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The single-blind trial, conducted at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), is the first scientific confirmation that the ancient Chinese medical technique is beneficial for patients with mild to moderate hypertension.. In the journal Medical Acupuncture, the team describes finding how electroacupuncture can lower blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in patients with hypertension. Electroacupuncture […]

Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans.  The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), report 3.1 million Americans visited acupuncturists in 2007, up from 2.1 million in 2002. Many people use acupuncture for its benefits, because of its apparent safety, compared to other standard treatment modalities. A recent study, reminds us that […]

A University of Michigan survey has determined that 33 % of people with chronic pain reported using alternative and complimentary therapies including chiropractic treatment and acupuncture for pain relief.   Carmen Green, MD, professor of anesthesiology and obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan found this treatment approach is attracting people with college education […]

Congestive heart failure (CHF), also known as heart failure, occurs when the heart cannot properly pump blood to the body, and sufficiently supply the blood (and nutrients, including oxygen) that the organs require for proper functioning.   It can be caused by conditions that either weaken or stiffen the heart muscles or those that increase […]

Acupuncture has spread around the world since originating in China but conventional western medicine has remained steadfastly skeptical. Although there is now good evidence that acupuncture can relieve pain, many of the other health benefits acupuncturists claim are on shakier ground.   Despite acupuncture’s 4,000-year history, little is known about the biological pathways that enable […]

Acupuncture needles placed into two specific spots on the head may reduce anxiety levels of highly nervous dental patients, according to a study published in Acupuncture in Medicine.   The needles induce relaxation and reduce fear that paralyzes some people facing dental treatments, say researchers from England and Denmark.   The acupuncture treatment was performed […]