Acupuncture – how it works

“Does acupuncture work” – asked an orthopedic surgeon, whom I met at a social gathering. I told him there were numerous studies to show it did, and as example mentioned a new study published in the current issue of Nature magazine. “Of forty mice with induced sepsis, all 20, who received acupuncture lived. Another 20 received […]


Acupuncture during preganancy is very safe

Researchers from Kyung Hee University have looked into the safety of acupuncture during pregnancy. They found that adverse events associated with post-partum acupuncture are very mild and transient. Serious adverse events are very rare. Furthermore, after analysis of data from 25 studies, the researchers found these adverse events to be unlikely to be caused by the […]


Ultimate guide to quickest effective workout

I’ve been asked by my acupuncture patients about keeping fit and role of short workouts so many times, I’ve decided to write about it. You’ll be pleased to learn, a short exercise routine can produce health benefits similar to a long workout at a gym. Yes, just minutes of discomfort will develop appreciable health gains […]


Run Forrest, run!

No. Forrest Gump’s mother haven’t thought of him having acupuncture for his legs. But the movie advertised my services in another way. In one of the scenes, a poster in the window says: Use Vitalis! Ok, a more serious post next time. I promise!


Acupuncture and Herbs for Menopausal Hot Flushes

I have written about menopausal hot flushes before. My observation was that the combination of acupuncture and herbal formula was the most effective way to treat menopausal symptoms including the hot flushes. The latest issue of Menopause (peer reviewed American journal) has published a new study comparing effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment for […]

Brain mapping like the White Matter fibers map in the picture can be used to design transcranial therapy or cranial electro-acupuncture tretments.

Transcranial current stimulation

There are a number of new studies on transcranial direct current stimulation and on transcranial magnetic stimulation. The newly discovered benefits of these therapies include pain relief, treatment for major depression, cognitive enhancement (including speeding up learning, creativity enhancement, and improving mathematical abilities, etc.). Are these new transcranial therapies really novel? The treatment seems to […]