Electroacupuncture found to improve blood flow and skin temperature in patients with poor blood supply to the heart

Electroacupuncture can enhance blood flow and skin temperature of patients with myocardial ischemia, a condition in which the heart does not get enough blood supply, according to a study published in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. A team of researchers from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine carried out a study on the effect of electroacupuncture on … Continue reading Electroacupuncture found to improve blood flow and skin temperature in patients with poor blood supply to the heart

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

Cancer causes many adverse complications, including constant pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the viability of using acupuncture to soothe this pain and cause relief to cancer patients. Although cancers are named after the body part where the tumor – or tumors, in some cases – is located, its effects can … Continue reading Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma

According to a review, patients with asthma may soon find relief thanks to a form of alternative medicine called acupuncture. The paper reviewed several clinical trials and outcome studies concerning cases that used acupuncture to treat asthma. It is of note that none of the trials had a large sample size. The authors also encountered problems often … Continue reading Clinical trials show that acupuncture is an effective treatment for asthma

How acupuncture works: Explaining the five elements theory

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique which stimulates specific points of the body by inserting tiny needles, promoting good body circulation and alleviating pain. Most of the people who seek out acupuncture suffer from musculoskeletal problems, which include lower back pains, knee pain, and shoulder stiffness. The Five Elements theory, based on the five elements of … Continue reading How acupuncture works: Explaining the five elements theory

Acupuncture proven effective at treating post-operative nausea; but modern medicine marginalizes true potential of acupuncture

Acupuncture has proven itself useful yet again in a study conducted in Sydney, Australia that focused on the use of a single acupuncture point, the P6 point, as a point for treating post-operative nausea. The study showed that those who received the acupuncture treatment on their P6 point were 28% less likely to feel nauseous, … Continue reading Acupuncture proven effective at treating post-operative nausea; but modern medicine marginalizes true potential of acupuncture

Acupuncture significantly reduces pain following C-section: Research

Acupuncture significantly reduces both pain and painkiller use following surgeries including Cesarean sections, research has shown. In one study, published in the Chinese Medical Journal in 2009, researchers from Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan assigned 60 women who had undergone C-sections either to a control group or to a group that received pain treatment via acupuncture or electro-acupuncture. They … Continue reading Acupuncture significantly reduces pain following C-section: Research

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Source: The Benefits of Acupuncture by Dr. Edward Group One alternative healing technique is the ancient practice of acupuncture. This technique involves the shallow insertion of specialized needles into the skin along the meridian points of the body. The needles have a very small diameter which makes them more easily tolerated than regular injection needles. Acupuncturists … Continue reading The Benefits of Acupuncture

Electroacupuncture blocks release of stress hormones in the body, study finds

Acupuncture, an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the application of needles along important points in the body, is associated with countless health benefits. While these benefits are deeply understood by the Chinese, who have practiced acupuncture for more than 2,500 years, the West is only now beginning to understand why and how the ancient technique … Continue reading Electroacupuncture blocks release of stress hormones in the body, study finds