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Complementary therapies for neck pain
This study is making news because of its major finding: when the participants were assessed a year after the start of the study (that is, 6 to 7 months after completing treatment), those assigned to acupuncture or Alexander Technique lessons reported significantly less pain and disability than those receiving usual care alone. No serious side effects due to treatment were reported. Of course, there are caveats Before we declare victory over neck pain, we should mention some important limitations of this research. They include: More than half of the patients with neck pain originally considered for the study were excluded....
Source: New Harvard Health Information - November 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert Shmerling, M.D. Tags: Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Pain Management neck pain Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Alexander Technique Help Alleviate Chronic Neck Pain (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Both acupuncture and the Alexander Technique can improve chronic neck pain, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 3, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Alexander Technique may improve neck pain
(Reuters Health) – Acupuncture sessions and Alexander Technique lessons both seem to improve the symptoms of chronic neck pain after one year, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Laurelhurst Chiropractic Adds Acupuncture, Herbal Services
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Symmetry Chiropractic & Acupuncture Improves Overall Health and Wellness Through Chiropractic Adjustments
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Westfield Health and Rehabilitation Offering Additional Acupuncture Appointments 
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture for gait disturbance in Parkinson's disease: immediate effects of acupuncture treatment - Fukuda S, Kuriyama N, Egawa M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Acupuncture Gives Women’s Wellness a Boost, Says Back & Neck Care Chiropractic
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Give New Advice For Treating Morning Sickness
BOSTON (CBS) – Morning sickness can make life unbearable for some expectant mothers, but now there is new expert advice so women don’t have to suffer as much. Gaby Barajas has been miserable with morning sickness during her pregnancy. At times, she couldn’t keep food or drink down. “It was to that point that I was so desperate just to feel better already,” says Gaby. Her doctor suggested the 32-year old try a treatment that combines vitamin B6 and the antihistamine, doxylamine. Now the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is recommending the combination as a first-line tr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rachelrmcknight Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Morning Sickness Pregnancy Source Type: news

To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments
Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs — and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.» E-Mail This (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristian Foden-Vencil Source Type: news

Under the microscope: Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, 45, answers our health quiz
Dame Kelly Holmes is a chocoholic and loves Galaxy bars. Even though she's retired she still trains five times a week, and thinks acupuncture is a great way to feel good about yourself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All About Cats Veterinary Hospital of Las Vegas to Offer New Acupuncture Service
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture Cools Breast Cancer Hot FlashesAcupuncture Cools Breast Cancer Hot Flashes
A randomized controlled trial with four treatment groups suggests that acupuncture is effective in this setting. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flashes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study. Hot flashes are particularly severe and frequent in breast cancer survivors, but current FDA-approved remedies for these unpleasant episodes, such as hormone replacement therapies are off-limits to breast cancer survivors because they include estrogen. The results of the study are published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 3, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
But small study isn't conclusive, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
But small study isn't conclusive, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, High Blood Pressure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood Pressure
Title: Acupuncture Might Help Ease High Blood PressureCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General)
Source: MedicineNet High Blood Pressure General - September 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

15 Science-Backed Ways To Fall Asleep Faster
SPECIAL FROM Can’t sleep? Join the club. Insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older, says theNational Institutes of Health. Unless certain medical conditions or medications are the cause of your sleeplessness, the most common culprit is anxiety, says Lisa Meltzer, an education scholar for the National Sleep Foundation and associate professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health in Denver. "If you're anxious and worried, it's very difficult to relax and fall asleep," says Meltzer. "When you're not sleeping well, you'll be more anxious and you'll have a harder time regulating emotion. It...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman claims her EAR PIERCING has cured the excruciating migraines that left her housebound and vomiting
Sheri Utecht, 44, from Woodland, Washington, claims her 'daith' piercing, through the innermost fold of cartilage in the ear, has cured her migraines. The theory, though unproven, is it mimics acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Title: Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/25/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Even 'sham' acupuncture beat one frequently used medication (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 25, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Banish wrinkles by putting needles in your face, Sarah Vine writes
Sarah Vine swore she'd never put needles in her face - but this isn't Botox. Facial acupuncture is popular in China and promises to revive the skin, making you look less exhausted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce high blood pressure
Trial shows electroacupuncture - acupuncture that uses low-intensity electrical pulses - can lower high blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in untreated hypertensive patients. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Lok Acupuncture Clinic Celebrates 40 Years of Helping the Community
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

7 Things to Know While You're Undergoing Chemotherapy
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2012 at the age of 37, my world was turned upside down. My particular flavor of cancer was stage 1, grade 3, triple negative infiltrating ductal carcinoma. That's a mouthful, huh? I had my bi-lateral mastectomy performed and one month later I began six months of ACT (Adriamycin, Cytoxan, and Taxol) chemotherapy. While I can't guarantee that your road will be without bumps, in fact, I can almost assure you that there will be bumps, I can offer you some insights that helped me along the way. So, buckle up and hold on tight, you can do this. Good luck to you my friend. I'm s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Not If These Equine Innovators Can Help It
Four years ago, Phil Yarbrough’s horse Mercedes broke her leg and ripped apart her knee while running in her pasture outside Atlanta. "She went over a hill, and she did not come back up," Yarbrough said. Conventional wisdom suggests that horses with broken legs can't be saved. Hundreds of racehorses with injured limbs are euthanized each year. In June, a horse named Helwan was euthanized after he broke a bone on the same track where, hours later, American Pharoah won the Triple Crown But Yarbrough wasn't willing to consider this fate for his horse. "She's like a kid to me," he said. Vete...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Miami Drug Rehab Introduces Acupuncture to Line of Holistic Healing...
Miami Drug Rehab comments on the Miami Herald’s recent article.(PRWeb July 29, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12862167.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Well: Not Telling Your Doctor You Use Acupuncture and Chiropractic
People with chronic back, neck or joint pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many don’t tell their doctors about it, a new study reports. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 23, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Acupuncture Body Pain Chiropractors Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Not Telling Your Doctor You Use Acupuncture and Chiropractic
People with chronic back, neck or joint pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many don’t tell their doctors about it, a new study reports. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Acupuncture Body Pain Chiropractors Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Not Telling Your Doctor You Use Acupuncture and Chiropractic
People with chronic back, neck or joint pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many don’t tell their doctors about it, a new study reports. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 23, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Acupuncture Body Pain Chiropractors Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Acupuncture has 'similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs'
A new report in Endocrinology suggests that acupuncture has a mode of action similar to that of anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medication – affecting the HPA axis and reducing the production of stress hormones. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 22, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Acupuncture can have benefits and could reduce stress and depression
The new study, from Georgetown University in Washington DC, has been described as the strongest evidence yet that acupuncture can have genuine benefits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture has 'similar mode of action to psychiatric drugs'
A controlled study in rats finds acupuncture to be effective against chronic stress and reveals clues about how this form of traditional Chinese medicine might work. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture impacts same biologic pathways in rats that pain drugs target in humans
In animal models, acupuncture appears to impact the same biologic pathways ramped up by pain and stress, analogous to what drugs do in humans. The researchers say their animal study provides the strongest evidence to date on the mechanism of this ancient Chinese therapy in chronic stress. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rats help scientists get closer to solving the mystery of acupuncture
Study finds that form of therapy which uses electric current blunted activity in rats’ hormonal pathway linked to stress, chronic pain and mood A biological mechanism explaining part of the mystery of acupuncture has been pinpointed by scientists studying rats. Stimulation with electroacupuncture – a form of the therapy in which a small electric current is passed between a pair of needles – blunted activity in a key hormonal pathway linked to stress, chronic pain and mood, the researchers found. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Medical research Animal experimentation Acupuncture Health & wellbeing Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Most chronic pain patients use alternative therapies, but many don't tell their doctors
More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these patients didn't discuss this care with their primary care providers. These study results suggest that better care coordination is needed among patients and physicians. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture can improve outcomes in dermatological conditions
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Medical evidence supports the potential for acupuncture to be significantly more effective in the treatment of dermatologic conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria than alternative treatment options, 'placebo acupuncture,' or no treatment, according to a review of the medical literature published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chiropractic of Bellevue Announces Partnership With Kang Acupuncture
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical observation on delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning treated with acupuncture to restore consciousness combined with hyperbaric oxygen treatment - Mao M, Rao P, Mou X, Guo L, Zhang L.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy differences on delayed encephalopathy after carbon monoxide poisoning (DEACMP) between acupuncture to restore consciousness combined with hyperbaric oxygen treatment and simple hyperbaric oxygen treatment. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Marriage isn't the only license SCOTUS ruling forces states to accept: chiropractic, acupuncture, electrical licenses and more must be accepted in ALL states
(NaturalNews) Did the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling mandating that each state must recognize gay marriage open the door for mandatory reciprocity of various other licenses and license holders? Some think so.Consider the basis of judgment used by SCOTUS in the very controversial... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
“Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, dropped off to sleep.” — Aldous Huxley, Brave New World It’s been a tough few years for benzodiazepines, the pharmaceutical industry’s top-selling family of prescription drugs. Tough in every way, that is, except sales: Xanax remains the world’s most popular pill, and U.S. prescriptions for it and other benzos grow by 12 percent every year. It’s their reputation, long enjoyed, as harmless and effective medicines that’s taking a flurry of hits — so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lack of Knowledge Is One Reason People Don’t Use Complementary Health Approaches
Lack of knowledge is a reason why people don’t use common complementary health approaches such as acupuncture, chiropractic, natural products, and yoga. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

When Doctors Bully…
As an intern, I was assigned a rotation, where I prepared patients for surgery. During this prep process, I asked patients an unexpected but critically important question: “Do you want to have surgery?” As it turned out, most of them didn’t want surgery. But they didn’t know they had a choice. Surgery is usually presented as your only option. But, in fact, it’s just one of many choices available. The problem is that most specialists and surgeons won’t tell you that – because it’s bad for business. Thankfully, today we have a superior procedure for “informed consent.&r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Surgery Source Type: news

Knowledge about alternative medicine connected to education, income
(San Francisco State University) SF State research finds that individuals with lower education and income levels are less likely to know about yoga, acupuncture and other complementary treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Complementary and Integrative Approaches for ADHD
Surveys estimate that as many as 9 percent of American children and 4 percent of adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although stimulant medications have been shown to be helpful for at least 70 percent of children with ADHD, many people have turned to complementary health approaches such as omega-3 fatty acids, melatonin, herbs and other dietary supplements, special diets, neurofeedback, and several mind and body practices, including acupuncture and meditation. Many of these complementary health approaches have been studied for ADHD, but none has been conclusively shown to be helpful. Thi...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Health fears over 'natural' remedies for the menopause
More than half turned to complementary and alternative medicine, including acupuncture, because they worried about going through hormone replacement therapy, a poll found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-invasive accupoint stimulation may be a new bioelectronics approach to Crohn’s Disease
Researchers have begun a controlled clinical trial in Crohn's disease using surface electrodes daily to stimulate an acupuncture point on the stomach meridian that was shown to reduce vagal imbalance in preclinical studies. Restoring vagal balance is known to reduce intestinal inflammation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news