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Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease<p>Doctors in China have been pushing needles into patients’ skin, supposedly to restore the flow of healing “qi energy”, for more than 4,000 years. Sometimes it feels as though …

Does CBD oil work for chronic pain management?

While many people use cannabidiol to relieve pain, more scientific research is needed to be sure it is safe. Understanding cannabidiol can help …

CBD

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study

World's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments finds it is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving …

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Endometriosis Relief

Researchers find acupuncture more effective than hormone drug therapy for the treatment of endometriosis. Acupuncture relieves menstrual pain due to …

Menstruation

Five ways to cope with migraine

Migraines are not just your average headaches. They can be debilitating, come unexpectedly, and be accompanied by a varied range of upsetting …

How Exactly Does Acupuncture Work?

At first, acupuncture seems kind of spooky. You get poked with hundreds of small needles in specific parts of your body, and <i>ta-da</i> — you're healthier. …

FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management

Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.<p>…

Bill to Provide Veterans With Acupuncture Access Introduced in House

A measure to expand acupuncture access to veterans was introduced last week in the House of Representatives.<p>The bill, called the "Acupuncture for Our Heroes Act," was sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, and would require acupuncturist services be available at veterans health facilities. In an …

Acupuncture Could Be A Way To Treat Pain In The ER, But There's A Catch

Evaluating and treating pain is something that ER doctors do on a daily basis for patients with abdominal pain, headaches and fractures, as well as back pain.<p>But in light of the spiraling dilemma of overdoses and addiction that have resulted from overprescribing of opiates, searching for new and …

Study shows why acupuncture might work

Acupuncture has been used to treat all kinds of pain since as far back as ancient times. Yet many dismiss it as a mere placebo, arguing that the …

Acupuncture Found To Be Potentially Effective Weight Loss Tool

It was a small study, but could have a huge impact.<p>New research has found that acupuncture could be effective as a tool to aid weight loss.<p>Carried …

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture

The ancient needles are surprisingly similar to painkilling drugs.<p>If you think the average migraine is bad, imagine having one that lasts a <i>week</i>. Then …

Acupuncture is effective for relieving period pain

The findings of a new study have shown that the intensity and duration of period pain can be reduced by up to 50 percent by administering manual …

Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether it's turning to supplements, juices or new challenging workouts, it seems everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. But sometimes, losing weight may just be a matter of tweaking your diet -- and eating foods that work for you, not against you.<p>Though none of these foods …

Nutrition

How Painkillers Could Be Hurting Your Heart

Painkillers might provide a respite from pain, but they can do serious damage to your cardiovascular health.<p>A research team led by Michèle Bally, of …

New back pain guidelines: Try yoga or acupuncture before drugs

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Comment on Acupuncture and Migraine – New JAMA Study by Acupuncture and Migraine – New JAMA Study | SecularNews.Org

[…] Steven Novella Yet another poorly designed acupuncture study with dubious results is being presented as if it were […]

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Study shows differences in effects of ‘real’ and ‘sham’ acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture predates current understanding of physiology by several millennia, and modern studies have found it often provides …

Acupuncture

​16 Natural Ways To Relieve Your Anxiety

Anxiety is uncomfortable: Even if you don’t deal with full-blown panic disorder, your nerves have probably crept up on you at some point—and it’s a pain to deal with. Your palms may get sweaty, your breathing becomes shallow, and your heart starts racing.<p>If these feelings become overwhelming and …

Spinal Manipulation Can Alleviate Back Pain, Study Concludes

One of the most common reasons people go to the doctor is lower back pain, and one of the most common reasons doctors prescribe powerful, addictive narcotics is lower back pain.<p>Now, research published Tuesday in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> offers the latest evidence that spinal …

The 7 One-Minute Health Routines a Harvard Physician Swears By

Between work, family, and maintaining some semblance of a social life, it's common for health and exercise to take a back seat. But as Aditi …

Acupuncture Reverses High Cholesterol Cell Fat

Acupuncture prevents and reverses dangerous cellular accumulations of fatty materials in cases of high cholesterol thereby preventing atherosclerotic …

Medical Research

Auricular Acupuncture Weight Loss Found Effective

Auricular acupuncture successfully treats obesity. A new study concludes that a special 5 point combination of auricular acupuncture points is …

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Acupuncture Combats Baldness, Outperforms Drug Therapy

<b>Special acupuncture needles enhance filiform acupuncture to encourage hair regrowth for patients with alopecia (baldness).</b><i>Acupuncture produces</i> …

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Acupuncture Soothes Dry Eyes

<b>Acupuncture relieves dry eyes by increasing tear secretion and stability, reducing tear film break-up, and preventing ocular damage.</b><i>Researchers find</i> …

Traditional Indian Diet Can Keep Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay, New Study Says

A new study published in the <i>Journal of the American College of Nutrition</i> has revealed that the traditional Indian diet, which comprises of a higher …

Mediterranean Diet More Effective Than Statins For Heart Disease Patients, Research Suggests

'Adhering to a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of death.'<p>Eating a Mediterranean-style diet is a more effective way to combat heart disease than …

A Chocolate Pill? Scientists To Test Whether Cocoa Extract Boosts Health

You've likely heard that dark chocolate is good for you.<p>Last year, researchers linked a regular chocolate habit to a reduced risk of heart disease.<p>And, as we've reported, compounds found in cocoa known as flavanols or polyphenols have been shown to improve vascular health by increasing blood …