Acupuncture for IBS

April 4, 2018

33-year-old Vicki had suffered from tummy aches for many years. She was diagnosed with IBS when she was 18. Quite often, especially when she felt anxious or stressed, there was a crampy ache in her abdomen mostly on the left side. Her stools could be either loose or dry. She would feel lethargic. She also had cold hands and feet. Since none of the medicines could help, she decided to try acupuncture. In the first session, I used some points in her tummy and legs. Moxabustion was combined with needling. She felt very relaxed after the treatment, and her stomach was calmer. In the second session I used some points on her back. Again she felt very good. Since then she didn't have a problem for two months until she took some antibiotics for a leg inflammation. Her symptoms came back, so she visited me again. I did the same treatment as last time and she felt better instantly. She was fine for a long time after this session.   

 

Acupuncture in Patients with Allergic Asthma: A Randomized Pragmatic Trial

February 7, 2018
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28287818 J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0357. 
By Brinkhaus B, Roll S, Jena S, Icke K, Adam D, Binting S, Lotz F, et al., 

Abstract
 
BACKGROUND: 
Although the available evidence is insufficient, acupuncture is used in patients suffering from chronic asthma. The aim of this pragmatic study was to investigate the effectiveness of acupuncture in addition to routine care in patients with allergic asthma compared to treatment with routin...

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Acupuncture in cancer study reignites debate about controversial technique

December 15, 2017
Large study suggests acupuncture could help women stick with unpleasant cancer treatments.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-08309-y

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Acupuncture For Endometriosis - Case 2

October 23, 2017
36-year-old Paula had been suffering from severe period pain for three years. It all started after a miscarriage which happened when she was 9 weeks pregnant. Her menstrual cycles were fairly regular, but the blood was dark and clotty. An excruciating pain in her lower abdomen and back would start a week before and last until a week after the period. Her ribs could ache as well. The pain made her feel sick and lethargic. She had not been able to conceive again since the miscarriage, although ...

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Acupuncture For Bedwetting

September 22, 2017

Recently, a patient who sees me regularly told me that her seven-year-old daughter Annie had developed bedwetting for a while. She was wet every night and got quite embarrassed. The mum wondered if it was to do with stress, as Annie had started getting homework from school and she is the kind of child who wants to do her best. I told her that it's hard to pinpoint what causes this quite common condition, but according to my experience, acupuncture can be very effective in treating it. A few h...


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Acupuncture for Parkinson's Disease: a review of clinical, animal, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies.

August 21, 2017
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26742319 
J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Dec;35(6):709-17 
By Xiao D. 

Abstract

Acupuncture has been commonly used as an adjuvant therapy or monotherapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease in China and in other countries. Animal studies have consistently show that this treatment is both neuroprotective, protecting dopaminergic neurons from degeneration and also restorative, restoring tyrosine hydroxylase positive dopaminergic terminals in striatum, resulting in imp...

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