British government is considering adding Chinese herbs to offerings from the National Health Service. However, patients must get over their bias against unfamiliar tasting flavors found in herbs.
Specific combination of acupuncture points in the ear has been shown to be effective in supporting weight loss in individual with BMI over 23. Needles were retained in the ear between treatments.
Three common misunderstandings about acupuncture are explained.
The prestigious Cleveland Clinic has opened a Chinese Herb clinic in association with its integrative medicine services. The sources of Chinese herbs have been found to be very good, so the herbs are considered safe. Patients are supervised by a physician and herbs are prescribed according to traditional Chinese standards by a professional Chinese herbalist. American acupuncture schools regularly train clinicians to prescribe Chinese herbal formulas.
Research in China shows that acupuncture improves recovery from appendix removal surgery. It helps intestinal function return to normal, helps with pain, and assists patients in getting back to normal faster.