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Acupuncture Outperforms Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Created 03-01-2011 by "ChadD"
Researchers from the Department of Rehabilitative Medicine at the Phramongkutklao College of Medicine in Bangkok recently looked at treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study recruited 61 patients with mild-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome and divided them into an acupuncture treatment group and a night splinting group. The acupuncture group received electro-acupuncture 2x/week for 5 weeks and the night splinting group wore the splint for 5 weeks. Pain scales were used to measure changes at...
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Stroke Rehabilitation with Acupuncture, Tuina, and Tong Ren Therapy
Created 08-10-2009 by "ChadD"
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US and the third leading cause of death. Every year strokes effect 15 million people worldwide with 5 million of those resulting in death. Of the remaining 10 million survivors at least 5 million of those will be disabled to varying degrees requiring immediate and long-term care to regain function, speech, memory, and other related impairments. Smoking, obesity, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure...
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Treatment of Leukemia with Tong Ren Therapy
Created 05-19-2008 by "ChadD"
The following article, a reprint from Tom Tam, covers the treatment of Leukemia with Tong Ren Therapy. For a general introduction to Tong Ren, please read the introductory brochure. According to a report from the Leukemia Society of America, there were approximately 140,000 leukemia patients in the U.S in 1998. The overall five-year survival rate for leukemia patients is 42 percent. The five-year survival rate for leukemia has tripled in the last thirty-eight years. In...
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Warm Acupuncture Found Beneficial for Chronic Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Patients
Created 03-21-2016 by "ChadD"
Cancer rates are on the rise globally, due in part to the fact that people are living longer, but there are also a multitude of risk factors in our modern times. For women, breast cancer is a serious risk accounting for nearly a quarter of all cancers. While breast cancer is often treatable with a combination of approaches, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, there are still a host of potential complications. Chronic lymphedema is...
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What is Cupping...? and other techniques "acupuncturists" use
Created 08-27-2008 by "ChadD"
The life of an acupuncturist involves, among many other things, being a person with answers. The world is still learning about acupuncture and, consequently, people have many questions. The usual ones such as "do the needles hurt?", "does it work?", "what can you treat?" are relatively easy - just "no", "yes", and "everything".... If only it was all that easy! What "acupuncture" is, is often more than people realize. People generally understand that acupuncturists use...
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How Lymphatic Drainage May Help Long Covid Sufferers
Created 12-28-2022 by "Leslie B"
by Abby Stewart, LMT, MLD/C Long covid syndrome shares many striking similarities with chronic fatigue syndrome (myalgic encephalitis), including fatigue, unrestful sleep, post-exertional malaise, brain fog, headache, and nonspecific pain. In fact, up to 75% of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) cases can be traced back to a viral infection. More research is focusing on the link between these 2 conditions in hopes to find treatments and possibly cures. In the last few years, it has...
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Will A Robot Be Your Next Acupuncturist? Artificial Intelligence in TCM
Created 10-02-2023 by "ChadD"

The short answer is no..., but, the longer answer is maybe... and soon. There are a host of opportunities in the field of Chinese Medicine for the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Robots delivering acupuncture (which is happening) is probably not the best use of these approaches in my opinion. But the same machine learning techniques that are currently being developed en masse in western medicine, have very valid potential in avenues such...
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Sometimes Simple Is Better - Randomized Study Finds Acupressure Improves Cognition
Created 03-24-2023 by "ChadD"

Chinese Medicine, which encompasses acupuncture, is a broad and complex system of medicine. At face value this is neither a good or a bad thing, but the complexity of the diagnostic systems and treatment methods can limit broad usage due to limited numbers of well trained practitioners. Acupressure is often touted as a home remedy. Many practitioners, myself included, will recommend certain acupressure points and techniques to patients. But we are also well aware of...
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Electro-Acupuncture May Aid Substances To Cross Blood-Brain Barrier
Created 05-30-2022 by "ChadD"

The blood-brain barrier is a defense mechanism in our body to protect our brain. It works to protect us from harmful substances, while allowing substances required by the brain such as water and oxygen. There are a range of potential therapeutics that may aid, for example, central nervous system disorders, however the blood-brain barrier can be an impediment to successful delivery of such agents. Debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS are prime examples...
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