Acupuncture Used To Treat Hypertension: Study

Hypertension is also more commonly known as high blood pressure and once diagnosed can be a life long disease that requires medication FOREVER.

However, while acupuncture practitioners know that acupuncture can substantially reduce high blood pressure levels, a new study conducted by the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine shows that acupuncture is in fact an effective treatment to completely regulating high blood pressure. Continue reading

Migraine and Well-Being: Approaches to Migraine Management

I recently attended a hugely successful national seminar entitled:  ‘Migraine and Well-Being: Approaches to Migraine Management’.

The seminar was held in Dublin in association with Migraine Action Week 2012 and was attended by over one hundred people, including lead specialists, acupuncturists, and GPs.

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Acupuncture Improves IVF Success Rate

For a couple trying to conceive, the diagnosis of infertility is often heart-wrenching information that takes an emotional toll, is physically traumatic, and brings financial burdens.

Acupuncture is a successful tool that treats the root cause of infertility, increases in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) success and prepares men and women for pregnancy. Continue reading

Acupuncture Prevents Heart Attacks?

New research concludes that acupuncture improves heart rate variability (HRV). HRV is the variation in time between heart beats and is an index of the body’s ability to maintain control of the heart beat rate and rhythm through vagus nerve activity. Reduced HRV is linked to mortality after myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and diabetic neuropathy. Based on the HRV evidence, the researchers state that acupuncture may synchronize the two branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) – the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Continue reading

Acupuncture IVF Fertility Discovery – New Research

Researchers conclude that acupuncture improves bAcupuncture CEUs Onlineoth the pregnancy and live birth rates of women receiving in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation (IVF-ET). During the investigation, researchers uncovered a biochemical mechanism by which acupuncture Acupuncture for IVFenhances fertility. In addition, the researchers compared successful IVF-ET rates with Chinese medicine differential diagnoses and made an interesting discovery. Continue reading

Acupuncture Relieves Lower Back Pain

A new study (released on of 236 patients published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain concludes that acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for the relief of lower Acupuncture CEUs OnlineAcupuncture at LI4back pain. A total of 14 acupuncture treatments were applied over a period of four weeks in this randomized investigation. The researchers concluded that acupuncture has “beneficial and persistent effectiveness against CLBP (chronic lower back pain).” Continue reading

Acupuncture Research Shows It Works

According to an article released in Technorati toAcupuncture CEUs Onlineday, 30 May 2012, a collaborative investigation between researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore) and the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine concludes that, “Recent clinical trial and systematic review results clearly show acupuncture to be more beneficial than conventional standard care for many pain conditions….”
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Acupuncture May Help People with COPD [Study]

In a recent study published by Reuters, three months of acupuncture improved breathing problems in people with chronic lung disease, in a new study from Japan.

According to one researcher, the benefits seen with the alternative treatment were on par with, or better than, what’s been shown for conventional drugs and exercises used to treat the disease. But the study was small, he added, and more research will be needed to convince doctors and policymakers of acupuncture’s usefulness. Continue reading

12 Reasons to Get Acupuncture

I often get asked why people should go for acupuncture, does it really work and if so what should they go for.

While doing some research the other day I came across this great article which I thought I’d share as it provides answers to many of the every day questions acupuncturists face.

Basically, there has never been a better time to get acupuncture. The reasons are infinite (in our humble, unbiased opinion), but here are 12 of the most compelling motivations for making acupuncture a priority this year.

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What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment

Nice article and personal experience on what to expect at your first Acupuncture Appointment:

When you hear the word acupuncture, what’s the first thought that comes to mind?

If the answer was “needles,” you’re not alone. Anecdotally speaking, it’s pretty common for people to associate the traditional Chinese treatment with the supposedly scary, pointy, painful instrument used to perform the practice. In fact, I was one of them. Continue reading

How Does Acupuncture Work?

In short, there is no widely accepted theory as to how acupuncture works. The traditional Chinese theory holds that the body’s life energy called Qi (pronounced Chee) travels around the body in pathways called meridians. The acupuncturist views illness as an energetic imbalance and is able to influence this imbalance by inserting very fine needles at certain points along these channels called Acupoints. The acupuncturist may also use heat treatment (called Moxibustion) or Cupping in the treatment.

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Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Most people’s experience of needles is that of those used to give injections, take blood etc. Acupuncture needles differ from these hypodermic syringes in that they are much finer and are solid rather than hollow, they are designed to part the skin without cutting the tissues. Sterile stainless steel needles are commonly used with a diameter of between 0.25mm to 0.45mm which is about the thickness of a human hair.

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