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U.S. Army Uses Acupuncture

Source: United States Army WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 2, 2014) — Acupuncture and other forms of alternative and complementary medicine are helping reduce the use of opioids to block pain in Army patients, the service’s assistant surgeon general said. Brig. Gen. Norvell V. Coots, deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Command more »

Acupuncture Helps Pediatric Patients

Source: University of California, San Francisco The pink plastic box that Cynthia Kim, MD, EdD, opens at the bedside of a young patient at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco looks like it might contain art supplies. But inside is everything she needs to provide an ancient form of pain relief. Kim is one more »

Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain

Source: Health CMi New research confirms that acupuncture reduces lower back pain. Researchers conclude that acupuncture reduces pain, lowers absenteeism from work and prevents relapses. Lower back treatments reduce pain. The researchers also conclude that adding special acupuncture points, called confluent points, adjusted for the time of day that acupuncture treatments are administered significantly more »

Acupuncture for Dust Mite Allergies

Source: Health CMi Acupuncture has been found equally effective as loratadine (Claritin®, Alavert®, Shionogi®) for the treatment of dust mite allergies. Researchers from the Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology at the University Hospital Dresden (Germany) conclude that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of allergy related rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. The researchers document that acupuncture relieves symptoms more »

Five Key Acupuncture Discoveries

Source: Health CMi Five new acupuncture discoveries received widespread global attention. Number one on the list was that of CT scans capturing acupuncture points. CT (computerized tomography) X-ray scans now reveal the anatomical structure of acupuncture points. This rocked the research world after being published in the Journal of the Electron Spectroscopy and Related more »

Acupuncture Helps Fibromyalgia

Source: Acupuncture Alternative New research concludes that acupuncture reduces pain sensitivity for patients suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). The study also showed that patients receiving acupuncture had significant reductions in anxiety and depression. Further, the overall quality of life score improved for FMS patients receiving acupuncture therapy. Acupuncture reduces pain in patients with FMS. more »

Valerie Harper uses Acupuncture

Source: ABC News Valerie Harper is a “year and four months past my expiration date” that she was given at the time of her terminal cancer diagnosis early last year. Harper, 74, said she was told at the time that she had three to six months left to live. The “Rhoda” actress testified before more »

I Tried It: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

Source: Shape Magazine After the birth of her second son, Allison, 25, found herself in the same situation as many other new moms with a few pounds left to lose and no idea how to do it. While she tried cleaning up her diet and she was a regular at the gym, the weight more »

No More Poking Fun at Acupuncture

Source: Dallas News Chronic pain affects over 100 million adults in the U.S., according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This number is significantly more than the numbers of people with diabetes, heart disease and cancer all together! According to the institute, costs of chronic pain treatment and job loss hours are estimated at more »

Acupuncture and Weight Loss

Source: CDA Press As many as a quarter of all Americans are overweight, and a whopping 95 percent of those who attempt to lose the weight fail. There are many reasons people become overweight – hormone imbalances, slowed metabolism, overeating, poor nutrition and lack of exercise are some of the most common. Using acupuncture more »

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