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Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medically unexplained syndrome affecting the muscles and connective tissues. Currently, the disease affects as many as 12 million Americans and has been reported two times as prevalent in deployed veterans. Acupuncture may be helpful as an adjunctive therapy for fibromyalgia. “Agonizing pain, debilitating fatigue, joint stiffness, and sleep deprivation—you name it and I felt it,” says U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead, the first female West Point graduate in U.S. history to command at the strategic level in Iraq and Afghanistan. Halstead decided to retire after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. “There I was in Iraq, responsible for over 20,000 military men and women, and I privately struggled to physically keep myself going.” Initially, Halstead was prescribed every drug imaginable, though the pills only masked the pain and resulted in a spiral of reactions affecting her psychological and physical health. She discovered that chiropractic treatment improved joint motion, reducing and in some cases eliminating the pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. In addition to chiropractic treatment, acupuncture can be a viable option for the treatment of fibromyalgia that can positively impact overall wellness and health. Acupuncture treatment is tailored to your individual constitution and fibromyalgia syndrome pattern. Benefits of acupuncture: … Read More

Acupuncture for Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder associated with difficulty falling or staying asleep, and is such a common problem that sleep aids are more widely used than ever. Acupuncture can be utilized as a primary or complementary therapy for the treatment of acute and chronic insomnia. … Read More

Preparing For Health Care Reform

Patient demand for care from safety-net providers (such as community health centers and public hospitals) in Massachusetts has increased, even though the number of patients with health insurance also increased following the state’s passage of health care reform, according to a report in JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine. … Read More

Lowering Blood Pressure With Acupuncture

High blood pressure is often treated with lifestyle recommendations associated with diet, exercise and weight loss in combination with drug therapy. However, some individuals seek out alternative therapies due to an inability to enact healthy lifestyle changes or who continue to experience high blood pressure although they lead a healthy lifestyle. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy which can effectively regulate blood pressure. … Read More

Benefits Of Acupuncture For Infertility

Acupuncture can be beneficial in the treatment of many infertility-related conditions including: Uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance, amenorrhea, recurrent miscarriage, and endometriosis. Acupuncture improves ovarian function by regulating the endocrine system, which aids in stabilizing hormone levels. … Read More

Herbal Medicine: A Holistic Alternative

Herbal medicine, also called phytomedicine, utilizes a plant’s flowers, leaves, bark, berries, and roots for medical purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside of allopathic medicine. It continues to become more mainstream as research shows the value of herbal medicine in disease prevention and treatment. … Read More

Pilates For Health

Posted September 19, 2011 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Health & Fitness, Pilates, Pilates For Health

Although well-known since the 1920’s in the dance world, the Pilates Method is a low-impact fitness method now accessible to the general public nationwide. Using Pilates for health is viable for any individual—from someone who is primarily sedentary to weekend warrior to professional athlete. … Read More

Integrative Therapies For Wellness

Integrative and mind/body therapies can be effective in pain management for patients. Integrative medicine emphasizes a full range of personalized healthy lifestyle approaches that tend to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. … Read More

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