Acupuncture May Help Knee Arthritis

A year long study at Berlin’s Institute of Social Medicine has shown the acupuncture effectively helps people suffering from knee osteoarthritis. Patients getting real acupuncture had bigger improvements in knee pain and function than the other two groups (fake acupuncutre and no acupuncture) and reported significantly lower scores on pain and disability. Half of the real acupuncture group had improved their scores by at least 50%.  The same level of improvement was reported by 28% of those getting fake acupuncture and 3% of those on the waitlist (no acupuncture).  As more studies are being done, science continues to prove that acupuncture is an effective alternative medicine therapy for pain relief and arthritis.
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Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture’s Success

For over 2,000 years Acupuncture has been used as a successful form of medicine in China, Japan, India, and other Asian countries. However in America, scientists are just now beginning to understand why acupuncture is such an effective therapy for nearly any health condition.  This article features modern studies showing acupuncture to be a successful therapy for different health conditions including pain, depression, and the side effects of cancer drugs. Learn the scientific reasons behind acupuncture’s success as a natural health therapy. Read more

Acupuncture for Menopause – Watch WebMD Video

WebMD presents this short video on the effectiveness of acupuncture for menopause. When Mary Alice Stuart began experiencing the hot flashes and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, she looked for an effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Mary Alice wanted a natural therapy for the hot flashes and anxiety that accompany menopause stating “Hormone replacement therapy is kinda scary. For me I just don’t think it’s a healthy choice.” So Mary Alice tried acupuncture.

After her acupuncture treatments, Mary Alice noticed better moods, less anxiety, reduced hot flashes. She now receives acupuncture only once a month and takes Chinese herbs to keep her menopause symptoms under control. Mary Alice’s results are common experiences for others using acupuncture and herbs to reduce menopause symptoms.

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