Acupuncture Reduces Side Effects of Post-Op Pain Killers

Posted February 10, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

In a revealing report on new techniques to reduce the adverse side effects from taking post-operative morphine after surgery, researchers found that using acupuncture before and during an operation cuts a patient's need for the painkillers. … Read More

Acupuncture Saves Money and Time for In Vitro Fertilization Users

Posted February 10, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Good news for couples trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization! A recent Fox News report said that in vitro fertilization, or IVF, is maximized by complementing it with acupuncture treatment. … Read More

Acupuncture for Joint Pain Syndromes

Posted February 04, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Individuals who receive acupuncture for joint pain syndromes experience a significant reduction in the number of tender joints and measurable decrease in joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes, when used in conjunction with disease modifying agents, can provide beneficial pain relief for those with otherwise intractable joint pain. Study findings indicate that acupuncture for joint pain syndromes can be an effective adjunct therapy. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes can be an important element of a multidisciplinary approach to treating joint pain syndromes. Individuals who are treated with acupuncture for joint pain syndromes in addition to routine care often show significant improvements in symptoms and quality of life compared with individuals who receive routine care alone. Within a three month initial acupuncture for joint pain syndromes treatment plan, individuals receiving acupuncture experience less pain and joint stiffness. A balanced, varied diet can also help ease the pain of joint pain syndromes by providing vitamins and minerals that keep joints healthy. Treating joint pain syndromes with acupuncture for joint pain syndromes should be seen as a long-term process, especially if the condition is chronic. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes offers a safe non-drug alternative for individuals who cannot tolerate the currently available non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed to relieve inflammation in joints. Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, including acupuncture for joint pain syndromes and Chinese herbal medicine, are most important when conventional therapies are far from ideal. Most people over 50 show some signs of joint pain syndromes. Joints naturally deteriorate over time, resulting in loss of normal movement. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes treats the specific symptoms that are unique to each individual. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes has been found to be effective at alleviating the pain and inflammation associated with all types of joint pain syndromes. Acupuncture for joint pain syndromes often results in reducing dependence on pharmacotherapy and improves functional ability. For more information about acupuncture for joint pain syndromes call Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician and Homeopath, at (305) 595-9500. For Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy program information ask for Joe Calareso. … Read More

Acupuncture for Headaches and Migraines

Posted February 01, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

When headaches occur more than a few times a month, acupuncture for headaches and migraines treatment is recommended. Chinese herbal formulas prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture for headaches and migraines are effective in maintaining health and preventing headache reoccurrence. Acupuncture improves cerebral circulation, allowing the afflicted area to obtain sufficient blood flow, oxygen and nutrition. … Read More

Acupuncture for Depression

Posted January 31, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Acupuncture for depression targets specific acupuncture points on the body, resulting in a reduction in depressive symptoms. Individuals typically experience reduced depression symptoms and benefit from the mood elevating effect of acupuncture for depression therapy. Acupuncture for depression can alleviate the physical symptoms occurring in conjunction with depression. Insomnia, fatigue and other symptoms of depression can be reduced with acupuncture for depression treatment. Acupuncture for depression can also treat cases of reactive depression due to a medical illness such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue, arthritis, cancer, anemia, and endocrine abnormalities. If you are taking anti-depressants, acupuncture for depression therapy can prescribe Chinese herbal medicine that works synergistically with your medications to address symptoms. An acupuncture health plan may consist of an initial therapy of one to two months of weekly treatments. Acupuncture for depression may also utilize additional Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities such as tai chi energetic exercises and tui na massage therapy in acupuncture for depression therapy plans. Acupuncture for depression can also be utilized as a stand-alone primary treatment modality for depression for those who do not prefer allopathic therapies. Acupuncture for depression is also effective in the treatment of stress-related depression. In conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture for depression can be an effective depression treatment modality that corrects the internal imbalance or root origin of the disease. While acupuncture for depression can resolve depression symptoms, in order to sustain the positive results of treatment your acupuncture physician may recommend diet and lifestyle modifications. Many individuals cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications and seek alternative management therapies, such as acupuncture for depression. Acupuncture for depression is viewed by many individuals as a safe, non-drug option. For more information about acupuncture for depression call Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician and Homeopath at (305) 595-9500. For Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy program information ask for Joe Calareso. … Read More

Acupuncture for Allergies

Posted January 27, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Acupuncture for allergies usually results in less frequent colds, sinus headaches and congestion and increased energy. Improvement in allergy symptoms occurs after the first four to six acupuncture for allergies treatments for perennial or chronic allergy sufferers. Acupuncture for allergies minimizes asthma, fatigue, sinus headache, and other allergic reactions. … Read More

Acupuncture for Fatigue

Posted January 26, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Many symptoms of fatigue respond to acupuncture for fatigue therapy. Acupuncture for fatigue can strengthen a weakened immune system, enhance vital energy, increase lymph circulation, and nourish blood. Acupuncture for fatigue may be utilized as a stand-alone therapy or may be integrated into allopathic treatment for individuals with fatigue. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a combination of acupuncture for fatigue, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, and lifestyle changes to treat fatigue. A series of weekly treatments for four to six weeks is recommended followed by progress assessment, to reduce fatigue levels and increase functional capacity. Various malfunctions in the endocrine, cardiovascular and digestive body systems that may cause fatigue are treatable with acupuncture for fatigue. Acupuncture points chosen during acupuncture for fatigue treatment address the root of the problem, such as qi deficiency, while other selected points reduce occurrence of specific symptoms, such as headache. Your acupuncture physician may recommend an additional series of acupuncture for fatigue treatments to normalize and balance the immune system in cases of chronic fatigue syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the current name for a disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional and neuropsychological complaints. Because there is no known cure, there is no defined therapy for generalized and chronic fatigue. Allopathic medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines and decongestants can reduce the symptoms of fatigue, including diffuse pain and feverishness. Acupuncture for fatigue can work in conjunction with allopathic medications by improving mood and stabilizing disordered sleep cycles. Acupuncture for fatigue utilizes moxibustion to stimulate affected organs from their depleted state while increasing vitality. Acupuncture for fatigue can also treat many of the root origins of fatigue, including stress, insomnia and depression. … Read More

Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

Posted January 15, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Acupuncture

Acupuncture can lower blood pressure, according to a new study released by the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. Findings indicate that acupuncture can help normalize blood pressure –lower pressure when it is elevated or raise pressure when it is too low—and complements treatments for cardiovascular patients. The study found that acupuncture combined with low levels of electrical stimulation can lower elevations in blood pressure by as much as 40 percent. The Center also found once-weekly 30-minute acupuncture sessions will give substantial pressure reductions in three or four weeks. Though drug therapy and healthy lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise and weight loss are typically used to treat high blood pressure, some patients are looking for alternative solutions, such as acupuncture. The Center’s research also found that acupuncture has a slow onset and prolonged effect. If treatments were stopped, the pressure would stay down for another month before rising again over a period of weeks. Acupuncture can become part of a therapeutic long-term health-care regimen for hypertension and other cardiovascular conditions. Acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially those for treating the cardiac system. Acupuncture applied to specific wrist, inner forearm and leg acupoints triggers release of brain opioid chemicals that reduce excitatory cardiovascular system responses. Acupuncture to these specific sites results in heart activity/oxygen intake decrease and lowered blood pressure. Acupuncture can be beneficial for various cardiac ailments. Anti-hypertensive effects of acupuncture are best for treatment of mild or first stage hypertension. Acupuncture works through regulation of the nervous and endocrine systems. Therapy activates central endorphin pathways that elicit decreases in sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure. Acupuncture is especially suitable for hypertensive individuals with existing liver or kidney complications that have low tolerance levels for anti-hypertensive medications. For more information about acupuncture for normalizing blood pressure call Dr. Richard Browne, Acupuncture Physician and Homeopath at (305) 595-9500. For Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy program information ask for Joe Calareso. … Read More

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