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Acupuncture Can Improve Quality of Life for People with TBI Related Headaches
Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to previous traumatic brain injury show significant improvement in headache-related quality of life (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 30, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Chinese Medicines Source Type: news

Can acupuncture improve quality of life for people with traumatic brain injury-related headaches?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A study comparing the effectiveness of usual care alone to usual care plus either auricular or traditional Chinese acupuncture in treating patients with headaches due to a previous traumatic brain injury (TBI) showed a significant improvement in headache-related quality of life (QoL) with the addition of acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture had a greater overall impact on headache-related QoL than did traditional Chinese acupuncture, according to the study published in Medical Acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chronic MI and Neural Changes: The Anesthesiology News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, acupuncture for pain post-craniotomy (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 29, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nurofen TV ad is banned for being ‘misleading’
Advertising watchdog says the ad misleads suggests that the drug targets back and joint painRelated items from OnMedicaOpioid or muscle relaxant no extra benefit for back painExercise better for back pain than acupuncture say expertsDoctors campaign against ‘too much medicine’Pharma companies fined for anti-competitive tactics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 28, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pain expert: Judge the opioid treatment, not the patient
With medications that carry significant risks, such as opioids, appropriate prescribing practices are critical to patient safety. One physician in Boston lives by a mantra that puts patients first: Judge the treatment, not the patient. We need to start re-conceptualizing chronic pain as a chronic disease, said Daniel P. Alford, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program. “Acute pain is a symptom, and it’s life-sustaining—and you need to feel acute pain in order to survive,&r...
Source: AMA Wire - June 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

States' New Opioid Limits Being Met With Some Resistance
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. For governors and lawmakers in nearly every state, the soaring overdose death toll from prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl has become an urgent priority. Lawmakers in dozens of states took decisive action this year to stanch the flow of prescription pain drugs and help those addicted to them. Roughly 2.5 millionAmericans are addicted to opioids, and more than 28,000 people died of overdosesof painkillers or heroin in 20...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Osteoarthritis
Dear JJ: I'm a 67-year-old woman who recently got diagnosed with osteoarthritis. My doctor warned me as an older woman, I'm more susceptible to this problem along with fractures and other problems it presents. I don't want to go on prescription drugs, and I know you're big on natural remedies. Can you help me out here? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease, the most common form of arthritis, and sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis. A little background: Bones intersect to form a joint. Those bones need a buffer to prevent painful friction. Cartilage--a tough, flexible connective tissue ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Reveals Insurance Coverage Patterns for Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Massage
Americans are increasingly willing to pay out-of-pocket for acupuncture, chiropractic, or massage care that isn’t covered by health insurance, according to a new analysis of data from a national survey. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 22, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans
More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplements (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Americans spending billions on alternative medicine
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Americans spend a good chunk of their healthcare dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga and natural supplements, a new report shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
More than $30 billion paid out-of-pocket for acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care, supplementsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Health Statistics, Herbal Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs, ginger and acupuncture 'best for morning sickness'
"Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women with morning sickness should be given drugs to ease their symptoms," the Daily Mirror reports. The recommendation comes from a set of new guidelines that also say ginger and acupuncture can play a useful role in treating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, better known as morning sickness. Health professionals prefer to call it nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as it can occur at any time, not just in the morning. The new guidelines (PDF, 545kb) were produced by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a UK professional body of clinicians th...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Pregnancy/child QA articles Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Taking Hold Among Americans: Report
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 -- Americans spend a good chunk of their health care dollars on alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic care and natural supplements, a new government report shows. In fact, they paid more than $30... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Medical Acupuncture
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Millions in UK living with chronic pain
Estimates put figure at 28 million, but proportion likely to rise as population agesRelated items from OnMedicaNo role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritisLong-acting opioids linked to raised mortalityThe pain of fibromyalgiaExercise better for back pain than acupuncture say expertsTailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity of fibromyalgia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 20, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Complementary and Integrative Approaches
Research results on complementary and integrative health approaches benign prostatic hyperplasia, including acupuncture, lycopene, Pygeum africanum, saw palmetto, and urtica dioica. For health care providers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Physicians take on timely public health issues
In Days 2 and 3 of policymaking at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, delegates adopted a variety of policies on important issues affecting the health of patients across the country. Issues range from controlled LED lighting to safe provision of dry needling procedures to better training for hemorrhage control. Attorney ads on drug side-effects Late-night television is rampant with attorney ads that seek plaintiffs regarding complications from new medications. Potential complications are spoken about in an alarming way, and often, it is the first time the public learns about those potential complications and side effects. ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Complementary and Integrative Approaches
Research results on complementary and integrative health approaches benign prostatic hyperplasia, including acupuncture, lycopene, Pygeum africanum, saw palmetto, and urtica dioica. For health care providers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 15, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Tai chi may be as good as physical therapy for arthritis-related knee pain
This study was relatively small and lasted only one year — yet osteoarthritis symptoms can last decades. So, we’ll need larger and longer studies of tai chi in osteoarthritis before we can confidently say that it’s a long-term treatment for a long-term condition. Still, this new report is encouraging. Not so long ago, proponents of “complementary and alternative” treatments such as tai chi routinely met resistance from patients and doctors who wanted to see evidence that these treatments actually work. In recent years, that long-awaited evidence has begun piling up. This new study is just the ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Arthritis Complementary and alternative medicine Health Osteoarthritis Pain Management Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study
But experts say finding is preliminary, didn't include a control 'sham' treatment Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Electroacupuncture helped ease carpal tunnel
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News Preliminary research shows an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Helped Ease Carpal Tunnel in Study
TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 -- Preliminary research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture could become a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Tackling bedwetting: 5 tips to manage enuresis
Enuresis, otherwise known as urinary incontinence or bedwetting, is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about. It is estimated about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6-to-7 years old have some problem with daytime or nighttime wetting. Still, many kids are reluctant to talk about wetting with parents, friends and teachers. Parents themselves often have a hard time confronting the issue. The Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital uses a comprehensive and patient-tailored approach to help children with incontinence and other urological iss...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness bedwetting Dr. Carlos Estrada enuresis Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news

A case of perforating injury of eyeball and traumatic cataract caused by acupuncture - Shuang H, Yichun K.
Perforating globe injury is the leading cause of monocular blindness and vision loss. A 58-year-old male was injured by acupuncture needle during acupuncture treatment for his cerebral infarction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine lands a new boss
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine has a new president. Deborah Howe has assumed the helm of the institution, which specializes in teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Howe actually started her job May 18. A release announcing her hiring said Howe's leadership style "is deeply informed by credentials in urban planning and community development with an emphasis on creating healthy communities" She's also a long-term advocate for acupuncture and integrative medicine. “The opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine lands a new boss
The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine has a new president. Deborah Howe has assumed the helm of the institution, which specializes in teaching acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Howe actually started her job May 18. A release announcing her hiring said Howe's leadership style "is deeply informed by credentials in urban planning and community development with an emphasis on creating healthy communities" She's also a long-term advocate for acupuncture and integrative medicine. “The opportunity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Enduring the misery of menopause? Try acupuncture!
A National Institutes of Health funded study found women who underwent acupuncture for six months saw a 36 per cent reduction in their menopausal symptoms, that lasted up to a year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, night sweats in menopause
Compared with no treatment, a course of acupuncture treatments is linked with significant reduction in hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Menopause Source Type: news

Massage may be option for pain relief
(Reuters Health) - Massage is better than nothing for pain relief, according to a new review. The therapy may also be an acceptable choice for people considering other options like acupuncture and physical therapy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture, as Practiced in Clinical Settings, May Significantly Improve Menopause-related Symptoms
NCCIH-supported research suggests acupuncture may significantly reduce hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms and improve some quality-of-life measures associated with menopause. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 24, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Acupuncture used in clinical settings reduced symptoms of menopause
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture, as Practiced in Clinical Settings, May Significantly Improve Menopause-related Symptoms
NCCIH-supported research suggests acupuncture may significantly reduce hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms and improve some quality-of-life measures associated with menopause. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - May 19, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How the Iron Cowboy Used Acupuncture to Fuel 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 Days in 50 States
Go ahead and read that headline again. 50 Ironman triathlons in 50 days in 50 states. There are no typos there. James Lawrence, who goes by the nickname Iron Cowboy, actually did that last summer. And he used acupuncture to help fuel his journey. The Iron Cowboy's 50.50.50 has been documented by numerous media outlets. It's worth a Google search to understand the magnitude of what he endured to break his own world record of consecutive Ironman races and raise money for the child-obesity epidemic. A lesser covered aspect of the Iron Cowboy's great adventure is his use of acupuncture. Specifically, he received laser-acupun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interventions for treating hyperemesis gravidarum
New Cochrane evidence provides no definitive recommendation on the best way to treat severe nausea and vomiting in early pregnancyNausea and vomiting in early pregnancy are very common, affecting approximately 80% of pregnancies. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a severe form affecting only about 1.0% of pregnancies worldwide, generally includes intractable nausea/vomiting, signs of dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and weight loss, excluding other diagnoses. The onset is generally in the first trimester, peaking by 12 weeks, with most women having resolution of symptoms by 20 weeks.HG is debilitating and worrying for ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 17, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news

More governments around the world are moving to accept natural medicine: Could this be the beginning of a healthy future?
(NaturalNews) In Switzerland, health insurance plans are on the cusp of covering homeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, holistic care and traditional Chinese medicine. In 2009, two-thirds of the Swiss spoke out in favor of incorporating these important and long suppressed healthcare... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Cross Volunteer Nurses Serve Across the World with Armed Forces
We tip our hats to nurses everywhere for National Nurses Week, but couldn’t help calling out some fantastic nurses serving with our Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) department. These volunteer Red Cross nurses demonstrate the same compassion for the military community first demonstrated by Clara Barton during the Civil War. They carry on her legacy of caring for the members of the military and their families on U.S. military installations around the world. Naomi Mendoza: Ft. Sill, Oklahoma Naomi Mendoza, RN, adjusts a blood-pressure cuff on a patient at Reynolds Army Community Hospital on Ft. Sill, Oklahom...
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: SAF Volunteers Source Type: news

Washington Post's Science Section Descends Into Pseudoscience About Acupuncture
The Washington Post's science section last week featured a piece of complete pseudoscience that claimed acupuncture cures migraines. The article didn't include the faintest hint of real science. It left me wondering what has happened to the once-mighty WashPost, and dismayed about the future of science reporting. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg Source Type: news

Finding science in acupuncture
This article title is taken from a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article by Belinda Beck, WSJ health writer. She turned in a good journalistic effort, undergoing treatments herself for chronic neck and back pain.After two sessions, she felt better. Beck did her due journalistic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier
Why are some people happy and some are miserable? Why do some people who struggle with depression find ways to pull themselves out of if they implement some proven tools? A key is that those people are willing to take action and try whatever it takes, while others feel hopeless and helpless, and do not try proven methods that could make a world of difference. So what are some proven scientific ways that an individual can become happier? 1. Exercise naturally boosts chemicals called endorphins, and had been shown to have positive effects on depression. No one is asking you to train for a marathon, or run daily, just walk a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Chinese Acupuncture a Blessing for Namibians
[Focac] Windhoek -Many Namibians continue to testify to the benefits of the Chinese Acupuncture treatment offered by Chinese doctors at the Katutura hospital in the capital Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How do anesthesiologists view acupuncture and acupressure?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) In a new study of anesthesia providers in the US, most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. However, the majority of those participants recognize the potential benefits of acupuncture on acute postoperative and chronic pain, and of both acupuncture and acupressure on reducing anxiety. About 75% of providers expressed interest in acupuncture/acupressure education, according to the study published in Medical Acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey
A Day to Play: Do you feel guilty about taking care of yourself? I don't believe that the notion of giving in to one's needs is appreciated in our society's rush to do everything bigger, better, faster. Scheduling time for oneself is not only a fulfilling concept to me personally, but I believe it should be viewed as a measure of one's success. I am altering my focus to take everything into consideration so that time no longer takes a toll on me. I've started to form the foundation for how to break out of routine and make time work for me. Right now I'm thinking that carving out a day a month that revolves only around m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture For Hot Flashes?
Does acupuncture really relieve hot flashes? I'm at the end of my rope and would try anything that can put a stop to them or at least tone them down.   (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Creating an Acupuncture Elective for Family Medicine Residents (Michael Malone)
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Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - April 17, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

LifDental opens third site, with four more to come
A Western New York dental practice has expanded with a third location with expanded services, with four more expansions on the horizon. LifDental’s new site is located on Transit Road in Clarence and staffed by Dr. Julia Kagan, a dentist hired late last year who is dually certified in acupuncture and specializes in treatment for sleep apnea, sleep disorders and TMJ. Kagan has practiced dentistry for 12 years, and has also spent time working at a sleep apnea specialty clinic downstate. She remains… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

UCLA Operation Mend launches mental health program for wounded veterans and their families
Veterans suffering from mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder — as well as their families — now have access to highly individualized, intensive treatment that draws on UCLA’s nationally recognized expertise in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and integrative medicine. A new mental health program provided by UCLA Operation Mend is designed to heal the hidden, yet lingering, wounds of war. UCLA Operation Mend launched the program today with a ribbon-cutting at the UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. The larger program has provided advan...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How to Boost Your Immune System Quickly
You were born with all the defenses your body will ever need. It’s called your immune system. And if you keep your immunity strong you never have to worry about any disease.  But sadly, your immune system declines with age. That opens the door to chronic diseases and other conditions linked to aging. These include everything from infections to cancer.  That’s why one of the best anti-aging plans I use with my patients is boosting their immune systems. In a minute, I’ll show you how you can flip the switch on your immune system. But first, let’s talk a little bit about how your i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 12, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Are there Alternative Treatments for Tension Headaches?
Over-the-counter painkillers aren’t always the only way to manage tension headaches. WebMD discusses whether alternative treatments like acupuncture and herbs can help. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news