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People suffering with migraines may do just about anything to be rid of them. What about bloodletting? While bloodletting sounds straight out of the middle ages, it is actually a fairly mild technique used within acupuncture for a range of conditions. Our theory site has a general introduction to b…

by Nina Applegate, LMT Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an energetic and gentle form of bodywork, and it is beneficial for a wide variety of conditions. CST was first developed by John E. Upledger, an osteopathic physician and professor of biomechanics. CST focuses on the cranium, the dura mater aroun…

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing and/or sounds in the ear.  The severity can range from mildly annoying to disabling.  It affects over 340 million people worldwide and appears to be increasing for a not entirely clear set of reasons.  Military personnel, factory workers, and others with noise…

Acupuncture is often used at varying stages of pregnancy and the birthing process.  Commonly treated conditions include morning sickness, back pain, breech position and aiding with labor itself (among many others). There are a number of studies that have established the effectiveness of acupunctur…

Fever in children accounts for roughly one-third of all visits to a pediatrician or other health care provider. The fever, of course, is not the issue itself but a symptom that the immune system is fighting something off and the fever is an aid for these functions. Generally in children the fever w…

A question very often asked of acupuncturists is, "How Does Acupuncture Work?".  The truthful answer is that outside of our own theoretical framework (which is 1000's of years strong - explored in "What Does Acupuncture Treat?"), we don't really know how it works in western terms. What we are comi…

Acupuncture is a safe and effective healing art backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is used worldwide both as a primary and adjunctive treatment for a wide range of conditions. Generally, people find an acupuncture treatment to be a relaxing experience. This is espec…

Before we get into details the crux of this article can be summed up in one statement...  Chinese Medicine treats patterns of illness that can contain any number of symptoms/western conditions whereas generally western medicine is symptomatic/condition based.  This is an important distinction to ha…

Taiwanese researchers from Kuang Tien General Hospital recently conducted a study comparing acupuncture versus the western medication Topamax (topiramate, topiragen) for people with chronic migraines.  Researchers recruited 66 chronic migraine patients and divided them evenly into an acupuncture gr…

Similar to other western conditions, Chinese Medicine does not use western terminology such as a “cold” or the “flu” in formulating proper treatments.  Colds and flus are merely western names which describe an array of symptoms with some common underlying factors and symptoms.  Chinese Medicine, on…

Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and tuina medical massage, among other techniques) is commonly used to treat migraines and other forms of headaches in patients.  People often come in when western medicines are either undesireable or are not offering the type of res…

Acupuncture is an often used and effective option for the non pharmaceutical treatment of migraines.  There are a host of options when treating patients with migraines with regards to the theory underlying your treatment point selections to the actual techniques used.   Auricular acupuncture (a mic…

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 degr…

Not getting enough sleep? This is a common problem in many parts of the world, perhaps more so in western developed countries where overwork and lack of rest are often seen as the way to obtain success in your career. Many are aware, at least at a gut level, that poor sleep and lack of sleep are…

The following research discusses the path and integration of acupuncture into mainstream healthcare in Australia.  As Australia is similar in many ways to other developed countries, the article provides a clear path of development for those who are seeking to obtain similar changes in their respect…

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