Acupuncture reduces radiation-induced dry mouth for cancer patients

HOUSTON -- After receiving acupuncture treatment three days a week during the course of radiation treatment, head and neck cancer patients experienced less dry mouth, according to study results from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial results, published in JAMA Network Open , [...] Click here to view [...]

Patrick Dempsey’s cancer center offers acupuncture, and he swears by the needle treatments himself, too

Patrick Dempsey started a non-profit cancer center in Maine, where his mother was treated for ovarian cancer. Dempsey told Insider that acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments offered at the Dempsey Center. Scientific studies suggest that acupuncture can help ease the nausea and vomiting that are often [...] Click here to view [...]

Acupuncture & Weight Loss

Obesity is one of the leading health risk factors worldwide and is associated with several other risk factors and health problems including type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and malignancies. Current conventional therapeutic strategies for obesity cannot achieve adequate weight control in all patients, so complementary types of treatment are also performed. Acupuncture, one [...]

2019-03-16T17:45:55-04:00March 4th, 2016|Acupuncture, Weight Gain & Loss|0 Comments

Cancer related fatigue managed with acupuncture and acupressure

Aim Of This Study T his study was conducted to assess the effects of acupuncture and acupressure in managing cancer-related fatigue. Its purpose was also to determine whether a larger trial using these therapies would be feasible. Method The 47 predominantly female participants in this study were randomised into three groups. Fifteen participants formed [...]

Acupuncture including self acupuncture is associated with long term relief of vasomolor symptoms in cancer patients

Introduction Since hormone replacement therapy given for long periods is now recognised to produce serious side effects. patients with troublesome vasomotor symptoms arc increasingly using non-hormonal treatment including acupuncture. Several randomised controlled trials have shown that acupuncture reduces menopausal symptoms in patients experiencing the normal climacteric. It may have this effect by raising serotonin [...]

Reduction in pain intensity from auricular acupuncture for cancer patients who are in pain, despite stable analgesic treatment

During the last 30 years, auricular acupuncture has been used as complementary treatment of cancer pain when analgesic drugs do not suffice. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of auricular acupuncture in decreasing pain intensity in cancer patients. Patients and Methods: Ninety patients were randomly divided in three groups; one [...]

Hand acupuncture can be a potent alternative therapy for stress urinary incontinence

This study was designed to evaluate the effect of Hand acupuncture treatment on the stress urinary incontinence of 52 women randomly assigned to Experimental hand acupuncture treatment group (n=25) and Control group (n=27). 11 hand acupuncture points were established as a basic treatment formula. Among them. 5 points on the midline of the palm [...]

2019-03-17T16:06:56-04:00January 28th, 2016|Acupuncture, Immune & Urinary|0 Comments

Acupuncture has therapeutic effects on pathological changes in tissues associated with hypertension. Some studies showed that aortic media wall thickness and cardiac muscle cell size decreases with acupuncture stimulation

Hypertension possess a significant risk factor for a variety of diseases and affects millions of people all around the world. Recent studies suggest that NO plays a role in pathogenesis of hypertension while some investigators find a close relationship between acupuncture treatment and NO levels. We therefore aimed to investigate the effect of acupuncture [...]

2019-03-17T16:09:48-04:00January 28th, 2016|Acupuncture, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary|0 Comments

Acupuncture treatment was associated with improvements in range of movement

To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on rehabilitation of motor junction, induction in lymphoedema and improvement in perceived heaviness and tightness in the arms of women Abstract Objective To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on rehabilitation of motor junction,reduction in lymphoedema and improvement in perceived heaviness and tightness in the arms of women who [...]