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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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MRI and Biochemistry Confirm Acupuncture Stops Pain

Posted January 30, 2014

Electro-acupuncture is found effective in reducing inflammation and pain. A review published in Anesthesiology – The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists concludes that electro-acupuncture is more effective at the 2 – 10 Hz setting than the 100 Hz setting for the relief of inflammation and neuropathic pain. The investigators note that electro-acupuncture “blocks pain by activating a variety of bioactive chemicals through peripheral, spinal, and supraspinal mechanisms.”

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Electroacupuncture decreases cognitive impairment and promotes neurogenesis in the APP/PS1 transgenic mice

Posted January 23, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a severe neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no effective treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether repeated electroacupuncture (EA) stimulation would improve cognitive function and the pathological features of AD in amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin 1 (PS1) double transgenic mice.

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DHA-Rich Fish Oil Has Favorable Effects on Vascular Endothelial Function

Posted April 30, 2012

The endothelial cells that form the inner walls of the blood vessels play an important role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dysfunction of the endothelium has been shown to be an early risk marker of CVD. Interestingly, high intake of fish oils, which are rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), is associated with a lower risk of CVD. The mechanism underlying this association is not completely understood, but effects of long-chain, omega-3 fatty acid on endothelial function are possible.

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