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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 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 ...

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 ...

Acupuncture & Chronic Pain: A Success Story
Acupuncture has been receiving increasing attention in the media over recent years. Once shunned as an Eastern fantasy, the practice has finally earned its place ...

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 ...

Oriental Medicine for Injury Rehabilitation and Pain Relief
After sustaining an injury, the healing process goes through two stages. The first is called the acute stage and is characterized by redness, swelling, inflammation ...

Acupuncture for Tendonitis Relief and Recovery
Tendonitis is a painful condition resulting from inflammation of the tendons. Tendons are thick bands of strong fibrous tissue that link bone to muscle. Although ...

Acupuncture for Shin Splint Relief
Medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly referred to as shin splints, can be a painful and bothersome condition, but is usually temporary and not a serious ...

Healing a Ruptured or Herniated Disc with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The terms herniated, slipped or ruptured disc all refer to a problem affecting the intervertebral spinal discs. When a disc ruptures, it means that the ...

Treating Degenerative Disc Disease with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Degenerative disc disease occurs when the intervertebral discs located in the spine become damaged. The purpose of these discs is to provide cushioning between the ...

Acupuncture: A Viable Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the arms and hands. The signs include numbness, tingling, pain, burning, and weakness in these parts of the ...

Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Relief
Have you ever experienced numbness, pain, or any other unpleasant sensations in your hands or arms that forced you to slow down or take a ...

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 ...

Fibromyalgia: How to Use Self-Acupressure to Relieve Symptoms
For anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, knowing where to apply self-acupressure may help ease some of the symptoms associated with the disorder. The most common tell-tale ...

Plantar Fasciitis: Can Acupuncture Help?
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common disorders affecting the heel and underside (also known as plantar side) of the foot. The thick connective ...

Find Relief from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
True to its name, complex regional pain syndrome is an extremely painful and complicated medical condition that most commonly affects the arms, legs, hands and/or ...

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Helps with Strains, Sprains and Pulled Muscles
Imagine you've just sprained your ankle. The pain, swelling and redness start up almost immediately. Your first reaction is instinctual -- take pressure off your ...

Shin Splint Relief with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints, causes pain on the front part of the lower leg. Often, overused leg muscles are the culprit ...

Want Less Pain and a Faster Recovery?
Acupuncture is well known for its effectiveness in reducing most types of pain, including pain from sports-related injuries due to trauma or overuse syndromes involving ...

Acupuncture: Pre and Post Surgery
Acupuncture is very beneficial when it comes to pre and post-surgery. No matter what the surgery is, the body perceives this as truama to the ...

Get Relief from Repetitive Stress Injuries with Acupuncture
Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are the most common job-related injuries and are responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injuries.   ...

Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Find Relief With Oriental Medicine
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is far more than just being tired.  It is a frustrating, complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that may worsen with ...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Treatment for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Chemotherapy induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN) causes pain and mobility problems and may be a contributing factor for patients to terminate or suspend chemotherapy treatment. CIPN ...

Acupuncture For Dysmenorrhea
Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation occurs before, during, and after a woman's menstruation.  The cramping can occurs mainly in the lower abdomen, but can also be ...

Treating Back Pain with Acupuncture & TCM
Chronic Back Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical attention. It has been estimated that up to 80% of the world's ...

Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for TMJ
Acupuncture Effective for TMJ Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture.  Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo ...

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 ...

New Evidence that Acupuncture Works for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
Researchers at the University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center are first to provide evidence of acupuncture's effect on opoid receptors.Acupuncture has been ...

Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) affects an estimated 2 percent of the population. Conventional therapies are limited in the success of treating this complex and unexplained condition ...

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 for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common job-related injuries and is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work ...

Real and Simulated Acupuncture Appear Effective for Back Pain
Newswise -- Three types of acupuncture therapy including an individually tailored program, standard therapy, and a simulation involving toothpicks at key acupuncture points appear more ...

Acupuncture and Low Back Pain
Low back pain is an extremely common concern, affecting anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of people at some point in their lives. Low back ...

Sciatica Treatment with Acupuncture
The sciatic nerve can literally be a huge pain in the butt.  It is the largest nerve in the body, which consists of a large ...

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 Treats Neurological Pain
Acupuncture is very effective at relieving the pain associated with neurological conditions and restoring normal function. Neurological pain is one of the most difficult kinds ...

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, Pinpointing a Natural Pain Relief Option
Pain comes in many different shapes and sizes. Pain can rear its ugly head as mild discomfort that "comes and goes" or severe, excruciating agony ...

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 ...

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 ...

Acupuncture and Injury Rehabilitation
Acupuncture excels in the treatment of sports, work, auto accident rehabilitation, and post operative pain.  Injury & Post Operative PainIf you have suffered an injury ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chinese Medicine - Opinions of Interstitial Cystitis
ORIENTAL DIAGNOSIS OF IC IS DEFICIENT KIDNEY ENERGY IC symptoms include extreme pain in their pelvic area, frequency, low energy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Treating Peripheral Neuropathy with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
For some people it is experienced as the uncomfortable sensation of "pins and needles" or burning pain (especially at night) of their hands or feet ...

Acupuncture and Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons people seek health care. Millions of working days and countless hours of activity and fun are ...