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Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Halt Nausea & Vomiting
Fergie, now pregnant, recently announced that she uses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to control her morning sickness. Let’s look at why this pop star loves acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Morning sickness is characterized by nausea and vomiting. Modern research shows that acupuncture at acupuncture point P6, located on the forearm, significantly reduces nausea and vomiting. Many other studies demonstrate that herbs such as ginger, known as Sheng Jiang in Chinese medicine, are beneficial for the control of nausea and vomiting. - See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/729-fergie#sthash.PUOdnJ2c.dpuf
Acupuncture Treats Headaches
A new study concludes that acupuncture is effective for relieving headaches. Investigators note that acupuncture reduces the intensity and duration of headaches. In addition, they suggest that acupuncture can reduce the need for “drug therapies and is a valuable option for patient suffering from CDH [chronic daily headache].”
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Acupuncture Lowers High Blood Pressure
New research finds acupuncture effective in reducing blood pressure. The study discovered that patients taking antihypertensive medications benefitted from further reductions in blood pressure by adding acupuncture to the treatment regime. As a result, the researchers concluded that “acupuncture should be in the hypertension treatment guidelines and widely used for blood pressure regulation.”
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Acupuncture Plus Chinese Herbs Treats Endometriosis
New research demonstrates that acupuncture enhances the therapeutic effect of Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of endometriosis. A laboratory investigation using rats revealed synergistic biochemical improvements when both acupuncture and herbal medicine were combined. Five groups were compared in the study: a model group, a group only receiving pharmaceutical medication for the treatment of endometriosis, a group receiving acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine, a group receiving only Chinese herbal medicine, a sham control group. The acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine showed marked improvements over the other groups including better outcomes than the group receiving the medicine Danazol, which is a synthetic derivative of a modified from of progesterone.
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Acupuncture Heals Constipation
New research concludes that acupuncture is an effective treatment therapy for resolving constipation. Researchers compared electro-acupuncture stimulation at key acupuncture points with a sham acupuncture control group. The single-blind, randomized study consisted of women between the ages of 30 and 54 years of age. After eight weeks of treatment, the electro-acupuncture group demonstrated significant improvement and the control group did not show improvement. The researchers also measured a significant enhancement of the parasympathetic nervous system and heart rate variability in the electro-acupuncture group. The researchers concluded that the beneficial responses induced by electro-acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system and the concomitant improvement in bowel movement regularity warrants further documentation and research.
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Acupuncture Ups Antidepressant Drug Therapy
A new study confirms that acupuncture enhances antidepressant drug therapy. Researchers discovered that acupuncture combined with paroxetine (Paxil, Sereupin, Aropax) is more effective than paroxetine alone. Researchers found that acupuncture accelerates clinical responses to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Further, the researchers concluded that acupuncture prevents the aggravation of depression.
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Acupuncture Protects Brain Cells From Stroke
New research demonstrates that acupuncture stimulates brain cell proliferation in the cerebrum. The researchers note that electroacupuncture “exerts a neuroprotective effect in ischemic stroke.” The researchers also successfully measured the biochemical pathway by which acupuncture exerts this medical benefit to the brain. Stimulation of two acupuncture points was shown to activate the extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK) pathway, an important protein communication pathway involved in cell proliferation.
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Chinese Herbal Medicine Fights Bladder Cancer
A new discovery finds that herbs commonly used by licensed acupuncturists have important anti-cancer abilities. New research concludes that the Chinese Medicine herbal formula Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan powerfully and selectively kills cancer cells while exhibiting minimal toxicity to normal cells. Researchers discovered that the herbal formula potently inhibits the proliferation of bladder cancer cells when administered directly into the bladder. They also found that Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan selectively kills cancer cells while leaving normal bladder cells unharmed and that the herbal formula prevents the proliferation of cancer cells by blocking cell cycle replication, a process by which cells divide and then duplicate.
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