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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

Acupuncture in the military for rapid pain relief on the battlefield
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Integrative medicine (IM) is coming of age in the US military, with the first example of widespread implementation of an IM technique being the popular use of acupuncture to treat pain in combat settings. The successful integration of this IM technique, its use by military medical acupuncturists, and implications for introducing other IM programs in the future are examined in an Editorial published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture blocks release of stress hormones in the body, study finds
(NaturalNews) Acupuncture, an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the application of needles along important points in the body, is associated with countless health benefits. While these benefits are deeply understood by the Chinese, who have practiced acupuncture for more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's The Deal With Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Painful' Bee Sting Therapy
In today's "strange beauty treatments that celebrities get" news, Gwyneth Paltrow has us all literally buzzing over her confession to having been stung by bees -- on purpose -- in the name of beauty. The actress/Goop founder was recently interviewed by the New York Times and divulged more of her skincare and wellness secrets, which includes this controversial procedure. "It's a thousands of years old treatment called apitherapy," Paltrow explained. "People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It's actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it's painful."...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture be the cure for your niggling MIGRAINE or even ASTHMA?
FOR most of the nation, acupuncture isn't part of our monthly routine - but could it be the answer to those niggling migraines? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial: Acupuncture Helps With Hot Flashes in Breast Ca (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nondrug therapy also improved overall quality of life (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - March 31, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - March 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes in Women With Breast CancerAcupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer
Acupuncture may help ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer who often can't take traditional hormone treatments, according to a new study from Italy. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Title: Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients
Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients
Alan Mozes, HealthDay News Acupuncture can help alleviate hot flashes afflicting many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture may ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer
(Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer who often can't take traditional hormone treatments, according to a new study from Italy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Complementary and Integrative Medicine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
MONDAY, March 28, 2016 -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 28, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Italian trial finds the therapy was also linked to better quality of life among women in the study (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

What Can The Evolution Of Our Sleep Habits Teach Us?
When Amy Ozski started experiencing insomnia last August, it wasn't due to anything drastic. She recalls a heat wave in the Boston area where she lives, a bit more stress at work, and her schedule being thrown off for a few consecutive days. But the combination was enough to trigger a pattern: Ozski started having trouble falling asleep, and before long the problem snowballed into a chronic issue. Sometimes it would take her hours to fall asleep, or she'd wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to conk out again. Sleep -- and the lack of it -- took over her life. "It was all I thought about during the day,&quo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Can The Evolution Of Our Sleep Habits Teach Us?
When Amy Ozski started experiencing insomnia last August, it wasn't due to anything drastic. She recalls a heat wave in the Boston area where she lives, a bit more stress at work, and her schedule being thrown off for a few consecutive days. But the combination was enough to trigger a pattern: Ozski started having trouble falling asleep, and before long the problem snowballed into a chronic issue. Sometimes it would take her hours to fall asleep, or she'd wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to conk out again. Sleep -- and the lack of it -- took over her life. "It was all I thought about during the day,&quo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to ditch acupuncture for patients with back pain as exercise is the better option
Fresh guidelines for the treatment of lower back pain state that exercise, including stretching, aerobics and yoga should be the treatment of choice, instead of acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS to ditch acupuncture for patients with back pain after experts say exercise is the best medicine 
Fresh guidelines for the treatment of lower back pain state that exercise, including stretching, aerobics and yoga should be the treatment of choice, instead of acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE scraps recommendations for paracetamol and acupuncture for low back pain
Exercise is the optimum way to manage low back pain, NICE experts have said in its latest draft guidance, which also downplays the use of paracetamol and retracts its endorsement of acupuncture. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.9 Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Source Type: news

Acupuncture for low back pain no longer recommended for NHS patients
New advice represents a u-turn in treatment for back pain, which affects one in 10 people, after evidence review showed acupuncture no better than a placeboAcupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).The u-turn comes after a review of scientific evidence found that the practice was no better than a placebo in treating those living with low back pain and sciatica. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Acupuncture Back pain NHS Medical research The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Alternative medicine Science and scepticism Source Type: news

NICE: Exercise not acupuncture for lower back pain
Exercise should be the first line option for tackling lower back pain, while acupuncture is no longer recommended, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 24, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts
NICE says acupuncture is no better than ‘sham’ treatmentRelated items from OnMedicaNeck pain and disc disorders Paracetamol ineffective for lower back painOpioid or muscle relaxant no extra benefit for back painNo role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for substance use disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Grant S, Kandrack R, Motala A, Shanman R, Booth M, Miles J, Sorbero M, Hempel S.
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aims to estimate the effects of acupuncture for adults with substance use disorders (SUDs). METHODS: We searched 7 electronic databases and bibliographies of previous studies to identify eligible randomized trials... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Acupuncture for the treatment of sports injuries in an austere environment - Bell AE, Falconi A.
For sports injuries in an austere environment, narcotic pain medications are often unavailable or have limiting side effects like sedation or constipation. Meanwhile, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications are frequently associated with gastrointestina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Acupuncture
A way to see reality through the eye of many needles. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SARAH MANGUSO Tags: Acupuncture Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between Drug Dependent & Drug Addicted?
Kathleen’s Story Kathleen experienced a work related injury in which a box fell on her neck while she was standing on a ladder to retrieve something else from a high shelf. She suffered a C4 injury (the fourth cervical vertebra) which resulted in limited control of her shoulders and biceps. It was accompanied by a stinging sensation that she came to discover was related to damage to nerve fibers. She also noticed tingling and numbness in her fingers. It was diagnosed as neuropathic pain. Her doctor explained that the communication between her spine and brain was being mis-translated and that the signals were coming f...
Source: Psych Central - March 8, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Chronic Pain Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders Family General Medications Personal Stories Psychology Psychotherapy Substance Abuse Treatment Anti-inflammatory drug addicted vs drug dependence neuropathic p Source Type: news

Fertility guru ZITA WEST on how acupuncture can help with post-natal depression
Midwife Zita West, 59, runs one of the UK’s largest natural fertility clinics. She lives in the Cotswolds with husband Rob and their two children. Here she discusses her experience of post-natal depression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NCCIH Health Bulletin: Menopausal Symptoms
In this month’s issue of the NCCIH Bulletin, read highlights from current evidence on a few commonly used complementary approaches to menopause: red clover, soy, black cohosh, DHEA, hypnotherapy, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture might offer some fibromyalgia relief
(Reuters Health) – Individualized acupuncture treatments were tied to greater pain relief for people with fibromyalgia, according to results from a small trial in Spain that compared the approach to sham acupuncture. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture
Previous research into the benefits of acupuncture for fibromyalgia sufferers has been inconclusive. A new study using a more tailored approach yields promising results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity in chronic pain (fibromyalgia)
Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia, finds new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity of fibromyalgia
And improves functional capacity and quality of life; effects still evident a year laterRelated items from OnMedicaAcupuncture may benefit COPD patientsAcupuncture doesn’t improve chronic knee painPleasure and pain circuitry disrupted in brains of fibromyalgia patientsThe pain of fibromyalgia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture ‘reduces pain intensity’ in fibromyalgia
Tailored acupuncture lessens chronic pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia and improves functional capacity and quality of life, according to Spanish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 15, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

6 Reasons Why People With Mental Illnesses Are Strong, Not Weak
When everything is going lovely in life, you don't have to work your butt off. You can whistle a happy tune and skip down the street sucking a rainbow lollipop. La, la, la... CRASH! When you run into trouble, though, the work gets done. I used to be ashamed that I fell apart... embarrassed that I had to find and reassemble the pieces of myself. I painted on a shiny, new coat of paint and didn't tell anyone about the cracks underneath. Later I saw the value in having to rebuild of myself. Struggle sucked (don't get me wrong!) but from it I gained so much wisdom, compassion and strength. The new version I built of myself wa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All in the mind? How research is proving the true healing power of the placebo
Jo Marchant, author of Cure, explains why the mind’s ability to heal the body is now being taken seriously by scientists who question alternative medicineChronic fatigue syndrome: ‘It was like being buried alive’Why did you write this book?We know that our thoughts and perceptions affect our physiology – in situations from stress to sexual arousal – but when it comes to whether these changes influence health, the question suddenly becomes much more controversial. You get claims of miracle cures at one extreme, while some sceptics argue that any role for the mind is deluded. I wanted to investi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Tucker Tags: Medical research Health Society Alternative medicine Science Technology Acupuncture Homeopathy Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman
In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "Otzi", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were cryopreserved in time, allowing archeological researchers a phenomenal insight into human life in the Copper Age. The frozen corpse also gave modern science the opportunity to forensically investigate and positively determine how Otzi the Iceman was killed. The story began on a sunny September day, when two hikers were traversi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Follow the poodle? Alternatives to prescription sleep medications
A contemporary author once wrote, “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 a.m. knows all my secrets.” If you haven’t been sleeping well for a while, this quote might feel like your new reality. You might even find yourself tempted by the happy poodles and free-floating butterflies on TV imploring you to ask your doctor about their new drugs for insomnia. But, before answering their siren call, you pause. You notice the side effects are rattled off rapidly and are difficult to understand. You are worried about being “hooked” on them forever. You ask yourself, is there another way to ge...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stuart Quan, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Sleep Source Type: news

Highlights from 2015
Your achievements A massive thank you to everyone who ran, hosted coffee mornings and bake sales, jumped out of planes and trekked across the country and indeed the world to fundraise for us. More than 1,300 of you took on a challenge or donated your time and fundraising skills in 2015. Together, you raised over £780,000! If you’d like to join Team A in 2016 and help raise money for our work, have a look at our events or contact localfundraising@arthritisresearchuk.org Improving care for people with arthritis In 2015 we continued to support healthcare professionals to provide the best care to people with art...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 3, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Best Bet For Neck Pain?
I heard that the Alexander Technique and acupuncture are the best treatments for chronic neck pain. Can you tell me about these approaches? Which one would be best? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier & Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults & Their Families
Many people find the reality of getting older depressing. And depression itself often comes with a stigma. So when we talk about depression and aging combined, what results is a very complicated — and often hard to treat — issue. Gary S. Moak, former president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, has written a new book to help. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families combines Moak’s years of experience working with elderly populations with the latest research on depression. Moak begins by defining depress...
Source: Psych Central - January 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Aging Antidepressants Book Reviews Depression Family General Psychology Self-Help Seniors Treatment antidepressants for elderly patients antidepressants for old people beat depression depression and aging depression geriatric Source Type: news

10 Tips to Create a Yoga Practice That Changes Your Life
Whatever the reason for taking your first yoga class, the potential to go much deeper has always and will always be there. I practiced yoga for about five years before I really started to tap into its life changing properties. But looking back, I can now see so many moments, talks, relationships, experiences and books that lead me to these deeper elements. The yoga practice has the potential to create a complete 180 in your life. Breakthroughs galore! But it can be challenging when you don't know exactly where to look. Below I am giving you the insider scoop on where to look, what to look for and what to do when you find ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary Medicine Users OK With Paying Out of Pocket
(MedPage Today) -- Acupuncture, chiropractic, and massage use climbed despite no insurance coverage (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 22, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Well: Acupuncture Offers No Benefits Over Placebo for Hot Flashes of Menopause
Women receiving acupuncture showed some easing of menopausal symptoms, but the effects were no better than that of a sham treatment. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 21, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Acupuncture Menopause Pain Alternative Medicine Live Featured Aging Source Type: news