More adults are using complementary and alternative medicine in England but access is unequal, finds survey
Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12 per cent of the population in 2005 to 16 per cent of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care. However, access to these treatments was unequal, with women, those who are better off and those in the south of England more likely to use CAM. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Acupuncture in the ED Cuts Pain, Reduces Stress, Anxiety Acupuncture in the ED Cuts Pain, Reduces Stress, Anxiety
In the emergency department, acupuncture relieves pain, cuts stress and anxiety, and is acceptable to the majority of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients
(Natural News) Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can acupuncture improve fertility?
Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Acupuncture and athletic performance: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?two experts talk about how combining acupuncture with physical therapy can help athletes get back in the game?and?how the ancient Chinese practice may also enhance performance. To listen, click the link below. Acupuncture and Athletic Performance (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study looks at the exact mechanisms of acupuncture in reducing cognitive impairment among Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture is one of the most commonly recommended alternative therapies for patients who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the exact means by which this traditional Chinese medicine improves the brain activity has remained obscure. So researchers took great pains to map out the areas of the brain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo?
Neuropathy from chemo can cause tingling and numbness in the hands and feet. It is a side effect of the chemotherapy drug that a person uses in their cancer treatment. Learn more about the best remedies for neuropathy from chemo, including natural and alternative remedies, such as vitamins, massage, and acupuncture. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

The healing effects of qi for mental health: Using acupuncture and TCM to treat emotional distress
(Natural News) Some of the best remedies for many physical health problems were inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. With thousands of years of experience and wisdom backing it, the approach has long been a good source of safe yet effective treatments for a variety of ailments. Despite this, it still doesn’t quite get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of veterans affairs facilities offering acupuncture growing rapidly
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Acupuncture is an increasingly important and effective component of chronic pain management and other areas of care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The research is clear: Acupuncture reduces chronic pain better than drugs
(Natural News) When you feel pain, what do you do? If it’s minor, you might ignore it and hope it goes away on its own. If you’re still feeling it after some time has passed, perhaps you’ll alternate heat and ice or get some OTC pain pills. If it’s chronic pain, you might turn to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many US insurers may fuel the opioid crisis by covering the addictive drugs - but not alternatives
Many health insurance plans help American patients pay for opioid painkillers, but they often don't cover non-addictive therapies like acupuncture and counselling, a Johns Hopkins study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pins and needles: How acupuncture can help soothe an irregular heartbeat
(Natural News) Cardiac arrhythmia describes an irregular heartbeat caused by an interruption of electrical impulses in heart function. This group of conditions can be further broken down into bradycardia (slow heartbeat), tachycardia (fast heartbeat), flutter or fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), or premature contraction (early heartbeat). While most types of heart arrhythmia are relatively harmless (caused by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists confirm: You can use acupuncture to lower your blood pressure
(Natural News) High blood pressure affects millions worldwide and costs billions in the United States alone. Those afflicted with this condition typically regulate their hypertension through medication. Unfortunately, antihypertensive medicine has a wide range of side effects that include headaches, diarrhea, nausea, and lethargy, to name a few. If you’re one of the millions with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be more effective than conventional treatments at reducing sensory, emotional, and motor damage
(Natural News) Needles often conjure images of pain. When someone tells you he’s sitting on pins and needles, it means that person is so tense he can hardly relax. But Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at it another way. Practitioners of acupuncture, a technique using several needles to balance the flow of energy or chi in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science CONFIRMS the efficacy of acupuncture in helping stroke patients recover more quickly
(Natural News) Good news for stroke victims undergoing rehabilitation: Chinese researchers have reported that acupuncture could improve the recovery of stroke survivors. Their recent trial showed that the traditional treatment improved many functions that were disrupted by an acute ischemic stroke. There are millions of stroke survivors in China and around the world. Most of them did not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strong scientific evidence points to acupuncture as an effective treatment for anxiety disorders
(Natural News) Could acupuncture be the solution to anxiety you’ve been looking for? The ancient practice of inserting needles into the skin may sound a bit daunting, but research has continued to confirm that this traditional healing art can offer a myriad of health benefits — including relief from anxiety. Recently published research has further... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms energy transfer in different types of energy healing, including Reiki and acupuncture
(Natural News) For many people, the benefits of energy healing practices like Reiki are immeasurable. But in a recent study, scientists attempted to do just that: Measure (and confirm) the energy transfer which takes place during a typical Reiki session. Reiki is an ancient practice of energy healing that first rose to fame in Japan... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ötzi the iceman was covered in acupuncture-like marks used as a primitive painkiller
Experts from the Institute for Mummy Research in Bolzano, in the Italian province of South Tyrol, claim that healthcare and treatment was already common during the Iceman’s time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture: A New Look at an Ancient Remedy
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 -- Widely practiced in Asia for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine. Yet it's still viewed with some skepticism in the Western world. And for the squeamish, just the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Integrative Medicine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
It's taken a long time, but things like acupuncture, meditation and message are becoming more mainstream in western culture. ?In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer discusses the growing use of integrative medicine. To listen, click the link below. Integrative Medicine (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More women than men veterans with chronic pain use therapies like yoga and acupuncture
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture confirmed to be an effective rehabilitation treatment for stroke patients
(Natural News) A Chinese experimental trial sought out more positive effects of acupuncture when applied during early rehabilitation of patients who suffered from acute ischemic stroke. It confirmed that the unconventional treatment benefited the patients and reduced the dysfunctions associated with stroke. The study was supported by Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. It was published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke patients suffering from insomnia can find relief with acupuncture
(Natural News) People suffering from insomnia after a stroke would do well to ditch their sleeping pills for acupuncture needles, according to experts. In a study, researchers from South Korea confirmed that stroke patients who suffer from insomnia can find relief from acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine. In fact, it’s even more effective than drug treatments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holistic treatments for asthma in children: TCM found to be effective at reducing attacks, hospitalizations
(Natural News) The regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas as well as time-honored practices such as acupuncture and moxibustion were recently reviewed by a team from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan. In it, researchers found that holistic treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were effective in reducing symptoms of pediatric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture improves cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) Acupuncture has seen some use as a means of alleviating the effects of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on the brain. However, recent systematic reviews have expressed some doubt on the effectiveness and safety of the traditional Chinese medicinal treatment. Therefore, a new study sought to confirm the findings of earlier researchers regarding acupuncture’s effect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fully Integrating Medical Acupuncture Into Family Medicine Fully Integrating Medical Acupuncture Into Family Medicine
A family physician relates his experience successfully integrating acupuncture into his daily practice.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Acupuncture reduces the occurrence of breast cancer-related lymphedema: Study
(Natural News) Painful swellings called lymphedema can appear on a patient’s arms after undergoing surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer. A Chinese study suggested that acupuncture could decrease the chances of this complication, thereby improving the quality of life for cancer patients. Despite the advent of less invasive treatments, lymphedema remains a common problem... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Tracker-Like Aesthetics Lead to Anti-Nausea Device Bonanza?
A Canadian-Chinese medical device manufacturer is poised to enter a niche market for nausea-fighting neurostimulation with a sleek wrist-worn transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) device, providing an alternative to a long-established manufacturer that has just released a redesign of its technology.   Peter Ji, co-founder of Vancouver, BC, and Ningbo, China-based WAT Medical Technology, said there is plenty of room in the nascent therapeutic wearables market for both his firm and Horsham, PA-based Reliefband Technologies to thrive in combating motion sickness, morning sickness, post-opera...
Source: MDDI - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Business Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to relieve menstrual pain for up to a year, according to recent study
(Natural News) Acupuncture can alleviate the intensity and duration of menstrual cramps significantly, a recent study suggests. The Chinese traditional therapy was found to reduce these symptoms in more than half of the women in the study over eight weeks of treatment, with at least a 50 percent reduction in the reported severity of pain. Some... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation can be treated with acupuncture
(Natural News) Functional constipation is a pain in the butt. Not only does it disrupt your life, but it can bring about much more serious problems. South Korean researchers therefore looked into the possibility of using acupuncture to improve constipation. Acupuncture is one of the many techniques that traditional Korean medicine borrowed from its Chinese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advert for contraceptive app banned
Claim that Natural Cycles app is as effective as long-term contraceptive options is misleading Related items fromOnMedica Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Acupuncture with IVF does not increase women ’s chance of a baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma
(Natural News) According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

Acupuncture found highly effective for treating primary dysmenorrhea
(Natural News) Some people take one look at needles and wince in pain. But in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a popular healing technique using needles has been used for relieving pain for thousands of years. Acupuncture has been known as an effective treatment for pain, and one study focused on its efficacy as a remedy for gynecological... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient-controlled pain-relief system reduces need for epidurals in labour
Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit& veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for babies that won't stop crying
(Natural News) According to a study spearheaded by a group of Swedish researchers, acupuncture can offer relief to babies with colic, especially if conventional methods have proven ineffective. Colic is a condition that causes bouts of continuous crying among babies, often without a clearly discernible reason. How the study was done The researchers recruited healthy infants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Migration of self-introduced acupuncture needle into the brainstem - El-Wahsh S, Efendy J, Sheridan M.
This report describes the case of a self-introduced acupuncture needle migrating into the brainstem following an initial failed attempt at surgical extrac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

Relief for trigeminal neuralgia using acupuncture
(Natural News) Nerve conditions are a little tricky to explain to others, especially to those who don’t have them. Take, for example, trigeminal neuralgia (TN) – a condition that causes excruciating pain on the face even from otherwise gentle, painless stimuli. The lack of any concrete medical treatment makes prospects more harrowing for its sufferers, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Acupuncture is a safe and well-tolerated treatment for improving the cognitive function of Alzheimer's patients
(Natural News) A recent study updated the evidence regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for patients who are afflicted with mild to moderate cases of Alzheimer’s disease. It determined that the traditional Chinese medical treatment was indeed safe to use and that it improved cognitive function for patients. The study was held under the auspices... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be an effective treatment for vascular dementia
(Natural News) When people talk about dementia, one of the first things that come to mind is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Indeed, AD is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders (over five million people in the U.S. have it), but there are other forms of dementia – like, for instance, vascular dementia. For the uninitiated,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinical significance of the pain reduction remains uncertain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Cut Arthralgia From Aromatase Inhibitors
MONDAY, July 30, 2018 -- Acupuncture may cut joint pain among postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer and aromatase inhibitor-related pain, according to a study published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Natural Remedies for Menopause That Are Backed by Science
For relief without a prescription, try black cohosh, controlled breathing, acupuncture and several other natural remedies for menopause symptoms. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

People with complex regional pain syndrome getting raw deal
Symptoms not promptly recognised and multidisciplinary treatment often absent Related items fromOnMedica Does evidence support doctors recommending acupuncture for pain? Tai chi at least as beneficial as aerobic exercise for fibromyalgia Prescribing guidance helps GPs working in prisons Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alternative Cancer Treatments May Be Bad for Your Health
People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those who didn ’ t. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Alternative and Complementary Medicine Cancer Acupuncture Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Vitamins Source Type: news

Acupuncture can relieve dry eye symptoms
(Natural News) Research has found that acupuncture could treat dry eye syndrome (DES), a condition that affects most Americans aged 18 and older. In their study, scientists from Kyung Hee University in South Korea conducted a systematic review of data to determine the most effective acupuncture method for treating the condition based on clinical trials. DES, medically referred... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritic pain can be reduced with sinew acupuncture
(Natural News) Acupuncture has been proven by numerous studies to be an effective treatment against various types of pain. Sinew acupuncture, a new modality of this ancient practice, was observed to provide almost immediate benefits for specific types of injuries. A team of scientists is seeking to understand the mechanisms of sinew acupuncture and determine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news