NIH study provides answer to long-held debate on blood sugar control after stroke

Findings may have immediate impact on clinical practice WHAT Hyperglycemia, or increased glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal glucose levels. Doctors all over the world have debated whether intensive glucose management, which requires the use of IV insulin to bring blood sugar levels…

Medicare reconsiders paying for seniors’ spine operations at surgery centers

Medicare is reviewing whether seniors should undergo spine surgeries at same-day surgery centers, the government-run health program announced Wednesday, five months after a USA Today Network-Kaiser Health News investigation revealed a spate of patient deaths following the procedures. The proposal states that Medicare officials will examine whether these procedures “pose a significant safety risk” to…

New research shows adult neurogenesis does not persist in the human hippocampus

The generation of new neurons in the human hippocampus strongly decreases from childhood to almost undetectable levels in adults. It can therefore be stated that neurogenesis in the human hippocampus is almost non-existent, as opposed to what has been thought in recent decades. 6th World Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery will be organized during March 27-28, 2019…

Acupuncture Good For Aching Backs

Fake acupuncture works nearly as well as the real thing for low back pain, and either kind performs much better than usual care, German researchers have found. Almost half the patients treated with acupuncture needles felt relief that lasted months. In contrast, only about a quarter of the patients receiving medications and other Western medical…

Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to Joint Health

Work, play, and everything in between—joint pain can sideline you from even the simplest day-to-day activities. Whether it’s mild or severe, aches and pains can prevent you from living your life to the fullest. But what’s a person to do when suffering with swollen, painful, stiff joints? In the West, anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers are…

What is Spirit in Chinese Medicine?

The word “Spirit” is translated from the word, ? “Shen” and in Chinese Medicine it is a fundamental part of being human and unique to human life. It is thought that whilst humans and animals have instinctive drives such, reactivities and “emotions”, humans are the only ones who have Spirit. Spirit recognises and pursues ultimate…

Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a condition that many people suffer from and it can make life very uncomfortable. It is the inflammation of the tissue that lines the sinuses. Something as simple as a common cold, a nasal polyp: small growths on the lining of the nose, a deviated septum or allergic rhinitis could cause sinusitis. Doctors…

Acupuncture Found Effective For Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Researchers conclude that acupuncture increases the total effective rate of drug therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers from the Second Affiliated Hospital of Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine combined acupuncture with standard drug therapy. Patients receiving both drug therapy and acupuncture in a combined treatment protocol had superior patient outcomes compared with…

New mechanism may explain neurons shrinking in Huntington’s disease

A hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington’s is the progressive death of nerve cells in the brain. The cells don’t die quickly, though. They first start to disconnect from each other because their neurites — long finger-like extensions that make connections all through the brain — become smaller. 6th World Conference on Neurology and Neurosurgery…