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Acupuncture can treat low back pain

How Acupuncture Works: New Research Explains

June 14, 2019

Research Update: New research might help explain how acupuncture works I often get asked the question, “how does acupuncture work.” There are actually many western explanations on how acupuncture works from a science perspective. The most well-known explanation is that acupuncture works by stimulating endorphin “the feel-good hormone” and thus reduces pain. The Interstitial Theory…

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Common myths about acupuncture answered

Top myths about acupuncture debunked

June 7, 2019

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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Acupuncture and allergies

Reasons why acupuncture works for seasonal allergies

March 30, 2019

How does acupuncture help seasonal allergies? Here is what the research says In 2013, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study looking at 422 seasonal allergy sufferers who presented with rhinitis, or hay fever, and who had tested positive for pollen allergies. The volunteer patients were split into three groups. The first group received…

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Acupuncture and Metabolism

Can acupuncture help boost metabolism?

July 8, 2018

Acupuncture and Metabolism Many people come in my office saying “I want to lose weight, can acupuncture help boost my metabolism?” The answer is often, Yes! But acupuncture, along with key dietary changes, examining nutrient status, and level of exercise are also things that will work synergistically together to spark weight loss. Metabolism is defined…

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Seasonal Allergies

Research Update – Acupuncture and Seasonal Allergies

April 14, 2018

What does the research say about acupuncture and seasonal allergies? The American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy published research that found acupuncture effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. The researchers compiled the results from 13 quality studies, which followed 2,365 participants. The various studies confirmed acupuncture…

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Acupuncture and insomnia

{Research Update}- Acupuncture and Insomnia

December 5, 2017

{Research Update} – Acupuncture and Insomnia   A study published by the Journal of Sleep Medicine shows acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for insomnia sufferers. The study group was composed of 72 patients with primary insomnia. Acupuncture treatments were given three times a week for four weeks and the patients were required to…

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acupuncture and diabetes

{Research Update} – Acupuncture and Diabetes

December 1, 2017

{Research Update}- Acupuncture and Diabetes A study published by the Healthcare Medicine Institute found acupuncture can effectively decrease symptoms of diabetes. This study actually looked at two clinical trials and determined both showed improvement for the participants. The first trial focused primarily on the usage of acupuncture, coupled with moxibustion. The second trial aimed to…

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Superfoods for diabetes

{Research Updates}– Superfoods for Diabetes

November 15, 2017

Superfoods for Diabetes: (Part 1 of many)… A recent article published by Sepalika.com provides information from multiple research studies that confirm the best way to manage diabetes is through proper diet. More specifically through the use of “superfoods.” The multiple studies showed various superfoods such as oily fish, broccoli, blueberries, beets and chia seeds can…

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Acupuncture and lung health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and lung health

October 10, 2017

Acupuncture and lung health: A study published by the Natural Health Research Institute suggests acupuncture can improve the breathing ability of COPD patients. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a progressive disease that gradually decreases lung function. The patients in this study received daily acupuncture treatments for twelve weeks using the same points on each…

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Acupuncture and liver health

{Research Update}: Acupuncture and Liver Health

May 30, 2017

Acupuncture and Liver Health The College of Oriental Medicine at Daejeon University conducted and published a study that shows acupuncture can reduce liver toxicity, while protecting the liver and its functions. While this study was conducted on laboratory rats, the information collected shows great promise as to how it can be used in humans. The…

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