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Cancer + Acupuncture

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems, Emotions+Stress

Acupuncture is effective in helping with cancer treatment There have been many advances in the early detection and treatment of cancer and while the standard medical care for cancer is effective, the treatments are aggressive and cause numerous unwanted side effects as well as a lowered immune system. Acupuncture has received much attention as an…..

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Cancer and Stress

October 11th, 2012 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems, Emotions+Stress

Cancer and Stress Posted on May 1, 2012 in Cancer Articles/Blogs on the ACI/TCMCI website by Vincent Carroll ¬†¬†M.B.¬† M.P.H.¬† Dip Acu. It has always been suspected that a relationship existed between the development of cancer and the presence of stress in one‚Äôs life.¬† The difficulty was in establishing the nature of the relationship.¬†¬†¬† Not…..

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Cancer: Acupuncture Works

October 25th, 2013 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

¬†Cancer¬† is a life-changing journey. Without a doubt it is one of the most sensitive and difficult pathways anyone with Cancer or indeed family members may undertake in their lifetime. Western treatments today use Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy and sometimes both combined. Even though these treatments may be successful, it is the side effects of these…..

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Children and Acupuncture

March 11th, 2010 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

ACUPUNCTURE REDUCES CRYING IN COLICY BABIES The effects of minimal acupuncture on crying due to infantile colic have been tested by a group in Sweden. Forty children (median six weeks of age) with excessive crying unresponsive to conventional therapies, were recruited and¬† quasi-randomised to control or minimal acupuncture treatment. Children received light needling at Hegu…..

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

June 26th, 2012 | Posted in 2 Pain, Injuries, Sports

Imagine suddenly feeling sick and exhausted all the time and having someone tell you you’re not really sick. People with chronic fatigue syndrome face that all the time. Some doctors say they’re depressed or that it’s all in their heads – or they’re just whiners or hypochondriacs. It’s also common for them to tell someone,…..

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Compassion: An Antidote to Unhealthy Human Emotions

May 15th, 2011 | Posted in Emotions+Stress

Dalai Lama ¬† Compassion Cultivating patience or tolerance for others is an antidote to the problem of anger and hatred.¬† Loving-kindness is diametrically opposed to hatred.¬† If hatred is an attitude or an emotion that can’t stand another person’s well-being‚ÄĒ’I don’t like it that you’re happy because you’re my enemy’‚ÄĒloving-kindness is just the opposite‚ÄĒit is…..

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COPD: Acupuncture Research

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

What is COPD? ¬† COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Patients with COPD have trouble pushing used air out of their lungs, making it difficult to take in healthy new air. Although there is no cure for COPD, a patient‚Äôs quality of life can be improved by controlling symptoms, such…..

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Cortisone Side Effects

October 16th, 2010 | Posted in 3 Various Specific Problems

Glucocorticoid and adrenalineare, the main hormones released by the body as a reaction to stress,¬† are manufactured naturally by the body’s adrenal glands and also made synthetically‚ÄĒcortisone‚ÄĒwhich has been found to have a marked anti-inflammatory effect. Cortisone and its derivatives are steroids, among the most potent anti-inflammatory drugs known. Their use can substantially reduce the…..

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Cystitis

September 5th, 2010 | Posted in Female Problems

Symptoms: frequent, urgent urination, difficult urination of small amounts, burning sensation in urethra, blood clots, thirst, fever. Causes: The symptoms are due to inflammation of the bladder and its outlet pipe, the urethra. Nearly all infections are ‚ÄėAscending‚Äô i.e. the germs enter through the urethra to the bladder. It may also occur from sexual intercourse…..

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Depression

January 28th, 2012 | Posted in Emotions+Stress

DEPRESSION (also called unipolar depression or clinical depression) is a type of mental illness or mood disorder in which someone has strong sad feelings, feelings of guilt, helplessness, anxiety (worry), and/or fear, lowered self-esteem and a loss of interest in life which lasts for a long time. Some people who are depressed think about suicide.…..

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