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Many of the acupuncture studies that are performed work in a way where certain points are stimulated then through blood draws, tissue samples, MRI, etc. the researchers look for internal changes that verify the function of the points or treatment as a whole. Recently a team of researchers from the …

I was first introduced to motor points acupuncture a few years ago when I was teaching at the acupuncture college in Florida. Some students in the school clinic were already familiar with this somewhat new acupuncture modality as one of the faculty members taught the techniques within professional …

Seasonal allergies affect many people every day and may impact their lives profoundly, from itchy eyes to sneezing, stuffy nose, to swelling of the face and throat in extreme cases. Many people that I know, relatives and friends, are under medical treatment for seasonal allergies and have been tak…

Acupuncture is used for an extremely wide range of conditions, but in some ways the most important ones are those of a more preventative nature than those involving a last ditch effort.  Paying attention to your colon health through analyzing bowel movements, among other signs, is one such area th…

According to the World Health Organization the global rates of diabetes have risen in the last 30 years by approximately 300 million cases.  Currently there are over 400 million cases of type II diabetes globally.  People who are clinically obese, a strong contributing factor to type II diabetes, …

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 …

Below you will find commonly used acupressure points located on the arms and hands.  Acupressure on the arm and hand points aids a number of conditions including headaches, nausea, breathing problems, sinus issues, stress, anxiety and more.  For acupressure points on other parts of the body, or for…

There are a host of studies showing the usages of acupuncture for anesthesia during common medical procedures and events.  These range from colonoscopies to labor to dental work, to appendectomy and more.  Studies such as the one following are important as the reduction of stronger anesthesia agent…

A team of researchers from China publishing in the Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion journal recently conducted a study exploring treatment for chronic urticaria (or what is more commonly known as hives). Researchers recruited 160 patients and randomly divided them in an acupuncture bloodlettin…

You might find it easier to get a child more comfortable with the idea of getting a shot of penicillin than you would explaining why you are going to let your acupuncturist do "bloodletting" on them.  But a recent Chinese study found that acupuncture bloodletting is superior to penicillin for acute…

Acupuncture has long been used and studied clinically for stroke recovery.  Within the field there are many differing methods many of which are effective.  Researchers from Hunan University in Changsha China recently conducted a study comparing the effects of electroacupuncture (acupuncture with el…

Dermatitis and other associated skin conditions are often treated with acupuncture and/or herbal medicine with good success.  Researchers from the department of dermatology at Northwestern University in Chicago recently conducted a study evaluating a simply acupressure point to help eliminate itchi…

ALS or "Lou Gehrig's Disease" is a quickly debilitating and near exclusively fatal neuro-degenerative disease with no known cure.  Chinese Medicine including herbal medicine, acupuncture, Tong Ren Therapy, Tuina and other aspects has been used to help slow the progression of the disease, but has of…

Acupuncture and related Chinese Medicine techniques are commonly used to treat a wide range of digestive and bowel related medical conditions.  Irritable bowel syndromes is a commonly treated condition within many acupuncture clinics around the world as western treatments are often limited or undes…

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox (varicella zoster virus).  After having chickenpox the virus will often lie dormant in a person only to reactivate later and develop shingles.  Nearly 1 in 3 Americans will develop the condition with about half of these being in people age…

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