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Auricular Electroacupuncture May Help in the Reduction of Obesity

Posted March 6, 2014

In a randomized, placebo-controlled study involving 56 female obese patients (age>18 years, BMI>25), treatment with auricular (ear) acupuncture with electrical stimulation with a P-stim ® device on acupuncture points – hunger 18, stomach 87, and colon 91, for a period of 4 days, was found to be associated with a significantly greater reduction in body weight (-3.73%), as compared to a group who received a placebo treatment (-0.70%), and moreover, a significant reduction in BMI was found in the acupuncture group (-3.62%) as compared to the placebo group (-0.82%).

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New X-rays Reveal Acupuncture Points

Posted March 3, 2014

New X-ray images of acupuncture points show that unique structures exist. This and other incredible acupuncture research marks the start of the Year of the Horse. Additionally, new research confirms that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of depression, anxiety and hypertension. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture can avert sepsis and save lives. Let’s take a look at these discoveries.

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Acupuncture may cure sepsis, saving lives

Posted February 26, 2014

Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and even the federal government has given it its stamp of approval as a viable treatment for certain kinds of pain. The technique works by inserting fine needles into the skin that stimulate specific nerves on the body known as meridian points.

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Acupuncture ‘could treat inflammation and save lives’

Posted February 25, 2014

In Western medicine, the jury is still out on whether acupuncture delivers health benefits. But now, a new study adds further evidence of its worthiness, as scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms that heal sepsis, a common condition in hospital intensive care units that springs from infection and inflammation.

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Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease

Posted February 24, 2014

Electroacupuncture may reduce inflammation that causes sepsis death, a recent study has shown. This research shows physical evidence of acupuncture’s value beyond any that has been demonstrated before, and also shows potential benefits not just for sepsis, but for treating other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Crohn’s disease. While investigating acupuncture mechanisms, the researchers also have determined that fenoldopam, a dopamine receptor agonist, also shows promise as a pharmaceutical sepsis treatment.

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Effect of acupuncture on Deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea: analysis of data from a larger randomized controlled trial

Posted February 21, 2014

Deqi is a central concept in traditional Chinese acupuncture. We performed a secondary analysis on data from a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) in order to assess the effect of acupuncture on deqi traits and pain intensity in primary dysmenorrhea.

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New – Acupuncture Dragon & Tiger Relieves Menstrual Cramps & Pain

Posted February 18, 2014

New research confirms that acupuncture relieves menstrual related cramping and pain. The research concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation often accompanied by abdominal cramps. In addition, the researchers discovered that a special acupuncture needling technique possesses particularly powerful analgesic effects. The study compared even-manual acupuncture needle methods with a technique called Longhu Jiaozhan. The results showed that Longhu Jiaozhan produces stronger analgesic effects than even-manual manipulation of acupuncture needles.

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Quality of acupuncture needles is less than perfect and must improve

Posted February 13, 2014

The quality of acupuncture needles is high, but should still be universally improved to avoid potential problems, such as pain and skin reactions, finds research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine (AiM).

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Acupuncture Found Superior To Drug for Neck Disc Pain

Posted February 10, 2014

Acupuncture is found more effective than drug therapy for the treatment of neck disc herniations. This disorder is characterized by neck pain, numbness and/or weakness that often radiates towards the hands. Researchers compared electroacupuncture with the medication Meloxicam and discovered that electroacupuncture is more effective in both the short and long-term for the treatment of cervical intervertebral disc herniations.

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Acupuncture and Lateral Wedge Insole Benefit Patients with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis

Posted February 10, 2014

In a parallel-group randomized controlled trial involving 40 patients with grade 2 or 3 medial knee osteoarthritis (OA), treatment with acupuncture was found to be as effective as treatment with an in-shoe lateral wedge, in significantly reducing pain and improving function, and non-clinically statistically significantly influencing femoral and tibial cartilage thickness.

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