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Singapore zoo heals animals with herbs, acupuncture

Fri May 18, 2007

SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Acupuncture for a limping elephant? Herbal tea for a constipated orangutan? The Singapore Zoo has tried it all, and it works.

Around 200 animals, including giraffes, elephants, horses, pythons and sea lions, have successfully been treated with acupuncture and traditional herb-based Chinese medicine in the past decade, although Western medicine remains the first line of treatment in the zoo.


Holistic Medicine – 5 main branches

Definitely you have heard of Holistic Medicine. For certainty, a friend of yours has experienced an alternative treatment. Probably, you have tried to benefit from a complementary therapy too. Perhaps, you know few holistic treatments. But, I am convinced that you do not know all the branches of Holistic Medicine. According to web references there are over of 30 main types of Holistic Medicine. In this article we will introduce you to 5 main Holistic therapies.


Acupuncture Plus Routine Care Relieves Osteoarthritis Pain

BERLIN, Oct. 30 -- Acupuncture needles appear to help knit osteoarthritis pain

in the bud, particularly when combined with routine care.

Action Points

  • Explain to interested patients that this randomized controlled study suggests that acupuncture, when combined with standard care, can provide significant relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip.

Acupuncture may cool hot flashes

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Researchers at Stanford University are planning further investigation to see if acupuncture can cool the hot flashes of menopausal women.

A preliminary study by Mary Huang and her Stanford colleagues shows seven weeks of acupuncture treatment reduced the severity of nighttime hot flashes by 28 percent, WebMD reports.

Published in the September issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility, the study involved 29 menopausal women who experienced at least seven moderate to severe hot flashes each day.



Articles for Self Growth

Shoshanna Katzman has been Director of the Red Bank Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Tinton Falls, New Jersey since 1988. As a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Tai Chi/Qigong professional, massage therapist, and energy medicine specialist, Shoshanna has been involved in the field of Oriental medicine for over 30 years.


Acupuncture Is As Effective As Standard Drug Treatments For Migraine

03 Mar 2006
Contact: Joe Santangelo

Treatment outcomes for migraine do not differ between patients treated with sham acupuncture, traditional Chinese acupuncture, or standard therapy, according to an Article published online by The Lancet Neurology.

There are several effective drug treatments available for the prophylaxis of migraine. However, despite poor evidence from randomised controlled trials, acunpuncture is the most frquently used preventive therapy for migraine in Germany.


Pain Management and Improving Quality of Life in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

By: Albert Grazia, MS, ND

One morning, the mother of a terminally ill cancer patient called my office. Her son had renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer), which had spread to his liver and lungs. He was recently discharged from the hospital and was given a very poor prognosis (two to three weeks to live).


HEADACHES: Acupuncture provides long-lasting relief

Tense, nervous headache? Wait, don't reach for the Anadin - nip down to the local acupuncturist instead. Not only is it an effective treatment, it's one that has long-lasting benefits, and can safeguard the sufferer against further headaches for 12 weeks or more.


Chinese traditional medicine


Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient and still very vital holistic system of health and healing, based on the notion of harmony and balance, and employing the ideas of moderation and prevention.

TCM is a complete system of healthcare with its own unique theories of anatomy, health, and treatment. It emphasizes diet and prevention and using acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and exercise, and focuses on stimulating the body's natural curative powers.