Five Elements Of Acupuncture
June 26th, 2012
The Chinese observe that the Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water) exist in everything and are vital for life. In the year’s seasons, the elements manifest in their cycle of change and transformation. In spring, the Wood element season, buds appear while summer, the season of Fire, […]
Acupuncture For Pain Management
May 29th, 2012
Opioids appear to be associated with more adverse events among older adults with arthritis than other commonly used analgesics, including coxibs and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, according to a report in JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine. As a drug-free therapy, acupuncture can relieve pain while reducing your medication dependency.
“Although the cardiovascular […]
Acupuncture Treats Upset Stomach
May 25th, 2012
Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of dyspepsia, according to a recent study. Dyspepsia, also known as upset stomach or indigestion, is a common ailment that causes discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. Symptoms may include feeling very full, belching and nausea.
Dyspepsia is usually treated with diet […]
Manage Fibromyalgia And Sleep Problems With Acupuncture
May 11th, 2012
The risk of fibromyalgia increases with severity of sleep problems, and the association between risk of fibromyalgia and sleep problems is stronger among middle-aged and older women than among younger women, according to a new Arthritis & Rheumatism study. Acupuncture is a proven therapy for the treatment of both […]
Chinese Herbs For Diabetes
May 8th, 2012
Emodin, a resin from rhubarb, the Japanese knotweed and buckthorn which be extracted from various Chinese herbs including Rheum palmatum and Polygonum cuspidatum, shows promise as a natural plant-based product in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Emodin can lower blood glucose and serum insulin and improve insulin resistance, which […]
Acupuncture Improves Menstruation And PCOS
May 2nd, 2012
Acupuncture can improve menstrual frequency and decrease circulating androgens in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to recent research. PCOS is a common endocrine disorder that affects up to 10 percent of women, causing irregular ovulation and menstruation.
Increased production of androgens (male hormones, such as testosterone) is […]
Exercise And Acupuncture For PTSD
April 30th, 2012
Health care practitioners are increasingly prescribing exercise as medicine for their patients to prevent and treat disease and injury. A growing collection of evidence also suggests that exercise can be therapeutic for individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Acupuncture can be an effective addition to treatment regimens for […]
Acupuncture For Symptoms Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
April 23rd, 2012
Many people experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) find acupuncture to be beneficial in the treatment of their condition. Acupuncture can be utilized as a primary therapy for CTS or as a complementary therapy within a comprehensive CTS management program.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of […]
Acupuncture Safer Compared To HCG Weight Loss Products
April 22nd, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have recently issued Warning Letters to companies marketing over-the-counter (OTC) HCG products that are labeled as “homeopathic” for weight loss. When compared to HCG weight loss products and their health risks, acupuncture has been shown to […]
Treating Diabetes With Acupuncture
April 18th, 2012
Men with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are at higher risk for cardiovascular events compared with men who have a history of CVD, according to a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Acupuncture has been shown to […]