WHO (World Health Organization) reports on acupuncture
The World Health Organization's description on TCM
Positive Health Acupuncture Updates
Research database updates on acupuncture
A general site on acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Easy-to-read overview on acupuncture
Acupuncture activates the brain
Acupuncture has a measurable, if mysterious, effect on the brain, UK
scientists have found. The study adds to evidence that patients benefit
from acupuncture not simply because of their expectations.
Acupuncture Enhances Generation of Nitric Oxide and Increases Local
Acupuncture enhances generation of nitric oxide and increases local
circulation. This may be a possible mechanism of action for how
acupuncture treats pain. Another study here shows that acupuncture
stimulates specific brain activity during treatment of chronic
neuropathic pain. And the last study here shows that Chinese herbs can
be used to reduce chemotherapy-induced toxicity.
Researcher patents use of acupuncture on plants
Here's a strange one!!! Acupuncture treats plants!
Wade Turns to Acupuncture to Soothe His Ailing Knee
NBA player Dwyane Wade says he's scared of needles. Once again, though,
they're helping him get ready for the playoffs.
Health Sciences Institute--Back pain relief
A meta-analysis of 33 studies on acupuncture to treat chronic lower back
pain showed acupuncture to be more effective than sham (fake)
acupuncture, and as effective as painkillers. (Note: without the side
effects of painkillers)
Back Pain Acupuncture "Effective"
Acupuncture for low back pain is cost-effective and works, according to
Headaches & Migraines
Acupuncture for Headaches & Migraines
A study of 401 patients of acupuncture versus sham-acupuncture patients
demonstrated that acupuncture significantly reduced the number of
headaches per year as well as decreased the amount of medication taken,
the number of doctor visits, and the number of sick days off work.
Acupuncture as Effective as Drug Therapy for Migraines & Headaches
A large Italian study examined the effectiveness of acupuncture versus a
variety of pharmacological therapies in treating migraines. Their
results revealed that patients given acupuncture experienced fewer
migraine episodes, missed fewer days from work, and suffered no side
effects compared to patients on conventional drug therapy. They also
found acupuncture to be more cost-efficient.
Acupuncture Cuts Tension Headache Rates By Almost Half
Science Daily - Acupuncture is an effective treatment for tension
headache, cutting rates for sufferers by almost half, shows a study on
bmj.com this week.
Two studies find flu treatments fall short
The first is a meta-analysis of 37 years of research which found that
flu shots may not be as effective in preventing the illness in the
elderly as commonly thought. The second study found that many influenza
viruses have developed high rates of resistance to our most common
Air ionisers wipe out hospital infections
Repeated airborne infections of the bacteria acinetobacter in an
intensive care ward have been eliminated by the installation of a
negative air ioniser.
New information regarding Tamiflu
Health Canada is informing Canadians of international reports of
hallucinations and abnormal behaviour, including self harm, in patients
taking the antiviral drug Tamiflu.
Chronic stress can shorten your cells' lifespan
Increasing scientific evidence suggests that prolonged psychological
stress takes its toll on the body, but the exact mechanisms by which
stress influences disease processes have remained elusive. Now,
scientists report that psychological stress may exact its toll, at least
in part, by affecting molecules believed to play a key role in cellular
aging and, possibly, disease development.
Women, Stress, and Friendship
A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a
cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain
friendships with other women. It's a stunning finding that has turned
five decades of stress research-most of it on men-upside down.
Slow Down, You Move Too Fast!
Carl Honoré, a recovered "speedaholic," had an epiphany three years ago
that caused him to slow down the hectic pace of his life.
Recently, an informal study was conducted by a group of acupuncturists
that were traveling from the United States to China. They divided into
two groups. One group acted as a control and went about their normal
business. The other group used acupressure treatments on their Horary
Points while traveling. The control group experienced jet lag symptoms
lasting from 3 days to 2 weeks. The group that treated themselves with
acupressure experienced no jet lag symptoms at all; in fact, they could
perform at normal levels immediately. On the return trip, the groups
switched and the results were similar.
5 Career-Busting Illnesses
Health conditions such as ADHD, addiction, depression, anxiety disorder,
and sleep problems can indeed exact a staggering toll on the business
Mental Health at Work--10 Tips for Managers
10 steps managers can take to reduce workplace stress.
Your computer may be a pain in the neck
If you're reading this article with hunched shoulders and a craned neck,
your "computer slump" could one day give way to what some physical
therapists call "postural syndrome."