• Want to quit Smoking?

    Want to quit Smoking? Acupuncture Can Help You With Carvings! Acupuncture, herbs and hypnotherapy, may not be as well-known as nicotine patches or gum. But they all offer relief; especially in the acute phase of withdrawal when you’re wrestling with fatigue, irritability and gnawing cravings. Jaime Starkey, LAc explains that when it comes to helping […]

  • Do You Want Acupuncture But Hate Needles?

    Do You Want Acupuncture But Hate Needles?  Acupuncturists get asked about the tool they wield all the time. Here’s what they tell people who say they’d love to try acupuncture but haven’t because they’re scared of needles. “Needle apprehension is very common and natural, considering that we have been conditioned to associate needles with pain […]

  • Military Turns to Acupuncture

    Military Turns to Acupuncture as Alternative to Prescription Painkillers As the number of prescriptions for opiate painkillers skyrockets and more troops admit abusing those drugs the military has been forced to look beyond conventional ways to treat pain. Lt. Col. Dan Ferris has taken some ribbing for what he calls “the bling in my ears. “But […]

  • Electroacupuncture!

    This Electrical Form of Acupuncture Could Help Ease Carpal Tunnel  New research raises the possibility that an electrical form of acupuncture is a useful treatment for the common wrist overuse condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. In the study, electroacupuncture helped carpal tunnel patients with long-lasting mild and moderate symptoms when it was used with splints […]

  • Concepts of Qi

      The Concept of Qi No concept is more elusive in Chinese medicine than the concept of Qi.  Most scholars feel that the meaning of this term is so vague and indefinite that it should not be translated at all.  In practice, however, many acupuncturists refer to Qi as “energy,” and to acupuncture in general as […]

  • Is Acupuncture Safe for Children?

    Is Acupuncture Safe for Children? The continually growing body of evidence that acupuncture, the traditional Chinese technique of inserting hair-thin needled into strategic points on the body, is safe with no adverse effects and some real benefits: Relieving muscle aches, migraines, stomach cramps, respiratory troubles, and even emotional trauma. Is acupuncture safe for them? Every […]

  • More Americans try acupuncture for pain relief.

    With all the worry about pain medications and addiction, it’s no wonder Americans are increasingly trying alternative medicine like acupuncture to alleviate their discomfort. A common stance against acupuncture is that the ancient practice is a placebo effect. But there is strong scientific studies showing acupuncture can soothe back and knee pain, quiet migraines and […]

  • Time Magazine article explains how Acupuncture works!

    You Asked: Does Acupuncture Really Work? A recent meta-analysis coauthored by Andrew Vickers a biostatistician at Memorial Slaon Kettering Cancer Center, which examines existing research on a topic compared acupuncture treatment to standard medical treatment for musculoskeletal pain, chronic headaches, and osteoarthritis. It also compared real acupuncture to “sham” acupuncture.  When comparing legit acupuncture to […]

  • Frustrated with Your Current School?

    Transfer To MCOM Are you frustrated with your current school? Do you feel that your current school is not allowing you to enjoy balance in your life? If so, transferring to the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM) may be the best option for you. Every year, MCOM receives transfer students from many schools. Some […]