Study shows that hot flashes – the bane of existence for many women during menopause – can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks of acupuncture treatment. read more
PAINWEEK 2016, the largest US pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management: Presentation by Dr. Richard Harris--"What we found is that there are many areas of the brain where acupuncture needling changed the opioid receptor binding...
From Living Well Magazine: The original animal that we know of that was treated with acupuncture in China was the horse. Today acupuncture is practiced on horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, ducks, various birds, and even exotic mammals. read more
Data from a review of U.S.-based clinical trials published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches — such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture — appear to be effective tools for helping to manage common pain...
Children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities can experience pain relief with individually adjusted acupuncture, and the approach could be a valuable non-toxic treatment option for their everyday pain management, according to... read more
Why You Should Consider Acupuncture
The United States is currently experiencing an addiction epidemic on levels unseen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s, and opioids are at the center of this crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly 2.5 million people across the country are currently addicted to heroin or opioid-based medications. read more
Standard Occupational Code for Acupuncturists! “Earning a distinct Standard Occupational Code for Acupuncturists is a milestone moment for the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. This event positions acupuncturists for a number of new opportunities." read more
Hospitals and Health Network Magazine: "We also believe that to accommodate true patient-centered care, the focus of our health care system must shift from only treating disease to also creating health and well-being." read more
Acupuncture may not seem like an obvious choice to keep you from tossing and turning at night, but, there is strong clinical evidence that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for insomnia. read more
Wall Street Journal: How athletes recover from wear and tear on their bodies has become nearly as important as how they train. Jill Wosmek, head athletic trainer for the USA Women’s Volleyball Team, who is based in Anaheim, Calif., uses a variety of nontraditional techniques to help promote healing in her athletes’ bodies including acupuncture. read more
Chinese tongue diagnosis is an essential tool used by acupuncturists and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. Your tongue plays a unique role in understanding your body’s constitution; it is the only organ that is both interior and exterior. read more
Our facial expressions are our personal signatures. They’re how others recognize us. Sometimes our inner dialogue shows up on our faces through habits that we sustain for the sake of “saving face” or holding it all together. This can come at the expense of our skin’s natural radiance. read more
According to a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, the use of acupuncture for craniotomy may improve analgesia, reduce the required anesthetic read more
Canadian Veterinary Journal: The small study showed that acupuncture seemed to relieve pain in some horses, but that there was no strong evidence to suggest that it alleviates pain in all affected horses, concluding that more research is needed. read more
Lost in all the talk about the AMA deciding to weigh in on gun violence in the United States was their call for a standard of practice for dry needling. “For patients’ safety, practitioners should meet standards required for acupuncturists and physicians.” read more
Published in the: Annals of Internal Medicine Preliminary studies had demonstrated that tai chi has clear benefits for people with osteoarthritis and is equally as effective as physical therapy. read more
#1- Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
#2- Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine
#3- New England School of Acupuncture
#4- American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
#5- AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine read more
In horses (and zebras), acupuncture is used for a variety of scenarios, including: Treating musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders; Identifying and eliminating causes of poor performance and training resistance; and read more
Study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal shows electroacupuncture combined with nocturnal splinting has the potential to provide relief to patients with chronic mild to moderate discomfort from carpal tunnel syndrome compared to nighttime splinting alone. read more
Acupuncture treatment for PTSD works by creating coherence. It redirects the blood flow from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex. It balances the parasympathetic response, thus restoring coherence. It inhibits the amygdala, reduces read more
“How do we take two parallel systems and bring them together?” asks Ian Coulter, a senior health policy researcher who holds the RAND/Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. “That,” he added, “is the future.” read more
Acupuncture treatments can reduce the number of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause by as much as 36 percent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. read more
Cancer Therapy Advisor: Acupuncture may be effective alternative to morphine in relieving dyspnea in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the European Journal of Cancer. Read the article...
Members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors in April voted down a petition from veterinarians with the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture to have the AVMA recognize the read more
In a new study of anesthesia providers in the U.S., most report not having used or received any education in acupuncture or acupressure. However, the majority of those participants recognize the potential benefits of acupuncture on acute postoperative and chronic pain, and of both acupuncture and acupressure on reducing anxiety. About 75% of providers expressed interest in acupuncture/acupressure education. read more
Nurse Practitioner and Physician's Assistants: Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and treatments have received much attention and acclaim in the past years. Many patients and practitioners turn to CAM as alternatives to avoid side effects of drug therapies read more
In an online survey of a representative national sample, three-in-five Canadians say they consider acupuncture (63%) and chiropractic manipulation (60%) as legitimate medicine and want them as part of the national healthcare system. read more
The duration of a migraine is hours to days, often with the individual completely having to take to their bed. While there have been recent strides in helping people who suffer from chronic migraines, both by way of medications, including Botox and acupuncture, many continue to have refractory read more
“To reduce the impact of pain and the resultant suffering will require a transformation in how pain is perceived and judged both by people with pain and by the health care providers who help care for them.” read more
Pain Medicine News: Spanish study confirms 2006 Mayo Clinic study, Individualized acupuncture treatment of fibromyalgia in primary care relieved patients’ pain and enhanced their quality of life for up to a year compared with read more
Endometriosis News: A new report reviews the evidence for acupuncture in the treatment of endometriosis-related pain. The paper, “Is acupuncture effective in the treatment of pain in endometriosis?“ appeared in read more
The Chinese skullcap - also known as Huang-Qin - is traditionally used for fever, liver and lung problems. Scientists have discovered that the plant uses a special pathway to make chemicals with potential cancer-fighting properties. read more
Integrative medicine (IM) is coming of age in the U.S. military, with the first example of widespread implementation of an IM technique being the popular use of acupuncture to treat pain in combat settings. read more
Researchers found that real acupuncture offered no greater benefit than sham treatments in patients with Parkinson's-related fatigue. Still, patients noted improvements in mood, sleep, and quality of life. read more
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is working to update its strategic plan. The new strategic plan will set the stage for NCCIH’s research priority setting over read more
...says "nope" to acupuncture for lower back pain.
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New York Times: In an effort to curb what many consider the worst public health drug crisis in decades, the federal government on Tuesday, 3/15/2016, published the first national standards for prescription painkillers. read more
Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment according to researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center, 60 to 90 percent of patients experience it. They suggest that acupuncture is one way to help. Read the whole article over on the Huffington Post...
CCTV-America: Imagine you’re scheduled for surgery...in the United States...and your doctor asks if you’d like acupuncture as your anesthesia. Would you say yes? More and more people are doing just that. read more
Emperor's College provides acupuncture services at The 2015 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down, the largest event of its kind in the United States. The three-day event brought together under one roof myriad Veterans Affairs, legal, medical/dental, housing and...
There is also an increasing number of Americans without health insurance who are choosing to use these alternative health approaches, according to a report released by the CDC. Read the article on Inverse...
Catupuncture: cats can not only tolerate being poked with needles, they can achieve remarkable health benefits from it, according to veteran veterinarian acupuncturist, Dr. Rachel Barrack.
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A review of an alternative medical treatment
Advance Healthcare for Nurses: Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and treatments have received much attention and acclaim in the past years. Many patients and practitioners turn to CAM as alternatives to avoid side effects of drug therapies, as well as enhance personal beliefs about Eastern medical options. Of particular interest is the use of acupuncture as an alternative to conventional medical treatment. read more