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Immune System Benefits

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | 0 comments

Immune System Benefits

Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine researchers discovered that electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.”  In addition, the researchers document that electroacupuncture applied to ST36 enhances serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels, interleukin (IL)-2, and IL-17. Results were Read more...

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Essential Hypertension

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | 0 comments

Essential Hypertension

Heilongjiang Woniutuzhen Hospital researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of essential hypertension. In a controlled study, patients received acupuncture treatments for six weeks and achieved significantly lower ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), sitting blood pressure, and overall heart rates after treatment with acupuncture. ABP was measured with an ABP monitor and sitting blood pressure was measured with a sphygmomanometer. Based on the pre-treatment and post-treatment blood Read more...

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Acupuncture Benefits Immune System

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | 0 comments

Acupuncture Benefits Immune System

Researchers conclude that acupuncture benefits the immune system. In a controlled laboratory experiment, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine researchers discovered that electroacupuncture stimulation of acupuncture point ST36 (Zusanli) “enhanced the level of immune cytokines and splenic CD4+ T cells through TRPV channels.” In addition, the researchers document that electroacupuncture applied to ST36 enhances serum interferon-γ (IFN-γ) levels, interleukin (IL)-2, and IL-17. Results were confirmed 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 Reduces High Blood Pressure

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy | Comments Off on Acupuncture Reduces High Blood Pressure

Acupuncture Reduces High Blood Pressure

A new study suggests that a form of acupuncture may benefit patients with high blood pressure and lower their risk of stroke and heart disease.Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture that applies low-intensity electrical pulses through needles inserted at specific points on the body. The single-blind trial, conducted at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), is the first scientific confirmation that the ancient Chinese medical technique is beneficial for patients with mild Read more...

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Acupuncture Improves Exercise Tolerance in Cardiac Patients

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Acupuncture, Research, Staying Healthy, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Acupuncture Improves Exercise Tolerance in Cardiac Patients

Acupuncture Improves Exercise Tolerance in Cardiac Patients

Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure, according to new research from Germany. The finding comes from a clinical pilot study by the team headed by Dr. Johannes Backs, physician and study director at the Department of Internal Medicine III (Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology -- Medical Director: Professor Dr. Hugo Katus) of Heidelberg University Hospital. The needles do not increase the heart's pump function, but they seem to have an Read more...

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