Acupuncture Articles & Stories

Depression May Be Aided by Acupuncture or Counseling

Depression May Be Aided by Acupuncture or Counseling

Patients who suffer from depression may see more benefits from counseling or acupuncture in addition to their usual care, compared to standard care alone. This is according to recent research published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Read More


Migraine Nausea Alleviated with Acupressure Wristbands

Migraine Nausea Alleviated with Acupressure Wristbands

For migraine sufferers, nausea is one of the more debilitating symptoms of the condition and impacts close to 80 percent of those afflicted. According to leading headache specialist, Dr. Zoltan Medgyessy of Lohne, Germany, pressure to the P6 antiemetic point on the inner wrist with an acupress... Read More


Bell Palsy Patients Can Improve Muscle Recovery with Intense Acupuncture

Bell Palsy Patients Can Improve Muscle Recovery with Intense Acupuncture

Patients suffering with Bell palsy who received acupuncture treatment that achieves de qi, a form of intense stimulation, saw an improvement in facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and an improved quality of life. This is according to a randomized controlled trial published in Canadian M... Read More


Medical Acupuncture and the Science behind It

Medical Acupuncture and the Science behind It

Even as medical acupuncture is increasingly being validated as an effective treatment for a broad range of medical conditions, what is still missing from the picture is an understanding of mechanisms and basic science behind this centuries-old therapy. A special issue of Medical Acupuncture ha... Read More


Hay Fever Symptoms Treated By Acupuncture

Hay Fever Symptoms Treated By Acupuncture

Individuals who suffered from hay fever and underwent12 acupuncture sessions experienced fewer symptoms and required less antihistamine medications compared to a control group. This is according to researchers from Charite-University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany and reported in Annals of In... Read More


Memory, Test Performance, and Anxiety Improved with Acupuncture

Memory, Test Performance, and Anxiety Improved with Acupuncture

A new study has demonstrated that acupuncture is capable of improving memory, test performance, and reducing anxiety. The study is being published in The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. Read More


Chinese Acupuncture Can Treat Atopic Eczema

Chinese Acupuncture Can Treat Atopic Eczema

Historically, Chinese medicine has referred to the condition eczema as the "wind of four crooks", describing the rashes that appear on the inside of the knees and elbows. Their approach to treating eczema is not related to suppression of immune response, but rather correcting the imbalances th... Read More


New Technique May Extend Efficacy of Traditional Acupuncture

New Technique May Extend Efficacy of Traditional Acupuncture

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a new method of delivering long lasting pain relief through an ancient medical practice. Published in Molecular Pain, the researchers explain how exploiting the molecular mechanism responsible for acupuncture resu... Read More


Researchers Claim Acupuncture Provides Relief for Chronic Pain

Researchers Claim Acupuncture Provides Relief for Chronic Pain

For the treatment of chronic pain, researchers from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center find that acupuncture is better than placebo acupuncture or no acupuncture at all. Their findings were based on gathering and analyzing data from 29 randomized controlled human studies. Read More


Dry Mouth Symptoms Due to Radiotherapy May Be Relieved By Acupuncture

Dry Mouth Symptoms Due to Radiotherapy May Be Relieved By Acupuncture

Individuals who are receiving radiotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer often suffer from the unpleasant and distressing symptoms of dry mouth - a result of damage to salivary gland from the radiation. Now, a study has demonstrated that acupuncture can relieve these symptoms. The ... Read More


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