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Acupuncture May Help Chemotherapy Side Effects

Oriental medical practice of Acupuncture along with commonly used medications may help ease the distressing and disabling side effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, if researchers at National Institute of Health (NIH) are to be believed. .. .. ..According to Dr. Joannieshen MD, MPH, research associate at NIH, electro-acupuncture was more effective in controlling vomiting than just m...

Fight arthritic pain with acupuncture

Arthritic pain is one of the worst types of chronic pain. Many people are immobilized and crippled because of this painful condition. But now there’s good news for the long-suffering arthritic patients. ..Acupuncture, which is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine, is supposed to have magical cures for those suffering from arthritis. ..A team led by Dr. Jeanette Ezzo, Washington,...

Acupuncture superseeds massage therapy for short term relief of pain

Chronic neck pain often remains a therapeutic challenge for many practising allopathic medicine. so now the alternative forms of medicine has taken its stride. Acupuncture vs massage for treating pain has been widely debated with some practitioners. ..Dr. Dominik Irnich of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich has done a study on this basis and found that when it comes to chronic neck pain, acu...

Is acupuncture safe?

Two new reports from the US suggest that acupuncture is at least as safe as conventional medicine...There is a dearth of hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). .. ..According to two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture. In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture agreed to record any advers...

Acupuncture for conception

There are many grueling and expensive options to explore for women who are trying to conceive the latest of it being Acupuncture. ....According to an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, older women are particularly favour acupuncture because they may have been through the other options. They usually face multiple problems when it comes to conception. A woman is born with a certain number of...

Acupuncture provides relief

Acupuncture works better than massage as a treatment for chronic neck pain, but it may need to be combined with other therapies when used over long periods.That's the conclusion of one of the most rigorous trials into the effectiveness of the complementary medicine technique, which involves inserting needles into special sites in the nervous system.// ....The study compared 157 patients undergoi...

Acupuncture can ease cancer

The extreme sickness experienced by cancer patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy could be eased by electroacupuncture. Nausea and vomiting caused by the powerful drugs used to fight cancer can prove extremely debilitating for patients. ....Doctors offer an arsenal of various anti-emetic drugs to lessen the reaction, but in recent years acupuncture has been joining mainstream medicine as a p...

Acupuncture to bring relief to patients with dry mouth

Researchers form California report that acupuncture may help some cancer patients who have severe dry mouth as a side effect of treatment.//Their study, included mainly patients with head and neck cancers treated with radiation, showed that acupuncture to the ear and index finger recuperated dry mouth in most of the patients. ....An ancient therapy introduced in China more than 2,000 years ago, a...

Is acupuncture safe?

Two new reports from the US suggest that acupuncture is at least as safe as conventional medicine...There is a dearth of hard evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). .. ..According to two reports, they provide one of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture.// In the first, 78 doctors and physiotherapists carrying out acupuncture agreed to record any adve...

Acupuncture for cystitis in women

The efficiency of acupuncture in women with cystitis depends upon how their condition is diagnosed according to traditional Chinese medicine. Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder which leads to frequent urination,// incomplete emptying of the bladder, and a burning pain when urinating. It's common among women and can greatly impair their quality of life. ....Terje Alraek of the University...

Acupuncture in Paediatric care

Acupuncture, one of the ancient Chinese medical practices that has gained widespread popularity is now being recommended for children. Paediatricians suggest that along with other therapies, the traditional Chinese medicine practice should// also be offered to paediatric patients. ..A recent study which shows significant rise in the number of visits made to acupuncturists, proves the popularity o...

Acupuncture for Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports there will be more than 105,000 new cases of colon cancer and 42,000 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed this year in the United States. // ....When the cancers become advanced, they bring on a host of side effects that make quality of life poor. Now, doctors hope acupuncture will help them live better and with less stress. ..Clinical psychologists are looking...

Acupuncture for Cancer

The American Cancer Society reports there will be more than 105,000 new cases of colon cancer and 42,000 new cases //of rectal cancer diagnosed this year in the United States. ..When the cancers become advanced, they bring on a host of side effects that make quality of life poor. Now, doctors hope acupuncture will help them live better and with less stress. ..Clinical psychologists are looking t...

Acupuncture An Effective Treatment Option For Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common, affecting almost one-tenth of the population over age 50. Osteoarthritis is an incurable illness //, so treatment is aimed at improving patients' quality of life, which is why acupuncture was studied. Acupuncture in addition to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee is more effective than drug treatment alone, shows new research out of Spain. ..Ei...

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

Acupuncture provides pain relief and improves function for people with osteoarthritis of the knee and serves as an effective complement to Normal care. This study was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), both components of the National Institutes of Health.// The find...

Arthritis Patients Can Find Relief With Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese therapy of acupuncture can help those suffering from arthritis of the knee, according to new research. // ..A current multi-location trial included 570 patients ages 50 or older with osteoarthritis of the knee. Participants were placed in three groups. One hundred and ninety patients received acupuncture, 191 underwent sham acupuncture, and 189 followed a self-help course to...

Acupuncture May Well Be The Next Cure For High Blood Pressure

A report in the Journal of Applied Physiology says that it is possible to reduce high blood pressure through the use of acupuncture// . ....Scientists, in an attempt to study the effects of acupuncture on sympathetic excitatory cardiovascular responses, had found out the result from the reactions in anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. The results were obtained when the rats were subjected to thirty...

Effectiveness of acupuncture for migraines

Acupuncture seems to be no more effective than sham acupuncture in patients// suffering from migraines, although both seems to be better than waiting list control intervention. ....The researchers of Center for Complementary Medicine Research, Munich, Germany, had divided migraine patients into three groups, where the first group had received the acupuncture treatment given by the specially train...

Patients with osteoarthritis benefit by Acupuncture

A study published in Lancet investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with minimal acupuncture //and with no acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee...Acupuncture is a commonly used procedure to treat many types of patients with chronic pain. ..By random allocation, patients with chronic osteoarthritis of the knee were assigned into three groups. One group consisting of...

Acupuncture May Be An Effective Treatment Against Tension-Headaches

For all those people suffering from tension-headaches, acupuncture may be the right treatment for them.// A study reported in the journal BMJ said that acupuncture can reduce the incidence of these headaches by half.In a randomized controlled trial - the gold standard of clinical trials - researchers in Germany divided 270 patients with a similar severity of tension headache into three groups. ....

Fibromyalgia Patients May Be Soothed By Acupuncture

A study done by the researchers of the Mayo Clinic had said that it is possible to treat people suffering from fibromyalgia with techniques of acupuncture. Their results will be presented in the 11th World Congress of the International Association for the // Study of Pain in Sydney, Australia... ....Acupuncture could fill a gap in available therapies for the disease as something additive to what...

Launch Of India’s First Virology Course At Pun

Aiming to counter the threat posed by new virus-induced diseases like bird flu and Japanese encephalitis, a city-based institute has launched a course offering specialization in virology. The NIV and the Institute of // Biotechnology and Bioinformatics of the University of Pune would confer the degree jointly... .."There is a shortage of virologists to identify viruses and check their outbreak. T...

Law To Govern Acupuncture

The Ontario Government of Canada has put new law that makes Alternative medicine practitioners including acupuncture doctors to meet strict legislation to confirm that they have fulfilled all the training requirements and professional expertise with high standards//. This new legislation is brought by the Government to check the credibility and standard of these professionals. ....Acupuncture wo...

Punjabis Transfer Taste From Chicken To Prawns

Chandigarh: The all-pervasive "tandoori chicken" is being slowly nudged away from the plates of food connoisseurs in Punjab and Prawns and lobsters are taking its place//. ....This seems evident from the response of a large number food lovers who are thronging the ongoing seafood festival in Chandigarh these days. ....Punjab, which has catered to the gourmets' palates with the delicious "butte...

Punjab Government To Clamp Down On Sex Determination Tests

The authorities in India’s Punjab state are using decoy customers to trap doctors who conduct sex determination tests for unborn babies which // has been outlawed. The State’s sex ratio is less than 800 females for every 1,000 males. ....Officials said the decoy customers would be paid up to Rs.5,000 to help nab diagnostic centers indulging in illegal sex determination tests. Punjab's Health...

Punjab Government Told To Explain Illegal Kidney Transplantations

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for a report with regard to people allegedly being coerced to sell their kidneys and has issued the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of the Indian State of Punjab with a notice. // As many as 300 laborers in the state are reported to have lost their kidneys since the year 2001, and about 25 of them are no longer alive. The...

Acupuncture As Good As Drug Therapy In Migraine Treatment

A German study has now proved that acupuncture, even sham acupuncture may be as effective as drug when it comes to treating migraine//. A comparable level of treatment efficacy has been documented with both forms of acupuncture and similar results were obtained with respect to reduction in migraine days. ..More than 400 people with a diagnosis of migraine were included for the study. The study p...

Mobile Clinic For Sex Workers In Pune

A special clinic on wheels is being launched for sex workers in Pune that would provide AIDS counseling and treatment for sexually transmitted// disease along with blood test facilities all for free of cost. ....A mobile clinic that would provide blood test facilities, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS counselling to thousands of sex workers for free is being launched here in...

IMA, Punjab, Gives Call For Medical Bandh On May 25

The Punjab chapter of Indian Medical Association today called a statewide medical bandh on May 25 to protest the Centre's move// to provide reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions. ....At an emergency meeting of the state executive body of IMA presided by President Dr G S Gill, the members unanimously passed a resolution condemning police action against medicos in Delhi, Mumbai an...

Competitive Advantage Are Attained In Which Freeloaders Are Punished

According to a study conducted by the University of Erfurt in Erfurt, Germany, it was found that people are willing to inflict financial pain to achieve// collective gain. The study results were published in the journal Science. ....Researchers have found that groups in which individual members have the option to punish freeloaders were more popular than groups without this option. Though two t...

Motivation Yardstick: Rewards or Punishment? Discover the Superior Performance Trigger

Avidly observing participants at a simulated investment game, a study, intending to investigate the triggers for effective and sustained motivation while working //collectively in a team, revealed stark observations amongst its participants. ....The study conducted by the University of Erfurt team, found improved productivity and achievement of targets among teams, when ‘punishments’ became a f...

14% Of Pune Population Diabetic: Children Most Affected

A new US based study titled 'Search for Diabetes in Youth' has highlighted the alarming rate of incidence of juvenile diabetes //. It further points out to the importance of keeping a constant vigil on the sugar level, which is the only way to prevent the associated complications. The results of the study have been published in the spring 2006 issue of Countdown, an official journal of the Juveni...

Provisional Fees For Medical Courses Fixed By Punjab Government

The provisional fees for admittance into various medical courses offered by unaided medical institutions have been fixed by the medical education and research department// of the Punjab government. The courses include MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS and other similar medical and paramedical courses. ..Representatives of medical institutions and students have also been invited for a consultation regarding...

OPDs stopped, health services crippled in Punjab, Haryana

Health services in Punjab and Haryana were paralysed today as doctors of both state-run and and private hospitals// stopped the OPDs in the wake of a 'medical bandh' called by the Indian Medical Association to protest the Centre's reservation proposal. ...."All OPDs, including parallel ones run by medicos in front of state-run hospitals and private medical institutions have been stopped", Associa...

Medicos In Punjab, Haryana Contemplating 'Drastic Steps'

Medicos in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, who are agitating against hike in quotas in elite educational institutions // , said they were contemplating 'drastic steps' to draw the Centre's attention to the issue, as health services in the region today remained crippled causing immense hardships to patients. ....'Something drastic have to be done to draw attention of the Government. Our protests s...

No Punitive Action Against Striking Medicos if Strike Called Off

New Delhi. Taking serious note of the plight of the patients, the Supreme Court today directed the protesting medicos to call off their strike //forthwith assuring that Government will not take punitive action against them. ....Observing that the damage done to the patients was "irretrievable", the court ordered the medicos to "call off forthwith" all strikes, protests, demonstrations or any fo...

Medicos Call Off Strike In Punjab, Haryana And Chandigarh

Medicos across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh tonight called off their nearly fortnight-long strike against Centre's move to reserve seats for OBCs in elite educational institutions. // ....A decision to this effect was taken at the general body meeting of Association of Resident Doctors of the Post Graduate Institute for Medical Education and Research here tonight, Dr Subh Mohan Singh of Youth...

Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study

Amritsar, June 10 . Punjab has a high incidence of drug abuse in the 16 to 35 age group with the problem more acute in the rural areas where unemployment is rampant, according to a study. // ....The report, "Drug Addiction in Punjab: A Sociological Study", released by Punjab Governor S F Rodrigues here today, said an increasing number of youth in the villages of Punjab were taking to drugs like s...

Acupuncture to Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic has revealed that acupuncture reduces the symptoms of fibromyalgia//. ....Fibromyalgia is a disorder considered disabling by many, and is characterized by chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and symptoms such as fatigue, joint stiffness and sleep disturbance. No cure is known and available treatments are only partially effective. ....Mayo’s study...

Not Paying Salary To Docs During Strike Isn't Punishment: Ramadoss

Acting tough on the medicos who had resorted to the strike against OBC reservation in educational institutions, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss today said that not paying salary // to doctors for the strike period was not a punishment. ....'It is not a punitive action. No work, no pay. If court orders to release the salaries, we will do so,' he told reporters when asked to respond to protests b...
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