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Results from Recent Case Study Show Acupuncture is Useful in 
Emergency Medicine 


Klinikum der Universitat Munchen in Germany released results in September, 2011 from a case series performed to demonstrate the practicality and possible effects of acupuncture when used as emergency medicine to treat post traumatic stress (PTSD), nausea, and emotional trauma. A trial of 60 patients aged between 23 and 55 years old, 57% of them female, were treated by the German emergency medical services (EMS) with acupuncture. Each patient's response to the treatment was rated on a 4-point scale.


Of the 60 patients 35 (58%) reported considerable improvement, 15 patients (25%) reported complete relief and 10 patients (17%) reported no changes in the cardinal symptom. The predominant symptoms alleviated by acupuncture were nausea and vomiting. The most commonly used acupuncture points in this trial were Pericardium 3 and 6, as well as Spleen 6 and 9.


This case series demonstrates what many practitioners and organizations, such as Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, whose community members worked with victims of PTSD on site on September 11th, 2001, and Acupuncture Without Borders, a non-profit of acupuncture volunteers at trauma sites, have long believed: that acupuncture can alleviate certain symptoms in patients in emergency situations and can be an effective treatment at the scene of a disaster. The results of the study provide data as a basis to perform clinical controlled trials on the effectiveness of acupuncture in emergency medicine.

The Application of Traditional Chinese Medicine for Migraine Prevention and Relief 

Acupuncture practitioners around the globe can tell you that migraine sufferers seek help from acupuncture clinics on a daily basis. Many find that this method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offers symptom relief unparalleled by oral medications. This ancient therapy is becoming more widespread and increasingly introduced into mainstream Western healthcare in the 21st century and can replace expensive arsenals of medications including prophylactics, tricyclic agents, muscle relaxants, beta-blockers, and painful injections. Patients who know their onset symptoms can even use acupuncture to avert severe headaches.


Statistics show that approximately 70 million Americans report suffering from recurring headaches. More than 25 million of these victims have been diagnosed with migraines. READ MORE 
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