Have you ever been lying on the acupuncture table and at some point during the treatment had the sensation of sinking down into the table? After the needles come out, you get up from the table and your pain is diminished? Ever wonder why? Here’s some cool research that demonstrates the brain activity that occurs during acupuncture treatment and how it could contribute to acupuncture’s pain relieving effects. Read more
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
‘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.
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.
Acupuncture Proven to Reduce Migraine Symptoms
Acupuncture research in Denmark and Germany shows promise for the use of acupuncture to relieve migraine headache pain. In the article, doctors state ‘In contrast to drugs, acupuncture treatment seems to be very effective in preventing the attacks from ever occurring or rendering them much less severe when they do hit.’ Interestingly acupuncture was proven effective even though it was not administered according to traditional acupuncture treatment standards. Scientific research calls for ‘standardized’ treatment which entails using the exact same treatment on each person regardless of the individual’s symptoms or constitution. Anyone familiar with acupuncture knows that treatment is individualized with no two people receiving the exact same treatment. Acupuncture research is difficult to conduct for this reason but continues to show promise in many research studies.
Research shows acupuncture reduces cancer pain. An estimated 70 percent of cancer patients fail to receive treatments that provide adequate pain relief. A May 2011 study shows how acupuncture treatments reduce pain for cancer patients.
In this study, researchers found that menstrual pain was significantly relieved with acupuncture, most specifically a point on the inside of the lower leg called SP6. In TCM style acupuncture this point is well known for dealing with all issues of menstruation. Dr. Tan style acupuncture recognizes SP6 as an image for the lower abdomen. ‘Imaging’ body parts to acupuncture points is similar to how reflexology points of the foot represent various parts of the body. Using the ‘imaging’ concept to treat pain is unique to Dr. Tan/Master Tung style acupuncture, resulting in quicker, more effective pain relief.
Here is a fun music video to celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day (AOM Day) on October 24th. You’ll be amazed to hear how many celebrities and well-known people use Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for everything from colds and flus to healthier pregnancies to better athletic performance.
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.
The 3rd video in the 3-part mini-series on the evidence for Alternative Medicine by BBC Television shows the evidence of herbs for healing. Watch many personal testimonials to the success of herbal medicine and learn from a top team of German scientists who tell why herbal medicine has a level of success that modern pharmaceuticals cannot match. “It appears that the plants from which the herbs are produced have an enormously complex chemical structure, that have medicinal properties modern pharmaceuticals simply cannot produce.”
This entire 1 hour video Alternative Medicine: The Evidence of Herbs is posted here for educational purposes.
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