acupuncture

  1. This ancient treatment SOOTHES away cancer pain

    This ancient treatment SOOTHES away cancer pain

    It’s not how you pictured it.

    When you first get hit with a cancer diagnosis, you imagine that beating the disease would be cause for celebration.

    And certainly, you should celebrate a victory over this deadly disease.

    The problem is that you’re often in no mood for a party. Treatment can leave you feeling run-down, beat-up, and sick as a dog.

    Celebrate??? You can barely stand up straight!

    Now, the latest research reveals one way to battle the toxic side effects of a common class of cancer drug, so you bounce back feeling better than ever.

    It finds that older women with breast cancer can fight off the agonizing joint pain that often comes from treatment with the help of acupuncture, a time-tested natural therapy already proven to ease dozens of other common forms of pain.

    The new study focused specifically on women given aromatase inhibitors, drugs for early-stage breast cancer that are notorious for making your joints feel as if they’re trying to bust out of your body.

    Some of the women were given real acupuncture, while some were given a fake version of acupuncture in which the needles were put in the wrong places. A third set of women weren’t given either.

    After six weeks, the women who got the real acupuncture were enjoying big-time pain relief, compared to those in the other two groups.

    The study focused on that infamously agonizing joint pain, but earlier research has found that acupuncture can also help deliver relief from other forms of pain caused by cancer treatment as well as ease symptoms such as nausea and fatigue.

    Naturally, there’s a downside to the new study.

    Anyone with even half a brain would know the REAL problem isn’t the pain itself. It’s the CAUSE of that pain. It’s the drugs that make cancer patients so miserable that some of them would rather battle the disease alone than keep taking the meds.

    The real solution should be to shift patients off of the drugs as quickly as possible and get them onto safer and less toxic alternatives.

    But that’s not what they’re saying about this one.

    Nope.

    The mainstream is throwing a celebration of its own, thinking that using acupuncture to deliver pain relief means that it can keep patients on these joint-ripping drugs for longer periods of time!

    Here’s a better idea: Let’s get patients onto treatments that work better and have LESS pain to begin with.

    Sure, there are times you might need toxic meds. But in many cases, patients can do with shorter courses or skip them altogether — especially women with early-stage breast cancer.

  2. Acupuncture works even in the ER

    The drug-free secret to emergency pain relief

    When you're in pain in the emergency room, you need relief... and you need it fast.

    That means the most powerful meds in the building, right?

    WRONG!

    A groundbreaking new study reveals how you can get QUICK and EFFECTIVE relief even in the dire circumstances of the emergency room... without ANY drugs at all.

    The secret is acupuncture, the treatment already proven to help bring major relief from chronic pain over the long term.

    But the new study finds it even works for immediate emergency-level pain.

    This one focused on patients with back pain, ankle injuries, and migraines, but not the run-of-the-mill stuff you might "tough out" at home. These were people in so much agony they went to the emergency room, where they reported pain levels of at least a 4 on a 10-point scale.

    Some were given painkillers. Some were given acupuncture. And some were given both.

    An hour later, all three groups had similar results.

    None of the treatments were CURES for the pain. While pain levels dropped across the board, less than 40 percent saw those levels dip by two points or more.

    But it was enough to help them through the immediate crisis: Two days later, the vast majority said they were satisfied with their treatment.

    In fact, 83 percent of those who got ONLY acupuncture said they'd be perfectly happy getting the same treatment again, compared to 78 percent given the drugs and 81 percent who got both.

    Sounds to me like ERs should start adding acupuncturists to the staff... because this isn't the only study to find the technique works in emergency situations.

    Just last year, a major study put acupuncture up against one of the most powerful painkillers used in ERs: morphine.

    You'd think that would be a cakewalk for the morphine, right?

    NOPE!

    In that study, acupuncture delivered relief to more patients and did it faster... almost twice as fast in many cases. And while morphine made patients loopy and dizzy, as you'd expect, the folks given acupuncture had ZERO major side effects.

    What makes these studies so compelling is not just what it means in the ER.

    It's what happens later.

    When folks are put on painkillers in the emergency room, they're usually sent home with a supply of those same meds -- or at least similar ones -- and maybe even a prescription for more.

    That leads to the risk of both immediate side effects and long-term problems, including addiction.

    Instead of meds, however, patients could end up getting referrals for more acupuncture, cutting off that cycle before it ever has a chance to start.

  3. Acupuncture works for pain and depression

    Stunning new study backs drug-free pain relief It sounds too good to be true. But in this case, it IS true, because new research proves there's a single therapy that can beat pain in the knees, back and neck... migraines... and even depression. And it's NOT a drug. Acupuncture has been used for centuries in China for those very same...
  4. Mastectomy pain eased with acupuncture

    Mastectomy pain can be devastating, but the latest research shows that acupuncture is almost as good as opioid drugs when it comes to getting relief.
  5. Acupuncture activates ‘natural opioids’

    Acupuncture is proven to fight pain and cut blood pressure at the same time, and the latest science shows how it works: It causes your brain to pump out natural opioids.
  6. Acupuncture relives pain better and faster than morphine

    Acupuncture is so good at beating pain that new research finds it can outperform morphine in emergency room situations.
  7. Acupuncture slows mild cognitive impairment

    Acupuncture can stop or even improve the mild cognitive impairment that’s often the first step toward dementia.
  8. Acupuncture now being used by the U.S. military

    Acupuncture has been used effectively for thousands of years – and now, the U.S. military has realized wounded warriors can turn to it for safe and effective pain relief.
  9. Acupuncture helps fight breast cancer side effects

    Acupuncture can help fight off one of the most irritating side effects of common breast cancer treatments: the hot flashes that make it seem as if menopause has returned.
  10. The benefits of acupuncture

    Acupuncture can help you to lose weight, according to a new study.
  11. Drug companies buy a seat at the FDA table

    Drug companies paid up to $35,000 each to attend meetings where they could influence FDA decision-makers.
  12. Beat depression with the benefits of acupuncture

    Acupuncture can work against depression as well as counseling and perhaps even better than meds, according to the latest research.
  13. Codeine side effects make you more sensitive to pain

    Codeine can make your pain worse and in some cases even cause completely different forms of pain, according to new research.
  14. Shots won’t delay carpal tunnel syndrome

    Steroid shots can provide some quick relief for carpal tunnel patients, but they won't delay surgery according to new research. Here's what really works instead.
  15. Acetaminophen can lead to deadly skin conditions

    The FDA is warning over potentially deadly skin conditions linked to acetaminophen, the painkiller commonly sold as Tylenol.
  16. Opioid painkillers linked to low testosterone levels

    A new study has uncovered a link between opioid painkillers, low testosterone, and erection problems.
  17. 20 million seniors fighting pain, find natural pain relievers now

    New numbers show that close to 20 million American seniors are battling chronic pain. You don't have to be one of them.
  18. Acupuncture eases seasonal allergy symptoms

    Acupuncture can ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies and decrease your need for medication.
  19. Cure back pain with natural anti-inflammatories

    You don't need drugs or surgery to beat back pain. Try these safe all-natural treatments instead.
  20. Common pain meds increase risk after heart attack

    Some of the most commonly used painkillers can increase the risk of a heart attack or even death in patients who've already had a heart attack.

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