Tag: Acupuncture

Conditions & Treatment

Asthma Sufferers: Try Acupuncture for a Breath of Relief

The effects can be long-lasting. Do you suffer from asthma? You might want to give my treatments a try. I use a number of time-honored points and then some culled from the various studies that have been completed over the years to get maximum results. And the results can be quite impressive, as you see…

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Medical Research

Editorial: Neural Substrates of Acupuncture: From Peripheral to Central Nervous System Mechanisms

This editorial article summarized recent acupuncture research found. It came up on my feed because of Vitaly Napadow, friend of blog. He’s branched out so much in his research, I’m glad to see him still intimately involved in acupuncture issues. Vitaly Napadow,1,* Florian Beissner,2 Yiwen Lin,3 Younbyoung Chae,4 and Richard E. Harris5 Author information Article…

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Case Studies

Stress Reduction: St.Jo. Edition Tales from the Clinic

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] This is data from a new patient who presents with a few conditions, bladder irritability and anxiety among others.     This is the data from her first four visits. As you can see it shows (with the exception of the second visit) a decrease during treatment…

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Medical Research

Manual acupuncture relieves bile acid-induced itch in mice: the role of microglia and TNF-α.

I’ve linked to this abstract because it uses a formula I use for allergic rhinitis, LI 11 and LI4 with 100Hz electroacupuncture.  I referenced the formula here.  Interestingly, 36St does not have an effect. Int J Med Sci. 2018 Jun 13;15(9):953-960. doi: 10.7150/ijms.24146. eCollection 2018. Manual acupuncture relieves bile acid-induced itch in mice: the role…

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Case Studies

Clinical Case Intractable Migraine and HRV

This data is from a young patient with intractable daily migraines for 1 1/2 years.  She has tried any and all treatments.  Drugs from betablockers, to anti-Alzheimer, to anti-depressants, to tryptans.  Chiropractic, acupuncture… Everything.  She came in for consulation and treatment and in the end decided to continue with what she was doing rather than…

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Acupuncture for Pets: Not Placebo

Pet Talk: Acupuncture—to believe or not to believe? This veterinarian is unapologetic about using acupuncture and describes the science behind it. “My response to the non-believers: “Do you believe in Ibuprofen?” I have great news for believers and non-believers alike. I can confidently say acupuncture is not a belief system. We don’t have to pray…

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Who Doesn’t Love Animal Acupuncture?

Report from the BBC on animal acupuncture.  Great photos and information!

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Case Studies

Clinical Case Studies: PMS and Harris Protocol Ja.Le.

  I’ve written about Dr. Richard Harris’ protocol for chemotherapy fatigue.  I have been experimenting a bit to see if what effect the protocol done with needles has on patients. This case study is of a patient who is in her late 40/50’s and approaching menopause and has incredible mood swings with PMS.  Acupuncture helps her unlike…

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Case Studies

Poster Society for Acupuncture Research 2017. Resilience and Results

Here is a link to to my poster in pdf form.  Nothing really new to blog readers, but wanted to post it for, uh, “poster-ity”? SAR Poster 2017 Resilience and Results                  

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Health & Fitness

Acupuncture decreases competitive anxiety prior to a competition in young athletes: a randomized controlled trial pilot study.

This study looks at anxiety before competition and finds that acupuncture can help to mitigate it.  They use skin conductance as a physiological measure.  This concept of prevention of psychologic or physiologic distress is of great interest to me.  My hunch is that this is what underlies acupuncture effectiveness for migraine, allergy and other immune…

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