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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

Medical News Today: Pre-dementia memory loss improved with acupuncture
Acupuncture alone or combined with drug treatment may improve dementia precursor and improve scores on tests used to assess mild cognitive impairment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss
However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Dementia, Memory (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture treatment may help elderly people retain their memory
The Wuhan University team found that if used for at least two months, three times a week, it improved scores in a number of cognition tests. It was particularly effective alongside dementia drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study
Title: Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/4/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - August 5, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Acupuncture may slow pre-dementia memory loss
Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss
However, definitive evidence remains lacking, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 -- Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don't yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. Nothing has yet been proven to halt the progression to dementia in those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 4, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Acupuncture may help to improve dementia precursor -- impaired memory
(BMJ) Acupuncture may help to improve the subtle memory loss that precedes the development of dementia, otherwise known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI for short, suggests a review of the available published evidence in Acupuncture in Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Herpes Zoster Mandibularis Image, Acupuncture for ED Pain Patients, Mayo Internist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors NEJM Group offers so many valuable resources for practicing clinicians. Here's what we chose for you today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 70-year-old … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Beating osteoarthritis knee pain: Beyond special shoes
We have plenty of fairy tales about shoes that work magic in people’s lives: glass slippers that brought love to Cinderella, and sparkly red heels that gave Dorothy powers in MGM’s version of The Wizard of Oz. In real life, footwear magic is limited to “unloading” shoes that may help relieve knee pain from osteoarthritis. These unloading shoes have stiffer soles, and slightly tilted insoles that reposition the foot, intended to reduce (or unload) strain on the knee. But a study published online July 12, 2016, in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that unloading shoes are no better than a good pair...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Osteoarthritis Pain Management Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Fibromyalgia?
Can you tell me how useful acupuncture is for fibromyalgia? I'm wondering if it is more effective than medication and how you would go about finding an acupuncturist who treats the condition? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN'T Cover
Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re generally all set. But if you’re leaving your employer or find yourself recently without health insurance (and are not Medicare age), here are your health insurance coverage options: COBRA ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My Participatory Medicine Story: Osteonecrosis / Avascular Necrosis
My name is Alexandra Albin (msaxolotl on Twitter) and I have an orthopedic condition called osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN). AVN is a painful and debilitating bone disease that typically affects long bones, is caused by a loss of blood supply to the bone, and can lead to bone degeneration and the collapse of joint surfaces. AVN can happen for many reasons. In my case it was the result of medications — steroids —given for a misdiagnosed condition of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 1994. That was my third strange neurological episode over several years of what was suspected to be MS, but never confirmed. One...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - July 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Mayank Agarwal Tags: Member Updates Newsletter Alexandra Albin AVN CEO of my own body osteonecrosis paralyzed baldder participatory medicine vascular Necrosis Source Type: news

One hour of exercise can undo the damage from sitting all day
Increased death rates linked to prolonged sitting are cancelled out by one hour of moderate activity daily Related items from OnMedica Aerobic exercise benefits moderate to severe asthma Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Exercise could be as effective as surgery for knee damage Benefits of exercise training in women with fatty liver disease Public health initiatives could cut early death by a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments: Senator Joyce Elliott, Little Rock, to the Southern Regional Education Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2020. Reappointment.  Dr. Rodney Williams, Fayetteville, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2020. Reappointment.  Dr. David Beasley, Jonesboro, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2020. Reappointment.  Christopher White, Fayetteville, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordin...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 18, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Acupressure Can Ease Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Acupressure, a technique derived from acupuncture, helped improve sleep and relieved chronic fatigue experienced by women treated for breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 17, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Anna Azvolinsky Tags: Breast Cancer Integrative Oncology News Palliative and Supportive Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture treats medical concerns
Treatment Terms Pain management Author Debbe Geiger Overview Rob Sims of Morrisville was working underneath his backyard deck in 2007 when he was bitten by a copperhead. Over the next few years, he had multiple health problems. He credits his current good health to acupuncture and the guidance of his Asian medicine doctor. Hero Image Acupuncture_treatment_at_Duke.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Good candidates for acupuncture Content “Good candidates for acupunct...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Acupuncture offers alternative for pain relief
Treatment Terms Pain management Author Debbe Geiger and Emily Critchfield Overview Rob Sims of Morrisville was working underneath his backyard deck in 2007 when he was bitten by a copperhead. Over the next few years, he had multiple health problems. He credits his current good health to acupuncture and the guidance of his Asian medicine doctor. Preview Image Content Blocks Section Features Images/Media Text Content Header Good candidates for acupuncture Content “Good candidates for acupuncture and alternative medicine will b...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

What’s the best way to quit smoking?
Smoking cigarettes contributes to almost 1 in 5 deaths. The top three smoking-related causes of death are cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition to these “top three,” smoking is also linked to a number of other cancers, an increased likelihood of getting more colds and infections, diabetes, osteoporosis and hip fractures, problems in pregnancy, difficulty with erections, stomach ulcers, gum disease, and the list goes on. Quitting smoking can add years to your life. Though the earlier the better, it’s never too late to quit. The benefits of quitti...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: news

What ’s the best way to quit smoking?
Smoking cigarettes contributes to almost 1 in 5 deaths. The top three smoking-related causes of death are cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition to these “top three,” smoking is also linked to a number of other cancers, an increased likelihood of getting more colds and infections, diabetes, osteoporosis and hip fractures, problems in pregnancy, difficulty with erections, stomach ulcers, gum disease, and the list goes on. Quitting smoking can add years to your life. Though the earlier the better, it’s never too late to quit. The benefits of quitti...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: news

New research finds both acupuncture and Alexander Technique lessons can relieve chronic neck pain
Finding the help or treatment that works best for you is essential to living well with arthritis. Many people successfully manage their symptoms through medication and exercise, but others are unable to do so and are exploring different ways to help control their pain and improve their quality of life. That’s why we're committed to funding innovative research investigating a range of approaches for arthritis, in the hope that patients will have greater choice in the future. One of the research projects we've funded, the Alexander Technique Lessons or Acupuncture Sessions (ATLAS) trial, assessed the effectivenes...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - July 5, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Acupuncture 'doubles the chances of getting pregnant through IVF'
Among the acupuncture group assessed at London's Homerton Hospital, 46 per cent conceived after four sessions – more than twice as many as those who had no treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Housecall: Prevent Food Poisoning
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Food poisoning: Prevention You've got charcoal for the grill, but at what temperature should you cook meat? And, how do you defrost foods safely? Here's how to make your cookout a healthy one. Complementary and alternative medicine: Evaluate claims If you're considering an herbal remedy, acupuncture or another alternative treatment, do [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news