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Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Acupuncture Found Effective For Sleep Apnea Relief, Beats CPAP

Researchers (Zheng-tao, et al.) find acupuncture effective for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and conclude that it is a potentially valid and successful substitute for the CPAP machine. The findings indicate that acupuncture is a proven treatment option for sleep apnea patients looking for a cost-effective alternative to standard treatment or for those who find sleeping with the machine cumbersome and difficult to manage.

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Natural health: Glandular fever

Natural health: Glandular fever

The more that you rest up in the early stages of glandular fever, the better your chance of a complete recovery.

Q. Is there anything that we can do to help? He is exhausted all of the time and is due to start college this month.

A. Glandular fever, caused by Epstein Barr virus, is most commonly diagnosed in the 15-25 year age group. Unfortunately, at this age it does have a significant impact on the ability to carry on with study and/or work.

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Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture Beats Drug For Insomnia Treatment

Acupuncture outperforms a benzodiazepine medication for the treatment of insomnia.

Researchers find acupuncture more effective for the relief of insomnia than estazolam, a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drug. Using Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) scores as a basis of comparison, acupuncture outperformed estazolam for the improvement of “sleep quality, efficiency disturbance and daytime dysfunction.” The researchers note that the acupuncture protocol used to achieve the treatment results included a specialized order for inserting the acupuncture needles and that the “sequence of acupuncture points” plays an important role.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Homeopathy

A Beginner’s Guide to Homeopathy

Have you heard of homeopathy but never really understood how homeopathic remedies work? While it may come across as intimidatingly complex, this natural health practice is in fact based on a simple healing principle: ‘like cures like.’ In other words, if a substance causes a symptom in a healthy person, a very small amount of the same substance given to the person may cure the illness. A “homeopathic” dose suggests that an infinitesimal amount of what ails actually enhances the body’s normal healing and self-regulatory processes.

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Using St. John’s wort as a fibromyalgia natural treatment

Are you struggling with fibromyalgia and wondering if St. John’s wort can help you?

St. John’s wort is a popular herb that has medicinal qualities and has been used as a natural remedy. Fibromyalgia patients share that this herb may help reduce depression and improve sleep. However, St. John’s wort can interact with medications and has side effects, so you must consult your doctor before using it and check with your pharmacist.

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Your miracle natural remedy! (Slideshow)

Apple Cider Vinegar: Your miracle natural remedy! (Slideshow)

Yes! Apple cider vinegar can be a great natural toner when it comes to acne-prone skin and also makes the skin healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate the skin, reduce red spots and maintain the pH balance of your skin.

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The 3 deadliest pieces of advice your doctor will ever give you – explosive new Ian Wishart health book challenges NZ healthy diet claims

The 3 deadliest pieces of advice your doctor will ever give you – explosive new Ian Wishart health book challenges NZ healthy diet claims

“Show Me The Money, Honey” book reveals cholesterol, saturated fat and salt are good for most people’s health

AUCKLAND, NZ, — A new book on health warns tens of thousands of New Zealanders could be killed by key policy directives of New Zealand’s Ministry of Health.

Investigative journalist Ian Wishart says there’s compelling evidence from peer-reviewed medical studies that 50 years of health advice about the dangers of salt, cholesterol and saturated fat is wrong, and the mistake is already costing lives.

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Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

Overweight Dads Could Affect Daughter’s Health

According to a study out of Georgetown University Medical Center and published in Scientific Reports, obese male mice and normal weight female mice produce female pups that are overweight at birth through childhood, and have delayed development of their breast tissue as well as increased rates of breast cancer. These findings come from one of the first animal studies to examine the impact of paternal obesity on future generations’ cancer risk.

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