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Category: Western medicine

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back – and Acupuncture

Back Pain People often come in for help with back pain. Some people need just 2 or 3 treatments to help resolve their pain. Some people have very low energy, and this, in combination with their pain, often means that they need to have treatment for a few weeks in order to both help the…
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New Film Alert! An update on the American Healthcare Industry and Complementary Medicine. ESCAPE FIRE!

We just had a big snowstorm here in Madison, but I think we can tell that spring is coming. The snow is melting, the sun is shining. Heck, even the government is getting into it by declaring that Daylight Savings Time shall begin this coming weekend (move your clocks forward!).  What does all of this…
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The Rat Race and Acupuncture

Did you know that rats get stressed? And that acupuncture reduces their stress? It’s true. National Geographic magazine published an article describing how a scientist used one acupuncture point on the little guys and their stress levels (which could be measured by certain chemicals in the body) were less than the rats that did not…
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Don’t lose sleep over this, but sleeping medication and cancer? Seriously?

Did you know that use of sleeping meds is associated with an increased chance of cancer? This is truly amazing news, and it will most likely be awhile before it is really understood. Understand what sleeping medications are we talking about here – virtually every medication for sleep being advertised today, along with a couple…
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Multi-tasking and acupuncture?

Did you know that when you come in for acupuncture, you can actually take care of more than one issue? Some people say, – “You really helped my cold. Can you do anything about my friend’s back pain?” –or- – “I know you helped my cramps; it didn’t occur to me that you could help…
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Some herbal news for bones and osteoporosis

Chinese herbs for your bones? Yes, it’s true. Some Chinese herbal formulas have been found to increase your bone density. And they are good for you! Risks for osteoporosis Who might need to pay attention to their bone strength? These people might – someone who has taken steroids, someone who is post menopausal, someone who…
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Strong Bones – they’re good for you

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a natural way to reduce the risk of osteoporosis AND a way to actually make your bones stronger? Well, there is! Follow these steps and your bones will stay strong and get even stronger than they are now. Foods and Supplements First, there are simple things you can…
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Pain and Drugs and Acupuncture

Terms for today’s blog entry: NSAIDs – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Acupuncture – a non-drug approach to pain management Studies have shown that acupuncture relieves pain! A recent study suggests that use of some pain medication can increase our risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, or death. Sounds like trying acupuncture is a win-win situation.…
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Surgery, acupuncture, and healing

Surgery can be life-saving. It is also a shock to the body, the mind, and the spirit. In some instances, it is a significant trauma. Here are some stories of how acupuncture has worked with surgery. Heart surgery Someone needs to have cardiac surgery, a life-saving procedure, but after the surgery, there is pain. Western…
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Acupuncture and Physical Issues

We are starting a discussion about what acupuncture can help… where to begin?