Medical imaging technology allows us to see the effects of acupuncture as a treatment is occurring. There is a significant body of research using PET scans, MRI’s and SPECT images? that show the effectiveness of acupuncture. For example, PET scans … Continue reading
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report called Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials in 2003. A list of the conditions mentioned in that report are given below. … Continue reading
Jeffrey Russell demonstrates techniques used in the treatment of liver organ conditions such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. The treatment uses points that involve the hepatic nerve. In Chinese medicine the liver is associated with the element of Wood. The treatment … Continue reading
The information below is adapted from Acupuncture in the Multimodal Biopsychosocial Pain Management. Towards a New Model in Clinical Practice by Agnès Mazic-de Sonis of Pain Clinic Chirec, Chirec, Site Parc Leopold, Brussels, Belgium. Health, 2015, 7, 884-895. Quotes from that source are … Continue reading
Acupuncture is used in cancer treatment as complementary therapy. Research has documented the effectiveness of acupuncture in controlling cancer related symptoms such as the following: Pain. Fatigue. Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Weight loss. Anxiety. Depression. Insomnia. Poor appetite. Dry … Continue reading
Back pain is chief among the chronic pain issues that cause daily suffering for millions. The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies estimates that at least 100 million people in the U.S. experience chronic pain (1). Approximately 1/3 of those suffer … Continue reading
In Chinese medicine, qi (chee) is the most fundamentally basic, or quantum vital force, that flows through all life. Chinese medicine works at the level of qi.Qi permeates all that is. It flows in the human body through the meridian system where acupuncture intervenes to heal and to maintain health. The meridian system has been known and mapped for millenia, however modern science is just now conceptualizing it.