Acupuncture, Herbs, Reiki
Acupuncture & Fibromyalgia
A study conducted by the University of Washington and the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Hospital, suggests that more than half of all participants had clinically meaningful improvements:
Another study suggests that acupuncture demonstrates positive change in the Visual Analogue Scale, myalgic index, number of tender points, and improvement in quality of life based on the SF-36 questionnarie.
[Ref: /soc. For acupuncture research-10th Ann. Symposium 2003;29. Targino, RA., et. Al., Curr Pain headache Rep., 2002 Ar.; 23(1):49-0.]
Acupuncture & Shoulder Periarthritis
Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of shoulder periarthritis. Of the 210 subjects studied, 158 were cured, 40 improved and 12 showed no significant improvement.
[J. Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2003 Sep.;23(3):201-02]
Acupuncture & Sciatica
Fifty cases of sciatica were treated by Acupuncture, After 3 courses of treatment, 31 cases got cured, 16 cases had marked improvement, 3 cases relatively improved, and the total effective rate was 100%.
[General Hospital of Tianjin Medical University, 300052 Tianjin, China, 2005 Mar]
Acupuncture & Chronic Migraines
Patients who received acupuncture to treat chronic headaches, particularly migraines, experienced the equivalent of 22 fewer days of headaches per year, used 15% less medication and missed 15% fewer days of work. Another study systematically reviewed 22 randomized controlled trials, concluding acupuncture “has a role in the treatment of recurrent headaches,” and can lead to other various clinical benefits for patients with chronics headache.
[Vickers Al, et al. BMJ, 2004 Mar.27;328(7442). Cephalgia, Nov.;1999]
Acupuncture & Fertility
A study published in the journal Fertility & Sterility, found acupuncture improves pregnancy success rate by 50% in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization.
[Paulus W, et. Al., Influence of acupuncture on pregnancy rate in patients who undergo ART. J Fertility & Strerility, 2002 April;77(4):721-4.]
Acupuncture & Gastritis
A study from Gung Xi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine concluded that acupuncture was effective in treatment of chronic gastritis. Resulting in a 95% efficacy rate.
[J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2003 Dec.;23(4):278-79.]
Acupuncture & Morning Sickness
Acupuncture administered to pregnant women before opiod pre-medication significantly reduced postoperative sickness up to 6-8 hours, and acupressure applied to specific acu-points reduced morning sickness. In the 2002 issue of the Journal of Birth, a study found that acupuncture is an effective treatment option for women experiencing nausea and other pregnancy related discomfort.
[Acu. And Electro-therapeutics research, 1990;15(3-4):211-5.]
Acupuncture & Blood Pressure
Patients treated with acupuncture had an overall decrease in the level of systolic pressure during and after treatment.
[J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2003 Ar.;23(1):49-0]
Acupuncture & Insomnia
In the treatment of insomnia, acupuncture yields significant results with a total effective rate of 90.44%, improve the quality of sleep and overcomes complications induced by sleep medication.
[Sok, SR, et. Al., The effects of acupuncture therapy on insomnia. J Adv Nurs., 2003 No;44(4):375-84]
Acupuncture & Depression
All subjects receiving acupuncture for major depression significantly improved to a greater extent than those not receiving treatment. Another study suggests that electro-acupuncture can produce the same therapeutic results as tetracyclic drugs, but with less side effects and better symptomatic improvement.
[Acupuncture treatment for major depression, the 10th annual symposium of the Soc. For acupuncture research, 2003. J. TCM,2004 Sep.;24(3):172-6]
Acupuncture & Allergies
Acupuncture had an extensive action against type-I allergic reaction, and all the curative effect of the patients receiving acupuncture was higher than in desensitization group in allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic urticaria.
[J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1993 Dec.; 13(4):243-8.]
Acupuncture & Asthma
Symptoms of bronchial asthma were markedly improved after acupuncture treatments, and the dosage of patient’s medication was gradually reduced. Another study suggests improvement of the quality of life for patients with clinically stable, chronic obstructive asthma when conventional care is combined with acupuncture.
[J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1998 Mr.;18(1):27-0 J Altern. Comp. Med., 2003 Oct.;9(5):659-0.]
Acupuncture & Immune Function During Chemotherapy
Electro-acupuncture can strengthen immune function, hematopoietic function and improve appetite, sleep, alleviate pain, and digestive distress. Another study suggests acupuncture is able to normalize the pattern of leukocytes.
[J Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2002 Mar.;22(1):21-3. Mori, H, et. Al., Unique modulation by electro-acupuncture in humans possibly via stimulation of the autonomic nervous system. Neurosci Lett. 2002 Mar.1;320(1-2);21-4]