Acupuncture anesthesia for open heart surgery

Compared with the general anesthesia patients, the acupuncture and local anaesthesia patients used less of narcotic drugs and shorter stay in intensive care unit. Surprisingly they also had less postoperative pulmonary infection. Using acupuncture to aid with open heart surgery reduced cost of the treatment significantly.

Acupuncture for premenstrual syndrome, a new study

Results of a new study showed that acupuncture treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is superior to all controls. Four studies comparing the effects of acupuncture with different doses of progestin and anti-anxiety medications also supported the use of acupuncture. Acupuncture significantly improved symptoms when compared with sham acupuncture, ruling out the placebo effect.

Hypothyroidism – how acupuncture can help

How acupuncture helps hypothyroidism? The possible mechanism of action of acupuncture for hypothyroidism.

Acupuncture helps hot flushes

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Short-term acupuncture treatment may result in long-term improvement in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Pain.