The Effects of Reiki Therapy During Chemotherapy

The effects of Reiki therapy and companionship on quality of life, mood, and symptom distress during chemotherapy Authors: Orsak G, Stevens AM, Brufsky A, Kajumba M, Dougall AL J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med 2015 Jan;20(1):20-7 PMID Article Link: 25381189 Journal Date: … [Read more...]

Acupuncture for adults with overactive bladder: a systematic review protocol

Authors: Mo Q, Wang Y, Ye Y, Yu J, Liu Z BMJ Open 2015;5(1):e006756 Article URL: PMID: 25573525 Abstract INTRODUCTION: Overactive bladder (OAB) is a symptom syndrome defined by the International Continence Society (ICS) as 'the presence of urinary urgency (both daytime and nighttime), … [Read more...]

Wrist-ankle acupuncture and ginger moxibustion for preventing gastrointestinal reactions to chemotherapy: A randomized controlled trial

Authors: Liu YQ, Sun S, Dong HJ, Zhai DX, Zhang DY, Shen W, Bai LL, Yu J, Zhou LH, Yu CQ Chin J Integr Med 2015 Jan; PMID: 25579196 Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of wrist-ankle acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion against gastrointestinal tract reactions (nausea, … [Read more...]

Bee Venom Acupuncture Alleviates Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Upregulating Regulatory T Cells and Suppressing Th1 and Th17 Responses

Authors: Lee MJ, Jang M, Choi J, Lee G, Min HJ, Chung WS, Kim JI, Jee Y, Chae Y, Kim SH, Lee SJ, Cho IH Mol. Neurobiol. 2015 Jan; PMID: 25579380 Abstract The protective and therapeutic mechanism of bee venom acupuncture (BVA) in neurodegenerative disorders is not clear. We investigated … [Read more...]

Acupuncture Provides Pain Relief in a Total Joint Replacement Program

Acupuncture Provides Short-Term Pain Relief for Patients in a Total Joint Replacement Program Crespin DJ, Griffin KH, Johnson JR, Miller C, Finch MD, Rivard RL, Anseth S, Dusek JA PMID: 25586769 Abstract OBJECTIVE: Given the risks of opioid medications, nonpharmacological strategies should be … [Read more...]

Bringing Holistic Treatments to the Attention of Medicine: Acupuncture as an Effective Poststroke Rehabilitation Tool

Authors: Farmer C J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med 2014 Dec; PMID Link: 25552471 Journal Date: 2014-12-31 Abstract This article reviews 3 studies that explore the effects of acupuncture on poststroke patients suffering from chronic stroke symptoms. The 3 studies selected strive to show … [Read more...]

Acupuncture improves locomotor function by enhancing GABA receptor expression in transient focal cerebral ischemia rats

Authors: Xu Q, Yang JW, Cao Y, Zhang LW, Zeng XH, Li F, Du SQ, Wang LP, Liu CZ Neurosci. Lett. 2014 Dec;588C:88-94 Article URL - PMID: 25556683 Abstract Stroke is the major cause of long-term disability among adults. Recent studies have found that GABAergic inhibitory neurotransmission plays … [Read more...]