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Benefits of Acupuncture

Three Health Benefits an Athlete Can Gain from Acupuncture

Acupuncture can relieve muscle or joint pain in athletes as a result of injury, and it can ease stress or anxiety. Furthermore, acupuncture can improve circulation and promote the healing process.

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-10907377

Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture helps dancers perform both mentally and physically better, claiming that it has changed their lives.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/acupuncture-group-creates-new-opportunities-for-nyc-dancers-132141148.html


Acupuncture can be used to relieve the side effects of cancer treatments that result in neuropathy and a variety of side effects.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/15696599/health-matters-using-acupuncture-for-side-effects-of-chemotherapy


New research shows that acupuncture is an effective, safe, and minimally invasive procedure in treating lung cancer symptoms such as nausea, pain, depression, and anxiety.

http://www.healthcmi.com/acupuncturist-news-online/813-lungcancerli4lv3


A research study of acupuncture as a relief of autism symptoms in children was observed, and it was concluded that scalp acupuncture has a significant positive effect on language development.

http://www.healthcmi.com/index.php/acupuncturist-news-online/455-acupuncturetreatsautismnewresearchceus


New research study demonstrates that acupuncture reduces the frequency and intensity of hot flashes while improving the overall quality of sleep of breast cancer survivors.

http://www.healthcmi.com/acupuncturist-news-online/791-flashesbaltimore  

    

New CT scans show a clear anatomical distinction between acupuncture points and non-acupuncture points.

http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1230-new-ct-scans-reveal-acupuncture-points


The Role of Acupuncture in Pain Management

The following is a Harvard research on the role of acupuncture in pain relief. The physiology of pain and how acupuncture changes the perception of pain is discussed.

http://www.med.nyu.edu/pmr/residency/resources/PMR%20clinics%20NA/PMR%20clinics%20NA_pain/pain%20acupuncture_PMR%20clinics.pdf


WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT

There is a lot of information on acupuncture as it has developed for over 2500 years. It is a form of treatment that has been used throughout the world. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted a symposium on acupuncture in June 1979. Physicians from different countries gathered to make a list of conditions that might benefit from acupuncture. 43 conditions were identified. In 1996, it was recommended that WHO revise the report by focusing on data from controlled clinical trial. The link below is the revised report.

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf





WALL STREET JOURNAL ARTICLES:

The Wall Street Journal has written numerous articles on acupuncture some of which are hyperlinked below.

DECODING AN ANCIENT THERAPY

The following article explains how scientific imaging captures the effect of acupuncture treatments on bodily and brain functions.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704841304575137872667749264.html


ACUPUNCTURE BENEFITS SEEN IN PREGNANCY

The following article discusses the promising positive effect of acupuncture on pregnant women suffering from postpartum depression.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704454304575081753471294546.html



THE UNMEDICATED MIND

The following article discuses the new interest and rise of alternative treatment as a primary source of treatment to pain.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB118428285736265304.html


COMFORTING CHILDREN WITHOUT PILLS AND SHOTS

The following article explains the negative side effects of taking medications in children. There is also much research shown that acupressure techniques can be a great alternative.

http://sec.online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704868604575433423530538304.html?mod=WSJ_article_related


HOW ACUPUNCTURE MAY WORK

This article gives a brief summary of  how acupuncture helps release natural pain relieving stimulants and the bodies’ reaction towards these stimulants.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703630304575270792112727252.html


BUSINESS WEEK:

ACUPUNCTURE REALLY DOES HELP RELIEVE PAIN: STUDY

This article explains the result of an experiment and the effects of acupuncture treatment in pain relief.

http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/646589.html