Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes in Menopause

Acupuncture for hot flashes? Don’t sweat it! Research shows acupuncture reduces hot flashes. Women in menopause may needlessly suffer through hot flashes and other uncomfortable symptoms such as vaginal dryness, irritability, and weight gain.  I treat menopausal symptoms regularly at my Downingtown acupuncture office with great success! Read more

Study Finds Acupuncture Effective for Arthritis Pain

The largest medical acupuncture study to date has shown that of the 570 people with osteoarthritis of the knee who were aged 50 or older, those who received acupuncture had a 40% decrease in pain and a nearly 40% improvement in function compared to baseline assessments. Modern medical studies are showing that acupuncture is an effective therapy for arthritis, osteoarthritis, knee pain, joint pain and a host of other health problems.

I treat patients regularly for knee pain at my acupuncture office in Downingtown PA. Read this research article I reviewed that demonstrates acupuncture’s effectiveness for osteoarthritis of the knee joint.

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Acupuncture for Osteoarthritic Knee Pain

Recently, a very large study of knee pain treatment with acupuncture – involving almost 4000 participants – showed acupuncture was far more effective in relieving knee pain caused by osteoarthritis than alternative methods. This conclusion came as a result of 14 different trials in clinical settings supporting various similar studies conducted in the mid 2000’s.

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Acupuncture Effective for Sinus – Sinusitis

A new clinical study examined acupuncture for treatment of chronic sinusitis. A test group of 85 patients with sinusitis participated. Chronic rhinitis [sinusitis] is due to the Chinese medicine concept of wind-cold or wind-heat obstructing lung qi. Wind is similar to the concept of virus or bacteria in western medical terminology. Lung qi is a concept of lung function. In Chinese medicine, the lung system includes the nose. It is easily blocked by ‘wind’ or viral/bacterial invasion. Acupuncture releases pathogens trapped in the body by stimulating acupuncture points associated with the lung and nose.
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Acupuncture and Foot Pain

Studies have shown acupuncture to be effective in relieving certain types of foot pain. A study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine found acupuncture to be effective in relieving otherwise unresponsive chronic foot pain. Another study found that stimulation of acupuncture points on the feet could increase blood flow to the foot and lower leg. Many anecdotal reports exist of individual acupuncturists using a variety of acupuncture techniques to relieve pain associated with the ankle, heel, and ball of the foot. Read more

The Nine Best Health Steps To Take

Did you know that diet choices can determine how much inflammation and pain you experience from one day to the next?  People are always asking how to make changes in their lifestyle once they learn that lifestyle might be contributing to their pain or illness. Here is an article that describes nine simple steps you can take to ensure optimal health. Read more

Robert Downey Jr. Loves Chinese Medicine!

Turns out Robert Downey Jr. uses Chinese medicine and has been for years. In the most recent edition of Acupuncture Today, Robert Downey jr. is awarded for his support of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Read more

Acupuncture May Provide Relief of Allergy Symptoms

Western medicine journals don’t generally report on acupuncture research but the Journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology reported on research in 2008. Research on allergy sufferers who received  3-6 months of acupuncture treatment combined with routine care showed that acupuncture provided them with ‘clinically relevant and persistent benefits’. Read more

Broth is Beautiful

‘Good broth will resurrect the dead’. Sally Fallon wrote a wonderful article on this old fashioned favorite – bone broth. Read about the miraculous healing effects of this traditional food from curing the common cold to helping with thyroid issues.
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Acupuncture Causes Brain Repair After Stroke

In this recent article, research reveals that acupuncture can play a role in nerve regeneration of the brain following a stroke due to restricted blood flow to the brain.

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