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Acupuncture Surpasses Drug For Hot Flashes And Insomnia

Acupuncture is more effective than medications for improving sleep quality in survivors of breast cancer. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), and Memorial University (Newfoundland and Labrador) researchers determined that electroacupuncture outperforms gabapentin for improving sleep latency and efficiency for female breast cancer survivors with hot flashes. In a controlled…

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Acupuncture Controls Hypertension, Provides Neuroprotection

Researchers conclude that acupuncture reduces hypertension and prevents brain damage due to chronic high blood pressure. A controlled laboratory investigation finds acupuncture effective for the regulation of blood pressure while simultaneously preventing excessive cell death in the brain. In a quantification of acupuncture’s effective mechanisms, researchers identified important biological responses elicited by acupuncture responsible for…

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Acupuncture Reverts Heart Arrhythmias To Normal

University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. In a meta-analysis of eight independent investigations, acupuncture had an 87% – 100% success rate for converting patients to a “normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture.” Based on the findings, the University of Minnesota researchers recommend additional studies, including those with long-term…

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Acupuncture Stops Coughing, Soothes Passages

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of chronic coughing. In a controlled clinical investigation, researchers determined that a combination of electroacupuncture and herbal medicine nasal irrigation produces significant positive patient outcome rates for patients with upper airway cough syndrome (previously termed postnasal drip syndrome). The application of electroacupuncture plus herbal medicine nasal irrigation significantly…

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Acupuncture Restores Eye Movements For Diabetics

Researchers find acupuncture combined with moxibustion effective for the alleviation of diabetic oculomotor paralysis. Xinjiang Medical University hospital researchers tested the efficacy of combining acupuncture and moxibustion with drug therapy. The addition of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies increased positive patient outcomes by 45% for patients with diabetic oculomotor paralysis… Source: Health CMI

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Acupuncture Stops Urinary Bladder Leakage Over Drugs

Acupuncture outperforms drug therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate female stress urinary incontinence (FSUI). Researchers from Weihai City Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine conclude that electroacupuncture is effective for the control of FSUI. In the study, an electroacupuncture treatment group produced a positive patient outcome rate of 86.7%. The drug control group produced…

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Acupuncture Controls Tourette’s Syndrome Over Drugs

Acupuncture outperforms drugs for the treatment of Tourette’s syndrome. In a controlled clinical trial, Heilongjiang Traditional Chinese Medicine University researchers conclude that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of Tourette’s syndrome. Two groups were compared. An acupuncture treatment group achieved a total efficacy rate of 82.5% and a drug control group achieved a total efficacy…

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Acupuncture Enhances Drug Therapy Against Asthma Attacks

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the alleviation of acute asthma attacks. In a controlled clinical study, researchers determined that acupuncture plus moxibustion increases the effectiveness of usual care by 18.75%. Two groups were compared. Both groups received drug therapy, consisting of anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic pharmaceutical medications. One group, however, received Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therapies…

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Acupuncture Carpal Tunnel Cure Mystery Solved

Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, an entrapment neuropathy affecting the arm, wrist, and hand. Results were published in Brain, a journal founded in 1878 that is dedicated to the publication of landmark findings in both clinical…

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Acupuncture And Herbs Regenerate Hair For Alopecia Areata Patients

Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with the herbal formula Huoxue Shengfa is safe and effective for alleviating alopecia areata. This condition is a type of hair loss typically characterized by round bald patches… Source: Health CMI          

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