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Acute pain relief and treatment

Acupuncture outperforms drugs for acute pain relief

July 22, 2019

Research Update: Acupuncture beats intravenous morphine for acute pain relief Pain can take many forms. It can be acute or chronic. Acute pain typically is sudden and  lasts less than three months. Often a direct result from soft tissue damage. While chronic pain lasts longer and is typically associated with underlying condition. Treating pain is…

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Acupuncture can provide relief for neuropathy

Solutions for neuropathy pain

July 1, 2019

Ancient medicine for the modern body: How acupuncture can help neuropathy pain   Diseases of the nervous system are call neuropathies. There are many different types and classifications depending on where to disease and origin is. In addition, there can be single nerve involvement like in carpal tunnel syndrome or multiple nerves can be affected…

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Natural treatment for Melasma

Natural treatment options for Melasma

May 31, 2019

Natural Treatment Options for Melasma   Melasma is a common skin problem affecting both women and men. Often occurring during pregnancy and referred to the “mask of pregnancy” due to increase in hormones.   It causes brown to gray patches on the face, nose, and chin. In addition, one of the most common causes is…

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Treatment for psoriasis with acupuncture and nutrition

Evidence regarding acupuncture treatment for psoriasis

May 12, 2019

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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Chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2019

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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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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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 Can acupuncture help relieve tension headaches? Let’s see what the research says. 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…

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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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Gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of…

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