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Acupuncture for stroke recovery

Acupuncture for stroke recovery

November 5, 2018

Acupuncture for Stroke Recovery   Strokes are quite common. In fact, strokes are the leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke each year. A stroke results from an acute lack of blood supply to a portion of the brain. Because brain cells are very dependent on oxygen, a…

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Evidence regarding acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

March 19, 2018

Acupuncture treatment for psoriasis What is psoriasis? More than 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that can be frustrating and painful.The chronic skin condition is due to an overactive immune system that can be triggered by a number of internal and external factors. Many Western treatments include steroid creams and oral medications that come with…

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Reducing chronic headaches and migraines

Evidence of Acupuncture Reducing Chronic Headaches & Migraines

January 30, 2018

Can acupuncture reduce chronic headaches and migraines? Simple answer…yes! But HOW?! In acupuncture terms whenever we feel pain there is a blockage of energy (we call Qi “chee”) that is prohibiting the flow of nutrients, blood, and energy to an area, thus creating the feeling of pain. Read more about how acupuncture works by reading…

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Acupuncture for tension headaches

Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches

April 1, 2017

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for the prevention of tension headaches A 2016 research study published by the Cochrane Library concluded a course of six acupuncture treatments can be a viable option in the treatment of tension-type headaches. According to the study, participants treated with acupuncture and pain-killers reported their headache frequency was less. This study was actually a…

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Acupuncture for knee osteoarthritis

Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis

February 20, 2017

Acupuncture Research Update: Acupuncture for Knee Osteoarthritis They also concluded this evidence is consistent with all other current evidence regarding this matter. According to the study, after 12 weeks of treatments, subjects reported their knee pain was greatly reduced. The reported success rate of pain relief in the patients that received acupuncture treatments was 76…

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Osteoarthritis Treatment

Tai Chi Compares to Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

December 7, 2015

Tai Chi Compares to Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A New Study Explains What is Tai Chi?  A recent study presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology showed that Tai Chi can improve the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis as much as or more than standard physical therapy. Dr. Chenchen Wang…

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Acupuncture can help with OCD

Acupuncture can help with OCD

October 30, 2015

What is OCD? OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, is one of the most common mental health disorders. A lot of us have low levels of OCD about certain things, which is completely normal. When one suffers from serious OCD, it can greatly impede on their quality of living and everyday activities. OCD is characterized as an…

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Acupuncture and Depression

Can acupuncture help with depression?

October 13, 2015

Can Acupuncture Help with Depression? What does the research say? According to Reuters Health, a new study suggests that people suffering from depression can receive the same benefits from acupuncture that they would from counseling to help their depression. The study looked at 755 people with depression and found that one in three people who received…

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Studies Show Acupuncture Can Increase Immune Function

August 1, 2015

Acupuncture has been shown to strengthen the immune system by targeting meridian systems that return the body back to its natural flow and strengthen organ function. Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain concluded that acupuncture treatment improved immune function in anxious women. Because emotional disturbances lead to immune impairment, acupuncture for the treatment…

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Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2015

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data from every person diagnosed with CD in Sweden from 1969-2008. It is estimated that about…

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