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Can Acupuncture treat depression and anxiety?

A resounding “yes.” Acupuncture is indeed a powerful treatment for depression and anxiety. New research published today concludes that electro-acupuncture is effective in increasing the antidepressant effects of fluoxetine for the treatment of moderate and severe depression. You can read an articles about it here and here. Acupuncture seeks to address body, mind, emotions and spirit. The…

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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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New Acupuncture Neuroanatomical Discovery

Researchers conclude that acupuncture points are related to both unmyelinated and myelinated afferent nerve fibers in a unique neuroanatomical structure not found in other areas of the body. The researchers used light microscopy on silver stained sections of acupuncture point P6 (silver-stained human cadaver sample) and used confocal light microscopy on a live subject for…

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Acupuncture Reduces Protein Linked to Stress in First of Its Kind Animal Study

“Acupuncture significantly reduces levels of a protein in rats linked to chronic stress, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found. They say their animal study may help explain the sense of wellbeing that many people receive from this ancient Chinese therapy.” Check out the full article here. P.S. I do realize that’s a…

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Study: Diet May Help ADHD Kids More Than Drugs

  I’ve heard people say this for years, and now a recent study supports it: food may be key in treating ADHD. I heard about it on NPR the other day, check thearticle out here. Some highlights: According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lidy Pelsser, 64% of children diagnosed with ADHD are actually experiencing…

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Study: Acupuncture Relieves Hot Flashes and Other Menopausal Symptoms

A recent study shows that acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. The study included 53 postmenopausal women. The participants measured their symptoms using a 5-point scale before and after treatment. Twenty-seven of the women received traditional Chinese acupuncture for 20 minutes, twice a week for 10 weeks. The rest thought they were given…

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How to Eliminate PMS in 5 Easy Steps

Symptoms of PMS like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches, and sleep disturbances, affect 75% of women. But just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these symptoms. So what is the underlying cause of PMS? Hormones become unbalanced. Estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease. There are many…

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Battlefield Acupuncture

This is an awesome article from the Department of Defense about military doctors implementing the use of acupuncture. They are primarily using auricular (ear) acupuncture, and specifically the NADA protocol which consists of only 5 points in the ear. This protocol is very easy to train people in who have no other knowledge of the medicine,…

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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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The New York Times Weighs in on Acupuncture

We made it!!! The New York Times has a new article about acupuncture – and it is a good one. The reporter presents a well balanced view to the debate about whether acupuncture works and notes the desire of Western doctors to explain this treatment in terms of a science that matches their training. Here are some…

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