Acupuncture in cancer study reignites debate about controversial technique

December 15, 2017
Large study suggests acupuncture could help women stick with unpleasant cancer treatments.

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 
J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Dec;35(6):709-17 
By Xiao D. 


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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Complete response to acupuncture therapy in female patients with refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.

June 7, 2017
Ginekol Pol. 2017;88(2):61-67. doi: 10.5603/GP.a2017.0013. 
By Sönmez MG1, Kozanhan B. 

Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain syndrome (IC/BPS) is a considerable issue in urology and gynecology and unfortunately, the treatment options recommended are not fully efficient. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in patients with refractory IC/BPS. 

MATERIAL AND METHODS: 12 refractory I...

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Rewiring the primary somatosensory cortex in carpal tunnel syndrome with acupuncture

May 10, 2017
Brain. 2017 Mar 2. doi: 10.1093/brain/awx015.
By Maeda Y, Kim H, Kettner N, Kim J, Cina S, Malatesta C, Gerber J, et al.,

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy affecting the median nerve at the wrist. Acupuncture is a minimally invasive and conservative therapeutic option, and while rooted in a complex practice ritual, acupuncture overlaps significantly with many conventional peripherally-focused neuromodulatory thera...

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