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Archive for August 2011

Traditional Chinese medicine sweeps South America

Ancient Chinese medicine practices are gaining much attention and growing in popularity in the South American nation of Brazil. According to a recent report in China Daily, acupuncture in particular is fast becoming a new favorite in the country after President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said […]

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Vitamins and Chinese Herbs Prove More Effective than Drugs for Endometriosis

Chinese herbs may work better and have fewer side effects for endometriosis treatment than conventional drug therapies, according to a new review of previous studies, carried out at Southampton University in the UK and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Researchers re-examined two studies in which more than […]

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Relieve Dysmenorrhea Pain with Acupuncture

A study in the journal Evidence-based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine demonstrated a significant beneficial effect when acupuncture treatments were administered to patients who were suffering from dysmenorrhea resistant to conventional medical treatment. Dysmenorrhea manifests as painful menstrual cramps, and it can be either “primary” (without proven pelvic […]

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Heart failure breakthrough: placebo controlled study shows major improvement with acupuncture

Heart failure is a progressive condition marked by a worsening of the heart’s ability to pump enough blood to supply the body’s needs. It is most often caused by a heart attack, years of high blood pressure or other injuries to the cardiovascular system and kills about […]

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Low vitamin D levels linked to more aggressive breast cancers

Vitamin D has been in the news recently as more studies talk about the metabolic effects of the vitamin and why we need it. A new study has added to evidence for the need for vitamin D. In a study just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, […]

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