To ease arthritis pain, you do not necessarily have to rely solely on pain pills and steroids; there are a few alternative treatments that may help you find relief, including acupuncture.
[Webmd]Acupuncture Helps Knee Osteoarthritis
Improvement in Pain and Function Seen
[Webmd]New Support for Acupuncture in Knee Arthritis
Acupuncture Complements Drug Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
[Webmd]Acupuncture May Help Knee Arthritis
Short-Term Benefit Seen in Study; Long-Term Effects Unclear
Cancer and Acupuncture
Research:Two Modes of Acupuncture May Work for Hot Flushes.
Two modes of acupuncture appear to decrease the number and distress of hot flushes in men receiving castrational treatment for prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study.
[NY Tiems]Acupuncture, Real or Not, Eases Side Effects of Cancer Drugs
Acupuncture with Breast Cancer and menopause
[UPI]Acupuncture eases breast cancer therapy.
U.S. researchers say acupuncture may relieve joint pain often accompanying breast cancer treatment.
Research: Acupuncture reduces hot flashes, improves sex drive for breast cancer patients.
Not only is acupuncture as effective as drug therapy at reducing hot flashes in breast cancer patients, it has the added benefit of potentially increasing a woman's sex drive and improving her sense of well-being, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Research: Chinese acupuncture affects brain's ability to regulate pain.
Researchers at the University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center are first to provide evidence of acupuncture's effect on opoid receptors.
[REUTERS]Research:Acupuncture Beats Aspirin for Chronic Pain.
A review of studies involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache and other forms of chronic headache showed that that 62 percent of the acupuncture patients reported headache relief compared to 45 percent of people taking medications, the team at Duke University found.
MRI Shows That Acupuncture Treatments Reduce Pain
Sticking an acupuncture needle into a point in the hand greatly diminishes the amount of brain activity associated with pain impulses, doctors report.
Acupuncture Helps Relieve Pregnancy's Low Back Pain
For low back pain during pregnancy, acupuncture may be better than traditional treatment with massage, heat, and exercise, according to a Swedish report.
Acupuncture May Be Best to Ease Neck Pain
Is acupuncture or massage therapy better for back and neck pain? One recent study came out in favor of massage while another has found acupuncture to be better.
[Businessweek]Acupuncture really does help relieve pain
Acupuncture alters the way that the brain perceives and processes pain, a finding that suggests the traditional Chinese treatment can effectively relieve pain, according to a new study.
Bloomberg News: Acupuncture Relieves Pain in Largest Study of Treatment
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese therapy that inserts needles into the body, reduced back and neck pain, arthritis and headaches, according to the largest analysis of the treatment.
Heart Disease/Blood Pressure
[BBC]Acupuncture 'cuts blood pressure'
Acupuncture combined with electronic stimulation can lower high blood pressure, US researchers say.
Acupuncture Can Lower High Blood Pressure
Scientists investigating its actions in heart disease have found not only that acupuncture works, but why and how.
[FOXNEWS]6 natural ways to prevent and treat headaches
Acupuncture effective for headaches.
[FOXNEWS]Acupuncture may help tame tension headaches
German researchers show acupuncture effective for tension headaches.
[FOXNEWS]Acupuncture May Be Useful for Migraines
Study after study has shown acupuncture to be effective in treating a host of different ailments, but new research is raising questions about why the ancient Chinese practice works.
Acupuncture May Help Tension Headaches
Fewer Headaches With Acupuncture, Report German Researchers
Acupuncture May Ease Impact of Headaches
Acupuncture Lessens Suffering Due to Chronic Daily Headaches
Acupuncture May Be Useful for Migraines
Acupuncture May Have Potent Placebo Effect, Like Many Complex Medical Procedures, Say Researchers
Alternative to Face-Lifts/Plastic Surgery
Botox leave you stiff? Facial acupuncture gaining ground
Forget Botox, Try Acupuncture!
Acupuncture: The New Facelift?
Can those tiny little needles really get rid of your wrinkles?
Acupuncture May Lessen Post-Op Pain, Nausea
Study Shows Ancient Chinese Practice Is as Effective as Drugs After Breast Surgery
Impotence and Acupuncture
Impotence Gets 'Needled' in Acupuncture Study
Acupuncture has been used to treat people in the Far East for thousands of years, so it may strike some people as amusing that it is being studied in the West as a potentially new treatment for everything from back pain to depression. According to some Austrian scientists erectile dysfunction or impotence can now be added to that list.
Infertility and Acupuncture
Research:Acupuncture Shows Promise In Improving Rates Of Pregnancy Following IVF.
A review of seven clinical trials of acupuncture given with embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) suggests that acupuncture may improve rates of pregnancy.
[FOXNEWS]Acupuncture May Improve Sperm Quality
Acupuncture may help some men overcome infertility problems by improving the quality of their sperm, according to a new study.
[FOXNEWS]Acupuncture: A Cure for Infertility?
Tuesday, April 26, 2005. NEW YORK - At 36, Lucy Appert has suffered through two miscarriages, a stillbirth at 8 1/2 months and, because of a rare pregnancy-related liver dysfunction, intensive illness and surgery.
[BBC]Acupuncture 'boosts IVF success'
Women undergoing fertility treatment could have their chances of success boosted by acupuncture.
Menopause and Acupuncture
Acupuncture shows promise for hot flashes
[REUTERS]Chinese Herbs May Reduce Hot Flashes
Women taking a Chinese herbal formula experienced less than half the number of menopausal hot flashes they had before the treatment, according to a new study from Hong Kong.
PMS/Menstrual Problems and Acupuncture
[BBC]Acupuncture could help period pain.
Acupuncture may be an effective way of alleviating severe period pain, a review of existing studies suggests.
Pregnancy and Acupuncture
[FOXNEWS]Can acupuncture help women get pregnant?
[UPI]Acupuncture for pregnancy depression
University of Texas at Austin researchers say acupuncture may effectively treat depression during pregnancy.
[ABC]Research: Ear Acupuncture Curbs Back Pain In Pregnant Women.
A special acupuncture technique can ease lower back and pelvic pain in pregnant women a new Yale study shows.
Acupuncture May Cut Pregnancy Pelvic Pain
Acupuncture and exercises to help stabilize the pelvis and lower back help ease pelvic/hip pain during pregnancy, say Swedish researchers.
Acupuncture Technique May Help Some Women Ovulate
Tiny needles placed at acupuncture points on the skin and attached to a device that delivers a low-frequency electrical current improve ovulation in some women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a Swedish study has found.
Weight-Loss and Acupuncture
Research:Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for Weight Loss.
Acupuncture is an effective weight loss tool, according to a recent study. With more and more people adding acupuncture to their weight loss came the need for a critical assessment of the studies that have been performed. The International Journal of Obesity just published a review of 31 studies on the efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of obesity. The systematic review was comprised of 3013 individual cases where acupuncture was used to reduce body weight.
Tackling Asia's growing waistline
TIANJIN, China (CNN) — Acupuncture needles get planted on the flabby frame of Cheng Jian, a 20-year-old student undergoing treatment to cure obesity.
Stress/Anxiety and Acupuncture
Acupuncture Calms Mom's Stress, Anxiety
Acupuncture Makes Moms Less Anxious, Resulting in Less Anxiety in Children
Other News About Acupuncture
The point about pain: New study sheds light on acupuncture.
A new paper published by the journal Nature Neuroscience states acupuncture eases pain in the limbs because it releases a natural molecule called adenosine.
Research: Acupuncture May Ease the Itch of Eczema.
An acupuncture session may bring some itch relief to people with the allergic skin condition known as atopic eczema, a preliminary German study suggests.
Research: Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works.
Scans show that treatment regulates brain's pain centers, researchers say.
Research:'Dragon's Blood' May Fight an Ulcer Bacterium.
Researchers have discovered that a plant widely used in traditional Chinese medicine contains compounds that slow the growth of the germ that causes most peptic ulcers.
Dr. Daniel Hsu lectures at "Discover Ethnoscience" at the Newark Museum.
Dr. Daniel Hsu lectures at "Discover Ethnoscience" at the Newark Museum. October 20, 2007
5 alternative medicine treatments that work: Hands, down, acupuncture was the No. 1 recommendation
Introduction to Acupuncture: Acupuncture Debuts on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dr. Daniel Hsu, who was recommended by Dr. Oz, performs acupuncture on the Oprah Winfrey show.
NY Times: Acupuncture Moves Toward the Mainstream.
Alfred Szymanski turned to acupuncture to lower his blood pressure after exercise and drugs failed
CNN: Brain imaging suggests acupuncture works, study says
Med Schools Opening Up to Alternative Medicine
Once largely dismissed as a leftover fad from the Age of Aquarius, acupuncture, herbal remedies and other forms of alternative medicine are finding their way into curriculums at traditional medical schools - most recently the University of Pennsylvania.
The Science of Acupuncture
Could acupuncture help you deal with some of your health issues in the new year? Many scientific studies suggest it has good health benefits.
A new way to help an overactive bladder
An alternative way to treat an embarrassing and common health problem.
Scientists prove acupuncture works
Acupuncture does have real health benefits, two separate studies have found.
Acupuncture Gains Acceptance in Western Health Care
Since it surfaced in the U.S. in the 1970s, acupuncture has gained acceptance as an alternative to traditional Western medicine, for pain relief and for treating a variety of other health conditions.
Acupuncture Treatment is Safe
Acupuncture is a relatively safe form of treatment, according to two studies published in the Sept. 1 issue of the British Medical Journal.
Acupuncture Research News
Research: Acupuncture Changes How the Brain Processes, Responds to Pain
U.S. News & World Report: Acupuncture May Help Ease Symptoms of COPD
In small study, alternative treatment plus meds seemed to help with shortness of breath.
Study: Acupuncture helps soothe pain
Data from 29 separate studies of 18,000 people confirms what many people already swear by: acupuncture works, especially for treatment of body back and neck pain, arthritis and headaches. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
An Introduction to Electroacupuncture
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as an effective therapy for regulating pain and managing many other functions of the body.