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October 26, 2009

Acupuncture Increases Skin Temperature in Brain Damaged Children

A pilot study completed at the University of Gothenburg Sweden, found that brain-damaged children have decreased skin temperature in the extremities, and by using acupuncture, also discovered a possible method to increase in skin temperature. Patients with cerebral palsy participated in the study.

Story: Physorg.com October 19, 2009

Posted by mpence at 11:12 PM

October 19, 2009

Auricular Acupuncture Eases Back Pain in Pregnant Women

A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that one week of continuous auricular acupuncture significantly decreases the pain and disability experienced by women with pregnancy-related low back and posterior pelvic pain.

Abstract: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology June, 2009.

Posted by mpence at 12:44 AM

October 11, 2009

Acupuncture Decreases Ceasarean Rate

Data collected by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada have shown that acupuncture decreases the rate of ceasarean sections. Although the study has not been published the results are provided on a website -

- An overall 35% reduction in the number of inductions (for women having their first baby this was a 43% reduction)

- A 31% reduction in the epidural rate

- A 32% reduction in emergency caesarean delivery

Article: Marketwire October 9, 2009

Posted by mpence at 09:46 PM