Acupressure associated with better sleep

New findings published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society have found that nursing home patients have a better quality of sleep after receiving acupressure treatment. The study was conducted by the Taipei Medical University in Taiwan and followed 62 nursing home patients who were randomly split into two groups. The first group received here to read more

Lower hypertension by activating opioids with regular electroacupuncture treatment

Lowering hypertension – high blood pressure – can be achieved by activating opioids with regular electroacupuncture treatment. In the study conducted on rats, the researchers found that the lower blood pressure effect of electroacupuncture lasted up to three days post-treatment. This was a result of the release of enkephalins, one of the three major opioid here to read more

Acupuncture may offer relief for chronic constipation

For those suffering from chronic constipation, acupuncture may be a viable treatment to offer relief. In the study conducted over the course of eight weeks, the researchers administered electroacupuncture, which is a form of acupuncture that involves electrical stimulation. After eight weeks, participants experienced significant relief from symptoms related to constipation and improved quality of here to read more

Mild cognitive impairment slowed with acupuncture: Study

A new study has found that acupuncture may slow down pre-dementia memory loss and mild cognitive impairment. Based on their review of five different studies on the subject, Chinese researchers found that acupuncture may slow down memory loss progression, and even help retain memory function when combined with other treatments. The findings are still preliminary, here to read more

Acupuncture: The answer to side effects of breast cancer treatment

Women suffering from hot flashes because of breast cancer treatment side effects will welcome the news about acupuncture as a viable treatment. Scientists at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that hot flashes are particularly severe and frequent in breast cancer survivors.  These patients cannot rely on the current here to read more

Acupuncture tops drug for back pain relief: Study

A recent study uncovered that acupuncture is even more effective in back pain relief than drugs such as ibuprofen. Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine frequently used to treat pain. It consists of inserting exceptionally thin needles through the skin at tactical pressure points on the body. A team of researchers from the here to read more

Acupuncture – What it Means for Allergies

We all look forward to spring, when flowers start to bloom and our yards turn back to green.  However, spring also brings in seasonal allergies, which is that reaction to pollen consisting of sneezing, nasal congestion, and having a runny nose.  These symptoms of allergies are quite bothersome, especially when we have to go to here to read more

Migraine Headaches: There is Help.

Migraines are a real pain, literally. Migraine headaches are easily considered to be one of the most common reasons people visit their healthcare practitioner. Migraines typically last from 4 to 72 hours and affect about 15% of the population, and in most cases those affected are women. Research has shown that diet plays a big here to read more

Easy Ways for Senior’s to Deal with Pain

Unfortunately, as people age their bodies tend to become more susceptible to pain. The little aches and pains that were quick to dissipate earlier in life now hang around a little longer. And as trends change, acupuncture and physiotherapy could provide some relief . The American Chronic Pain Association outlines that when it comes to here to read more

Three Great Treatments for Osteoarthritis

If you’re part of the growing tide of people who are experiencing joint pain and stiffness, like with osteoarthritis, you’ll want to read further to find out about three natural remedies and anti-inflammatory medications that could help. U.S. researchers have found substantial evidence that suggests glucosamine, devil’s claw, and acupuncture are effective and well-tolerated natural remedies for here to read more