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Migraines and Acupuncture

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Blog, Media Bar | 0 comments

Migraines and Acupuncture

Do you suffer from migraines? If so you’re not alone. Migraine sufferers number more than 38 million people in the US alone. Most people plagued by migraines experience one or two attacks per month and according to the Migraine Research Foundation, there are more than 4 million people that have at least 15 days of migraine-suffering each month. This makes migraines extremely debilitating and intrusive — hampering a person’s ability to function normally at work, school and in other areas of life — and it’s also why migraines...

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Acupuncture in the Emergency Room

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture in the Emergency Room

Acupuncture is an alternative medicine practice originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles, which are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain, but can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders such as digestive disorders, headaches, and anxiety. According the StarTribune, a Minneapolis hospital is blazing trails as the first hospital in the nation to have an acupuncturist on staff in the Emergency Room. The hospital reports this alternative...

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Acupuncture for Menopause

Posted by on May 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Menopause

Did you know that acupuncture can be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of menopause? Recent research indicates that acupuncture treatment can be effective in helping women through this time of their lives. In a study published in Menopause, researchers completed a meta- analysis of 104 studies in order to assess the effectiveness of acupuncture on menopausal symptoms. The researchers found that acupuncture reduced both the frequency and severity of hot flashes. These findings suggest that acupuncture could be an effective alternative...

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Ways to Manage Stress

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Ways to Manage Stress

Stress can have many negative effects towards our health. Not only can it affect how we interact with others, but it also weakens our immune system, causes skin breakouts, affects our mood and our appetite. Stress can also affect our heart health and hormone levels in our body. The effects of unmanaged stress can be quite serious. April is National Stress Awareness Month and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about ways to manage your stress. 1.     Acupuncture treatments Studies have shown that acupuncture lowers...

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Acupuncture for Arthritis

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture for Arthritis

Acupuncture has become an increasingly utilized method of treatment for a variety of ailments and diseases. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of treatment, which aims to balance the energy flow in your body. The energy flows through pathways called meridians, which can become blocked. Acupuncture needles are placed at certain points on the body in order to reestablish balance. Acupuncture may also be a beneficial treatment for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic and progressive disease that...

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Research Shows Acupuncture Can Provide Headache Relief

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Research Shows Acupuncture Can Provide Headache Relief

Headaches can both frustrating and debilitating. Tension headaches are the most common headache and can range from mild to moderate in intensity. Symptoms of tension headaches often include dull, aching head pain or tightness that is generally felt across the forehead, sides and back of the head. Pain from tension headaches can also radiate to the neck and shoulder muscles. Tension headaches can range from a single episode to chronic, in which headaches may last for hours and continue for more than 15 days in a month’s time. Migraines and...

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Acupuncture Safety and other Common Misunderstandings

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture Safety and other Common Misunderstandings

There are many misconceptions about acupuncture — misunderstandings and misinformation that unfortunately make some people hesitate to seek treatment that could really help them. Acupuncture can be a safe, effective treatment for many conditions and the World Health Organization along with the National Institutes for Health recognize acupuncture as being effective for pain, anxiety, depression, digestive disorders, respiratory problems and more. Many of my patients initially come to me with questions or concerns about acupuncture so...

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Acupuncture Can Relieve Stress

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Acupuncture Can Relieve Stress

A new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology indicates that acupuncture can help to relieve stress and points to the reasons why. The new study explores the biological reasons behind acupuncture’s stress-relieving abilities. The researchers discovered that stress hormones were lower in subjects that received electronic acupuncture. Using rats for their study, they designed a series of tests with electronic acupuncture to ensure that each rat received the exact same dose of pressure. The targeted point was below the knee, or the...

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Allergy Treatment with Acupuncture

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Allergy Treatment with Acupuncture

This spring’s allergy season has been a severe one and here in Florida it can be a a problem all year round as various tropical trees and shrubs bloom and thrive in any season. Acupuncture has already been seen to help relieve pain in patients and a new study indicates that it might relieve allergies as well. Many patients plagued with allergy symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes and a scratchy throat use over-the-counter antihistamines for relief, but now more and more are turning to acupuncture and herbal treatments when they find that...

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New Research Shows Acupuncture Effective for Pain

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

New Research Shows Acupuncture Effective for Pain

It’s not often that the mainstream media highlights the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for medical conditions including chronic pain, but this article on ABC New’s website shows how effective acupuncture can be where all other treatments have failed. The article highlights the case of a 60 year-old woman who suffered from devastating and debilitating neck and shoulder pain. She had tried physical therapy, chiropractic medicine and the usual pain management, including multiple shots of steroids into her spine – all to...

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