Category: Acupuncture

New Lung Cancer Guidelines Point to Benefits of Acupuncture

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments | 116 views
New Lung Cancer Guidelines Point to Benefits of Acupuncture

New Lung Cancer Guidelines Point to Benefits of Acupuncture
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
Acupuncture is now officially recommended for lung cancer patients experiencing fatigue, dyspnea, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or to soothe symptoms of pain or nausea and vomiting.

Evidence-based guidelines published by the American College of Chest Physicians in September recommend acupuncture for lung cancer patients experiencing fatigue, dyspnea, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or to sooth

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Tai Chi Effective Addition to Immunity Against Shingles, New Study Finds

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Tai Chi Effective Addition to Immunity Against Shingles, New Study Finds

Tai Chi Effective Addition to Immunity Against Shingles, New Study Finds
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
Older adults at risk of shingles may get as much immunity to the varicella-zoster virus (VCV) as the VCV vaccine provides by adding tai chi, the ancient Chinese exercise system, to their exercise program. But the new study from the National Institutes of Health also reports that tai chi appears to significantly increase the effectiveness of the varicella vaccine, as well, giving even greater

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Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help

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Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help

Women's Health Concerns and How Acupuncture Can Help
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

The biggest threats to women's health are often preventable. Oriental medicine has always addressed the special needs of women throughout their lives and many health issues women face respond extremely well to acupuncture treatments. Taking small steps to improve your health can make a difference.

The top health concerns affecting women and how acupuncture can help are:

 

Cardiova

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Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments

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Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments

Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM
Acupuncture provides significant reductions in pain, dry mouth and shoulder dysfunction for patients after head or neck cancer surgery, according to a clinical study released at the 2008 meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology this month.

Neck dissection, or remov

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Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Treating Diabetes with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac., MSOM

It is estimated that 25.8 million men, women and children in the United States have diabetes.  Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the risk for death is approximately twice that of

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Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summer and Traditional Chinese Medicine
By: Andrew Pacholyk, L.Ac.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we have a healing methodology called the 5 Phases (Elements). Summer is ruled by the Fire element and is expressed in nature as well as in the body. Growth, joy and spiritual awareness between the heart and mind are the focus during this season. Summer-heat belongs to t

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Acupuncture and ADHD

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Acupuncture and ADHD

Acupuncture and ADHD
By: Diane Joswick, L.Ac.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral conditions among children. In the United States alone, approximately 4.5 million children between the ages of 5-17 years old are diagnosed with ADHD each year. Research indicates that when treating ADHD, a multidisciplinary approach is most effective; combining behavioral therapy, exercise, dietary changes and medication. Now acupuncture can be added as one of

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Treating Candidiasis

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Treating Candidiasis

Treating Candidiasis
By: Dr. Laura Mann, O.M.D., L.Ac., M.H.

Candida... The Cause of Your Health Problems?

The term Candida refers to a type of yeast. We've all heard the term yeast and most of us associate it with the yeast used for cooking and the aroma of fresh baked bread or even a refreshing glass of beer or wine.

Candida organisms pervade our surroundings. They can be found in our air, in our clothing, in warm, moist rooms such as bathrooms, in the books in our librar

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The Chinese Heart

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The Chinese Heart

The Chinese Heart
By: Lynn Jaffee, LAc, Dipl. OM, MaOM

Are you ready to tap into the health secrets that have been curing people  for thousands of years?

Those secrets are the ancient healing system that is Chinese medicine, and the doorway to that medicine now exists through the book,  Simple Steps:  The Chinese Way to Better Health.

Simple Steps is written for anyone who has ever wondered whether there is a different path to good health other

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Pediatric Acupuncture Healing as a Family

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Pediatric Acupuncture  Healing as a Family

Pediatric Acupuncture: Healing as a Family
By: Sam Gaines, Staff Writer
Treating a child with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapies presents its own challenges and rewards. As Oriental medicine specialist Mitch Lehman points out, among the latter is the deep satisfaction of bringing families together to experience the power of childhood healing firsthand.

Some are sick. Some are gravely ill. Some are scared. Some are not only unafraid, but they’re quick to allay the fears of t

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