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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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How acupuncture changed my life

How acupuncture changed my life

It only takes a third of a second for Google to return over 11.2 million(!) results that espouse the benefits of acupuncture, but if you like your cyber chondria served with a personal anecdote on the side, step right this way.

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Acupuncture can curb menopausal hot flashes

Acupuncture can curb menopausal hot flashes

Acupuncture is found to be effective in reducing the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Researchers have found that after six months of acupuncture treatment, women reported an average 36.7 per cent decline in the frequency of hot flashes.

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Allergy season for you?

Allergy season for you?

By Mary Lello

Is your nose running? Are you having sneezing spasms? Are your eyes red and itchy and your throat feels like there’s something stuck in it?

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Headache and treatment options

Headache and treatment options

Migraine headaches have been around forever. Recently a published report has shown the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of chronic headaches, especially the migraine type. This research paper found that over a 12-month period, headache patients that received regular acupuncture sessions reported fewer headaches and reduced severity of the headaches.

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Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncturists making their point on allergies

Acupuncture is becoming an appealing option for a growing number of allergy sufferers. The treatment has been practised in China since before the advent of metal technology – when a small, pointed stone tool was used to press on the points rather than puncturing the skin – and it is now gaining acceptance from conventional medicine in West.

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