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Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer
The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to consider alternative pain management such as physical therapy, massage and acupuncture, the researchers say. (2019-08-26)
Lower back pain? Self-administered acupressure could help
A recent study found that people with chronic lower back pain who performed self-administered acupressure experienced improvement in pain and fatigue symptoms. (2019-08-21)
Clinical trial in China on acupuncture as added treatment for chronic stable angina
This randomized clinical trial with about 400 adults conducted in China investigated acupuncture as an added treatment to antianginal therapies in reducing the frequency of angina attacks in patients with chronic stable angina. (2019-07-29)
Group medical visit innovations improve access & advance integrative heath equity
Group medical visits are exceptional methods delivering critical components of integrative health care for treating and reducing the risk of a wide variety of chronic diseases, particularly in underserved populations. (2019-07-25)
Acupuncture equals disease prevention say new studies
Well-recognized for its therapeutic effects, acupuncture is increasingly being appreciated for its ability to promote wellness and contribute to the prevention of a broad range of conditions. (2019-04-23)
Lots of patients with cancer, cancer survivors use but don't report complementary/alternative medicine therapies
This study used data from a nationwide survey to estimate how many patients with cancer and cancer survivors use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS) in addition to or instead of conventional therapies, and how many don't disclose that to their physicians. (2019-04-11)
One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. (2019-04-11)
Peer support, healing hands may curb prescription opioid misuse
A program offering group support, acupuncture, mindfulness, massage and gentle exercise may help prevent patients on prescription opioids from spiraling down to drug misuse, overdose and death, according to a study led by researchers at UCSF. (2019-02-20)
Acupuncture may ease troublesome menopausal symptoms
A brief course of acupuncture may help to ease troublesome menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-02-19)
Patients with facial pain report most benefit from self-care techniques
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments, such as jaw exercises or warm compresses, finds a new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2019-02-04)
More adults using complementary and alternative medicine in England but access is unequal
Use of practitioner-led complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathy and chiropractic treatment, rose from 12 per cent of the population in 2005 to 16 per cent of the population in 2015, according to a survey led by researchers at the University of Bristol. (2018-11-13)
Number of veterans affairs facilities offering acupuncture growing rapidly
Acupuncture is an increasingly important and effective component of chronic pain management and other areas of care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). (2018-10-16)
Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain
Public and private health insurance policies in the US are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. (2018-10-05)
Exploring the effects of integrative health in cancer
A Special Focus Issue on Integrative Oncology takes a wide-ranging view of the possible approaches and potential therapeutic benefits of complementary and integrative medicine in multiple age groups, nations, and special populations. (2018-09-24)
More women than men veterans with chronic pain use therapies like yoga and acupuncture
A major shift in practice by the VA means that therapies such as meditation and yoga are being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management, says Elizabeth Evans of UMass Amherst, who studied their use by gender among veterans with chronic musculoskeletal pain. (2018-09-17)
Poorest Americans most likely to have used prescription opioids
Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. (2018-09-12)
Intractable hiccups may be more common than we think
Everyone gets hiccups, but some people suffer intractable hiccups that last longer than a month. (2018-07-24)
Can acupuncture reduce treatment-related pain for women with early-stage breast cancer?
Treatment for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors often results in joint pain, which can contribute to treatment nonadherence. (2018-07-10)
Cultural practices may cause dermatologic side effects and complications
Population diversity and widespread immigration predispose physicians to encounter patients with a variety of backgrounds and cultural practices. (2018-07-05)
Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. (2018-06-11)
Traditional Chinese medicine is widely used for cardiovascular disease
In this Letter to the Editor, the authors comment on a review article which assesses the efficacy and safety of TCM for cardiovascular disease, as well as the pharmacological effects of active TCM ingredients on the cardiovascular system and potential mechanisms. (2018-05-16)
More choices for treating insomnia in cancer survivors: Acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)-supported randomized clinical trial of cancer survivors showed that eight weeks of either acupuncture or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) decreased the severity of insomnia among cancer survivors, though improvements were greatest among patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. (2018-05-16)
Does acupuncture increase the likelihood of a birth in women undergoing in vitro fertilization?
Acupuncture among women undergoing in vitro fertilization didn't affect live birth rates. (2018-05-15)
Fertility study finds acupuncture ineffective for IVF birth rates
A study of over 800 Australian and New Zealand women undergoing acupuncture treatment during their IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle has confirmed no significant difference in live birth rates. (2018-05-15)
Acupuncture possible treatment for dental anxiety
Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. (2018-05-01)
Harvard scientists ask 'what is the point?' in challenge to acupuncture researchers
The effectiveness of acupuncture compared to standard treatments has led to its growing inclusion in pain guidelines and in delivery organizations like the US military and Veterans Administration, yet many continue to believe acupuncture lacks scientific credibility. (2018-03-22)
Can acupuncture help alleviate menopausal symptoms?
An umbrella review from Duke Clinical Research Institute that was a comprehensive assessment of previous systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials has found that women who received acupuncture had less frequent and less severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause than women who did not have acupuncture. (2018-03-20)
Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?
Some see acupuncture as a safe alternative to drugs, while others argue there's no convincing evidence of clinical benefit and potential for harm. (2018-03-07)
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. (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? (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. (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. (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. (2017-07-03)
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