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Acupuncture in the New York Times

A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain.

The findings provide strong scientific support for an age-old therapy used by an estimated three million Americans each year. Though acupuncture has been studied for decades, the body of medical research on it has been mixed and mired to some extent by small and poor-quality studies. Financed by the National Institutes of Health and carried out over about half a decade, the new research was a detailed analysis of earlier research that involved data on nearly 18,000 patients.

Source: The New York Times / By ANAHAD O’CONNOR

Publish Date: September 11, 2012, 12:53 pm

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Acupuncture - Real or Sham - Helps Back Pain

This is an interesting article showing that acupuncture (even when the needles are not put in specific points called “sham” acupuncture) gives more and longer lasting pain relief than conventional medicine alone.

Source: CNN.com/Health
Publish Date:
2007

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Acupuncture the Evidence

An interesting hour long special the BBC did on acupuncture. It shows someone getting open heart surgery using acupuncture anesthesia.

Source: Open University / BBC via Google™ Video
Publish Date:
July, 2006

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Interesting article in the New York Times

Source:The New York Times / By LESLEY ALDERMAN
Publish Date:
May 1, 2010

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Influence of Acupuncture Stimulation on Pregnancy Rates for Women Undergoing Embryo Transfer

This study looks at two hundred twenty eight women some of whom received real acupuncture with IVF transfer and some received sham acupuncture.  The results: those who received acupuncture had an ongoing pregnancy rate of 28% and those who received sham acupuncture had ongoing pregnancy rates of 18%.

Source:American Society For Reporoductive Medicine / Elsevier Inc (Fertility & Sterility, Vol.85, No.5).
Publish Date:
May, 2006

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Effects of Acupuncture on the Pregnancy Rate in Patients who Undergo Assisted Reproduction Therapy

This is the original study on acupuncture and IVF that made such a big splash.  It was published in the Fertility and Sterility journal which is the internationally recognized peer reviewed journal for Reproductive Endocrinologists and other health care professionals in the field.   One hundred and sixty patients were involved in the study; eighty received acupuncture just before and just after IVF transfer, the other eighty did not receive acupuncture treatment.  The results: those who received acupuncture had an ongoing pregnancy rate of 42% and those who did not receive acupuncture had ongoing pregnancy rates of 26%.

Source: American Society For Reporoductive Medicine / Elsevier Science Inc (Fertility & Sterility, Vol.77, No.4).
Publish Date:
April, 2002

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Effects of Acupuncture on the Outcome of In Vitro Fertilization and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection: A Randomized, Prospective, Controlled Clinical Study

This study takes two hundred twenty five patients undergoing IVF/ICSI and gives some of them acupuncture on the day of transfer and then again three days later for implantation.  The results: those who received acupuncture had an ongoing pregnancy rate of 33% and those who received sham acupuncture had ongoing pregnancy rates of 15%.

Source: American Society For Reporoductive Medicine / Elsevier Inc (Fertility & Sterility, Vol.85, No.5).
Publish Date:
May, 2006

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Should You Try Acupuncture?

Recently I’ve been involved in creating and hosting a series of documentaries on integrative medicine. The three films are aimed at healthcare professionals. The first is about the science of tai chi, the second is about the science of meditation and the third is about the science of acupuncture. I’ve just wound up the last on-location filming (interviewing experts) for the acupuncture film, and am struck by how this ancient healing modality is blossoming in popularity across the country.

Source: The Huffington Post
Publish Date: August 5, 2010
Author: Arthur Rosenfeld

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Acupuncture has Numerous Potential Fertility-Boosting Benefits According to New York Weill Cornell Physician-Scientists

The synopsis of a Cornell study on acupuncture and fertility.

Source: Cornell News Release

Publish Date: April, 2003
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Acupuncturist Treats 40 N.F.L. Players in 4 Cities

Acupuncture for athletes is becoming a regular staple for amateur and professional athletes of all shapes and sizes. When an injured athlete, say a runner with chronic plantar faciitis, finally finds relief from a condition that has been bothering them for years, they tend to tell a friend. By word of mouth, newspaper articles, physical therapists etc… athletes are finding that acupuncture is a drug free way of speeding recovery and getting back in the game. Whether you are suffering from inflammation, bursitis, pulls, tears or just want to increase your competitive edge, acupuncture can help heal your body, calm your mind and get you in peak condition.

The following article is about professional football players and acupuncture from the New York Times. Enjoy.

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