Category Archive for: ‘Acupuncture’

Millions Embrace Acupuncture, Despite Thin Evidence

By Ellen EdwardsWashington Post Staff WriterTuesday, March 17, 2009 Kaiya Larson pressed a small, thin needle against the patient’s skin. A licensed acupuncture practitioner, Larson focused intently as she felt for the right spot — not here, not there . . . then ping, she pushed the needle in and turned it a little to the right, as though she …

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Duke Study: Acupuncture Offers Better Headache Relief Over Medication

By Duke Medicine, Press Release12/2/2008 DURHAM, N.C. – Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, according to a new analysis conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. The National Institutes of Health recommended acupuncture as a viable treatment for chronic headaches a decade ago and, while research in this field has increased, …

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Alternative Medicine Under the Microscope

By Susan Okie,who is a physician and a national correspondent for the New England Journal of MedicineWashington PostThursday, October 2, 2008 TRICK OR TREATMENT The Undeniable Facts About Alternative Medicine By Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst Norton. 342 pp. $25.95 …Some forms of alternative medicine have been studied extensively, and the results (not surprisingly) are mixed. Homeopathy, the authors conclude, …

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Acupuncture Sticks It to Cancer Pain

Natural Health By: Lara EndreszlFriday, 22 August 2008 …The study Acupuncture Reduces Pain and Dysfunction in Head and Neck Cancer Patients after Neck Dissection done by Dr. David Pfister of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center picked 70 random patients to research over a period of four weeks. All the patients had been recovered from radiation and surgery for three months …

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