Acupuncture eases chronic low back pain in SPINE trial

This study suggests that acupuncture is about as effective as other treatments for chronic back pain that have been found helpful. – Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities, according to the largest randomized trial of its kind, published in the May 11, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine.

Acupuncture ineffective in hot flushes during menopause

Acupuncture ‘probably ineffective’ in treatment of hot flushes during menopause, revealed in the Climacteric – the journal of the International Menopause Society. – Acupuncture cannot be shown to have any positive effect on hot flushes during the menopause.

38% adults and 12% children use complementary and alternative medicine

US Government survey shows 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children use complementary and alternative medicine – Approximately 38 percent of adults in the United States aged 18 years and over and nearly 12 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a new nationwide government survey.

Acupuncture reduces side effects of breast cancer treatment

Acupuncture reduces side effects of breast cancer treatment as much as conventional drug therapy. Therapy shown to increase energy and overall well-being for breast cancer patients. – Acupuncture is as effective and longer-lasting in managing the common debilitating side effects of hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating (vasomotor symptoms) associated with breast cancer treatment and has no treatment side effects compared to conventional drug therapy, according to a first-of-its-kind study presented September 24, 2008, at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.

Acupuncture during IVF improves pregnancy chances

Acupuncture given within one day of IVF with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation cycle (IVF), revealed by US researchers. – Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation cycle (IVF), revealed by US researchers. Acupuncture given within one day of IVF proved beneficial.