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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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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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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“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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One question that I am asked occasionally is, “Is acupuncture safe for children?” The simple answer is ‘yes’, but you certainly want to take your child (and yourself) to a well trained practitioner and someone who has experience working with children. A recent study examined acupuncture with children and concluded that acupuncture is safe and works when…

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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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I didn’t say that, Newsweek did. In this super interesting article, check it out. It argues that most medical studies are flawed (and the very framework of medical investigation is off-kilter) leading to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result: a system that leads patients and physicians astray and incurs…

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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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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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