Latest news about acupuncture

03/28/2020 Treatment of novel Coronavirus infection with TCM

With current Novel Coronavirus crisis, I hope that every one follows WHO and U.S. CDC prevention protocol to protect yourself and your family. As you may know, the majority of Coronavirus patients in China received treatment of Chinese herbs and achieved satisfactory effects. China Public Health Commission incorporates TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) into its Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia diagnosis and treatment guideline (version 7) (see here). TCM can rapidly improve symptoms in patients with mild symptoms, shorten the course of illness for patients with severe symptoms, and reduce the possibility of mild infections from becoming severe (see here ) If you have concern or illness associated with the virus, please contact you doctor. If you are interested in Chinese herbs, you may contact me. Posted by Xingning Zhao, 3/28/2020

02/26/2020 Acupuncture benefit for heart

I hope that you have seen my post of 2/19/2020 regarding a recent study on acupuncture beneficial effect on heart. A number of other studies I posted before show similar effect. I encountered an elderly before who has Atrial Fibrillation and could not receive anti-coagulation therapy because of history of major bleeding; and she could not tolerate Amiodarone (a major medication for controlling heart rate) because of thyroid problem and lung problem. She could not tolerate other heart rate control medications such as beta-blocker and calcium channel blocker because of sinus node issue and low blood pressure. She declined ablation surgery because of old age and other concerns. She also has congested heart failure. In such complicated case, where patient has contradiction to conventional therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine can play a role. The patient has been out of this country, otherwise I should be able to help. Posted by Xingning Zhao, 2/26/2020

02/20/2020 Treatment of the new coronavirus with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

— According to various reports from China, the majority of the medical centers in China which are treating patients infected with coronavirus have been incorporated TCM into their treatment protocols and achieved satisfactory results. Yesterday, China National Health Commission published its sixth edition of new Coronavirus pneumonia treatment guideline which recommends different Chinese herb formula for various stages of the pneumonia. According to the official statistics, for total 60107 patients in the whole country, 85.2% of them were treated with protocols including Chinese herbs and the effective rate is 87%. In 42 medical centers in Hubai province, the epicenter of the virus outbreak, the percentage use of Chinese herbs in infected patients is 96.4% and achieved an effective rate of 81.3% (they have more sick patients). Posted by Xingning Zhao, 2/20/2020

02/19/2020

— Another interesting study on acupuncture improving pregnancy rate. Click here for details. Also please see my post of 8/22/2019 for a study of acupuncture effect on pregnancy rate.

— Another study showing acupuncture beneficial effect on heart. It helps to prevent developing coronary heart disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients. For details, click here. Also, see my posts of 1/24/2020, 11/8/2019 and 7/21/2019 for studies showing similar beneficial effects.

Posted by Xingning Zhao, 2/19/2020

01/24/2020

— A new study about Acupuncture on Angina Relief. For details, click here.

Also see my post on 7/21/2019 and 11/08/2019 for other studies about Acupuncture relief of angina.

— Acupuncture Alleviates Depression Quantified.

The effects of Acupuncture and herbs are associated with reduction of serum cytokine levels and elevation of the serum levels of a number of neurotransmitters. For details, click here.

Also see my post on 11/21/2019 for a study about acupuncture on postpartum depression.

— Acupuncture Plus Herbs Alleviate Post-Stroke Syndrome

This study shows that acupuncture, combined with herbs, improves brain functional connectivity in cerebral infarct patients. It also reduced stroke risk factors by lowering cholesterol, triglyceride and low density lipoprotein (LDL). It may also prevent platelet aggregation and plague formation in the arteries because it suppressed the expression of CD62P and CD63, the platelet activation markers. For details, click here.

Also see my posts on 1/2/2020 and 11/21/2019 for two studies about acupuncture improving cognitive impairment and my post on 11/21/2019 for a study about acupuncture treatment of traumatic brain injury.

Posted by Xingning Zhao, 01/24/2020

01/09/2020

— Good news: Tufts Health commercial plans offer unlimited acupuncture coverage as of the beginning of 2020. For details, click here. Posted by Xingning Zhao, 01/09/2020

01/02/2020

— Acupuncture Beats Drug for Dry eyes. For details, click here.

— Acupuncture Tops Drug for Cognitive Impairment. For details, click here.

Posted by Xingning Zhao 01/02/2020

01/02/2020 Trend of acupuncture treatment in US

Read this interesting article about the the trend of adopting acupuncture in US health care system: “AOM in America: Political Landscape Analysis”. Click here for details. Posted by Xingning Zhao 01/02/2020

12/02/2019 Surge in Acupuncture in Global Market

Surge in acupuncture adoption for pain management, increase in gynecological disorders, and rise in health complications in aging population drive the growth of the global acupuncture needles market. For details, see here. Posted by Xingning Zhao 12/02/2019

11/21/2019

— Patrick Dempsey enjoys acupuncture treatment. Patrick Dempsey’s cancer center offers acupuncture treatment. To hear what Patrick Dempsey said about acupuncture, click here. Posted by Xingning Zhao

11/21/2019

— Acupuncture Restores Bladder Function For Diabetics For details, click here.

— Acupuncture Beats Drugs For Allergic Rhinitis Relief. Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Relief For Congested Heart Failure See here for details.

— Acupuncture and Herbs Rival Drug For Restless Leg Syndrome. Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Provides Tinnitus Attenuation Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Provides Insomnia Relief. Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Found Effective For Traumatic Brain Injury Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Provides Schizophrenia Relief Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Beats Drugs for Cognitive Impairment Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Postpartum Depression Success Click here for details.

To see more studies about acupuncture’s effect on depression, click here.

— Acupuncture Improves Spinal Cord Injury Bladder Function Click here for details.

— Acupuncture and Herbs Beat Drug For Ankylosing Spondylitis Click here for detail.

— Acupuncture For Rheumatoid Arthritis Success Click here for details.

— Acupuncture and Herbs Beat Drug For Gout Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Beats Drug For Herniated Disc Relief Click here for details.

— Acupuncture Beats Drugs For IBS Relief Click here for details.

Posted by Xingning Zhao 11/21/2019

11/08/2019

— An interesting article: Rejuvenation and Acupuncture: How to Achieve Success From the Inside Out. For details, click here.

11/08/2019

— Acupuncture reduces angina attacks, a study of 404 patients. JAMA Internal Medicine, July 29, 2019 For details, click here.

11/08/2019

— Acupuncture reduces alcohol dependence and alcohol withdraw symptoms. Its mechanism: regulating beta-endorphin neurotransmission in the brain Science Advances 09/04/2019 Vol. 5, No. 9. For details, click here.

Posted by Xingning Zhao, 11/08/2019

10/10/2019:

Medicare considers to cover acupuncture for low back pain treatment

Medicare is funding research on acupuncture treatment for low back pain, and considers to cover acupuncture if enough evidence is collected. It is unprecedented for Medicare because it never covered acupuncture before. Once Medicare covers acupuncture, other insurances will follow. For details, click here.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts will cover acupuncture staring 01/01/2020

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts will add acupuncture benefit from January 1, 2020. Eligible members can receive up to 12 visits per calendar year. They can receive acupuncture services for any reason – they do not need to be diagnosed with a medical condition to be eligible for coverage. This is a breakthrough for the entire medical insurance industry, and certainly a very good news for its members so they can access to a great treatment option to improve their health. For details, click here.

Posted by Xingning Zhao, 10/10/2019

8/22/2019:

— Acupuncture Improves Pregnancy Rates. https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1971-acupuncture-improves-pregnancy-rates

— Acupuncture and Herbs Surpass Drug for Sjogren Syndrome Relief https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1970-acupuncture-and-herbs-surpass-drug-for-sjoegren-syndrome-relief

— Acupuncture Found Effective For Knee Arthritis https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1969-acupuncture-found-effective-for-knee-arthritis

— Acupuncture And Herbs Alleviate Diabetic Neuropathy https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1968-acupuncture-and-herbs-alleviate-diabetic-neuropathy

— Acupuncture is Effective For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1967-acupuncture-results-for-carpal-tunnel-syndrome

Posted by Xingning Zhao 8/22/2019

7/21/2019:

— The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, The American College of Physicians, and other medical organizations have endorsed acupuncture as a front-line treatment for pain in general as well as, more specially, for  chronic low back pain. https://www.medicalacupuncture.org/For-Patients/Acupuncture-in-the-News

— Acupuncture, as adjunctive treatment, showed superior benefits in alleviating angina JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 29, 2019 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2739058?resultClick=1

— Acupuncture Plus Herbs Found Effective For Insomnia Relief and Reduces Inflammatory Biomarkers  https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1966-acupuncture-plus-herbs-found-effective-for-insomnia-relief

— Acupuncture is effective in treating type II diabetes (reducing body weight and lowering blood sugar) https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1965-acupuncture-for-diabetes-confirmed

For more studies about acupuncture on Diabetes, click here.

— Acupuncture and Herbs Outperform Hair Loss Drug https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1964-acupuncture-and-herbs-outperform-hair-loss-drug

— Acupuncture and Herbs Anxiety Relief Beats Drug https://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1961-acupuncture-plus-herbs-beat-drug-for-anxiety-relief

Posted by Xingning Zhao, 7/21/2019

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