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How Electroacupuncture Helps Decrease Pain

A 2017 study from researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine helps to show how electroacupuncture can stimulate tissue repair after an injury and relieve pain through a specific neurological mechanism. Over 40 scientists at research institutions in the United States and South Korea collaborated on the study. Through a series of tests, first […]

How Well Does Acupuncture Help Sciatic Pain?

In our experience treating 248 sciatica patients thus far, 128 of 248 patients reported significant pain relief from just 1 single acupuncture treatment!  The remaining patients needed between 4 to 10 treatments to achieve significant pain relief, however all 248 patients did eventually achieve significant relief.  Without prescription drugs or harmful chemicals. (Click for larger […]

New research might help explain how acupuncture works

One of the theories scientists have held for many years as to why acupuncture works to alleviate chronic pain and other ailments is called the Vascular-Interstitial Theory. This theory describes the idea that acupuncture works by affecting the electrical system of the body, the network of currents conducted by our cells. Electricity is vital for […]

5 myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now

Acupuncture is part of a medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for nearly 3,000 years. The practice uses hair-thin needles to stimulate acupressure points, specific points on the body that regulate the flow of energy through pathways called meridians. The free and balanced flow of this energy, or Qi, […]

How Deeper Acupuncture channels Treat Deeper ailments of Pain, Migraines and Headaches

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine also treat deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. If you think of the primary acupuncture meridian as rivers of energy and blood within the body, then the Extraordinary Vessels […]

How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Can Help Menstrual Pain (Dysmenorrhea)

A study published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies looked at the efficacy of acupuncture to control the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea. The study examined 60 women who were split into two different groups: the study group or the control group. The women in the study group received acupuncture for 15 days per […]

Yoga, Stretches And Acupuncture That Help Treat Back Pain

Acupoints along the Du Mai meridian (located on the spine) are often leveraged to increase back and spine strength and alleviate pain associated with bulging discs and arthritis. In between your acupuncture appointments, there are many simple stretches and poses that our acupuncturists at Balance Within in Encino will give you to keep your treatment […]

Acupuncture Can Treat Back Pain

Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will 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 […]

Research On How Acupuncture Treats Pain and Back Pain

A study published in the British Medical Journal examined how acupuncture can be beneficial for low back pain. The researchers split 241 people into two groups. One group received acupuncture treatments and the other group only received conventional treatments for pain. Over the course of the two-year study, researchers found that those participants receiving acupuncture […]

How Acupuncture Can Treat Injuries and Pain

ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP DECREASE AND TREAT YOUR INJURIES AND PAIN!! In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in 2008 that looked […]

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