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Making Acupuncture Even Safer
Uniformly improving the quality of acupuncture needles would help prevent potential problems such as skin reactions and pain, according to a new study. Acupuncture needle manufacturers, including the well-established ones, should review and improve their quality-control procedures for fabrication of needles, said researcher Yi Min Xie, of the Center for Innovative Structures and Materials at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Acupuncture, a centuries ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent, compared with an average drop of 27 percent for those given a simulated acupuncture treatment. The benefits were still seen after a year. Individualized acupuncture is a safe and good therapeutic option for the treatment of patients with fibr ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
Acupuncture May Slow Pre-Dementia Memory Loss: Study
Acupuncture may benefit people who have memory loss, but don t yet have dementia, suggests a review by Chinese researchers of five earlier studies. Nothing has yet been proven to halt the progression to dementia in those who are destined to progress. But, acupuncture used alone or along with another treatment, such as the medication nimodipine, might help retain some memory function, the researchers said. But several doctors not involved with the review sa ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
Sham Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis as Effective as the Real Therapy
Sham acupuncture is as effective as traditional Chinese acupuncture in the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis, a new study states. It also found that the communication style of the acupuncturist could have a significant impact on pain reduction and patient satisfaction, said the researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The study included 455 patients with knee osteoarthritis who received either traditional Chinese acupuncture ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Women who experience depression during pregnancy may have another treatment option, new research suggests. The study found that women treated with depression-specific acupuncture had a 63 percent response rate compared to a 44 percent response rate in women treated with control acupuncture or massage. We tested acupuncture as a standalone treatment, and the results are very positive, said study author Rachel Manber, a professor at the Stanford University S ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 3
How to stop bleeding gums at home: 12 ways
In most cases, people can treat minor gum bleeding at home. Good oral hygiene and natural remedies can treat and prevent gum bleeding.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Black walnut benefits and side effects
People use black walnuts in cooking because they have great flavor and crunch. Black walnuts are also high in anti-inflammatory compounds, so supplement manufacturers sell the extract as a pill.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Can supplements help keep depression at bay?
New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Baking soda and lemon: What are the health benefits?
Baking soda and lemon juice combinations have become a popular home remedy. Some people claim that baking soda and lemon juice can improve the skin, treat heartburn, and whiten teeth.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
10 tips for managing psoriatic arthritis in cold weather
Psoriatic arthritis can flare up during the cold winter months. People can often relieve their symptoms with various remedies and lifestyle changes.
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
Can CBD oil get rid of acne?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound present in the Cannabis sativa plant. It is only one of over 100 compounds in cannabis, but it has many potential health benefits. Can CBD oil also treat acne
Medical News Today - Mon. Mar 18
FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Drug for Severe Depression
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the nasal spray medication esketamine -- a relative of the club drug and anesthetic ketamine -- for use against severe depression. Sold as Spravato, the fast-acting drug becomes the first new type of medicine approved in years against an illness that plagues millions of Americans. In a statement, the FDA said Spravato should be used in conjunction with an antidepressant pill and is meant only for pe ...
Healthday - Mon. Mar 18