Acupuncture offers long lasting relief to migraines

September 18, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

CM NEWS – Acupuncture has been proved to provide effective and persistent relief of migraine headaches, according to a new study in Italy.

To check the effectiveness of a true acupuncture treatment according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in migraine without aura, researchers of the Department of Medico-Surgical Specialities of University of Padua in Italy compared true acunpuncture to a standard mock acupuncture protocol, an accurate mock acupuncture healing ritual, and untreated controls. Read more

Placebo effect may be at play in acupuncture studies: analysis

June 28, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

Reuters Health – Acupuncture can bring some relief to people with knee arthritis, but the benefits may be at least partly from a placebo effect, a new research review suggests. Read more

Acupuncture stimulates brain metabolism in dementia patients

June 25, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Aging

acupuncture, dementiaCM NEWS – Needling specific acupoints may help patients with dementia, a recently published study shows. The acupoint combo seems to increase cerebral glucose metabolism in the brain, as indicated by cerebral functional imaging. Read more

Acupuncture helps mothers breast feed

June 11, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

CM NEWS – So now not only acupuncture can control pain, it can also help a mother to have a smooth breast feeding experience. Read more

Acupuncture on hypertension ‘a clear effect': landmark study

June 7, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Heart health

acupuncture, hypertension, high blood pressureHeartwire – A study billed as the first rigorous, randomized trial in the West to test against a sham (fake) needle technique to treat suggests that, performed properly, may produce blood-pressure changes on a par with monotherapy in mild to moderate hypertension. Read more

Constipation gets relief from moxibustion

May 13, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

moxibustion, acupuncture, constipationCM NEWS – A special form of acupoint treatment can help push your bowel without needing you to take any medication, a recent study finds. Read more

Acupuncture relieves pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women

May 12, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Pain

AHNAcupuncture is effective at relieving back and pelvic muscle pain during pregnancy, a common complaint among pregnant women as they enter into the final trimesters. A study has found that one in three pregnant women suffer severe back and pelvic pain as the pregnancy progresses.
This is because the center of gravity of a pregnant woman is off and she has to arch her back to balance her bulging tummy, leading to an extra strain on back and pelvic muscles.

Experts believe that stretching exercises, coupled with special pillows and acupuncture could help relieve back and pelvic pain that often occur during pregnancy.

The study tracked almost 1,500 pregnant women from Sweden, Iran, Brazil, Thailand and Australia and found that those who participated in the suggested exercises involving acupuncture reported a reduction in pain levels.

The review appears in the current issue of The Cochrane Library, a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care.

Authors also found that expectant mothers benefited by the use of an Ozzlo pillow – a curved pillow designed to support the pregnant abdomen when lying down and that 60 percent of women trying acupuncture reported a substantial pain relief.

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