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Battlefield acupuncture

Battlefield Acupuncture is an Auricular Therapy (Ear acupuncture) protocol that was invented by Dr. Richard Niemtzow MD. He came up with the name Battlefield Acupuncture for the simple reason that it could be used on the battlefield when it was not advisable to use western pain medications.

The Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol uses French acupuncture needles called ASP® needles.

Source: Battlefield Acupuncture

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In Singapore couples go for natural therapies instead of IVF

Some couples having problems conceiving are choosing to go for natural therapies instead of invasive medical intervention like in-vitro fertilisation. (…)

They were among six couples who attended a weekend event earlier this month, which was billed as a “fertility wellness staycation”. Its programme included informational talks about fertility; demonstrations of a form of acupressure, a kind of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) therapy; and a session called “fertility yoga” that reportedly reduces stress and increases blood flow to the reproductive areas of the body. (…)

Dr Paul Tseng, a fertility specialist, obstetrician and gynaecologist at the private Virtus Fertility Centre, says there are some “immeasurable” factors that contribute to the difficulty in becoming pregnant, such as stress, for instance, which can “inhibit” conception. He says, for example, that acupressure and other methods that increase the blood flow to the uterus, and eating certain foods, such as folic acid-rich asparagus, can “enhance the chances of getting pregnant”.

Source: Couples go for natural therapies instead of IVF, Lifestyle News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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Study shows acupuncture is better than Prozac for stroke patients

Acupuncture outperformed paroxetine across two separate indices (HAMD, SERS). The HAMD (Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression) is a 24 item symptomatic examination that measures several important aspects of mental health for depression patients (e.g., mood, suicidal tendencies, insomnia, interest in work and activities, psychomotor impairment, agitation, anxiety). Higher HAMD scores indicate increased severity of depression. The SERS (Rating Scale for Side Effects) measures is a 15 item examination of post-stroke depression adverse effects, including somatic symptoms, headache, dizziness, etc. Higher SERS scores indicate increased severity of depression’s adverse effects. At the 86.7% total effective rate, the acupuncture group demonstrated greater improvement than the drug control group across both tested indices.

Source: Post-Stroke Depression Relief With Acupuncture

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Mountain View farm animal sanctuary brings reiki to hurting horses

For the animals at the Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary, finding a home at the animal rescue located on the scenic Mountain View Farm property on Darling Hill Road is like nirvana.

They have come from abuse they suffered at the hands of owners who neglected or beat them, from being used in fairs to being used as work horses without being properly cared for, suffering physical and emotional damage.

The animals at the sanctuary, a non-profit run by the property’s owners, Marilyn and John Pastore, receive extensive veterinary care, but in recent months, the Pastores and farm manager Michelle Berry have brought in a new holistic practitioner to help, Kate Scarlott, a Reiki Master from East Hardwick. (…)

“The Reiki practitioner transmits the healing energy along energetic pathways through her hands to the animal. It is an essential integral part of my acupressure work, as they are complementary energetic healing modalities,” said Scarlott…

Continue reading here: Mountain View Farm Animal Sanctuary Brings Reiki to Hurting Horses | News | caledonianrecord.com

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How to treat your most common complaints with acupressure

“Acupressure encourages energy flow through natural pathways in the body, sending it to all our internal organs and limbs,” explains Los Angeles–based acupuncturist and herbalist Carrie Tanenbaum.

“Acupressure helps restore a natural energetic flow, thus returning the body to a state of well-being.”Here, Carrie shared with us how to use acupressure to treat five common complaints that are especially common in women. Take notes!

Continue reading here: How to Treat Your Most Common Complaints With Acupressure | Glamour

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Acupressure bands help teen sleep, parent says

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An interesting article from the Orlando Sentinel. 4 Apr 2017, by Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon

Q: One of your recommended remedies has been very helpful for my teenage daughter. She was having a lot of difficulty sleeping and was taking prescription trazodone most nights to sleep. I read in one of your books that Sea-Bands could be a possible solution to improve sleep. It was very affordable, so we decided to try this nonchemical solution. She has been using them for three months and hasn’t had to take trazodone at all.
I am thrilled that she doesn’t have to take a drug anymore, and she wakes up much more refreshed. We shared our success with a group of friends. Another girl had similar sleep problems. She tried Sea-Bands and had the same type of success. Continue reading Acupressure bands help teen sleep, parent says

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Acupressure mat : treat, treatment or torture?

The Shakti Acupressure Mat doesn’t heat up, it doesn’t vibrate and it doesn’t administer little electric shocks. In fact, it seems too simple to be true. The Shakti Mat is a padded, hand stitched cotton mat with dozens of harmless-looking plastic discs sewn on. I say harmless, but appearances can definitely be deceiving.

Turns out the Shakti Mat is designed to poke you with about 6000 sharp points, all at once, a bit like a bed of nails. I know; sounds absolutely horrendous – and at first it is, but only for a few moments. Before long you find yourself flooded with a warm, calming sensation. I wouldn’t say it’s an entirely comfortable way to spend 10-20 minutes, but then neither is a full-on massage and here’s the crazy thing, I found the after effects to be very similar.

Continue reading here: TREAT, TREATMENT OR TORTURE?

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Short video showing acupressure points for cramps

Beyond reaching for the heating pad and handfuls of ibuprofen, there are some simple ways to self-treat your menstrual cramps and the achy lower back that often accompanies them. Let us teach you three acupressure points so you can lessen the pain with just your finger tips.

Watch the 45s video here: Pressure Points For Cramps | POPSUGAR Fitness

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Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants

Although benign, infantile colic is a stressful condition affecting both babies and parents. However, new research suggests that acupuncture may provide relief for colicky babies.

(…) The study consisted of a randomized controlled, single-blind, three-armed trial. The 147 babies were randomly assigned to three groups (A, B, or C). The first group received standardized minimal acupuncture at the LI4 acupuncture point. Group B received mildly stimulating acupuncture at a maximum of five acupressure points for up to 30 seconds. The last group did not receive any acupuncture

Continue reading here: Acupuncture may relieve excessive crying in infants – Medical News Today