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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
New research published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of fibromyalgia (FMS).
Keywords: Acupuncture Fibromyalgia FMS
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
Happiness could benefit your health more than giving up smoking.
Keywords: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT
"The treatment and ideas about how to help the problem in the future, including exercises, were helpful."