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Acupuncture and Pain Management

Research Update: Acupuncture and Pain Management A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined how acupuncture can be used to treat low back pain. The researchers looked at multiple trials to determine that acupuncture shows great promise in relieving chronic low back pain. The trials were inconclusive about acupuncture for acute low back…

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Can acupuncture help respiratory issues?

Respiratory Issues

Research Update: Acupuncture for Respiratory Issues A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine saw the efficacy of acupuncture treatments improve the respiratory status of patients on prolonged mechanical ventilation. The patients involved in the study were in critical care and treated with acupuncture four times a week. Of the 16 participants,…

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Understanding stress and pain

Understanding stress

Get our Top Tips to Handle Stress Guide for Free, click here to download!   How Stress Physically Affects Your Body Stress. It’s not a word that makes most of us feel elated or excited. However, stress, by design, is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we…

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Acupuncture for Wellness

Acupuncture for Wellness Should I get acupuncture if I’m not sick? This is a question people often ask. For more than 2,500 years practitioners of acupuncture & Oriental medicine (OM) have emphasized the importance of preventative medicine rather than waiting until disease begins. Yang-sheng is the preventative branch of OM, yang-sheng means to ‘nourish life’.…

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Top Five Acupuncture Points for Summer

Five Acupuncture Points for Summer Summer is a season of abundant energy and light, long days, pool parties, ice cream and lemonade. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes summer as the time of year that has the utmost yang and therefore the element associated with summer is fire. In TCM, there are specific energetic pathways related…

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