Acupuncture may help babies who cry too much, according to a new study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Infants with colic—crying for more than three hours a day, for at least three days a week—had fewer symptoms after getting the traditional Chinese needling technique compared to the standard treatment. read the full story
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Acupuncture Actually Works for Neck Pain, Study Says
Acupuncture, the ancient practice of needle insertion, and the Alexander Technique, a program that teaches people how to avoid unnecessary muscle tension throughout the day and improve posture, coordination, balance and stress, are two complementary therapies often used to help treat neck pain. Treating it is often difficult, and it’s common for people to seek out alternative therapies. Read the full story
The Weird Way Acupuncture Helps Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Acupuncture, an ancient technique of traditional Chinese medicine, has long been used to treat chronic pain, and studies have suggested that it relieves symptoms at least slightly better than a placebo. When coupled with electric stimulation, the technique can work similarly to a more conventional therapy for pain relief called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). MORE FROM TIME.COM But exactly how acupuncture works is still largely unknown. Because it’s often difficult to measure Read the full story
Stress is a natural nonspecific response of the body to the various demands we place upon it. Continue reading stress
Why is menopause treated like a disease, when in/act it’s a naturally occurring process? Continue reading Menopause
Lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease…You may have heard of these conditions, Continue reading Autoimmune Disease
Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder in the United States behind arthritis, Continue reading FIBROMYALGIA
Depression affects about 121 million people worldwide and can be debilitating for those who experience it. Continue reading DEPRESSION
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is a complex branch of ancient Chinese medicine, but its practical principles and methods are easily understood: Continue reading WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
WHAT ARE NEEDLE TREATMENTS LIKE? ARE THEY PAINFUL?
Patients who have received inoculations or other medical injections from a hypodermic needle are sometimes fearful that acupuncture treatments will be as painful. But such is not the case. Medical hypodermic needles are stiff, hollow, and thick for forcing liquid into the patient’s flesh, usually uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure. Continue reading WHAT ARE NEEDLE TREATMENTS LIKE? ARE THEY PAINFUL?
If you struggle with your weight, you’re not alone. In fact, more than 30% of all U.S. adults meet the criteria for being obese.’ Continue reading Weight Loss
WHAT BROUGHT ACUPUNCTURE TO THE UNITED STATES?
In the early 1970’s American newspaper reporters covering President Richard Nixon’s visit to China wrote about a “miraculous” healing art virtually unknown in the United States. Continue reading WHAT BROUGHT ACUPUNCTURE TO THE UNITED STATES?
WHAT ARE YIN AND YANG?
The give-and-take of yin and yang in the human body is a concept foreign to Western experience, but is a cornerstone of Oriental acupuncture thought. Continue reading WHAT ARE YIN AND YANG?
WHAT IS CHI GONG?
Chi Gong is a time-honored exercise method of addressing many health issues while enhancing one’s physical and mental vitality. Through a process centered on pleasant, Continue reading WHAT IS CHI GONG?