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Is Chinese massage an effective and cost-effective treatment for chronic neck pain?
A new study evaluating a form of Chinese massage, tuina, in patients with chronic neck pain found it to be effective, safe, and cost-effective compared to no treatment. (2017-12-18)

Acupuncture significantly reduces joint pain for breast cancer patients
In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to SWOG research results to be announced at a Dec. 7 press conference at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (2017-12-07)

Integrative medicine approaches for pain treatment -- can they be an alternative to Opioids?
Can acupuncture and yoga help to fight the opioid epidemic? These and other integrative medicine approaches have shown at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in pain management, according to an article in the December issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia -- a special thematic issue addressing the opioid crisis. (2017-11-21)

Controlling diabetes with your phone might be possible someday
Nerve-stimulating procedures from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture and neuromodulation relieves chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, and can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis. (2017-11-21)

Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now...
If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches including yoga, mindfulness and various types of physiotherapy and psychological therapies. (2017-11-15)

Study on integrative medicine in military health finds extensive offerings, widespread use
A new study evaluating the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) across the military health system shows that the large majority of military treatment facilities offer at least one type of CAM, and an estimated 76,000 military patients receive integrative health services each month. (2017-11-13)

Younger women with advanced breast cancer needlessly excluded from treatment trials
Pre-menopausal women with the most common type of advanced breast cancer are usually excluded from medical research unnecessarily, according to an expert panel at the Advanced Breast Cancer Fourth International Consensus Conference. (2017-11-04)

Potential cancer treatment breakthrough with nanoporous acupuncture needles
Korean researchers newly identified the possibility of cancer treatment, including colorectal cancer, using acupuncture needles that employ nanotechnology for the first time in the world. (2017-10-29)

Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problems
It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate. (2017-10-19)

Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?
Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes. A new study demonstrates, however, that women remain skeptical regarding the safety of hormone therapy and prefer less proven options. The study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Oct. 11-14. (2017-10-11)

Acupuncture, electrotherapy after knee replacement associated with reduced and delayed opioid use
An analysis of drug-free interventions to reduce pain or opioid use after total knee replacement found modest but clinically significant evidence that acupuncture and electrotherapy can potentially reduce and delay opioid use; evidence for other interventions, such as cryotherapy and preoperative exercise, had less support, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. (2017-08-16)

HKBU's clinical trial acupuncture proves effectiveness for weight control
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University recently completed a clinical trial on the use of acupuncture for weight control. After an eight-week treatment, the participants' average body weight decreased by 2.47 kg, with a weight loss of 7.2 kg for the most successful participant, whose body mass index dropped by 3.2 kg/m2. The trial was initial testimony to the effectiveness of acupuncture for controlling the weight of adults. (2017-07-03)

Why does acupuncture work?
New study offers answers for why acupuncture works and why other studies found conflicting results on its effectiveness. (2017-06-29)

Mixed results on effectiveness of acupuncture to treat stress urinary incontinence, infertility
Electroacupuncture improved stress urinary incontinence -- that's when a woman can experience an involuntary loss of urine such as when sneezing or coughing -- but acupuncture did not increase the likelihood of childbirth among women with infertility, according to two studies published by JAMA. (2017-06-27)

Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an international team of researchers. The finding casts doubts on previous smaller trials that have suggested that acupuncture may improve reproductive function in women affected by infertility. (2017-06-27)

New study from KKI shows feasibility of acupuncture in young children with ASD
A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects before, during, and after the protocol. (2017-06-19)

Acupuncture relieves pain in emergency patients: Study
The world's largest randomized controlled trial of acupuncture in emergency departments has found the treatment is a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for some patients. Led by RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the study found acupuncture was as effective as pain medicine in providing long-term relief for patients who came to emergency in considerable pain. But the trial, conducted in the emergency departments of four hospitals, showed pain management remains a critical issue. (2017-06-18)

Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionize the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology. (2017-06-14)

Reimbursement for integrative health care suggests violation of non-discrimination law
A new study shows that the likelihood of health insurance reimbursement for some common clinical services differs significantly depending on whether they are provided by a complementary healthcare service provider or a primary care physician. (2017-05-22)

Large trial of acupuncture for allergic asthma finds benefits in quality of life
A large randomized controlled, pragmatic trial involving 1445 patients with allergic asthma found that an integrative medicine approach in which acupuncture is added to routine care demonstrated improvements in both quality of life and physical and mental health for those receiving acupuncture. (2017-05-03)

Two papers challenge exclusion of acupuncture in government guidelines
Even as news in the United States recently highlighted the growing inclusion of acupuncture and other complementary and integrative medicine therapies in guidelines for multiple pain conditions, the exclusion of acupuncture in two British governmental guidelines is challenged in a paper and a commentary. (2017-04-28)

Harvard & UT researchers propose systems connection in acupuncture & 21st century medicine
Harvard University's renown fascia researcher Helene Langevin, MD, and co-author Rosa Schnyer, PhD, LAc propose that elements of classical acupuncture 'are related to important 21st century advances in physiology and medicine, including systems biology, cross-system integration, matrix biology and mechanotherapeutics.' (2017-04-28)

Can yoga reduce symptoms of menstrual disorders?
A systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders found that all of the studies evaluated reported a beneficial effect and reduced symptoms. (2017-04-27)

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations. (2017-04-24)

Electroacupuncture may improve regulation of blood sugar in overweight and obese women
For women who are overweight or obese and are unable to exercise, new research appearing online in The FASEB Journal suggests combining acupuncture with an electrical current may help. (2017-04-17)

Do patients want complementary and alternative treatments and will they pay cash for them?
While complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and massage therapy are usually offered in outpatient settings, a new study has shown that the majority of hospitalized patients perceived such integrative services to be helpful. (2017-03-27)

Surgery may not offer additional benefit to patients with tennis elbow, study shows
Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, as discussed in research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Diego. The study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure. (2017-03-18)

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds
A new study published in the journal Stem Cells demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and adds new insight relating to the cells' healing properties. (2017-03-16)

Columbia and Harvard researchers find yoga and controlled breathing reduce depressive symptoms
A new study demonstrated that individuals with major depressive disorder had a significant reduction in depressive symptoms during a 12-week integrative health intervention that included Iyengar yoga classes and coherent breathing. (2017-03-15)

Are mind-body therapies effective in autism?
Researchers have shown that mindfulness therapy had significant positive effects on depression, anxiety, and rumination in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Nei Yang Gong therapy had a significant positive effect on self-control in children with ASD. (2017-03-07)

Acupuncture improves outcomes in carpal tunnel syndrome in part by remapping the brain
A team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital sheds new light on the question of how acupuncture relieves symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. (2017-03-02)

ACP issues new guidelines for treating low back pain; video available
The American College of Physicians recommends that physicians avoid prescribing drugs, especially narcotics, for patients with acute or subacute low back pain. (2017-02-13)

American College of Physicians issues guideline for treating nonradicular low back pain
The American College of Physicians recommends in an evidence-based clinical practice guideline published today in Annals of Internal Medicine that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. If drug therapy is desired, physicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or skeletal muscle relaxants. (2017-02-13)

Acupuncture boosts effectiveness of standard medical care for chronic pain and depression
Health specialists at the University of York have found than acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. (2017-01-30)

Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic)
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week -- reveals research published online in Acupuncture in Medicine. (2017-01-16)

Phantom movements in augmented reality helps patients with intractable phantom limb pain
Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan at Chalmers University of Technology has developed a novel method of treating phantom limb pain using machine learning and augmented reality. This approach has been tested on over a dozen of amputees with chronic phantom limb pain who found no relief by other clinically available methods before. The new treatment reduced their pain by approximately 50 percent, reports a clinical study published in The Lancet. (2016-12-01)

Acupuncture improved mastectomy recovery in Abbott Northwestern Hospital study
Study showed that inpatient acupuncture is feasible, significantly reduced patients' pain, nausea and anxiety and improved their ability to cope. (2016-11-30)

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes. Nocturnal hot flashes are among the most problematic because they can contribute to poor sleep. (2016-11-28)

New understanding of brain plasticity may lead to novel treatment approaches
A growing understanding of the highly 'plastic,' changeable nature of the brain -- from the level of DNA, proteins, neuronal connections and networks, up to communication across brain regions -- is driving the development of new therapeutic approaches to treat chronic pain, stroke, Parkinson's disease, and a variety of other disorders described in an article in Alternative and Complementary Therapies. (2016-11-16)

UCI study finds acupuncture lowers hypertension by activating natural opioids
Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electroacupunture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure. (2016-10-31)

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