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Acupuncture Helps in Reducing Weight Gain

Posted June 09, 2015 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Do you or someone you know have problems with weight gain? If so, did you know acupuncture for weight loss is very effective?  Too little sleep or sleep patterns that are inconsistent with your body’s internal biological clock may lead to increased risk of diabetes and overweight, according to a study by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).  Acupuncture can reduce weight gain risk by re-harmonizing the sleep-wake cycle. It also has a calming effect on the nervous system. … Read More

How to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis with Acupuncture

Posted June 03, 2015 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Do you or anyone you know suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic progressive disease that causes inflammation in the joints. Acupuncture can lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood and synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. Sixty-three RA patients were assigned to receive either manual or electro-acupuncture for a course of ten treatments. Each patient received three courses of treatment. Acupoints were selected from pain-related points (ashi points) and associated yang meridians. … Read More

Try Reducing Stress with Acupuncture

Posted June 01, 2015 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Have you ever thought about trying to reduce stress with acupuncture? Acupuncture biochemically reduces memory loss due to chronic stress, according to a new study. Researchers applied acupuncture at acupuncture point P6 (Neiguan, Inner Pass).  P6 is located near the center of the wrist crease on the anterior surface of the forearm. The researchers measured biochemical and behavioral changes. Results indicated acupuncture stimulation at P6 increased AchE (acetylcholinesterase) chemical reaction activity in the brain. … Read More

Benefits of Acupuncture - Improve sleep & class performance

Posted December 16, 2014 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Did you know that the benefits of acupuncture include improved sleep and cognitive performance?  Acupuncture can improve sleep by regulating the sleep-wake cycle, and has a calming effect on the nervous system.  Sleep can help college students retain and integrate new information to solve problems on a classroom exam, suggests a research study. … Read More

Reducing Diabetes Risk With Diet

Eating more green leafy vegetables can reduce diabetes risk in adults significantly. In the last two decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of individuals developing type 2 diabetes worldwide. Diets high in fruits and vegetables are known to help reduce cancer and heart disease, but the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and diabetes remains unclear, according to a new study led by Patrice Carter at the University of Leicester. In 2002, approximately 86 percent of adults consumed less than the recommended daily portions of fruits and vegetables, with 62 percent consuming less than three portions. Carter and colleagues reviewed six studies involving over 220,000 participants that focused on the links between fruit and vegetable consumption and type 2 diabetes. Results indicate that eating one and a half servings of green leafy vegetables a day reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14 percent. Fruit and vegetables can prevent chronic diseases because of their antioxidant content. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach may also act to reduce type 2 diabetes risk due to their high magnesium content. Types of dark leafy vegetables include: • Romaine lettuce. • Swiss chard. • Bok choy. • Kale. The latest dietary guidelines state the average adult should be consuming about three cups of dark green leafy vegetables every day. The average individual tends to consume only one-third to one-half of that amount. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage therapy for a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Managing Menopausal Hot Flashes With Acupuncture

Women and doctors need to be more aware of the treatment possibilities for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, according to a new report from the International Menopause Society (IMS). As a holistic therapy, acupuncture can safely treat menopausal symptoms by regulating hormone levels. … Read More

Tai Chi Improves Muscle Strength And Cardiovascular Health

Experienced practitioners of tai chi, the traditional Chinese mind-body exercise, have improved expansion and contraction of arteries (arterial compliance) and improved knee strength, according to a recent study. … Read More

Smoking Cessation And Acupuncture

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an announcement and draft guidance which will protect consumers from future false and misleading health claims by the tobacco industry about its tobacco products. As a primary or complementary therapy, acupuncture is a natural, drug-free way to stop smoking. … Read More

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