February is the American Heart Association's Heart Health Awareness Month.
By integrating acupuncture and Oriental medicine into your heart healthy lifestyle, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 80%. Steps to prevention include managing high blood pressure and cholesterol, quitting smoking, eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight, physical activity, reducing stress and improved sleep - all of which can be helped with acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Are you having trouble with any of these issues? Give us a call. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to help you keep your heart healthy and strong.
Did you think that acupuncture was only for pain?
The military has been using acupuncture with great effectiveness to treat concussions, insomnia, headaches, & PTSD. In the article, Dr. (Maj.) Ronald White, director of pain services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, is quoted as saying: “There’s no risk; it gives you benefit. Our goal — my end result — is function. If you come to me complaining that you can’t play with your kids, you can’t sleep at night, you can’t work, and six months later, I have you playing, sleeping and back to work….”
Military and former military may get a preauthorization from the VA to receive acupuncture for these conditions, but you don't have to be a vet to receive treatment. We accept FSA (Flexable Savings Account) and HSA (Health Savings Account) cards, and make every effort to keep treatments affordable to everyone.
Have questions about your condition? Call us today to set up a free in person or phone consultation.
Is your gut making you unhappy?
From a new study found here: "New research concludes that acupuncture is effective in the treatment of dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is indigestion- also known as an upset stomach. It involves symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, an uncomfortable sensation of heaviness or fullness after eating, nausea, belching and heartburn. Dyspepsia is often linked to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gastritis and gastrointestinal ulcers. In many cases, dyspepsia is not linked to an underlying organic disease. In biomedicine, dyspepsia is often treated with PPIs (proton pump inhibitors), which are a class of drugs known for the treatment of heartburn. However, long term use of PPIs is linked to gastric cell atrophy, which may lead to cancer."
Did you know that vets may be able to receive acupuncture at no cost to themselves?
If you have a condition that may be helped by acupuncture including pain, stress, depression and insomnia, digestive problems and many others, contact your medical professional at the VA and request a preauthorization for acupuncture. You may bring that preauthorization to us or any other acupuncture professional for treatment. An acupuncturist who accepts the preauthorization may not charge you any additional fees for your acupuncture treatment.
More about Acupuncture and the military may be found here.
Quote from MedicineWorld.org: "In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Chicago, scientists will unveil findings that show that acupuncture appears to be an effective therapy for depression during pregnancy."
Researchers at the University of York and the Hull York Medical School in the United Kingdom have found that acupuncture has a significant effect on specific nerve structures.
Quote: "This new study, which was published in Brain Research, indicates that acupuncture has a significant impact on specific neural structures. The study’s authors note that when patients undergo acupuncture treatment, a sensation called deqi can be achieved. An analysis of this response shows that it deactivates areas in the brain that are involved in the processing of pain. Therefore, says Dr. Hugh MacPherson, of the Complementary Medicine Research Group in the University’s Department of Health Sciences, they now have “objective scientific evidence that acupuncture has specific effects within the brain,” and this knowledge will hopefully help researchers better understand how acupuncture works."
But we already knew that, right?
A new study shows acupuncture was as good as drug therapy with Effexor (venlafaxine) at easing hot flashes in breast cancer patients, and it also improved sex drive, energy levels, and clarity of thought.
Not only was it as effective, but when the treatment was discontinued the symptoms where less likely to return.
An overview here at WebMD.
Why spend time rewriting information when someone else has already done a pretty good job for you? We all have busy lives too.
So, here's a great easy to read article posted on Gancao.net. Heck, they even use sports analogies.
Here's the link: gancao.net/theory/comparison-186
Let us know what you think or if you have and questions you'd like addressed.
|A German study has shown that acupuncture decreases itchiness in individuals with atopic (allergic) eczema. The patients received either traditional acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, or no treatment then where exposed to an allergen.Those patients who received traditional acupuncture reported less itchiness. In addition, patients reported that the skin response to the allergen was diminished.|
Link here: www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BL3J320091222
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