• CNN post on colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture

    Colic study stirs prickly debate on acupuncture Excessive crying is known as infantile colic, and a new study suggests that acupuncture may reduce colicky crying when other treatments don’t help. Colicky babies who received acupuncture in the new study appeared to cry less after treatment than those who didn’t receive acupuncture, said Kajsa Landgren, a lecturer […]

  • 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 […]

  • Olympics spark interest in cupping

              Olympics spark interest in cupping As an athlete, acupuncturist Kristen Wood found relief in Oriental medicine when she injured herself in her 20s. That’s what inspired her to open her own practice, Snow Blossom Acupuncture, in 2010, where she decided to incorporate cupping too. “Cupping is such an amazing therapy because […]

  • What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps?

    What Are the Purple Dots on Michael Phelps? Have you been wondering why swimmer Michael Phelps and other Olympians are sporting deep purple circles on their limbs and midsections? The telltale purple dots actually are signs of “cupping,” an ancient Chinese healing practice that is experiencing an Olympic moment. In cupping, practitioners of the healing […]

  • Acupuncture for Oral Pain

    Acupuncture for Oral Pain Maloney, who is affiliated with the Tufts Craniofacial Pain Center is a longtime advocate of using acupuncture over painkillers to treat muscle pain. In addition to his D.M.D., he has a master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture. Acupuncture works, George Maloney says, because chronic pain puts […]