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Study Finds Acupuncture Effective For Premature Ovarian Failure

~Contributing Member:  Chad Dupuis

Acupuncture is commonly used for a range of hormonal issues and related fertility problems.  Premature ovarian failure is a failure of the ovaries to produce normal amounts of estrogen or release eggs regularly and fertility issues are a common result.  In a recent study, researchers from Tianjin University and the Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing conducted a pilot study to investigate the effects of acupuncture on premature ovarian failure.

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Zuo Jin Wan Chinese Herbal Formula Found Helpful in Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

~Contributing Member:  Chad Dupuis

Gastric (Stomach) cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer that has a very poor prognosis in most cases.  Worldwide over 700,000 people will die from stomach cancer and less than 10% of the people diagnosed with stomach cancer will survive.  Because of these statistics, researchers are continually looking for anything that can provide a better outcome.

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Study Finds Acupuncture with Bloodletting Superior To Claritin (Loratadine) For Hives (Chronic Urticaria)

~Contributing Member:  Chad Dupuis

A team of researchers from China publishing in the Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion journal recently conducted a study exploring treatment for chronic urticaria (or what is more commonly known as hives).

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Study Finds Acupressure at LV 3 Useful for Primary Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)

~Contributing Member:  Chad Dupuis

Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain/cramps) is a commonly treated medical condition within Chinese Medicine.  In many cases proper treatment with both acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine one can effectively balance the menstrual system as a whole and completely alleviate dysmenorrhea symptoms.

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Study Finds Wu Zi Yan Zong Wan Herbal Formula Improves Sperm Production

~Contributing Member:  Chad Dupuis

There are a host of Chinese Herbal Medicines that are used for male and female fertility issues.  A number of these work very well with a range of male fertility issues such as low sperm counts, motility and/or morphology issues as well as libido and other related issues.

Recent Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Synopses

Our monthly research synopses are part of our effort to share current complementary and alternative medicine research with practitioners and the general public.  For the most part we try to choose studies which have direct clinical implications for practitioners and are relevant to the publics understanding of our medicine.

The research studies highlighted are drawn from a number of sources and are only a snapshot of what is available in medical journals worldwide.  Our research synopses are included in our practitioner email newsletter which has open subscriptions (archives are also available). 

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