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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 ›

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 ›

Randomised Clinical Trial of Acupuncture for Myofascial Pain of the Jaw Muscles

Main Findings: A single acupuncture session using one acupoint at Hegu large intestine 4 significantly reduced most myofascial pain endpoints when compared to sham acupuncture. Aims To evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating symptoms associated with myofascial pain ofRead more ›

Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis

Main Findings : Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option. Significant differences between true and sham acupuncture indicate that acupuncture is more than a placebo   Background  Although acupuncture is widelyRead more ›

Treating Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Main findings: Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center say that acupuncture triggers the release of adenosine, a natural pain killer in the body, as well as metabolites of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the major source of cellularRead more ›

Acupuncture and The Treatment of Insomnia

  Main Findings: Acupuncture appears to be a useful treatment approach for a common clinical problem. In China, acupuncture is used most commonly in the treatment of pain disorders, similar to the use of acupuncture in North America. Acupuncture is alsoRead more ›

Acupuncture effective for Depression

Many people looking to treat depression turn to acupuncture, an ancient Chinese therapy that involves using needles to stimulate specific points on the body. Although scientists are still unclear on how acupuncture might help alleviate depression, it’s been shown thatRead more ›

Acupuncture can reduce stress levels

  Acupuncture ‘reduces’ levels of protein linked to stress Scientists believe this explains the sense of well-being patients receive from the ancient Chinese therapy   A new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving abilities, something science hasRead more ›