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Acupuncture

Special Acupuncture Lowers Blood Pressure -- Study

Mon Mar 28, 2005

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A specialized acupuncture treatment that uses low levels of electrical stimulation can lower blood pressure dramatically in rats, U.S. researchers reported on Monday.

"This study suggests that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially for those treating the cardiac system," said Dr. John Longhurst of the University of California, Irvine, who led the study.

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Acupuncture Improves Osteoarthritis, Trial Shows

Mon Dec 20, 2004

By Karla Gale

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture added to conventional therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee improves function and reduces pain, according to a clinical trial conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

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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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