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Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture
Fibromyalgia affects an estimated 5 million Americans, 80-90 of whom are women. The disorder is characterized by widespread pain and diffuse tenderness. Although there is no cure, tailored acupuncture might provide some welcome respite, according to a new study.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 29
New study highlights potential US public health impact of fish oil derived fro...
A new study published in Lipid Technology highlights the potential positive impact of consumption of oil derived from menhaden, a U.S.-caught fish high in the omega-3s EPA and DHA, on public health across the country. Medical expenditures in the U.S. are the highest in the world, and cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality, costing more than 444 billion each year in direct and indirect costs 1 . The consumption of 1000 mg per day of EPA and ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 24
New study finds Transcendental Meditation reduces stress in family caregivers
It has been estimated that over 20 of the U.S. population has served as an unpaid non-professional family caregiver for an elderly or disabled person -- and the resulting stress can be devastating. Caring for chronically ill relatives and friends often leads to stressful psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects that can contribute to impaired immune function, coronary heart disease , and a higher mortality rate. Transcendental Meditation reliev ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Feb 19
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 - Tue. Feb 16
Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Meditation is a practice of the mind and body that has long been used to generate calmness and physical relaxation. Now, a new study suggests that women who are having breast cancer biopsies should use meditation, as it reduces anxiety, fatigue and pain.
Medical News Today - Tue. Feb 16
Acupuncture Relieves Stress: New Understanding Of Why The Ancient Practice Eas...
Good news, acupuncture fans It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why .
Huffington Post - Tue. Feb 9
Meditation eases pain, anxiety and fatigue during breast cancer biopsy
DURHAM, N.C. -- Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser extent. The researchers note that adopting these simple, inexpensive interventions could be especially helpful in light of recent reports citing anxiety and pain as potential harms from breast cancer screenings and testing. Image-guided needle ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Pilot study shows meditation can help US veterans manage chronic pain
WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 5, 2016 --They return to the United States with multiple types of trauma, and suffer from one of the highest rates of chronic pain of any population in the United States. They are U.S. veterans. A major challenge for health care providers is how to help them alleviate pain that will last a lifetime. Now, a new study suggests veterans may be empowered to help themselves with the practice of meditation. A small pilot study conducted at ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
ACP: CBT and antidepressants are similarly effective treatments for adults wit...
Philadelphia, February 9, 2016 -- Doctors should select cognitive behavioral therapy CBT or second generation antidepressants SGAs to treat adults with major depressive disorder MDD , the American College of Physicians ACP recommends in a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine . Patients are frequently treated for depression by primary care physicians, who often initially prescribe SGAs, said ACP Presi ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Feb 9
Meditation: how could it benefit your health?
For many people, the word meditation is likely to evoke images of a cross-legged individual, eyes closed, humming to themselves, but there is so much more to the practice than meets the eye.
Medical News Today - Mon. Feb 1
Updated clinical practice guideline issued on chiropractic care for low back p...
Arlington, Va. - The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics JMPT , the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association ACA , published an update to a previously issued evidence-based clinical practice guideline on chiropractic management of low-back pain LBP . The update, which revised and combined three previous guidelines, supports that doctors of chiropractic DCs are well-suited to diagnose, treat, co-manage and mana ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 26
Sham Acupuncture Equals Real Acupuncture for Hot Flashes: Study
Sham acupuncture is as effective as real acupuncture in treating hot flashes in women, and the placebo effect likely plays a role in both, according to a new Australian study. In real acupuncture, thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific points. Sham acupuncture uses blunt-tipped needles that don t penetrate the skin. The study included 327 Australian women older than 40 who had at least seven moderate hot flashes a day. Half received 10 session ...
Healthday - Wed. Jan 20