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Acupuncture ‘could treat inflammation and save lives

    In Western medicine, the jury is still out on whether acupuncture delivers health benefits. But now, a new study adds further evidence of its worthiness, as scientists have shown a direct connection between acupuncture and physical mechanisms thatRead more ›

Acupuncture Fights Depression

New lab experiments reveal acupuncture has antidepressant effects. An examination of brain cells following acupuncture treatments uncovered important mechanisms by which acupuncture exerts its antidepressant effects. Acupuncture caused the regulation of brain cell activity associated with therapeutic results. The researchers discoveredRead more ›

Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy

Study in the journal – Fertility and Sterility- shows the benefits of acupuncture with Assisted Reproduction Therapy   Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group ofRead more ›

The Ancient Art of Infertility

If headlines are any indication of what’s hot and what’s not, it’s easy to believe that infertility treatment is strictly a modern day science, made possible solely through the courtesy of high-tech medicine.But as good as modern science is, many couples tryingRead more ›

Acupuncture reduces symptoms of dry eye syndrome: a preliminary observational study

SUFFERING FROM DRY EYES? Acupuncture can help with Dry Eye Syndrome Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acupuncture treatment on dry eye syndrome. DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study. SETTING: The studyRead more ›

Acupuncture for ovulation induction in polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve menstrual frequency and to decrease circulating testosterone in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Our aim was to investigate whether acupuncture affects ovulation frequency and to understand the underlying mechanisms of any such effectRead more ›

Group acupuncture for knee pain: evaluation of a cost-saving initiative in the health service

Main Findings: This is the first evaluation of nurse-led group (multibed) acupuncture clinics for patients with knee osteoarthritis to include a 2 year follow-up. It shows the practicability of offering a low-cost acupuncture service as an alternative to knee surgery andRead more ›


Main Findings: Acupuncture appears to be an effective modality for relieving pain associated with shin splints and for reducing reliance on anti-inflammatory medication. Athletes in the Acupuncture and Combined Groups received the most pain relief, were least hindered by pain during sporting and non-sporting activities,Read more ›

Acupuncture Relieves Hay Fever Symptoms

Hay fever sufferers who underwent 12 acupuncture sessions experienced fewer symptoms and required less antihistamine medication compared to a control group, researchers from Charite-University Medical Center, Berlin, Germany, reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. Hay fever, medically known as seasonal allergic rhinitis,Read more ›

What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat (According to the World Health Organization)?

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture: low back painRead more ›