Acupuncture may have originated in ancient China, but these days it has been recommended for everything from smoking cessation to weight loss. But is it truly effective? The research on the effects of acupuncture treatment is decidedly mixed and requires careful examination. What's the history of acupuncture treatment? Acupuncture started
Alternative therapies for chronic pain are beginning to gain widespread acceptance as a respected, holistic way to approach a comprehensive pain management plan. Not every therapy works for every pain condition, and there are some important considerations before beginning any alternative therapy. Common alternative therapies include: Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the
February is Heart Month, the perfect time to enhance your heart health with some complementary and alternative treatments. Here are 14 ways to give your heart some love. 1. Acupuncture Acupuncture’s role in the treatment of chronic pain is well-established, but did you know that acupuncture can also help lower
It seems like not long ago we were still waiting for the summer to begin and now that June is nearly over we’re in the thick of it. Midsummer came and went as we celebrated the first day of the season on June 21. Now, we’re preparing for our 4th
Nerve pain, also referred to as neuropathic pain, is the body's response to problems within the central and peripheral nervous system. Imagine the nervous system as a series of electrical connections that allow signals to travel from the brain to the body to tell it to perform its natural functions.
Most westerners know what acupuncture is even if they have never experienced it for themselves. This ancient Chinese medicine has been practiced for millennia as a way to increase the body's natural energy flow and promote healing. Trained acupuncture practitioners use fine needles that they place in strategic points on
Chronic headaches are sometimes symptoms of larger, more serious issues, such as brain tumors. But most of the time, they’re not. Despite the mostly benign causes of headaches, doctors generally order too many brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT), according to a study by
Electroacupuncture applies modern technology to an ancient healing modality to relieve pain or muscle spasms. Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that involves a practitioner inserting slender needles into the body, under the skin. The placement may seem random, but acupuncturists carefully consider the positioning of needles to coincide