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Acupuncture in cancer study reignites debate about controversial technique

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, December 15, 2017, In : News & research 
Large study suggests acupuncture could help women stick with unpleasant cancer treatments.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08309-y

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Battlefield acupuncture: Opening the door for acupuncture in Department of Defense/Veteran's Administration health care

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, January 6, 2017, In : News & research 
Nurs Outlook. 2016 Sep-Oct;64(5):491-8.
By Walker PH 

Abstract
Battlefield acupuncture is a unique auricular acupuncture procedure which is being used in a number of military medical facilities throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). It has been used with anecdotal published positive impact with warriors experiencing polytrauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury. It has also been effectively used to treat warriors with mu...

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Cupping: it's not just for Olympians

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, In : News & research 
“Athletes train extremely hard for years, so they are not going to waste time on something that doesn’t work or may harm them,” 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/cupping-its-not-just-for-olympians/

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Differential cerebral response to somatosensory stimulation of an acupuncture point vs. two non-acupuncture-points measured with EEG and fMRI

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, In : News & research 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25741269 Front Hum Neurosci 2015; 9: 74 By Till Nierhaus 

Abstract

Acupuncture can be regarded as a complex somatosensory stimulation. Here, we evaluate whether the point locations chosen for a somatosensory stimulation with acupuncture needles differently change the brain activity in healthy volunteers. We used EEG, event-related fMRI, and resting-state functional connectivity fMRI to assess neural responses to standardized needle stimulation of the acupunctu...

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York study maps the effects of acupuncture on the brain

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : News & research 
The study, by researchers at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School published in Brain Research, indicates that acupuncture has a significant effect on specific neural structures.
http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2010/research/acupuncture/

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Science Behind Medical Acupuncture

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, November 6, 2014, In : News & research 


A special issue of Medical Acupuncture presents a series of articles by authors from around the world who provide diverse and insightful perspectives on the science and physiologic responses underlying medical acupuncture.

http://www.liebertpub.com/global/pressrelease/how-does-acupuncture-work-the-science-behind-the-therapy-is-explored-in-a-special-issue-of-emmedical-acupuncture-em/1238/

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Acupuncture Helps Pediatric Patients Manage Pain and Nausea

Posted by Peng Zhang on Thursday, September 25, 2014, In : News & research 

Controlled studies of acupuncture in pediatric patients have shown its usefulness in managing nausea after surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids and following eye surgery to correct strabismus. It has also been shown to help reduce chronic headache pain in children. Just how acupuncture works is not well understood, but it may stimulate the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin or otherwise inhibit pain transmission.

http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2014/04/113966/acupunctur...
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BBC News: Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism'

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, March 11, 2013, In : News & research 

The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government's chief medical officer for England has said.


 
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News: Plymouth NHS Acupuncture Service Petition

Posted by Peng Zhang on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, In : News & research 
More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition to save an acupuncture service based at the maternity unit at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20402684


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BBC news: Painkillers 'are the cause' of millions of headaches

Posted by Peng Zhang on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : News & research 
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's (NICE) says that taking too many painkillers can make headaches worse, and acupuncture is recommended in patients susceptible to migraine and tension headaches.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19622016
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News: House Of Commons Talk Pinpoints Acupuncture As A Cost-Effective Solution For The NHS

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, May 14, 2012, In : News & research 

Please read the press release shown below for more information.
http://www.health4media.com/uk/pressrelease_listing.php?co=3743


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