205, 2015

Low Back Pain

Acupuncture Relief From Low Back Pain

HealthCMI 29 April 2014.

Researchers conclude that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic low back pain. A randomized, controlled trial was performed at the Dongzhimen Hospital in Beijing, China with a group of 60 participants. Acupuncture effectively decreased patient pain levels and reduced days missed from work due to low back pain

Acupuncture Biochemical Discovery For Low Back Pain & Discs

HealthCMI 08 August 2014

Acupuncture reduces lower back pain and disc degeneration. A new study demonstrates that electroacupuncture applied to specific acupuncture points on the back stimulates beneficial biochemical bodily responses that benefit the spine. Researchers successfully measured scientifically repeatable chemical responses to acupuncture that suppress intervertebral disc degeneration.

Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Lower Back Pain

HealthCMI 19 March 2013

A new study finds acupuncture more effective for the treatment of lower back pain than a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) injection of diclofenac. Researchers applied acupuncture needles to patients with acute lower back pain and compared results with subjects injected with the NSAID medication. The drug diclofenac is used to reduce both inflammation and to reduce pain. The research uncovered important facts. The group receiving acupuncture experienced both greater pain relief and less physical disability than did […]

205, 2015


‘Virological Penicillin’ found in Chinese Traditional Medicine
Sci-News, 15 October 2014

A research has validated the use of honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) to treat viral infections, that it contains a plant microRNA which directly targets influenza A viruses including H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9. This research has been published in Cell Research. The study is the first demonstration that a natural product can directly target a virus, and also provides evidence that dietary exogenous miRNAs are able to be functionally absorbed by mammalian gastrointestinal tract and play a regulatory role in a cross-kingdom manner.


205, 2015

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer patients find that acupuncture has ‘shocking’ health benefits
Pottsmerc.com, 8 October 2014

Researchers at Penn Medicine led a controlled trial and found that electroacupunture helped relieve the symptoms of breast cancer patients such as joint pain, fatigue and depression. Dr. Jun Mao, the corresponding author said the patients felt relief afterward but the amount of time it took varied by each individual. Mao said the electric currents used in electroacupuncture have a positive effect on the endorphins being released in the brain.


205, 2015

Parkinson’s disease

Acupuncture Alleviates Parkinson’s disease

HealthCMI, 19 January 2015

Acupuncture relieves Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Researchers document the ability of acupuncture to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, hot flashes and abnormal sweating in a clinical case history. The patient responded with significant positive patient outcomes after a 2 week regime of acupuncture treatments given at a rate of five days per week. – See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1419-acupuncture-alleviates-parkinson-s-disease#sthash.0ABhB4oW.dpuf

205, 2015

Allergies & Sinus

Acupuncture Soothes Allergies & Sinus
HealthCMI,22 January 2015

Acupuncture relieves sinus problems due to allergies. Research published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy incorporates a meta-analysis of high quality allergy related studies comparing groups receiving acupuncture versus control groups. The researchers documented that acupuncture “produced significantly greater diminution of nasal symptoms” in the acupuncture group. They add, “Our meta-analysis showed that (the) acupuncture group has superior effect(s) in reduction of both rhinitis symptoms and the requirement for antiallergic medication compared with (the) control group.

205, 2015


Acupuncture Migraine Relief Achievement

HealthCMI, 30 January 2015.

Acupuncture provides significant relief for migraine sufferers. Researchers conducted a randomized-controlled trial of 87 patients comparing the effectiveness of two acupuncture point prescriptions. Both protocols were effective, however, one approach delivered significantly superior patient outcomes.

Migraine vanishes with acupuncture and tuina
HealthCMI, 19 June 2014

Acupuncture is more effective than medication for controlling migraines. Researchers compared a combination of acupuncture and tuina massage with the oral medication flunarizine hydrochloride. The TCM treatment was significantly more effective than the drug treatment for reducing pain frequency, intensity and duration due to migraines, with a total effective rate of 93.8%, and the medication group only achieved a 63%.

205, 2015

Ulcerative Colitis

Acupuncture & herbs relieve ulcerative colitis
HealthCMI, 3 June 2014

Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with herbal medicine helps to eliminate ulcerative colitis. Researchers in China wanted to know if acupuncture and herbal medicine combined with pharmaceutical medications is more effective than using only drugs. The study group receiving acupuncture and herbs combined with drugs had a total effective rate of 93.1%. The group that only received drugs had a 75.86% total effective rate. The researchers concluded that acupuncture and herbal medicine consistently enhances clinical outcomes for patients with ulcerative colitis.


1401, 2015

How Acupuncture Helps Cancer Patients

Acupuncture, a complementary and alternative therapy used in cancer management, has been used clinically to manage cancer-related symptoms, treat side effects induced by chemotherapy or radiation therapy, boost blood cell count, and enhance lymphocyte and natural killer (NK) cell activity. In cancer treatment, its primary use is symptom management; commonly treated symptoms are cancer pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (N/V), and other symptoms that affect a patient’s quality of life, including weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor appetite, xerostomia, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, and gastrointestinal symptoms (constipation and diarrhea). Acupuncture is acceptable and safe for children.

Acupuncture has been used clinically to:
1. manage cancer-related symptoms
2. treat side effects induced by chemotherapy or radiation therapy
3. boost blood cell count
4. Enhance lymphocyte and natural killer (NK) cell activity. In cancer treatment
5. Its primary use is symptom management
6. commonly treated symptoms are cancer pain,
7. chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (N/V),
8. symptoms that affect a patient’s quality of life, including:
weight loss, anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor appetite, xerostomia, hot flashes, peripheral neuropathy, and gastrointestinal symptoms (constipation and diarrhea).

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