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Acupuncture improves symptoms of chronic shoulder pain diagnosed as osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tendonitis.
Acupuncture improves symptoms of chronic shoulder pain diagnosed as osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tendonitis. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: Efficacy of acupuncture as a treatment for chronic shoulder pain. Abstract Source: J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Jun;15(6):613-8. PMID: 19489707 Abstract Author(s): Amanda Tiffany Lathia, S M Jung, Lan X Chen Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The aim of
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Acupuncture has therapeutic value in the treatment of insomnia. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: [Scalp penetration acupuncture for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial]. Abstract Source: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2010 Feb;8(2):126-30. PMID: 20141734 Abstract Author(s): Zhang-ling Zhou, Xian Shi, Shao-dan Li, Ling Guan Article Affiliation: Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, General Hospital
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Acupuncture appears to have a therapeutic effect on obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome. – GreenMedInfo Summary Abstract Title: [Effect of acupuncture on blood oxygen saturation in patients of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome]. Abstract Source: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2009 Jan;29(1):84-6. PMID: 19186731 Abstract Author(s): Jia Xu, Yan-Xia Niu, Xue-Mei Piao, Zheng Liu, Ling-Ziang Wu, Rui-Long Liang Abstract:
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As a combat Veteran, a current member of the Armed Forces, and a licensed acupuncturist, I do not take my lines of work or my responsibilities lightly. I feel that part of this responsibility entails passing along knowledge that I have gained and empowering people with the ability to take care of themselves. The reason
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Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture’s Success
Learn how acupuncture might help when Western medicine doesn’t have an answer.
It’s a mystery and a miracle: An acupuncture needle inserted in the pinkie toe changes a breech baby’s position in the womb. How is this possible?
Ever since the 1970s, when this ancient Chinese tradition debuted in the U.S., Western researchers have sought to understand the phenomenon of acupuncture.
But the American public hasn’t waited for the scientific answers. Growing numbers have sought out acupuncturists for chronic health problems — when conventional medicine either hasn’t worked nor has answers. According to the 2002 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 8.2 million American adults have used acupuncture — an impressive number considering only an estimated 2.1 million American adults had used acupuncture in the year before.
Acupuncture is used as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative to treat an ever-growing list of disorders: addiction, stroke, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma,infertility, pregnancy problems, dental pain, and side effects from cancer treatment.
“The applications for acupuncture are endless … people use it for sports injuries, for their emotional well-being, for everything,” Peter Wayne, PhD, director of research at the New England School of Acupuncture, tells WebMD.
It helps to have an exploring, open mindset when considering acupuncture. “But even people who are not very open-minded and try it, find they feel good during the treatments,” David S. Kiefer, MD, of the University of Arizona in Tucson, told WebMD in a previous interview. “Sometimes they are surprised.”
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Pain Relief: With the safety of pain relievers being questioned and one (Vioxx) being pulled from the market in recent months, a new study gives arthritis sufferers more reason to try acupuncture. One advantage of this type of treatment, says the NIH, is that the rates of side effects are substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.
In what was hailed as “the largest, longest, and most rigorous study of acupuncture” ever conducted, acupuncture was found to reduce pain and improve function and movement among patients withosteoarthritis of the knee when used with other treatments.
That study paves the way for more and better research of acupuncture, Wayne tells WebMD. “This was a landmark study not only in its finding for osteoarthritis. It shows that if we put resources into a carefully designed trial, we’re likely to see something definitive … we may be able to say with more certainty that other [applications of acupuncture] are effective.”
Cancer Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting — the distressing side effects of chemotherapy — respond well to acupuncture. A study published a few years ago showed that acupuncture plus antinausea medication worked better than just medication alone. The NIH “has given us two thumbs up,” Wayne says.
Depression: A study in the late 1990s from the University of Arizona showed that clinically depressed women responded well to a course of acupuncture. Other preliminary studies of anxiety and depressionshow that anxiety related to medical procedures can be resolved with some acupuncture at treatment time, Wayne adds.
Stroke: Results from a study of acupuncture in treating stroke patients are just coming in. “We’ve seen responses, even among people who suffered their strokes many years ago,” Wayne reports. “Their chronic paralysis and spasticity are responding well.” However, results from other stroke studies have not always shown an effect. More research is needed, he notes.
Pelvic Pain: A study currently underway involves endometriosis-related pelvic pain in young women. “It’s a very serious condition in which the standard course of [drug treatment] doesn’t always work,” says Wayne. “They can’t go to school or do sports. The last resort is to induce menopause in 15-year-old girls. But there’s some evidence acupuncture may help.”
Infertility: Acupuncture also boosts the effectiveness of high-tech reproductive medicine procedures. Small studies have found that adding acupuncture to traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments increased pregnancy success. There is also evidence that acupuncture stimulates blood flow and egg production in women who can’t — or don’t want to — use fertility medications to help them get pregnant.
The treatment “has a calming, restorative effect that increases a sense of well-being and ultimately helps the body to accept the creation of life,” said acupuncturist Ifeoma Okoronkwo, MD, a professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, in an earlier interview. Studies have shown a clear link between acupuncture and the body’s natural “feel good” brain chemicals.
Acupuncture also appears to affect three areas critical to egg production and ovulation: two areas of the brain that control hormone production (the hypothalamus and pituitary glands) as well as the ovaries. “My guess is that acupuncture is changing the blood supply to the ovaries, possibly dilating the arteries and increasing blood flow, so that ultimately, the ovaries are receiving greater amounts of hormonal stimulation,” Sandra Emmons, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health Sciences University, told WebMD in a previous interview.
The Nervous System and Qi Cultivation © Roger Jahnke O.M.D. Much of what is described in traditional medical systems as the “balance” of forces, such as yin and yang in the Chinese system, can be associated with the dualistic components of the nervous system. In the central nervous system yin is rest and yang is
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