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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 mm. Needles were applied once per day for 21 days and were retained for 20 minutes during each acupuncture treatment. At the...

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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 protein expression in the hippocampus, hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and pituitary gland while decreasing expression in...

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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 treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. This type of dysmenorrhea is characterized by lower abdominal cramping and pain prior or during...

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20% off of all Massage Therapy Gift Certificates for Valentine’s Day!

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 electroacupuncture “is better than medication in comparing both short-term and long-term therapeutic efficacies in treating...

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