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How Acupuncture Relieves Stress

Source: Time Health & Family Needles may not seem like the best tool for treating stress, but acupuncture could be tapping into basic biological systems that keep stress under control. Reporting in the Journal of Endocrinology, researchers led by Ladan Eshkevari, assistant program director of the nurse anesthesia program at Georgetown University School of more »

Acupuncture for Arthritis

Source: Health CMi New research finds acupuncture effective for the treatment of a type of chronic inflammatory arthritis known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Ankylosing spondylitis can be relieved with acupuncture. This disorder of the spinal vertebrae and other regions causes decreased flexibility and may deform patients into a hunched forward position. AS patients may more »

Acupuncture for Depression

Source: Reuters People with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling, suggests a new study. Researchers found one in three patients was no longer depressed after three months of acupuncture or counseling, compared to one in five who received neither treatment. “For people who have depression, who have tried more »

Acupuncture Can Reduce Hay Fever

Source: New York Times Acupuncture is the crown jewel of alternative medicine, recommended for issues like chronic pain and osteoarthritis. Lately, the age-old treatment has been promoted as a way to relieve hay fever. But is there any real benefit? Recently, a team of researchers designed a large trial to figure that out. In more »

Acupuncture and Happiness

Source: Simply Health Ever thought having pins stuck into all parts of your body could be the key to being healthy and happy? Well, research into acupuncture says the method can transform some patients with medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) who have had no joy with treatment from their GP. In the first study, more »

Acupuncture Relieves Stress

Source: Huffington Post Acupuncture really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why. The new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving abilities, something science has yet to fully understand. The researchers discovered that stress hormones were lower in rats that had received electronic more »

Acupuncture for Cancer

Source: National Cancer Institute There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer. While the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an adjunctive therapy in cancer more »

Acupuncture for Cancer Side Effects

Source: ABCNews Battling cancer is a difficult struggle on its own, but when the side effects of the treatment interfere with quality of life, simple, everyday tasks can become a challenge. Now a new bi-national study done here and in China shows how acupuncture is being used to fix a common side effect of more »

Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Source: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Commonly called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, a seasonal allergy is an allergic reaction to a trigger that is typically only present for part of the year, such as spring or fall. Pollens that are spread by the wind are usually the main cause of seasonal allergies. People more »

Acupuncture for Headaches and Head Pain

Source: Acupuncture Today Simply defined, a headache is a pain in the head due to some cause. Headaches may result from any number of factors, including tension; muscle contraction; vascular problems; withdrawal from certain medications; abscesses; or injury. Headaches fall into three main categories: tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic. Tension-type headaches are the most frequent. more »

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