Category Archives: Acupuncture

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]