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Twitter Chat on Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches
Event Description Have you ever suffered from low-back pain? Have you found it difficult to manage? If so, you aren’t alone. For some people, back pain can become chronic or even debilitating, and difficult to treat. Studies have looked at the benefits of some complementary health approaches, such as spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and yoga, for low-back pain. In fact, they are all included in a longer list of treatment options recommended by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians for patients whose low-back pain does not improve with more conservative care. (Source: ...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Chronic Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches
This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and yoga, the complementary approaches most often used by people for chronic low back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 27, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Three Holistic Treatments Helping Addicts Recover
Whether used individually or in combination, it is clear that acupuncture, yoga, and mindfulness meditation each provide benefits to those recovering from addiction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine alcohol alcohol abuse alcoholism depression drug abuse drug addiction heroin meditation mindfulness meditation opioid abuse substance abuse Yoga Source Type: news

Acupuncture and breast cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz reports on a new study that finds acupuncture may help breast cancer patients who are in pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Top Treatment Centers in the World
What is the definitive short list of rehabs for all budgets?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna B. David Tags: Addiction Health 13 years acupuncture Addiction and Recovery addiction recovery alcoholics alcoholism anxiety arc charlie sheen counselor dozen clients eating disorders interventions journalist mainstream work massage m Source Type: news

Could acupuncture be the solution to our 'coach potato' inflicted back pain?
SLOUCHING, eating on your lap and peering at a computer screen - sound familiar? Sedentary lifestyles contribute to millions of adults suffering with back pain, but could the ancient Chinese method of acupuncture be a simple solution to the problem? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture be the solution to our 'couch potato' inflicted back pain?
SLOUCHING, eating on your lap and peering at a computer screen - sound familiar? Sedentary lifestyles contribute to millions of adults suffering with back pain, but could the ancient Chinese method of acupuncture be a simple solution to the problem? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have documented a direct connection between the use of acupuncture and physical processes that could alleviate sepsis, a condition that often develops in hospital intensive care units, springs from infection and inflammation, and takes an estimated 250,000 lives in the United States every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease
Electroacupuncture may reduce inflammation that causes sepsis death, a recent study has shown. This research shows physical evidence of acupuncture's value beyond any that has been demonstrated before, and also shows potential benefits not just for sepsis, but for treating other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Crohn's disease. While investigating acupuncture mechanisms, the researchers also have determined that fenoldopam, a dopamine receptor agonist, also shows promise as a pharmaceutical sepsis treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture Announces Alternative Measures to...
Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture is now offering alternative options for individuals seeking to prevent the flu in Sacramento, CA.(PRWeb February 20, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11601385.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pets find pain relief using ancient method of acupuncture
Traditional Chinese medicine technique of strategically placing needles to relieve pain symptoms isn't just for humans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lion's Mane Mushrooms for Nerve Damage?
I was diagnosed with transverse myelitis a few months ago. It affects the strength in my left leg. I've read that you suggested Lion's Mane mushroom to help with nerve growth. Would it be helpful to me? I am also doing acupuncture and have adopted an anti-inflammatory diet. If it is appropriate for me to take Lion's Mane, can I do so while breastfeeding? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - February 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment
Johns Hopkins researchers have proven that there is now a solution to the chronic hot flashes caused by breast cancer treatment. (Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles)
Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles - February 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Lillie Shockney Source Type: news

Can pain be 'switched off'?
Conclusion This study adds to the scientific knowledge about which genes play a role in pain response. The study shows an association between a low pain threshold and reduced gene expression in nine locations on the DNA. This means that researchers have found changes not only in genes already known to be involved in pain response, but in other genes as well. As the study was conducted in identical twins, the researchers have also been able to identify that the gene responses started off the same but have become different for some reason. The study shows that there is an association, but it does not provide information abo...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

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