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Acupuncture may be antidote for allergies
Acupuncture already helps to relieve pain in some patients, and the latest study hints that it might relieve sneezing and itchy eyes as well. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Allergies
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Hay Fever (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Pins Hay Fever, but Briefly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- An 8-week course of acupuncture had statistically significant but short-lived benefits for people with seasonal allergic rhinitis, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - February 19, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Brain implant offers hope for early-stage Parkinson's
Conclusion This study provides some compelling early evidence that earlier intervention using brain stimulation and medication together may benefit patients with early-stage Parkinson's disease. Improvements in patients' quality of life were found after two years of therapy when compared with patients who took medication alone. Currently, deep brain stimulation is only used in people with advanced Parkinson's disease. However, this study did have some limitations. Participants were not blinded to which group they had been assigned to – unlike acupuncture, for example, you cannot carry out 'sham' ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Title: Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay FeverCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2013 6:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/19/2013 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - February 19, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

RCT: Acupuncture in patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis
Source: Ann Intern Med Area: News The Annals of Internal Medicine has featured the results of a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of acupuncture in the management of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR).   The multicentre trial involved patients seen at 6 hospital clinics and 32 private outpatient clinics. A total of 422 persons with SAR and IgE sensitisation to birch and grass pollen were recruited, and patients were randomised to receive one of the following three treatment arms:   . Acupuncture plus rescue medication (RM) (cetirizine) (n = 212) . Placebo acupuncture with RM (...
Source: NeLM - News - February 19, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Video: Dog receives acupuncture for pain
A veterinarian is treating a Floyd County, Virginia dog's pain with acupuncture. David Kaplan reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis: Role Remains QuestionableAcupuncture for Allergic Rhinitis: Role Remains Questionable
Statistical significance may not translate into clinical effects, researchers warn. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Hay Fever
Study found patients who had treatment for 8 weeks fared better with symptoms (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Pulmonology, Allergy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Could acupuncture help relieve seasonal allergies?
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help improve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a new study - but the effect seems to be small. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could Acupuncture Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies?
Acupuncture may help improve seasonal allergy symptoms in some people with runny noses and watery eyes, according to a new study - but the effect seems to be small.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Hay Fever (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DTB: Tinnitus
Source: DTB Area: Evidence> Disease Focused Reviews This review in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) on tinnitus discusses assessment and referral, and symptomatic drug and non-drug treatments for subjective in adults.   Non-drug treatment covered include: acupuncture, auditory perceptual training, cognitive behavioural therapy, hearing aids, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hypnotherapy, information/education, low-power laser therapy, relaxation therapy, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, sound enrichment or masking therapy, tinnitus retraining therapy, ultrasound.   Drug treatments discu...
Source: NeLM - Disease Focused Reviews - February 14, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Abolish Angst with Acupuncture
Acupuncture Awareness Week supported by the British Acupuncture Council runs from 25th February-3rd March 2013 and aims to help better inform people about the ancient practice of acupuncture. The campaign will highlight how acupuncture can be used to treat a number of issues including overall health and wellbeing and anxiety. With 2.3 million acupuncture treatments [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - February 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Bad Medicine Infiltrates MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center's Director of Integrative Medicine wants to offer acupuncture to all cancer patients. He is highly biased and woefully mistaken. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 11, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

Beam of light that can help banish black dog
Could laser acupuncture be an effective way to treat the problem, without side-effects? That’s the suggestion emerging from a new Australian study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treat carpal tunnel successfully with acupuncture
If you see someone wearing a wrist splint, it's likely due to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Many attribute the rise of CTS to poor computer ergonomics or uncomfortable body positioning for long hours. Symptoms include hand weakness, numbness and/or tingling of thumb... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flower Mound Chiropractor Recommends Acupuncture for Stress Relief
FLOWER MOUND, Texas, Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Flower Mound chiropractor Dr. Randy Butler is recommending acupuncture to help manage stress. According to recent scientific studies, stimulation of acupuncture points in the hands, feet or earlobes trigger the release of neurotransmitters that elevate mood and reduce stress. Stress is linked to an increased risk for chronic health problems, including heart disease and cancer, as well as low-grade illnesses and general poor health. Dr. Butler recommends regular treatments for stress management and whole body health. Patients may receive treatments at Butler Chiropractic...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 4, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vernon Chiropractor Supports Homeopathy in Pain Relief Treatments
VERNON, Conn., Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vernon chiropractor Dr. Gary Hartell of Acupuncture & Alternative Healthcare says that homeopathy is a useful complementary treatment for many ailments. According to Dr. Hartell, DC he uses this branch of alternative medicine along with traditional chiropractic care, physiotherapy and electroacupuncture methods for (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - February 4, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

2 1/2 years Post Op Total Abdominal Hysterectomy – Liz’s Story
Well ladies what can I say. I used this Forum a lot initially after my Op but was always optimistic I would be OK. How wrong I was. I’m not able to take HRT (history of breast cancer in family, and abnormal cells found earlier this year – so it`s definitely a no-no. I am still experiencing these symptoms: Sweats (regular) – GP giving Acupuncture which I do think has helped. Sleep problems Irritabililty/Low Mood (especially with partner)! No Libido Vaginal dryness Pain in joints (ankles/elbows and fingers – especially in the morning) Weight Gain (2 stones – or 28 lbs) I have had several falls...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 29, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories problems after hysterectomy Source Type: news

Toyah Willcox: My new age secret of a good night's sleep
SINGER and actress TOYAH WILLCOX says a course of acupuncture ended 40 years of insomnia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Set Fire To Your Smoking Habits
Many Americans want to quit smoking, but not all gums, patches, and other cessation aids work for everyone. Some may want to look into cost saving complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, such as yoga, acupuncture, and natural herbs and supplements to help them put down the cigarettes for good. Save your lungs and your money!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - January 21, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Catherine Ulbricht, Pharm.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help acupuncture alternative therapies american lung association anti smoking campaigns black pepper cam therapies causes of death chronic lack chronic lung disease cigarette smoking c Source Type: news

Tell docs 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 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Improve Exercise Performance And Post-Exercise Recovery
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, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal website... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Are you keeping secrets from your doctor?
Lots of people are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) these days—things like vitamins, homeopathic or herbal medicine, chiropractors, acupuncture or massage therapy. But they don’t always tell their doctors about it. In a study just published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in Canada found that among kids with chronic health problems, 64.5 percent of them were using some form of CAM—but more than a third didn’t tell their doctor. That’s actually pretty good—other studies have shown that among the general population, as many as three-quarters of the people who use C...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Claire McCarthy Tags: Claire McCarthy, MD alternative medicine complementary and alternative medicine complementary medicine Source Type: news

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