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  • Is it time to give acupuncture a try for pain relief?

    Is it time to give acupuncture a try for pain relief?  Harvard Medical School and other leading institutions offer courses in acupuncture for physicians, several professional societies certify acupuncturists, and two to three million Americans visit an acupuncturist every year. While earlier studies compared acupuncture to no treatment or a sham procedure, a more recent […]

  • Acupuncture for Addiction?

    Acupuncture for Addiction?  Traditional Chinese medical practitioners such as Margot Gersh, who works at Promises Rehab in Malibu, are big believers. “Acupuncture is extremely effective in treating addiction,” she says. “It rebalances the person from day to day, which makes them feel a lot better. It also regulates their temperature so that they aren’t going through the sort of […]

  • Study Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

    Study Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure  A recent study conducted at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California Irvine was able to use a specific set acupuncture points for the treatment of high blood pressure. Sixty five individuals with mild to moderate high blood pressure were enrolled in the […]

  • Can Cupping Promote Healing and Pain Relief?

    Can Cupping Promote Healing and Pain Relief? Cupping involves applying heated glass or plastic cups to specific areas of the skin in a way that creates suction to restore the flow of blood and energy, or qi, and stimulate healing. “By creating a vacuum inside the cup, using heat or suction, it draws the skin […]

  • Post-stroke Acupuncture

     Dr. Teresa C. Hill Post-stroke Acupuncture Post-stroke acupuncture is a specialized branch of Chinese medicine. It is a blend of neurology and classical acupuncture. This therapy is acupuncture stimulation near the stroke damage. In China, acupuncture is the standard of care for post stroke patients and about 90 percent of its hospital patients receiving acupuncture […]

  • Acupuncture Can Fix Your Health Problems

    5 Ways Acupuncture Can Fix Your Health Problems  Acupuncture’s ability to combat basic stress may be a key part of its effectiveness with gastrointestinal disorders, says Tony Chon, M.D., chairman of the acupuncture practice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. You should see your doctor if you’re injured, but if he or she says […]

  • Acupuncture & Seasonal Allergies

    Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies  by Patrick J. LaRiccia, M.D. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies. I have seen many patients who failed medication and allergy shots respond to acupuncture. Patients can determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment by tracking the number of sneezes per day […]

  • How Acupuncture Helps the Circulatory System

    How Acupuncture Helps the Circulatory System Along with the treatment for anxiety, insomnia, high cholesterol, and immune function, acupuncture can also improve blood circulation. Acupuncture helps improve the circulatory system by stimulating energy pathways in the body. The techniques used for acupuncture improve the circulatory system by stimulating responses in the body to dilate blood […]

  • Acupuncture for Weight Loss

    Acupuncture for Weight Loss  While people seek out acupuncture for a variety of health problems and often come in with a long list of complex issues they want to address, many of them will ask if acupuncture can also help them lose weight. They include poor nutrition and food addiction to sugar, sodas and highly […]

  • Acupuncture & IVF

    Acupuncture doubles chance of having a baby with IVF   Acupuncture can dramatically boost the chances of IVF treatment working, a study suggests. A British study found that rates of success were twice as high among those having the alternative therapy. Fertility experts said the findings were interesting and statistically significant. The study by Homerton University […]