Posts Tagged ‘acupuncture’

Acupuncture may improve standard treatments for chronic headache

(Natural News) Headaches are associated with pain that can be trifling when mild and disabling when severe. A minor headache may not be a cause of concern, although what causes it is still unclear. However, some headaches, such as those that develop after the age of 50 and are accompanied by other […]

Acupuncture can improve quality of life for those with COPD

(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a deadly disease with a high mortality rate. It is characterized by obstruction of the airflow and inflammation along the airways, which affect an individual’s ability to breathe. Due to these factors, people with COPD tend to suffer from breathlessness and are limited in […]

Acupuncture found to reduce nerve sensitivity

(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal practice that has been used for centuries, even today. In a study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, acupuncture was found to reduce the sensitivity of the median nerve. Animal studies show that acupuncture can reduce mechanosensitivity of peripheral nerves. In this study, […]

Acupuncture creates an anti-inflammatory immune response to clear warts

(Natural News) In this study, researchers from The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School in Israel examined the efficacy of acupuncture in treating persistent warts caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The results of their study were published in the journal Medical Acupuncture. HPV infections can cause cutaneous warts. In these small skin lesions, […]

Effects of acupuncture on gait in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee

(Natural News) A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine looked at the effects of acupuncture on gait in people with osteoarthritis of the knee. The study was carried out by researchers from National Taiwan University and China Medical University. Knee osteoarthritis often results in changes in balance control, joint […]

Study looks at the exact mechanisms of acupuncture in reducing cognitive impairment among Alzheimer’s patients

(Natural News) Acupuncture is one of the most commonly recommended alternative therapies for patients who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the exact means by which this traditional Chinese medicine improves the brain activity has remained obscure. So researchers took great pains to map out the areas […]

Science CONFIRMS the efficacy of acupuncture in helping stroke patients recover more quickly

(Natural News) Good news for stroke victims undergoing rehabilitation: Chinese researchers have reported that acupuncture could improve the recovery of stroke survivors. Their recent trial showed that the traditional treatment improved many functions that were disrupted by an acute ischemic stroke. There are millions of stroke survivors in China and around the world. Most of […]

10 Ways Acupuncture Can Replace Antidepressants and Give You Your Life Back

Christina Sarich, Contributor Waking Times It’s no wonder people are turning to alternative medicine to alleviate their symptoms of depression and anxiety in droves. The mainstream medical model has failed – miserably. Even Harvard medical school has admitted that drugs “aren’t solving mental illness,” if depression can even be labeled as such. Depression is more likely […]

Studies Show Acupuncture Can Help if You Suffer from Depression and Anxiety

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times More than 300 million people suffer from depression and anxiety worldwide. That’s approximately the entire US population. There are simply no words to describe the level of anguish that people – many needlessly – endure. The good news is that among many holistic methods of addressing this epidemic, there is acupuncture. Several scientific […]

How acupuncture works: Explaining the five elements theory

(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique which stimulates specific points of the body by inserting tiny needles, promoting good body circulation and alleviating pain. Most of the people who seek out acupuncture suffer from musculoskeletal problems, which include lower back pains, knee pain, and shoulder stiffness. The Five Elements theory, based […]

Acupuncture found to be an effective pain reliever for women in labor compared to spinal-epidural anesthesia

(Natural News) Acupuncture analgesia is an effective pain reliever for women in labor, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since labor pain is severe and can be associated with side effects to the mother and fetus, scientists continue to search for available and safe pain relief […]

Acupuncture found to calm heart rate, increase stamina in athletes engaging in high-intensity training

(Natural News) Acupuncture can normalize heart rate as well as increase the stamina of athletes undergoing high-intensity training, a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine has found. Prolonged and high-intensity training sessions typically cause athletes to accumulate fatigue and show a decline in performance which increases the risk of […]

Research shows acupuncture can be more effective than medication for indigestion

(Natural News) Acupuncture has been around for literally thousands of years now. Having originated in Ancient China, there’s a fair chance that it has already been used to treat all of the most common kinds of disorders and diseases. Now there’s a new study where researchers have measured the efficacy of acupuncture in treating one […]

TV personality reveals how acupuncture and healthy diet saved her from a hysterectomy, early menopause

(Natural News) TV star and former model Alicia Douvall says that a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a healthy diet saved her from the crippling effects of endometriosis. The celebrity recently revealed that her battle with endometriosis had gotten so bad, doctors claimed the only option she had left was to undergo a hysterectomy […]

Does acupuncture work by re-mapping the brain?

     Acupuncture is a form of traditional medical therapy that originated in China several thousand years ago. It was developed at a time bereft of tools such as genetic testing or even a modern understanding of anatomy, so medical philosophers did the best they could with what was available – herbs, animal products and rudimentary […]

Electronic skull cap that mimics acupuncture found to boost brain cancer survival by 13%

(Natural News) Glioblastoma multiforme – or GBM – is a very dangerous type of cancerous tumor usually located in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain, but which can also develop elsewhere in the brain or in the spinal cord. This type of cancer is highly malignant because the cancer cells reproduce very quickly and are […]

Corrupting science for profit: Coca Cola funding research on ‘healthy’ eating

     Coca-Cola has spent £8.9 million over the past five years funding top British scientists carrying out research on healthy-eating. An investigation by the Times found the soft drinks giant has funded or given “professional fees” to several prominent scientists and researchers, some of whom have cast doubt on the widely acknowledged link between sugary […]

US Army has bigger problems than a runaway blimp – oversight committee now scrutinizing JLENS budget

     A wayward military surveillance blimp that drifted 160 miles (257 kilometers) across state lines for several hours became a darling of social media. It has also raised questions about the efficiency of the program A 243-foot surveillance aerostat broke loose from its moorings in Abderdeen, Maryland on Wednesday afternoon and drifted for 160 miles […]

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