Acupuncture News and Research

Curious to know the latest oriental medicine trends and findings? Keep up to date with my blog postings focused on relevant acupuncture news and research.

Acupuncture and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anyone can get PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters, and many other serious events. Acupuncture’s fundamental goal is to bring balance to the body’s Qi (or chi). The concept of Qi can be described as our body’s life Read more ...

By |May 5, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, Mental Wellness, PTSD|Comments Off on Acupuncture and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Rates of PTSD in Firefighters

Rates of PTSD in Firefighters Original Source:  https://ptsd.about.com/od/prevalence/a/Firefighters.htm Rates of PTSD in firefighters may be heightened more so than in other professions. See, many people will experience a potentially traumatic event at some point in their life. But just because you have experienced a traumatic event does not mean that Read more ...

By |May 3, 2015|Categories: Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Rates of PTSD in Firefighters

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for PTSD

Broadly conceptualized, the term “complementary and alternative medicine” (CAM) refers to treatments not considered to be standard to the current practice of Western medicine. “Complementary” refers to the use of these techniques in combination with conventional approaches, whereas “alternative” refers to their use in lieu of conventional practices. Of course, Read more ...

By |February 28, 2015|Categories: Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Complementary and Alternative Treatments for PTSD

Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials

To evaluate the current evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the form of a systematic review, a systematic literature search was conducted in 23 electronic databases. Grey literature was also searched. The key search terms were “acupuncture” and “PTSD.” No language restrictions were imposed. We Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Acupuncture for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Prospective Clinical Trials

Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential efficacy and acceptability of acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People diagnosed with PTSD were randomized to either an empirically developed acupuncture treatment (ACU), a group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), or a wait-list control (WLC). The primary outcome measure was self-reported Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Acupuncture for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial

The integrative management of PTSD: A review of conventional and CAM approaches used to prevent and treat PTSD with emphasis on military personnel

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be the most urgent problem the U.S. military is facing today. Pharmacological and psychological interventions reduce the severity of some PTSD symptoms however these conventional approaches have limited efficacy. This issue is compounded by the high rate of co-morbid traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on The integrative management of PTSD: A review of conventional and CAM approaches used to prevent and treat PTSD with emphasis on military personnel

Clinical study on treatment of the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder by cognitive-behavior therapy and acupoint stimulation

Objective To study the curative effect of acupoint stimulation on the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Methods The 91 PTSD patients in Wenchuan hit by a strong earthquake were randomly divided into a control group of 24 cases treated by the cognitive-behavior therapy, and a treatment group of 67 cases Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Acupuncture, Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Clinical study on treatment of the earthquake-caused post-traumatic stress disorder by cognitive-behavior therapy and acupoint stimulation

Group auricular acupuncture for PTSD-related insomnia in veterans: a randomized trial

Objectives: This study examined how group auricular acupuncture may influence sleep quality, sleep patterns, and hypnotic medication use associated with PTSD-related insomnia in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans. Design: This study was a randomized controlled trial with sham acupuncture and wait-list controls. Setting: This study took place at the Washington, Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Group auricular acupuncture for PTSD-related insomnia in veterans: a randomized trial

Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations: Initial assessment

While concerns about the psychological effects of war are not new, only recently has systematic attention been paid to such problems among past and present military personnel. There is increasing recognition that mental health has serious implications for operational performance, retention, and compensation. Although little controlled research exists with this Read more ...

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Blog, PTSD|Comments Off on Treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military and veteran populations: Initial assessment

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