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17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saying Nighty-Night to Breast Cancer Sleep Disturbance Saying Nighty-Night to Breast Cancer Sleep Disturbance
Acupuncture improved sleep better than did gabapentin in breast cancer survivors with hot flashes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improved mastectomy recovery in Abbott Northwestern Hospital study
(Allina Health) Study showed that inpatient acupuncture is feasible, significantly reduced patients' pain, nausea and anxiety and improved their ability to cope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

6 Science-Backed Tips For Falling Back Asleep That Actually Work
There’s nothing worse than being wide awake at 4 a.m., staring at the ceiling and willing yourself back to dreamland. Middle-of-the-night wake-ups can happen for many reasons, making it hard and frustrating to combat in the moment. How about we break the cycle tonight? We’ve partnered with Sleep Number to bring you six scientifically proven tips and tricks that will have you back to sleep in no time. 1. Try Acupressure Acupressure is an ancient therapy that involves finger placement and pressure over specific points on the body. These points follow the same channels, called meridians, used in acupuncture. Putti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Free E-Book "Rise": 125 Milestones in the 5 Eras of the History of Integrative Health and Medicine
At what point can an emergent movement look back and claim a history? And what is that history if, over the course of the time chronicled, separate strands have knit together into a whole that was unimagined at the outset? Do the lineages of each become the shared ancestry of what is emerging? These are the opening lines of what is effectively the first written "history" of the movement for integrative health and medicine. I put "history" in quotation marks because what is presented in "Rise," the 68-page e-book freely available via FON Consulting - through an investment from XYMOGEN - is a s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olympic rower Katherine Grainger takes our health quiz
The international champion reveals how she won the Olympic qualification race with an exploded disc in her lower back, and avoided surgery by using acupuncture and other therapies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture activates natural opioids
(NaturalNews) People have known for centuries that acupuncture helps with a number of conditions, including high blood pressure and pain, and now advances in modern science can help explain exactly why this ancient Chinese treatment is so effective.According to research carried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Do I Have Knee Pain?
Are your knees bothering you? That pain and soreness needs some TLC. Get tips, from acupuncture to shoe shopping. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating opioids, study finds
Regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure, investigators have found. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCI study finds acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture alongside cancer care? Doctors divided over allowing alternatives into public health system
Alternative health treatments are making their way into hospitals and universities, but not all health professionals support the idea. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Pain Experts Want Better Coverage for Alternative Therapies Pain Experts Want Better Coverage for Alternative Therapies
While prescribing of opioids is being discouraged, alternatives such as acupuncture and biofeedback aren't being reimbursed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture treatment modulates the corticostriatal reward circuitry in major depressive disorder - Wang Z, Wang X, Liu J, Chen J, Liu X, Nie G, Jorgenson K, Sohn KC, Huang R, Liu M, Liu B, Kong J.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a common disorder with a high prevalence and significant social and economic impacts. Nevertheless, the treatment of MDD is far from satisfactory. Acupuncture treatment has emerged as a promising method for treating MDD. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Kids Treated With Alternative Medicine Less Likely to Get Flu Shots (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- NHIS data show acupuncture, chiropractic linked to lower vax rates (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - October 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Activity trackers do not improve health; study suggests
Use of pedometers slackens within first six months Related items fromOnMedica Higher weekly activity levels linked to lower risk of five chronic diseases Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts GPs should advise exercise for patients with chronic disease New ‘treadmill test’ can predict mortality Doctors urged to prescribe more exercise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kids Who Get Alternative Medicine May Be Less Likely To Get Flu Shot
(Reuters Health) - Children that visit alternative medical practitioners like acupuncturists and chiropractors may be less likely to receive flu shots than their peers, a U.S. study suggests. Roughly 33 percent of kids who saw providers of so-called non-Western medicine for services like acupuncture or homeopathic care got vaccinations for influenza, the analysis of national survey data on about 9,000 kids found. About 35 percent of kids who went to practitioners of what’s known as manipulative and body-based therapies such as chiropractic care or massage got flu vaccinations. In comparison, 43 percent of children wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture increases the excitability of the cortico-spinal system in patients with chronic disorders of consciousness following traumatic brain injury - Matsumoto-Miyazaki J, Asano Y, Yonezawa S, Nomura Y, Ikegame Y, Aki T, Takenaka S, Shinoda J.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the immediate effect of acupuncture on cortico spinal tract (CST) activity in patients with chronic disorders of consciousness (DOC) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) by measuring motor-evoked potential (MEP) using transcranial magn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Acupuncture 'can halve the frequency of menopausal side effects'
One in ten women reported an 85 per cent decrease in the frequency of their flushes after having acupuncture treatment, researchers from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes for half of women, study finds
Hot flashes – the bane of existence for many women during menopause – can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment, according to scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Saturday Profile: An Expert on Chinese Medicine, but No New Age Healer
Paul U. Unschuld has done more to promote Chinese medicine than perhaps any other Westerner, but he sees it more as a clue to the culture than as an exotic cure. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IAN JOHNSON Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Unschuld, Paul U Berlin (Germany) China Translation and Interpreters Books and Literature Acupuncture Source Type: news

Complementary Therapies and Traditional Healing Resources from NLM
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: If a medical treatment is not part of mainstream medicine, it may be called complementary, integrative, or alternative medicine.  Examples of complementary medicine may include herbal supplements, acupuncture, meditation, and many other forms of treatment.  The Arctic Health portal defines traditional healing as treatment that focuses on the health and […] (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

A randomized exploratory study to evaluate two acupuncture methods for the treatment of headaches associated with traumatic brain injury - Jonas WB, Bellanti DM, Paat CF, Boyd CC, Duncan A, Price A, Zhang W, French LM, Chae H.
BACKGROUND: Headaches are prevalent among Service members with traumatic brain injury (TBI); 80% report chronic or recurrent headache. Evidence for nonpharmacologic treatments, such as acupuncture, are needed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can ‘electroacupuncture’ ease constipation?
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture paired with mild electric currents may be better than doing nothing at all to relieve severe constipation, a Chinese study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture Effective, Safe for Chronic Constipation Acupuncture Effective, Safe for Chronic Constipation
Electroacupuncture increases complete spontaneous bowel movements and is safe for treatment of patients with chronic severe functional constipation, data from a randomized controlled trial showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
Title: Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - September 13, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
'Electroacupuncture' led to symptom relief even 12 weeks after treatment, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Constipation (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?
MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 -- People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests. After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture -- acupuncture involving electrical stimulation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Better than medication? THIS ancient therapy could boost fertility
WOMEN looking to have a baby should consider acupuncture after experts found the treatment is ‘more effective’ than fertility drugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erratum: A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture -
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.182952]. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Becoming A Hosehead: Sleeping My Way To Better Health
CPAP machines are in the news this month after the New England Journal of Medicine released a study casting doubt on their effectiveness in preventing heart problems. See here for an explanation of the study and a summary of reasons why it is likely not accurate. Regardless of that study, let me tell you why I have become an unexpected missionary for the wonders of the CPAP. For the past year, I've been wrestling with a diagnosis of sleep apnea. What have I learned, even while kicking, screaming and denying, through the entire testing and education process? That it is a real thing, that I really do have it, and that I fee...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Councils call for GPs to 'prescribe' outdoor exercise
They say England and Wales should follow the example a successful scheme in New Zealand Related items fromOnMedica Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Exercise could be as effective as surgery for knee damage Advise bowel cancer patients to take more exercise Benefits of exercise training in women with fatty liver disease Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yoga, acupuncture effective for chronic pain management
A new review from the NIH suggests that complementary health approaches, such as yoga, are safe and effective for easing some chronic pain conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Approaches such as acupuncture, massage and tai chi may ease discomfort (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review Suggests Safe, Effective Ways to Relieve Pain Without Meds
Approaches such as acupuncture, massage and tai chi may ease discomfort Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Chronic Pain, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nondrug approaches effective for treatment of common pain conditions, review suggests
Data from a review of US-based clinical trials suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches -- such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture -- appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain conditions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Forget painkillers, YOGA can cure aches and pains
Yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage therapy and relaxation techniques could help people with pain conditions, a review by the National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Underground Collective Of Black Women Artists Are Fighting Racism In Healthcare
”There’s this expectation of black women to be behind or come last,” artist Simone Leigh said in an interview with Artsy. This includes, but is not limited to, the realms of health and wellness. Racism in hospitals, doctors’ offices and health clinics poses a physical danger to black patients, whose pain is repeatedly minimized, overlooked and ignored. As Jenna Wortham wrote in the New York Times, “Ultimately, black patients were conditioned to underestimate their own pain.” In July, over 100 black women artists converged to fight this ongoing injustice, forming the underground coll...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga and Longevity at Esalen
It is well-established that yoga contributes to a healthier, longer life. Moving our bodies through specific sequences of poses reduces stress, improves circulation, improves flexibility and strength, and leads to an overall sense of well-being. Doctor Larry Payne is the leading pioneer of yoga therapy in America. Doctor David Allen is a graduate of UCLA Medical School as well as certified in acupuncture and homeopathy. Both are leading experts in longevity. This November 11-13th Doctors Payne and Allen are teaching Yoga and Longevity at my favorite place on earth, the Esalen Institute. I spoke with Larry and here's wha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious Back Pain and The Sacroiliac Joint
Low back pain is very common and often the the sacroiliac joint is source of that pain. However pain originating from SI joint is usually unappreciated, underdiagnosed, misunderstood and usually contributes to other sources such as in the hip and spine. Patients experiencing low back pain can spend months or even years in treatment without the correct diagnosis. Diagnostic injection of the sacroiliac joint is the only means to confirm diagnosis. Pain from the hips, spine and SI joint can overlap and be associated. Patients can experience injuries associated with the spine and SI joint or the hip and SI joint. If the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knee replacement: Life changing or a disappointment?
While there are more than 100 types of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common. It’s the age-related, “wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that affects almost everyone fortunate enough to live a long life, affecting up to 80% of older adults. Fortunately, symptoms may be mild. But for those in whom symptoms are severe, treatment can make a big difference. So what can be done for osteoarthritis? The available treatments for osteoarthritis include: Non-medication approaches, such as physical therapy, loss of excess weight, or use of braces or a cane Complementary and alternative treatments, such a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Health Healthy Aging Managing your health care Osteoarthritis Pain Management Surgery Source Type: news

Acupuncture may yield pain relief for children who have complex medical conditions
(Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare) It appears that acupuncture may be a viable option for pain management when it comes to pediatric patients who have complex medical conditions, according to new research published by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota. The study found that a significant portion of children who have chronic care conditions -- many of whom are already on numerous medications -- might benefit from the use of the low-risk and non-toxic benefits of acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Phony Cancer Treatments Still Around in Our Electronic Age
Last week in Virginia, a man was arrested on charges of posing as a doctor and prescribing phony cancer medication. The arrest is not an isolated incident. Last year, a Northern California man was arrested on charges of practicing medicine without a license and prescribing patients "natural" cures that investigators say included bags of dirt. In 2013, an evangelical minister was sentenced to 14 years in prison for pushing phony herbal supplements on parishioners dying of cancer. Experts testified that the supplements actually contained sunscreen preservative and beef flavoring. Then there's the strange case o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Pain Without Opioids: Why You Should Consider Acupuncture
Some people go faint at the sight of needles, while others breathe a sigh of relief knowing that pain relief is on the way. If you're in the second category, chances are good you or someone you know well is an avid proponent of acupuncture. A traditional Chinese medical practice, acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment in which a trained professional inserts a series of thin needles into strategic points in the body in a way that can be used to stimulate the body's natural painkillers and ultimately diminish pain. Although the treatment has a long, distinguished history, patients in the United States still rarely hear the t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby Boomers Changing The Healthcare Landscape
Kendra and Jay Jeffcoat are the quintessential baby boomer couple. Kendra, 69, recently retired after a long and successful career as a college professor and administrator. Jay, 70, who spent his college years as student body president at the University of California, Santa Barbara, protesting the Vietnam War, continues to work full time as a corporate attorney in San Diego. In January 2013, Kendra was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which had metastasized in her brain. She never smoked, nor was she around secondhand smoke. But as Healthline noted in November 2014, lung cancer among women who don't smoke is on the ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Helps Memory With Cognitive Impairment
Acupuncture May Improve Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Claims acupuncture 'staves off dementia' are missing the point
Conclusion This review aimed to gather evidence for the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture to treat mild cognitive impairment. It found some evidence that acupuncture may have some efficacy, but there are many important cautions to this research: All trials compared acupuncture with nimodipine, which is not licensed for this use in the UK. Since there are no treatments or interventions licensed in the UK to prevent progression of MCI, it's hard to draw any comparisons or implications from such findings. There are only five relatively small studies, all of which seem to be Chinese populations. We don't know that s...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Improve Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment Acupuncture May Improve Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Although a new meta-analysis suggests acupuncture alone or as an adjunctive therapy to nimodipine can increase cognitive and memory scores in patients with MCI, investigators urge caution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news