On This Page I will Be posting the most recent and best stories I can find on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
O.K. Stop the presses. ABC has recently come to the conclusion that “Acupuncture May Actually Work for Pain After all”. Well, I for one am glad to know that generations of Chinese physicians have not been wasting their time for 5,000 years! What a jaw dropper! In all seriousness, these are the type of begrudging acknowledgements we can expect to receive from mainstream medicine for awhile – until the glass ceiling breaks – until it is a well accepted fact across the board that acupuncture is one of the best natural treatments for many types of physical ailments including most types of pain. Here is the full story:
A Japanese study has recently found the acupuncture can be an effective treatment for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease): as, if not more, effective than conventional drug therapy. Please see the full article here:
5-1-2012 Here is another article on the same study that talks about acupuncture improving quality of life in the elderly by improving muscle mass: http://www.asianscientist.com/in-the-lab/japanese-study-acupuncture-muscle-loss-2012/
New Research shows that Acupuncture is helpful for reversing muscle atrophy – 4-25-2012
Acupuncture appears useful for Obesity, study shows 4-19-2012
Researchers from Shantin University in Hong Kong recently published research that shows acupuncture is effective in treating obesity. Read the full article here:
Acupuncture for Sciatic Pain due to Piriformis Syndrome 4-09-12
Please see my new article on acupuncture for sciatic pain due to Piriformis Syndrome here http://acupuncture-santa-cruz.com/acupuncture/acupuncture-for-sciatic-pain-due-to-piriformis-syndrome/
Acupuncture for Pets 4-04-12
Here is a nice article I came across that discusses veterinary acupuncture, which is becoming more and more popular. Manhattan Local News
Acupuncture Helps Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy 12-07-11
Here’s the link to an article about a fantastic study that was recently conducted by Sven Schroeder, Ph.D., from the HanseMerkur Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University Medical Center in Hamburg, Germany: http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/25131
Acupuncture Safe for Children 11-22-11
According to a small study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta at Edmonton and published in the Journal of Pediatrics, acupuncture is safe for children when administered by a qualified practitioner. Here is the link: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2011/11/21/acupuncture-generally-safe-for-children-says-study/
Acupuncture Helps with Hockey Star’s Headaches 11-19-11
Here is a great article that talks about how one young hockey player found relief from his headaches using acupuncture.
New Iphone App for Acupuncturists 11-13-11
Apparently even acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine are going high tech. There is a new app for the I phone and I pad that has an intuitive user interface with Peter Deadman’s well written book A Manual of Acupuncture.
Terry M. Chen, L.Ac.
Open Sky Acupuncture – Eugene, OR.