Category Archives: Acupuncture

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]