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Acupuncture relieves hot flashes - so do these 6 other natural remedies
(NaturalNews) Acupuncture reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes, according to a meta-analysis published in the journal Menopause.Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. It consists of placing thin needles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Reasonable Treatment for Menopausal Hot Flashes Acupuncture Reasonable Treatment for Menopausal Hot Flashes
Acupuncture can improve the severity and frequency of hot flashes in women undergoing natural menopause, a meta-analysis has shown. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture and moxibustion reduces neuronal edema in Alzheimer's disease rats
(Neural Regeneration Research) Aberrant Wnt signaling is possibly related to the pathological changes in Alzheimer's disease. Axin and β-catenin protein is closely related to Wnt signaling. Zhou Hua and his team, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China confirmed that moxibustion or electroacupuncture, or both, at Baihui and Shenshu acupoints decreased axin protein expression, increased β-catenin protein expression, and alleviated neuronal cytoplasmic edema. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer, analysis suggests
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 14, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials which is being published this month in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, indicates that acupuncture can affect the severity and frequency of hot flashes for women in natural menopause. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain
WebMD looks at ways to treat low back pain without drugs or surgery, such as acupuncture, yoga, massage, and biofeedback. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA addresses 'lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine
Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies. Yet only a few U.S. schools that teach Chinese medicine require Chinese-language training and only a handful of Chinese medical texts have so far been translated into English. Given the complexity of the language and concepts in these texts, there is a need for accurate, high-quality translations, say researchers at UCLA’s Center for East–West Medicine. To that end, the center has published a document that includes a detailed discussion of the issues involved in Chinese med...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 3, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'Lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine addressed by researchers
Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs and massage therapies. Yet only a handful of Chinese medical texts have so far been translated into English. Given the complexity of the language and concepts, there is a need for accurate, high-quality translations. Researchers have published a document designed to help evaluate and digest Chinese medical texts with greater sensitivity and comprehension. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 2, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

UCLA addresses 'lost in translation' issues in Chinese medicine
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs and massage therapies. Yet only a handful of Chinese medical texts have so far been translated into English. Given the complexity of the language and concepts, there is a need for accurate, high-quality translations. Researchers at the UCLA's Center for East-West Medicine have published a document designed to help evaluate and digest Chinese medical texts with greater sensitivity and comprehension. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

San Luis Obispo Acupuncture Specialist, Treat Paine, Now Offering...
An essential health benefit, acupuncture is recommended as a frontline therapy by the U.S. National Institute of Health, the British Medical Association, and the World Health Organization. Patrick T....(PRWeb June 30, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11984129.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, diffuse tenderness, fatigue, and a number of other symptoms that can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. It is estimated that fibromyalgia affects 5 million American adults. Most people with fibromyalgia—between 80 and 90 percent—are women. However, men and children also can have the disorder, which is often associated with other syndromes. The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown, but there are probably a number of factors involved. Recently, researchers have focused on abnormalities in pro...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

6 Things To Know About Mind and Body Practices for Fibromyalgia
6 things to know about mind and body practices for fibromyalgia, including tai chi, qi gong, yoga, massage, acupuncture, and balneotherapy. For patients to share with their health care providers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 25, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Achieve abundant, balanced health this summer with traditional Chinese medicine
(NaturalNews) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) emphasizes the importance of striving for balance and living in harmony with the environment around us. This can be done through nutrition, cultivating healthy emotions, meditation, physical activity and healing therapies such as acupuncture... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 20, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Bee-Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's
Both acupuncture and bee-venom acupuncture improved symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease, a small study shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's Bee Venom Acupuncture Shows Promise in Parkinson's
Both acupuncture and bee venom acupuncture showed promising results in improving symptoms among patients with Parkinson's disease in a small new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 17, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Allergies?
Can you tell me whether acupuncture is useful for allergy relief? I've heard that it can help, but I don't know whether I should try it or not. Nothing else works well. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - June 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuronal activation by acupuncture at Yongquan and sham acupoints for DOC: A PET study
(Neural Regeneration Research) Hao Zhang and colleagues from China Rehabilitation Research Center found that acupuncture at the Yongquan acupoints induced stronger neuronal activity than acupuncture at the sham acupoints shown on positron emission tomography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture Plus Electricity Helps in Endoscopy
(MedPage Today) -- CHICAGO -? Pairing traditional Chinese acupuncture with modern technology appears to help patients get through endoscopic ultrasound diagnostic treatments with less pain and anxiety, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 9, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

VIDEO: Acupuncture beats propofol for endoscopy analgesia
Read the full story on MD Consult: VIDEO: Acupuncture beats propofol for endoscopy analgesia (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - May 9, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

UK Herbal Medicines Working Group: Dispensing for tradition?
Second meeting on UK herbal regulation concentrates on options for herbal products (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - May 7, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Association of Master Herbalists Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture ATCM Ayurveda europe GMP Good Manufacturing Process HCPC Health & amp; Care Professions Council herbal medicine HMPWG international ma Source Type: news

What to expect at your first acupuncture visit
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Source: NaturalNews.com - May 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Integrating Acupuncture Into a Family Medicine Residency (Kendra Unger)
Power Point of Session (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - April 30, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture Research - Areas of High and Low Programmatic Priorities
Focus on Acupuncture for Pain Management On this page: Published Research Areas of High Programmatic Priority Areas of Low Programmatic Priority NCCAM Contact Information Selected References Published Research What is the published clinical research telling us? (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 10, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Acupuncture normalizes brain structure and damaged neurons following heroin relapse
(Neural Regeneration Research) Acupuncture normalizes brain structure and damaged neurons following heroin relapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dominic West: 'I've never had serious depression, but just every morning until the inner voices subside'
The actor, 44, on trekking to the South Pole, disco dancing, why he's only had acupuncture once and his recurring nightmare. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twitter Chat on Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches
Event Description Have you ever suffered from low-back pain? Have you found it difficult to manage? If so, you aren’t alone. For some people, back pain can become chronic or even debilitating, and difficult to treat. Studies have looked at the benefits of some complementary health approaches, such as spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and yoga, for low-back pain. In fact, they are all included in a longer list of treatment options recommended by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians for patients whose low-back pain does not improve with more conservative care. (Source: ...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 4, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Chronic Low-Back Pain and Complementary Health Approaches
This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and yoga, the complementary approaches most often used by people for chronic low back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - March 27, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Three Holistic Treatments Helping Addicts Recover
Whether used individually or in combination, it is clear that acupuncture, yoga, and mindfulness meditation each provide benefits to those recovering from addiction. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 19, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine alcohol alcohol abuse alcoholism depression drug abuse drug addiction heroin meditation mindfulness meditation opioid abuse substance abuse Yoga Source Type: news

Acupuncture and breast cancer
CNN's Carl Azuz reports on a new study that finds acupuncture may help breast cancer patients who are in pain. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 5 Top Treatment Centers in the World
What is the definitive short list of rehabs for all budgets?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 11, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Anna B. David Tags: Addiction Health 13 years acupuncture Addiction and Recovery addiction recovery alcoholics alcoholism anxiety arc charlie sheen counselor dozen clients eating disorders interventions journalist mainstream work massage m Source Type: news

Could acupuncture be the solution to our 'coach potato' inflicted back pain?
SLOUCHING, eating on your lap and peering at a computer screen - sound familiar? Sedentary lifestyles contribute to millions of adults suffering with back pain, but could the ancient Chinese method of acupuncture be a simple solution to the problem? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could acupuncture be the solution to our 'couch potato' inflicted back pain?
SLOUCHING, eating on your lap and peering at a computer screen - sound familiar? Sedentary lifestyles contribute to millions of adults suffering with back pain, but could the ancient Chinese method of acupuncture be a simple solution to the problem? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have documented a direct connection between the use of acupuncture and physical processes that could alleviate sepsis, a condition that often develops in hospital intensive care units, springs from infection and inflammation, and takes an estimated 250,000 lives in the United States every year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease
Electroacupuncture may reduce inflammation that causes sepsis death, a recent study has shown. This research shows physical evidence of acupuncture's value beyond any that has been demonstrated before, and also shows potential benefits not just for sepsis, but for treating other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Crohn's disease. While investigating acupuncture mechanisms, the researchers also have determined that fenoldopam, a dopamine receptor agonist, also shows promise as a pharmaceutical sepsis treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 23, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture Announces Alternative Measures to...
Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture is now offering alternative options for individuals seeking to prevent the flu in Sacramento, CA.(PRWeb February 20, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11601385.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 20, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pets find pain relief using ancient method of acupuncture
Traditional Chinese medicine technique of strategically placing needles to relieve pain symptoms isn't just for humans (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lion's Mane Mushrooms for Nerve Damage?
I was diagnosed with transverse myelitis a few months ago. It affects the strength in my left leg. I've read that you suggested Lion's Mane mushroom to help with nerve growth. Would it be helpful to me? I am also doing acupuncture and have adopted an anti-inflammatory diet. If it is appropriate for me to take Lion's Mane, can I do so while breastfeeding? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - February 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment
Johns Hopkins researchers have proven that there is now a solution to the chronic hot flashes caused by breast cancer treatment. (Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles)
Source: Breast Cancer Chronicles - February 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Lillie Shockney Source Type: news

Can pain be 'switched off'?
Conclusion This study adds to the scientific knowledge about which genes play a role in pain response. The study shows an association between a low pain threshold and reduced gene expression in nine locations on the DNA. This means that researchers have found changes not only in genes already known to be involved in pain response, but in other genes as well. As the study was conducted in identical twins, the researchers have also been able to identify that the gene responses started off the same but have become different for some reason. The study shows that there is an association, but it does not provide information abo...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts
News snippets on FDA beverage guidelines, crackdowns on dietary supplements, TCM, GM labelling and the loss of a leading East-West integrator (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - January 29, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Acumedic acupuncture Athletics Australia avocado beverage guidelines CFDA Chinese Food and Drugs Administration Chinese Medical Institute and Register Chinese medicine Chinese Medicine Council CMIR diabetes dietary supplements Dr Source Type: news

NICE approves migraine magnet therapy
“Hope for migraine sufferers as gadget that zaps pain with the push of a button is approved,” says the Mail Online, reporting a newly approved magnetic therapy. The widespread media coverage follows the publication of new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of a device that gives magnetic pulses for the prevention and treatment of migraines. This type of therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).   What is TMS and how does it work? TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. The treatment involves the person holding a device on th...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Neurology QA articles Source Type: news

Stay balanced this winter using traditional Chinese nutrition
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is most well known for acupuncture, but that is just part of the comprehensive medical system, which can help maintain balance throughout our seasonal ebbs and flows. In TCM, nutrition plays a vital role and is looked at from many angles... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-ray reveals hundreds of gold NEEDLES in woman's knees after she has acupuncture for arthritis
The South Korean woman, 65, turned to acupuncture after painkillers failed to reduce her pain, the New England Journal of Medicine reports. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy ever after: Author Lucinda Riley on how alternative medicine changed her life
BEST-selling novelist Lucinda Riley suffered a catalogue of health problems as a young woman but then she discovered alternative medicine and acupuncture and she has never looked back (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Antibiotics Most Effective in Preventing Recurrent Female Urinary Tract Infections
While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed). (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - January 8, 2014 Category: Disability Tags: Female Health Source Type: news

LA BioMed study finds daily antibiotics most effective in preventing recurrent urinary tract infection
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) While daily antibiotic use is the most effective method for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, daily cranberry pills, daily estrogen therapy and monthly acupuncture treatments also have benefits that may be preferable for some patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of breast cancer drugs
A new analysis has found that both real and sham acupuncture treatments may help alleviate side effects of drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help clinicians improve care for cancer patients. The results also raise the question of whether sham acupuncture is truly inert or may, like real acupuncture, have beneficial effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Behind the Headlines 2013 Quiz of the Year
In 2013, Behind the Headlines has covered more than 500 health stories that made it into the mainstream media. If you've been paying attention you should find this quiz easy and fun. Why not test your knowledge of 2013's health news with our month-by-month quiz? Answers are at the foot of the page (no peeking!).   In January 2013's health news... According to the Daily Mail, spiritual people were said to be more likely to be? A) Happy B) Obese C) Mentally ill The Daily Mail also said that Vietnamese mums can teach their baby’s potty training by doing what? A) Withholding food B) Sign l...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Contralateral needling at unblocked collaterals for post-stroke hemiplegia
(Neural Regeneration Research) Professor Huanmin Gao and co-workers from People's Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in China performed contralateral needling at acupoints Chize (LU5) and Jianliao (TE14) in 106 stroke patients presenting complete hemiplegia and found that contralateral needling at these two acupoints can significantly promote the recovery of affected limb function of stroke patients with therapeutic effects superior to conventional acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 28, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news