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

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

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