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Acupuncture Inhibits Scar Formation

Source: Health CMi Researchers discovered that a type of acupuncture, referred to as electroacupuncture, is effective for inhibiting hypertrophic scar formation. Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture wherein an electric current is run between the needles. A hypertrophic scar is a cutaneous condition involving excessive collagen deposits during wound healing. This affects aesthetic appearances more »

Acupuncture Effective for Adrenal Health

Source: CDA Press Many studies have shown that acupuncture has an incredible ability to regulate hormones in the body – in particular, the hormones related to the stress mechanism. The adrenal glands are premier in their hormonal capacity to regulate the stress response in the body and acupuncture has a particularly effective ability to more »

Acupuncture for Stress

Source: Time Magazine Rats who got acupuncture showed fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression than stressed-out rats who didn’t get treatment. Acupuncture may work by targeting the same pathways that stress travels along, according to a new study in rats from Georgetown University Medical Center and published in the journal Endocrinology. Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, more »

Insomnia Vanquished

Source: Health CMi Researchers document that acupuncture and herbs are effective in the relief of insomnia. In a recent finding, investigators have discovered that combining acupuncture and herbs into a comprehensive treatment regimen greatly enhances the total effective rate. Yin Tang and other face acupoints on a woman with red handle needle. The controlled more »

Tell Your Doctor about Acupuncture

Source: NY Times People with chronic back, neck or joint pain commonly seek acupuncture and chiropractic care for relief, but many don’t tell their doctors about it, a new study reports. Researchers said they were surprised to find that of some 6,068 chronic pain patients who responded to a questionnaire, 47 percent reported using more »

Treatment for PTSD

Source: Steamboat Today Post-traumatic stress disorder can be an immense challenge for anyone experiencing it. But studies show relief may come from an unexpected source: acupuncture. Yampa Valley Medical Center’s first free acupuncture clinic for veterans will give all veterans — whether they have experienced PTSD or not — an opportunity to try out more »

Acupuncture Helps Mental Illness

Source: News OK DOVER, Del. (AP) — Sometimes it’s hard for Sandra Bauer to stop shaking. The 56-year-old Dover resident struggles with anxiety that can be hard to control. She takes medication and sees a specialist from Connections Community Support Programs’ Assertive Community Treatment team in Dover every month. Last Tuesday, however, it was more »

Relieving Dizziness and Vertigo

Source: Health CMi Acupuncture is safe and effective for the treatment of dizziness and vertigo for emergency room patients. Subjective and objective measures document significant positive patient outcomes in a recent investigation. Close up of needling. HRV (heart rate variability), Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), and the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) of dizziness and vertigo more »

Acupuncture for Pain

Source: Athens Banner-Herald In 1996, the FDA approved the acupuncture needle as a medical device. Sara Hewitt Kupelian is not your typical medical-surgical nurse. What makes her stand out is that she is also a licensed acupuncturist. “Learning Chinese medicine and acupuncture takes real dedication and devotion,” says Kupelian, a registered nurse for 23 more »

Trying Acupuncture for First Time

Source: Philly Magazine I Tried Acupuncture for the First Time — And I Can’t Wait to Go Back Growing up, I always had a book in my hand. In middle school, I read “A Mango Shaped Space,” by Wendy Mass, and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites. It was about a girl more »

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