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Battlefield Acupuncture; fighting the pain

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Arthritis and Joint Pain, Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Work Injuries | 0 comments

Battlefield acupuncture is becoming more popular every day. It was more thoroughly developed in America approximately 10 years ago for use during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hence its name. “It is a quick, simple and easy method of pain control that can be treated on the battlefield,” said Capt. Laramie Richmond, 5th Medical Operations Squadron physician’s assistant in the personnel reliability program clinic. “It is convenient because Airmen can still wear the studs without having to remove their helmets, Kevlar...

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Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Menopause | 0 comments

By David Gutierrez, contributing writer to Natural News Acupuncture reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes, according to a meta-analysis published in the journal Menopause. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for at least 2,500 years. It consists of placing thin needles into parts of the body known as “meridians.” which are determined by the specific health condition to be treated. In recent years, research by Western scientists has confirmed acupuncture’s benefits for numerous...

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Acupuncture for Tinnitus: New Research

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Tinnitus | 0 comments

Researchers conclude that acupuncture combined with ginger moxibustion has a curative effect on patients with intractable tinnitus. Patients with intractable tinnitus are primarily the elderly or middle-aged people who hear ringing in the ears, especially in the evening or in a quiet environment. Medications often do not work well for this condition. Researchers from a hospital in Hubei province treated 34 cases of intractable tinnitus using acupuncture and ginger moxibustion. They achieved an overall effective rate of 91.18%. According to...

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Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have potent effects in reversing infertility.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Children's Health, Conditions and Symptoms, Infertility, Pregnancy | 0 comments

A new clinical study concludes that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have potent effects in reversing infertility. Several types of patients suffering from infertility participated in the study including those using IVF, IUI and those using no biomedical assistance. All types showed significantly improved successful pregnancy rates.  The researchers cited prior investigations measuring the biological mechanisms by which acupuncture enhances fertility. The researchers note that beta-endorphins and related neurotransmitters stimulated by...

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MRI imaging reveals that acupuncture enhances brain activity in Alzheimer disease

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Mental Health | 0 comments

MRI imaging reveals that acupuncture enhances brain activity in Alzheimer disease (AD) patients. Researchers investigated the effects of two important acupuncture points on the human brains of Alzheimer disease patients using fMRI imaging with a SIEMENS verio 3-Tesla scanner. The researchers discovered that acupuncture “can enhance the hippocampal connectivity in AD patients.” The hippocampus is an area of the brain involved in processing emotions, memory and the autonomic nervous system. The researchers note that the MRI scans demonstrate...

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Acupuncture alleviates depression: new research

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Conditions and Symptoms, Depression, Mental Health | 0 comments

Acupuncture alleviates depression by normalizing gene expression. A new laboratory investigation demonstrates that acupuncture benefits brain biochemistry and regulates gene expression related to depression. The researchers conclude that electroacupuncture treats “depression by modifying or regulating the expression of various genes.” Acupuncture was applied to acupuncture points Baihui (DU20) and Yintang on depression model laboratory rats. Electroacupuncture was applied the needles at 2 Hz with an intensity of 1 mA. Needle depth was 2...

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Test Reveals Acupuncture Controls Hormones To Reduce Stress

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Anxiety, Heart Palpitations, High Blood Pressure | 0 comments

A new laboratory experiment reveals that acupuncture regulates steroid hormones to reduce biochemical reactions to stress. Acupuncture upregulates hormones in some areas while downregulating in other areas to maintain balance within the body when it is exposed to stress. Western blot analysis confirmed behavioral testing that acupuncture biochemically reduces stress reactions. The researchers discovered that acupuncture reduces stress by regulating glucocorticoid receptor (GR) protein expression. Acupuncture simultaneously upregulated GR...

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New Study – Acupuncture & Herbs For Menstrual Cramps

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Menstrual Irregularities, PMS | 0 comments

New evidence finds acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine effective for the treatment of menstrual pain. One study reveals a popular herbal medicine for the relief of cramping and pain. Another study found acupuncture as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for menstrual related pain. The first and most recent study on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of menstrual discomfort was conducted in Taiwan. This new study finds Dan Gui Shao Yao San the primary herbal formula consumed in Taiwan for the...

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in News and Events, Special Offers | 0 comments

Offer valid until 2/15/2014. Gift certificates must be redeemed within 3 months of the date of purchase.

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Acupuncture is more effective than medications for the treatment of cervical (neck) disc herniations

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Arthritis and Joint Pain, Auto Injuries, Conditions and Symptoms, General Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Orthopedic Conditions, Sports Injuries, Work Injuries | 0 comments

New research concludes that acupuncture is more effective than medications for the treatment of cervical intervertebral disc herniations (CIDH). Local Neck Acupuncture, A randomized, controlled study of 420 patients with CIDH consisted of two comparative groups. Group 1 consisted of 210 participants receiving electroacupuncture. Group 2 consisted of 210 participants receiving an oral medication. The results demonstrated that electroacupuncture “has better therapeutic efficacy than the medication group.” The researchers concluded that...

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