Acupuncture Slows Parkinson’s Progression, Provides Relief

View original source here. Acupuncture benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers discovered that acupuncture helps improve cognitive abilities, emotional stability, and daily living activity scores for patients with Parkinson’s disease. By combining scalp acupuncture with standard pharmaceutical medications, patients had significant reductions in post-treatment complications due to adverse effects associated with medication therapy. The researchers […]

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CHILLED SOUP OF ROASTED SUMMER VEGETABLES

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INGREDIENTS 2 eggplants (about 800g), halved lengthways 1 large red onion (skin on), quartered 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil 3 large red capsicums, quartered 3 large, ripe tomatoes, halved, seeds removed 2 large garlic cloves (unpeeled), pricked with a fine skewer 5 large thyme sprigs, leaves picked, plus extra sprigs to serve 1 […]

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Acupuncture Beats Drugs For Menstrual Pain Relief

Sourced from HealthCMI Researchers find acupuncture combined with moxibustion more effective for the treatment of painful menstruation than ibuprofen. Across three independent studies, researchers made several important findings. Acupuncture plus moxibustion produces superior treatment outcomes to oral intake of ibuprofen. Acupuncture plus moxibustion is superior to using only acupuncture as a standalone therapy. Acupuncture improves […]

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Sweet Potato Soup with Thyme

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6-8 servings This super-healthy, hypoallergenic soup is brimming with nutrients that can give a real boost to your immune system. Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, beta-carotene and other antioxidant compounds, while thyme, onions and ginger lend their anti-bacterial, mucus-clearing and anti-inflammatory properties to this savory soup. Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive […]

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Acupuncture Plus Herbs Outperform Drug Therapy for IBS

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Acupuncture and herbs outperform drug therapy for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Researchers compared two groups, one received acupuncture and herbal medicine and the other received drug therapy. The group receiving acupuncture and herbs had superior positive patient outcome rates. Acupuncture and herbs produced clinical outcomes yielding greater improvements in stool consistency and […]

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Acupuncture Alleviates Allergic Rhinitis

Scientific evidence demonstrates that acupuncture alleviates allergic rhinitis and regulates antibodies. Acupuncture alleviates nasal and eye itching, sneezing, and runny nose for patients with allergic rhinitis. Researchers confirm that acupuncture successfully downregulates IgE (immunoglobulin E), an antibody active in hypersensitivity reactions, while simultaneously reducing symptoms of allergic rhinitis. In a highly controlled investigation published in […]

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

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Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia. Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note […]

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Acupuncture Reduces Antidepressant Adverse Effects, Ups Efficacy

Patients suffering from depression often have the added burden of coping with the adverse effects of antidepressant medications. A common antidepressant, paroxetine, may cause anxiety, sleep problems, loss of appetite, constipation, and dizziness. A recent study from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine demonstrates that acupuncture treatments alleviate the adverse effects associated with paroxetine intake […]

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Acupuncture Relieves Chronic Coughing For Adults and Children

Acupuncture and acupoint herbal plaster therapy increase positive patient outcomes for patients with chronic coughing. In a controlled investigation, acupuncture outperformed drug therapy for the treatment of chronic coughing following the acute stage of a respiratory infection. Another investigation finds acupoint herbal plaster therapy effective for improving patient outcomes for children with chronic coughing. In […]

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Acupuncture Produces Anti-inflammatory Responses

Researchers discover anti-inflammatory effects stimulated by acupuncture. Anti-inflammatory biochemical responses are stimulated by the application of acupuncture. As a result, the body decreases swelling associated with arthritis. In addition, acupuncture prevents postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions. The research is confirmed across several studies including laboratory investigations.     A laboratory study reveals that the anti-inflammatory effects of […]

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