Category Archives: Acupuncture Education

  • Using acupuncture for pain relief

    Using acupuncture for pain relief Harvard Health Publishing Full article/ Source: The ancient art of acupuncture has been practiced for centuries in Asia and has more recently spread to the United States and other Western countries. According to traditional Chinese beliefs, acupuncture works by affecting the flow of energy (called qi or chi), through 12 […]

  • IU researchers find electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair

    IU researchers find electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair A study led by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. Their findings, published online March 16 in the journal Stem Cells, provide the most comprehensive picture […]

  • Why You Should Try Acupuncture

    How Acupuncture Can Help You Manage Pain, Avoid Injury, and Train Smarter Everything you need to know about the process of becoming a human pincushion. (Including, yes, whether it hurts.) BY EMILY ABBATE Why would I ever do this? Acupuncture is the insertion of super-thin needles—between 0.12 mm and 0.35 mm—into strategic areas around the body called […]

  • 10 Things You Don’t Know About Acupuncture by Fitness Magazine

    10  Things  You  Don’t  Know  About  Acupuncture  A new study shows that acupuncture eases the treatment-induced pain in women with breast cancer. The study, led by University of Pennsylvania researchers, examined the effects of electro-acupuncture, a form of acupuncture in which a small electric current is passed between pairs of needles, in 41 breast cancer patients. Not a fan of needles? You can still get with acupuncture. “Acupuncture needles are different from medical needles in that they are very small, smooth, and conical. They don’t have a sharp edge or a hole inside to cut the skin,” says NYU Langone Medical Center physician Alex Moroz, MD, who combines traditional treatments with complementary healing techniques, including acupuncture, to treat musculoskeletal conditions in his patients. Research published in Acupuncture in Medicine found that ear acupuncture promotes weight loss. Source/Full article:

  • 3 Unique Pressure Points That Reduce Cancer Symptoms

    3 Unique Pressure Points That Reduce Cancer Symptoms Author: Michelle Whitmer Acupoint for Reducing Nausea and Vomiting Position your hand so that your palm is facing you. Relax your fingers. Place the first three fingers of your opposite hand across your wrist, aligning your ring finger with the wrist crease (Figure 1). Next, place your […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]