Acupuncture for Pain Has Extra Benefit of Sharpening Memory

The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning, and comprehension (cognitive function) starts to deteriorate after age 45, according to research published on bmj.com. … Read More

Acupuncture for Depression, Sleep Disorders, and More

Acupuncture as well as massage can aid in maintaining and optimizing health, whether you are seeking care for an acute or chronic condition or looking for ways to reach health goals. Acupuncture for depression has also been shown to be effective because it promotes relaxation and stress reduction. … Read More

Healing Holistically: Understanding Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine focuses on treatments that address the whole person, rather than treating illness or disease as an isolated incident. Any illness or disease that occurs is viewed as a dysfunction of the person as a whole. The holistic physician takes into consideration physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual, or lifestyle factors that may be contributors or causes of ill health. … Read More

Exploring New Uses: Acupuncture for Depression, Sleep Apnea

For individuals experiencing depression, acupuncture can stabilize moods and combat stress-induced fatigue. Acupuncture also can be utilized as a primary or complementary therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and many other sleep disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its symptoms are associated with depression, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … Read More

Exploring Japanese Massage and the Benefits of Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage, a form of Oriental therapy based on traditional Chinese medicine principles and Japanese massage therapy traditions, is growing in popularity. The reason for this is that it can be used to treat several health conditions and ailments, including: … Read More

Improving Mainstream Care With Acupuncture

According to the JAMA Archives of Internal Medicine, there are many ways to make mainstream health care more efficient: Limiting the prescribing of antibiotics for certain respiratory infections, avoiding imaging for low-back pain and osteoporosis screening, and not ordering cardiac screening tests in low-risk patients. … Read More

What You Can Expect From Careers in Oriental Medicine

Those who are interested in a career in Oriental medicine are often pursuing this growing field because it offers flexibility. But there's a lot more you should know about this growing field if you're thinking about pursuing a career in it. Here are few things you should know from the perspective of an experienced Oriental medicine professional: … Read More

Accredited Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Schools

There are presently 54 schools, accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (ACAOM) for potential students of acupuncture and Oriental medicine to choose from. By attending accredited schools, students receive training that enables them to become licensed and legally practice in the majority of states. … 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

Acupuncture and Weight

There has not been significant change in the prevalence of overweight in the U.S., with data from 2009-2010 indicating that about one in three adults and one in six children and teens are obese; however, there have been increases in certain demographics, according to two JAMA studies. As a holistic therapy, acupuncture effectively addresses both the psychological and physical aspects of weight loss. … Read More

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