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What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Published on 19th March 2013

A common assumption about acupuncture is that it hurts. You are, after all, getting stuck with needles. Fear of pain from acupuncture needles is one of the most common reasons people forgo acupuncture. Often to the astonishment of those who take the plunge, acupuncture usually does not hurt. No pain, though, does not mean no sensation.

Family Therapy Helps Children at Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Published on 11th March 2013

New research finds that family therapy is more effective for children at high risk for bipolar disorder than shorter duration educational treatment. In the study, researchers found children and adolescents with major depression or sub-threshold forms of bipolar disorder "and who had at least one first-degree relative with bipolar disorder" responded better to a 12-session family-focused treatment than to a briefer educational treatment.

Massage, reflexology and other manual methods for pain management in labour

Published on 23rd October 2012

The pain of labour can be intense, with tension, anxiety and fear making it worse. Many women would like to labour without using drugs such as narcotics or epidurals, and turn to complementary therapies to help them manage the pain of labour

Keywords: pain relief in labour, massage, reflexology

Behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder in children

Published on 20th August 2012

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is characterised by persistent intrusive thoughts, inappropriate impulses or images which cause marked anxiety, and/or by persistent repetitive behaviours such as hand washing, checking and ordering.

Keywords: CBT, children, adolescents, OCD

Family therapy for asthma in children

Published on 20th August 2012

Recognition that asthma can be associated with emotional disturbances has led to the investigation of the role of family therapy in reducing the symptoms and impact of asthma in children.

Keywords: Asthma, Family Therapy

Acupuncture Arrests Fibromyalgia - New Research

Published on 14th August 2012

New research published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS).

Keywords: Acupuncture Fibromyalgia FMS

Swedish Massage Benefits Osteoarthritis Patients

Published on 6th December 2006

Massage therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce pain and improve function in adults with osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers at the Yale Prevention Research Center and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) report in the first clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of this treatment.

Keywords: Massage for arthritis

The health benefits of happiness

Published on 1st September 2006

Happiness could benefit your health more than giving up smoking.

Keywords: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT



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