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Acupuncture Found Effective for Obesity Reduction

Acupuncture Found Effective for Obesity Reduction 10 MAY 2018 Researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obesity. Results were obtained by implementing a protocolized body acupuncture point prescription without a diet or exercise program. [1] In a five week clinical trial, patients receiving acupuncture achieved a 2.9 kg mean weight loss and the decrease … Continue reading Acupuncture Found Effective for Obesity Reduction

Acupuncture Benefits Digestion, Stops Burning Pain

Acupuncture Benefits Digestion, Stops Burning Pain 06 MAY 2018 Hunan University of Chinese Medicine researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of functional dyspepsia (indigestion). Results from the investigation demonstrate that acupuncture is effective for alleviating upper abdominal pain and burning, nausea, and belching. In a semi-protocolized clinical trial, two primary acupuncture points were proven … Continue reading Acupuncture Benefits Digestion, Stops Burning Pain

Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair

Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair 22 MARCH 2018 Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the effectiveness of rehabilitation exercises after knee meniscus repair surgery. [1] Patients receiving acupuncture in a controlled clinical trial had less quadriceps atrophy, limping, locking, pain, and swelling than patients receiving only rehabilitation exercises. Patients receiving acupuncture also had significantly better range … Continue reading Acupuncture Improves Knee Meniscus Repair

Acupuncture Relief of Nasal Allergies Confirmed

Acupuncture Relief Of Nasal Allergies Confirmed 26 APRIL 2018 Acupuncture soothes nasal allergy symptoms. Investigators at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 30 independent clinical trials with a sample size of 2,602 allergic rhinitis patients. [1] The researchers (Tang et al.) conclude, “Acupuncture, either used alone or combined with … Continue reading Acupuncture Relief of Nasal Allergies Confirmed

Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks

Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks 07 APRIL 2018 Researchers find acupuncture effective for relieving allergic asthma, a type of asthma triggered by allergens (e.g., dust mites, mold, pollen, foods). Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, sinusitis, rhinitis, a general feeling of malaise, and sneezing. In a randomized controlled trial of 1,445 patients, acupuncture provided lasting … Continue reading Acupuncture Relieves Asthma Attacks

Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines for Allergic Rhinitis

Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines For Allergic Rhinitis 05 APRIL 2018 German researchers confirm the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of allergies and sinus disorders. In an eight week clinical trial, patients receiving acupuncture required less medications and had fewer seasonal allergic rhinitis symptoms than control groups. Likewise, quality of life scores were significantly better in … Continue reading Acupuncture Beats Antihistamines for Allergic Rhinitis

Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage

Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage 19 MARCH 2018 Acupuncture stimulates cartilage repair for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using MRIs, researchers have quantified the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. Within four weeks, acupuncture successfully improves the condition of cartilage in the anterior medial and lateral tibial regions of the knee. In addition, Western Ontario and McMaster … Continue reading Acupuncture Repairs Knee Arthritis Cartilage Damage

Menopause and Sweating-Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Transition

Menopause and Sweating Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Transition Acupuncture and herbal medicine have long been used for the treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, difficulty with sleep and mental restlessness. One of the most interesting phenomena is that the combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine has a multiplicative … Continue reading Menopause and Sweating-Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Transition

Acupuncture Plus Herbal Medicine PCOS Finding

Acupuncture Plus Herbal Medicine PCOS Finding 18 FEBRUARY 2018 Acupuncture plus herbal medicine increase the clinical effective rate of drug therapy for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In research conducted at the Hubei Maternal and Child Care Service Center, drug therapy using cyproterone acetate/ethinylestradiol and letrozole produced an 72.5% total effective rate. Using … Continue reading Acupuncture Plus Herbal Medicine PCOS Finding

Acupuncture Found Effective For Bell’s Palsy

Acupuncture reverses facial paralysis due to Bell’s Palsy. Researchers from the General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army (Beijing) compared two types of acupuncture for the treatment of infranuclear facial paralysis affecting the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII). One treatment protocol achieved a 98% total effective rate and the other acupuncture protocol achieved a 90.7% total … Continue reading Acupuncture Found Effective For Bell’s Palsy