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Archive for the ‘Acupuncture’ Category

Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of acute facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of the facial nerve. This causes an inability to control facial muscles on one side of the face. No specific cause is identified, and the condition is often self-limiting, with many people showing signs of improvement as early as 10 days after its onset, even without treatment. In others, corticosteroid therapy is necessary to improve outcome. Complications may include inability to close the eyelid, leading to eye infection, abnormal tearing, chronic facial spasm, and total facial paralysis. A prospective, randomized trial involving more than 300 […]

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More on Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture is known to be a form of complementary and alternative treatment that does not receive much attention from traditional Western-style doctors. However, more evidence is mounting, showing that it is an effective and safe way to treat various conditions. One of these is a recent report from the Archives of Internal Medicine in which researchers analyzed data from almost 18,000 people who were involved in clinical trials evaluating the effectiveness of acupuncture. Scientific evidence has shown that acupuncture is effective for chronic pain such as back pain, a common reason for many doctors’ visits from patients, young and old […]

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Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom in patients who are suffering from cancer. Carol Enderlin, from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock also states that cancer and its treatments can cause other symptoms such as chronic pain, anemia, and psychological stress, which may contribute to fatigue. Furthermore, people who undergo chemotherapy often feel nauseated and may not be getting a nutritious diet to maintain their energy levels. Scientists led by Alexander Molassiotis from the University of Manchester investigated the benefits of acupuncture among breast cancer patients who were experiencing moderate or severe cancer-related fatigue. For six weeks […]

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