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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 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

Acupuncture for Arthritis

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and one of the most common diseases.  This article explain how acupuncture and Chinese Medicine treatments can reduce painful inflammation, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Major medical studies are cited that show acupuncture’s effectiveness.

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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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