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Searching for Stress Relief
Like the Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz I sought an expert to provide me with what I already held. Over a decade in corporate America led this Type A into physical distress. I was fatigued and irritable. My muscles were tight and painful. My digestion and reproductive systems were broken causing intense issues and discomfort. I was a wreck. Visiting doctor after doctor I was told there was nothing wrong. No illness. No disease. Prescriptions of all sorts were recommended -- none of them really worked. After more than three years, I was frustrated, tired and desperate. Turning to alternative practice...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An autopsy case of vagus nerve stimulation following acupuncture - Watanabe M, Unuma K, Fujii Y, Noritake K, Uemura K.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular oriental medical techniques in China, Korea and Japan. This technique is also popular as alternative therapy in the Western World. Serious adverse events are rare following acupuncture, and fatal cases have been rarel... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Breast Cancer History, Please Don't Repeat
I don't have breast cancer. I've waited to hear those words for nearly six months, after a suspicious mammogram led to a host of other tests and procedures. Each round of results revealed more about what was causing the abnormalities. Ultimately I discovered that I have two conditions that generate atypical cells and put me at increased risk for breast cancer. Genetically I'm already predisposed, since my mom died from it at age 46. Because of her early death, I had my first mammogram at age 29. I've long paid close attention to the health of my breasts. For years I figured my small size meant I couldn't possibly face ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Can CAM Do for Anxiety?What Can CAM Do for Anxiety?
From acupuncture to kava kava, a variety of CAM modalities have been suggested for management of anxiety. But what does the evidence say? Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 3, 2014 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Clinical Case Source Type: news

Caring for Christopher’s Crohn’s disease close to home
Growing up, Christopher Padilha was a perfectly healthy child. He ate regularly, and even though he was a bit on the smaller side, his health and growth were typical. But one Friday night, at the age of 5, that changed. “Friday is pizza day at Christopher’s school and that’s what he had for lunch that afternoon,” remembers his mother, Palmira. “But that night he got violently sick, woke up in pain and had terrible diarrhea. It was frightening.” The next day Palmira took Christopher to see his pediatrician. The doctor suspected Christopher might have been suffering from an acute reaction ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 21, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Source Type: news

“I’m Just In the Band”
Discussion Instrumental music, either as an avocation or profession, provides great pleasure for those performing and listening. Unfortunately it can also cause health problems. Many of the problems are musculoskeletal or neurological in etiology due to overuse and the musician may experience pain. Prelude to pain can include stiffness or tingling or other skin sensations. Musicians may experience weakness, loss of function, control (accuracy) and ability (speed) as well as problems with tone. “The most prevent problems involve overuse of muscles resulting from repetitive movements of playing, often in combination w...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 17, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Simple Cure for Cat Constipation
The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend on their diet for the majority of their water intake, which is how nature intended things to work. But herein lies the problem. Many cats are fed dry food, which isn't the food they are designed to eat. Cats are obligate carnivores designed to hunt mice. Mice, as it turns out, provide the perfect balance of fiber (their fur), protein and moisture in one tiny package. Mice are 70 percent water, which provides kitties with exactly the amount they need for their bodies to rem...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - November 14, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 13, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients
Title: Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/13/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - November 13, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer, Exercise and Acupuncture
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies show exercise therapy, acupuncture benefit breast cancer survivors
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Two new studies from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offer hope for breast cancer survivors struggling with cancer-related pain and swelling, and point to ways to enhance muscular strength and body image. The studies appear in a first of its kind monograph from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs focusing on integrative oncology, which combines a variety of therapies, some non-traditional, for maximum benefit to cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, how one woman found relief from her hot flashes through acupuncture. To listen, click the link below. Acupuncture for Hot Flashes (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why You Should Never Ask 'Have You Tried...?'
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should first responders use acupuncture & integrative medicine in natural disasters & battle zones?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Delivering traditional emergency medical care at ground zero of natural disasters and military conflicts is challenging. First responders trained in simple integrative medicine approaches such as acupuncture, hypnosis, or biofeedback can provide adjunctive treatment to help relieve patients' pain and stress. How to teach and utilize modified techniques and their potential benefit are described in a Review article in Medical Acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include the impact of contraception on teen pregnancy, mechanical versus tissue heart valves, acupuncture for knee pain, and early gluten introduction and celiac disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 4, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Doctors discover Chinese man's pains due to acupuncture needle lodged in gut
Xu Long, 60, from China's Jiangxi Province, had gone to his doctor complaining of chest and back pains. The only time he'd ever had acupuncture was in 1974. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors discover man's chest and back pains are due to acupuncture needle lodged in his gut for 40 YEARS
Xu Long, 60, from China's Jiangxi Province, had gone to his doctor complaining of chest and back pains. The only time he'd ever had acupuncture was in 1974. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture 'does not improve chronic knee pain'
Scientists at the University of Melbourne found 'no real or direct effect' of needle or laser acupuncture when studying 282 patients over 50 suffering chronic knee pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain, study finds
In patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture did not provide any benefit, a study has concluded. Acupuncture is the most popular of alternative medical systems. Although traditionally administered with needles, laser acupuncture (low-intensity laser therapy to acupuncture points) is a non-invasive alternative with evidence of benefit in some pain conditions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 1, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Knee Pain
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Knee Injuries and Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Falls Short in Chronic Knee PainAcupuncture Falls Short in Chronic Knee Pain
Acupuncture did not significantly improve pain and function better than sham acupuncture in chronic knee pain; both modalities were modestly better than no acupuncture in the short term. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
Title: Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - October 1, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Review Finds “Encouraging but Limited Evidence” On Acupuncture for Postsurgical Back Pain
Source: Lippincotts Bone and Joint Newsletter - October 1, 2014 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Acupuncture Shows Little Benefit in Chronic Knee Pain (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Needle and laser acupuncture offer no long-term benefit over sham treatment … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 1, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture doesn’t improve chronic knee pain
Sham acupuncture just as effective in reducing pain and improving functionRelated items from OnMedicaModerate exercise may reduce risk of chronic painAcupuncture could ease nerve pain of cancer treatmentAcupuncture may benefit COPD patientsSupervised exercise reduces knee painPlacebo may not rely on deception (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 1, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture may not be effective for knee pain: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture won't improve chronic knee pain in middle-aged people, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds
Laser, needle treatment worked no better than 'sham' procedure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Knee Injuries and Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natasha Kaplinsky: 'I've been vegetarian since I was 11, and can't imagine ever eating red meat'
The 42-year-old news presenter on healthy eating, detoxing, fracturing her back in her teens, why she's an acupuncture convert and being teetotal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can auriculotherapy help relieve chronic constipation?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Nearly one in six adults worldwide may suffer from chronic constipation and, over time, the disorder can cause serious complications. Auriculotherapy, a form of acupuncture that involves stimulating targeted points on the outer ear, may help in managing constipation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2014 Category: Global & Universal 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! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical Acupuncture
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 13, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Acupuncture: What You Need To Know
Information about acupuncture, including safety and effectiveness as well as tips on finding a qualified practitioner and resources for more information. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 7, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Latest study reinforces link between acupuncture and relief from hot flashes
(NaturalNews) As menopause approaches, approximately 85 percent of U.S. women experience hot flashes and up to 50 percent of them continue having them for several years.(1) The sudden flushing of the skin that often leads to sweating, and/or feeling very warm and sometimes, chilled... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at Waiguan improves activation of functional brain areas of stroke patients
(Neural Regeneration Research) Both acupuncture at Waiguan and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke, but there are some difference in Brodmann areas 4, 6, 8, Brodmann areas 7, 39, 40, Brodmann areas 18, 19, 22 and Brodmann areas 13, 24, 32, 28. Most studies addressing the specificity of meridians and acupuncture points have focused mainly on the different neural effects of acupuncture at different points in healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Acupuncture Tied to Improved Symptoms in Breast Cancer Patients Taking Aromatase Inhibitors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Acupuncture may help improve fatigue and psychological distress in women with breast cancer who have joint pain related to use of aromatase … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Use of electroacupuncture (EA) produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer. The study is the first demonstration of EA's efficacy for both joint pain relief, as well as these other common symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 30, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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