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.

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!

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 […]

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 […]

Acupuncture is great at reducing stress. Even the patients who are seeing me  for treatment of other health issues with acupuncture such as infertility report reduced anxiety. One of the first things they often notice is that sleep improves and they experience reduced irritability. They feel more relaxed at work and at home. Even though […]

An American celebrity Carnie Wilson: “Who believes in Acupuncture? I’m treating my Bell’s Palsy with it. IT’S WORKING.” (more on Acupuncture for Bell’s palsy has been recommended for Bell’s Palsy by World Health Organisation since 2002. There were a number of controlled trials which looked into it’s effectiveness. The latest study published in the Canadian […]

Painkillers often will make the headaches worse, a general practitioner from UK warns in the official advise from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice). “Instead of taking these over-the-counter drugs to combat symptoms when they flare up, sufferers should try treatments that help prevent headaches in the first place – including acupuncture” […]


Fertility treatment and especially IVF can be seriously tough and complicated journey. Making the right and informed decisions right at the beginning may save you years of treatment. A minibook “Must-Ask Questions for IVF Newbies” was recommended by one of my patients. This little gem will answer many of your questions and give you ideas […]