Impact of acupuncture goes beyond the acknowledged placebo effect

Read how researchers at the University of Southamptom and University College London have shown that acupuncture goes beyond the ‘placebo’ effect. The placebo effect is produced when you expect a medicine or procedure to help you. This study, involving people suffering from osteoarthritis, provides significant evidence that acupuncture provides true pain relief. Read more

Shifting America From Sick Care to Genuine Wellness

Read this inspiring article by Senator Tom Harkin which voices his opinion on health care reform. He describes our current ‘healthcare’ system as a ‘sick care’ system. By shifting our focus to that of prevention of disease, we could save hundreds of billions of healthcare dollars. Read more

Acupuncture Comparable with HRT in Managing Menopausal Symptoms and Regulating Hormones

This recent study (as of 2/09) compared the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with acupuncture and ear acupressure for the relief of hot flashes. In menopause, the ovaries cease to function and an endocrine feedback ensues which creates the symptoms we associate with menopause such as hot flashes, irritability, and sleep disturbance. HRT replaces the hormones (estrogen and progesterone) the ovaries once produced. It has been associated with increased risk for breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, and blood clots. Read more

Why Eczema Often Leads To Asthma

This article discusses the discovery of a molecule that plays a role in asthma and eczema. These two conditions are highly linked with 50-70% of children with eczema moving on to develop asthma later in life. Both conditions are very responsive to NAET treatment since food allergies are usually at the root.

Chinese medicine recognizes the link between skin and lungs noting that skin conditions are due to lung weakness even if no lung weakness is noticeable. It is no coincidence that these two conditions are linked in Chinese medical theory.
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Allergic Disease Linked To Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This article discusses the link between seasonal allergies, irritable bowel, and eczema. In Chinese medicine, the link between the skin, bowel, and respiratory system has long been recognized as a function of the paired organ system called Lung/Large Intestine. These two organ systems are intimately related. A problem with one organ in a paired system is often associated or will lead to a problem with its partner organ. Acupuncture have been treating this association for over 2,000 years. Read more

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

Let’s face it, weight loss is not easy. In fact, the human body was not designed to shed pounds; it was designed to store them during times of plentiful food supply so that you could survive lean harsh winters when food supplies were scarce. It goes against your very nature to lose weight. That’s why your body fights you when you try to deprive it of food. It’s not will power, its biology! Read more