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You Need Acupuncture ASAP, Here’s Why

You need to get acupuncture. Yes, you. I know, I know – you’re healthy and doing fine and you’re skeptical about if it could help you or has anything to offer you. It can. It does. And here’s why.  Conventional medicine is mostly disease and crisis management, it’s not for disease prevention nor does it…

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Acupuncture provides proven relief for headaches and migraines

Acupuncture can provide lasting relief from the pain of chronic headaches, such as migraines. I just read a study on WebMD saying that “Researchers found that compared with standard medical care, acupuncture offers substantial benefits in preventing headaches and improving the quality of life for people who suffer from frequent headaches, especially migraines.” The British…

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To Ice or Not To Ice?

Most people are conditioned to ice their injuries; this is what they have been told for… well, ever! But the Chinese have a different opinion on the matter. There is an old Chinese saying that claims ‘ ice is for dead people’. This is because ice halts normal blood circulation and causes contraction of the…

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MRI Study Shows Acupuncture Affects Areas of Brain Involved With Pain Perception

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture’s effect on how the brain processes pain. The results? Acupuncture alters the way that the brain perceives and processes pain. German researchers measured brain activity in 18 people who received…

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