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Placebo effects of different therapies not identical
Not all placebos are equal, and patients who respond to one placebo don't always respond to others, according to research published July 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jian Kong from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and colleagues from other institutions. The researchers tested the analgesic effects of genuine acupuncture, sham acupuncture and a placebo pill on healthy participants' pain sensitivity... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials Source Type: news

Review of Research Shows, Overall, Acupuncture Did Not Increase Pregnancy Rates With IVF
An analysis of research conducted on acupuncture as an adjuvant (booster) treatment to in vitro fertilization (IVF) found that, overall, acupuncture did not increase pregnancy rates. However, acupuncture did seem to increase pregnancy success rates at IVF clinics with baseline pregnancy rates that were lower than 32 percent. This review, funded in part by NCCAM, was published online in the journal Human Reproduction Update. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 30, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Does acupuncture work? | Poll
An estimated £25m is spent by the NHS on the treatment, despite a fierce debate as to its efficacy. Do you believe the treatment has a beneficial effect?     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Tags: Acupuncture Health guardian.co.uk Science and scepticism The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) UK news NHS Alternative medicine Editorial Comment is free Source Type: news

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The govern...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Culture Health Science and scepticism Features NHS Alternative medicine The Observer Source Type: news

Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle
Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. So is the NHS making a grave error in supporting this ancient treatment?• Are vitamin pills a sham? Q&A with Dr. Paul OffitYou can't get crystal healing on the NHS. The Department of Health doesn't fund faith healing. And most doctors believe magnets are best stuck on fridges, not patients. But ask for a treatment in which an expert examines your tongue, smells your skin and tries to unblock the flow of life force running through your body with needles and the NHS will be happy to oblige.The go...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Science and scepticism Alternative medicine Health Culture NHS Acupuncture Source Type: news

What are the Recommendations for Neuromaging Because of Headaches?
Discussion Headaches are not only painful but can significantly affect the lives of patients and families. Education and support for patients is key to managing headaches. Detailed diaries not only help with initial diagnosis but also chronic management. Common headache types include: Tension headache Location – bilateral Intensity – mild or moderate Description – non-pulsating tightening or pressure Activities – not aggravated by usual activities Duration – 30 minutes – continuous Frequency – 15 days per month for more than 3 months for chronic tension headache Treatment –...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 15, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Acupuncture May Help During Cancer Treatment
Did you know that many doctor recommend having acupuncture as a complementary therapy for people undergoing cancer? While acupuncture does not treat cancer directly, it can aid in relieving the side of treatment. Learn more about acupuncture and how it can help you during treatment. ...Read Full Post (Source: About.com Cancer)
Source: About.com Cancer - July 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Acupuncture To Improve In Vitro Fertilization Rates: Review Finds Mixed Results
Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The analysis from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is published in the online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

Univ. of Maryland review finds mixed results for acupuncture to improve in vitro fertilization rates
(University of Maryland Medical Center) Acupuncture, when used as a complementary or adjuvant therapy for in vitro fertilization, may be beneficial depending on the baseline pregnancy rates of a fertility clinic, according to research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The analysis from the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine is published in the June 27 online edition of the journal Human Reproduction Update. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Chinese herbs and Traditional Chinese Medicine cure gout: Studies
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) encompasses Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, and other lesser-known modalities to treat a wide variety of diseases including gout. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old, and well-respected worldwide as an alternative to conventional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AAOS Knee OA Guidelines Likely to Be ControversialNew AAOS Knee OA Guidelines Likely to Be Controversial
Revised clinical guidelines for knee OA recommend against intraarticular hyaluronic acid, acetaminophen doses higher than 3 g/day, acupuncture, glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate, and needle lavage. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Veterinary Hospital in Tampa Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Free Pet Diagnostic Services
TAMPA, Fla., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre in Tampa, FL announced that the veterinary hospital is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. In celebration of the animal hospital's 10th anniversary, the vet clinic is offering the following services for free: heartworm testing, microchip insert or an intestinal parasite test. In addition to the free anniversary services, the veterinary hospital is equipped to provide pet acupuncture, custom and holistic therapies, wellness packages, pet vaccinations, allergy testing, DNA testing, lab work, digital radiology, ultrasounds, pet dental c...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture and Holistic Treatments Support Natural Weight Loss Says Edison Chiropractor
EDISON, N.J., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Backsmart Wellness Center in Edison, NJ is educating weight loss patients about the benefits of holistic treatments including acupuncture, hypnotherapy, and custom wellness programs. According to Edison chiropractor Dr. Michael Lagana, these holistic treatments help patients lose weight by resetting the metabolism and stopping the cycle of over-eating and poor nutrition. Dr. Lagana recommends a holistic approach for long-term weight management and whole body health. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Cancer
Acupuncture for cancer is now offered by many cancer centers. What are the benefits of acupuncture for people with cancer and what are the possible risks? (Source: About.com Lung Cancer)
Source: About.com Lung Cancer - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: lungcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Don't claim acupuncture works, NHS hospital told: Institution criticised over leaflets that made bogus claims about the treatment
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (RLHIM), which offers alternative treatments from hypnosis to homeopathy, has been told to stop misleading patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israeli tiger undergoes acupuncture for chronic ear infection
14-year-old tiger Pedang has had ear infection for one year that antibiotics won't cure (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Israeli Zoo uses acupuncture to treat tiger
A zoo and safari park in Ramat Gan, Israel, is using acupuncture to deal with their 14-year-old Sumatran tiger's chronic ear condition, after conventional treatments failed to cure the problem. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does Sex Have to Do With Fertility?
Positive sexual activity creates a loop of blood flow in your body to not only increase your sexual pleasure but to support your baby making efforts!read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - June 7, 2013 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Pamela Madsen Tags: Self-Help Sex acupuncture Acupunture anatomy project blood flow blood vessels cascade conception rates Ellen Heed Shei Winston group of women human sexuality hypothalamus infertility IVF ivf centers magic ring mentors m Source Type: news

Acupuncture for Treatment of Patients with...
Dr. Tricia Suppes has long been concerned about the 1.9 million Americans with bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. That's why she's investigating a new use for an old therapy: acupuncture. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Forget dangerous anti-depressants: Use research-tested acupuncture instead
A growing body of research suggests that acupuncture may be a safe alternative to psychiatric drugs for those suffering from depression and anxiety. "The functional MRI studies are showing that acupuncture has an influence over brain chemicals, such as dopamine and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milwaukee Acupuncture & Alternative Health Center Aims New Website to Educate Patients
MILWAUKEE, June 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revi Wellness, a Milwaukee-based wellness center, announced that the practice has launched a new website to educate the public about the benefits of wellness care, including acupuncture, stress relief, pain management and weight loss. Website features include a blog, free e-newsletter and a "New Patient Center." According to Dr. Michael Becker, the new website will help patients learn more about the practice's services, including medically supervised weight loss, pain management, and stress reduction. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 3, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Herbal Medicine Fundamentals
 The American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit, educational organization for the furtherance of herbalism, frequently receives questions about herbs. The following are among the most commonly asked. If any of your questions are not answered here, you may contact us for further information. WHAT IS AN HERB? Medicinally, an herb is any plant or plant part used for its therapeutic value. Yet, many of the world ' s herbal traditions also include mineral and animal substances as “herbal medicines " .WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE? Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treatin...
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - June 2, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Acupuncture Points Useful in Diabetes Control? (CME/CE)
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- Diabetes patients with gastroparesis had significant relief of nausea with "needleless” acupuncture, which may have implications for glucose control, a small study suggests. (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 22, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anxiety UK and BAcC launch joint anxiety research survey
To promote Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May), The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) has partnered with Anxiety UK, the country’s leading anxiety disorders charity to launch a joint research project and increase awareness of how traditional acupuncture can help those with anxiety disorders. The project, which launches this week, aims to gather greater information about [...] (Source: ANXIETY UK News)
Source: ANXIETY UK News - May 16, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Not Getting Clean: Its a Killer
Addiction can be fatal; we need a standard of care.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - May 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Samantha Smithstein, Psy.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Resilience Therapy acupuncture addiction treatment addiction treatment programs alternative therapies animal assisted therapy chasm clean clinical trials cognitive behavioral therapy contingency management Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
Fibromyalgia symptoms may be reduced by acupuncture treatments. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
Fibromyalgia symptoms may be reduced by acupuncture treatments. (Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - May 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncturist: A Sharp Career Choice!
Acupuncture, which has historically been considered a form of "alternative" medicine in the U.S., is making a name for itself in mainstream medicine. Corporations, insurance companies, government legislators, and even the military are beginning to recognize the benefits and effectiveness of acupuncture on employees, patients, and military personnel....Read Full Post (Source: About.com Health Careers)
Source: About.com Health Careers - April 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Alice Roberts: Why are Bounty reps allowed on maternity wards?
The NHS has no business to be handing new mums 'Bounty packs' and advertising leaflets for private servicesI love most things about being pregnant. I'm very lucky to have been really healthy through both my pregnancies. And the awareness of the new life taking shape inside me is mind-blowingly wonderful. But there is something about it that I really don't enjoy – and that's the pressure to consume. Suddenly, there are all these people trying to sell me stuff. Mostly stuff I really don't need.I don't think marketing is inherently evil. Like most mums-to-be, of course I'm buying some things for the baby I'm expecting. But ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Alice Roberts Tags: Comment Consumer affairs Pregnancy Parents and parenting Society Money Features Life and style NHS The Observer Science Source Type: news

Data Gathered Reveals Extent Of Alternative Medicine Use By MS Patients
A major Nordic research project involving researchers from the University of Copenhagen has, for the first time ever, mapped the use of alternative treatment among multiple sclerosis patients - knowledge which is important for patients with chronic disease and the way in which society meets them. People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often use alternative treatments such as dietary supplements, acupuncture and herbal medicine to facilitate their lives with this chronic disease... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Exploring The Science Behind Medical Acupuncture
Even as medical acupuncture is increasingly being validated as an effective treatment for a broad range of medical conditions, what has been missing is an understanding of the basic science and mechanisms of action of this age-old method of healing. A special issue of Medical Acupuncture, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers presents a series of articles by authors from around the world who provide diverse and insightful perspectives on the science and physiologic responses underlying medical acupuncture... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit
Smokers looking to quit cigarettes face an expanding choice of therapies to help them give up the habit, ranging from nicotine replacement medications and behavioral therapy, to hypnosis and even acupuncture. Now a new study from the US suggests another option: a treatment called high frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) that stimulates nerve cells in the brain. More than 90% of attempts to quit smoking, the leading cause of preventable deaths globally, result in relapse, so the search for new cessation aids is ongoing... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Acupuncture Eases Lymphedema in Breast Cancer PatientsAcupuncture Eases Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients
Acupuncture significantly reduced limb circumference in patients with breast-cancer-related lymphedema, in a new pilot study published in Cancer. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How does acupuncture work? The science behind the therapy explored
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A special issue of Medical Acupuncture presents a series of articles by authors from around the world who provide diverse and insightful perspectives on the science and physiologic responses underlying medical acupuncture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Clinical Digest: Seasonal Allergies and Complementary Health Practices
Seasonal allergies, also called “hay fever,” are a common chronic medical problem. At least 17.7 million American adults (7.8 percent of the adult population) and 7 million children (about 9 percent of children) have seasonal allergies. People manage seasonal allergies by taking medication, avoiding exposure to the substances that trigger their allergic reactions, having a series of “allergy shots” (a form of immunotherapy) or using various complementary approaches. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, “respiratory allergy” is among the 15 conditions for which children in the United States us...
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - April 11, 2013 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Holistic Rehab Therapies: Do They Work for Addiction?
Do holistic interventions add to the quality of the rehab experience, increasing the chances of recovery from addiction? Could their benefit be in the user’s head—that is, just a placebo effect? Are they worth the added expense? Or could some of them pose harm?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - April 3, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D. Tags: Addiction Health Integrative Medicine Self-Help Spirituality Therapy acupuncture addictions Alternative Treatments consumerism energy psychology equine assisted therapy equine therapy evidence base experiential therapy holist Source Type: news

The Efficacy of Auriculotherapy for Smoking CessationThe Efficacy of Auriculotherapy for Smoking Cessation
Alternatives to pharmacological therapies such as acupuncture and acupressure are popular interventions for smoking cessation. Does auriculotherapy have any merit? Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Letters: Acupuncture for Allergies (1 Letter)
A letter to the Editor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acupuncture Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Understanding The Molecular Underpinnings Of Acupuncture's Success Could Increase Its Acceptance By Mainstream Medicine
While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood. In a series of studies at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), researchers are demonstrating how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal model of chronic stress. The latest study was published in the April issue of Journal of Endocrinology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Swiss police arrest "healer" accused of infecting 16 with HIV
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have arrested a self-styled healer after he stopped attending a trial where he stands accused of infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Series of studies first to examine acupuncture's mechanisms of action (EurekAlert, 14 March 2013)
A study published in Journal of Endocrinology investigates potential effects of acupuncture on the stress hormone response in a rat model of chronic stress. Full article Journal of Endocrinology is an official journal of the European Society of Endocrinology. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 15, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Series of studies first to examine acupuncture's mechanisms of action
(Georgetown University Medical Center) While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood. In a series of studies at Georgetown University, researchers are demonstrating how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal model of chronic stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Really?: The Claim: Acupuncture Can Reduce Symptoms of Hay Fever
Studies suggest that acupuncture can help with symptoms of hay fever, but the effects may be short-lived. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Acupuncture Allergies Really? Body Hay Fever Medicine and Health Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Diet secrets of the stars are 'bogus'
Celebrities have claimed that everything from green tea to acupuncture has helped them lose weight, but the secrets of the stars are all "bogus", the "Quackbuster" has found. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture Improves Memory, Test Performance, And Reduces Anxiety
A new study shows that acupuncture improves memory, test performance, and reduces anxiety.� The study will appear in an upcoming edition of The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. Dr. Jason Bussell, PhD, conducted an experiment with 90 undergraduate students.�Half the students received acupuncture and half did not; and the placebo effect was controlled. Then all the students took a computerized test of Working Memory- the Automated Operation Span Task... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer 101
My best friend teaches me how to live in today.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - March 1, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Abby Sher Tags: Addiction Health acupuncture alternative medicine baby oil billy idol billy idol lyrics cancer causes of cancer chemotherapy cigarette butts cure diet coke disease eligible nurses lung cancer lung cancer cells lymph nodes Source Type: news

Intense acupuncture may improve Bell's palsy
New York (Reuters Health) - Patients with facial paralysis saw greater improvements in function after a more intensive form of acupuncture in a new study from China that compared the treatment to standard acupuncture. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Intense Acupuncture May Improve Bell's Palsy
Patients with facial paralysis saw greater improvements in function after a more intensive form of acupuncture in a new study from China that compared the treatment to standard acupuncture.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Bell's Palsy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Board
Awareness week: Acupuncture Awareness Week events include a free talk on managing life’s stress with Chinese Medicine on Thursday at 1pm in the Acupuncture and Medical Clinic, 138 Capel St, Dublin 1; and a free talk and demonstration of acupuncture on Wednesday at 1.10pm in AcuWell, Abercorn House, 57 Charleston Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intense Acupuncture Can Improve Muscle Recovery In Patients With Bell Palsy - Randomized Controlled Trial
Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Bell palsy is sudden onset of facial paralysis that is usually temporary, resolving within weeks or months, although it can sometimes be permanent. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of conditions and is gaining acceptance worldwide... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news