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Acupuncture for medication - myth or reality?
Acupuncture has graced the Earth for over five thousand years yet is still carries a mystery that shrouds its treatment abilities in uncertainty. It seems that the old ways of medicine carry with it an idea that many scientists find hard to prove, but like wise find it hard to disprove too. The idea behind acupuncture is that a therapist places needles in the body at special points in the body, these points are known as acupuncture points and are said to hold amazing qualities that can act...

Eliminate Pain with Acupuncture

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Arthritis Successfully Treated With Acupuncture


With nearly twenty million Americans currently suffering from some type of arthritis many of them looking for alternates for pain relief to the daily medications they must ingest. One reason is that some of these medications can have serious side effects. Many of these people are looking for any pain relief alternatives that are both safe, and preferably, more natural.

Acupuncture therapists claim that they can help relieve pain in those who are suffering from arthritis. A study conducted a few years ago on treating arthritis in the knee proved without a doubt that using acupuncture on arthritis pain will not only reduce the pain but it will also improve function of that joint. After years of ridicule from practitioners of western medicine who were not able to understand this very old Chinese alternative medicine it has not only gained acceptance in the public eye, it has gained scientific acceptance. The public understands that it can relieve their pain which is why acupuncture use is widespread in the United States. But, the conclusion of this latest study shows that health care providers must open up more to the possibility of suggesting this therapy for their patients.

The recent study was conducted using nearly six hundred patients, all over fifty, who suffered from chronic knee pain due to arthritis. They were divided into three groups, each receiving a different treatment. The first group was treated with a normal acupuncture treatment plan. The second group was given fake acupuncture to determine how the idea of getting this treatment would affect them and the last were the control group. The control group used no medication but instead was instructed in how to make their chronic knee pain better by themselves through the use of cold packs, heating pads or exercises. The treatments began twice weekly for the first two months. Over the next eighteen weeks patients only required one weekly treatment. No one reported any side effects that were caused by the treatments.

The results were that forty four percent of the patients found a significant amount of pain diminishment. Forty percent of the patients had an increase in motion and flexibility of the knee by the time they reached the fourteenth week of treatment. The researchers came out and said that they were satisfied that the results of their study had proven that using acupuncture as a pain relief tool was effective. Further they promoted the idea that using this kind of treatment while following standard treatments from your health care provider was a good way of caring for those with chronic arthritis. They were not prepared to suggest it as the sole management of pain from arthritis but as a complimentary treatment they felt it was a more than adequate choice.

Acupuncture is really worth trying when you think about the possibility of it improving your chronic pain from arthritis. It could mean the difference between taking medication and not having to anymore because you have found a safe and natural approach instead.

Discoveries in Acupuncture

 

09/07/2008
Acupuncture Eases Pain, Wins Over Skeptics (ThirdAge)
Janine Ottley's first visit to an acupuncturist was an act of desperation. She was on a cruise to Mexico when a killer headache struck, threatening to destroy her vacation. She figured it was worth a try.



09/04/2008
Support group to offer free acupuncture (The Gainesville Sun)
The Alachua County Department of Community Services will begin offering acupuncture as part of a 12 week program of group and individual counseling sessions. The free program is being paid for by the Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.



09/08/2008
One-stop wellness destination (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Bangkok Medical Complex, the country's first lifestyle and medical retail space, is ready to begin commercial operations late this year to capitalise on the growing health-care business in the country.



09/04/2008
Acupuncture holds promise for women with fertility problems (New Kerala)
Washington, Sept 4 : A new study at the University of Virginia Health System has shown that acupuncture could be an effective therapy for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).



09/08/2008
More often, employees given choice of dental, vision plans (BizJournals)
As workers gear up for their annual health benefits open enrollment period, they need to look beyond the basic plans.



09/07/2008
Acupuncture Eases Pain, Wins Over Skeptics (ThirdAge)
Janine Ottley's first visit to an acupuncturist was an act of desperation. She was on a cruise to Mexico when a killer headache struck, threatening to destroy her vacation. She figured it was worth a try.



09/04/2008
Support group to offer free acupuncture (The Gainesville Sun)
The Alachua County Department of Community Services will begin offering acupuncture as part of a 12 week program of group and individual counseling sessions. The free program is being paid for by the Rape Crisis Program Trust Fund.



09/08/2008
New implant helps patients who suffer chronic pain (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Millions of people suffer from chronic back pain and it can be miserable. But there's a new option for patients who've tried everything



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