Posts Tagged "pain"

Shoulder and Hand Syndrome Relief with Acupuncture

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Research Articles

Acupuncture treatment good for shoulder-hand syndrome Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22574575 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for shoulder-hand syndrome. METHODS: According to the requirements of evidence-based medicine, papers of randomized controlled clinical trials for shoulder-hand syndrome published in China from 2005 to 2010 collected by databases VIP, Wanfang, CNKI, collections of papers of academic conferences, etc. were retrieved by using key words of shoulder-hand syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, acupuncture, moxibustion....

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Department of Defense to Study Acupuncture

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 in Acupuncture, Research Articles

$1.2 Million Grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to Study Acupuncture By: New England School of Acupuncture NEWTON, MA (June 23, 2010) – The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) is the recipient of a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to fund a first-of-its-kind clinical trial: the Effectiveness of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Gulf War Illness (GWI). In the first treatment trial ever performed to research the effectiveness of acupuncture on GWI, NESA’s researchers will study how acupuncture affects sufferers of this complex syndrome, which is characterized...

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Acupuncture vs Pain

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Health and Wellness

Acupuncture vs. Pain The ancient practice is standing up well to modern research. Would it help you? By Susan Ince   True believers will unhesitatingly tell you: There’s hardly a health problem — from headaches to toe pain — that can’t be helped by acupuncture. But until recently, it’s been hard to determine one way or the other if having needles stuck in strategic points on the skin has truly been responsible for the relief patients claim. Now new research is providing answers. German studies have shown that something is definitely going on, neurologically speaking,...

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Acupuncture & Pain

Posted on Jan 22, 2012 in Health and Wellness

Most of us experience pain in our lives which can range from mildly annoying to severely debilitating.  It may originate from injury, illness, trauma or an unknown cause.  Pain is our body’s call to us to pay attention and make an adjustment.  Ignoring the message can have far reaching consequences.  Medicating our pain without inquiring into it’s cause is a dangerous practice and yet that is exactly what most people do.  If your pain persists more than a short period of time without a clear cause ie muscle pain following a vigorous workout seek the advice of your health care...

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Acupuncture Benefits Cancer Patients

Posted on May 27, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Treating the Side Effects of Chemotherapy in Cancer Patients Alaina Speraw, L. Ac., Dipl. Ac., B. A. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month ; so I thought it might be timely to share some of my clinical experience and passion for treating Cancer patients at the Virginia G Piper Cancer Center. Chemotherapy, radiation and surgery present enormous challenges and suffering for most people hoping for those magic words “cancer free”. However, the journey is full of potential pitfalls such as nausea, vomiting, hot flashes, joint pain, fatigue, insomnia, neuropathy, infections,...

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