Alternative-Medicine

Review of literature shows that Acupuncture improves medical treatment for depression and chronic pain

Health specialists at the University of York have found that acupuncture treatment can boost the effectiveness of standard medical care, lessening the severity of chronic pain and depression. In a report published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library, the researchers showed that there is significant evidence to demonstrate that acupuncture provides …

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Meditation helps fight major depressive disorder

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The study bolsters the science behind the use of controlled …

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Researchers find that acupuncture produces natural opioid enkephalin which reduce high blood pressure in mice

Researchers with the UCI Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine have found that regular electro-acupuncture treatment can lower hypertension by increasing the release of a kind of opioid in the brainstem region that controls blood pressure. In tests on rats, UCI cardiology researcher Zhi-Ling Guo and colleagues noted that reduced blood pressure lasted for at …

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