Research

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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Cupping

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Oriental Medicine, Research, Sports Medicine | Comments Off on Cupping

Cupping

Cupping   by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon Cupping refers to an ancient Chinese practice in which a cup is applied to the skin and the pressure in the cup is reduced (by using change in heat or by suctioning out air), so that the skin and superficial muscle layer is drawn into and held in the cup.  In some cases, the cup may be moved while the suction of skin is active, causing a regional pulling of the skin and muscle (the 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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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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