26 February

Acupuncture for headache pain

Are you plagued by chronic headaches? More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches, and 20 million of them are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches. The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact […]

23 July

Protect Your Hands and Wrists from Repetitive Stress Injuries

Do you sit at a computer for most of your work day? Do you perform tasks that require you to do the same hand movements over and over? Hey, I’m talk to you musician, cashier, carpenter, or programmer. The following are a few minor changes you can implement to protect your hands and wrists from […]

25 May

Acupuncture as Effective as Prednisone for Carpal Tunnel Pain

According to a randomized, controlled study published in the May 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of Pain, acupuncture is as effective as the corticosteroid prednisone for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study investigated the efficacy of acupuncture compared with steroid treatment in patients with mild-to-moderate carpal tunnel syndrome as measured by […]

23 March

Acupuncture for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are the most common job-related injuries and are responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work related injuries. One of the most well-known types of repetitive stress injury, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) accounts for over two million visits to physicians’ offices and approximately 465,000 carpal tunnel release operations […]

24 January

Evidence supports acupuncture for arthritis

Several studies have shown that acupuncture can help people with arthritis and related auto-immune diseases. Scientists found that acupuncture can reduce pain and improve mobility in arthritis patients by 40 percent based on results from a major clinical trial that investigated the ancient Chinese needle treatment. A total of 570 patients aged 50 and older […]

5 December

Acupuncture for Migraines and Headaches

Are you plagued by chronic headaches? More than 45 million Americans (one in six) suffer from chronic headaches, 20 million of whom are women. Scientific research shows that acupuncture can be more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches. The pain that headache and migraine sufferers endure can impact every […]

25 May

Acupuncture for Back Pain, Reconsidering Steroid Injections

Steroid injections are commonly used to treat back pain. But this study published April 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that steroid injections were no more effective than a placebo in the treatment of low back lumbosacral sciatica pain. At one month after treatment, the patients who received a placebo healed as well […]

2 March

Acupuncture for Low Back Pain

A study in the Journal of Chinese Medicine found that acupuncture reduces the total cost of treatment for back pain. Patients who sought acupuncture for low back pain were much less likely to see their doctor for further treatments, resulting in lower healthcare spending. Yes, it’s another good reason to get acupuncture for back pain! […]

9 February

Acupuncture for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can affect many different joints and, in some people, other parts of the body as well, including the blood, the lungs, and the heart. Inflammation of the joint lining, called the synovium, can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, and redness. The affected joint may also lose its shape, […]

2 February

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One of the most common job-related injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is responsible for the highest number of days lost among all work-related injuries. With more than two million visits to physicians’ offices and approximately 465,000 carpal tunnel release operations each year, it is the most frequent surgery of the hand and wrist. Acupuncture is […]