Acupuncture does combat pain, study finds

Neuroscientists find that acupuncture has a measurable effect on the brain and could provide a possible mechanism to explain how acupuncture can relieve pain. The study found that acupuncture can turn off parts of the brain involved in pain, which could explain how the practice works as an anaesthetic.

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Why acupuncture aids spinal recovery

New medical research has shown that the ancient treatment of acupuncture stops nerve cell death by reducing inflammation. Acupuncture treatments were shown to create spinal cord healing that did not occur in the non-treated subjects. Acupuncture reduced nerve cell death and lowered levels of proteins known to induce inflammation after spinal cord injury and make neural damage worse.

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Alternative Cancer Treatments: Acupuncture & Cupping – Watch WebMD Video

To help with the pain and uncomfortable symptoms of cancer treatment, many people are trying acupuncture and other Chinese Medicine treatments. This WebMD video presents the story of one woman, Gene Brelsford, who uses acupuncture and Chinese Medicine cupping to help with the chronic pain following her cancer treatments and surgery.

Gene’s Chinese Medicine doctor and pain management specialist, Dr. Chung at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, states that 80-90% of people get better in 1-2 treatments. Dr. Chung states the importance of finding a highly educated and qualified acupuncturist to receive successful treatment. With over 15 years in the Alternative Medicine profession and a nearly non-stop education, Margaret Celli of Inner Light Wellness has helped hundreds of people experience dramatic relief from pain and illness. Read more

Acupuncture for Fertility – Watch WebMD Video

This short video at WebMD follows the case of Justine Ickes, a 40 year old woman who is trying to conceive. Justine was told that she had less than a 5% chance of conceiving naturally. Before Justine considered in vitro fertilization or adoption, she tried acupuncture. Acupuncture helped Justine successfully conceive her first child!

A growing collection of evidence – in both client feedback and professional studies – is showing that the ancient practice of acupuncture is an effective therapy to improve fertility, conception, and pregnancy. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, normalizes ovulation, and reduces stress hormones – all factors that improve fertility. Read more

Acupuncture for Back Pain – Watch WebMD Video

This 1.5 minute  WebMD video features the personal experience of Stephanie Judge, a woman with severe low back pain and sciatic nerve pain that radiated down her leg. When pain medication and physical therapy did not relieve her pain, Stephanie tried acupuncture. Within 5 treatments her pain was reduced by 50% and her daily function improved.

Scientific studies are featured that show acupuncture as an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. A study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in conjunction with 33 other acupuncture studies on low back pain show acupuncture’s promise for long term back pain relief.

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Acupuncture May Help Knee Arthritis

A year long study at Berlin’s Institute of Social Medicine has shown the acupuncture effectively helps people suffering from knee osteoarthritis. Patients getting real acupuncture had bigger improvements in knee pain and function than the other two groups (fake acupuncutre and no acupuncture) and reported significantly lower scores on pain and disability. Half of the real acupuncture group had improved their scores by at least 50%.  The same level of improvement was reported by 28% of those getting fake acupuncture and 3% of those on the waitlist (no acupuncture).  As more studies are being done, science continues to prove that acupuncture is an effective alternative medicine therapy for pain relief and arthritis.
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Scientists Seek Clues for Acupuncture’s Success

For over 2,000 years Acupuncture has been used as a successful form of medicine in China, Japan, India, and other Asian countries. However in America, scientists are just now beginning to understand why acupuncture is such an effective therapy for nearly any health condition.  This article features modern studies showing acupuncture to be a successful therapy for different health conditions including pain, depression, and the side effects of cancer drugs. Learn the scientific reasons behind acupuncture’s success as a natural health therapy. Read more

Acupuncture for Menopause – Watch WebMD Video

WebMD presents this short video on the effectiveness of acupuncture for menopause. When Mary Alice Stuart began experiencing the hot flashes and uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, she looked for an effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Mary Alice wanted a natural therapy for the hot flashes and anxiety that accompany menopause stating “Hormone replacement therapy is kinda scary. For me I just don’t think it’s a healthy choice.” So Mary Alice tried acupuncture.

After her acupuncture treatments, Mary Alice noticed better moods, less anxiety, reduced hot flashes. She now receives acupuncture only once a month and takes Chinese herbs to keep her menopause symptoms under control. Mary Alice’s results are common experiences for others using acupuncture and herbs to reduce menopause symptoms.

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Wean Yourself Off Processed Foods in 7 Steps

Are you having difficultly changing to a healthier diet?  Learn 7 steps to help you make the transition easier and more enjoyable. This is a great article to help you get control of your health by replacing unhealthy foods with healthy, natural foods. Read more

How to Treat Allergies with Traditional Chinese Medicine

This article at How Stuff Works.com shares how Chinese Medicine has been used to treat allergies for thousands of years.  Learn how Chinese Medicine understands your immunity and allergies.  Learn what treatment options Chinese Medicine offers to relieve your allergies, using Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Read more