Acupuncture eases tamoxifen-related hot flashes.
Friday, January 8 2010
NEW YORK (Reuters Health)-A new study provides more evidence that acupuncture can help ease hot flashes in women with breast cancer who are being treated with the "anti-estrogen" drug tamoxifen. Acupuncture, researchers found, is free of side effects and has a side benefit for some women: an increased sex drive.
Traditional Acupuncture in Migraine: A Controlled, Randomized Study
Enrido Facco, MD; Aldo Liquori, MD; Filomena Petti, MD; Gastone Zanette, MD; Flaminia Coluzzi, MD; Marco De Nardin, MD; Consalvo Mattia, MD
A prospective, randomized, controlled study was performed in 160 patients suffering from migraine without aura. The study demonstrated that Traditional Acupuncture was the only treatment able to provide a steady outcome improvement in comparison to the use of only Rizatriptan.
Blood Pressure Changes With Acupuncture Comparable to Those With ACE Inhibitor Monotherapy
News Author: Shelley Wood
CME Author: Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd
June 15, 2007-A study billed as the first rigorous, randomized trial in the West to test acupuncture against a sham needle technique to treat hypertension suggests that, performed properly, acupuncture may produce blood pressure changes on par with monotherapy in mil-to-moderate hypertension.
December 13, 2007
Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles
By NORA ISAACS
JANE BECKER, a composer and solo pianist, celebrated her 50th birthday at the dermatologist, paying $1,500 for shots of Restylane and Botox. But three months later, their wrinkle-smoothing effects wore off. So, she turned to a less-artificial youth tonic: facial acupuncture.