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Acupuncture for neurogenesis in experimental ischemic stroke A systematic review published in Scientific Reports found that acupuncture improved neurological deficits and reduced brain edema in experimental ischemia, and that the mechanisms mostly involved with enhancing endogenous neurogenesis including proliferation, migration and differentiation of NSCs.

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Arthritis and Acupuncture

Acupuncture is effective at treating all kinds of pain. Joint pain that is worse in cold, damp weather can be reduced with acupuncture. Discomfort from degenerative joints can also be treated effectively. Those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often find relief in swollen, stiff joints with Chinese medicine.

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A Close-up Look at Acupuncture for Pain

From ABC News: A growing number of Americans would prefer to stop popping pills and avoid going under the knife to treat a bum knee, achy lower back or sore hip. Instead, they’re turning to the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture to help ease chronic joint pain.

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Altitude Sickness and Chinese Medicine

Has altitude sickness been keeping you or your loved ones off the mountains?

If you suffer from altitude sickness you know that it can be physically debilitating. The fact of the matter is, there is less oxygen at higher elevations and for those of us living at the beach traveling to higher elevations can be a jolt to the system resulting in headaches, fatigue, nausea, dizziness and fainting.

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New York Jets Workhorse, Chris Ivory, credits acupuncture for helping him get and stay healthy

ESPN: Chris Ivory is on pace to shatter his career high in carries, and the running back’s physical running style can take its toll.

That is one reason why the New York Jets’ workhorse has taken to acupuncture as part of his weekly rehab regimen. Twice a week, the bruising 6-foot 222-pound back has needles stuck into him in an effort to help him feel fresh, pain free and recover.

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Acupuncture Needles May Help Reveal Origin of Life

A grant was recently given to researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study how a robot armed with an Acupuncture needle might probe particles on foreign objects. Identifying these particles could help scientist find details to the primordial soup that first generated life.

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6 Things to Look for in a Fertility Acupuncturist

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10.9% of all women in their reproductive age and 6.0% of married women the same age are unable to get pregnant within a year of trying. Fertility acupuncture is a low-risk option that, when used in conjunction with IVF (in vitro fertilization) can dramatically improve your chances for success. However, not all acupuncturists are the same.

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Estrogen and Hormonal Imbalances – The Quest for Balance

Today we’re seeing a tremendous amount of women and men who are struggling with hormonal imbalances. Breast cancer to prostate enlargement, PCOS, and menopause symptoms are easily recognizable hormonal symptoms but what about symptoms such as cold hands, irritability, mood swings, fibroids, irregular menstrual cycles, insomnia to name just a few?

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5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost Fertility

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that 10.9% of women of reproductive age have trouble conceiving and carrying a baby to term. Modern medicine, most notably in vitro fertilization (IVF) can dramatically boost your chances for conception, but it is expensive and complicated, and not always a success.

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What the 2015 Nobel Prizes mean for TCM

Half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Tu Yuyu, a traditional Chinese medicine researcher. Traditional medical knowledge anywhere in the world has not even been on the radar for Nobel Prize prospects…until now.

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The role of healthy eating in traditional Chinese medicine

“The five grains provide nourishment. The five vegetables provide filling. The five domestic animals provide enrichment. The five fruits provide support.” It means a balanced diet, where foods are consumed in appropriate combinations according to their natures and flavors, serves to supplement the essence that human body needs. Read the whole article over on read more

Chinese Herbal Therapy at the Cleveland Clinic

18 months ago the Cleveland Clinic launched the first-ever Chinese herbal clinic at a major medical center. Daniel Neides, MD, Medical Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, shares some insights into their use of Chinese herbal therapies.

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Acupuncture for inducing delivery

Clinical research indicates that acupuncture can relieve labor pain, promote maternal uterine contraction, shorten birth process, and treat postpartum disorders. Further clinical and preclinical studies about the use of acupuncture in delivery

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Acupuncture for Surfers

Surfers are susceptible to all sorts of injuries, especially overuse injuries like shoulder strain or joint issues, neck strain, lower back pain, and knee injuries. Read the whole article over on The Intertia... read more

Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Clinical researches about acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis are increasing, while systematic reviews assessing the efficacy of acupuncture therapy are still lacking. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture therapy for nocturnal enuresis. Read the study on the journal Evidence-Based Complementary And Alternative Medicine... read more

6 Things You Need To Know About Cancer and Complementary Health Approaches

People with cancer want to do everything they can to combat the disease, manage its symptoms, and cope with the side effects of treatment. Many people turn to complementary health approaches, including mind and body practices, such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga, and natural products, such as herbs and dietary supplements. Read the whole post on the National Institute of Health website... read more

Reversing the Stressful Effects of Running With Acupuncture

The advantages of acupuncture compared to other forms of treatment are two-fold. “Where massage involves manipulation of surface muscle in dealing with underlying tissues, acupuncture allows treatment of deeper muscle tissue without aggravating surface muscle, making it the most effective and direct method of treatment,” says Kawaguchi. Secondly, since the symptoms of pain or fatigue can occur somewhere other than where the problem actually lies, acupuncture is effective in treating the root cause of the problem…. Read the whole article on Runners World... read more

Mayo Clinic Radio: Integrative Medicine

Complementary and integrative medicine is now playing an increasingly important role in modern health care. On the next program, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, outlines the contributions integrative medicine is making in treating the whole person. Listen to the podcast on Mayo Clinic Radio here: read more

The Top 10 Acupuncture Schools in the U.S. in 2015

#1- Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
#2- Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
#3- New England School of Acupuncture
#4- AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
#5- National College of Natural Medicine
#6- Five Branches University: Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine
#7- American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
#8- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego
#9- Bastyr University
#10-tie- Maryland University of Integrative Health
#10-tie- Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

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Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality in Dermatology: A Systematic Review

In 17 of 24 studies, acupuncture showed statistically significant improvements in outcome measurements compared with placebo acupuncture, alternative treatment options, and no intervention. Acupuncture was used to treat atopic dermatitis, urticaria, pruritus, acne, chloasma, neurodermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, hyperhidrosis, human papillomavirus wart, breast inflammation, and facial elasticity. Read the paper published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine... read more

AOM Wellness Services to be Made Available to Athletes at the Special Olympics World Games

7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries will gather in Los Angeles at the end of July to participate in the World Special Olympics summer games and for the first time at any World Special Olympics games acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) wellness services will be made available to all athletes and coaches. Organized by Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, AOM wellness services will be available in the Healthy Athletes area of the Athletes Village on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC).

The World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015, the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympics, and the first time the summer games have been held in the United States since 1999.

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The Evolution of Alternative Medicine

Via The Atlantic: When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like acupuncture and meditation—but using them as part of a larger, integrative approach to health. Read the article in The Atlantic... read more

California Acupuncture Licensing Exam- March results

The California Acupuncture Board publishes the March 2015 exam results statistics by school. Emperor’s College had the highest pass rate among schools that had more than 5 test takers, Nine Star University of Health Science and Stanton University had the highest pass rates among schools that had 5 or fewer test takers. Read the full results on the California Acupuncture Board website... read more

Mushroom used in Chinese medicine ‘slows weight gain’

A study, published in the journal Nature Communications, suggests the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, which is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote health and longevity, slowed weight gain by altering bacteria in the gut of mice. The researchers suggested the mushroom could eventually be used in the treatment of obesity in humans. Read the whole... read more