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Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Newsletter

Welcome to the our Newsletter where you will find articles that touch on all regions of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including articles that are published by an editor who visited my alma mater.

On Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy is the most common form of facial paralysis. A stroke patient or someone with a brain tumor can have facial paralysis, as opposed to someone with Bell's Palsy, which is caused by a virus or inflammation of the facial nerve.

Acupuncture Stops Carpal Tunnel Wrist Pain, Restores Dexterity

Acupuncture is an effective treatment modality for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Independent investigations confirm that acupuncture is more effective than usual care, including anti-inflammatory medications. Acupuncture successfully alleviates pain, inflammation, numbness, and restores motor dexterity. 

Acupuncture Migraine Relief Found Effective

Researchers find acupuncture effective for the prevention and alleviation of migraine attacks.

Acupuncture Enhances Fertility Treatment, Lowers Adverse Effects

Acupuncture boosts the efficaciou-sness of fertility treatments. Three independent studies confirm that acupuncture increases positive patient outcome rates. Two studies find acupuncture effective for increasing the the efficacy of clomifene for the treatment of infertility due to ovulatory dysfunction. Another study finds acupuncture effective for reducing the adverse effects caused by bromocriptine treatments for hyperprolactinemia related infertility. The study also confirms that acupuncture balances hormone levels. 

Acupuncture: A non-surgical option for weight loss

Daily, we see, smell and are reminded that many edible temptations await. The challenge to maintain a healthy weight is immense. Dr. Hilary Lai of Benefit Acupuncture in Colleyville suggests that acupuncture treatments can help one lose and manage weight.

Acupuncture & Herbs Raise IVF Live Birth Rate

In vitro fertilization (IVF) live birth success rates may increase with traditional Chinese medicine adjuvant care, including both acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Acupuncture gaining acceptance, even at high-tech Lancaster cancer center

The ancient healing art of acupuncture is going mainstream at Lancaster General Health’cancer center and elsewhere in Lancaster County.

Mechanical stimulation shown to repair muscle

Muscle regeneration through mechanical stimulation may one day replace or enhance drug- and cell-based regenerative treatments, according to a new study by a team of engineers and biomedical scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Therapies

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering “therapies that have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most devastating parasitic diseases,” the Nobel committee announced on Monday.

Nobel Prize for Chinese traditional medicine expert who developed malaria cure

Chinese scientist Dr. Tu You You has won the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

On a mission to use traditional Chinese herbal medicine to reduce the number of North Vietnamese troops dying to malaria, Dr. Tuyouyou unearthed a 1,600-year-old recipe using sweet wormwood to form one of the most effective treatments ever discovered for the treatment of malaria.

Acupuncture Today in China: Part I

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series exploring acupuncture care in China. In October, I traveled to Tianjin and Beijing for a glimpse into where acupuncture is headed and what practitioners in the United States can learn from the latest innovative treatments abroad.

Acupuncture Today in China: Part II

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series exploring acupuncture care in China. In October, I traveled to Tianjin and Beijing for a glimpse into where acupuncture is headed and what practitioners in the United States can learn from the latest innovative treatments abroad. This installment examines the TCM educational system in China.

Why Would a Medical Doctor Embrace an Unproven Treatment? The curious case of NAET.

NAET's founder believes that virtually all disease and illness, and even developmental disorders, are caused when the electromagnetic signature of allergens disrupts energy flow within the body.

Acupuncture Today in China: Part III

One of the things I appreciated most about the trip was that it served as a great eye-opener when it came to seeing the differences in care, education and communication in the Far East. Some of the biggest things I was able to take away included; learning how far China has come to preserving the traditions of the masters for TCM professionals to its shortcomings when it came to bridging the gap with the states.

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