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Treating Alzheimer's Symptoms with Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese method of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years throughout the world. It is a widely accepted practice in the West that has been shown to help treat a long list of ailments. A number of studies have shown that acupuncture can also have a positive effect on Alzheimer’s disease, improving mood as well as cognitive skills. Learn more about acupuncture and what it can do to help people living with Alzheimer’s. What is Acupuncture? For the last 2,500 years, acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of ailments. The ancient Chinese practice theorizes that there are patterns of energy called Qi, that flow through the body and are essential for good health....
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How Diabetes Medication Could Treat Alzheimer's

A recent study shows that a popular diabetes medication may be effective in treating and slowing Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about the link between the two conditions and why researchers are excited about the new findings.  The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s There is no doubt that there is a connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Past studies have shown a strong correlation between the two and have found that 70% of people who have type 2 diabetes ultimately develop Alzheimer’s. This has lead some experts to believe that the disease may even be third type of diabetes, while others argue that Alzheimer’s could be a very advanced stage of type 2 diabetes. Deepening the connection, researchers have observed that...
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