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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

Anxiety: the silent sufferers
New research out this week suggests that anxiety is often suffered in silence, as over two thirds of the estimated three million UK sufferers fail to seek treatment. The study carried out by the British Acupuncture Council and Anxiety UK, to mark World Mental Health Day (10th October), questioned whether sufferers are currently aware of [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - October 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Acupuncture offers new hope in treating depression and anxiety
The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture could be used to treat anxiety and depression instead of drugs, says health features editor Laura Milne (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Equal to Talk Therapy for Recurring DepressionAcupuncture Equal to Talk Therapy for Recurring Depression
Acupuncture appears to be equal to counseling and may offer an additional nonpharmacologic treatment option for patients with moderate to severe depression. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Can a Book End Addiction for Good?
By arguing for AA along with therapy, the authors do a great service to addicts.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - September 26, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna B. David Tags: Addiction Therapy 12-Step Program AA acupuncture addiction recovery addiction specialist alcoholism center founder constance equilibrium first glance groundbreaking holistic initial source interventions marvelous service Source Type: news

Acupuncture or counseling may help depression
Patients who suffer from depression may benefit more from acupuncture or counseling alongside their usual care, compared with usual care alone. This is according to a study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Researchers from the University of York in the UK say that although many patients with depression are interested in receiving non-drug therapies, there is little evidence supporting the use of counseling or acupuncture to treat depression within a primary care environment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

How acupuncture can ease depression: Treatment alongside medication found to improve illness more than drugs alone
A British study found that people who had acupuncture alongside their anti-depressants improved more after three months than those who simply took drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture as good as counseling for depression: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling, suggests a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture as Good as Counseling for Depression
People with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling, suggests a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Depression (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Healing in the Rural Volta Region of Ghana (Victor Elinoff MD)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - September 22, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Effectiveness of acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with lower back pain
The NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme has funded a new feasibility and pilot study to evaluate acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with low back pain. More than two-thirds of pregnant women experience back pain. This interferes with everyday activities, work and sleep. During pregnancy women have limited options to cure back pain... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - September 20, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For chronic illness, sometimes happiness is the best medicine
Minwa When her daughter Minwa Alhamad was just a baby, Dalal Alrefaei noticed something: One of Minwa’s legs wouldn’t bend. The little girl didn’t cry or seem to be in pain, but her knee was hot and swollen. After taking her to a hospital near their home in Kuwait City, doctors told Dalal that Minwa may have had the flu and prescribed ibuprofen. Symptoms improved slightly over the next few days but when Minwa began to walk, Dalal noticed that her heel didn’t touch the floor. This time, her doctors said it might be something muscular, but didn’t have an answer. Dalal took Minwa to Germany for ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 17, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Mooney Tags: All posts Global health Orthopedics Lyle Micheli Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center (PPRC) Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Pain Management
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Source: Springer Medicine titles - September 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What's the POINT of acupuncture? It costs the NHS £25million and promises to cure everything from morning sickness to back ache - but is it all just placebo?
Western practitioners say the needles trigger production of pain-killing chemicals. Sceptics say much of it is down to a placebo effect. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bedwetting treatment starts with open communication
by Scott Howe  “He was 8 years old and still wearing diapers. We knew he had a problem.” – Mother of a boy with a bedwetting issue “It really wasn’t difficult to talk about her wetting as she knew something was wrong. We concentrated on making her comfortable and assuring her all would be fine.” – Mother of a young girl with a wetting problem Urinary incontinence, otherwise known as “enuresis” or “wetting,” is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about it. Of children 6 to 7, about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 22, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts acupuncture Bed wetting biofeedback training Carlos Estrada Reiki therapy urinary tract infections Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news

Our patients’ stories: Treating “all” of Courtney’s headaches
left to right: Alyssa Lebel MD, patient Courtney Macari, Victoria E. Karian, RN, MSN, CPNP, and Lori McDonald-Nolan, RN School can be hard for any kid, but do you know what it’s like to be in class with really bad headaches that make you want to go home every day, or just not get out of bed? That was my life for some time, until Boston Children’s Hospital helped me get better. My name is Courtney Macari, and I am 12 years old. When I was only five I had a traumatic brain injury. One day when the whole class was out in the playground, a boy ran into me, bouncing me into the playground slide. When I got up off t...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 20, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham Chiari Malformation Edward Smith our patients' stories Pediatric Headache Program at Boston Children's Hospital in Waltham Source Type: news

Placebo effects of different therapies not identical
Not all placebos are equal, and patients who respond to one placebo don't always respond to others, according to research published July 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jian Kong from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and colleagues from other institutions. The researchers tested the analgesic effects of genuine acupuncture, sham acupuncture and a placebo pill on healthy participants' pain sensitivity... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials Source Type: news

Review of Research Shows, Overall, Acupuncture Did Not Increase Pregnancy Rates With IVF
An analysis of research conducted on acupuncture as an adjuvant (booster) treatment to in vitro fertilization (IVF) found that, overall, acupuncture did not increase pregnancy rates. However, acupuncture did seem to increase pregnancy success rates at IVF clinics with baseline pregnancy rates that were lower than 32 percent. This review, funded in part by NCCAM, was published online in the journal Human Reproduction Update. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 30, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Does acupuncture work? | Poll
An estimated £25m is spent by the NHS on the treatment, despite a fierce debate as to its efficacy. Do you believe the treatment has a beneficial effect?     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Acupuncture Health guardian.co.uk Science and scepticism The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) UK news NHS Alternative medicine Editorial Comment is free Source Type: news

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Culture Health Science and scepticism Features NHS Alternative medicine The Observer Source Type: news

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Science and scepticism Alternative medicine Health Culture NHS Acupuncture Source Type: news

What are the Recommendations for Neuromaging Because of Headaches?
Discussion Headaches are not only painful but can significantly affect the lives of patients and families. Education and support for patients is key to managing headaches. Detailed diaries not only help with initial diagnosis but also chronic management. Common headache types include: Tension headache Location – bilateral Intensity – mild or moderate Description – non-pulsating tightening or pressure Activities – not aggravated by usual activities Duration – 30 minutes – continuous Frequency – 15 days per month for more than 3 months for chronic tension headache Treatment &ndash...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Acupuncture May Help During Cancer Treatment
Did you know that many doctor recommend having acupuncture as a complementary therapy for people undergoing cancer? While acupuncture does not treat cancer directly, it can aid in relieving the side of treatment. Learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you during treatment. ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - July 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture To Improve In Vitro Fertilization Rates: Review Finds Mixed Results
Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The analysis from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is published in the online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Univ. of Maryland review finds mixed results for acupuncture to improve in vitro fertilization rates
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization, may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The analysis from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is published in the June 27 online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chinese herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine cure gout: Studies
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, and other lesser-known modalities to treat a wide variety of diseases including gout. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old, and well-respected worldwide as an alternative to conventional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AAOS Knee OA Guidelines Likely to Be ControversialNew AAOS Knee OA Guidelines Likely to Be Controversial
Revised clinical guidelines for knee OA recommend against intraarticular hyaluronic acid, acetaminophen doses higher than 3 g/day, acupuncture, glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate, and needle lavage. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Veterinary Hospital in Tampa Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Free Pet Diagnostic Services
TAMPA, Fla., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre in Tampa, FL announced that the veterinary hospital is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. In celebration of the animal hospital's 10th anniversary, the vet clinic is offering the following services for free: heartworm testing, microchip insert or an intestinal parasite test. In addition to the free anniversary services, the veterinary hospital is equipped to provide pet acupuncture, custom and holistic therapies, wellness packages, pet vaccinations, allergy testing, DNA testing, lab work, digital radiology, ultrasounds, pet dental c...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Holistic Treatments Support Natural Weight Loss Says Edison Chiropractor
EDISON, N.J., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Backsmart Wellness Center in Edison, NJ is educating weight loss patients about the benefits of holistic treatments including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and custom wellness programs. According to Edison chiropractor Dr. Michael Lagana, these holistic treatments help patients lose weight by resetting the metabolism and stopping the cycle of over-eating and poor nutrition. Dr. Lagana recommends a holistic approach for long-term weight management and whole body health. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Cancer
Acupuncture for cancer is now offered by many cancer centers. What are the benefits of acupuncture for people with cancer and what are the possible risks? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Don't claim acupuncture works, NHS hospital told: Institution criticised over leaflets that made bogus claims about the treatment
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), which offers alternative treatments from hypnosis to homeopathy, has been told to stop misleading patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli tiger undergoes acupuncture for chronic ear infection
14-year-old tiger Pedang has had ear infection for one year that antibiotics won't cure (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Israeli Zoo uses acupuncture to treat tiger
A zoo and safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel, is using acupuncture to deal with their 14-year-old Sumatran tiger's chronic ear condition, after conventional treatments failed to cure the problem. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does Sex Have to Do With Fertility?
Positive sexual activity creates a loop of blood flow in your body to not only increase your sexual pleasure but to support your baby making efforts!read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 7, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Pamela Madsen Tags: Self-Help Sex acupuncture Acupunture anatomy project blood flow blood vessels cascade conception rates Ellen Heed Shei Winston group of women human sexuality hypothalamus infertility IVF ivf centers magic ring mentors m Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Treatment of Patients with...
Dr. Tricia Suppes has long been concerned about the 1.9 million Americans with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. That's why she's investigating a new use for an old therapy: acupuncture. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Forget dangerous anti-depressants: Use research-tested acupuncture instead
A growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be a safe alternative to psychiatric drugs for those suffering from depression and anxiety. "The functional MRI studies are showing that acupuncture has an influence over brain chemicals, such as dopamine and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milwaukee Acupuncture & Alternative Health Center Aims New Website to Educate Patients
MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revi Wellness, a Milwaukee-based wellness center, announced that the practice has launched a new website to educate the public about the benefits of wellness care, including acupuncture, stress relief, pain management and weight loss. Website features include a blog, free e-newsletter and a "New Patient Center." According to Dr. Michael Becker, the new website will help patients learn more about the practice's services, including medically supervised weight loss, pain management, and stress reduction. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herbal Medicine Fundamentals
 The American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit, educational organization for the furtherance of herbalism, frequently receives questions about herbs. The following are among the most commonly asked. If any of your questions are not answered here, you may contact us for further information. WHAT IS AN HERB? Medicinally, an herb is any plant or plant part used for its therapeutic value. Yet, many of the world's herbal traditions also include mineral and animal substances as “herbal medicines " .WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE? Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and prevent...
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - June 2, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Acupuncture Points Useful in Diabetes Control? (CME/CE)
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- Diabetes patients with gastroparesis had significant relief of nausea with "needleless” acupuncture, which may have implications for glucose control, a small study suggests. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 22, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news