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Sleep deprivation linked to health issues like obesity and cognitive decline

August 08, 2023 - acupoints with unique functions. By stimulating the corresponding acupoints through techniques like acupuncture and massage, you may relieve health issues linked to specific organs.

Nighttime awakenings 

People with this sleep disorder often experience multiple awakenings during the night.

This can be a problem because every time they wake up, it takes them more than 30 minutes to fall back asleep.

Early morning awakening 

People ...

6 Natural ways to increase blood flow to your brain

August 22, 2023 - acupoints along the governing vessel meridian, which runs along the front and back of the torso, helps increase cerebral blood flow in patients suffering from inadequate blood flow to the brain. Acupuncture can also help decrease blood flow in patients with elevated blood flow. (Related: Science-backed health benefits of acupuncture.)

Ensuring optimal blood flow to your brain can help you maintain good brain health and boost your brain's performance. Find more tips ...

Acupressure points you can use today to relieve menstrual cramps

December 11, 2018 - acupoints" or key healing points in the body to promote the flow of healing energy or "qi" throughout vital organs. Since menstruation and its associated symptoms deal with blood flow, acupressure can mitigate these problems and promote a healthy, regular blood flow.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are three different types of PMS. These are the blood deficiency, the liver qi stagnation, and the spleen qi deficiency. Each type causes different ...

Having trouble losing weight? Try using these acupressure points

November 24, 2018 -

Acupressure is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that involves the application of pressure to unique energy meridian points in the body called "acupoints." By stimulating these acupoints, one can release the flow of healing energy through various vital organs all over the body. Acupressure and its pointier counterpart, acupuncture, are both forms of alternative medicine that can aid in losing weight and treating other health problems. (Related: ...

Stimulate these acupressure points to revive your immune system

November 30, 2018 -

Acupressure is a form of alternative medicine that provides relief and helps treat ailments ranging from anxiety, stress, migraines, diabetes, indigestion, asthma, and many others. It works by applying pressure to crucial healing points in the body called "acupoints." These acupoints correspond to different vital organs in the body. By stimulating these points, you can open up energy blockages in your body. This allows "Qi" or healing energy to circulate ...

Acupuncture at these specific points alleviates pain in cancer patients

November 07, 2018 - acupoints – can restore harmony and balance and treat bodily conditions.

Today, acupuncture remains a popular alternative treatment approach, especially among those who do not want toxic chemicals – disguised as medications – in their body. It is especially popular among patients who seek relief from pain.

The authors of the study wanted to know if acupuncture's pain relieving properties extended to cancer patients. In a single-blind, randomized controlled ...

Exploring the benefits of acupuncture when it comes to rheumatoid arthritis

December 11, 2019 -

People with RA suffer from poor quality of life (QoL) and high annual costs of treatment. While acupuncture -- a relatively safe and cost-effective therapy that provides pain relief, among other things -- is widely used, studies on its efficacy show severe methodological shortcomings and do not consider the functional diagnosis for the allocation of acupoints. These make their results unreliable and lacking.

European researchers believe that acupoint allocation ...

Acupressure is an effective, natural method for treating constipation

December 10, 2018 - acupoints" or key healing points in the body. This helps to stimulate the flow of "Qi" or healing energy throughout the body's vital organs to encourage the body's natural self-healing process. Stimulating the correct acupoints can help relax your abdomen and promote painless and regular bowel movements. Acupressure can also help to alleviate a number of the symptoms normally associated with constipation.

To effectively reap the benefits of acupressure ...

Using acupressure to remedy a stuffy nose

October 25, 2018 -

Acupressure refers to the activation of acupoints across the meridians using the fingers or other similar hand-held devices. It's known to be a safe and easy form of therapy, making it one of the most well-known forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the world. The practice, in particular, originated in ancient China as a derivative of acupuncture. Both are based on the principle of the activation of acupoints across the meridians, but acupressure ...

Stroke patients suffering from insomnia can find relief with acupuncture

September 11, 2018 -

One of the most reported complaints of people recovering from a stroke is insomnia. It is primarily caused by anxiety resulting from hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. Meanwhile, acupuncture has been commonly used to treat various clinical conditions, especially those that involve pathological changes in neuroendocrinology such as insomnia. It can regulate the functioning of the heart and brain by stimulating certain acupoints on the body.

Although ...

Treat your chronic pain naturally with acupuncture

July 05, 2018 - acupoints BL30 (Baihuan Shu) and BL36 (Huiyang), the deep insertion of the long needle greatly improved the condition compared with traditional acupuncture. The relief may be due to the stimulation of the pudendal nerve by the needle. The pudendal nerve is the primary sensory and motor nerve of the perineum and provides sensation from the genitalia and control of the urethral sphincter and anal sphincter. It goes through the tissue below the deep area at BL30 and BL35. Thus, ...

6 Pressure points to activate for a good night’s sleep

June 11, 2021 - acupoints along your body, you can get rid of blockages and allow qi to flow freely through your meridians. These acupoints have assigned numbers and organs.

While acupressure and acupuncture are guided by similar principles, the latter uses needles to stimulate acupoints. Meanwhile, acupressure practitioners use massage and firm touch.

In a 2017 study, researchers worked with 112 volunteers to compare the effects of acupuncture and sleep medication ...

Electroacupuncture helps older people regain their cognitive function after surgery

February 19, 2019 - acupoints.

Electroacupuncture is a type of treatment wherein needles are inserted into the body at certain areas or acupoints and a low-frequency pulse current being electrified by an electric acupuncture machine. Stimulating different acupoints on the body surface could provide different health benefits, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

The researchers collected blood samples from the participants to measure inflammatory ...

Self-administered acupressure helps relieve migraine symptoms, improves sleep quality: Study

April 30, 2020 - acupoints or sham points three times weekly at bedtime. The researchers then analyzed the data they collected using Chi-square, independent-sample t, paired-sample t and ANCOVA tests.

After controlling sleep quality mean scores at baseline, the researchers found no significant difference between the sleep quality of the two groups after intervention. However, the mean scores for fatigue significantly decreased in both the acupressure and sham acupressure groups.

Further ...

Acupuncture can relieve dry eye symptoms

July 23, 2018 - acupoints, number of sessions, and treatment duration," they wrote in their study.

For the current review, the team decided to update previous meta-analyses on the topic. This included 19 studies collected from 10 databases. In total, 1,126 patients were observed and scrutinized. These randomized controlled trials were further grouped by (1) intervention (acupuncture or acupuncture with AT); (2) frequency of intervention (less than three times a week or more than three ...

Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients

July 01, 2018 -

The researchers concluded that si guan xue caused the greatest reduction of pain among the three acupoints used.

Read the full study at this link.

Journal Reference:

Lam TY, Lu LM, Ling WM, Lin LZ. A PILOT RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF ACUPUNCTURE AT THE SI GUAN XUE FOR CANCER PAIN. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017;17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-1838-5

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Yes, you can use acupuncture to improve skin conditions

November 29, 2018 - acupoints in the body to alter the body's functions. It is based on the principle of maintaining a balance of energy in the body. If this is displaced, the body's functions become unbalanced, and we become prone to diseases. Acupuncture is useful a means of preventive medicine, pain relief and as a natural remedy for numerous health conditions. (Related: Study finds acupuncture to be more effective in treating pain than morphine.)

Facial acupuncture is usually ...

New science: The therapeutic effects of long-needle acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain syndrome

July 01, 2018 -

In conclusion, long-needle acupuncture improves chronic pelvic pain syndrome better than traditional acupuncture.

For the full text of the study, go to this link.

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These 3 acupuncture points can help ease menopause-related hot flashes

May 17, 2019 - acupoints are stimulated using needles in order to release hormones and regulate the flow of energy. This stimulation induces your body to start healing naturally. (Related: A home guide to the best acupressure points for relieving cardiac problems.)

In the case of women undergoing menopause, acupuncture provides relief from hot flashes by boosting the production of endorphins, which stabilize the body's temperature control system.Three acupuncture points for ...

Electroacupuncture improves the physical function of patients with knee osteoarthritis

April 18, 2019 -

Electroacupuncture is a form of therapy wherein thin needles are inserted into the body at certain areas or acupoints. Based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), stimulating different acupoints on the body could provide various health benefits. Unlike regular acupuncture, these thin needles are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips.

The researchers reached this conclusion after analyzing the data of randomized ...

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