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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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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

Acupuncture does work as it stimulates a natural pain killer, scientists find

Dr Maiken Nedergaard, a neuroscientist at the University of Rochester, New York, said: “Acupuncture has been a mainstay of medical treatment in certain parts of the world for 4,000 years, but because it has not been understood completely, many people have remained sceptical.

“In this work, we provide information about one physical mechanism through which acupuncture reduces pain in the body.
“What we found is that adenosine, a natural pain killer, is released during acupuncture and that adenosine may be the primary way acupuncture reduces pain.

“The most important observation is that acupuncture worked almost three times as long if we gave a drug that slow down the removal of adenosine.”

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The Chinese Medicine Diet

“I eat a healthy diet”. As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I hear this statement often in response to questioning patients on their food choices. But what is a healthy diet? You might be surprised at the answer. For a Chinese medicine practitioner, a traditional ‘healthy’ diet is very different than the modern food choices recommended on television and in magazines. The Chinese Medicine diet is based on energetic principles to encourage balance, clean burning digestion, and a well functioning body, free of disease and full of energy. Read more

Acupuncture Pins Down Allergy Relief

Acupuncture relieves seasonal allergies and is a natural alternative to allergy shots and antihistamines.  In this article, you will discover how acupuncture relieved allergy symptoms in a research study.  Some basic Chinese medicine concepts are discussed in a ‘user friendly’ way.  You will also learn how allergies are diagnosed as a condition of dampness and can be considered cold or warm type based on your symptoms.  Knowing which type of allergy you have is important both for acupuncture treatment and for self care.

While not discussed in this article, some common food items that contribute to ‘dampness’ and ‘cold’ type allergies are sugar, cold and raw foods, cold beverages, white flour, and dairy.  ‘Heat’ inducing foods include oils, especially the kind used in deep frying.  Hot spicy foods and alcoholic beverages also create heat so would be important to avoid if you have a heat type allergy. Read more

Dr. Tan’s Balance Method For Almost Any Disease

What if I told you there was a method of healing that could improve almost any illness?

In this article you will read the dramatic story of a man brought back from a coma who was literally dying before receiving acupuncture treatments. This patient didn’t receive just any acupuncture; he was treated with Dr. Tan’s 12 Magic Points for balancing the body. This revolutionary method utilizes ancient Chinese principles to obtain balance when the patient’s body has become imbalanced. It works well for those who have ‘all over symptoms’ with many things going on at once. You don’t have to live with chronic illness no matter what the diagnosis. As long as your body is breathing, you have life force that can be balanced and directed towards your healing. Read more