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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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Doggie Acupuncture

      If you think acupuncture is only for humans, think again. Acupuncture is becoming more and more common for animals, and owners  are singing its praises. Animal acupuncture functions along the same principles as human acupuncture. The aim is to correct any imbalances in circulation by stimulating points connected through meridians. Acupuncture has been used…

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How acupuncture works

As methods of scientific inquiry have progressed, the mechanisms of acupuncture are beginning to be more clearly understood. While the mechanisms can get quite complex, ultimately acupuncture is a remarkably simple technique that depends entirely upon one thing: the stimulation of the peripheral nervous system. Broadly speaking, acupuncture has three primary effects: 1. It relieves…

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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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Acupuncture helps regulate menstruation & PCOS – New Research

Researchers have discovered that acupuncture improves menstrual frequency, normalizes estrogen activity, and decreases circulating androgens in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a common female endocrine disorder with side-effects including irregular menstruation, amenorrhea, anovulation, infertility, polycystic ovaries and excess quantities of androgenic hormones. Excess androgens may lead to acne, obesity due to insulin resistance,…

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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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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 Wall Street Journal talks about Acupuncture

Wowee, even the good ol’ Wall Street Journal thinks highly of acupuncture! They wrote a great article about it. Here are a few highlights. “Acupuncture does have real effects on the human body, which scientists are documenting using high-tech tools. Neuroimaging studies show that it seems to calm areas of the brain that register pain and…

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