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More on Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture is known to be a form of complementary and alternative treatment that does not receive much attention from traditional Western-style doctors. However, more evidence is mounting, showing that it is an effective and safe way to treat various conditions. One of these is a recent report from the Archives of Internal Medicine in which researchers analyzed data from almost 18,000 people who were involved in clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture. Scientific evidence has shown that acupuncture is effective for chronic pain such as back pain, a common reason for many doctors’ visits from patients, young and old […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Osteoarthritis Pain

There are about 27 million adult Americans who are suffering from osteoarthritis, based on 2005 US census data, and researchers estimate that the lifetime risk of one developing the condition is close to 46 percent. Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition which involves the joints and is characterized by swelling, stiffness, and pain. It commonly affects the knees, the hips, and the fingers. A new study shows that black Americans who have low vitamin D levels are especially at risk for experiencing greater pain from osteoarthritis. The findings, which were published recently in Arthritis & Rheumatism, suggest that low vitamin D […]

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Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom in patients who are suffering from cancer. Carol Enderlin, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock also states that cancer and its treatments can cause other symptoms such as chronic pain, anemia, and psychological stress, which may contribute to fatigue. Furthermore, people who undergo chemotherapy often feel nauseated and may not be getting a nutritious diet to maintain their energy levels. Scientists led by Alexander Molassiotis from the University of Manchester investigated the benefits of acupuncture among breast cancer patients who were experiencing moderate or severe cancer-related fatigue. For six weeks […]

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