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Review: Acupuncture may be safe treatment for kids

HealthDay reports, “When done by well-trained professionals, acupuncture can be a safe treatment for children,” according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.

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Acupuncture may take edge off menopause symptoms

A recent study is reporting that 10 weeks of treatment with acupuncture reduces the severe hot flashes. Here are the details from HealthDay News:

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Acupuncture may provide some relief from depression during pregnancy

The New York Times reported in “Vital Signs” that, according to a new study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, “acupuncture may provide some relief” from depression “during pregnancy.” In an eight-week study of “150 depressed women who were 12 … Continue reading

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Acupuncture found lacking for fibromyalgia

Reuters Health is reporting on a new study examining the treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture. Indeed, acupuncture may provide some temporary pain relief for people with fibromyalgia, but does not help with fatigue, sleep problems, or physical function, according to … Continue reading

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Americans spend about $34 billion annually on alternative medicine. How can you make wise decisions in this area?

USA Today reports that, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, “while Americans may complain about the high cost of healthcare, they’re still willing to shell … Continue reading

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Considering an Alternative Therapy? Here are signs that it may be fraudulent and unsafe

According to HealthDay News, alternative therapies, such as herbal remedies, acupuncture, or acupressure, are becoming increasingly popular. But you should always use caution when experimenting with any alternative therapy, because it is not regulated by any government agency. Here are … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 3, 2008

Here are my comments on some of today’s health headlines: FDA Approves Spray-On Estrogen to Treat Menopause The FDA has approved a form of spray-on estrogen called Evamist, which contains estrodial in ethanol. Evamist is sprayed on the inside of … Continue reading

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