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How Do Anesthesiologists View Acupuncture and Acupressure?

In a new study of anesthesia providers in the U.S., most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. However, the majority of those participants recognize the potential benefits of acupuncture on acute postoperative and chronic pain, and of both acupuncture and acupressure on reducing anxiety. About 75% of providers expressed interest in acupuncture/acupressure education.

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Nurses: Clinical Uses of Acupuncture

A review of an alternative medical treatment

Advance Healthcare for Nurses: Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and treatments have received much attention and acclaim in the past years. Many patients and practitioners turn to CAM as alternatives to avoid side effects of drug therapies, as well as enhance personal beliefs about Eastern medical options. Of particular interest is the use of acupuncture as an alternative to conventional medical treatment.

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Acupuncture: Ethics and the placebo effect

“In the ethical sense, medical professionals are caught between prescribing a treatment that they know is ineffective beyond a placebo effect, and helping their patients find relief from chronic pain. Although this is a contentious issue, it is clear that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain, but only if patients believe that it will work.”

It is not even remotely as simple as the article portrays, but gives insight into thinking by western medicine.

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Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions?

Researchers at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School reported that stimulating ST36 Zusanli with an electric current passed through an acupuncture needle activated two nerve tracts in mice that led to the production of a biochemical that quieted a sepsislike inflammatory reaction induced in mice.

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Acupuncture Suggested For Menopause-Related Sleep Problems

Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

New research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology suggests that for women with menopause-related sleep problems, acupuncture, particularly on Spleen 6, is associated with a significant reduction in sleep disturbances in women experiencing menopause-related sleep disturbances.

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Acupuncture for neurogenesis in experimental ischemic stroke A systematic review published in Scientific Reports found that acupuncture improved neurological deficits and reduced brain edema in experimental ischemia, and that the mechanisms mostly involved with enhancing endogenous neurogenesis including proliferation, migration and differentiation of NSCs.

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Arthritis and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective at treating all kinds of pain. Joint pain that is worse in cold, damp weather can be reduced with acupuncture. Discomfort from degenerative joints can also be treated effectively. Those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often find relief in swollen, stiff joints with Chinese medicine.

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A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain

From ABC News: A growing number of Americans would prefer to stop popping pills and avoid going under the knife to treat a bum knee, achy lower back or sore hip. Instead, they’re turning to the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture to help ease chronic joint pain.

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Why Are Holistic Veterinarians so Scarce?

The most popular type of CAVM training for veterinarians is acupuncture. Over 4,000 veterinarians have become certified in the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), Chi Institute, or the Colorado Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course. Why is acupuncture the only holistic method that is regularly used at veterinary schools? One word: research.

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Altitude Sickness and Chinese Medicine

Has altitude sickness been keeping you or your loved ones off the mountains?

If you suffer from altitude sickness you know that it can be physically debilitating. The fact of the matter is, there is less oxygen at higher elevations and for those of us living at the beach traveling to higher elevations can be a jolt to the system resulting in headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and fainting.

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New York Jets Workhorse, Chris Ivory, credits acupuncture for helping him get and stay healthy

ESPN: Chris Ivory is on pace to shatter his career high in carries, and the running back’s physical running style can take its toll.

That is one reason why the New York Jets’ workhorse has taken to acupuncture as part of his weekly rehab regimen. Twice a week, the bruising 6-foot 222-pound back has needles stuck into him in an effort to help him feel fresh, pain free and recover.

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Acupuncture Needles May Help Reveal Origin of Life

A grant was recently given to researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study how a robot armed with an Acupuncture needle might probe particles on foreign objects. Identifying these particles could help scientist find details to the primordial soup that first generated life.

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6 Things to Look for in a Fertility Acupuncturist

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10.9% of all women in their reproductive age and 6.0% of married women the same age are unable to get pregnant within a year of trying. Fertility acupuncture is a low-risk option that, when used in conjunction with IVF (in vitro fertilization) can dramatically improve your chances for success. However, not all acupuncturists are the same.

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Estrogen and Hormonal Imbalances – The Quest for Balance

Today we’re seeing a tremendous amount of women and men who are struggling with hormonal imbalances. Breast cancer to prostate enlargement, PCOS, and menopause symptoms are easily recognizable hormonal symptoms but what about symptoms such as cold hands, irritability, mood swings, fibroids, irregular menstrual cycles, insomnia to name just a few?

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost Fertility

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that 10.9% of women of reproductive age have trouble conceiving and carrying a baby to term. Modern medicine, most notably in vitro fertilization (IVF) can dramatically boost your chances for conception, but it is expensive and complicated, and not always a success.

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