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5 New Discoveries about how Acupuncture helps Fertility

A number of recent studies focus on how reproductive acupuncture helps fertility and improves IVF success rates. Here is a summary of most important discoveries. Acupuncture perfects the uterine lining It improves the chances of triple-line pattern uterine lining. This kind of lining is much preferred when you’re trying to conceive, as it gives you a higher chance of […]

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*HOW* acupuncture helps depressed patients

Recent research discovered that depression is not only psychiatric condition – it has a physiological manifestation in the brain. Scientists found that depressed patients have higher levels of cytokines. Cytokines are proteins which have an ability switch on inflammation in your body. These proteins can turn the brain into sickness mode – feeling down, lethargic, sleepy. […]

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Post traumatic headache? Acupuncture is recommended.

Why acupuncture is the best option for post-traumatic headaches? US military physicians say it should be recommended to patients because it is: effective, safe, cost-effective, has long lasting benefits. Dr Khusid of Deployment Health Clinical Centre (US Department of Defence) in her study says the current guidelines recommend a symptomatic approach for the three patterns […]

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Insomnia – brain imaging studies show how acupuncture helps

I’ve written about how brain imaging helps to understand how acupuncture works a couple of weeks ago.  Now I stumbled upon a study about acupuncture for insomnia and sleep deprivation. The study was conducted by JiaoTong university in China. They only chose one acupuncture point on a leg, which could be used to treat insomnia. […]

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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 […]

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Acupuncture during preganancy is very safe

Obstetric acupuncture safety is a concern of every pregnant woman, considering the treatment. It’s noteworthy that common medications for pregnancy conditions like anxiety, insomnia, prenatal depression (see antidepressants),  back pain, pelvic pain, headaches and others can lead to permanent harm to developing baby. Fortunately, we have some good studies looking into the subject. Researchers from Kyung Hee University have […]

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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 […]

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Interest in Acupuncture is heating up

The scientific interest in Acupuncture is increasing. I used actual data from pubmed for this graph.  The image shows number of studies on acupuncture from 1996 to 2012.  I’ve excluded data from 2013, as it is still November.