Acupuncture For Insomnia Treatment - University Health News

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The first time I tried acupuncture, I was nervous. I wasn’t afraid of needles, per se, but the idea of someone poking them into my skin still made me highly uncomfortable. But to my pleasant surprise, I found acupuncture to be nothing like I thought it would be.

Many studies have found acupuncture to be as effective as commonly used insomnia medications.[1]  In one study, patients either received acupuncture once per week or took 10 mg of zolpidem every night. Both groups showed similar improvements in sleep quality, suggesting that the acupuncture treatment was as effective as the pharmaceutical treatment.[2] But whereas drug treatment can result in serious side effects, acupuncture had little side effects and is generally quite safe.  read more

Air Force Doctors Use Acupuncture In Comat, NBC News

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'Battlefield acupuncture'
Now the Air Force, which runs the military's only acupuncture clinic, is training doctors to take acupuncture to the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. A pilot program starting in March will prepare 44 Air Force, Navy and Army doctors to use acupuncture as part of emergency care in combat and in frontline hospitals, not just on bases back home.  They will learn "battlefield acupuncture," a method Niemtzow developed in 2001 that's derived from traditional ear acupuncture but uses the short needles to better fit under combat helmets so soldiers can continue their missions with the needles inserted to relieve pain.  read more

Benefits of Acupuncture, US News and World Report

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For more than 3,500 years, acupuncture has been providing relief to people around the world. Originally developed and practiced in China, this soothing therapy is today embraced by patients who seek to alleviate symptoms caused by ailments that range from arthritis to migraines to the aftereffects of chemotherapy. It has even been proven effective in helping people stop smoking read more

Top 3 Suprises About Acupuncture, Huffington Post

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"Acupuncture is not just for pain

Ask most people why other people get acupuncture and the majority will say pain. It’s true that acupuncture can work wonders on pain conditions — for everything from low back pain and shoulder pain to migraines and TMJ, acupuncture is on it.

However, acupuncture can alleviate a wide variety of ailments that have nothing to do with physical pain. Whether you have digestive issues, gynecological conditions, emotional concerns such as anxiety and depression, asthma, seasonal allergies, you name it, acupuncture can help address your symptoms".  readmore

Check out these 14 things you probably didn’t realize acupuncture can help with.

Acupuncture and Fibromyalgia, US News World Report

Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests.   read more

Acupuncture Research on Migraines, CNN.com

A study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine said acupuncture may be helpful in reducing the frequency of migraines and preventing attacks. Researchers in China found that properly administered acupuncture therapy may reduce the frequency of the most common types of migraines. read more

Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief, New York Times

A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.  The findings provide strong scientific support for an age-old therapy used by an estimated three million Americans each year. Though acupuncture has been studied for decades, the body of medical research on it has been mixed and mired to some extent by small and poor-quality studies. Financed by the National Institutes of Health and carried out over about half a decade, the new research was a detailed analysis of earlier research that involved data on nearly 18,000 patients.
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