Acupuncture reduces pain in head and neck cancer patients

June 1, 2008  
Filed under Acupuncture

CM NEWS has been found to significantly reduce dysfunction, and dry mouth in head and neck cancer patients after neck dissection.

The study was led by David Pfister, MD, Chief of the Head and Neck Medical Oncology Service, and Barrie Cassileth, PhD, Chief of the Integrative Medicine Service, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC). Dr Pfister presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. Read more

Period pain hurts? Try Chinese herbs

October 19, 2007  
Filed under Women's health

CM NEWS – Got enough of that terrible period ? Traditional Chinese medicine might offer hope for relief, according to a large scale review on the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine on primary dysmenorhoea. Read more

Acunpuncture needles out low back pain

October 2, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture

Science Daily – Six months of acupuncture treatment appears to be more effective than conventional therapy in treating low back pain, according to a study in the Sept. 24 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, although the study suggests that both sham acupuncture and traditional Chinese verum acupuncture appear to be effective in treating low back pain. Read more

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

Famous toxic herb smoothes arthritis pain

August 13, 2007  
Filed under Pain

lei-gong-teng2.jpgCM NEWS – Triptolide, an extract of the famous toxic Chinese herb lei gong teng, has the ability to suppress inflammation and cartilage destruction in collagen-induced arthritis mice, a Beijing study reveals.

The study was completed at the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing. Read more

Acupuncture is more effective, cheaper alternative to pain killers for migraines

April 27, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Pain

American Chronicle – A recent study done in Italy and reported in the Journal of Traditional Chinese medicine compared the effect of acupuncture for migraine headaches versus conventional killer therapy. Read more

Acupuncture helps control pain during delivery, study finds

February 14, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Pain

acupuncture needle, pain, deliveryCM NEWS – Acupuncture is able to help first time moms to better endure pain and labour duration during delivery without side effects, according to a recently published study. Read more