Acupuncture News and Research

Curious to know the latest oriental medicine trends and findings? Keep up to date with my blog postings focused on relevant acupuncture news and research.

Mental Wellness

The benefit of combined acupuncture & antidepressants for depression.

Abstract Acupuncture, one of the most popular complementary therapies, is best known for its ability to provide pain relief. Accumulating...
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Pain Management

Acupuncture for Migraine Prevention

According to the American Headache Society, acupuncture for migraine prevention seems to be at least as effective as conventional drug...
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Women's Health

Women’s Health: What Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture?

It looks like voodoo, but it's bona fide science. Learn how being needled can help keep your mind and body...
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PTSD

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for PTSD

Broadly conceptualized, the term “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) refers to treatments not considered to be standard to the current...
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PTSD

Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations: Initial assessment

While concerns about the psychological effects of war are not new, only recently has systematic attention been paid to such...
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PTSD

Group auricular acupuncture for PTSD-related insomnia in veterans: a randomized trial

Objectives: This study examined how group auricular acupuncture may influence sleep quality, sleep patterns, and hypnotic medication use associated with...
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PTSD

Clinical study on treatment of the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder by cognitive-behavior therapy and acupoint stimulation

Objective To study the curative effect of acupoint stimulation on the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods The 91 PTSD...
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Emergency Medicine

Acupuncture in emergency medicine: results of a case series

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture (AP) might be indicated in emergency medicine. This case series was performed to demonstrate the practicability and possible...
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PTSD

The integrative management of PTSD: A review of conventional and CAM approaches used to prevent and treat PTSD with emphasis on military personnel

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be the most urgent problem the U.S. military is facing today. Pharmacological and psychological interventions...
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PTSD

Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and acceptability of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....
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PTSD

Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials

To evaluate the current evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the form of a systematic...
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