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Can acupuncture boost fertility and cool hot flushes?
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Acupuncture Wakes Up Coma Patients - New Research
A new study concludes that acupuncture helps to arouse coma patients with severe brain injuries. Electroacupuncture applied to acupuncture GV20 (Baihui), GV26 (Shuigou) and related acupuncture points accelerated a return to consciousness for coma patients and promoted neurological recovery. The acupuncture group was measured against two other groups in this randomized clinical trial. One group received conventional medications and another received naloxone. The third group received electroacupuncture. Arousal rates for the standard medication group were 46.6% and 73.33% for the naloxone group. The acupuncture group had an 80% arousal rate from a coma state. -
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Acupuncture, Dry needling & Medical acupuncture – What is the difference?
Many people are initially confused by the term “dry needling”. I certainly was when I heard it for the first time many years ago – I thought, “Dry needling?” “What could this be?” “Acupuncturists don’t wet the needles before insertion – so what on earth does this term refer to?” And what is “medical acupuncture” – since “medical” refers to treatment and healing, isn’t that what traditional acupuncture does? The facts as best as I have been able to ascertain are: Continued
Acupuncture checks excess weight gain
Obesity is caused by a multitude of reasons. Chief among them are hormonal imbalance, lack of exercise, overeating, bingeing on junk food, sedentary lifestyle, slow metabolism, stress and depression.
While there are as many remedies on offer to lose that excess weight, there's one which isn't just part of traditional Chinese medicine but is also endorsed by the World Health Organisation and The United States National Institutes of Health: Acupuncture, a science that is able to address almost all the factors associated with being overweight. It does so by providing a multi-pronged approach to the weight-gain problem by restoring bodily functions to normality so to bring about an equilibrium and thereby, control the factors leading to obesity. More...
Acupuncture Improves Test Performance, Memory, and Reduces Anxiety
A recent study reported in The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies shows that acupuncture improves cognitive function and reduces anxiety. This can benefit students and people of all ages.
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Turmeric Holds Promise against Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Whilst drug companies allocate billions of dollars to create the ‘magic bullet’ cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, a very inexpensive spice is now doing the job. Based on the findings of three independent studies, turmeric, which contains an active compound called curcumin, does not only alleviate the behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with the disease, but may also lead to the full recovery of patients.
Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer CellsNew research published in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology found that "ginger may be a promising candidate for the treatment of breast carcinomas."[i] This is a timely finding, insofar as breast cancer awareness month is only days away, and one of the primary fund-raising justifications is the false concept that a low-cost, safe and effective breast cancer treatment is not yet available. Could ginger provide the type of cure that conventional, FDA-approved treatments have yet to accomplish?
Acupuncture for Hot Flashes in Anti-Estrogen Breast Cancer Therapy - New ResearchNew research finds acupuncture an effective treatment modality for hot flashes induced by anti-estrogen therapy for breast cancer patients. A follow-up after the investigation confirmed that the clinical results persisted for a least one month after the cessation of acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture was given to subject in the study at a rate of 3 times per week for 4 weeks. Each acupuncture treatment ranged between 20 and 25 minutes per session. In a remarkable statistic, all patients responded with significant reduction of hot flashes intensity. The severity was reduced between 70 to 95 percent for all patients in the study. In addition, the number of hot flashes per patient reduced significantly. - See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/818-estrogendu20yintang#sthash.NC44ztaj.tAdVicNH.dpuf
Study: Acupuncture works for depression
A recent British study found people with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling.
University of York researchers studied 755 moderately or severely depressed people and found those who received acupuncture or counseling reported lower depression scores than those who received neither treatment.
Acupuncture Eases Prostate - New Discovery
Researchers have discovered that acupuncture relieves prostate disorders. A clinical trial of 100 patients discovered that electro-acupuncture applied to a specific acupuncture point improved International Prostate Symptom Scores (IPSS). The IPSS score measures improvements in issues associated with incomplete urination bladder emptying, frequent urination, intermittent interruptions in the urinary stream, urgent urination, weakness of the urine stream, straining during urination and the need to get up and urinate in the night. It was found that acupuncture improves these conditions significantly for patients with moderate or severe benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in which the prostate becomes enlarged. As a result, the researchers conclude that acupuncture is effective and improves the quality of life for patients. - See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/742-prostateub33#sthash.B4VfjbzT.dpuf