Acupuncture activates sciatic nerve, controls systemic inflammation, and rescues mice from polymicrobial peritonitis.

Dopamine Mediates the Vagal Modulation of the Immune System by Electroacupuncture Rafael Torres-Rosas1,2,3, Ghassan Yehia1, Geber Peña1, Priya Mishra1, Maria del Rocio Thompson-Bonilla1,4, Mario Adán Moreno-Eutimio5, Lourdes Andrea Arriaga-Pizano2, Armando Isibasi2, and Luis Ulloa1,6 Nat Med. 2014 March ; 20(3): 291–295. doi:10.1038/nm.3479. Abstract: Previous anti-inflammatory strategies against sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals, … Read more…

Acupuncture: The Key and Future of High Sports Performance

Acupuncture: The Key and Future of High Sports Performance BY NEIL MAKI, MS, DAOM, LAC, AcupunctureToday Acupuncture is commonly utilized in the intervention of pain and has also been gaining popularity in sports medicine. Athletes are treated with acupuncture for the relief of soft tissue injuries such as sprains, muscle strains, and tendonitis. The recovery … Read more…

Acupuncture Plus Herbs Beat Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain

Acupuncture Plus Herbs Beat Ibuprofen For Menstrual Pain   Acupuncture and herbs outperform ibuprofen for menstrual pain relief. Jiangxi Maternal Health Hospital researchers conducted a controlled clinical trial comparing the effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine versus ibuprofen for the relief of menstrual related abdominal and lumbosacral pain. Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbal medicine … Read more…

Extraordinary Chinese Medicine

Extraordinary Chinese Medicine By Thomas Richardson, LAc Editor’s Note: This article is taken from the conclusion of the recently released book, “Extraordinary Chinese Medicine: The Extraordinary Vessels, Extraordinary Organs, and the Art of Being Human,” published by Singing Dragon. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.” – Hippocrates … Read more…

Acupuncture Is Effective for TMJ

Study Shows Acupuncture Effective for TMJ By: Acufinder Editorial Staff Acupuncture Effective for TMJ Patients suffering TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) can find relief from acupuncture.  Research conducted at the Ribeirão Preto Dental School, São Paulo University in Brazil, found that after 3 months of acupuncture, patients with TMJ experienced significantly less pain, increased strength of … Read more…

Calming the Disturbed Meridians: A Way to Treat “Phantom” Pain

Calming the Disturbed Meridians: A Way to Treat “Phantom” Pain By Pamela E. Ferguson, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA and GSD-CI, LMT (TX) From Acupuncture Today Margot J. was advised by her oncologist to talk to a psychiatrist about her post-mastectomy phantom pain. Instead, her friends sent her to me. Interesting situation—she’d recently experienced a double … Read more…

Study Supports Using Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief

Study Supports Using Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief By: Vanessa Vogel Batt L.Ac., MSTOM The British Columbia Medical Journal (BCMJ) published a revealing study investigating the effectiveness of using acupuncture plus counseling to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia. The article entitled “Treatment of fibromyalgia with acupuncture and counseling,” details the methods and results of the scientific … Read more…

Study Shows Acupuncture is Effective for Treating Parkinsons Disease

Study Shows Acupuncture is Effective for Treating Parkinsons Disease By: Vanessa Vogel Batt L.Ac., MSTOM A 2017 study showed promising results for the use of acupuncture to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Results were published in the journal Medicine (Baltimore) under the title “Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on Parkinson disease.”  The conventional treatment for … Read more…

Acupuncture MRI Results After Ischemic Stroke

Acupuncture MRI Results After Ischemic Stroke Acupuncture regulates brain regions for ischemic stroke patients. Southern Medical University researchers gathered MRI data in a controlled clinical trial consisting of both healthy subjects and patients suffering from ischemic stroke. In a controlled human clinical trial, Waiguan (TB5) applied unilaterally to the right arm produced significant MRI findings. … Read more…

Breaking Acupuncture News: Study Shows Acupuncture is Effective for Treating Parkinsons Disease

Study Shows Acupuncture is Effective for Treating Parkinsons Disease By: Vanessa Vogel Batt L.Ac., MSTOM A 2017 study showed promising results for the use of acupuncture to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Results were published in the journal Medicine (Baltimore) under the title “Clinical effectiveness of acupuncture on Parkinson disease.”  The conventional treatment for … Read more…