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Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

Many in Washington are shouting “follow the science.” With the novel coronavirus, while there is significant confusion over effective medical treatments to prevent or cure COVID-19, one key piece of scientific evidence is beyond dispute: Those at the highest risk of extreme illness and death have underlying conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. In some studies, up to 97 percent of people dying of COVID-19 have these conditions. 

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Acupuncture Reduces Breast Cancer Joint Pain

Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

  

In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early-stage breast cancer, according to SWOG research results to be announced at a December 7 press conference at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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A Look at the History and Science Behind Acupuncture

Healthy food: The unexpected medicine for COVID-19 and national security

A Look at the History and Science Behind Acupuncture

  

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that's been around for thousands of years.  It has become more mainstream over the course of the last twenty years, and in this hour on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Deb van Latenstein who is a licensed acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Wellness Clinic of Iowa in Des Moines.

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FDA Suggests Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

  

Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.

The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.

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Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

  

U.S. study reviews trial results on complementary health approaches for pain relief; aims to assist with pain management. Data from a review of U.S.-based clinical trials published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches — such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture — appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain conditions. The review was conducted by a group of scientists from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health.

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Science Appears to Validate the Existence of Acupuncture Points

Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions

Science Appears to Validate the Existence of Acupuncture Points

  

CT scans reveal anatomical structures of acupuncture points. A CT (computerized tomography) scan is a series of X-rays used to create cross-sectional images.

In this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points.

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