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An interesting 2017 study published in Pharmacognosy Research called "Honey and Health: A Review of Recent, Clinical Research," highlights the many reasons why honey is a valuable medicinal substance that should be used in clinical settings ...

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A study entitled, "Fibromyalgia syndrome treated with acupuncture at the acupoints of the affected meridians and heavy moxibustion at painful points: a randomized, controlled trial," yielded some surprising, positive results. The article appeared in the ...

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A study entitled "Comparison Between Effects of Acupuncture and Metoclopramide on Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting After Gynaecological Laparoscopy: A Randomized, Controlled Trial," reveals some very positive results regarding the use of acupuncture. The trial appeared ...

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An unintended, unwelcome consequence of joint replacement or reconstruction surgery, arthroplasty is a bad case of the hiccups. To help mitigate this side effect, researchers set out to discover if acupuncture could provide some relief.The ...

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A simple, straightforward study published in the October 2015 edition of the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine presents scientific evidence that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation acupuncture (acu-TENS) helps improve symptoms for patients with chronic pulmonary ...

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The 2018 study called "Randomized controlled trial testing weight loss and abdominal obesity outcomes of moxibustion" revealed acupuncture and Oriental medicine contributes to the reduction of waistlines and hips.Published in Biomedical Engineering Online, the trial ...

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A amall July 2018 study investigated how the brain responds to acupuncture treatment. An article regarding the study "Cerebral activation effects of acupuncture at Yanglinquan (GB34) point acquired using resting-state fMRI" appeared in the publication ...

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Sometimes a simple, non-invasive approach can help mitigate some challenging problems facing chemotherapy patients, as demonstrated by a study entitled "The Effects of P6 Acupressure in the Prophylaxis of Chemotherapy-related Nausea and Vomiting in Breast ...

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The Oriental medicine and acupuncture community recently mourned the death of Giovanni Maciocia. He passed away peacefully at the age of 73 on March 9, 2018. His career and contributions to the field occurred over ...

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A 2011 PubMed study looked into the effects of acupuncture and acupoint massage to treat infiltrative exophthalmos. The study yielded some very positive results. The trial entitled, "Efficacy observation on infiltrative exophthalmos treated with acupuncture ...

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A study called "The Effects of Acupuncture on Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis," published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in February of 2013, brings encouraging news for sufferers of seasonal allergies. Researchers set out to determine ...

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Psychiatrist, philosopher, civil rights activist, visionary, teacher, rebel, co-founder of the North American Detoxification Association (NADA)—all of these words and titles describe the late Dr. Michael O. Smith, who passed away in December of 2017 ...

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A recent 2017 White Paper investigated acupuncture as part of a solution to the current opioid epidemic in the US. The paper is called "Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost-Effectiveness, and Care ...

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To study the effects of acupuncture for the treatment of adult bronchial asthma, researchers conducted a clinical trial in 2009 called "Effects of Acupuncture Treatment in Patients with Bronchial Asthma." The results appeared in the ...

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The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) declared acupuncture as one of the nonpharmacologic therapies recommended for the treatment of pain. This information comes out of their document entitled, "FDA Education Blueprint for Health Care Providers Involved ...

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The therapeutic value of combining electro-stimulation with acupuncture for treating rheumatoid arthritis was proved in a 2011 study published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine called "Effect of electro-acupuncture (EA) on tumor necrosis factor-a ...

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Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for pain caused by systemic erythematosus lupus (SLE). These positive results were shown in the 2008 study 'Acupuncture for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A pilot study RCT feasibility and safety ...

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The effectiveness of acupuncture for treating primary Raynaud’s syndrome was shown in a 1997 study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The study had 17 patients receive 7 standard acupuncture treatments, and compared their ...

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A study titled "Acupuncture for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Peripheral Neuropathy: A long-term study", published by The Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice Journal in 1998, demonstrated the potency and long-lasting effects of acupuncture treatment ...

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Mark your calendar! October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Designated to educate and raise awareness of acupuncture and Oriental medicine this national day of observance is spearheaded by the National Certification Commission ...

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In a study published in the journal, Digestion, acupuncture was found effective for treating Crohn's disease.Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease which involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The main symptoms of Crohn's disease ...

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The American Journal of Epidemiology recently published a study that showed that acupuncture can significantly relieve allergic rhinitis symptoms.In this German study, 5,237 men and women were analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in ...

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Looking for ways to reduce your chance of getting flu this season? A study, published by The American Physiological Society found that mice were significantly less likely to contract flu when given quercetin, a ...

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Acupuncture is not just for people anymore, it is also for the earth.  Artist, Adam Kuby, has taken Feng Shui to the next level by attempting to shift the energetics of the environment with acupuncture ...

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The latest study, published in the March, 2008 journal, Headache confirms that acupuncture significantly reduces migraines and works better that drugs alone.  The study, conducted at the University of Padua in Italy by Dr. Enrico ...

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Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego has been home to the National Football League's Chargers, Major League Baseball's Padres, concerts, car sales, and fireworks shows. But during the week of October 22, the stadium found a ...

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One of the greatest challenges to mainstream Western medicine's acceptance of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has been the contrast between the ancient principles and language of TCM and its more modern counterpart.New research from the ...

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Paul Magarelli, M.D., Ph.D., an infertility physician at the Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center, and Diane Cridennda, L.Ac., an acupuncturist at East Winds, both centers in Colorado Springs, Colo., published their evidence of acupuncture™s demonstrable ...

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Acupuncture is now officially recommended for lung cancer patients experiencing fatigue, dyspnea, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or to soothe symptoms of pain or nausea and vomiting.Evidence-based guidelines published by the American College of Chest Physicians in September ...

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The June 2007 edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports on a study that found acupuncture helpful in treating the fatigue and anxiety commonly experienced by fibromyalgia patients.  The study lends credence to patients' belief ...

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A British study published in September 2006 found that acupuncture showed the greatest benefit for patients who suffer pain in the lower back, and is a cost-effective way to treat the problem. Lower back pain ...

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A major computer screening of traditional Chinese herbs found more than 62 percent of the 240 plants species studied contained chemical compounds that indicate possible activity against at least one disease. Another 53 percent showed ...

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A Norwegian research study has found that people with osteoarthritic knee pain may experience relief through electroacupuncture, low-level laser therapy, or electrical nerve stimulation.Dr. Jan M. Bjordal and his team at Bergen University College analyzed ...

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When the City of Berkeley, Calif., was looking for ways to reduce aggressive panhandling by homeless people in the mid-1990s, the community got some much-needed help in the person, practice, and philosophy of Hope McDonnell. A ...

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FDA is warning consumers not to buy or eat three red yeast rice products promoted and sold on Web sites. The products, being promoted as dietary supplements for treating high cholesterol, may contain an unauthorized ...

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The Pan-African Acupuncture Project trains health care workers in Africa to use acupuncture for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.Have you ever wondered if one person can make a difference in helping soothe the suffering of many? ...

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A randomized controlled trial in Germany found that acupuncture cut tension headache rates almost in half.Researchers divided 270 patients who reported similarly severe tension headaches into three groups for the study. Over the project™s eight-week ...

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One of the main stumbling blocks to greater acceptance for acupuncture in the West is the lack of understanding of how it works. This began to change with the publication of a seminal report by ...

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Healing SpeciesTCM practitioners are joining forces with governments and wildlife organizations to stop the trade in products made from endangered species.The growing popularity of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) throughout America and the rest of the ...

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A 2005 Swedish research study found that acupuncture, along with strengthening exercises, help relieve pain in the pelvic girdle for pregnant women and are effective treatment options. There is currently no cure for pregnancy-related pelvic ...

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Film star Gwyneth Paltrow caused quite a stir when she showed up at New York film premiere with round marks on her back from an acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment. The photo was ...

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Ever wonder where acupuncture needles came from, how they evolved, and how they're used today? Here are some highlights from the history of these ancient healing devices, which are still widely and effectively used today: ...

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A 2005 study conducted at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine found that acupuncture treatments that used low levels of electrical stimulation can lower blood pressure elevations by ...

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A Norwegian study published in the June 2004 issue of Pain found that people who received acupuncture reported less pain three years later than people with similar pain who received a dummy treatment. Researchers at ...

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Hurricane Katrina- "Acu-whuuut?" asks a contractor, slightly sarcastically, at the Belle Chasse Air National Guard Base just outside New Orleans. "Acu-puncture" replies Diana Fried, with her characteristically friendly smile. "What's it good for?" "It'll help ...

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Q: I have Breast Cancer and am undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Can Acupuncture help me?

A: A frequently asked question by patients undergoing cancer treatment is, "Can acupuncture help me?"The issue then becomes: is there a place f... Read More