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Acupuncture Aids Pain Relief for Knee Arthritis

Fri Nov 19, 2004

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee are eased more when acupuncture is added to treatment with the painkiller diclofenac, Spanish researchers report.

Benefits include greater pain relief, easing of stiffness, and improvement in physical functioning.

Although some studies seem to suggest that acupuncture could be beneficial for people with osteoarthritis, a "placebo effect" has not been ruled out, Dr.

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Acupuncture points to post-op comfort

30 July 04

Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition.

Acupuncture is a cheap and safe way of preventing people who have just had an operation from being sick or feeling nauseous. That is the conclusion of a review of 26 trials involving over 3000 patients.

Anna Lee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Mary Done of the New Children's Hospital in Sydney, Australia, focused on trials that studied the effects of "P6" treatment - stimulation of the "pericardium" (P6) acupuncture point on the wrist.

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Acupuncture Aids Kids with Cerebral Palsy

By Will Boggs, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A short course of tongue acupuncture can be effective in improving movement control and function in children with cerebral palsy, Chinese investigators report.

In fact, researcher Dr. Virginia Wong told Reuters Health, "Acupuncture can be integrated as part of the neuro-rehabilitation program, practiced by Western rehabilitation doctors," for children with cerebral palsy.

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Acupuncture Aids Kids with Cerebral Palsy

By Will Boggs, MD

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A short course of tongue acupuncture can be effective in improving movement control and function in children with cerebral palsy, Chinese investigators report.

In fact, researcher Dr. Virginia Wong told Reuters Health, "Acupuncture can be integrated as part of the neuro-rehabilitation program, practiced by Western rehabilitation doctors," for children with cerebral palsy.

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Acupuncture Helps Chronic Headache Sufferers-Study

Mon Mar 15, 2004

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture is a useful, cost-effective treatment for patients who suffer from chronic headaches or migraine, American researchers said on Monday.

In one of the largest randomized studies to assess the effectiveness of the ancient Chinese treatment, scientists found it worked better than just conventional treatments alone.

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Acupuncture Helps Chronic Headache Sufferers-Study

Mon Mar 15, 2004

By Patricia Reaney

LONDON (Reuters) - Acupuncture is a useful, cost-effective treatment for patients who suffer from chronic headaches or migraine, American researchers said on Monday.

In one of the largest randomized studies to assess the effectiveness of the ancient Chinese treatment, scientists found it worked better than just conventional treatments alone.

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Acupuncture May Ease Cancer Pain

Mon Dec 15, 2004

Cancer patients who aren't getting enough pain control from conventional medications may be able to find relief in the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture. A recent study found that this complementary therapy reduced pain by 36% in people with advanced cancer.

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Taking the misery out of the dentist's chair

Going to the dentist is not many people's idea of a good time, but a new breed of holistic practitioners claim they can take all the misery out of a trip to the dreaded chair.

Holistic dentists say they can overcome patients' anxieties. They also claim that techniques like acupuncture can replace anaesthetics and reduce the need for drugs.

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Acupuncture popular in Germany, but health insurers remain sceptical

Provided by Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) on 10/22/2003

by Dietmar Telser, dpa

Hamburg (dpa) - Using needles against pain. This apparent contradiction is finding ever more adherents in Germany. About 40,000 doctors in Germany are now offering acupuncture and many patients prefer it to traditional medicine.

But doctors and the health insurance companies continue to dispute acupuncture's therapeutic qualities.

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