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Acupuncture Proves Effective ER Painkiller

Acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to pain medications for some emergency room patients, a new study reports.

"While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments," said study lead investigator Marc Cohen. He is a professor in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

The study -- billed as the world's largest randomized, controlled trial of acupuncture in the emergency department -- included 528 patients.

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Natural Remedies for Sciatic Nerve Pain

One of the biggest nerves found in your body is the sciatic nerve. It runs from your lower spine, to your feet, crossing over the buttock. It generates the feeling in your legs and provides both movement and strength.

Breakthrough as Cleveland Clinic begins using Chinese herbal medicine


One of the leading academic and research hospitals in the country has just opened its first Chinese herbal therapy center, a breakthrough in the mainstream advancement of what is commonly referred to as "alternative," or natural, medicine. The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, according to new reports, will now treat patients for pain, indigestion, inflammation and many other chronic health issues using traditional Chinese remedies, affirming the legacy of this holistic approach to healing.

What to expect at your first acupuncture visit


As acupuncture grows in popularity, more and more Americans have questions about the Traditional Chinese Medical system and just what to expect at a typical visit. Even after a visit, patients may leave with more questions than when they came in and confusion or worry about what their acupuncturist is assessing with their different and somewhat peculiar intake and evaluation.

Cleveland hospitals begin to embrace Chinese herbal medicine


The practice of Chinese herbal medicine is currently suppressed in the US, but this is changing as patients call out for alternatives. Herbal medicine is downplayed in America, not because it's ineffective, but because its principles are simply not taught to medical doctors. It's not studied; it's misunderstood. A typical allopathic doctor in America will receive virtually no training in herbal medicine during the decade that he or she spends in higher education. Consequently, mostly all medical doctors lack the basic understanding of how plant constituents heal the body through their unique energetic composition of nutrients and adaptogenic qualities.

Acupuncture proven just as good as counseling for treating depression


If you or someone you know suffers from moderate to severe depression, counseling and acupuncture could be your answers to finding real relief. A new study recently published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE found that acupuncture is at least equally as effective as counseling at treating depression symptoms and that acupuncture in particular can lead to a nearly 50 percent reduction on the depression scale in just three months.

Acupuncture: Treating sexual health issues


Acupuncture is a scientifically proven treatment for a variety of health issues, including sexual health related concerns. It has been used with and without Chinese herbs to address health and sexual functioning concerns for over 5,000 years. By using very fine needles in key points on the skin, the overall sexual health of either a man or a woman can be greatly enhanced. This includes the improvement of sexual performance and libido (sex drive). In addition, acupuncture also addresses underlying causes that may contribute to sexual health issues such as: menopause, psychological challenges, drug interactions, weight fluctuation, hormonal imbalances and more.
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