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Study Finds Contralateral Needle Technique More Effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A recent study from May 2017 highlighted the positive effects of acupuncture treatments to address the symptoms of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).  ...

Study Finds Both Traditional and Electro-Acupuncture Effective for CTS Pain Relief
In a 2014 study, researchers set out to discover the effects of acupuncture and electroacupuncture on patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study ...

Acupuncture Increases Brain Function for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
There has been a push in recent years to study mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which causes issues with memory, cognition and learning. MCI occurs prior ...

Study Shows Kidney 3 Acupuncture Point Improves Brain Function
Researchers discovered that the application of an acupuncture needle at the point called Kidney 3 can directly improve specific areas of brain function. The trial ...

Acupuncture Combined with Movement Therapy Reduces Pain Associated with Acute Lumbar Sprain
A 2016 study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine tested the efficacy of using acupuncture and exercise to address acute lumbar sprain. The ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Enhances Endurance Athletics Performance
Many people realize the value of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to treat sports injuries, but did you know that this ancient medicine can actually enhance ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces Fatigue and Improves Well-Being for Breast Cancer Survivors
A recent study showed that acupuncture can help breast cancer survivors reduce their fatigue and increase their general sense of well-being. The results of the ...

Acupressure for Chemotherapy Related Nausea
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 ...

Meta-Analysis Suggests Acupuncture Effective for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
A recent medical review suggests acupuncture is effective and safe for treating polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in women who choose to use in vitro fertilization ...

Veterans Affairs (VA) Recognizes Certified Acupuncturists
The Veterans Affairs (VA) added fresh updates to its existing policy regarding the hiring of practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Previously this medical field ...

Giovanni Maciocia Passed Away
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 ...

Studies finds Moxibustion has Positive Effects Treating Thyroiditis
A January 2016 study from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health demonstrated the positive effects of moxibustion therapy in ...

Acupuncture Benefits Sufferers of Exophthalmos
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 ...

Study Shows Reduced Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
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 ...

Small Study Shows Acupuncture a Viable Treatment for Childhood Allergic Rhinitis
Acupuncture shows great promise in treating childhood allergic rhinitis, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.  The 2004 study, entitled "A Double-Blind, Randomized ...

Pilot Study Shows Promise in Using Acupuncture for Post-Stroke Recovery
There is encouraging news for patients who have suffered a stroke and subsequently experience problems with lower extremity motor function. The results of a study ...

Study finds Acupuncture Effective for Episodic Migraines
Can a minimum of six acupuncture treatments actually reduce the number of migraine headaches? A 2016 study titled "Acupuncture for Preventing Migraine Headaches" sought to ...

Study Finds Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Migraines
To understand the long term results of acupuncture treatments for migraine headaches, researchers organized a randomized, clinical trial. The results of this trial appeared in ...

Dr. Michael O. Smith, Founder of NADA, Passes Away
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 ...

Study Finds Acupuncture as a Clinical Service both Effective and a Good Value
Good news for anyone considering acupuncture--the medical journal Acupuncture in Medicine published a study showing that acupuncture treatment is both effective and a good value ...

Study Finds Acupuncture Reduces Fatigue for Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Researchers carried out a large, comprehensive investigation to evaluate the potency and safety of using various therapies of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to treat chronic ...

Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic
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 ...

Study Finds Acupuncture Provides Stress Relief in Elderly
A 2010 study, titled "Acupuncture is Effective to Attenuate Stress and Stimulate Lymphocyte Proliferation in the Elderly" published in Neuroscience Letters investigated the use of ...

Study Finds Acupuncture Beneficial for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Relief
A 2010 study entitled "Immediate Effect of Acupuncture on the Sleep Patterns of Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)" was published in the British medical ...

Acupuncture Reduces Adult Bronchial Asthma Symptoms
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 ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Alleviates Fibromyalgia Associated Symptoms
Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. The Mayo Clinic performed a scientific study regarding the use of acupuncture to address symptoms ...

Study Supports Using Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief
The British Columbia Medical Journal (BCMJ) published a revealing study investigating the effectiveness of using acupuncture plus counseling to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia. The article ...

Study Shows Effectiveness of Moxibustion for IBS Relief
In a 2014 study, researchers explored why moxibustion helps alleviate recurrent abdominal pain in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Moxibustion is an acupuncture and ...

Study Shows Acupuncture and Moxibustion Provide Relief from IBD Symptoms
The ability of acupuncture and moxibustion to control symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) was examined in a 2013 study called Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Inflammatory ...

FDA Recommends Acupuncture for Pain Management
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 ...

Large-Scale Study Shows Acupuncture is Effective for Many Skin Conditions
According to a large-scale analysis carried out by medical researchers, acupuncture is an effective primary treatment for a variety of dermatological conditions. As reported in ...

Study using Acupuncture for Opioid Withdrawal Yields Promising Results
Physical pain associated with opioid withdrawal can greatly interfere with the willpower needed to overcome addiction. The lessening of pain therefore is an important factor ...

Acupuncture Reduces Allergy-Caused Itchiness and Wheals
A 2010 study showed acupuncture to be an effective treatment for allergen-caused itchiness and skin irritation in people with eczema. The study titled "Influence of ...

Study Results Support Acupuncture for Functional Dyspepsia
Researchers discovered evidence supporting the use of acupuncture to treat symptoms of functional dyspepsia (FD), as documented in the 2015 edition of Evidence-Based Complementary and ...

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Chronic Constipation
In 2015, the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine published a study entitled "Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Chronic Constipation." Researchers performed a thorough analysis ...

Studies Using Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Show Promise
A study published in 2014, entitled "Integrative Therapies and Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The Current Evidence," investigates many complementary therapies to help symptoms of pediatric ...

Effects of Acupuncture on Rheumatoid Arthritis
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 ...

Acupuncture Alleviates Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis
A pilot study found in the medical publication International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2010, demonstrated the safety and efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of ...

Acupuncture Effective in Treating Primary Reynauds
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 ...

Acupuncture Effective for Systemic Lupus Pain
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 ...

Acupuncture Effective for Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy
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 ...

A Brief History of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Doctoral Programs
A doctorate in acupuncture and Oriental medicine has been a goal of the profession since its beginnings in the late 1970s. At that time, however ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Osteoarthritis Relief
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes the cartilage, which cushions and protects the joints, to slowly erode away. This increases friction every time ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day
Mark your calendar! October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day. Designated to educate and raise awareness of acupuncture and Oriental medicine this national ...

Study Supports Acupuncture Effects in Pain Control
The scientific validity of traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of pain received a nod of support in the May issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia ...

Iraqi doctors use acupuncture during drug shortage
Iraqi doctors faced with a shortage of anesthetic drugs in a capital city hit by years of conflict have successfully used acupuncture to treat mothers ...

Acupuncture May Relieve Joint Pain Caused By Some Breast Cancer Treatments
A new study, led by researchers at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, demonstrates that acupuncture may be an effective ...

Acupuncture Effective for Crohn's Disease
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 ...

Study Shows that Acupuncture Effective in Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture is as effective as the corticosteroid, prednisone, for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a new study.The randomized, controlled study that ...

Acupuncture Improves Memory and Learning Capacity
Acupuncture can significantly improve learning and memory capacity that has been impaired by hyperglycemia and cerebral ischemia, according to a new ...

Acupuncture Is Effective for Allergic Rhinitis
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 ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss
Acupuncture is growing in popularity as an effective weight loss tool.  With this rise in the use of acupuncture for weight loss came the need ...

The Anti-Flu Diet
Looking for ways to reduce your chance of getting flu this season? A study, published by The American Physiological Society found that mice were ...

Acupuncture May be Effective Treatment for Tinnitus
Do your ears ring after a loud concert" Nerves that sense touch in your face and neck may be behind the racket in your brain ...

Acupuncture Helps Chronic Headaches According to Largest Study
A German study published in the September, 2008 issue of Cephalalgia shows that people who suffer from chronic migraines may benefit from acupuncture to reduce ...

Scientists One Step Closer to Understanding The Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture
Combined diprenorphine PET and fMRI study of Acupuncture AnalgesiaNew research conducted through Harvard Medical School and published in the November, 2008 issue of Behavioural Brain ...

Acupuncture for Dry Mouth: Point Increases Saliva Production and Brain Activity
A study published in the July, 2008 issue of BMC Complementary Alternative Medicine found that the acupuncture point, Large Intestine 2 (LI 2), increased saliva ...

Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Acupuncture provides significant reductions in pain, dry mouth and shoulder dysfunction for patients after head or neck cancer surgery, according to a clinical study released ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Significantly Lowers Blood Pressure
A German study published in the June 2007 issue of Circulation found that acupuncture significantly lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The extent of ...

Acupuncture for a City
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 ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Works for Migraines
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 ...

Acupuncture Helps Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Study Says
Acupuncture may help people with posttraumatic stress disorder according to a recent clinical trial. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop ...

Acupuncture Relieves Menstrual Pain, Study Finds
A recent German study published in the February, 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology confirms that acupuncture can relieve a woman ...

Acupuncture increases chances of success in IVF by 65%
Women undergoing IVF were 65 percent more likely to become pregnant when they combined the procedure with acupuncture, a recent study has shown. The remarkable ...

Chinese Medicine Doctor Saves Passengers on Flight with Emergency Acupuncture
Is there a doctor on board? Was the urgent plea for help from the pilot of a Boeing 747 on an Air China flight from ...

Acupuncture Assists Post-Operative Recovery, Studies Show
Acupuncture can significantly reduce surgical patients' post-operative pain, and their need for powerful opioids to treat pain, according to new research from Duke University Medical ...

Acupuncturists Treat San Diego Fire Evacuees
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 ...

"Newest" Tool in Global Fight Against Childhood Killer? Ginger
Could one of the most widely used herbs in cooking around the world be just the right medicine for one of the deadliest conditions children ...

Chemical Foundation of TCM Becomes Clearer
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 ...

Acupuncture: Essential Part of IVF Success, Research Finds
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 ...

Acupuncture Very Effective in Treating Post-Surgery Pain
New research from Duke University Medical Center points to the positive impact that acupuncture has on reducing surgical patients' postoperative pain, and their need for ...

New Lung Cancer Guidelines Point to Benefits of Acupuncture
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 ...

Harvard Researchers Discover Genetic Link Between Limiting Calories, Longevity
While it is not news that restricting caloric intake prolongs life in many species, ranging from yeast to higher primates, what hasn't been known is ...

Acupuncture Helps with Fibromyalgia Symptoms
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 ...

Acupuncture Helps Relieve Lower Back Pain
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 ...

Hospitals Turning to TCM and Acupuncture, Other non-Western Treatments
According to a 2006 survey by the American Hospital Association (AHA), more than one out of every four hospitals in the U.S. now offer some ...

Research Analysis Finds TCM and Acupuncture Helpful in Relieving Breast Cancer Effects
For many women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, the use of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs -- either alone or with chemotherapy -- may help guard ...

Qi Gong a Powerful Stress Reliever, Health Boost During SARS Epidemic
A study of chronically ill people in Hong Kong during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak shows that those who practice Qi Gong, the ...

Chinese Herbs May Hold Keys to New Drugs
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 ...

Electroacupuncture, Laser Therapy Relieve Arthritis Pain
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 ...

Healing in the Streets
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 ...

FDA Recall on Three Red Yeast Rice Products
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 ...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Treating Acid Reflux Disease
Although the cause of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is still unknown, there are treatments available on the market to help with the symptoms and ...

Tension Headaches Dramatically Reduced by Acupuncture
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 ...

Acupuncture May Help Some Men with Infertility Problems
A study published in the July 2005 issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility found that acupuncture helped infertile men by apparently helping improve sperm ...

Acupuncture's Brain Activity Noted
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 ...

British Program Aims to Use Acupuncture, Reiki to Help At-Risk Youth
The British Home Office is overseeing a £5 million program that treats children in deprived communities to acupuncture, reiki massage, and other therapeutic techniques in ...

Tai Chi Effective Addition to Immunity Against Shingles, New Study Finds
Older adults at risk of shingles may get as much immunity to the varicella-zoster virus (VCV) as the VCV vaccine provides by adding tai chi ...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Treating Children's Allergies
In a small Hong Kong-based study, allergy sufferers between the ages of 6 and 19 showed clear evidence of improvement after being treated with acupuncture ...

Healing a Suffering Continent
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 ...

Chinese Medicine and Endangered Wildlife
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 ...

Neck Pain Reduced by Acupuncture
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 ...

Acupuncture Relieves Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
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 ...

Cupping: How Gwyneth Paltrow Got Her Spots
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 Effective in Treating Overactive Bladder
Approximately 17 percent of American men and women suffer from overactive bladder and spend an estimated $20 billion on products to manage the condition. But ...

Historic Points: Acupuncture Needles
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 ...

Blood Pressure Lowered by Acupuncture
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 ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Cancer Therapy Induced Male Hot Flashes
Hot flashes, a problem for about 80 percent of men being treated for prostate cancer with hormone therapy, were reduced in frequency and intensity by ...

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Ancient Medicine for a Modern Disaster
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 ...

Survey Finds One in Ten Adults Has Received Acupuncture
Nearly one in ten adults (approximately 20 million people) in the United States has received acupuncture and sixty percent say they would readily consider acupuncture ...