September 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Understanding Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine

    Understanding Tongue Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine  Jennifer Dubowsky, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. I find tongue diagnosis to be informative; I learn a lot about a patient’s health from examining their tongue. A tongue examination consists of observing color, shape, size, and coating. However keep in […]


    PREGNANCY HOPES Acupuncture beats fertility medications when it comes to helping women become pregnant. Women who struggle with infertility caused by hyperprolactinemia can be helped by acupuncture, a new study has found Dr Zhiguang Hu, who led the research conducted at the Mawangdui Hospital of Hunan Province in China, said: One important mechanism responsible for […]

  • Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain in Children with Cerebral Palsy Children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities can experience pain relief with individually adjusted acupuncture, and the approach could be a valuable non-toxic treatment option for their everyday pain management, according to a case review study published by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in the journal Medical […]

  • Acupuncture & Constipation

    Acupuncture With a Zap May Ease Constipation Acupuncture to the abdomen, boosted by an electric current, helped relieve severe constipation, a new study found. Chinese researchers studied 1,075 patients with severe functional constipation, which means they were unable to have a complete bowel movement more than twice a week. For the treatment group, the researchers […]

  • Acupuncture vs. Sleeping Pills

    Acupuncture vs. Sleeping Pills for Insomnia   While sleeping pills are associated with a raft of serious adverse effects and even death, acupuncture has proved to be a remarkably safe form of alternative medicine. Not only has the technique proved to be better than either no treatment or “sham” acupuncture it has also outperformed powerful […]