(Research) Acupuncture is a recommended treatment for acid reflux

Acupuncture is useful for Acid Reflux!

Acupuncture treatment is beneficial in the treatment of functional heartburn.

This clinical investigation showed that adding Acupuncture treatment in patients who were unresponsive to proton pump inhibitors drugs, which are the first-line medications for Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GRED), was more effective in controlling the related symptoms compared with doubling the proton pump inhibitors drugs.

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(Research) Acupuncture Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A study conducted in Taiwan and published in the peer-reviewed journal of Clinical Journal of Pain (Impact Factor: 3.442) found that short-term acupuncture treatment is as effective as short-term low-dose prednisolone for mild-to-moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). For patients who do have an intolerance or contraindication for oral steroid or for those who do not opt for early surgery, acupuncture treatment provides an alternative choice for this common syndrome.

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(Research) Acupuncture effects and cost-effectiveness for women with breech fetus

Acupuncture treatment for fetus breech presentation

A breech presentation happens when a baby doesn’t move into a delivery position before birth and instead stays in a bottom-down position, which increasing the usage of Caesarean section and thus the risk of adverse effects on subsequent pregnancies is higher.

Acupuncture treatment between 33-36 weeks gestation may reduces the number of breech presentations at term, and therefore reduce the number of caesarean sections.

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(Research) Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

Acupuncture treatment for high blood pressure

Hypertension, also known as the “silent killer”, is known to be an independent primary or contributing cause of premature death, as well as a cause for cardiological problems, stroke, vascular disease and kidney failure.

For those unfamiliar with the numbers, about a third of the population in North America and Europe suffers from hypertension, and as of 2009, U.S. spending on blood pressure-lowering drugs, indirectly or directly, was estimated at about $ 73.4 billion a year.

How Acupuncture treatment can reduce high blood pressure and is it an effective treatment?

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(Research) Acupuncture for Chronic Pain

Acupuncture for chronic pain

Large scale review article from the available literature on acupuncture clinical trial examined 29 relevant and reliable studies worldwide and found that acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and it has a substantial effect on pain reduction in patients.

There is also a significant difference between the acupuncture group and the placebo and control groups.

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