ACUPUNCTURE IMPROVES MUSCLE ATROPHY Japanese Researchers Show. The elderly and the sick often have loss of skeletal muscle mass and have great difficulty in engaging in physical activity. Akiko Onda, graduate Waseda University School of Sport Sciences gave presentation at American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting. Research of 4 years of studies showed showed that decreases in muscle mass in the mRNA expression level of the E3 ubiquitin ligase atrogin-1 can be significantly reversed by acupuncture. Results have uncovered one molecular mechanism responsible for the efficacy of acupuncture treatment and clarified its usefulness in preventing skeletal muscle atrophy,” Onda said.
ACUPUNCTURE HELPS WOMENS SURGICAL PAIN. Acupuncture helps to improve recovery times and improves pain control following gynecologic and abdominal surgeries according to a new study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, and in a study published in Pain, the Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain. Researchers also note that acupuncture reduced opioid side-effects including nausea, dizziness, sedation, pruritus and urinary retention.
Fort Carson has an Acupuncture clinic in a new $72 million Soldier Family Care Center opened with Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, Fort Carson's commanding general attending.
Acupuncture Is Safe for Children Studies Find. According to a large new study in the journal “Pediatrics” acupuncture is very safe in the hands of a trained practitioner. The study, the first large-scale systematic review on the safety of pediatric acupuncture, found Acupuncture is very safe for children. A Harvard Medical School found “Most families reported acupuncture pleasant and helpful, even for pain that had been very resistant to standard treatment.”