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Infertility Research: Acupuncture increases pregnancy rates with IVF

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Infertility | 0 comments

New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine concludes that acupuncture increases pregnancy rates for women receiving IVF at medical clinics that otherwise have low success rates with the fertility procedure.     The study was a systematic review of 16 clinical trials with a total of 4,021 subjects. Acupuncture was compared with IVF as a standalone treatment and also with IVF combined with simulated-sham acupuncture. The researchers discovered some very interesting results. Across the 16 separate and independent...

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for COPD

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Thrive Acupuncture Boyertown | 0 comments

Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for COPD  New research examined multifaceted approaches to clinical assessments and treatments and discovered that acupuncture reduces dyspnea, difficulty with breathing, and increases exercise capacity for patients with COPD. Acupuncture also showed demonstrative improvements in quality of life scales and overall pulmonary function. A total of nine clinical trials were reviewed in the meta-analysis of acupuncture for the treatment of COPD. Two of the trials used electroacupuncture and seven of...

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Acupuncture for Acne

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Skin Conditions | 0 comments

New research finds acupuncture an effective treatment for the treatment of acne.  Investigators examined the effects of four facial acupuncture treatments on patients suffering from acne vulgaris. Following the treatment regime, the investigators measured significant reductions in acne papules and nodules. Additional objective measurements revealed reductions in local inflammation of the skin and tissues. A survey measured a subjective satisfaction scale from patients that showed improvements as well. The clinical data showed improvements in...

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Stroke and Paralysis Research

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Conditions and Symptoms, Stroke and Paralysis | 0 comments

New research concludes that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of spasticity and paralysis due to stroke. Investigators discovered that acupuncture effectively reduced spastic hemiplegia, paralysis on one side of the body with muscle and tendon spasms, in patients who suffered a stroke. The researchers concluded that acupuncture combined with rehabilitation training is effective for the treatment of post-stroke spastic hemiplegia. This research is consistent with other investigations demonstrating that acupuncture benefits patients...

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Auto Injuries

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Auto Injuries, Thrive Acupuncture Boyertown | 0 comments

ACUPUNCTURE FOR AUTO ACCIDENT OR INJURY Those aches and pains you are experiencing after your car accident, injury or fall are an indication that the area has suffered damage. The majority of auto accident and injury victims are unaware of hidden injuries because at times medications are masking the pain.  Pain-relief and anti-inflammatory medications provide excellent short-term pain-relief by blocking the production of pain-causing substances (prostaglandins). When an injury occurs, not only is tissue damaged, but also the injured area...

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Asthma

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Asthma | 0 comments

Several different lung conditions are commonly diagnosed as asthma by MDs . But acupuncturists see asthma in a different light. To an acupuncturist, asthma could be any combination of the following syndromes: Spleen Deficiency Asthma creating dampness in the lung Liver Heat Asthma which scorches the lung Lung Qi Deficiency Asthma and consequent lung weakness Kidney Qi Deficiency Asthma which leave the lungs unable to grasp the qi. ACUPUNCTURE TECHNIQUE: Acupuncture treatment will vary depending on the traditional Chinese diagnosis, and...

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Arthritis

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Arthritis and Joint Pain | 0 comments

Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of every three Americans (an estimated 70 million people) is affected. For most people arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of 50 show some signs of arthritis. Joints naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. What is Arthritis? Arthritis...

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Stress and Anxiety

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Anxiety, Conditions and Symptoms | 0 comments

At one time or another, all of us experience stress.  These feelings are a healthy response to events in our lives that may feel beyond our control.  When we are healthy and the stress is short-lived, we are usually able to recover without too much wear and tear to our overall health.  However, when the stress is extreme, or if it lasts a long time, our emotional health and ultimately, our physical health begin to suffer. Our bodies are hardwired to help us react to stressful events.  At the first sign of a threat, whether real or...

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allergies

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Allergies | 0 comments

Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies Symptoms of running nose, sneezing, and watery itchy eyes that recur during specific parts of the year (especially Spring and Fall) are a cause of much suffering of a large segment of the U.S. population. Millions of dollars are spent on medications and the allergy shots for the treatment of seasonal allergies. Western medicine views seasonal allergies as a form of immediate hypersensitivity reaction which occurs when anti-bodies produced by lymphocytes interact with airborne particles such as pollen....

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Free Intro to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in News and Events | 0 comments

Acupuncture Seminar When: December 15th at 7:oo pm Where: Thrive Acupuncture Center What: An introduction to Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Also, we will be introducing our latest and greatest Massage Therapist. Why: You’ll learn a lot of of great and useful information that you can incorporate in your daily life.  Also, you will receive a discount on your next massage appointment!!

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