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Electroacupuncture trial is NCCAM's first intramural study
...ation of traditional acupuncture. In this process, acupuncture
needles are placed at selected points and then pulsed with an electric current to stimulate the acupuncture
points. Electroacupuncture has been studied for a variety of health conditions including treatment o...
As heart patients flock to alternative medicine, hazards may lurk
...om prayer, meditation and yoga to chiropractic and acupuncture
sessions, do not pose a specific hazard when combined with conventional heart treatments. Many patients find them to be beneficial at reducing stress or increasing body function. They were also included in the U-M study. The survey gave some surprisi...
Reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting
...Another complimentary approach includes the use of acupuncture
before and during surgery. Arecent study conducted by Gan demonstrated that this ancient Chinese practice was just as effective incontrolling PONV for women undergoing major breast surgery as anti-emetics. These procedures causePONV in about 70 perce...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 5, 2002
... United States. Randomized trials have found that acupuncture
is effective for treating vomiting after chemotherapy or surgery, and nausea associated with pregnancy. It may be effective for relieving dental pain. It is not effective in treating ringing in the ears or addiction to alcohol, tobacco or chemicals. ...
UT Southwestern researchers identify mechanisms by which cocaine elevates blood pressure
...ferent days. Microelectrodes, which are similar to acupuncture
needles, were used to record sympathetic nerve activity during administration of the cocaine nose drops. The researchers found that when cocaine is given directly into the artery in the upper arm, it causes blood vessels to constrict as shown in prev...
New relief for morning sickness
...t of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has now shown that acupuncture
is an extremely effective treatment for morning si...s of nausea or vomiting. Twenty-minute sessions of acupuncture
were given weekly for four weeks. Study Coordinator Dr Caroline Smith says, Around 50 to 80% of all ...
Acupuncture calms nerves, improves heart function
... evaluation into three groups. One group received acupuncture
at traditional acupuncture
sites. The second received non-acupoint acupuncture
in which needles were placed at sites not tradi...
Ultrasonic microprobe may rapidly detect, identify cancer
..., we want to mount the transducer on the end of an acupuncture
needle. That way, when the probe is inserted, the patient will feel no pain. In addition to OBrien and Zachary, collaborators on the project include materials science and engineering professor David Payne, electrical and computer engineering profess...
Acupuncture is promising treatment for cocaine addiction, Yale researchers find
...led study, Yale researchers have successfully used acupuncture
to treat cocaine addiction, a disorder for which t...ts showed that participants who received auricular acupuncture
-- needles inserted into specific parts of the outer ear -- were more likely to have cocaine-negativ...
Alternative therapy at state expense: Study looks at Medicaid coverage of nonconventional care for children
...e spectrum from vitamins and herbal supplements to acupuncture
and hypnosis. State and federal agencies have regulated some alternative treatments, such as chiropractic, for many years, though licensing and other government oversight does not examine the effectiveness of the therapy. As more states begin to...
NIH grant keeps University of Maryland on the cutting edge of complementary and alternative medicine
...lementary Medicine Program will begin to study how acupuncture
works to reduce inflammation and pain. University of Maryland researchers will also evaluate the effectiveness of traditional Chinese herbal preparations. "This research is important because is could lead to therapies that are less invasive and l...
Cocaine acts on central nervous system, causing vessel constriction, rapid
...ons. Microelectrodes, which are similar to acupuncture
needles, recordedsympathetic nerve activity of the patients before, during and after theyreceived nose drops of cocaine. The readings showed a two- to threefold increasein sympathetic nerve firing, demonstrating that cocaine acts in the centralnervou...
Mayo Clinic Cardiologist Available To Discuss New Guidelines On Treatment Of Stable Angina
...ot yet been proven. Chelation therapy, garlic and acupuncture
are not effective and in some casesmay be potentially harmful. Use of electron beam computed tomography has not been clearly demonstrated tobe a beneficial diagnostic technique....
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...ing powdered herbs onthe skin to produce heat) and acupuncture
in particular. It was in the Songdynasty, however, that they turned their attention to specifically femalecomplaints, and gynecology -- under the name of fuke, from fu for married woman-- emerged as a separate medical discipline. This emergence was s...
Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Help Reduce Chronic Pain In Cancer Patients, Say UT Southwestern Researchers
...(PENS), a technique that involves the insertion of acupuncture
-- like needles intothe soft tissue surrounding bones, produced significant acute pain relief inpatients. During the procedure, a small electrical current is passed through theneedles, apparently disrupting normal pain signals by stimulating local ne...
'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds
... "In traditional Chinese medicine, which includes acupuncture
and herbaltherapy, they think in terms of 'chi,' which is a kind of life force, abody energy," Burg said. "There is some research showing that acupuncturedoes a good job relieving pain and other problems, but there is no logical explanation within We...