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What Treatment is Recommended for Common Headaches?
Discussion Headache is pain in the scalp, forehead, orbits and temple. Facial and neck pain are usually excluded from this definition. It is a common problem with more than 6 million pediatric patients having migraine. Headaches can also have co-morbidities and more than 1 primary headache type can co-exist. The costs are high both economically and in the quality of life for the patients and families. A review of common headache types and indications for neuroimaging can be found here. Treatment is necessarily multi-pronged. Patients should understand their diagnosis so they can understand what reasonably can be expected...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 15, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

5 Ways to Fix Your Back Pain
by Jennifer Steil, AARP, January 5, 2018|Comments: 0. Non-drug, Surgery-free Back Pain Remedies. Getty Images. The American College of Physicians now recommends a host of alternative measures, such as exercise, tai chi, cognitive behavioral therapy and even acupuncture, to alleviate back pain. Whether nagging  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - January 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be effective at relieving side effects of traditional treatments in breast cancer patients, according to study
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for years – centuries even – because of its natural approach to human health. An area of TCM that’s getting renown even from Western medicine is acupuncture and based on the findings of a study made by researchers at the NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Irving Medical Center, it could... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The opioid crisis has some legislators supporting natural remedies, authorizing use of acupuncture to help addicts as an alternative pain treatment
(Natural News) If you haven’t been affected by the opioid crisis, you’re in the minority. As drug overdoses killed more people than guns or car accidents last year, the need for action has never been greater. Some steps have been taken in recent months to try to combat this serious issue, but as long as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Helps AI Pain; Insurers Should Cover, Say Trialists Acupuncture Helps AI Pain; Insurers Should Cover, Say Trialists
In a randomized controlled trial that was praised as well designed, acupuncture improved pain and stiffness among breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

SABCS: Acupuncture Relieves AI - Linked Joint Pain in Breast CA
Greater proportion of patients experiencing a clinically meaningful reduction in worse pain score (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Conference News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain From Breast Cancer Care
The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients,  said one oncologist who reviewed the study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Title: Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture significantly reduces joint pain for breast cancer patients
(SWOG) In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to SWOG research results to be announced at a Dec. 7 press conference at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be an effective tool for weight control in adults
(Natural News) If you’ve run out of ways on how to lose weight, there is another alternative — that is, if you are brave enough to face needles. Acupuncture, a traditional form of Chinese medicine, has been found to play a role in weight loss for adults. A team of researchers at the School of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy and Acupuncture Decrease Opioid Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Don't be scared: New Santa Monica studio aims to take the fear out of acupuncture
In Santa Monica, acupuncture goes mainstream and a gym rolls out a new high intensity interval training class; a new meditation studio in Sherman Oaks offers mindfulness sessions for teens; and a crystal healing workshop is happening in Silver Lake. Here are some well-being options around Los Angeles... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Controlling diabetes with your phone might be possible someday
(Rutgers University) Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Integrative medicine approaches for pain treatment -- can they be an alternative to opioids?
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia& Analgesia -- a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: The Latest Research
The data support a trial of acupuncture for some common pain conditions.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

National Zoo Panda Tian Tian Gets Checkup For Weight Loss And Sore Shoulder
Veterinarians performed laser treatment and acupuncture for what they initially thought was a touch of arthritis in the panda's left shoulder.(Image credit: Roshan Patel/Smithsonian's National Zoo) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

FDA Turns to Emerging Tech for Opioid Crisis
It will take more than medication alone to win the battle against opioid addiction, and now U.S. clinicians finally have a device-based therapy to help reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. FDA granted a new indication to Innovative Health Solutions for its NSS-2 Bridge nerve stimulator. The new indication was reviewed under FDA's de novo pathway. “There are three approved drugs for helping treat opioid addiction. While we continue to pursue better medicines for the treatment of opioid use disorder, we also need to look to devices that can assist in this therapy,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. G...
Source: MDDI - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA clears Innovative Health Solutions opioid withdrawal treating neuromod
Innovative Health Solutions won FDA clearance for a new indication for its NSS-2 Bridge device, now cleared to reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to an FDA release. The NSS-2 Bridge device is a small electrical nerve stimulator designed to be placed behind a patient’s ear and emit electrical pulses to stimulate branches of certain cranial nerves, which may provide relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms. Clearance came based of a single-arm clinical study of 73 patients undergoing opioid physical withdrawal symptoms, with researchers evaluating clinical opiate withdrawal scale scores. Prior to using the d...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance innovativehealthsolutions Source Type: news

Operation Goldfinger only made Korean woman's pain worse
The X-ray, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was taken by rheumatologists in Suwon, South Korea, in 2014. The unnamed woman had tried gold-thread acupuncture. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Evaluate claims of complementary and alternative medicine
This article is written by?Mayo Clinic Staff. ______________________________________________ Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, such as herbal remedies and acupuncture, are growing in popularity. And thanks to increasing research on CAM treatments, doctors are now better able to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Unprecedented Advances
The opioid epidemic and the growing elderly population underscore the need for effective alternative therapies to treat chronic painMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Potential cancer treatment breakthrough with nanoporous acupuncture needles
(DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)) Korean researchers newly identified the possibility of cancer treatment, including colorectal cancer, using acupuncture needles that employ nanotechnology for the first time in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 29, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause
(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Integrative medicine and pain
The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that in 2011, more than 100,000 American adults suffered from chronic pain. Some chronic pain sufferers turn to prescription opioid medication for relief. Dr Brent Bauer, director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, says alternative therapies such as acupuncture, meditation or yoga can be effective [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Acupuncture could ease women's vulvar pain
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat such ailments as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and headaches. Judith Schlaeger is working to discover whether it can help the up to 14 million American women who experience genital pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does acupuncture for diabetes work?
Acupuncture has many uses, but does it work for diabetes? We look what acupuncture is, as well as the risks and benefits of acupuncture for diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Acupuncture can reduce period pain for up to a year
More than half of women in a study carried out by the National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) in Australia had a least a 50% reduction in the  severity of their pain during their period. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals
[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Support a Family Member Struggling with Anxiety
Anxiety is a novel concept in society. Millions of people all over the world struggle with symptoms related to anxiety every day. This common ailment is characterized by uneasiness, uncertainty, obsessive thinking, palpitations, and panic. I can be abrupt and overwhelming, resulting in a feeling of lacking control. However you can support a family member struggling with anxiety. In my entire career as a counselor, I have come across different individuals from diverse backgrounds who tried all means of medication, therapy, meditation, acupuncture, etc. Different treatment options work differently fo...
Source: Psych Central - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Manpreet Lehal, LPCS Tags: Anxiety Family Psychology Psychotherapy Self-Help Trauma anxious thoughts Entering Therapy family support Stress worry Source Type: news

Personal Health: Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain
Specialists are exploring nondrug, noninvasive treatments, some of which have proved highly effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation Back (Human Body Part) Acupuncture Yoga Physical Therapy Source Type: news

TV viewing ‘a potent risk factor’ for disability
Sedentary older people at greatest risk Related items fromOnMedica Moderate exercise improves over-50s ’ brain health Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Tough weekend-only exercise much better than inactivity Guidance to get office workers on their feet Every minute of exercise lowers heart risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Many Parents Don't Tell Doctor About'Complementary' Therapy Use in Kids
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Parents often try unconventional treatments -- such as acupuncture and herbal products -- when their kids are sick, but many don't tell their pediatricians about it, a new report shows. Such omissions could be risky,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alternative Medicine Alone Leads to Lower Cancer Survival
Cancer patients who opt for alternative therapy instead of conventional medicine significantly decrease their chances of survival, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Although the popularity of alternative medicine continues to grow, a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found survival rates significantly reduced for those who use it as first-line therapy. Conventional cancer treatments — chemotherapy, surgery and radiation — still produce a much better chance of survival. Mesothelioma was not included in the study, but the findings are relevant to this rare ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 23, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: acupuncture cancer Alternative medicine alternative mesothelioma treatment alternative therapy survival alternative vs conventional medicine breast cancer colon cancer Conventional cancer treatments Dr. David Gorski Dr. Skyler Johnson Source Type: news

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Tied to Less Opioid Use After Knee Arthroscopy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Electrotherapy and acupuncture linked to reductions and delay in opioid consumption following total knee arthroplasty (TKA)
A study published online in the journal JAMA Surgery suggests that use of electrotherapy and acupuncture after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) may be associated with reduced and delayed opioid consumption. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 20, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Electrotherapy, Acupuncture May Help Reduce Opioid Use After Knee Arthroplasty (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Electrotherapy and acupuncture might help decrease opioid use for pain relief after total knee arthroplasty, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Surgery. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioids After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
Non-drug approaches that may work include acupuncture and electrotherapy, review finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Knee Replacement (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death
Conclusion The results and conclusions of this study are clear: people who choose conventional treatments for cancer (such as surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone treatments) are likely to live longer than those who choose alternative medicine only. It's rare for people to choose to ignore conventional treatment completely when faced with a cancer diagnosis. More often, people choose to add complementary therapies to their conventional cancer treatment. This study doesn't apply to people combining conventional and complementary therapies. There are some limitations to the study to be aware of: As an observatio...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Study Finds Options to Opioid Use After Knee Surgery
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 -- Alternative drug-free interventions to manage pain, including acupuncture and electrotherapy, may help reduce the need for prescription painkillers after knee replacement surgery, a new review suggests. " As prescription... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tackling bedwetting: ‘Don’t be afraid to talk about it’
Bedwetting, otherwise known as urinary incontinence or enuresis, is fairly common, often embarrassing and sometimes difficult to talk about. It is estimated that about 20 percent of boys and 17 percent of girls, ages 6 to 7 years old have some problem with daytime or nighttime wetting. Still, many kids are reluctant to talk about wetting with parents, friends and teachers. Parents themselves often have a hard time confronting the issue. The Voiding Improvement Program (VIP) at Boston Children’s Hospital offers a comprehensive approach to bedwetting tailored to each child’s individual needs. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 7, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Health & Wellness bedwetting Dr. Carlos Estrada enuresis Pamela Kelly Voiding Improvement Program Source Type: news

Liberia: Chinese Doctors Teach Liberians
[NEWS] A one-day teaching on the importance of traditional Chinese treatments and Acupuncture was held at the weekend in Monrovia. The teaching exercise was conducted by the Chinese Medical Team in collaboration with the Confucius Institute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angelina Jolie reveals she had Bell's palsy this year
The mother-of-six, who has been vocal about her private health battles in the past, said the conditions caused one side of her face to droop, and she needed acupuncture to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottsdale-based acupuncture franchise to rapidly expand in Phoenix, U.S.
How one new franchise is bringing a traditional Chinese medicine art to the masses, and why the franchisees are pinching to get involved. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Saundra Wilson Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain
Manual acupuncture is effective in treating period pain and associated symptoms, such as nausea and headaches, according to the results of new research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news