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Acne and Acupuncture

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Acne is a disorder caused by the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands or hair follicles, resulting in spots, boils, pimples, on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and/or back. This occurs when a follicle or pore is blocked and sebum (an oily substance that the sebaceous glands produce) is prevented…..

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Acupuncture and Sleep

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Scientific Discovery¬†¬† –¬† Better Sleep With Acupuncture¬†¬†¬†¬† 13 January 2012 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† [Also read article on Insomnia] Electrical engineers in a medical research team discovered how acupuncture benefits sleep. They did it by measuring brain activity with EEG (electroencephalography) before, during and after an acupuncture treatment. Results were conclusive, acupuncture significantly increases slow wave activity of…..

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Antibiotics: Too Many Puts Us All at Risk

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

All antibiotics have the problem that inappropriate use of them lead to the bugs they are meant to destroy can develop a resistance to them.¬† This warning, which came from Alexander Fleming in 1922 when he discovered penicillin, has been greatly ignored and many antibiotics are no longer useful, resulting in limiting the range of…..

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Anxiety and Panic Disorders

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Emotions+Stress

Anxiety is normal and self-protecting in a life threatening or dangerous situation. People use it to survive and always have done.¬† It helps people by making their bodies work faster and harder if they get into dangerous situations. For instance, if you are crossing a road and notice a car coming rapidly towards you, it…..

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Arthritis

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in 2 Pain, Injuries, Sports

ARTHRITIS (1) Osteoarthritis is the most common form and usually occurs past middle age due to¬† wear and tear, degeneration. It can lead to softening and erosion of cartilage plus enlargement of affected joints, usually the larger, weight-bearing joints, such as, knees, elbows, hips and shoulders. (2) Rheumatoid, the next most common form is serious,…..

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Asthma

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by the inflammation and constricting of the airways. Several different factors trigger asthmatic episodes, including stress, infectious agents, pollutants and allergens. When one of these “triggers” irritates the airways, the muscles surrounding them tighten, restricting the flow of air to the lungs. Symptoms of asthma are tightness in…..

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Asthma Research News

January 17th, 2013 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Acupuncture Point Asthma Infrared Radiation Finding. ¬†¬† Source: HealthCMi ¬†¬†¬† 12 December 2012 10:58 A new acupuncture study finds that asthma patients emanate lower infrared radiation output from an important acupuncture point related to the health of the lungs. A study of 34 asthmatics and 34 healthy patients documented measurements of the infrared radiation emanating…..

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Back Pain and Acupuncture

February 10th, 2015 | Posted in 2 Pain, Injuries, Sports

BACK PAIN Research: Can acupuncture help?   Low back pain means pain in the lower lumbar, lumbosacral, or sacroiliac regions possibly accompanied by pain radiating down one or both buttocks and legs. Low back pain is one of the most common complaints. It is present in at least 50% of all persons 60 years of…..

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Bells’s Palsy – Facial Paralysis

March 12th, 2013 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Bell‚Äôs Palsy: ¬†Intense Acupuncture Can Improve Muscle Recovery in Patients, Study Suggests Feb. 25, 2013 ‚ÄĒ Patients with Bell palsy who received acupuncture that achieves de qi, a type of intense stimulation, had improved facial muscle recovery, reduced disability and better quality of life, according to a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical…..

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Bowel Problems Research

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

ACUPUNCTURE & THE GASTRIC SPHINCTER Inappropriate relaxation of the muscular lower oesophageal sphincter (LES) is associated with gastric reflux and heartburn. Now a study has shown that electrical non-needle stimulation of Neiguan P-6 can reduce the rate of LES relaxation by 40%. Fourteen healthy (no heartburn) volunteers were treated either at Neiguan P-6 or a…..

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