How Acupuncture Treats TMJ and TMD

Temporomandibular disorders refers to a group of conditions that affect the joints of the jaw or the temporomandibular joints. These joints are located bilaterally on the face, in front of the ears and connecting the jaw bone to the skull. These joints are complicated, allowing for movement in multiple directions. For some, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats TMJ and TMD

How Acupuncture Treats side effects of Chemotherapy

A 2018 study published in the World Journal of Acupuncture-Moxibustion looked at the effect of acupuncture treatments on cancer and rectal cancer patients who were experiencing hand-foot syndrome caused by their chemotherapy treatments. Hand-foot syndrome is a known side effect of chemotherapy characterized by redness, swelling, tingling, numbness, itching and pain in the palms of … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats side effects of Chemotherapy

How Acupuncture Can Treat Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the epithelial cells in the body.  Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead … Read moreHow Acupuncture Can Treat Cystic Fibrosis

How Acupuncture Treats Neurological and Pain Issues

Neurological disorders cover a wide swath of health issues. Everything from headaches to seizures, strokes to Alzheimer’s disease, and a whole lot of stuff in between fall under the category of neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 billion people suffer worldwide from some sort of neurological disease or disorder. And depending … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats Neurological and Pain Issues

Acupuncture Relieves Pain and PTSD Symptoms

In April 2019, a team of Italian researchers published a study in Medical Acupuncture that suggests acupuncture may be effective for reducing symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a natural disaster. The research team looked at residents of Amatrice, Italy, were a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in 2016 left nearly 300 people dead and almost … Read moreAcupuncture Relieves Pain and PTSD Symptoms

Acupuncture Beats Morphine for acute Pain Relief

In 2016, the American Journal of Emergency Medicine published a study that looking at the efficacy of acupuncture in managing acute pain for patients in the emergency room when compared to intravenous morphine. The researchers looked at 300 patients who presented to the emergency room with acute onset moderate to severe pain. Half of them … Read moreAcupuncture Beats Morphine for acute Pain Relief

How Acupuncture Treats Stagnation Pain

There are many different types of pain. The most common of them is stagnation-types of pain involving traumatic injury or a palpable-pathogenic process. This is an area where acupuncture and its associated modalities truly shine, treating traumatic injury such as fractures, sprains, infection of tissue and acute pain efficiently and gently. After an acute injury … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats Stagnation Pain

Three Acupuncture Points To Treat Back Pain Without Medication

Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the recurrence … Read moreThree Acupuncture Points To Treat Back Pain Without Medication

How Acupuncture Treats Back Pain by the definition of Yin and Yang

In Chinese medical theory, the most basic distinction between types of pain is whether they are due to ‘deficiency’ or ‘stagnation,’ both at the site of pain and systemically. In this article, we’ll look at what deficiency pain means. Deficiency Pain Deficiency refers to a lack of one or both of Qi and blood. Each … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats Back Pain by the definition of Yin and Yang

How Acupuncture Treatments and Points Treat Sciatic Pain and Symptoms

Sciatica is the pain caused by pressure or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back to the sole of the foot. The irritation can lead to pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve, and it can also create a lack of muscle power to the legs and cause sensations in the legs, … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treatments and Points Treat Sciatic Pain and Symptoms