit....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - November 12, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The effect of acupuncture on neuropathic pain
Peripheral or central nerve injury often leads to neuropathic pain, a chronic condition that can manifest behaviorally as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, and which also results in neurological dysfunction. Acupuncture has been used to treat neuropathic pain for a long time, but its mechanisms of action remain unknown... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Physical Therapy for Knee OsteoarthritisAcupuncture and Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis
Does the integration of acupuncture and exercise-based physical therapy yield improvements for knee osteoarthritis patients? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture effects on neuropathic pain: A study on signal pathways
(Neural Regeneration Research) Peripheral or central nerve injury often leads to neuropathic pain, a chronic condition that can manifest behaviorally as spontaneous pain, hyperalgesia and allodynia, and which also results in neurological dysfunction. Acupuncture has been used to treat neuropathic pain for a long time, but its mechanisms of action remain unknown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Does Acupuncture Improve Dysphasia in Head and Neck Cancer?Does Acupuncture Improve Dysphasia in Head and Neck Cancer?
A pilot study found that quality of life was better after acupuncture treatment, although the difference wasn't significant. The timing and duration might be to blame. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Students of ACTCM Score Above...
Recently released results of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) exam show test takers from the Bay Area-based American College of Traditional Chinese...(PRWeb October 22, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/acupuncture/chinese-medicine/prweb11253367.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 23, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture Reduces Neuropathy Associated With BortezomibAcupuncture Reduces Neuropathy Associated With Bortezomib
In patients with multiple myeloma, an early study suggests that acupuncture may be able to improve neuropathy symptoms associated with bortezomib use. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture eases symptoms of severe depression
Acupuncture therapy combined with anti-depressants has been found to relieve symptoms of depression more effectively than drugs alone (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learn about the many benefits of Chinese cupping therapy
Many of our readers are probably already familiar with some of the more popular modalities of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), such as acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine. But did you know that there is another lesser-known TCM treatment protocol known... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news