Articles on Acupuncture and TCM
FDA Suggests Doctors Learn About Acupuncture for Pain Management
Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials.
The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.
NIH Review Finds Nondrug Approaches Effective for Treatment of Common Pain Conditions
Understanding the Heart of Chinese Medicine
Emotional balance is important for good heart health.
Modern people typically believe that the brain rules the body. But according to ancient Chinese doctors, the heart is in charge. In traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is considered the emperor of the body. It sets the tone and direction for the rest of the organ systems to follow.
What did they see in the heart that qualified its leadership? A sense of spirit. While ancient Chinese doctors understood that the heart was an organ that moved blood through the body, this was a minor detail in the grand scheme of things. They paid little attention to the physical heart and focused almost exclusively on its spirit, known as “shen.
Shen can seem like a wild idea in comparison to the conventional concept of the heart in modern medicine—that of a glorified pump, vital but mostly mechanical. Yet recent research is coming to see the heart as more of a thinking, feeling organ. Continue Reading >>
Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes for Half of Women, Study Finds
Science Appears to Validate the Existence of Acupuncture
Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study
Acupuncture Relieves Pain in Largest Study of Treatment
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese therapy that inserts needles into the body, reduced back and neck pain, arthritis and headaches, according to the largest analysis of the treatment. Data compiled from 29 studies of almost 18,000 people found that acupuncture was better at relieving pain than not having the treatment at all or undergoing a sham procedure, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine today.
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Decoding an Ancient Therapy
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