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December 21, 2009

A Broader Definition of Healthcare

Proposals before the Senate would allow treatment plans to incorporate alternative medicines, including acupuncture and dietary supplements.

Story: Los Angeles Times December 6, 2009

Posted by mpence at 12:29 AM

December 07, 2009

Acupuncture for Treatment of Insomnia

In a recently published review, researchers examined 46 studies (3,811 patients) that examined the use of acupuncture in treatment of insomnia. Results revealed that acupuncture was superior to sleeping pills regarding the number of patients whose total sleep time increased by more than three hours. The researchers also found that using acupuncture in combination with herbal remedies was more effective than using herbs alone to improve sleep.

Abstract: The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine November 18, 2009

Posted by mpence at 02:06 AM