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Weight Loss Boosted by Ear Acupuncture

Weight Loss Boosted by Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture can aid individuals in losing weight, with better results if practitioners stimulated five points instead of just one. This is according to scientists from Korea who published their findings in the BMJ journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Read More


Treating Hot Flashes with Acupuncture

Treating Hot Flashes with Acupuncture

As women age, two-out-of-three will encounter the unpleasant experience of sudden momentary sensations of heat, a flushed face, and sweating. This is known as a "hot flash" that is commonly associated with menopause. It is also known to bring mood swings, a rise in heart rate, chills, and inso... Read More


Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Parkinson's Patients May Benefit from Acupuncture

Acupuncture may aid in relieving some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers from the University of Seoul, South Korea, and reported in CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics. It appears that acupuncture reactivates parts of the brain that have become deactivated, the author... Read More


Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Complementary and Alternative Therapy can Improve Arthritis Patients' Lives

Close to a quarter of patients suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis used complementary and alternative therapy (CAT) to help manage their condition. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Read More


Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes

Acupuncture Beats Drug Therapy for Treating Hot Flashes

Acupuncture therapy performs as well and lasts longer when compared to drug therapy in treating the hot flashes and sweating that afflicts 80 percent of breast cancer patients. Researchers have found that acupuncture treatment has none of the unpleasant side-effects that result from traditiona... Read More


Reducing Salt a Little Can Increase Health a Lot

Reducing Salt a Little Can Increase Health a Lot

If Americans cut their overly heavy salt consumption by as little as 1 gram (400 milligrams of sodium) a day, the result would be 200,000 lives saved from heart disease and stroke over the course of a decade, according to a recent study. And if Americans went so far as to cut their salt intake... Read More


Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Approaching its 10 year anniversary, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center, is celebrating the progress they've achieved in providing fully integrative care by practitioners of modern Western medicine, traditional indigenous medicine and progr... Read More


Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Going to Work Sick Linked to Long-Term Leave

Habitually working while sick, an increasingly common practice, can land a person in a situation in which his risk of having to take long-term sick leave is markedly increased, according to a recent study. The researchers, who published their work in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community H... Read More


Japanese Kampo Medicine

Japanese Kampo Medicine

The American public is becoming more accepting of innovative forms of medical treatment. Today most Western educated physicians accept acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a valid and alternative form of treatment for many medical issues, often supplementing standard medical practices and in so... Read More


Expert Commentary: Zhanhai Zhang, MD, Ph.D, LAC 11-16-2009

Expert Commentary: Zhanhai Zhang, MD, Ph.D, LAC 11-16-2009

A reliable conclusion can take years or even decades, but in the here and now, our suspicions and concerns are of ultimate importance. Here is a brief summary of some of the side effects fertility clinic patients encounter while they take drugs and receive treatment: hot flashes, emotional irr... Read More


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