Acupuncture

Acupuncture Outperforms Medication for the Treatment of Insomnia

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Acupuncture, Mind & Spirit, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture Outperforms Medication for the Treatment of Insomnia

Acupuncture Outperforms Medication for the Treatment of Insomnia

Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note that the acupuncture protocol used to achieve the treatment results included a specialized order for inserting the acupuncture Read more...

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Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Stiffness of Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Acupuncture, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Stiffness of Knee Osteoarthritis

Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Stiffness of Knee Osteoarthritis

Researchers conclude that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness while restoring physical functioning for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, the researchers made an important finding. Acupuncture successfully downregulated osteoarthritis related proinflammatory plasma levels of TNFα, IL-6, and apelin. TNFα and IL-6 (interleukin 6) are major proinflammatory cytokines involved in osteoarthritis pathophysiology and are associated Read more...

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Acupuncture for Lumbar Disc Herniations

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Acupuncture, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture for Lumbar Disc Herniations

Acupuncture for Lumbar Disc Herniations

Researchers find acupuncture safe and effective for the treatment of lumbar disc herniations across multiple independent clinical trials. A meta-analysis of investigations reveals that Jiaji acupoints yield significant positive patient outcomes when combined with manual and electroacupuncture techniques. Distal and abdominal acupuncture also demonstrated significant positive patient outcomes. This research review covers rare acupuncture points demonstrating clinical efficacy and details Read more...

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Dry Needling is Acupuncture

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Dry Needling is Acupuncture

Dry Needling is Acupuncture

  “Dry needling is indistinguishable from acupuncture.” — American Medical Association (AMA)   Here are the facts you really need to know about dry needling:   1. Dry needling is acupuncture. More specifically, dry needling is acupuncture that involves inserting an acupuncture needle (a U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]-regulated medical device) through the skin and into an acupuncture point (a circumscribed area of muscle or connective tissue) Read more...

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Acupuncture Balances Hormones, Increases Pregnancy Rates

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Acupuncture, Research, Uncategorized, Women's Health | Comments Off on Acupuncture Balances Hormones, Increases Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture Balances Hormones, Increases Pregnancy Rates

Researchers document that acupuncture produces higher pregnancy rates than fertility medications for women with hyperprolactinemia (HPL). Acupuncture produces a higher rate of pregnancies than fertility medications with significantly less adverse effects. In a controlled clinical trial, researchers document that acupuncture outperforms bromocriptine and bromocriptine plus clomiphene for the treatment of infertility for women with hyperprolactinemia (HPL). Acupuncture produced a 43.3% pregnancy Read more...

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Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Acupuncture, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

Olympic Athletes’ Performance Enhanced by Cupping Therapy

It began with A List celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and now it seems like this year's Olympics athletes have seen the appeal. Several Team USA Olympians have been pictured with small, circular marks on their backs and shoulders, indicating that they subscribe to the healing technique called cupping. The process dates back to Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures and works by applying glass cups to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the Read more...

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