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Time for acupuncture to come in from the cold?

Writing in his blog which is published in the on-line version of the Daily Mail l Michael Hanlon discusses how a recent meta-study of 29 Clinical trials showed a modest but clinical significant effect using Acupuncture.


His article discusses how in his view Acupuncture stands alone in the complementary medicine category  and is the only  so called alternative medicine which can be thought of as actually a viable alternative.


“So should we move needling out of the ‘alternative’ category into the mainstream where, this study suggests, it may belong?”


You can read the article by clicking on the link below
http://hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/09/time-for-acupuncture-to-come-in-from-the-cold.html


Acupuncture 'effective for chronic pain treatment' find Southampton researchers

Professor G Lewith and researchers at Southampton working with experts across the world  have concluded that the use  of Traditional Acupuncture was more effective  in relieving pain that the usual care for patients with chronic neck, back and joint pain.


You can read the article on line by following the link below


http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9948405.Acupuncture__effective_for_chronic_pain_treatment_/


Acupuncture May Benefit Parkinson's Patients

An article published on the Medical News Today website ( 20th September 2012 ) reported the findings of a clinical trial regarding Parkinsons patients and Acupuncture.


“They found that acupuncture encourages better neural responses in the following brain regions: the basal ganglia, putamen, thalamus, caudate, and substantia nigra - all associated with Parkinson's disease.”

You can read the full article by clicking on the link below

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/250512.php

 

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