Acupuncture to Stop Smoking

Checkout Quitza a new online support group  for people quitting smoking using acupuncture. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about then giving up is probably going to be the greatest single step you can take to improve your health and the good news is that half of all smokers do manage to stop. With the right support… Read more

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Acupuncture for Anxiety, Depression & PMS

New research has just been released demonstrating that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of PMS, anxiety and depression. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School (Boston, Massachusetts) and the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center (Washington, DC) conclude that “there is high-level evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treating major depressive disorder in… Read more

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Acupuncture Cuts Lower Back Pain

New research demonstrates that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic lower back pain. Researchers studied back pain patients in an inpatient rehabilitation clinic in Germany. Two groups of patients were compared. Group 1 received acupuncture plus conventional rehabilitation services. Group 2 received only rehabilitation services. The researchers discovered that patients willingly accepted acupuncture… Read more

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Acupuncture Lowers High Blood Pressure

New research finds acupuncture effective in reducing blood pressure. The study discovered that patients taking antihypertensive medications benefitted from further reductions in blood pressure by adding acupuncture to the treatment regime. As a result, the researchers concluded that “acupuncture should be in the hypertension treatment guidelines and widely used for blood pressure regulation.” Acupuncture NeedlesSubjects… Read more

Acupuncture Treats Headaches

Acupuncture Treats Headaches- New Study

A new study concludes that acupuncture is effective for relieving headaches. Investigators note that acupuncture reduces the intensity and duration of headaches. In addition, they suggest that acupuncture can reduce the need for “drug therapies and is a valuable option for patient suffering from CDH [chronic daily headache].” In this controlled study, verum acupuncture was… Read more

Acupuncture Helps Sleep

Acupuncture Helps Sleep – New Research

New research reveals that acupuncture bested a pharmaceutical medication for the treatment of sleep disorders. A special Traditional Chinese Medicine manual acupuncture technique was applied to acupuncture points commonly used to benefit sleep by licensed acupuncturists combined with the oral administration of vitamin B1. The acupuncture group was measured against the drug group and a… Read more

Asparagus Reduces High Blood Pressure

Asparagus Reduces High Blood Pressure

New research concludes that dietary intake of asparagus lowers blood pressure. The researchers were able to isolate an active compound found in asparagus that was found to have an antihypertensive effect. An ACE inhibitor was purified and isolated from asparagus. ACE inhibitors, often concentrated into pharmaceutical medications for the treatment of hypertension, cause dilation of… Read more

Fibromyalgia Patients Seek Acupuncture

Fibromyalgia Patients Seek Acupuncture

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia are likely to seek acupuncture treatment and other forms of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). Published by the University of Montana, the research focused on whether or not pain motivated patients to seek CAM therapies such as acupuncture, massage, chiropractic, yoga, Tai Chi and cognitive behavior therapy. The… Read more

Tai Chi can help Parkinson’s disease

People with Parkinson’s disease often suffer from shaking limbs and stiff muscles, which makes moving increasingly difficult. Now scientists have found practising an ancient Chinese martial art could help both their balance and ability to walk. A team from the Oregon Research Institute assigned nearly 200 patients twice weekly sessions of 60 minutes each in either… Read more

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Join Clinical Trial for PCOS

The Orchid Study is currently OPEN and inviting women to join until July 2013.  This study involves using Chinese herbal medicines for symptoms and problems experienced by women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).  This study has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), a government research organisation and is led by a… Read more