Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms?

March 14, 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47279032?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c340r94dll5t/acupuncture&link_location=live-reporting-story
 

Acupuncture for Diarrhoea

January 14, 2019
Jacob, a 25-year-old sports therapist had suffered from diarrhoea for 10  
months. He woke up in the morning with a abdominal ache and had to go to  
the toilet 6-7 times then go again 1-2 times in the evening. He  
also got diarrhoea after doing exercise or drinking water. His tummy  
ache seemed to start from the right lower part of his abdomen and travel  
to the left side, where the urgency of going to toilet was triggered.  He suffered from chronic lower back pain in the past and it was aggra...

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Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost- Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management- White Paper 2017.

November 8, 2018

Abstract
The United States (U.S.) is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public's opioid dependence. Acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and available treatment modality suitable to meeting this need. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the management of numerous types of pain conditions, and mechanis...

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Acupuncture for Cough

August 17, 2018
34-year-old Sharon had a bad cough for over 2 months. She'd actually had a similar sinario 2 years ago, which lasted 4 months. This time, after a cold, it kept on and on again, bothering her day and night. It was a dry cough, which could be triggered by change of temperature, speaking or unknown reason. Sometimes it could be a paroxysmal spasmodic fit. It was her physiotherapist who noticed her stubborn problem then recommended she come to see me. At the time, I wasn't feeling too confident a...
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Effect of Acupuncture on Postoperative Ileus after Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

July 11, 2018
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5362830/ J Gastric Cancer. 2017 Mar;17(1):11-20. doi: 10.5230/jgc.2017.17.e2. 
By Jung SY, Chae HD, Kang UR, Kwak MA, Kim IH. 

Abstract 

PURPOSE: Acupuncture has recently been accepted as a treatment option for managing postoperative ileus (POI) and various functional gastrointestinal disorders. Therefore, we conducted a prospective randomized study to evaluate the effect of acupuncture on POI and other surgical outcomes in patients who underwent gast...

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Acupuncture for Trigger Finger

May 25, 2018
71-year-old musician Christine had developed a trigger finger from enthusiastic violin practising. The ring finger on her left hand was hurting and got stuck in a very bent position. She couldn't straighten it even with the help from the other hand. Her elbow and shoulder hurt as well. On physical exam I found tension in her neck and shoulder. So I did acupuncture and moxabustion in her neck, shoulder and forearm. When came back a week later, she was so amazed that her finger was already stra...

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