Posts Tagged ‘surgery’

Acupressure for Children

Acupressure is based on the same theoretical foundations as acupuncture, but is done without needles. It is a good treatment choice for young children or for anyone who is extremely afraid of needles. A study done last year showed that an acupressure treatment with acupressure beads was effective in helping calm children before they went

Acupuncture Relief Following Neck Surgery

Several months ago, I wrote a post about how acupuncture and massage can help with post-surgical pain relief. Recently, another study came out supporting that finding. The study, done by researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, involved 70 participants. All were patients who had received surgery for head or neck cancer. Compared

Gender, Race, and Even Geography May Impact Health

For years, health research was done primarily on white men, and scientists assumed that the results were applicable across all populations.  Now, it is becoming increasingly evident that variables such as gender, race, and geography can also impact health.  The following are just a few examples from recent medical literature. Two studies of attention-deficit hyperactivity

Acupuncture Reduces Post-Surgical Pain

After reviewing 15 controlled studies, researchers at Duke University concluded that acupuncture is beneficial for pain relief from surgery.  The study found that patients who received acupuncture before or during surgical procedures experienced substantial benefits compared to the control groups.  These included: ·         Less pain ·         A smaller amount of pain medication required ·         Fewer

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