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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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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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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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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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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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