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Depressed Patients with Pain Get Better Results with Acupuncture
In a randomized control trial in the UK, acupuncture was found to produce better patient outcomes in cases of depression complicated by moderate to sever pain compared to counseling and usual care after 3 months of treatment. BMJ Open. 2014 May 2;4(5):e004964).
Chinese Herbs Dispensed in Hospital
Due to recent changes in Ohio state laws, hospitals will now be able to offer alternatives to patients who don't want to take unnecessary drugs. Before 2014 patients were traveling outside the state in order to receive acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy. This is a big WOW! factor, because so many other hospitals throughout the world already offer patients the option of Eastern or Western therapy; or even a combination of the two. This is an important step forward for the U.S. healthcare system which is dysfunctional and solely runs on a pharmaceutical model of therapy. Read the full article.
In a related story . . . A 2010 study conducted in Northern Hospital in Melbourne, Australia revealed that when acupuncture was combined with conventional medical care in the emergency room for pain and nausea, there were better patient outcomes. read more.
New Research: Acupuncture as Anti-inflammatory
New research has just been released about the prospects of using electro-acupuncture for the treatment of sepsis. Sepsis is a severe infection commonly associated with hospital stays in intensive care units. Researchers used eletro-acupuncture to send a small electrical current through the vagus nerve and other nerves to reduce inflammation in rats. This is important, because currently there are no drugs available for the treatment of sepsis. Read more
Acupuncture most Effective for Knee Osteoarthritis
Recently, UK researches conducted a meta-analysis on various short-term treatments for osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee to determine which treatments were the most effective. Their findings concluded that acupuncture was superior to other treatments, and should be considered as a first line in the treatment of knee OA. Read more
Menstrual Pain Relieved by Warm Needle Technique
In a recent study researchers found that when menstrual pain occurs, the skin over the area of pain decreases in temperature. When they inserted an acupuncture needle and applied moxibustion over the needle, it increased the temperature of the skin and thereby alleviated the pain. The interesting aspect of this study was the particular point they were using; Ren 4. The traditional action of this point is to supplement and raise the Yang (which is warm), warm the spleen, and regulate the lower part of the abdomen.
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Rehabilitation After Stroke: TCM is Effective
Recently, a single - blind, randomized and controlled study was conducted at the Sichuan Academy in China. Researchers found that a combination of acupuncture, herbal therapy, and physical rehabilitation was clinically more effective than physical rehabilitative therapy alone. The participants in this study were post-stroke patients who were receiving treatment for flaccid limbs. These findings were consistent with other studies over the past year in which it was found that acupuncture was clinically effective in the treatment of shoulder pain in post-stroke patients.
Compared to Drugs Alone Acupuncture plus SSRIs Are More Effective for Depression
A recent study performed in the UK found that when used together, acupuncture and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) lowered depression scores more than an SSRI alone. Acupunct Med. 2014 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]).
Ear Acupuncture Promotes Weight Loss
A new study has been released in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine, which concluded that ear acupuncture with 5 leave - in needles was more effective than using just one leave-in needle over an 8 week trial. The end results were that the group who had the 5 intradermal needles had the most significant reduction in their BMIs (Body Mass Index). Read the full article here.
Read the trial abstract here
Electroacupuncture benefits PCOS
Another study has been released further validating the effects of acupuncture on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). In this latest study scientists were able to regulate the sex hormones in rats, and restore balance to the endocrine system. They were also able to induce pathological changes of ovarian morphology and ultrastructure.
The New Western Epidemic - Obesity
At one time hunger and malnutrition was a global problem, but now there is a shift to West where obesity and under-nutrition now outweighs hunger. Read the full article here.
Pregnancy Rates Increase in Infertility Patients Who Use Acupuncture
In a recent randomized controlled clinical trial conducted in Sao Paulo, Brazil it was concluded that acupuncture and moxibustion when used together as an adjunctive therapy with in vitro fertilization (IVF), pregnancy rates were increased when embryo implantation had failed.
The findings of this trial further substantiate the conclusions of many other clinical trials that have validated the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in cases of infertility. To read the original paper click here.
PTSD in Earthquake Victims
A recent study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Chinese earthquake victims found that electro-acupuncture (EA) was more effective than drug therapy with Paroxetine (an antidepressant). The symptom reduction score was significantly better in the acupuncture group, even after a 6 month follow-up.
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:431279. doi: 10.1155/2012/431279. Epub 2012 Sep 25).
Obesity - Health Risk!
According to the latest studies (2009 - 2010), by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 1/3 of U.S. adults and 1 in 6 U.S. children are obese. Even though these numbers have not increased, they haven't declined either since the 2007 - 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES).
February is Heart Health Month
Each year approximately 715,000 Americans suffer from heart attacks, and 600,000 die from heart disease. Heart disease does not discriminate between men and women, in fact, it's the #1 killer of both. Celebrate this month by doing heart healthy activities and volunteering with an organization such as, the American Heart Association to help others.