Acupuncture for Loss of Smell

May 22, 2019
58-year-old Mr Kanp is from Germany. He was on holiday in our area and staying with a friend. When he complained about his loss of sense of smell, his friend recommended he come to see me. He told me that five months ago he had a very bad cold and took antibiotics for it. After that he lost part of sense of smell. He could only sense a strange, unfamiliar smell when some odours were very strong. His throat felt uncomfortable and his taste was also affected. Doctors were not sure what caused this and couldn't help. He was a tall and fit man, and I didn't find anything special when checked his tongue and pulse. As he could only have one session with me before going back home, I told him I wasn't confident about the result, but he still wanted to give it a try.  I applied electro-acupuncture in his head, neck and back, combined with moxabustion and cupping. After the treatment he felt relaxed and said he would go back to Germany and find a practitioner nearby to try more sessions. A few days later I was told by Mr Kanp's friend whom he stayed with that his sense of smell has come back after my treatment. He was so excited and sent his friend quite a few text messages about the amazing result.       
 

Effects of Acupuncture Treatment on Fibromyalgia Symptoms, Serotonin, and Substance P Levels: A Randomized Sham and Placebo - Controlled Clinical Trial

April 29, 2019
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29220534
Pain Med. 2018 Mar 1;19(3):615-628. 

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of acupuncture treatment on serum levels of serotonin and substance P (SP) as well as on clinical parameters in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).


METHODS:
This is a randomized controlled clinical trial. Seventy-five women with FM were randomized into one of three kinds of acupuncture treatment: real acupuncture group (AcG), sham acupuncture group (Sh...

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Can acupuncture help menopause symptoms?

March 14, 2019
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47279032?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c340r94dll5t/acupuncture&link_location=live-reporting-story

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Acupuncture for Diarrhoea

January 14, 2019
Jacob, a 25-year-old sports therapist had suffered from diarrhoea for 10  
months. He woke up in the morning with a abdominal ache and had to go to  
the toilet 6-7 times then go again 1-2 times in the evening. He  
also got diarrhoea after doing exercise or drinking water. His tummy  
ache seemed to start from the right lower part of his abdomen and travel  
to the left side, where the urgency of going to toilet was triggered.  He suffered from chronic lower back pain in the past and it was aggra...

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Acupuncture's Role in Solving the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence, Cost- Effectiveness, and Care Availability for Acupuncture as a Primary, Non-Pharmacologic Method for Pain Relief and Management- White Paper 2017.

November 8, 2018

Abstract
The United States (U.S.) is facing a national opioid epidemic, and medical systems are in need of non-pharmacologic strategies that can be employed to decrease the public's opioid dependence. Acupuncture has emerged as a powerful, evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and available treatment modality suitable to meeting this need. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for the management of numerous types of pain conditions, and mechanis...

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Acupuncture for Cough

August 17, 2018
34-year-old Sharon had a bad cough for over 2 months. She'd actually had a similar sinario 2 years ago, which lasted 4 months. This time, after a cold, it kept on and on again, bothering her day and night. It was a dry cough, which could be triggered by change of temperature, speaking or unknown reason. Sometimes it could be a paroxysmal spasmodic fit. It was her physiotherapist who noticed her stubborn problem then recommended she come to see me. At the time, I wasn't feeling too confident a...
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