Articles on Acupuncture and TCM
Chinese Herbal Tea: History, Health and How to Make it
What is herbal tea?
Known as leung cha, herbal tea is found throughout South China, and tea shops have been a familiar fixture of the Hong Kong landscape for more than a hundred years.
A quick-fix remedy, leung cha is thought to cool "internal heat" and is used to treat a range of health problems. An affordable alternative to doctors since the late 19th century, leung chawas officially selected as one of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage in 2006. Continue Reading>> some of the more typical ingredients and how to prepare.
The New Wall Street Power Lunch? It's Acupuncture
Acupuncture Reduces Breast Cancer Joint Pain
How Does Acupuncture Help Patients with Cancer?
Acupuncture is one of several drug-free options that people with cancer are seeking out to enhance their quality of life during and after treatment.
“We’ve been trying to do different kinds of research to study the different mechanisms of acupuncture,” says Dr. Bao. “Right now, there’s a general consensus that it works by modulation of hormones secreted by the nervous system. When nerves are stimulated, chemicals like endorphins are released in the brain.”
Acupuncture has been shown to improve quality of life for cancer patients by treating certain cancer-related symptoms, post-operative pain, and some side effects of chemotherapy. There’s particularly strong evidence that acupuncture can help manage pain and decrease chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Research also shows that acupuncture helps with insomnia and is effective in treating hot flashes, fatigue, and dry mouth related to radiation. Continue Reading>>
Neuroscientists Discover a Song that Reduces Anxiety
Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.
So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth.
Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health conditions. Continue Reading >>
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Try Acupuncture before Opioids
For the past four years Governor Snyder has recognized the importance of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by proclaiming Oct 24 as "Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Awareness Day."
With increasing numbers of Michigan citizens becoming addicted to opioid painkillers, it is increasingly important that the public be aware of Acupuncture as an effective treatment for chronic pain.
Please join MAAOM in celebrating AOM Day 2017! AOM Day has been observed annually since 2002.
A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that approximately one in ten adults had received acupuncture at least one time and 60% said they would readily consider acupuncture as a potential treatment option. Nearly half (48%) of the individuals surveyed who had received acupuncture reported that they were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment. In addition, one in five (21%) of the total NCCAOM survey respondents reported that they had utilized some other form of Oriental medicine besides acupuncture, such as herbs or bodywork (e.g., shiatsu).
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A Look at the History and Science Behind Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical treatment that's been around for thousands of years. It has become more mainstream over the course of the last twenty years, and in this hour on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Deb van Latenstein who is a licensed acupuncturist at the Acupuncture Wellness Center and Allergy Clinic of Iowa in Des Moines. She says acupuncture isn't magic, and it's easiest to understand if you think about the body about a piece of meat.
"If you've ever cut into a piece of meat, you've encountered that white gristly stuff that kind of stretches. That's fascia, it holds the body in the shape that it's in," she says. "When you put the needle into the body, it's touching that fascia. And the fascia is kind of like a spider web. it has intersections, and when you touch on those intersections, it stimulates more information and signaling to the brain to send more white blood cells to those areas. So actually you can put a needle anywhere in the body, but when you hit certain acupuncture points, you can elicit a better response." Continue to audio conversation with Dr. Nicole Nisly>>
Michigan AG Schuette Requests Coverage for Acupuncture
Michigan AG Schuette Requests Coverage forAcupuncture
In response to the opioid crisis in Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schutte joined 36 other attorneys general in urging the health care industry to promote the use of physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic as an alternative to opioid drugs for pain.
"The undersigned State Attorneys General are sending you this letter to urge America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) to take proactive steps to encourage your members to review their payment and coverage policies and revise them, as necessary and appropriate, to encourage healthcare providers to prioritize non-opioid pain management options over opioid prescriptions for the treatment of chronic, non-cancer pain"
"When patients seek treatment for any of the myriad conditions that cause chronic pain, doctors should be encouraged to explore and prescribe effective non-opioid alternatives, ranging from non-opioid medications (such as NSAIDs) to physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic care." Read the letter here>>
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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