April 2, 2021
Acupuncture reduces pain levels for cancer survivors. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York), University of California (San Diego), and Veterans Administration Medical Center (Pennsylvania) researchers conclude that both electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture produce superior patient outcomes compared with usual care.  In a randomized clinical trial conducted in New York and New Jersey, acupuncture produced significant reductions in pain scores.
Pain severity levels were measured over a 12 week acupuncture treatment period. Patients received either electroacupuncture or auricular acupuncture. Both acupuncture groups received 10 acupuncture sessions, administered weekly. For humanitarian purposes, the usual care group was offered acupuncture treatments after completion of the investigation intervention. Electroacupuncture and auricular acupuncture reduced the severity of musculoskeletal pain. Electroacupuncture produced greater reductions in pain levels than auricular acupuncture. For the complete article, please click on the link below:
Approximately 15 species of kudzu (Pueraria spp.) are known throughout the world, all native to China, Taiwan, Japan, and India. For more than 2,000 years, Asian cultures have found great value in kudzu. Chinese records tell of kudzu roots being dried and diced for medicinal purposes as early as 1578. Kudzu fiber from vines and stems was used to make “grass” cloth and paper by 1665. During the 1700s, kudzu was imported into Japan where the roots were ground into flour. Kudzu flour is still imported to the United States and sold in many Asian grocery and health food stores.
Kudzu or Pueraria root (Ge Gen) in pinyin, can be prescribed for:
A great website run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Very informative!