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Top Integrative Treatments For Acupuncture

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Acupuncture Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine where fine, sterile needles are applied to specific areas of the body or acupoints. After acupuncture needles are inserted, they are usually left in place for a couple of minutes. Neuroscience research suggests that acupuncture works by altering the nervous system through stimulation of specific points across the body. The use of very thin needles to those things, or needling, releases neurotransmitters, like endorphins and dopamine, which relieve pain and stimulate feelings of wellbeing.

    The most common kind of acupuncture involves the placement of strong, sterile, thin, stainless steel needles into various points on the body. Different techniques may be used to stimulate the needles. Rece...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Constipation

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  • Constipation is defined when less than three bowel movements are occurring each week, and when stools are hard, dry, and hard to pass. It can take food wastes 40 to 45 hours to go through your digestive system and exit your body. Can Acupuncture help?

    A new study from China suggests that electroacupuncture can help treat acute constipation. The treatments are only effective if there is not any other medical problem and no medications responsible for constipation. This study included 1,075 people who were enrolled, and none had over two bowel movements a week.

    The participants were divided into two groups -- those in one group received electroacupuncture while the other group received sham treatments. The acupuncture session was condu...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Depression

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  • Acupuncture is a traditional form of the Chinese Medicine system (TCM). For centuries, professionals have used needles to stimulate specific areas as a means to deal with an assortment of conditions. The ancient practice is becoming more widely recognized as a remedy for aches and pains. Under this umbrella, everything from menstrual cramps into osteoarthritis is a fair game. As acupuncture has worked its way to western medicine, the clinic has become a staple in complementary care. Researchers also have started to research the benefits it may provide different ailments, such as depression and stress. Several extensive research studies have found promising results for the use of acupuncture. Even though the general research is slim, there might ...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Diabetes: Type II

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  • The Chinese language contains two terms for diabetes. The standard name, Xiao-ke, correlates closely with diabetes in most cases. Xiao-ke syndrome means "wasting and thirsting." The other more modern term, Tang-niao-bing, means"sugar urine disease."

    Diabetes is divided into three types: upper, middle, and lower Xiao-ke. Each has characteristic symptoms. The top type is characterized by excessive thirst, the center by excessive desire, and the reduced by excessive urination. These kinds are closely connected to the lungs, stomach, and kidneys, respectively, and all three are associated with Yin deficiency. At some stage during the illness, most people with diabetes manifest all three types of indicators. Xiao-ke is attributed to three m...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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  • GERD and acid reflux can affect anyone, including babies. It happens when the muscle at the end of the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), does not close firmly enough. This loose closure permits digestive juices and stomach content to "back up" to the esophagus. Modern medicine treats acid reflux with medications like Omeprazole. However, long term use of medications may result in kidney failure.

    Acupuncture has been proven in scientific studies to help symptoms of GERD and acid reflux and any accompanying pain or distress. Trained acupuncturists specialize in digestive issues like GERD to help cure this matter and to minimize symptoms.  The option to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects is Traditional Chinese Med...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Migraine

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  • When conventional medicine has not helped alleviate your migraine pain, many migraine patients are happy to explore other methods of therapy. Acupuncture was developed in early China and involved piercing particular regions of the body using a needle to alleviate pain. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are fourteen meridians across the body, and when there's a disturbance of energy along these meridians, illness or pain can ensue. While there's loads of research, acupuncture has ...more

Acupuncture Treatments For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS

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  • PCOS occurs where women have multiple cysts or fluid-filled sacs on their ovaries and are characterized by the signs of infrequent or very light menstrual cycles, failure to conceive, and excessive hair growth. Women may or may exhibit any symptoms. Current western treatments for women with PCOS are prescription drugs, surgery, and lifestyle modifications. There has been evidence suggesting acupuncture may benefit ovulation by affecting various hormones. Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy where fine needles are inserted into the skin in specific places. The specific mechanisms that transpire of how acupuncture works for PCOS are not yet known.

    PCOS is the number one reproductive disease in women. Hormonal changes in PCOS...more