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Tell your pediatrician about alternative medicine
Your child's pediatrician isn't likely to ask whether you are giving your youngsters herbs or treating them to acupuncture. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can acupuncture improve exercise performance and post-exercise recovery?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The effects of acute acupuncture applied during exercise on performance factors such as power and blood pressure and on the body's ability to recover post-exercise were evaluated in a review article published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: NCCAM: 5 Most Searched-For Herbs of 2012
In 2012, over 3 million visitors came to NCCAM’s Web site seeking information on complementary health approaches. Though many people were looking for information on particular health topics or specific modalities like acupuncture, yoga, and meditation, the majority was seeking information on specific herbs and botanicals. This issue of the Digest highlights the top 5 searched-for herbs that led visitors to our site: (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 9, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Acupuncture Proves Effective for Pain Management Says East Rutherford Chiropractor
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wellness One of South Bergen in East Rutherford, NJ is educating patients about the benefits of acupuncture. Their licensed acupuncturist Heather Trujillo is a board certified acupuncturist providing treatment for back pain, whiplash-related neck pain, sciatica and leg pain. According to scientific research, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, improves circulation and increases the body's endorphin levels. These physiological changes help to naturally manage pain without the need for drugs or surgery. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - January 7, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brian Youngs obituary
My friend Brian Youngs, who has died at the age of 88, made it his mission to develop the scientific foundations of naturopathic medicine. He was a founder member and, for some years, the secretary of the Research Society for Naturopathy, set up in the late 1950s to evaluate and explore the therapeutic potential of both established and newly emerging therapies, such as homeopathy, acupuncture and cranial osteopathy. He also served two terms as the president of the British Naturopathic and Osteopathic Association (one of the forerunners of the General Osteopathic Council, established by statute in 1993).Brian was born in Ch...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Obituaries Homeopathy guardian.co.uk Medical research Health & wellbeing Life and style Alternative medicine Science From the Guardian Source Type: news

Acupuncture useful, but overall of little benefit, study shows
Data indicates treatment is more than a placebo, but differences between true and sham acupuncture are modestAcupuncture could be a useful treatment in some cases of chronic pain, according to a study that pooled the results of 29 clinical trials on almost 18,000 people. But the overall benefits were small, compared with no acupuncture or sham acupuncture.The traditional Chinese treatment involves inserting needles into specific points in the body. Andrew J Vickers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York led a team of scientists who collated data from previously published, randomised controlled trials on 17,9...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2012 Category: Science Authors: Alok Jha, science correspondent Tags: Medical research Alternative medicine Life and style US news World news Science UK news Acupuncture Source Type: news

Dozens killed by incorrectly placed acupuncture needles
Professor of complementary medicine calls for adequate training for all acupuncture practitioners after survey reveals punctured hearts and lungs among causes of death over past 45 years Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2010 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Life and style Society UK news World news Acupuncture Source Type: news

Dozens killed by incorrectly placed acupuncture needles
Professor of complementary medicine calls for adequate training for all acupuncture practitioners after survey reveals punctured hearts and lungs among causes of death over past 45 yearsEighty-six people have been accidentally killed by badly trained acupuncturists over the past 45 years, according to Britain's leading expert on alternative medicine.A review of patients who died soon after acupuncture found a history of punctured hearts and lungs, damaged arteries and livers, nerve problems, shock, infection and haemorrhage, largely caused by practitioners placing their needles incorrectly or failing to sterilise their equ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2010 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample, science correspondent Tags: Medical research Science Alternative medicine Health & wellbeing Life and style Society UK news World news Acupuncture Source Type: news