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 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 for knee pain

Researchers confirm that acupuncture is more effective than two drugs (ibuprofen and diclofenac) for long-term relief of knee osteoarthritis pain, inflammation, and motor impairment. In one investigation, acupuncture plus herbal medicine outperformed acupuncture plus ibuprofen for pain relief. In another independent investigation, acupuncture outperformed diclofenac for relief of pain, inflammation, and motor impairment due to … Continue reading Acupuncture for knee pain

Acupuncture, Toxins, Toxicity, and Detoxification

For many years I avoided the words “toxicity, and toxins”. I told my friends to avoid using that word because it was too inaccurate. I thought it raised the specter of unclear health-foodie irrational thinking, and I never wanted to be associated with that stuff. Then I learned about the function of the liver in detoxifying … Continue reading Acupuncture, Toxins, Toxicity, and Detoxification

New U of I course next semester

Laura has been chosen by the University of Iowa to teach “Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” starting in January. It is a survey course, taught in the Global Health Studies Program. This course will be an overview of many of the major ideas and approaches that make up Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in … Continue reading New U of I course next semester