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Acupuncture Doubles Chances Of Getting Pregnant Through IVF

Acupuncture Doubles Chances Of Getting Pregnant Through IVF

A three year trial has shown that acupuncture may double the chance of women getting pregnant using IVF. Couples using fertility treatments took part in a study at Homerton University Hospital. The Research Firstly, researchers studied 127 women between 23 and 43, who were on their first or second round of IVF. Secondly, they were divided into two groups. One group had four acupuncture treatments while undergoing IVF and the other had none. The Results Firstly, those who received acupuncture achieved higher rates of pregnancy. The results were presented at the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology. The acupuncture group achieved

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Alcohol Linked To 7 Types Of Cancer

Alcohol Linked To 7 Types Of Cancer

New research into the effect of alcohol highlights an increase in the type of cancer directly caused by it’s consumption. For many years there has been an association between the two, for example Liver cancer. However this newest findings show alcohol can cause cancer in seven different sites. The Research The researchers compiled results from ten years of research. They analysed data from comprehensive reviews over the last 10 years by the World Cancer Research Fund, American Institute for Cancer Research and others. Findings from the meta-study, published in the Addiction journal, show a direct link between drinking alcohol and

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Evidence For Acupuncture To Treat Depression Strengthens

Evidence For Acupuncture To Treat Depression Strengthens

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says “evidence for the acupuncture to treat anxiety disorders is becoming stronger.” The Research Recently the University of York came across promising results for acupuncture. Firstly, the study in question recruited 755 people with moderate to severe depression. Seventy percent of the patients had been on anti-depressants and continued on them throughout the study. Secondly, the study concluded that acupuncture had a positive effect on depression. They saw that it lowered the depression scale from an average of 16 out of 27 at the start, to 9 for acupuncture at its conclusion.

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Sugar Alters Hundreds Of Brain Genes

Sugar Alters Hundreds Of Brain Genes

There are many diseases, from nervous system disorders to cardiovascular problems that are linked to the changing nature of our genes. It’s was once believed that many of these changes were a result of issues within our genetics, yet research at UCLA suggests that the primary reason more people are affected by damaged genes is due to our diet. According to their research, the addition of fructose in many processed foods is the leading cause of damage. While it’s naturally occurring in fruit, the fibrous structure of fruit slows the absorption rate. The major problem is when fructose is added to

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How Arthritis Affects The Body And What You Can Do About It

How Arthritis Affects The Body And What You Can Do About It

Arthritis is the one of the most common causes of disability in the western world. More than 20 million people with arthritis have severe limitation in physical function on a daily basis.  According to the Arthritis Society, the total cost of arthritis is around $100 billion US. Each year, arthritis results in nearly one million hospitalisations and up to 45 million outpatient visits. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a joint disorder involving inflammation of one or more joints. There are many types of arthritis but the most common are Osteo and Rheumatoid arthritis. What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Most people suffering

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Use of Acupuncture In The U.S Military On The Rise

Use of Acupuncture In The U.S Military On The Rise

Acupuncture use in the US Military is on the rise. The epidemic of prescription drug use in the United States has led the US military to take a serious look at the effectiveness of its pain and PTSD protocols. Acupuncture Use Increases In military bases across America and overseas, acupuncture is being put to use. Used primarily for PTSD and the treatment of pain, acupuncture is increasing for active duty members. In particular, auricular acupuncture is gaining a lot of traction for its ability to be performed quickly and in unstable circumstances. Battlefield Acupuncture Retired Air Force Colonel Richard Niemtzow,

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Chinese Medicine Effective For IBS

Chinese Medicine Effective For IBS

 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects 10-15% of the worlds population. The symptoms range from bloating to cramping, to irregular bowel movements. With several varying symptoms western medicine doesn’t have a definitive solution, however Chinese Medicine approaches this problem by treating the root of the problem. The Research A new study conducted by researchers at Chongqing Nanchuan Hospital investigated different responses to treatment for patients suffering from IBS. Two groups were monitored, one using Western drug therapy with Chinese herbal medicine and the other using strictly Traditional Chinese Medicine. Over the course of the 28-day trial, all

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Obesity Causes Serious Structural Damage To The Heart

Obesity Causes Serious Structural Damage To The Heart

The number of people diagnosed as clinically obese has hit 2 billion. This has forced researchers to label this a “disturbing global health crisis.” The major issue of obesity is that it leads to several life-threatening conditions, including serious structural damage to the heart. The Extent of Heart Damage According to new research led by Queen Mary University of London, being obese causes major damage to structures in the heart. The study published in PLoS One journal, analysed data showing the damage being overweight or obese has on the heart’s weight and size. Professor Steffen Petersen, lead author at QMUL’s

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Cognitive Function In Vascular Dementia Improved With Acupuncture

Cognitive Function In Vascular Dementia Improved With Acupuncture

According to the World Health Organisation, 47.5 million people have vascular dementia.  This is one of several diseases which attacks the brain. It’s often used interchangeably with Alzheimer’s, however, there’s a difference between the two. UCSF describes vascular dementia as the sudden reduction in a person’s language skills, judgment, reasoning and memory. Often due to a reduction in blood flow to the brain. Alzheimer’s, however is a result of “sticky” proteins that build up between nerves and prevent synapses from functioning. Acupuncture Improves Cognitive Function While western medicine treats vascular dementia with drugs, research published in the Neural Regeneration Research journal discovered

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The Truth About Weight Loss

The Truth About Weight Loss

The internet and bookstores are filled with every possible diet and weight loss program. The purpose of this blog is to shed light on fat loss, and what works and what doesn’t. First of all Anyone can lose weight by limiting calorie intake to less than 1000 calories a day. Add exercise and most lose weight. The problem occurs when you start eating normally again. You gain all the weight back. The issue with this strategy is that the metabolism drops. Therefore, as soon as you eat normally again the body finds it harder to burn the extra calories because

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