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JAMA: Acupuncture may reduce joint pain for some cancer patient

Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the clinical findings of the acupuncture against cancer pain, which was derived from the researchers of the Irving Medical Center of Columbia University. Acupuncture can be safe and effective non-pharmacological methods to treat chronic pain. Especially for breast cancer survivors, it may be possible to …

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Who should avoid Goji berry

Who should avoid Goji berry Popular among celebrities from Madonna to Miranda Kerr, goji berries have been used in Chinese medicine for more than 6,000 years. The earliest record of goji berry in Chinese medical books was in the Shennongbong Classics (200 and 250 CE) for its anti-ageing purpose. 2000 years later, this amazing food …

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Impact of acupuncture treatment on the lumbar surgery rate for low back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a globally prevalent disorder with high social significance. Invasive surgical procedures are increasingly being used to treat LBP despite a lack of solid evidence supporting their long-term benefits. This nationwide retrospective cohort study investigated the association between acupuncture treatment and lumbar surgery rate in patients with LBP. After matching, 130,089 …

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Electroacupuncture enhances rehabilitation

Electroacupunture(EA) relieves stroke symptoms as concluded by a new study,  Zhao H conducted a randomized controlled trial on rats and concluded that electroacupuncture improvements neurological deficit. The neurological deficit and histopathological improvements and activation of astrocytes were observed after EA at acupoints PC6(Neiguan). Another study also has shown EA enhanced recovery of neurological function, decreased cerebral IV and increased …

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Acupuncture benefits the immune system

Researchers conclude that acupuncture may benefit the immune system.  Zusanli (Chinese: 足三里, ST36) is an acupoint most frequently used of all acupuncture points.   Researchers from the Hubei University of Chinese Medicine used electroacupuncture(2–15 Hz) at the ST36 to investigate the effect of electroacupuncture on the immune function of Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. The rats were randomly …

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Acupuncture may be an effective means for Cancer-Related Fatigue

A new a meta-analysis was published in Supportive Care in Cancer on November 11, 2017. Acupuncture may help the patients with cancer-related fatigue (CRF). More than 50% of patients reporting CRF as they progress through the disease process. For this retrospective study, researchers evaluated the results of 10 clinical studies that enrolled a total of 1327 patients with …

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Acupuncture side effects

ACUPUNCTURE SIDE EFFECTS Acupuncture side effects are very rare if you are in good hands. Qualified acupuncturists must have enough anatomy and bio-medicine knowledge before they start to treat patients.  You don’t need to worry about the safety if the practitioner is registered with a professional body. On the contrary, there may be some beneficial side …

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