Mind & Spirit

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 Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Acupuncture, Mind & Spirit, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition

Acupuncture Helps Dementia Patient Memory and Cognition

Acupuncture alleviates dementia more effectively than conventional drug therapy according to researchers at the Wuhan University of Science and Technology. Published in the Journal of Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, their research demonstrates that acupuncture is both safe and effective for the treatment of vascular dementia. Acupuncture achieved a 90% total effective rate when using the Xing Nao Kai Qiao acupuncture protocol. Conventional acupuncture achieved an 80% total effective rate Read more...

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Preventing Depression after Medication Cessation

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Acupuncture, Mind & Spirit, Research, Staying Healthy | Comments Off on Preventing Depression after Medication Cessation

Preventing Depression after Medication Cessation

Researchers find acupuncture effective in both the short and long-term for improving positive patient outcomes for patients ceasing antidepressant medication intake. The total effective rate, short-term withdrawal syndrome rate, and long-term relapse rates improve significantly with the implementation of acupuncture into patient management. Acupuncture alleviates depression and prevents relapses for patients withdrawing from antidepressant drug use. Research conducted at the Anhui University Read more...

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Acupuncture Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Acupuncture, Mind & Spirit, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture Treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Acupuncture alleviates chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Research published in the Guangxi Medical Journal finds acupuncture effective for the relief of fatigue, depression, and other symptoms of CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by severe fatigue that does not improve with rest. Additional signs and symptoms include memory loss, cognitive impairment, sore throat, lymph node swelling, musculoskeletal pain, and headaches. Etiologies may include viral infections, stress, and other factors. Read more...

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Acupuncture Plus Herbs Alleviate Depression

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Mind & Spirit, Research | Comments Off on Acupuncture Plus Herbs Alleviate Depression

Acupuncture Plus Herbs Alleviate Depression

Acupuncture plus herbs alleviates depression. Funing County People’s Hospital researchers conducted a randomized clinical trial comparing the efficacy of acupuncture plus herbs with medication therapy. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapy group receiving acupuncture plus herbal medicine had a 93.3% total effective rate. The pharmaceutical medication group achieved a 70% total effective rate. Sixty patients were randomly divided into a TCM group and a drug therapy group. The Read more...

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Mindfulness Meditation Instructions – Basic Practice

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Mind & Spirit | Comments Off on Mindfulness Meditation Instructions – Basic Practice

Mindfulness Meditation Instructions – Basic Practice

The Basic Practice Try to keep your mind (but not your eyes) on the abdomen. You will thereby come to know the movements of rising and falling of it. If these movements are not clear to you in the beginning, then place both hands on the abdomen to feel these rising and falling movements. After a short time the upward movement of exhalation will become clear. Then make a mental note ofrising for the upward movement, falling for the downward movement. Your mental note of each movement must be Read more...

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