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How Acupuncture May Alter Perception of Pain

(ĐTĐ) – Acupuncture works directly on the brain to alter the way we process and perceive pain, preliminary research suggests.   The 18-person study suggests that the ancient Chinese practice relieves pain, says study leader Nina Theysohn, MD, of the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. Theysohn and colleagues used functional MRI scans to capture brain […]

Alternative Therapy

Alternative Therapy

(ĐTĐ) – The term alternative therapy, in general, is used to describe any medical treatment or intervention that has not been sufficiently scientifically documented or identified as safe and effective for a specific condition. Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines including acupuncture, guided imagery, chiropractic treatment, yoga, hypnosis, biofeedback, aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal remedies, massage […]

Acupuncture: Does it alleviate pain and are there serious risks? A review of reviews

Acupuncture: Does It Alleviate Pain And Are There Serious Risks? A Review Of Reviews

Abstract Acupuncture is commonly used for pain control, but doubts about its effectiveness and safety remain. This review was aimed at critically evaluating systematic reviews of acupuncture as a treatment of pain and at summarizing reports of serious adverse effects published since 2000. Literature searches were carried out in 11 databases without language restrictions. Systematic […]

Acupuncture May Be Effective for Migraines

(ĐTĐ) – Acupuncture helps reduce days with migraines and may have lasting effects, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.   In the study, almost 500 adults were treated with either traditional Chinese acupuncture or a sham treatment in which acupuncture needles were inserted in nonspecific points. The acupuncture treatment […] Protection Status