Chinese Medicine in the News
Acupuncture's Benefits Include Lowering Blood Pressure: How The Ancient Chinese Therapy Treats Hypertension
Acupuncture — the ancient Chinese treatment of inserting very thin needles into your skin as a therapy for chronic pain — has for a long time been seen as a traditional form of medicine without any real scientific benefits. However, more and more research has been proving that acupuncture has viable health benefits, from improving skin to reducing pain and stress — and now, even lowering blood pressure.
Acupuncture for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: An effective non-pharmacological tool?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, stimulation of the Neiguan spot has been utilized to treat palpitations and symptoms related to different cardiovascular diseases. We evaluated whether acupuncture might exert an antiarrhythmic effect on patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation (AF).
Can acupuncture boost fertility and cool hot flushes?
Can traditional Chinese medicine help restore fertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome?
PCOS, as it's called, is a problem that plays havoc with female hormones, often disrupting ovulation. But a handful of studies has found that acupuncture can help, including recent Swedish research that found it improved ovulation in women with PCOS and boosted their chances of pregnancy.
Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/blogs/chew-on-this/can-acupuncture--boost-fertility-and-cool-hot-flushes-20130610-2nyw9.html#ixzz2VuJy838T
Can Needles Soothe Wounded Warriors?
Military doctors in Afghanistan are using acupuncture to treat brain injuries, with promising results. Full article...
National Cancer Institute and their overview on Acupuncture
Click this link to see an overview from the National Cancer Institute of America on Acupuncture and its benefits.
RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND CHINESE MEDICINE
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is often thought of as an inexplicable movement of the legs at night. In fact, it is a neurological disorder characterized primarily by unpleasant sensations, particularly below the knees, that result in the movements. There are many different descriptions of the sensations, among them are: a crawling feeling; a creeping inside the calves; aches and pains in the legs; or pins and needles, a prickly feeling. These sensations are accompanied by an urge, often irresistible, to move the legs in order to provide relief from the discomfort. In other words, the distressing feelings include within them a sense that movement will alleviate them; movement usually does help. Since the restless legs condition occurs most often during
inactivity, particularly at night, the best relief-getting up and walking around-disrupts sleep....click this link for the full article
Hospital Acupunture Trials
AFTER more than 2500 years, traditional Chinese medicines and therapies are finding a place in the once-sceptical world of Western emergency departments and medical laboratories. The Chinese Medicine department at RMIT's School of Health Sciences, the largest provider of Chinese medicine studies in Australia, is collaborating with a range of Victorian hospitals to trial the use and benefits of ancient remedies such as acupuncture and ginseng. Full article
Depression and Insomnia Relieved By Acupuncture
Acupuncture relieves depression. Research published in the Journal of Science and Healing finds acupuncture safe and effective as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of depression. The researchers concluded that “acupuncture was an effective and safe therapy in treating major depressive disorders. Particularly, the qualities of sleep and life (involving emotions) in patients with depression and schizophrenia were found to be improved after acupuncture treatment.”
Pioneering Study on Ginseng for Lung Disease needs volunteers