Herbal Medicine

Endometriosis

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Research, Women's Health | 0 comments

Endometriosis

Researchers from Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine University and Haian Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital find acupuncture combined with herbs effective for the alleviation of endometriosis. Two patient groups were compared in a six month clinical trial. One group received Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture and herbs) and the other group received mifepristone (RU-486®, a synthetic steroid that inhibits progesterone action, used for the treatment endometriosis or as an abortifacient). Read more...

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Migraines and Headaches

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Research | 0 comments

Migraines and Headaches

Acupuncture enhances positive patient outcome rates for patients suffering from headaches. In separate and independent investigations, researchers have determined that acupuncture significantly boosts the effectiveness of occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) and levo-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP) drug therapy. Since the late 1970s, neurosurgeons have implanted ONS devices at the base of the skull for the treatment of headaches. An electrical signal is generated by ONS devices to override pain. Researchers Read more...

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Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Sports Medicine | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Plantar Fasciitis

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine foot baths is a proven and effective therapeutic method for the elimination of plantar fasciitis. Guangxi People’s Hospital researchers compared using only Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) foot baths as a standalone therapy with a combination of TCM foot baths and acupuncture. Compared with Chinese herbal medicine foot bath monotherapy, adding acupuncture treatments to the regimen of care significantly decreases pain and swelling while simultaneously Read more...

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Acupuncture Plus Herbal Medicine Outperforms Acid Reflux Drugs

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Acupuncture Plus Herbal Medicine Outperforms Acid Reflux Drugs

Acupuncture plus herbal medicine outperforms omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid) for the treatment of acid reflux. Often referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, or reflux esophagitis, acid reflux occurs when stomach acid reverses direction and enters the esophagus, causing inflammation, heartburn (burning pain), regurgitation of acid into the throat or mouth, nausea, or bloating. Acupuncture plus herbs was more effective than drug therapy in both the short and long-term. In addition, acupuncture Read more...

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Acupuncture and Herbs For Lumbar Disc Herniation

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Sports Medicine, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Acupuncture and Herbs For Lumbar Disc Herniation

Acupuncture combined with herbal medicine is effective for the treatment of lumbar disc herniations. Beijing Timber Factory Worker’s Hospital researchers investigated the effects of warm needle acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on patients with lumbar disc herniations. The combined therapy produced a 69.2% total effective rate. Using warm needle acupuncture as a standalone therapy absent the use of herbal medicine produced a 50.7% total effective rate. All patients included in the study Read more...

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Acupuncture Enhances Lactation

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Women's Health | 0 comments

Acupuncture Enhances Lactation

Acupuncture restores normal breast milk production to lactating mothers with low milk secretion levels. Research conducted at the Hanzhong Shanxi Hospital demonstrates that the application of a specific set of acupuncture points significantly boosts lactation quantities. In a controlled investigation of 116 women with deficient secretion of milk (hypogalactia, hypogalactorrhea), acupuncture successfully increased breast milk secretion from an average of 49.63 ml to 115.21 ml. In addition, lactating Read more...

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